Stinky the Stinkweed is a living stinkweed from Sesame Street. At times he's a bit self-conscious about his smelly lot in life, but he's generally a very friendly plant. He doesn't hesitate to ask for a favor, "If it's not too much of a bother."
At times, Stinky has bloomed single flowers, sprouting right out of his head. Surprisingly, these flowers varied in color: he has been spotted with a pink, blue, yellow and a plain green flower.
When Joey Mazzarino won the Daytime Emmy in 2010 for his performances on Sesame Street, Stinky was one of the official credits listed. A large version of Stinky was incorporated into the Vegetable Garden float in the Sesame Place Neighborhood Street Party parade.
- Stinky appeared in the story of "The Stinkweed and the Sun," from Episode 3133 (Season 24).
- Episode 3408 (Season 27): "Coming soon on Sesame Street" segment features Stinky saying "This bud's for you, Benny!"
- Episode 3409 (Season 27): Gina tends to Stinky's plant needs, while struggling to think of what gift to give Benny Rabbit for his birthday. The present? Green Benny Rabbit-shaped slippers.
- Episode 3665 (Season 29): Coming soon on Sesame Street: Stinky pretends to be a cowboy, and Snuffy pretends to be a horse.
- Episode 3702
- Episode 3714 (Season 29): Coming soon on Sesame Street: Stinky thinks he's in love with Maria ...
- Episode 3719
- Episode 3755
- Episode 3811 (Season 30): Stinky calls Gordon from a restaurant, and requests that Gordon bring him to Oscar's trash can, because he has a surprise for Oscar and Irvine. The surprise is that he grew a smelly flower, which would be of interest to grouches. He has authorized use of the smell for bubble bath product "Bubble Blecch."
- Episode 3849 (Season 30): Gabi shows Natasha some of the flowers in the garden, and Stinky accidentally frightens Natasha when he greets her. Gabi shows Natasha that Stinky is not dangerous or scary, and that he's different from other plants yet he's also the same as Natasha in some ways. Natasha is no longer scared of Stinky, so they play a game of "Plant-a-Boo."
- Episode 3851 (Season 31): Tarah and Big Bird try and find a dance that Stinky can do.
- Episode 3879
- Episode 3896
- Episode 3897
- Episode 3905
- Episode 3926
- Episode 3971 (Season 32): Stinky wishes to be bigger, a wish obliged by his Fairy Godplant (Ruth Buzzi).
- Episode 3983: Spanish Word of the Day with Maria, flor.
- Episode 4049 (Season 34): Stinky and Zoe write a story together, with Gordon's help.
- Episode 4099 (Season 36): Desperate Houseplants
- Episode 4194 (Season 40): Stinky grows a flower every year on his birthday. The residents of Sesame Street throw him an impromptu birthday party, and sing him a song "Water, Sun and Love."
- Episode 4229 (Season 41) Stinky explains to Elmo how the rain is helpful to plants.
- Episode 4277 (Season 42) Leela, Chris, Elmo and Rosita find a way to prevent Stinky from getting covered in leaves.
- Elmo Says Achoo!, a book where Elmo is allergic to Stinky, his gift to Oscar
- Elmo's World: Jackets: In the film, Elmo's friends Eric put on his jacket one time. Stinky the Stinkweed makes an appearance superimposed into the picture at the end. (EKA: Episode 3806)
- Elmo's World: Friends: In the Quiz, Stinky the Stinkweed represents a plant that someone can be friends with. (EKA: Episode 4109)
- Elmo's World: Games: In the Quiz, Elmo plays "Three of These Things Belong Together" with a soccer ball, a jump rope, jacks and Stinky the Stinkweed. Stinky disagrees with the voice-over kids, insisting that you can play a game with him. He demonstrates, playing Simon Says by "growing" a flower. (EKA: Episode 3967)
- Elmo's World: Exercise: In the Quiz, What exercises and what doesn't? Stinky the Stinkweed exercises by flexing the flower that comes out of his head. (EKA: Episode 3853)
- Elmo's World: Flowers, Plants & Trees: In the Home Video, Elmo shows his expose called, Stinky the Plant. (EKA: Episode 3867)
- Elmo's World: Mouths: In the Quiz, plants don't have mouths, unless they're Stinky.