PERFORMER Pier Paquette
DEBUT 1987

Louis is a French Canadian otter from Sesame Park. His name is pronounced "Louie," and he is best friends with Basil. Although Basil's constant questioning sometimes annoys Louis, he tries to be patient and helps teach Basil French words. Louis was with Sesame Park for its entire run and was among the few characters to be consistently played by the same puppeteer. He also appeared in Basil Hears a Noise.

After the series was cancelled in 2002, the puppet was included in a 2003 exhibit at the CBC Museum. Once staff was let go, the exhibit remained on display until 2017.

See also

  • Luis, the Sesame Street human
  • Louie, Elmo's dad