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Videos featuring Muppet Julia debut on Sesame Street's YouTube Channel

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by FunnyBear, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear Well-Known Member

    Julia, the autistic Muppet introduced in 2015 has officially joined the cast and will appear on Sesame Street's 60 Minutes live appearance tonight. Sesame Street's YouTube channel has posted 6 video segments with Julia.

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  2. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Well-Known Member

    I wonder Julia will met Alex (The muppet kid with a father in jail)?
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Holy crap, I didn't think SST could actually get worse at matting and keying, but gee!
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's web-exclusive stuff; don't expect their A-game, production-wise.
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  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    (Hate to double post)

    For all you who don't get HBO, the "Meet Julia" episode is going to air on both PBS and HBO, Mon. April 10th.
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So I take it this is a "Very Special" stand-alone special that's not part of the regular season then?
  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's still an episode; not sure what content there will be other than the story.
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    That's fantastic to hear! I was literally just about to say how it was a shame kids without HBO had to wait so long to see Julia. I hope lots of people watch and we have a good discussion here.

    On a slightly unrelated note, I hope Segi comes back. She's a really important character too.
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  9. PonysNPuppets

    PonysNPuppets Member

    I actually am on the autism spectrum. That being said, didn't they (unofficially) already have an autie character in the form of Bert?! :p
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  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Here's a new interview with Stacey Gordon, Julia's puppeteer:

    Actually, that is a fair point when you think about it. Part of the point of Bert is to help kids respect different point of views and show them that something that might be small and boring to you can be super interesting to someone else. His obsessions with pigeons, oatmeal, collecting bottle caps and paperclips could all be interpreted as "special interests".
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  11. PonysNPuppets

    PonysNPuppets Member

    Similarly, the idea of being ok with being different was already used as well only two decades earlier with Kingston Livingston III. I applaud Miss Gordon for what she is doing, I really do. However, I still think that a lot of these post-Henson people need to be educated a little if ya know what I mean ;) :p
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