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Celebrating 40 Years of Sesame Street

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Snuffleupagus Was Imaginary


From 1971 to 1985, Snuffleupagus was Big Bird's imaginary friend. It wasn't until 1985 that he became a character on the show that everyone could see. Because nobody believed Big Bird about Snuffleupagus, and parents tended not to believe their children about imaginary friends, producers were afraid that this disbelief would lead to children being afraid to speak out about sexual abuse.

And if you're curious about type of animal Snuffleupagus is, he's a Pachyderm.

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