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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Performer:
Kerstin Siebmann-Röders • (1977-1988)
Marita Stolze • (1989-2000)
Sabine Falkenberg • (2001-2004)
Design Team:
Kermit Love • (designer/builder)

Tiffy is a character on Sesamstrasse, the German co-production of Sesame Street.

She is a pink creature with a beak-like mouth and a big tuft of pink hair. She was originally a bird-like character, designed by Kermit Love. Over time she has evolved into a "monster child". Her original silk-like tulle hair was changed to more fuzzy hair in the 1990s.

She is very clever and often helps her best friend Samson when he has a problem. Tiffy collects alarm clocks and snowglobes, and she's good at repairing things. She represents the psychological age of a six-year-old.

Tiffy has been a main character on Sesamstrasse since the German street sequences began in 1978. Her original performer was Kerstin Siebmann-Röders (who was married to Samson's original performer Peter Röders), with Martina Klose manipulating both hands. After the NDR studio burned down in 1988, Marita Stolze (Perfomer and voice) took over and the right hand was manipulated by Karime Vakilzadeh or Karin Kaiser. In 2001 puppeteer Sabine Falkenberg, who also voices Elmo, became the new performer for Tiffy.

In 2005, after having been on the show for 27 years, Tiffy was dropped and replaced by Moni and her daughter Lena.

Members of the American audience might remember Tiffy from the 1993 international special Sesame Street Stays Up Late!.

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This article uses material from the "Tiffy" article on the Muppet wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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