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{{designer|[[Jim Henson]]|designer|[[Caroly Wilcox]]|builder}}
 
{{designer|[[Jim Henson]]|designer|[[Caroly Wilcox]]|builder}}
 
 
[[Image:Frank N. Stein.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
[[Image:Frank N. Stein.jpg|thumb|300px]]
[[Image:MFC-Santa-2head.jpg|thumb|300px|Two-Headed Monster playing Santa Claus in ''A Muppet Family Christmas'']]
 
[[Image:Twoheadedmonster.jpg|thumb|300px|''Big Bird in China'']]
 
   
 
'''The Two-Headed Monster''' is, as the name implies, a monster with two heads. He speaks gibberish that resembles baby talk, and many of his skits have to do with either cooperation or sounding out parts of words that suddenly show up. Skits with the Two-Headed Monster usually take place with the monster behind a brick wall, and in at least one instance, with [[The Two-Headed Monster's Mother|his mother]].
 
'''The Two-Headed Monster''' is, as the name implies, a monster with two heads. He speaks gibberish that resembles baby talk, and many of his skits have to do with either cooperation or sounding out parts of words that suddenly show up. Skits with the Two-Headed Monster usually take place with the monster behind a brick wall, and in at least one instance, with [[The Two-Headed Monster's Mother|his mother]].
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The creation of this monster was inspired by performers [[Jerry Nelson]] and [[Richard Hunt]] playing around on the set one day, saying that they were a monster with two heads.<ref> [http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/nelson4.shtml Muppet Central Interview with Jerry Nelson]</ref> While right-handed performers use their right hands to perform the heads of characters and their left to perform left hands, whoever performs the left half of the monster performs the head with the left hand, and the right hand with their right hand.<ref>''[[Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days]]'' has rehearsal footage of Jerry Nelson performing his half this way.</ref>
 
The creation of this monster was inspired by performers [[Jerry Nelson]] and [[Richard Hunt]] playing around on the set one day, saying that they were a monster with two heads.<ref> [http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/nelson4.shtml Muppet Central Interview with Jerry Nelson]</ref> While right-handed performers use their right hands to perform the heads of characters and their left to perform left hands, whoever performs the left half of the monster performs the head with the left hand, and the right hand with their right hand.<ref>''[[Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days]]'' has rehearsal footage of Jerry Nelson performing his half this way.</ref>
   
Although the heads don't normally go by names, they have been identified on occasion. In a ''Sesame Street'' sketch, [[Olivia]] reads a story to [[the Count]] about cooperation. It stars the Two-Headed Monster named Horn and Hardart. {{SSvideo|d5d45886-d598-48f2-b4fa-bb9a86984323}} In [[The Sesame Street Treasury Volume 13|''The Sesame Street Treasury'' Volume 13]], the pair are featured in a photo answering phones. Their phones are labeled "Frank N." and "Stein" ([[Frankenstein]]).
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Although the heads don't normally go by names, they have been identified on occasion. In a ''Sesame Street'' sketch, [[Olivia]] reads a story to [[the Count]] about cooperation. It stars the Two-Headed Monster named [[Wikipedia:Horn & Hardart|Horn and Hardart]]. {{SSvideo|d5d45886-d598-48f2-b4fa-bb9a86984323}} In [[The Sesame Street Treasury Volume 13|''The Sesame Street Treasury'' Volume 13]], the pair are featured in a photo answering phones. Their phones are labeled "Frank N." and "Stein" ([[Frankenstein]]).
   
 
From 2003 to 2006, the Two-Headed Monster made an appearance in each "[[Journey to Ernie]]" segment, with [[Big Bird]] asking both heads if they'd seen [[Ernie]], and the monster pointing in both directions.
 
From 2003 to 2006, the Two-Headed Monster made an appearance in each "[[Journey to Ernie]]" segment, with [[Big Bird]] asking both heads if they'd seen [[Ernie]], and the monster pointing in both directions.
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==Casting history==
 
==Casting history==
:[[Peter Friedman]] and [[Richard Hunt]] • (ca. 1978)
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:[[Richard Hunt]] and [[Peter Friedman]] • (ca. 1978)
:Richard Hunt and [[Jerry Nelson]] • (ca. 1980 – 1991)
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:[[Jerry Nelson]] and Richard Hunt • (ca. 1980 – 1991)
:[[David Rudman]] and Jerry Nelson • (1992 – 2000)
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:Jerry Nelson and [[David Rudman]] • (1992 – 2000)
:David Rudman and [[Joey Mazzarino]] • (2001 – )
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:[[Joey Mazzarino]] and David Rudman • (2001 – )
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==Sketches==
 
==Sketches==
 
{| border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=8 valign=top
 
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| [[Image:Jumpjive.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Jumpjive.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Jump Jive <br> [[Episode 1575]]
 
| align=center | Jump Jive <br> [[Episode 1575]]
| [[Cab Calloway]] sings "[[Jumpin' Jive]]" when the Two-Headed Monster can't decide whether to jump or jive.
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| [[Cab Calloway]] sings "[[Jumpin' Jive]]" when the Two-Headed Monster can't decide whether to jump or jive. {{sketchrelease|Other: ''[[Let's Learn to Play Together]]''}}
   
 
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| [[Image:2HeadFALL.jpg|250px|center]]
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| [[Image:TwoHead-FALL.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Fall <br> [[Episode 2173]]
 
| align=center | Fall <br> [[Episode 2173]]
 
| The monster sounds out the word "Fall" and leaves fall on them. Then, they fall over.
 
| The monster sounds out the word "Fall" and leaves fall on them. Then, they fall over.
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| The monster blows bubbles. {{sketchrelease|''[[The Sesame Street Podcast]]'': Breathe <br>Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
 
| The monster blows bubbles. {{sketchrelease|''[[The Sesame Street Podcast]]'': Breathe <br>Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
   
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|- <div id="telephone" />
 
| [[Image:2head.Telephone.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:2head.Telephone.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Telephone <br> [[Episode 2448]]
 
| align=center | Telephone <br> [[Episode 2448]]
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| [[Image:2head.manners.spoon.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:2head.manners.spoon.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Manners <br> [[Episode 2483]]
 
| align=center | Manners <br> [[Episode 2483]]
| The monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
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| The monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
 
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| [[Image:TwoHeadSameDifferentHats.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:TwoHeadSameDifferentHats.jpg|250px|center]]
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| [[Image:TwoHeadPOP.JPG|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:TwoHeadPOP.JPG|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Pop <br> [[Episode 2500]]
 
| align=center | Pop <br> [[Episode 2500]]
| The monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}
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| The monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
   
 
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| [[Image:TwoHeadPiano.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:TwoHeadPiano.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Piano <br> [[Episode 2606]]
 
| align=center | Piano <br> [[Episode 2606]]
| The monster finds a piano and decides to play it. The left half wants to play short notes, while the other half prefers to run his fingers across the keyboard. They decide to cooperate, and both use their notes to play "Chopsticks". {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| The monster finds a piano and decides to play it. The left half wants to play short notes, while the other half prefers to run his fingers across the keyboard. They decide to cooperate, and both use their notes to play "Chopsticks".
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{{Sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]<br>Online: [[YouTube]]{{youtube|Z3EW3dY63bY}}}}
   
 
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| align=center | Hop <br> [[Episode 2679]]
 
| align=center | Hop <br> [[Episode 2679]]
 
| The monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
 
| The monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
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| [[Image:2head.CHEESE.jpg|250px|center]]
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| align=center | Cheese <br> [[Episode 2749]]
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| After sounding out the word "cheese," the monster poses for many pictures.
   
 
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| align=center | Spin <br> [[Episode 2882]]
 
| align=center | Spin <br> [[Episode 2882]]
 
| The monster sounds out the word "Spin" and watch it spin around, getting dizzy in the process.
 
| The monster sounds out the word "Spin" and watch it spin around, getting dizzy in the process.
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| [[Image:2head.toothbrush.jpg|250px|center]]
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| align=center | Toothbrush <br> [[Episode 2927]]
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| The monster learns how to use a toothbrush. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| align=center | Tap <br> [[Episode 2977]]
 
| align=center | Tap <br> [[Episode 2977]]
 
| The monster spells the word "tap," then tap-dances away.
 
| The monster spells the word "tap," then tap-dances away.
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| [[Image:2headedmonsterschool.jpg|250px|center]]
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| align=center | Two-Headed Monster School <br> [[Episode 2992]]
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| The Two-Headed Monster are the teachers of a two-headed-oriented classroom, with [[Elmo]] and [[Telly]] as their pupil/pupils (they are sharing the same shirt). The first lesson is to say "Good Morning" in monster language, then how to argue over what to read.
   
