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Street Season 48
Sesame Street's 48th season
officially began Monday August 6 on PBS. After you see the new episodes,
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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Pig's Laundry, Sep 9, 2015.
Gordon and Luis were the heart. Bob was the soul.
Are we still talking about this
Don't you know it's hard for people to let it go around here? Remember how long people still kept talking about Kevin's unfortunate situation after it had happened?
It is yet to be resolved.
Emilio and Roscoe said back in August that they would meet new sesame street producers in early septenber, and we would be informed about the meeting...but time passed on and we have no news about their situation en the show.
My point exactly. Why has Sesame Workshop gone quiet about it?
Because they don't have to talk about it. When have they ever openly discussed the departure/hiring of certain cast members? The only time I can think of was when they got Mando and that's because it was a completely open casting call, unlike previous and subsequent ones (I assume).
They only said anything about it to quell the negative press they were getting, which sounds cynical, but that's showbiz. Unless the news bubbles up again, I don't see them addressing this in the near future.
Actually they do have to talk about it eventually. They made a promise and we need to see if they're going to keep their word. I know there are people on here who do not like Bob, Gordon, and Luis, but they also have many loyal fans.
Not really. SW officially said this:
I have been in touch with each of them to meet in person about how we best adapt their talents to the current content needs and preschool media landscape, in a way that honors their historic contributions. We are very grateful for the many loyal fans of Sesame who continue to care so deeply about the show and what it means to them.
Nothing in there implies a promise to include them in future content or a promise to inform the fans about their plans.
Yes, it does. A story needs closure.
The fact that they're looking into ways to continue to utilize them in some way or form seems like it should be sufficient enough for closure, to me.
Words mean nothing. Only actions count. Show me the first episode that Bob, Luis and Gordon are scheduled to appear in again and how often. Now THAT is closure.
Here's your closure:
In this interview with Bob McGrath, he states that he, Roscoe and Emilio met with Jeffery Dunn as was originally stated. He says that they will not be returning to the actual show, but they (and presumably Sonia Manzano and Alison Bartlett, possibly Loretta Long) will be part of some sort of upcoming SST "celebration". He also said that they will be involved in the planning process for the show's 50th anniversary.
In other words, they really were fired from the show and SW was not entirely honest about it. But it is a form of closure as deplorable as it is. Probably time for the series to close too.
This is way beyond silly. Were the older humans literally the only reason you watched the show?
No, but it's wrong to throw loyal cast members away because they are elderly. In fact, it's disgusting.
The fact that they would do something like this proves that the heart and soul of Sesame Street is truly gone forever. Merry Christmas.
Joey and Stephanie D'Abruzzo performed a puppet together on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" earlier this year:
Good to see Joey performing again. Maybe he can finally come back to the Muppets and perform with them some time.
I understand that even though I'm a loyal fan of the three veteran actors, some people might not be. I'm sorry that their talent and ability has been lost on some fans, and particularly lost on the producers today. At least now I know to have nothing more to do the modern show.
BTW, it sounds like Joey Mazzarino has the right idea.
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