Oscar the Grouch as he appears in stage shows and theme parks including Sesame Street Live and Sesame Place. There are two variations of the character: the puppet/costume hybrid and the full-bodied walk-around. The former is operated from inside a large trash can that serves as his body (when entering and leaving the scene, Oscar walks while inside the can, his legs worn by the puppeteer). This puppet, bigger than the actual Oscar, is intended to not look small compared to the other Sesame Street walk-around characters, but very often this is the case. The full-bodied walk-around debuted in 2012. In stage shows, Oscar is performed to a vocal track by Caroll Spinney (or in the case of international appearances, the person who dubs Oscar's voice in that country).

Like all the other Sesame Street walk-around characters, Oscar was originally designed and fabricated by the Muppet Workshop, who eventually handed these duties over to VEE Corporation.

Full Body Puppet/Costume Year Stage Production Notes
Mid-late 1970s Ice Follies/Holiday on Ice Oscar as he appears in the Ice Follies / Holiday on Ice shows from 1974 to 1980.
1989 Silly Dancing In his first and only (until 2012) appearance as a full-bodied walk-around character - and one of his rare appearances outside of his trash can - Oscar joins Grundgetta in the "Everything in the Wrong Place Ball".
Live oscar
2000 Let's Be Friends Oscar as he appears in Sesame Street Live.
Sesameplace oscar
2004 Sesame Place At Sesame Place, Oscar's trash can is perched on top of building blocks.
Oscar Abby Treasure hunt
2007 Sesame Place Appears in the show Abby Cadabby's Treasure Hunt. This Oscar puppet is much smaller, and is operated by a stick mechanism inside the puppet.

Oscar (Elmo's Green Thumb) 1
2009 Elmo's Green Thumb Oscar walking while inside his trash can. Appears this way when making an entrance or leaving.

2012 Universal Studios Singapore A full-bodied walk-around of Oscar made his debut at Sesame Place in 2012. Oscar walks with his trash can attached to his body, and like in his many illustrated appearances, wears the lid on his head like a hat (but at other times is seen without it). This Oscar also appears at Universal Studios Singapore, Beaches Resorts, SeaWorld San Diego and San Antonio, and Busch Gardens Africa (since 2016).
2017 Let's Party! Oscar makes his debut as a walk-around character in Sesame Street Live in 2017. This variant's head shape is made in a more rounded, oval shape and does not wear the trash can lid on his head (the lid is attached behind the can instead).