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Harvey Kneeslapper appeared on Sesame Street as a mad practical joker, always pulling pranks on others. Usually, his pranks involved either letters or numbers, which he would slap onto his victims (whom were usually made from Fat Blue Anything Muppets). In most of his skits, he played his prank well on his victims but, on rare occasions, Harvey's pranks backfired on him, such as the time he filled up an entire closet and waited for somebody to open the door. Harvey's pranks mostly have backfired on him whenever he explains his prank to the audience.

He once appeared in a Sesame Street News Flash sketch, where he made a prank call about somebody standing out in a snowstorm.

Eventually, his raucous laugh became too hard on Frank Oz's throat, and Harvey, who was always considered a one-joke character, was dropped from the show. Even after Harvey stopped appearing in new segments, his existing segments continued to be used in new episodes up until Season 32.

Harvey later made a comeback appearance in a 2010 episode, where he slaps a "7" on a seal's beach ball.


Picture Summary Earliest Known Appearance Description
Do You Want Me To Keep An Eye On Your Hat? Episode 0288 Harvey asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
Wanna see something funny? Episode 0343 In the park, Harvey comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny... until he looks at Harvey!

Video: Old School: Volume 1 (2006)

Do You Know Where I Wanna Be? Episode 0355 Harvey asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B here!", and then slaps a B onto the victim's chest.
X Marks the Spot Episode 0560 Harvey says, "X marks the spot!". A man asks, "What spot?" Harvey puts a spot and a letter X on the man.
Robin Hood's Merry Men Episode 0729 Ernie, performing as Robin Hood, is interviewing some potential new "merry men". After the first two applicants turn out to be sad and angry, respectively, Ernie hires the third (Harvey) on the spot because he seems suitably merry... only to fire him just as quickly after he goes overboard rattling off one-liner jokes.

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News Flash: Man In Snowstorm Episode 0750 Part 1: Kermit has received a phone call which tells him that there is someone who has been standing out in a terrible snow storm for a long time. Kermit asks everyone who passes by if they are that person, but everyone he asks has only been out in the snow for a short time. Kermit refuses to give up, however, and tells us to stay tuned.

Part 2: Kermit, now shivering a little, is still looking for the person who's been standing out in the snow for a long time. He even asks Farley, who has been out for only a short time. Still no success yet.
Part 3: Kermit is now buried up to his neck in snow, colder than ever. He calls the attention of passerby Harvey Kneeslapper, who tells Kermit that he is the one who made the call, which was a prank call. As it turns out, Kermit was the one standing out in the storm.

Harvey Kneeslapper and The Pogo Stick Episode 0796 Harvey is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's shirt.

Video: Old School: Volume 2 (2007)

Three Sticks Episode 0938 Harvey is looking down and saying "Three sticks!" A man asks "Three sticks where?" Then Harvey says "3 sticks right here!" and sticks a number 3 on the man's head.
Harvey Gets his #5 Episode 0991 Harvey explains to the audience that he is holding a joy buzzer in his hand and plans on asking somebody to give him five, shocking his victim's hand. However, when he asks a victim to "Gimme five!", the other man slaps a number 5 on him.

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Confetti Episode 1129 Harvey sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!

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Tell a Joke Episode 1190 Luis is feeling glum, Susan is feeling a bit tired, and Bob is feeling terriffic. However, Bob informs them that they'll all feel worse in a moment, because he sees Harvey Kneeslapper coming by. Harvey wants to tell them a great joke, but they aren't in the mood for jokes, which Harvey says is the best time for jokes, as he sings a song about telling jokes. During the song he tells a number of jokes, which make the others leave, one by one, before the song is finished.

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Picture of U Episode 1197 Harvey goes to a man and asks, "Do you mind if I take a picture of you?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey asks, "What's down there?" When the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of the man's head and takes a picture of it.
Do Ya Have an A on Ya? Episode 2477 Harvey asks a passerby if he has an A on him. The passerby doesn't, so Harvey puts one on him.
Dion Episode 2608 Harvey approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps the letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"

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Wanna C? Episode 2612 Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
Would You Like One? Episode 2623 Harvey holds a cookie and asks his next victim if he wants one. He answers "Sure", and Harvey sticks a number 1 onto his shirt.
Harvey and the Mailman Episode 3110 Harvey tells the Fat Blue mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R!
(Note: A similar practical joke was pulled in The Muppet Show episode 115, which also included the letter R and was pulled by another Frank Oz character, Fozzie Bear.)
Season 40 appearance Episode 4209 Harvey Kneeslapper's comeback appearance in 2010 from Season 40.
Away From In his first appearance, salesman Harvey asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.

OPEN the Door Part 1: Harvey hangs an "OPEN" sign on a closet and has filled it with so many toys that when somebody opens it, all of the toys in the closet will fall on that person. A girl opens the closet, but none of the toys fall out. When Harvey opens it after she leaves, they fall all over him.

Part 2: Harvey has refilled the closet. A boy tries to open it, but the door is stuck. When the boy has left, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys land on him again.
Part 3: Harvey has refilled the closet again. The boy and girl come by again and open the door. Instead of toys falling, the closet leads to another place. After the two of them have gone through and closed the door behind them, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys fall on him.
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Sticky Four Harvey Kneeslapper tells a man that "stickys" are really useful. The man asks, "What's a sticky for?". Then Harvey slaps a number 4 on the man's chest and says, "This is sticky, and it's a four!".

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Hee Hee Ha Ha Harvey Kneeslapper appears with Big Bird and Herry Monster in the song "Hee Hee Ha Ha"

Audio: The Muppet Alphabet Album (1971)
Muppet EFGH (single, 1971)
Big Bird Sings! (1974)
Muppet EFGH (single, 1976)
Sesame Street Treasury (album) (1980)
Sing the Alphabet (1996)

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