Well, this has been a thought lingering in my mind for awhile now, and I'd thought I'd ask. It's been almost 20 years since Mr. Henson passed, and looking back on all those years since, do you think he would be pleased with the results of how Sesame Street has turned out? He would probably be happy, like the rest of us, that the show has still been on the air as long as it has, but do you think he would be pleased with how the show has evolved? Here are some things to think about: 2002 Format Change Elmo's increase in popularity/Tickle Me Elmo (Honestly, did Mr. Henson see potential in the character and knew, at some point, he would become this "megastar"?) Elmo's World The "Around the Corner" era Frank Oz not performing regulary anymore Changes to the theme song The additions of Rosita, Zoe, and later Abby Season 40 Format Change Elmo Overtaking Big Bird as lead, Elmo Overtaking Grover as "cute" monster "Cookie Monster is the veggie monster" controversy The use of CGI in recent seasons *(Other events?) Please note this thread is not meant to stir debate or anything, it's just a simple question. I'd hope to hear your responses. Thanks.