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Herry Monster in the Monster Hall of Fame.

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Ernie and Bert talking to the Loch Ness Monster.

The Loch Ness Monster is a mythical creature that is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Often referred to as Nessie, the monster has held popular culture interest and belief since 1933.

Sesame Appearances

  • In Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, Bert and Ernie are visiting Scotland, when a passing women tells them the story of the Loch Ness Monster. Ernie borrows the lady's bagpipes and camera and sets out into the lake to take Nessie's picture.
  • The Loch Ness Monster is a member of the Monster Hall of Fame as shown in the story of the same name in Monsters, Monsters!

Creature Shop

  • The 1996 film Loch Ness starring Ted Danson featured creature effects by the Jim Henson Creature Shop. "Nessie" in that movie was created primarily with waldo-based computer manipulation, and a physical animatronic for some shots, while the plot relied heavily on the legends and the interest of curiosity seekers, obsessed hunters, and academics in the creature. Robert Tygner supervised the performance puppetry, while Mak Wilson served as the lead puppeteer for the monster.
  • While not based directly on the Loch Ness Monster, the film Mee-Shee: The Water Giant took its inspiration from the Canadian myth of a water monster known as the Ogopogo, which is very similar to the legend of Loch Ness.

References

  • In a 1976 Saturday Night Live sketch, Gilda Radner reads a postcard from the The Land of Gorch cast who are vacationing in England (and do not appear in the episode). The postcard says that they were tracing their roots and found the felt factory where their ancestors were built, and that they discovered that they are related to the Loch Ness Monster.


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