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  2. Sesame Street Season 49
    Sesame Street's 49th season officially began Saturday November 17 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

Bob's Deaf Niece

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by abiraniriba, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    I just saw a repeat of the episode of Sesame Street where Bob's niece is introduced. She's an interesting character and since Linda has been removed form the Street scenes they should make her a regular. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    not a bad idea?
     
  3. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    Was She On Like Years Ago
     
  4. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    No

    No, this episode was first run only two weeks ago. Judging by her height and maturity I would say that Bob's niece is between 8 and 10 years old, so unless she previously appeared on the show as one of the many little kids who show up from time to time without being named or returning, I don't think so.
     
  5. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    was she a real human or a puppet?
     
  6. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    Human.

    I just gave her age and a possible way for her to have appeared on the show earlier when younger, since the Muppets don't age she is obviously human.
     
  7. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I think it would be neat if she became a recurring character. Not only would it allow SS to keep teaching about deaf culture and sign language but could also show a family dynamic (uncle to niece). I always thought that SS was very smart in teaching such diverse things such as deaf culture and I certainly hope they'll continue to do so in the future (my cousin is deaf so this hits close to home).
     
  8. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    She's cute and if they ever do choose to use her more regularly then that's cool. I'd much rather see Linda though if they are going to bring back the whole deaf/sign language thing.
     
  9. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Me too! I loved Linda and I really wish that she was still a principal character!
     
  10. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member


    WHATEVER DUDE I'M 27 I DON'T WATCH SS THAT MUCH
     
  11. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    She was so wonderful and a beautiful lady. When was her last episode? Was it during the hurricane series? I think that is the most recent thing I have seen her do on the show. Hopefully when the new documentary special is made they will refer to her character a lot. Would be awesome to see her interviewed some and know her thoughts and experience on the show.
     
  12. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Well, Linda has still been seen in inserts which were probably from previous seasons. Someone mentioned seeing her in a season 34 episode when she did the sign for 'hot.' She also appeared in 'Bob's Deaf Neice' only not in the street story, but in a sketch where she and another lady were conducting an orchestra. I'm assuming both of these were from years ago.
    Anyway, I think judging from the opening of a recent ep where she told Telly she wanted a banana, Samara might be on more frequently. I still wish they'd bring Linda back though. She and Samara could interact quite a bit. It is unusual that no one even mentioned her.
     
  13. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    well I have a three year old daughter so I'm required to watch it by law:)
     
  14. MuppetfraggleEX

    MuppetfraggleEX Well-Known Member

    I think if Linda is gone, basically, then she would be a great addition to the cast. Does anyone know what if anything has happened to Linda?
     
  15. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member


    That is something I'd like to ask Sesame Workshop about. She is the only long time human cast member who isn't there anymore. WHo just disappeared.
     
  16. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    what do you think? the nerve of some people here.
     
  17. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member


    I'm sure she was human, but come to think of it, it might be interesting to have human adults with muppet children or young relatives. The adult humans have acted as "surrogate" parents to the muppets for years, why couldn't they be real parents to some of them?
     
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Thought it strange that noone even mentioned Linda by name in Episode 4106 with Samara as part of the focus for the episode's story.
    Would love it if they brought her back, then maybe they could finally create some closure and present a family dynamic by having Bob and Linda together again, interacting with Samara.
    Although, the reason I'd like to see Linda return is cause to me, personally, she's one of my main personal heroes.

    The last episode I know she was in was a Season 30 episode where Snuffy wanted to give Linda a birthday dinner for her and Bob.

    Bryan, it would be difficult to get an interview out of Linda Bove. Reason I say this is because she was not only deaf, but deaf-mute. At least, from what I remember of the later progression of the character...
    There was a segment where she was trying to sound out some words with Bob on the stoop, and Oscar helped out by overhearing them and trying to get Linda to sound out some grouchy words like "phooey".
    In another later season, there was someone else providing an inner thinking voice for her, don't know when nor how long this lasted.
    Hope this helps though.
     
  19. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    I know she can't speak but she can sign to the camera/interviewer with a translator. That's what I meant.

    When did they do the inner monologue thing and why? That would be really interesting. I wonder what she sounded like.
     
  20. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    One time was at Luis and Maria's wedding.
     


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