 
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| align=center | Milk Carton <br> [[Episode 3080]]
 
| align=center | Milk Carton <br> [[Episode 3080]]
 
| After drinking cartons of milk, The monster reuses the cartons as toy trains.
 
| After drinking cartons of milk, The monster reuses the cartons as toy trains.
 
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| [[Image:2head.CHEESE.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Cheese <br> [[Episode 3098]]
 
| After sounding out the word "cheese," the monster poses for many pictures.
 
   
 
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The Two-Headed Monster has reversed performers in this sketch. The right half was performed by Jerry Nelson, while the left half was performed by Richard Hunt.
 
The Two-Headed Monster has reversed performers in this sketch. The right half was performed by Jerry Nelson, while the left half was performed by Richard Hunt.
 
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| [[Image:2headedmonsterschool.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Two-Headed Monster School <br> [[Episode 3215]]
 
| The Two-Headed Monster are the teachers of a two-headed-oriented classroom, with [[Elmo]] and [[Telly]] as their pupil/pupils (they are sharing the same shirt). The first lesson is to say "Good Morning" in monster language, then how to argue over what to read.
 
 
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| [[Image:2head.toothbrush.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Toothbrush <br> [[Episode 3426]]
 
| The monster learns how to use a toothbrush. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
 
   
 
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| [[File:TwoHead10.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:TwoHead10.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | The Number 10 <br> [[Episode 4249]]
 
| align=center | The Number 10 <br> [[Episode 4249]]
| Chris instructs the monster to show the number of the day (10). They each think the number they're holding is the number of the day, until Chris tells them to put the two numbers next to each other. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| Chris instructs the monster to show the number of the day (10). They each think the number they're holding is the number of the day, until Chris tells them to put the two numbers next to each other.
   
 
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| [[Image:RobinTwoHead.jpg|250px|center]]
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| [[File:Robin-Conflict.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center| Conflict<br>[[Episode 4280]]
 
| align=center| Conflict<br>[[Episode 4280]]
| The Two-Headed Monster help Robin Williams explain the word "conflict."
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| The Two-Headed Monster help Robin Williams explain the word "conflict." {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| [[Image:TwoHead-Milk.jpg|250px|center]]
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| align=center| Who Has More Milk?<br>[[Episode 4301]]
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| The monster comes across two glasses of milk, but they are of uneven proportions and they try to find a way for them both to be equal. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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|[[Image:TwoHead-Turns.png|250px|center]]
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| align=center| Take Turns<br>[[Episode 4402]]
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| Chris teaches the Two-Headed Monster how to take turns when playing with a toy car. {{Sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|33ff4249-ddfd-4b33-b55e-9fe1a972a34c}}<br>[[SesameStreet's YouTube Channel]] {{youtube|-IeZvqQauWY}}}}
   
 
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==Filmography==
 
==Filmography==
[[File:2HM-peterwolf.jpg|thumb|300px|''Peter and the Wolf'']]
 
[[File:Journey-beach-2hm.jpg|thumb|300px|''Journey to Ernie'']]
 
[[File:2HM fullbody01.jpg|thumb|300px|''The Sesame Street Question and Answer Book About Animals'']]
 
 
*''[[Sesame Street]]'' (1978-present)
 
*''[[Sesame Street]]'' (1978-present)
 
*''[[The Muppet Movie]]'' (Rainbow Connection finale)
 
*''[[The Muppet Movie]]'' (Rainbow Connection finale)
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*''[[A Muppet Family Christmas]]''
 
*''[[A Muppet Family Christmas]]''
 
*''[[Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting]]''
 
*''[[Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting]]''
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*''[[Basil Hears a Noise]]''
 
*''[[Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake]]''
 
*''[[Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake]]''
 
*''[[Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years]]''
 
*''[[Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years]]''
 
*''[[Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration]]''
 
*''[[Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration]]''
 
*''[[Don't Forget to Watch the Movie]]''
 
*''[[Don't Forget to Watch the Movie]]''
*''[[The Rosie O'Donnell Show]]'' (guest appearance, unknown date)
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*''[[The Rosie O'Donnell Show]]'' (guest appearance, [[The Rosie O'Donnell Show on Sesame Street|November 11, 1998]])
 
*''[[Quiet Time (video)|Quiet Time]]''
 
*''[[Quiet Time (video)|Quiet Time]]''
 
*''[[Elmopalooza]]''
 
*''[[Elmopalooza]]''
*''[[Elmo's Musical Adventures: Peter and the Wolf|Peter and the Wolf]]''
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*''[[Elmo's Musical Adventure: Peter and the Wolf|Peter and the Wolf]]''
 
*''[[Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic]]''
 
*''[[Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic]]''
 
*''[[The Oprah Winfrey Show]]''
 
*''[[The Oprah Winfrey Show]]''
 
*''[[What's the Name of That Song? (video)|What's the Name of That Song?]]
 
