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Stephanie D'Abruzzo responds about Caroll Spinney

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by HiHo3892, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    So this was kinda a big shock. Caroll did Big Bird and Oscar's voices for this commercial that just aired during the Grammys. Maybe it was his last performance before his voice started going quiet:
     
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Well, they shot that in July, well after Season 48 and the Wand Chase special were shot.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Will somebody please inform Jim Henson's New York Creature Shop that Big Bird's head is way too big now?
     
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  4. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Don't blame them... You can learn a lot in 50 years.
     
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Or maybe Matt Vogel's hand is swole.
     
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  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Boy I'm telling ya, if Caroll is in fact still doing Big Bird and Oscar's voices, I've got a heck of a lot of editing to do on the Muppet Wiki page for Caroll Spinney character transitions.
     
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  7. BEAR 2

    BEAR 2 Member

    Stephanie was a natural fit to take on Prairie. Her Kate Monster in Avenue Q was pretty much inspired by Prairie Dawn in a sense.
     
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  8. OscarandTelly

    OscarandTelly Member

    I have another question regarding the preview for next weeks episode. I think it might be Carroll as Oscar but I'm not 100% sure. Can someone please tell me if this is Carroll or Eric?

     
  9. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Eric.
     
  10. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I don't think so. Oscar's voice doesn't have that "old quality" to it when Carroll plays him.
     
  11. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    You beat me to it. :p
     
  12. OscarandTelly

    OscarandTelly Member

    I wonder if we'll ever hear Carroll's voice this season. I was told he did a few things but here we 14 episodes into the season and we haven't yet heard him now I'm kinda worried.
     
  13. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    Wasn't he Oscar in one of the previous episodes?
     
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, Caroll hasn't really done much for the show recently besides voice acting, frankly I prefer the puppeteer and the voice to all be one person. It gives the performer more freedom and makes everything feel more natural. Matt and Eric are doing a great job.
     
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  15. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I have to say, Eric as Oscar is PERFECT! Like, most seamless transition ever.
    Matt Vogel as Big Bird does take some getting used to... it's been that way for like 20 years, lol. :wisdom:
     
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  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I think Matt's Big Bird is really good. I think when he first started doing it his movements were too jerky and energetic, but over time his mannerisms became a lot more subtle and closer to Caroll's. And while Matt isn't quite as funny or organic in promotional appearances, I think he really feels like Big Bird when he has a good script. Specifically in season 48, now that he's doing Big Bird more often, the writers seem to have found a better balance between the character's personality and Matt's.
     
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  17. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    He's definitely better nowadays. I guess he's just not the BB for me.
     
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  18. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Well, that's a good sign. It's nice to know he's still doing the voices at least when he can.
     
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    With him going on this farewell tour of public appearances at cons and such, I'm guessing that's a strong indication that he will, indeed, retire after Season 50.
     
  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Hey. We can always remember he did a fantastic job.
     

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