Snitch Whistle
PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1972 (Episode 0409)
PATTERN Large Lavender Live Hand

Snitch Whistle is the name used in CTW documents to refer to a 5-part segment featuring a purple creature who, in each segment, would "swoosh" into frame behind the window counter at Hooper's Store, taking an apple each time. Upon his return, he'd count the apples and subtract one, providing the difference.

The name comes from the sound effect used for each of his entrances and exits, and the fact that he is stealing apples from Mr. Hooper's establishment. His distinctive features include two sharp upper teeth, heavy eyebrows over wall-eyed pupils, shaggy purple fur, and a long faded-blue nose. He punctuates his math commentary with a brief chuckle.