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SST 40th Anniversary Event

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by Oscarfan, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. heralde Well-Known Member

    There's a lot I want to say, I'll have to think about it for awhile, lol. Most of all, it was great getting to meet some people from the forum, it really made the night special!

    Another big highlight was the young girl who asked why so many of the other characters weren't on the show anymore. From the mouths of babes! Now there's no way we can say "Oh kids just don't want to see the old school anymore." ;)
  2. Neil565 Member

    Heh, Who was the lady pupeteer again, the one to the right of Bob?

    When she had little Zoe to her right, and was talking so intently on her answer to a question, it was kind of freaky how Zoe was 'moving on her own'..looking in every which direction... Kind of reminded me of Childs Play, almost as if she where doing it subconsciously, as she was so involved with getting her story out :)...
  3. CoOKiE Member

    Maybe i was just lucky? I'm from Northern RI... and i didn't see a thing... of snow that is. And i must have taken the same route as you did.
  4. heralde Well-Known Member

    Anothing thing I thought to mention, I loved when they showed the clips. Even though we've all seen them a gazillion times, lol, it was amazing watching Richard's work on the big screen and hearing a huge crowd laugh. I wonder if they cut the Don Music clip in half to avoid showing most of the head banging (though oddly the clip started at the worst part of it, lol).
  5. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they did cut the clips. I really wished they had the ending of the Oklahoma bit. I'm sure everyone would've gotten a big laugh from the hay gag.
  6. Muppet Newsgirl Active Member

    I saw that! I talked to her for a few minutes after we had found our seats, and she showed the drawing to me. Looked pretty swell!
  7. MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I had a blast last night. First off, I want to say a special hello to Ploobies, MuppetNewsGirl and Street Scenes, great to meet you all and put faces with the names! Stulz, was very awesome chatting with me and my boyfriend after the panel. Dave (Vic Romano) I'm sorry I didn't get to meet up with you and Steve Swanson before or afterwards. We ended up checking into our hotel first before heading over to the Shea Center and afterwards like someone here said they were starting to escort people out so we just got one of the college vans to take us back to our car in the parking lot which was quite a trek away from the center.

    I thought the panel was fantastic. I can't tell you how many times I got teary eyed listening to Frank talk about Jim (SO amazed to finally see this man talk in person), the tribute to Richard Hunt, etc. It was a treat to finally get to see Oscar in person. While I would've obviously loved to have met the whole panel I did get to say "Hello" to Carroll Spinney briefly beforehand in the lobby and shake his hand (he wasn't posing for pics at the time but that's cool) and Michael Davis was very friendly afterwards, signed my book, and happy to meet Sonia Manazano again and get a photo this time.

    This was the first live Muppet event my boyfriend Drew has been to, and he was delighted. He's not a hardcore fan like us, and wasn't sure what to expect but he was hysterical at Oscar and Elmo's reactions to the Q&A with Michael and found the whole thing very interesting. Had a nice night hanging back at the hotel together, grabbed a snack, etc. went out for a nice breakfast this morning. He said it was a perfect weekend. Hope everyone had fun! My pics are on my Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/melissay1
  8. MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I thought your questions were very cool, Jesse!
  9. MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Neil, that is awesome you got to go to the afterparty. If I could've swung the money I definitely would've been there. I just have too many personal expenses coming up to have gone. I'm glad someone here got to see Frank Oz. Even though I didn't get to meet him, I was just so thrilled to see him and all these people together in one place.
  10. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's too bad they weren't available for singing, cause my mom brought this for Carrol to sign.
  11. heralde Well-Known Member

    It's very true, a lot of actors and comedians are quite skilled at doing loud and crazy characters, but aren't quite as at ease in person.
  12. Muppet Newsgirl Active Member

  13. Neil565 Member

    I know that the reason for no video was that so the actors could speak open and honestly about things, without fear of it being posted on youtube, but it was such a great panel, I'd Love to have been able to buy a copy of it..

    Heh, did anyone sneak audio out of the event, like the guy did at the Barnes and Noble signing? I was toying around with doing so, but figured they'd probably see the light from the recorder so decided against it :)..
  14. ploobis Well-Known Member

    Well Thank You! :insatiable:
  15. ploobis Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Jane really loved it, I also got her to sign my Jim Henson: Works book too. ;)

    She is a sweet lady.
  16. ploobis Well-Known Member

    I noticed Marty being chocked up about the mentioning of the speakers fees being donated to Richard Hunt's name. It was beautiful and touching.
  17. ploobis Well-Known Member

    I also laughed at the Dead Muppet Wall in the Studio's Green Room! Marty is HILARIOUS!
  18. CoOKiE Member

    Lucky you, for getting REALLY good pictures. My gf tried... and the flash alerted the mean people... so she quickly hid the camera... and get the people behind us in trouble lol. As a result of the shot... she moved the camera before the camera got the picture :(

    If you dont mind, MelissaY1, may i beable to take your cast shots and use them on my facebook and myspace?
  19. fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    One Question Please

    I was there too. I was the next one on line to ask a question- I was on stage left, closest to Frank. I was about to open my mouth when it was announced "Sorry, time's up! No more questions."

    So a belated thank you for those that asked more than one question, and MAYBE you can answer mine since the panel couldn't:

    Around 1980 or so, they introduced a blind Muppet named Aristotle (Ari for short) which Richard also performed. I was going to ask the panel whatever happened to him, why he wasn't used more. He seemed to have tremendous potential.

    Even if I didn't get to ask, I still had the consolation prize of posing with Sonia, Michael Davis' autograph, and a cookie.
  20. CoOKiE Member

    Fuzzy... if i remember correctly... you were in front of me (as i mentioned i was 3rd)... you had a baby blue super grover shirt on... and you have long hair, and wore glasses right?

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