| DEBUT || 1955
Moldy Hay was a character from Sam and Friends. He was an abstract humanoid character with orange-red skin, a big nose, and hair over his eyes. He was created on May 1956.
He also appeared in a commercial for Esskay Meats with Kermit.
A resource guide for the Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit cites Moldy Hay as an early version of Ernie.
- ↑ The Sunday Star, page 5, March 29, 1959, pictured at Jim's Red Book - 1/27/1975 -'Go to Washington put 1st Bert and Ernie in Smithsonian - dinner with Joe Irwin'