PERFORMER David Rudman
DEBUT 1990

Rudder Rabbit appears in episode 2754 of Sesame Street. 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).