The Kate Pierson Muppet was the back-up singer in the song "Furry Happy Monsters" on Sesame Street.
The real Kate Pierson is the lead singer of the band The B-52s. She collaborated with R.E.M. on "Shiny Happy People," the song spoofed by "Furry Happy Monsters".
- The character was erroneously referred to as "Kate Monster" in a profile on CTW.org. Ironically, D'Abruzzo would go on to play a character named Kate Monster in Avenue Q.
- Kate Pierson was also spoofed as a lobster in "Rock Lobster".
- ↑ CTW.org: R.E.M. Rocks Sesame Street! (archive link)