Penny Marshall (b. 1942) is an actress and director perhaps best known as Laverne in the Happy Days spin-off Laverne and Shirley. She is also the sister of noted sitcom creator Gary Marshall.
- I was doing a live appearance as Big Bird with Penny Marshall for a new Sesame Street kid's clothing line. We were hosting a fashion show in front of a bunch of press and children. As Penny Marshall walked on stage, she lost her footing and grabbed Big Bird by the right wing—ripping it off the puppet! In front of everyone—Cameras, reporters, children!
- There she was, standing there with the wing in her hands. She quickly realized what had happened and hid the wing behind her back. Neither of us knew what to do so I just said, "Don't worry. It'll grow back." And we went on with the show.