*''[[What's the Name of That Song? (video)|What's the Name of That Song?]]
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<gallery orientation=landscape>
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Twoheadedmonster.jpg|''[[Big Bird in China]]''
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MFC-Santa-2head.jpg|as [[Santa Claus]] in ''[[A Muppet Family Christmas]]''
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2HM-peterwolf.jpg|as the hunters in ''[[Elmo's Musical Adventure: Peter and the Wolf|Peter and the Wolf]]''
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Journey-beach-2hm.jpg|''[[Journey to Ernie]]''
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</gallery>
   
 
==Book appearances==
 
==Book appearances==
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[[File:2HM fullbody01.jpg|thumb|300px|''The Sesame Street Question and Answer Book About Animals'']]
 
*''[[What Do You Do?]]'' (1981)
 
*''[[What Do You Do?]]'' (1981)
 
* ''[[Sesame Street coloring books|Monster]]'' (1982)
 
* ''[[Sesame Street coloring books|Monster]]'' (1982)
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* ''[[Who's Who on Sesame Street|More Who's Who on Sesame Street]]'' (1982)
 
* ''[[Sesame Street coloring books|Bert's Big Band Paint-with-Water Book]]'' (1983 reprint)
 
* ''[[Sesame Street coloring books|Bert's Big Band Paint-with-Water Book]]'' (1983 reprint)
 
*''[[The Sesame Street Question and Answer Book About Animals]]'' (1983)
 
*''[[The Sesame Street Question and Answer Book About Animals]]'' (1983)
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*''[[The Monsters on the Bus]]'' (2001)
 
*''[[The Monsters on the Bus]]'' (2001)
 
*''[[Clap Your Hands!]]'' (2002)
 
*''[[Clap Your Hands!]]'' (2002)
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*''[[Monsters Munch Lunch!]]'' (2005)
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Two-Headed Muppet Monster]]
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* [[Head-impaired characters]]
* [[Two-Headed Singer]]
 
* [[Two-Headed Woman]]
 
* [[Tom, Dick, and Harry]]
 
 
* [[Sesame Street Monsters]]
 
* [[Sesame Street Monsters]]
   

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Design Team:
Jim Henson • (designer)
Caroly Wilcox • (builder)
Frank N. Stein

The Two-Headed Monster is, as the name implies, a monster with two heads. He speaks gibberish that resembles baby talk, and many of his skits have to do with either cooperation or sounding out parts of words that suddenly show up. Skits with the Two-Headed Monster usually take place with the monster behind a brick wall, and in at least one instance, with his mother.

The creation of this monster was inspired by performers Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt playing around on the set one day, saying that they were a monster with two heads.[1] While right-handed performers use their right hands to perform the heads of characters and their left to perform left hands, whoever performs the left half of the monster performs the head with the left hand, and the right hand with their right hand.[2]

Although the heads don't normally go by names, they have been identified on occasion. In a Sesame Street sketch, Olivia reads a story to the Count about cooperation. It stars the Two-Headed Monster named Horn and Hardart. (SSvideo) In The Sesame Street Treasury Volume 13, the pair are featured in a photo answering phones. Their phones are labeled "Frank N." and "Stein" (Frankenstein).

From 2003 to 2006, the Two-Headed Monster made an appearance in each "Journey to Ernie" segment, with Big Bird asking both heads if they'd seen Ernie, and the monster pointing in both directions.

The question of whether the monster is a singular being or not has led to semantic confusion, typified by this exchange between Bert and Ernie in A Muppet Family Christmas:

Bert: Now, who let the Two-Headed Monster be Santa Claus?
Ernie: Yeah, but, Bert, he said he'd never been in a play before... I mean they said it... um... both of him said it.

