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Is Frank Oz officially done with Sesame Street now?

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by FatBlueMuppet, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. FatBlueMuppet

    FatBlueMuppet New Member

    I'm just wondering, since I have not seen any new material this season with any of his 3 charachters. Does anyone know if he has now left Sesame Street as well? It wouldn't surprize me if he did. He's been phasing himself out of that show since the late 70's. If anyone has any info on this please let me know. Thanks
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't off the top of my head think so, since there were a lot of characters aside from the usual suspects that didn't show up this season in new footage, probably due to their low and ever shrinking budget.
  3. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    He still performs on Sesame Street once in a while.
  4. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    He did exactly one new grover sketch this season so far and he is still in the credits. It could be that he might be ready to hang in the towel so to speak. But only the future can tell us this for sure.
  5. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    Maybe it's because he's getting too old?
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I think to date he still commits like ONE day a year to tape new material with his characters; originally, he was only doing new Ernie and Bert sketches, but lately he's been doing new stuff with Grover, but only when they're Grover and Fat Blue sketches.

    As far as the non-Sesame muppets are concerned, yes, he is officially retired from them, as is Jerry Nelson.
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Actually, Caroll Spinny and Jerry Nelson are both older then he is and Fran Barell is the same age as he is. Perhaps he is just moving on.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    But we're pushing for Jerry to at least loop dialogue for Fraggle Rock, the Movie.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's really the main reason why he's retired from the Muppets, and only commits one day a year to Sesame Street, because he's wanting to concentrate on his directing career.
  10. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Who's Fran Barell and Caroll Spinny? :) It's Fran BRILL and Caroll SpinnEY:)
  11. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Yeah, hopefully he's be able to actually film it.
  12. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member


    What particular sketch are you referring to Ilikemuppets?
  13. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member


    What particular sketch are you referring to Ilikemuppets?
  14. JoeyMuppet

    JoeyMuppet New Member

    Well, I do know a season or 2 ago.. Frank Oz puppeteered Grover, for that Sesame Street parody of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. In that sketch, Grover was fixing Fat Blue's house.
  15. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    With Jim gone and Frank, Jerry, and several of the rest of the original team moving on when countless generations have lived through their work, what will this mean for the future of both Sesame Workshop and Henson Productions?
  16. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    I hope that what you said doesn't happen with the Fraggle movie, because whilst the UK Boomerang gets the series, we here in the States don't get jack.
  17. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    The one where the Kid is tickling Grover and he is freaking out and wanting him to stop it so he can talk to him about the word tickle witch was the work of the day.
  18. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

  19. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn New Member

    I wonder if he still does his one day a year gig with Sesame Street. In his last round of interviews for DEATH AT A FUNERAL, he said he hadn't with the muppets/sesame street in many years.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    He at least filmed one for last season, and I guess one or two for this year.


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