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Ebenezer T. Squint is one of the puppet characters from Pinwheel, Nickelodeon's first series. He was designed and performed by Brad Williams.

His name was spelled different ways throughout the show's run. In the original ending credits, it was spelled as Ebenezer. In promo materials for seasons two and three, it was spelled with two E's as Ebeneezer.

Looks

He is a tall humanoid puppet with light green skin and darker green hair and a mustache. He has a long, pointed nose, and he wears thin rectangular glasses that rest on the tip of his nose. He usually wears a red magician's suit with a tie and a top hat.

Description

Ebenezer is a villainous magician and inventor who lives in the basement room of Pinwheel House. He likes to play as "the bad guy," not because he truly hates anyone else in Pinwheel House, but because he gets so much joy from causing trouble. He is actually exceptionally gifted at making machines, and once made a successful shrinking device. However, instead of using his talents for good, he prefers to spend most of his time plotting how to get featured in The Daily Noodle newspaper.

Ebenezer appears in the show's opening theme song, where he crawls out from the basement and is pestered by the Hobo Bugs. He also appears in the ending credit sequence, where he creeps back down into the basement, with Plus and Minus also leaving in the same scene. He was one of the few characters who appeared throughout all seasons of both the Ohio and New York versions of Pinwheel.

Trivia

Ebenezer (center) on the 2004 lithograph.

  • In 2004, a lithograph was released for the 25th anniversary of the Nickelodeon brand name. It was a limited edition and featured characters from many different Nick and Nick Jr. shows. Ebenezer was featured on the lithograph to represent Pinwheel.
  • His performer, Brad Williams, also played three other roles on Pinwheel: Aurelia, Luigi O'Brien, and Plus.
  • He made a cameo in the form of a plush in the movie "The Toy".


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