Abby Cadabby is a fairy-in-training who first appeared in the 37th season of the children's television show Sesame Street. She is performed by Leslie Carrara and was designed by Ed Christie and built by Rollie Krewson. The first new female Muppet on Sesame Street in 13 years, she is a playmate of Elmo, Zoe, Baby Bear and the rest of the Sesame Street gang. Being the new girl on the block, she is meant to bring a further opportunity to share lessons on the differences of people from different backgrounds.
Sesame Street often features celebrity guests; her dream guest would be George Clooney, because "he's got a pot-bellied pig and I've always wanted to adopt one.
Abby was scheduled to be interviewed 10 August 2006 on The Today Show on NBC; "NBC Special Report" coverage of the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot pre-empted the interview. Abby appeared for a short chat on 14 August, a few short minutes with Ann Curry and Lester Holt before the weather. The scheduled "satellite-tour" of local stations across America went on later that day.
Abby was to be featured as ABC World News "Person of the Week" on 11 August, 2006; Hurricane Katrina/2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict dog rescuer Linda Nealon pre-empted her. Cadabby was featured on the 18 August broadcast, with the teaser, "Femininity comes to Sesame Street". She was touted as the first 3-year-old "Person of The Week".
In 2007, Abby had her own balloon made after her in the 2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Abby is also now featured in the 2007-2009 tour of Sesame Street Live show When Elmo Grows Up