WHy was Kingston abandoned? Here are my four theories. #1: He was viewed as a racial stereotype by some, just like Roosevelt Franklin. #2: He was ment to be cool, but came off a little Nerdy. A personal thing. He just reminded me of Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire! #3: Kevin Clash was so busy with Elmo, he hadn't the time to perform him (a stretch, I know) and #4, like most characters he was eased off the show slowly to focus on the core characters. If anyone else has any ideas, please share them!