Cyranose de Bergerac, a poet with a foot-long nose, tries to help the Queen of France finish her poem in a "Monsterpiece Theater" segment on Sesame Street. Unfortunately, the word used to finish it is the word he's the most sensitive to: "nose". Hearing that word makes him go into a frenzy, swishing his nose back and forth like a sword. The segment was written by Tony Geiss.
The character was inspired by Edmond Rostand's 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac.