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Where are the older humans?

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by ssetta, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I don't think i'll ever stop being mad that Leela and Mando are gone, especially since the latter only appeared for two seasons. Weather they left on their own or not, it's still sad. Actually, after basically all the cast members left I think that's when I began to appreciate Alan and Chris more, because they were the last familiar faces left. Nina, she's alright but she's not one of my favorites.
     
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see them make a cameo during the 50th anniversary. I think they're probably recognisable enough, especially since both Ruth Buzzi and Savion Glover are well known outside of their SST appearances.
     
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  3. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    I would love to see Susan Gordon and Bob as well!!!!
     
  4. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Oh, definitely Petey for sure. Nothing like promoting classic breakdancing to today's preschoolers. ;)

    It would be nice to see Ruthie make a special appearance again, although I don't know if she does much performing anymore. She's kinda up there.
     
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What about Mike? He could be promoting poor eating habits to today's preschoolers!
     
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  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Eh, they probably get enough of that with Cookie Monster.
     
  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Really nice to see Luis back again!
     
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  8. BEAR 2

    BEAR 2 Member

    She's 81, no older than Bob is. She's up there but no reason to stop performing. Betty White, anyone?? But, of course, I think Betty is superhuman.

    Seriously, though, I don't think she performs anymore other than voiceovers.
     
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  9. jobi71

    jobi71 Active Member

    Betty White is super human. If you can find the clip of her on 30 Rock defying the "Rule of Three" it is amazing. I think what has most fans upset is not that they let these cast members go (they are older, there needs to be a curriculum we can maintain etc) So I think the main issue is we were never able to say good-bye to these beloved characters (on a show that did a good job of saying good-bye to characters and actors - Will Lee, Jerry Nelson). I feel that they did a disservice to themselves by having this happen all "off screen". I understand that an episode about these folks moving on may not have fit in with the direction the show was going, but how about Gordon and Susan are retiring in Yuma! And Luis is joining Maria in Puerto Rico (a hot potato I know), Bob is moving to Japan. Just give us some closure on these characters. It can happen in You Tube videos it does not to be within the show.
     
  10. BEAR 2

    BEAR 2 Member


    I would have appreciated that too. Some sort of closure. They did that when Hooper died and they did that when David left the show. They said he was moving. Because these 5 have been major staples since day one (or almost day one), it would have been nice. I think the actors would have appreciated it too. I will admit, I got every emotional when I found out that they were leaving. I felty like half my family was moving away. I know that seems so stupid.

    On a related note, I just wish that the humans were a little more prominent these days. Maybe it doesn't go with the style of what they want now, but there were many moments just between the human cast early on that were so great. It wasn't always about the Muppets. They took a secondary role to the human adults, which was fun for a change. For example, Maria and Luis getting married and the baby; the adoption of Miles; Olivia and David singing "It Feels Good When You Sing a Song"...I could go on. I just loved when they were in the spotlight too.
     
  11. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    No, the problem was that they let them go, period.
     
  12. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Age is just a number. The issue should be the ability to perform one's job. They never fired Will Lee.
     
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  13. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Y'all, we've already established they weren't fired because of their age. First of all, Alison was let go and she's only in her forties. They were let go because (1. the show is focusing on less characters now so kids can have consistency and get acquainted with the main characters more easily (2. Bob McGrath said it was educators themselves who recommend cutting back on characters.
     
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  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

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    HULK MAD1 HULK SMASH1 HULK NOT ACCEPT OLDER SST CASTMEMBERS BE FIRED! HULK SMASH SST!
     
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  15. BEAR 2

    BEAR 2 Member

    Well, it's already happened and it's now old news at this point. We can still look back at the old stuff. I just hope we get something really great for the 50th anniversary and that all of them are included in whatever they choose to do to commemorate. It's interesting...all of the great milestone moments have involved Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Bob and Gina (and of course Mr. Hooper). They don't do episodes like those anymore. I feel like the last thing we got like that was the hurricane episodes. And I hope they have something good planned.
     
  16. BEAR 2

    BEAR 2 Member

    Also, wouldn't it be fun to see Linda make a visit? I always liked her.
     
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  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    When I met some of the castmembers at the Knoxville Fanboy Expo a couple of weeks ago, they each seemed to hint that the staff was already in the process of bouncing around ideas for that particular season; Bob even talked about the possibility of them making special live appearances, like some of those concerts they've done in the past and what have you.
     
  18. BEAR 2

    BEAR 2 Member

    Or how about something along the lines of the Muppets at the Hollywood Bowl (doesn't have to be there), but with the Sesame Gang. Something live would be cool, but I'd love for there to be something recorded/filmed too, and that these people are used in a significant way. After all, they were huge in getting the show to 50.
     
  19. jobi71

    jobi71 Active Member

    I want to clarify my comment. My main problem is that there was no official good-bye or send off. Others (and you are clearly passionate about this) may have different views. I did not intend to speak for all.
     
  20. BEAR 2

    BEAR 2 Member

    Agree somewhat. I'm not sure how they would have done a send off for all of them at the exact same time. Also, so many great people on that show came and went. I suppose they couldn't do it for everyone. For all we know, Lillian may still live Around the Corner, or Olivia sings at Birdland every Friday night or Linda is still running that library. We just never see them on camera. This great handful that has stuck around for its entirety (48 years, and they are one of the reasons Sesame Street has endured because they built this community), it would be nice to salute them. Perhaps they will be able to get that when we hit the 50th mark. Really, they should all receive Lifetime Achievements, not just Carroll Spinney.
     

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