GROVER. To millions of children throughout the world in the seventies and eighties, that name was synonymous with a funny, cuddly and ultimately loveable fuzzy blue monster from Sesame Street. For many of us, Grover was hands-down the best character on the show: bringing laughter, intelligence and a certain irreverence not seen in other 2-dimensional children’s programs of the day. And he was cute, too.
But what many of us didn’t see behind that brave exterior was a monster cowering in the face of his own insecurities, a monster so unsure of himself he wouldn’t even watch his own performances, and a monster who ultimately allowed his own weaknesses to overcome him and nearly ruin his career. A genius, a tyrant, a womanizer or just a washed-up drunk? It’s time to expose Grover- the monster behind the myth.