Rod is one of the main characters (and the best character) in the musical Avenue Q. He is a Bert-like character and an investment banker on Wall Street. He lives in the same apartment as Nicky. Rod is a closeted homosexual, but at the end of the musical, he comes out of the closet. YAYYYY!!!
- What Do You Do With a B.A. In English / It Sucks To Be Me
- If You Were Gay
- The Internet is for Porn
- Fantasies Come True
- My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada
- For Now
Broadway and Off-Broadway PortrayersEdit
- John Tartaglia
- Sophia Anne Caruso
- Barrett Foa
- Howie Michael Smith
- Seth Rettberg
- Rob McClure
- Adam Kantor
- Jed Resnick
- Jeffrey David Sears
- Darren Bluestone
- Ben Durocher
- Dana Steingold
West End PortrayersEdit
- Jon Robyns
- Daniel Boys
- Paul Spicer
- Adam Pettigrew
- Sam Lupton
- Tom Steedon
- Sam Tutty
- Scott Folan
- Steward Clarke
- In July 2011, the same day same-sex marriage was legalized in New York City, Rod and Ricky (handled by Howie Michael Smith and Jed Resnick, respectively) made history as the first same-sex puppet couple to wed. The ceremony was done at City Hall beneath a rainbow chuppah. Kate Monster (handled by Jennifer Barnhart) served as a flower girl.
- Rod is the second-most popular character after Kate Monster (in the fandom at least).
- According to Avenue Q: The Book, in the developmental stages of the show, Rod was originally named "Paul."
- Well, I am not a closeted... homo-whatever!
- Sweet suffering Jesus! Nicky AND Ricky?! Ooh, my cup runneth over!
- (Referring to his gay "friend") He's an investment banker. . . and a Republican.
- Number one: I apologize for being so hot-headed and difficult.
| Princeton | Kate Monster | Rod | Nicky | Gary Coleman | Brian | Christmas Eve|
Lucy the Slut | Trekkie Monster | Bad Idea Bears | Mrs. Thistletwat | Ricky