PERFORMER David Rudman
DEBUT 1989

Rudder Rabbit is an extremely speedy rabbit and friend of Shelley the Turtle's. He first appeared in Episode 2583 of Sesame Street.

He made a return appearance in episode 2754. He is one of the animal stars in Placido Flamingo's opera "The Perfect Thing," along with Gladys the Cow, Buster the Horse, Hoots the Owl, and Bob (dressed as a bumblebee). In the opera, Rudder wields a carrot to "crunch," representing the sound he makes when he eats his lunch.

The puppet used for Rudder has frequently been recycled for other rabbit roles; including Bonnie Rabbit, Booby Bunny, and an unnamed squire rabbit who features in "The Chicken King" (also performed here by David Rudman).