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Ricky and Rod

Ricky is a minor character from Avenue Q. He looks almost the same as Nicky.


He only appears in the scene in which Rod comes out of the closet. Nicky tells Rod that he put a personal ad all over the internet with Rod's picture on it. Then Nicky introduces Rod to Ricky. Rod and Ricky then go into Rod and Nicky's apartment. After that, Ricky is never seen again in the musical.

Performing Ricky[]

  • The character of Ricky is puppeteered by the female assistant puppeteer in the show ( Jennifer Barnhart in the original and latter Broadway casts) and he is voiced by the puppeteer of Nicky. (Performers include Christian Anderson, Rick Lyon, Rob McClure, Cullen R. Titmas, Rob Morrison and more)


  • In July, 2011, the same day gay marraige was legalized in New York City, Rod (handled by Howie Michael Smith) and Ricky (handled by Jed Resnik) wed at the City Hall under a rainbow chuppah. Kate Monster (handled by Jennifer Barnhart) served as the flower girl. The couple made history as the first same sex puppets to wed. The couple had a brief honeymoon and made it back to the theater in time for their 3pm matinee.