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Favorite Sesame human of all time

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by SCOOTER_101, May 26, 2005.

  1. SCOOTER_101

    SCOOTER_101 New Member

    Who is or who was your Favorite Sesame Street human charachter ever? Mine would have to be Luis (Emilio Delgado) I always thought he was the best out of all of them. Anyways who is everyone else's favorite SS human? BTW it doesn't have to be one who's currently on the show. Just your favorite of all time.
  2. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    My favorite one is Sonia Manzano(Maria) Oh yeah.Because she's very pretty and lovely and I definately want to try and meet her so I can get a Picture of her and an autograph by her too. :flirt: ;) :D

    But Eventually I would.
  3. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    I haven't really thought of that. I guess I always liked Gordon (Roscoe Orman of course, because that's the one I grew up with). I also like Gabi. She's a very attractive actress. Some of my other faves are Maria, Luis and Bob.
  4. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    I always liked Gina when I was little, because I thought she was very pretty. She sort of reminds me of Britney Spears, come to think of it.
  5. ceecee

    ceecee Member

    I like Bob the best. He just seems like such a good guy. Wouldn't you like to live next door to him? Plus I like when he sings, especially "People in Your Neighborhood."

    Has Bob been on since the very beginning?
  6. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Yes. Bob and Susan were the only two cast members on the show today who were there from the beginning and played by the same actor.
  7. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    I liked Bob, and Gordon was always hilarious. However, Luis gets my thumbs-up for being the best SS human.
  8. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    This is a tough one. When I was little I had a crush on Maria(Sonia Manzano)
    but a few years back it was great to meet Susan (Loretta Long) in person.

    It was neat that the Sesame Street human cast was so balanced. No one personality dominated the show, the way Elmo does so with the Muppets now.
  9. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    My favorite human was David. For many years, he provided a lot of energetic comedy, great singing, and the message that you could be cool and hip without being mean to others who aren't. Even when the late actor (Northern Calloway) became sick and overweight, he kept the character going as best he could to the end.

    I know there were some scandals in the actor's life, but that's just a reminder that the people who perform Sesame Street are human and can be as troubled as the rest of us. The trick is that, in spite of reality, they put on an excellent show to educate and entertain children and adults.

    Mr. Hooper (Will Lee) runs a close second as my favorite human, but there was good closure to his death and David seemed to keep Mr. Hooper's memory alive. It's interesting that after David was gone, they seemed to give up on preserving the show's essence. JMO
  10. Mokeystar

    Mokeystar Member

    Bob was my first crush. :flirt:
    I was attracted to his sensitive nature and that smile. So, he'll always hold an extra-special place in my heart on Sesame St.
  11. Hmmmm, Hard to pick, as a kid Maria was my favorite, had my first crush on her.

    Today its pretty much Gabi. ;)
  12. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    David was one of my favorites. He was really cool and funny.

    And I liked Ruthie a lot too. She was the adult who sometimes acted like a kid. Like getting Gordon to do a duck dance in exchange for a fair price on a hat.

    I bet Ruthie would've believed Big Bird about Snuffy if she were around back then.
  13. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    It's really hard to pick one. I found every single SS adult to be very likable. If I had to select one I guess it would be Gordon. He exhibited a certain blend of maturity, kindness, and intelligence that made me feel good as a child. Kind of like he was a good tv father figure in a way.
  14. Fuzzy and Blue

    Fuzzy and Blue New Member

    I'd have to say Gordon because Roscoe Orman is a great actor (and SS is the only show on which I've seen him act) and he has a wonderful singing voice....he can harmonize very well!

    ~Dana~
  15. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Gordon and Susan WERE the parental figures on the show to the Muppets childlike characters, while Maria (as a teenager in the 70s) was like the big sister figure that was sorta passed on to Gina later on. I think that Roscoe Orman truly created the character of Gordon. He seemed to be the ideal father. Smart, gentle, but really tough at the same time. Someone wrote a post referring to Bob and Susan being on the show since the very beginning... isn't it amazing how Bob was in his 30s when the show first aired and he is still there now in his 70s!? Wow! Keep it up, Bob!

    You're right, all the humans were very likeable and quite diverse. It is no doubt that Mr. Hooper will always hold a special place with all of us. I especially feel priveledged that I got to know him a little bit, as he passed away not long after I was born in 1981. I also have a soft spot for Olivia. i feel she has been forgotten. I loved her hip personality and her beautiful singing voice. To this day, "One Little Star" from Follow That Bird is one of my favs. She was a perfect choice to sing that. DO WE EVEN KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HER OR HOW AND WHY SHE LEFT THE STREET? Anyway... I also adore the originals like Susan and Bob, and Maria. Luis sometimes gets on my nerves these days I don't know why so don't ask.
  16. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member


    While I agree that Roscoe Orman is an excellent Gordon and the one that is known by generations today, I can attest to the fact that Matt Robinson also did a superb performance as Gordon and many people who grew up in the 70's still think of him as the definitive Gordon.

    Not to take anything away from Hal Miller (second Gordon) either, but he just didn't stay on the show long enough to develop his version of the character.
  17. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Maria wasn't a Teen on the show. she was 21 when she came on.
  18. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Actually, I think we are both right and we are both wrong. She moved to Sesame Street in 1974, making her about 24 years old at the time. So, you are right to say she was not technically a "teen" but many sources still refer to her as one. Nonetheless, she was still a kid, and we basically saw her grow up on the show.
  19. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    nope. it was 1971. i along with some other saw the SS reruns from the 1st 20 years and there was a TV special about this. she was interviewed and she said she came on 3rd year. the 1998 SSU book also says 1974 but i'm sure they goofed.
  20. SCOOTER_101

    SCOOTER_101 New Member

    Although Technically Sonia Manzano was 21 when she first appeared on the show in 1971. The charachter of Maria was most likely supposed to be a teenager. Charachters on TV are often younger than the person who plays them is in real life. For example the actor and actress who play Miles and Gabi are both currently about 20 years old yet the their charachters are still teenagers on the show and still in High School.


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