Casting historyEdit

Richard Hunt and Peter Friedman • (ca. 1978)
Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt • (ca. 1980 – 1991)
Jerry Nelson and David Rudman • (1992 – 2000)
Joey Mazzarino and David Rudman • (2001 – )


SketchesEdit

Picture Summary / EKA Description
2HeadStoryCoop

2HeadStoryCoop2
Cooperation
Episode 1121
The Count listens to Olivia read the story, "The Two Headed Monster", enacted by the titular monster. The book is about how the monster cannot decide on what to do because both heads want to do different things. Eventually they learn that together, they are able to lift weights, play doctor ("Kildaire! Kildaire!"), play the piano ("Tchaikovsky! Mozart!"), and eat a salami-and-cheese sandwich.

In this sketch, the actual names of the monster are revealed to be "Horn" and "Hardart". The monster also has different perfomers. Instead, Richard Hunt plays the left half, while the right half is performed by Peter Friedman. This was presumably done so that Jerry Nelson could play the Count live to the Two-Headed Monster's reactions.
Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

1836e
Run
Episode 1446
The monster sounds out the word "run," and starts running.


Video: Getting Ready to Read

Jumpjive
Jump Jive
Episode 1575
Cab Calloway sings "Jumpin' Jive" when the Two-Headed Monster can't decide whether to jump or jive.


Other: Let's Learn to Play Together

1576d
Trumpet Practice or Sleep?
Episode 1576
One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
2head.Shapes
Shapes
Episode 1646
The monster observes different shapes.
1706m
Pillow
Episode 1706
The monster shares a pillow.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

1709u
Headphones
Episode 1709
One head is listening to some funky music on some headphones. The other head wakes up and asks to listen to the music, but the first head doesn't want to stop listening. They fight over the headphones, which get longer as they struggle. After seeing this, they both shout share, each head takes a speaker, and walks off-screen while the music becomes completely audible to the viewer.
1736e
Singing Lesson
Episode 1736
In Bob's room, Bob gives the Two-Headed Monster a singing lesson: singing "Sing."
HiDeHoMan
Hi De Ho Man
Episode 1858
Cab Calloway sings Hi-De-Ho Man with the Two-Headed Monster and the Anything Muppets.
TwoHeadDANCE!
Dance
Episode 1927
The monster sounds out the word "dance" at a disco.
Listening
Listening
Episode 1933
Kermit the Frog explains the importance of listening, using the monster as an example.
2073m
Emotions
Episode 2073
The monster shows his emotions.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

2096r
Pencil
Episode 2096
The monster finds a pencil with a broken point, and demonstrates the fun you can have with it.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

2293u
Pat
Episode 2107
After sounding the word "pat," The monster pats each other, and they stop crying.
Twoheadedmonsternewspaper
Newspaper
Episode 2122
The monster finds a newspaper, and uses it to cover itself when it rains, and then uses it as a telescope.


Online: The Sesame Street Podcast

2Head.Love
Lullabye
Episode 2123
At night, one of the heads of the monster sings his other head a lullaby.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

2head.Seatbelt
Car Crash
Episode 2164
The monster drives an old green jalopy as they sound out "seatbelt" and "safety." They buckle up, and go for a drive that proves to be very short, since they get into a huge auto accident (as an old stock car crash sound effect is heard).
TwoHead-FALL
Fall
Episode 2173
The monster sounds out the word "Fall" and leaves fall on them. Then, they fall over.
Twoheader--SAD
Sad
Episode 2228
The monster, after telling itself a joke, reads "SAD" and suddenly gets emotional.
2257f
Honk
Episode 2257
After sounding out the word "honk," several Honkers suddenly appear and honk their noses. The left half of the monster then honks the right half's nose (and hurts him).


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TwoHeadBath
Bathtime
Episode 2342
The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and empty the tub, but find joy in drying.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

2head.PR
P vs R
Episode 2363
The monster fights over the letters P and R, one of them displaying P foods and the other one displaying R foods (and a radio). They have a picnic, which is cut short because of another r-word: rain.
2head.Shoes
Shoe Sizes
Episode 2365
The monster's heads can't agree on which shoes to wear. They eventually agree on something: the shoebox.
2head.Hiccups
Hiccups
Episode 2367
The monster tries to cure itself of the hiccups.
2head.bubbles
Bubbles
Episode 2403
The monster blows bubbles.


