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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
Icefolliesoscarpuppet
Mid-late 1970s Ice Follies/Holiday on Ice Oscar as he appears in the Ice Follies / Holiday on Ice shows from 1974 to 1980. 
OscarGrundgettaSSLSillyDancing
1989 Silly Dancing In one of his rare appearances as a full-bodied character (until 2012) - 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.
Oscarlivelegs

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.
Oscarwalkuniversal

Oscar
2012 Universal Studios Singapore The full-bodied Oscar, debuted in 2012. The trash can is attached to Oscar's body, allowing him to walk and crouch down while inside it. Like in his many illustrated appearances, Oscar wears the lid on his head (at other times he appears without it).

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