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

  1. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I feel Drew Massey could pull off Baby Bear.
     
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I doubt they'd bother to recast Baby Bear.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This is what I keep saying when people out there are like, "Matt does Kermit just like Jim," or, "Kermit sounds like Jim again," or "Matt is the new Jim." Matt's Kermit isn't Jim's, and Steve's Kermit wasn't Jim's. Only Jim's Kermit was Jim's. Only Steve's Kermit was Steve's. And only Matt's Kermit is Matt's.
     
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  4. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    True. I do think Matt's Kermit acts like Jim's more so than Steve's. He knows how to capture the essence of the characters he takes over which helps.
     
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  5. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    What makes you say that?
     
  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Baby Bear just has that David Rudman character feel to him.
     
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    It's sad but probably true.
     
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    They're hardly using him any more, so it doesn't seem like he'd warrant a recast.
     
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Herry and Mumford have been recast, and when's the last time we saw either of those two characters on a regular basis?
     
  10. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Early 2000’s basically anything before 2005.
     
  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Well, they're also long-standing legacy characters. Baby Bear's old too (over 25 years, woof), but I don't think anyone looks to him/remembers him the way they do Mumford or Herry.
     
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    And I guess all three characters get represented in merchandise equally (maybe a little less with Mumford).
     
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    There's not much visually distinct about Baby Bear that distinguishes him as a specific Sesame Street Muppet when it comes to merch. Part of the "core cast" thing, to me, is recognizing that "these Muppets sell the most toys, ego show them more often than not."

    Yes, there is not much Herry or Mumford merchandise, but at least if I saw a Herry Monster doll in a store, I'd know who it is. If a Baby Bear toy was moved from the Sesame section to a generic batch of animal dolls, he'd fit right in.
     
  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Far as I'm concerned, if Baby Bear is ever written off, it's no loss for me.

    Never liked him or his awful speech inpediment.
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I liked Baby Bear from Season 30 and onward, when they began expanding his character beyond his fairy tale feud with Goldilocks, and he became Telly's best friend, as well as an artist.

    Speech inpediment aside, Baby Bear could come up with some really clever zingers every once in a while. I loved his remark where after Telly accidentally hurt him, and tries to keep a ridiculous amount of distance between, he tells Telly he wants them to be able to play together, "at least within the same zipcode."
     
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  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Oh, I love Baby Bear, don't get me wrong. It's amazing how much funnier he is just saying something advanced like "harrowing situation" than he was being the straight man to Goldilocks.
     
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Conversely, Elmo could actually be a lot more of an interesting and layered character when he ended up playing the straightman to Zoe, especially whenever she brought Rocco into the picture. It brought out a whole different side to the otherwise perpetually saccharine little love-bug that he is.

    But I mean, the whole Goldilocks feud was just getting really stale after a while. It became more of a schtick than anything, and that was really making Baby Bear a one-note character up until Season 30.
     
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Same, but he's working for Sid & Marty Krofft now. Victor Yerrid, too, for that matter.
     
  19. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    They're both still Henson puppeteers though. They both had speaking roles in Happytime Murders and Drew participated in the Muppets' concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and the O2 Arena.
     
  20. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Have either of them ever worked for Sesame Street? I know Drew did for Elmopalooza
     


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