The Sesame Street Podcast: Breathe
Online: Sesamestreet.org

2head.Telephone
Telephone
Episode 2448
The monster finds a TELEPHONE, and reads the word.


Online: Sesamestreet.org
Video: Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days

2477j
Hat
Episode 2477
After sounding the word "hat," The monster shares one giant straw hat.
2head.manners.spoon
Manners
Episode 2483
The monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TwoHeadSameDifferentHats
Same and Different: Hats
Episode 2499
In a three-part segment, the monster sees a cardboard cut-out of himself wearing cowboy hats. The monster decides to find hats that matches, and copy the picture. Once they have succeeded, the cardboard cut-out falls over, as does the monster.
TwoHeadPOP
Pop
Episode 2500
The monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Howmanygame2
The How Many Game
Episode 2503
The monster appears on one of Guy Smiley's game shows. The monster has to bring in two of something. The monster brings in one bowling ball, four sheep, and three cows, but then realizes that the monster has two heads.
2head.Quiet
Quiet
Episode 2538
The monster observes the letter Q, then the word QUIET.


Video: Quiet Time

TwoHeadPiano
Piano
Episode 2606
The monster finds a piano and decides to play it. The left half wants to play short notes, while the other half prefers to run his fingers across the keyboard. They decide to cooperate, and both use their notes to play "Chopsticks".


Online: Sesamestreet.org
Online: YouTube(YouTube)

2head.story
Story
Episode 2615
The monster takes turns reading itself a story.
2head.SHAKE
Shake
Episode 2621
The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word SHAKE, and an earthquake happens.
2head.Shadow
Shadow
Episode 2628
The monster sounds out the word "shadow" and then sees one of itself projected behind them.
TwoHeaderSandwich
Sandwich
Episode 2630
The left half is about to enjoy a large sandwich until the right half asks for some. The left half becomes selfish until his brother starts crying. They end up splitting the sandwich in two.
3187n
Mom
Episode 2640
The monster sounds out the word "mom," and then the viewer sees the monster's mother.
2head.HOP
Hop
Episode 2679
The monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
2head.CHEESE
Cheese
Episode 2749
After sounding out the word "cheese," the monster poses for many pictures.
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Two Heads Are Better Than One
Episode 2783
Herry sings with the monster about cooperation.


Video: Monster Hits!, Learning to Share

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Two Headed Baseball
Episode 2795
Robin Williams asks Elmo and the kids whether they would allow a nonsense talking, horned two-headed stranger to play baseball with them. The Two-Headed Monster shows up to play.
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Trash Can
Episode 2822
The Two-Headed Monster finishes a bag of popcorn, and almost leaves it on the brick wall, but then argues over which trash can to throw it in. Finally, it rips the bag in half to "share" the trash.
2Head.Cookie
Mountains or Seashore?
Episode 2837
The monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. Two-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TwoHeadedSpin
Spin
Episode 2882
The monster sounds out the word "Spin" and watch it spin around, getting dizzy in the process.
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Toothbrush
Episode 2927
The monster learns how to use a toothbrush.


Online: Sesamestreet.org


2head.SCHOOL
School
Episode 2947
The Two-Headed Monster reads the sign atop a miniature school building, and observes a small group of children that run out of it. Once they've left, the monster picks up the now empty building, and declares, "School's out!"


Online: Sesamestreet.org

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Heavy and Light
Episode 2954
The monster brings in a suitcase filled with heavy and light objects, and places them on a wall. The right half lays out a feather, a ribbon, and a tissue. The left half puts down a book, a brick, a rock, and a 1000 pount weight, but the more weight that is placed on the wall causes the ground they're standing on to tilt!
2head.TAP
Tap
Episode 2977
The monster spells the word "tap," then tap-dances away.
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Two-Headed Monster School
Episode 2992
The Two-Headed Monster are the teachers of a two-headed-oriented classroom, with Elmo and Telly as their pupil/pupils (they are sharing the same shirt). The first lesson is to say "Good Morning" in monster language, then how to argue over what to read.
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Surprise
Episode 3006
The monster demonstrates surprise.
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Follow Arrows
Episode 3007
The monster's arrows point in opposite directions, so they straighten the arrows out and follow them.
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Fast and Slow Music
Episode 3048
Hoots the Owl convinces the monster that whether music is fast or slow, it's still enjoyable.
2head.Feet
Feet
Episode 3064
The monster sounds out "feet," and then the camera trucks back to reveal a pair of live feet on some grass.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

