BIG BIRD: Hey, I want to watch "Sesame Street Unpaved," I'll turn on Noggin! Where's the TV? BOB: Big Bird! It's over, Big Bird. MARIA: Big Bird...don't you remember? "Sesame Street Unpaved" is cancelled. It's off the air. BIG BIRD: Oh, yeah, I remember. Well, I'll watch it the next time it comes back on. SUSAN: Big Bird..."Sesame Street Unpaved" isn't *coming* back on. BIG BIRD: Why not? SUSAN: Big Bird...when Noggin buries a show at 4:00 in the morning and cuts down its airtimes gradually over a period of a couple of years and then takes it off the air completely, they don't put it back on. BIG BIRD: Ever? SUSAN: No, never. BIG BIRD: Why not? LUIS: Well, Big Bird...the show doesn't fit the demographics of either "Noggin" or "The N"...they *can't* put it back on. BIG BIRD: Well, they've *gotta* put it back on! How will I get to see Mr. Hooper and David, and the first two Gordons, and see all the great Muppet skits I remember with Jim Henson and Frank Oz...and all of Joe Raposo's songs...and Rafael and Molly The Mail Lady, and Sam The Machine? DAVID: Come over to my place...I've got the shows on tape. I recorded them while they were on. We can watch them any time. BIG BIRD: Well, it won't be the same. BOB: You're right, Big Bird. "Sesame Street" will never be the same without Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Matt Robinson, Will Lee, Northern J. Calloway, great songs by Joe Raposo, and the clever writing that appealed to children and adults on two levels, with characters like Herbert Birdsfoot, Sherlock Hemlock and Roosevelt Franklin, and humor that wasn't forced and wasn't policed for "political correctness." But you know something? We can all be very happy that we had a chance to watch this show, and enjoy it a lot when it *was* on the air. DAVID: And like I said, I still have my tapes. BIG BIRD: Yeah, tapes, like the one a viewer is watching this segment on right now. We can watch them, and rewatch them, and rewatch them...as much as we want to, until they wear out. But I don't *like* it. It makes me sad. DAVID: We all feel sad, Big Bird. BIG BIRD: Well, I don't understand. Everything was just fine. Why does it have to be this way? GORDON: Because. BIG BIRD: Just because? GORDON: Just because they sold two billion Chicken Dance Elmo dolls last year.