Rodney, better known as Rod (which is short for Rodney) is a blue male humanoid whatnot who is one of the main characters in the adult-themed Broadway musical Avenue Q. He is an investment banker on Wall Street. He lives in the same apartment as Nicky. He is a closted homosexual, but at the end of the musical he comes out of the closet.


  • 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
  • Barrett Foa
  • Howie Michael Smith
  • Seth Rettberg
  • Rob McClure
  • Adam Kantor

West End PortrayersEdit

  • Jon Robyns
  • Daniel Boys
  • Paul Spicer
  • Adam Pettigrew
  • Sam Lupton


  • Well, I am not a closeted... homo-whatever!
  • Sweet suffering Jesus! Nicky AND Ricky?! Ooh, my cup runneth over!
  • (Reffering to his gay "friend") He's an investment banker. . . and a Republican.
  • Number one: I apologize for being so hot-headed and difficult.


  • In July, 2011, the same day same-sex marraige was legalized in New York City, Rod and Ricky (handled by Howie Michael Smith and Jed Resnik, 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 flower girl. The couple had a brief honeymoon and made it back to the theater in time for their 3pm matinee.
  • He is somewhat a parody of Bert from Sesame Street.