PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
PATTERN Orange Gold

Rick stars in the Sesame Street "Great Movie Classics" presentation of Casablanca, spoofing Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine.

One evening, while in his cafe', Rick hears pianist Sam reciting the alphabet while playing the piano against his wishes. He is very displeased until he finds that Sam is playing it for his old girlfriend, Ilsa, who he did not know was in town. All of a sudden, a change comes over Rick. He fondly remembers the time she had told him the alphabet in Paris and asks Sam to say it again. This continues on into the night.


  • Rick is made from the Guy Smiley puppet, as evident by the puppet's identical hair and moving eyebrows.