Ernie Puppet

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Description (Brief)
Ernie is a live-hand puppet originally performed by Jim Henson and currently performed by Peter Linz. Ernie lives with his best friend and roommate Bert. He enjoys bubble baths with his rubber duckie and annoying Bert to the bets of his abilities. Ernie, with Bert, has been a part of Sesame Street since the first test pilot episodes and the premier in 1969.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1969
maker
Henson, Jim
Physical Description
foam (overall material)
felt (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 19 in x 14 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
2013.0101.14
accession number
2013.0101
catalog number
2013.0101.14
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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