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The kids on Sesame Street: Where are they now?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by fatblue, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member

    Nope. I'm right about this one. Sally was played by Holly Robinson.
  2. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member

    Other where are they now's:

    The 20th Anniversary special notes:

    Shala, as of 1989, was a University of Texas attendee who was on the track team.

    Fanny, as of 1989, was a student at the Wharton School of Business at U. Penn studying international business.

    John-John, as of 1989, was in the Air Force, where he was now officially named John Williams. I also read that after the Air Force, he was in computer sales.
  3. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Yeah, the kid in Christmas Eve on SS was named Billy. John John was another little black boy who was on the street a lot during atleast the first few years. He counted with Herry. He is one of, if not THE, most famous kids on the show's history. A lot of classic moments were with him.
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Sorry, I got confused. I thought you said that the girl playing Sally was the daughter of Matt Robinson and Holly Robinson Peete, like they were married and produced the child. But you are saying that Holly was the daughter of Matt Robinson. Okay, i see. Understand it was the way you worded it that flipped the meaning of what you were trying to say.
  5. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Yeah, that sounds right. I can hear Grover saying Billy in my head.
  6. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    I remember that special where Herry was reunited with John-John. When Herry saw him in that uniform, he goes. "I guess they don't call you John-John anymore." Then they both started counting to 20 again like in the old days.
  7. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it makes you wonder if John John (or is it Jon Jon) is still in the air force now. After all that special is 15 years old. He might have changed careers since then. Same with Fanny and Shala, it was established that they were in college at the time. What are they up to these days?

    In response to the Holly Robinson thing, I never thought of that. Then again, I never knew Matt Robinson was the original Gordon until just a few years ago. I have seen a clip of that on "The Street We Live On" special. I might want to look at that again, see if I can recognize her. Of course, she obviously looks different now, but I'll see if I notice a resemblence.
  8. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    i'm not sure if it was Holly who played Sally unless you have some other info to back it up. there this site. http://members.tripod.com/~hooperfan/index-2.html witch not only has old SS photos but has an transcript of a 1971 book about the show and 1 of the chapters mention Matt's 2 kids doing a scene but no mention of Holly play sally.
  9. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member


    It's in imdb.com of all things.

    Click here, and scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN on her television credits:


    Case closed.
  10. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    th imdb page is not a reliable source. you maybe right and i maybe wrong. but they have Sonia Manzano listed as joining the cast in 1973 and I know that's wrong by seeing the SSU shows and have heard from many others who have found other errors there. Speaking of Holly Robinson anyone aware of her foundation she founded in horor of her Dad who Doed of Parkinson's Disease? http://www.hollyrod.com/index.html
  11. zrs70

    zrs70 New Member

  12. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    also Kim Raver of 3rd Watch was on as well.
  13. Pino

    Pino Member

    does anyone has a picture of the record "Cookie Monster and Grover: True Blue" for me? So I can put it on MuppetWiki? Or maybe you can put it there ure self? Its still missing namely ;)
  14. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    What does this have to do with the topic of the thread?
  15. Pino

    Pino Member

    I forgot to quote my reply.... lol:halo:
  16. superboober

    superboober Member

    I'm most interested in the fate of Daniella who appeared in those bits with Forgetful Jones around 1979 or so ("You're not Vanilla? Then you must be Chocolate."); I kind of liked her.
  17. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I saw a clip with her recently! Aww...She is adorable! I forgot about her for a while but I remember seeing her being reran over the years after she was no longs on the show.
  18. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Well, we know what Jon Jon, Fanny and Shola are up to now or at least what they were doing at the time the 20th anniversary special aired. Then there was Kiesha Knight Pullam who had a good eight year run as Rudy on "The Cosby Show." I don't know about too many others though. I'm especially curious about Debbie Chen (Patty on "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.") I wish there was a place where we could look this stuff up.
  19. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I just can't forget about that time Maria took the kids the see Stevie wonder and he kept playing all the notes on the keyboard that kept going "Tatyana Ali" after she told him her name. That was so cute, hehe!
  20. dogteacher

    dogteacher New Member

    kids on classic sesame street episodes--where are they now?

    Hi there, first post here :)

    I was watching our newly arrived "Old School" Sesame DVDs the other day, and through the segments with kids I started wondering if any of those kids went on to become actors of note. Some of the faces looked like they could be familiar. Any leads?

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