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SST 40th Anniversary Event

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

  1. Neil565

    Neil565 Member


    I was thinking of asking Frank too, but I didn't see anyone else taking pictures other than in the designated spot, so I thought it might have been kind of rude to ask him.

    If I ever get another chance at it, though..I'm asking anyway :).
  2. AlastairCookie

    AlastairCookie New Member

    Who were the other people on the panel, besides Bob, Sonia, Carroll, Frank, Kevin, Marty, and Fran? Also, does anyone remember what the rest of Oscar & Elmo's responses were to the questionaire?
  3. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Member

    tony geiss was there. um, they were fairly predictable answers--elmo was all happy and cute and the audience would go awww and he would go "aw, come on, what did you expect?" and oscar would have some answer like: you don't want to know...

    kevin was playing elmo straight, not to adults like he often does when he's off the street, and caroll was playing oscar to adults, flirting with maria and stuff. but actually, i thought it would have been funnier the other way around, with oscar being his classic self and elmo playing to adults. i thought marty's improv was the funniest.
  4. ToughPigsJoe

    ToughPigsJoe New Member

  5. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

  6. AlastairCookie

    AlastairCookie New Member

    Sesame visit...

    Wow...didn't realize Jerry was that sick :sympathy:...I thought he was doing better. That is wonderful that Marty took you in like that, he's definitely the kindest of all of the muppeteers and I'm thrilled that he got married to Annie! Thanks for posting your sesame visit. Can you send us the link to your Youtube videos? Keep on believing and hopefully your puppetry dreams will come true! Also, If you're interested, there's this really cool Puppetry workshop this summer in Ireland through NYU...it might be good for you if you want, I can message you with more details :wisdom:
  7. JimmyDeanDog

    JimmyDeanDog Member

    I'll be there - definately!
  8. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Are you aware this already happened?
  10. TravelTravel

    TravelTravel New Member

    Bob McGrath - Music Education

    Indeed Bob McGrath is still active and a staunch supporter of music in early childhood education. Here's an article about Bob that we published on Marching.com earlier this year. He rode and sang on the Sesame Street float in the Rose Parade.

    http://www.marching.com/spotlight/bob-mcgrath-inspires-on-sesame-street/
  11. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Member

    wow, that's a really nice article. i think that's the best one i've seen on him. it makes sense for the music magazine to be the one to appreciate the significance of bob's role in the show and his work outside of it.
  12. Mike Johnson

    Mike Johnson New Member

    I was going to record but figured since they charged $45 for tickets, there could be a copyright issue with putting it out there and I was right as they specifically asked people not to record.

    The Barnes & Noble event was free and open to the public with no requests not to record, so I did and then later popped it up on the website I work for.

    Mike



  13. zns

    zns Active Member

    I'll get the links up as soon as I can. Marty has been a terrific guy since we first started keeping in contact. He has definately become one of my biggest supporters in my destiny. Of course, since he and Annie are going to be expecting twins in March I believe, I porbably on't get to talk with him as much, but maybe still hear from him. Thanks for the kind compliment.

    P.S.
    As for Jerry Nelson, I'm pretty sure that he is doing better. Like I said, my visit to the set was in April 2008, so that was almost a year ago, and by now he should be doing okay as far as I know.
  14. Neil565

    Neil565 Member

    Hey all,

    Just wondering if anyone else got this in the mail...

    An Autographed Street Gang Book, a picture of the cast taken at the event, and a picture quality print of the Record article.

    I had a picture taken at the event, but sadly that was not included. I'm going to give it a few days and see if it comes in the mail separately.

    Curious if anyone else who got a picture taken has received theirs yet?
  15. Big Bird KH9

    Big Bird KH9 New Member

    I also crashed the Manor party. I was nervous, but I suppose the feller at the door didn't want to offend the VIPs by checking tickets. Luck for me, as I was dying to meet Bob.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It would have been great if they videotapped the event and included it as a bonus feature on the upcoming Sesame Street 40th anniversary set. I heard that somebody asked Frank oz to talk in Miss Piggy's voice. I think if I was there, I'd rather ask a question that I want to know the answer to, as opposed to asking a performer to talk in a voice I've heard thousands of times.

    It's a shame nobody thought to ask Bob if he remembers the name of the actor who played Gordon in the pilots. Also a shame nobody asked Caroll Spinney how he could see inside Bruno, or if he could share memories of Shivers the Penguin.
  17. KerMatttheFrog

    KerMatttheFrog New Member

    I think it was mentioned in the thread earlier, but yes that did happen with the fan asking Frank Oz. He was pretty graceful in his turning her down and with his explanation as to why he doesn't do the voices "like a party trick". Unfortunately, much of the time for the Q&A was burned by people telling us more about themselves rather than getting to the meat of their question. The one exception that I thought in that vein was touching was the woman who had the deaf child who talked about how Linda Bove meant a lot to her child having a positive influence and role model on a mainstream program. She then asked if they knew how Linda was doing.
  18. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member


    I agree, I also was interested in hearing about Linda. I don't quite remember when she left to be honest...did they write that into the show somehow?

    I agree, any Q&A I've ever gone to for ANYTHING at this and various movie conventions, etc. people ALWAYS yap about how much the guests have influenced them, they aspire to be like them, etc. We know there's a lot of people who went into puppetry because of the Muppet influence, etc. but I'm sure the whole panel knows that. I'm sure some of the people who didn't get to ask their questions had some good ones that didnt' have the chance because "Susan from Cahuenga remembers watching Sesame when she was five and then went onto major in art in college, etc." :rolleyes:
  19. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Now now, it's not every day these people get to express their appreciation to their heros, hehe. But yes some questions could have been shorter. ;)
  20. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    No I totally get that. Some of the other questions were so "out there" too, like the one person who asked something about a poll on how Sesame around the world with it's international productions as affected things, etc.?:confused:


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