I have been wondering lately... what do you think Sesame Street Live would have been like if the first Sesame Street Live show was produced in 1969, 1970, or 1971? I doubt there would have been a Sesame Street Live show for the first year. After all, the show was just getting started, Sesame Workshop would have needed to make deals to get the show produced, costumes would have needed to be made, voices would have been recorded, and that would have been a lot of work to get Sesame Street Live started during the shows first season. Also, it seems like the early years focused on the humans just as much as the muppets (I haven't seen any actual episodes from this period, so I could be wrong), so I wonder if the actors would have actually been part of the show (Which I doubt, as they couldn't tour the country in a live shpw and make regular appearances on the TV show at the same time), if impersonators would have been used, or if there would have actually been walk-around costuems for the humans (which would probably be too weird). Also, it seems like the animated and live action segments were treated equally with the Muppets and humans in some of the earliest merchandise, so I wonder if any cartoon characters would have been in Sesame Street Live if it had opened back then. Also, there weren't very many major Muppets in the first season. Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, and Oscar were all major and would have surley been in the first Sesame Street Live if it was produced in 1969, and I have a feeling that Jim Henson would have allowed Kermit to have been in the show if produced then (he was in some of the boosk from the first season), but would Cookie Monster or Grover have been in it? What about beautiful day monster? What about Proffessor Hastings, Lefty the Salesman, or Little Bird? I guess it would have been more interesting to see how a Sesame Street Live show in 1970 or 1971 would have been like. Can you imagine a Sesame Street Live with not only Big Bird, Oscar, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Prairie Dawn, but also Herbert Birdsfoot, Roosevelt Franklin, Roosevelt Franklin's Mother, Sherlock Hemlock, Herry Monster, Little Jerry and the Monotones, Farley, Harvey kneeslapper, Lefty, Guy Smiley, The Amazing Mumford, and Proffessor Hastings? Or even Sesame Street Live shows with Deena, Pearl, Chrissy and the Alphabeats, and Sam the Robot? I know that some of the characters I mentioned were in some of the early Sesame Street Live shows, and still, considering that Sesame Street Live began in 1980, it is odd that Sherlock Hemlock, The Amazing Mumford, Biff, Sully, and Don Music never appeared in any Sesame Street Live shows, and strange that Herry wasn't in more shows.