Although it isn't vintage, I did find a great used Ernie hand puppet for $3 at a Montreal ComicCon. It's currently sitting on a shelf by my modem, along with some Nintendo plushies (Peach, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, and Bowser). :)
Wow! I had that cookie monster puppet as a kid. The mouth was not enclosed so he could eat cookies.
I had three out of four of these (no Cookie Monster) when these were new and I was rather young. Ernie was a particularly awesome likness of his television self. The Roosevelt Franklin hand puppet always puzzled me, as I started watching in about 1974 (the character was pulled in the late 1970s for reasons of political correctness), but I have no memories of him being on the show. Must not have made a big impression.
I had (and still have) 1, 2 and 4. As a child, I attempted some dental work on Ernie with a screwdriver and ended up poking a hole in his neck. I keep them on a shelf in my closet. My daughter is scared to death of my friends, as she refers to them.
I had (or have somewhere) Cookie Monster and an Oscar the Grouch. I was into puppets as a child and they ended up being stored with a bunch of other puppets. My mother sent them to my kids to play with and they either got lost, destroyed or thrown away.
I still have my Ernie, got him back in 1977 for my birthday. But...I really wanted Grover as he was my fav :)
I still have my Grover puppet. Still love him at the age of 41!!
I still have the Bert one, amazing!!!
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