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Playground or Zoo
Episode 3079
The monster argues over whether to go to the playground or the zoo.
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Milk Carton
Episode 3080
After drinking cartons of milk, The monster reuses the cartons as toy trains.
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Same and Different: Mirrors
Episode 3102
Both heads look at themselves in mirrors, and the right half notices that both of them are the same; they have the same nose, mouth, and hands. The other half points out that they're different: their horns point different ways, their hair is different, and their laughter is different.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

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A Fight
Episode 3125
Part 1: Both heads of the monster argue over which letter is an A. The right head points to the lowercase a ...
Part 2: The left head points to the capital A ...
Part 3: Luis sees the monster arguing, and informs it that both of these letters are the letter A. Relieved, the monster showers him with kisses.

The Two-Headed Monster has reversed performers in this sketch. The right half was performed by Jerry Nelson, while the left half was performed by Richard Hunt.

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Twinkle, Twinkle
Episode 3698
The monster sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."


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Snowman
Episode 3790
The monster has built a two-headed snowman and struggles with how to apply a carrot nose.
2head.MAD
Mad
Episode 3823
The monster gets mad when the word "MAD" appears on-screen.
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Loud and Soft
Episode 4056
Elmo wants to play with the Two Headed Monster, but they can't decide on whether to play baseball or hockey. Aaron and Nick Carter pass by and are told what's happening, which the brothers can relate to. They sing "Loud and Soft", and sing of their differences. This resolves the monster's argument; now they want to sing! But what can they sing? They start arguing again!


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TwoHead14
14
Episode 4214
Chris (in voice-over) says the monster will show 14. One half shows 7 pigs, while the other has 7 chickens, neither of which are 14. But when added together, they make 14!


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TwoHead10
The Number 10
Episode 4249
Chris instructs the monster to show the number of the day (10). They each think the number they're holding is the number of the day, until Chris tells them to put the two numbers next to each other.
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Rectangle
Episode 4261
Chris announces the monster who show a rectangle. When they each show a triangle, they learn that they can put them together to make a rectangle.


Online: Sesamestreet.org
Online: YouTube(YouTube)

Robin-Conflict
Conflict
Episode 4280
The Two-Headed Monster help Robin Williams explain the word "conflict."


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TwoHead-Milk
Who Has More Milk?
Episode 4301
The monster comes across two glasses of milk, but they are of uneven proportions and they try to find a way for them both to be equal.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TwoHead-Turns
Take Turns
Episode 4402
Chris teaches the Two-Headed Monster how to take turns when playing with a toy car.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)
SesameStreet's YouTube Channel (YouTube)

TwoHeaderCakes
Surprise Cakes Each half of the monster sleeps one at a time, while the awake half shows the viewer that he has prepared a cake for the other half. Once both are awake, they surpise the other and present their cakes to each other. However, once they taste the other one's cake, they are disgusted, and switch them. Surprise!

A brief clip from this sketch was used during the 1981-1982 opening for the Dutch version of the show.

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Clarinet Cooperation Bob gives the monster a music lesson on their clarinet with two mouthpieces, but one head wants to play fast, and the other one slow. When Bob suggest they play at different times, the monster impresses Bob by playing different melodies on the same instrument.
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Coin Flip The Two-Headed Monster are arguing over which direction to go, so Gordon decides to help by teaching them how a coin flip works. Once the monster learns how it works, they decide to stay and play the coin flip game instead!
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Alphabet Argument The monster disagrees on whether or not to sing or say the alphabet. Jane Curtin resolves the fight by singing the Alphabet Song. When the monster asks Curtin to join in, all three end up speaking in the same monster language!
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Telephone Booths Luis teaches the monster how to use the new telephone booths on Sesame Street. Once they've figured out how to use it, one of the heads uses one booth to call the other head on the other booth.
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Feelings Song The monster sing about the emotions they have, including mad, happy, and scared. In the end, they decide to surprise a small yellow monster, and all go out for ice cream.
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Love After fighting with each other, the monster reads the word "Love" and forget their feud.

FilmographyEdit

Book appearancesEdit

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The Sesame Street Question and Answer Book About Animals

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Muppet Central Interview with Jerry Nelson
  2. Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days has rehearsal footage of Jerry Nelson performing his half this way.

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