Oscar the Grouch
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Oscar the Grouch

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Oscar the Grouch with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Sesame Street

Oscar the Grouch is a supporting character from Jim Henson's Sesame Street franchise. He is a grumpy (one could even say grouchy) green monster who lives in a trash can. 
Created by TylerMirage on Jun 20 2018
Sesame Street (1969)
Oscar the GrouchCaroll Spinney
Caroll Spinney
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)
Oscar the GrouchEric Jacobson
Eric Jacobson


Hi there, Grouchketeers! Today for our Jim Henson spotlight we bring you a voice compare for Oscar the Grouch!

For the vast majority of Oscar's career, Caroll Spinney has performed Oscar. Throughout the years, Caroll has managed to craft an endearing character out of Oscar, despite his overall negative attitude and grouchy demeanour. 

In recent appearances, understudy Eric Jacobson has taken over the role. Nearly indistinguishable from Caroll, Eric yet again shows his versatility. 

Eric is a perfect replacement for Caroll, but in the end, the OG OG is getting my vote. 

*Thank you once again to Ghosty404 for the clips!



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said at 5:12 PM on Thu Jun 21 2018
I'm voting for Caroll, because he's the one I grew up with and made the character what he is (takes special talent to make such a grumpy character likable), but BRUH, Eric's impression is fantastic! He captures every single one of Caroll's vocal mannerisms perfectly. I can usually immediately tell when Eric is voicing a character, but I couldn't hear any of him on Oscar. Now I'm curious to find out what his Big Bird would sound like...
said at 11:18 AM on Wed Jun 20 2018
Caroll, like Big Bird, is classic in this role. He makes Oscar both an incredibly grumpy person, but there's a likability to the character which makes him very enjoyable to watch and listen to.

Eric is amazingly close to Caroll here. He's got the speech pattern, the mannerisms, the tone, everything about it is nearly perfect. I'd say the one thing that's a little noticeable is that he sounds a little more nasally than Caroll did, but other than that he did a great job.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:09 AM on Wed Jun 20 2018
Both of these guys are really good, but my vote goes to Caroll Spinney.
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Caroll Spinney
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