Wouldn't it be great if there was a Sesame Street Fest, similar to Muppetfest? How would you want it to be done? I had planed on making a fake report of this on April Fools Day, but then forgot. But here's what I would like to have happen: It would be a three-day thing, on a friday night and all weekened (okay, maybe not 48 hours, but most of the day). I don't know about whetehr there should be a live performance. But maybe there could be a special play area for kids, where they can play with Sesame Street toys, watch Sesame Street videos, and read Sesame Street books while their parents get to learn more about the show. It would be great to have Big Bird greet kids, and maybe even pose for pictures. Given Caroll Spinney's age, maybe it would be better for Matt Vogel to perform Big Bird here. That way, Big Bird can also talk to the visitors. It would be great to see all the important people talking to the fans. All of the current human cast members, plus some former cast members (Alania Reed Hall, David Langham Smyrl, Annett Claude). And of course the performers should be there, as themselves and their characters: Kevin Clash (with Elmo, Hoots, Beny, and Baby Natasha), Fran Brill (with Zoe, Prairie Dawn, and maybe Roxie Marie), Caroll Spinney (with Oscar), Eric Jacobson (with Bert, Grover, and maybe Guy Smiley), Steve Whitmire (with Ernie), Leslie Carara (with Abby Cadabby), David Rudman (with Cookie Monster, Baby Bear, and Humphrey), Joey Mazzarino (with Ingrid, Stinky, and Murray Monster), Martin Robinson (with Telly and Buster), Carmen Osbahr (with Rosita), and Jerry Nelson (with The Count, Herry Monster, Fat Blue, The Amazing Mumford, and Sherlock Hemlock). Perhaps Matt Vogel could take some time out from greeting kids as Big Bird and talk to the fans (and maybe Carol Spinney could perform Big Bird at this time). And in a dream world, Frank Oz would be there to talk to the fans (of course, in a real dream world Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Jon Stone and Will Lee would be there). Other people who would be great to be there would be Christopher Cerf, Joan Ganz Cooney, Tony Geiss, and Jim Martin. It would be great if there was a special demonstration on how the Anything Muppets are made, with the performers decorating their faces. Maybe the fans could be given the opportunity to perform Anything Mupets in an improv performance to see what it's like to be a Muppet performer, and the main performers could also perform their characters alongside the fans (and a special video of the performance could be purchased as a souvenier). And there could be a museum-like exhibet where variosu puppets are put on display. Some alternate Elmo puppets, as well as The Two-Headed Monster, Herbert Birdsfoot, Biff, Sully, Little Bird, Farley, Little Jerry and the Monotones, and Chris and the Alphabeats. And of course, there should be video screenings for the fans. Ideal screenings would include: The original version of the pilot pitch (the pitch had some sceens changed and replaced later on; The version shown on Old School Volume 1 is the second version), one of the test pilots, the very first episode (yes, many of us have uncut copies, and it was recently released on DVD, but wouldn't it be great to see it uncut on a big screen?), Out to Lunch, This Way to Sesame Street (the NBC sneak preview fro Sesame Street, which aired a few days before the shows premier), and a few old episodes. I would chose ones that weren't ever shown on Noggin, including another first season episode, and a few episodes form the 1970s (like Tely's first appearance, and Olivia's first appearance), and some 1980s episodes. I would also have a special screening of an upcomming episode. This would also make a god opportunity to reveal packaging art for the next Old School set, and perhaps an episode on the set could be screened for the audience. And it would be great if Sesame Street music was played during the event. Maybe there could be a special Sesame Street karaoke, with many popular songs from the show. What are your ideas?