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Elmo Muppeteer Kevin Clash resigns from Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by brkndwnbus, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah that ended up being pretty pointless, lol. Though I did like his answer. Adults in general have added responsibility towards children, not just child entertainers, lol.
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey, I love Tom Kenny, he's one of the greats of our time, like a modern-day Mel Blanc, but I don't see the connection between him and the Muppets or SST, am I missing something? Why are they asking him for opinions?
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  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Because he's also someone who works in the children's entertainment field, whose character became very high profile. But yeah ultimately the connection was a stretch. Fellow voice actors would probably know each other but puppeteers are a different profession.
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  4. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    And I doubt TMZ knows the difference (the video description refers to Kevin as one of Tom's "fellow voice actors"). But in fairness, they're not the first.
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  5. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I've seen this last week and boy did I get Mad at TMZ for it. I complained to them. And I got even more angry when they went after Brian Henson asking the same.
  6. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    TMZ has no class. They make the National Enquirer look reputable.
  7. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    They make Fleet Scribber look lovable. lol :p
  8. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    *Sigh* More people making videos on youtube in which they show off their attempts at imitating Elmo's voice. And they say that they can "replace" Kevin.

    Okay, I've said this before, I'll say it again. Whomever is in charge of this matter isn't going to hold auditions, and grab some random person they never even met.

    What will most likely happen is Kevin will name the new performer himself (or maybe he already has, I don't know).

    Besides that, people are only caring about the voice. The performers are puppeteers, not voice actors. Voice is only about 10% of the performances.
  9. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    nicely put i myself haven't seen the videos but still ...
  10. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

  11. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    oh ..... kind of have butterflys in my stomach
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  12. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's why I suggested that Kevin may have already chosen a replacement.

    That is unless they'll be using an old recording of a song Kevin did some time ago. But that's only a possibility. We'll just have to wait and see.
  13. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    yeah thats what i was thinking but still its not like Elmos going to come out silent its not like him and it would be awkward so maybe they are going to have a preformer... idk
  14. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I too highly doubt Elmo will be silent. We'll just have to patiently wait for 10th to come around, and see what happens.
  15. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

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  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Phew, okay. We'll be waiting a little bit longer then.
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  17. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    thank god :laugh: phew
  18. inturnaround

    inturnaround Member

    While it's true that the voice is a small part of the performance, it still matters a great deal. People do identify with that voice. Dialogue is important. Otherwise, we'd have a lot more silent Muppet performances than we do.

    I think Frank says 10% in a slight bit of hyperbole to counteract the prevailing idea that the performance is mostly voice. And I think they sometimes think that because they forget that the puppet isn't alive.
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  19. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I've heard about that too, but I have been thinking that Elmo will probably show up in live appearances on talk shows or whatever, since I know they often do that when they promote the new season of SS. Plus there's always the Macy's parade. I don't know how many times they can do a prerecording of Kevin's Elmo. I doubt Elmo will be silent or absent in live appearances, so I'm guessing it should be sometime in 2013 before the premiere of the new season of SS that we'll probably hear a new Elmo even if it is still Kevin's Elmo heard on the show. Just my opinion on this.
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  20. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I hope I can hear the new voice of Elmo anytime soon before Season 44 airs on television.
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