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Kingston Livingston

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Drtooth, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    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!
  2. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure exactly why, but I sure think he was a poor substitute for the classic Roosevelt Franklin.
  3. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    Oh, I thought the cool nerd thing was done on purpose. In any case I'd be more inclined to think that it was reason #4 and that Kingston, like the other "Around the Corner" Muppets, was phased out in order to focus on the core characters.

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