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Sesame Street Season 46 Episode 4601 - Bedtime Story

Discussion in 'Season 46' started by Phillip, Jan 15, 2016.


Will you watch new Sesame Street episodes on HBO?

  1. Yes, I'll see new Sesame Street on HBO.

  2. No, I'll see new Sesame Street on PBS.

  3. Either way, I won't be watching Sesame Street.

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  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Him being credited could just be part of SW trying to keep the older characters' retirement quiet and gradual, much like Billy Barkhurst taking over Ernie. It was already big national news that Maria was leaving, SST might not want to get negative attention for firing all the rest of the original cast members.
  2. OscarandTelly

    OscarandTelly Well-Known Member

    That is true. Sometimes someone's name stays in the credits during the 1st year theyr'e not on the show anymore. I know it happened with Gabi in Season 43, and I think it also happened with Uncle Wally in Season 23, as I know he was still in the credits that year, however iv'e seen a ton of Season 23 episodes, and i can't think of any he was in. So yeah it might have to do with contract issues or something. I really dont know for sure.
  3. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Ok I live in the UK and don't often hear about these things so thank you
  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well he appeared in episode 2931 but that's the only one on Muppet Wiki that has a page.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I totally think that SW's lower budget is also acontributing factor to the lack of cast variety this season. We're not going to know until season 47 (or until more season 47 details pop up) if that's the case, since 47 will be the first season produced entirely by HBO's money. When it comes to the older cast, sure. I can see them not being quite as energetic as they used to be. Carol's been working on this show for almost half a century(!) and has been in the puppetry game for a while before that as well. He's the only original Muppet puppeteer still with the show on a regular basis. Maybe Frank comes in every once in a while to do one or two skits.

    It's the younger cast member uninclutions that kinda bug me, especially after the huge casting search contest for Mando, only to see him completely absent this season.

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