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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,
post here and let us know your thoughts.
Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, May 8, 2012.
I'll check first to see if my little brother has the DVD, but thanks.
Here's a question I have for everyone...
Why can't I go one week without making at least 1 Homestar Runner reference, both online and IRL???
Because you're annoying and no one likes Homestar Runner but you.
Hey, if you enjoy something, no reason not to.
Well, in fairness, I do make alot of Mst3k references and i've noticed only three people on this forum seemed to have checked it out at least once.
I also make alot of Thomas references in spite of the only other hardcore fan I know of is @Old Thunder.
Is it sad that here it is, four months later, and I still can't stop geekin' out about meeting the SS cast?
On the same token though, after the positive experience, I'm not really nervous at all about the potential of meeting Steve Whitmire this summer.
Hey, i'm the same way with Doctor Who and Stranger Things.
I'm usually too nervous to approach any of them if / when I've seen any SS cast member or puppeteer. I'm lucky I was able to get Caroll's autograph (and a free doodle) at the MOMI screening of his documentary a couple of years ago.
And I always took you as a guy who's always cool and chill about almost anything.
But nevertheless, from my experience, they totally put you at ease: they're just as warm, friendly, and neighborly as they are on TV - they really make you feel like you're an old friend (Alan even said so when I stepped in for my photo-op since I had already been to their tables earlier in the day).
How come Muppet Central is not loading for me all the way?
Can understand that. I'm always the type to be nervous when meeting someone, especially if it's a childhood hero, but just gotta keep reminding yourself they're still people and they could be really cool.
I know Caleb and Gaten were at RI CC last November. To be honest, I chose to pass on meeting them just because I'd feel kinda like a creep getting a picture with actors in their early teens. That's just me.
Getting to attend the Stranger Things panel there was good enough for me, though.
I was more nervous just about being at a con in the first place: never been to one before, I didn't really know what to do or expect, my irrational phobia was based on seeing photos and vids from friends who have attended cons, and it seems like there was always really crazy, outrageous, and even debaucherous stuff going on among attendees. And even so, there was only a minor miscommunication on my part regarding my ticket and getting their autographs - Caroll even offered to cover for me if I wasn't able to get the proper passes I needed to get their autographs without having to pay additional fees out of pocket (since I purchased the fan package ticket that covered the cost of one autograph from each of them). Bob was particularly conversive, even asking me about myself, and they invited me back to their tables after the photo-op if I wanted, so I did.
It also helped that this was, apparently, a poorly-timed con anyway: in the middle of fall, apparently turn-out was underwhelming, so there wasn't a whole lot of people there, and the lines at their tables were hardly long at all.
Again, the overall experience was very wonderful, and it's certainly cured me of my aforementioned irrational and prejudicial phobia of cons, which is one reason why I'm not even really nervous about the prospect of potentially meeting Steve Whitmire this summer, though I'm guessing in summer, it might be a lot more crowded. If I go, I might take my SS 30th anniversary Kermit plush and my Ernie knickerbocker with me, if he'll be taking pictures with fans.
Personally Bob and Roscoe are at the top of my "to meet" list.
I don't ever see it happening, but you never know.
They both were great. As I said, in addition to talking about his role as Gordon, I told Roscoe about how much I enjoyed his guest appearance as a bank robber on SANFORD AND SON, which he said was a lot of fun to do because of how funny Redd Foxx was on and off camera. And again, Bob was particularly conversive, sharing a lot of wonderful anecdotes about the musical aspect on SS with Joe Raposo and Jeff Moss's wonderful songs and music, and he also had a number of different CDs you could purchase (he even offered to autograph the one I bought for free.
If you ever get the opportunity, you will not be disappointed. I'm sure KarWash would love to meet his man Alan.
I got to meet Bob several times at Sesame Place in 2006. He performed a couple mini-concerts at the pavilion. The attendance was a little underwhelming too. His biggest fans were people my age, as opposed to most of the kids and toddlers there, who didn't know Bob McGrath from Adam, and were disappointed Elmo was nowhere to be found.
After his show, he had a block of time to sign autographs, pose for selfies (is it really a selfie if there's more than one person in the picture?) before he was scheduled to ride on a float in the parade.
A few came up for meet and greets, I was the last in line, so we had a good ten minutes to shoot the breeze. No crowds, no lines, just me and him. That time was absolute gold.
He had a few memories of Joe Raposo, Jim Henson, etc. He was 74 then, his memory was still sharp as a tack.
Somehow he ended up singing a snatch of an obscure song from the early days "Don't You Know You're Beautiful", and we sang afew bars in harmony together. Dynamite. From one Irish tenor to another.
And for those who care to know, his favorite Sesame Muppet is Oscar.
After our marathon visit, we saw him riding on his parade float waving, grinning.
Bumped into him again later that day. In the men's room!
" We gotta stop meeting like this," I said. "People might talk".
Big Bob grin.
I've been fortunate enough to live where Sesame sightings were frequent, and I met my share of cast members, puppeteers, etc.
Besides Carroll, Bob tops the list.
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