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Why Does Kevin Clash ave so little regualr muppet charcters?

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Misan, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Misan

    Misan Member

    Why only Clifford? Why not bring back mulch let him have Sam and Animal agian and possibly Rowlf instead of giving all the charaters to the very talent Bill.
  2. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    From what I've heard, Kevin is really busy performing on Sesame Street these days. In the Muppet Wizard of Oz, Clifford was performed by another Muppeteer while Kevin only dubbed Clifford's voice.
  3. travellingpat

    travellingpat Well-Known Member

    Think about it Elmo is everywhere, he does regular TV appearences, all the merchandising, all the voice over work, and filming the show and all of the DVDs that come out. and kevin has a daughter too so he prob spends time with her as well.
  4. Misan

    Misan Member

    Only way I see it that he can do more muppets if Disney gives him more money than sesame so he he can lay off Elmo.
  5. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    Elmo is a major worldwide success. I'm not sure he needs to do any other characters. Not for a few years at least.
  6. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I wish he'd come back to the muppets world and bring Leon back with him yes I said LEON!
  7. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Well-Known Member

    This also shows how busy he'll continue to be...

    Kevin Clash, the Muppeteer behind the world’s most high-spirited and beloved three-and-a-half-year old character, has agreed to expand his role, accepting an appointment to Senior Creative Advisor for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. In this capacity, Clash will provide his expertise and broad range of creative talent to many of the Workshop’s projects, including domestic and international productions of Sesame Street and outreach projects on multiple media platforms. In addition, he will work to nurture ideas for new properties and foster broader distribution for all projects, while continuing his responsibilities as Muppet Captain for the Sesame Street production team and performing as Elmo. Clash will report to Gary E. Knell, Sesame Workshop’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
    “Over 20 years ago, Kevin single-handedly created a phenomenon: a wonderful, enthusiastic, furry red Monster named Elmo who would later travel anywhere and everywhere to bring joy and important life lessons to children and their caregivers,” said Knell. “The Workshop is indeed privileged to have Kevin’s ongoing commitment to our programs, and most importantly our cause, creating media to help children the world over smile, blossom and grow.”
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Single-handedly...well yes he did create the character, which is great. But he wouldn't have gotten it in the first place without Richard Hunt. Just wanted to point that out (as Kevin always does). ;)
  9. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about this last night. Kevin Clash is an amazing performer. I was watching him on Youtube during an interview and his improve was hilarious. I was actually laughing big time while watching Elmo. Sadly, Kevin is more than just Elmo. He's highly involved in Sesame Street and teaches workshops and such as well. I'd love to see him come back to the Muppet Show Muppets, but not to take over Sam and Animal. I love the idea of Eric taking all of Frank's characters, especially since he's good at it. I want Kevin to bring back the original Clifford and Leon and more. Heck, I'd even like to see Elmo more. Elmo can be a very funny character for adults when not restricted to Sesame Street.
  10. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I would love to see Leon again! I also wish to see more of Clifford (with his shades).
  11. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    yeah I quite enjoyed Jim Henson hour clifford when he was like the to cool for the other muppets muppet and then they turned him into a kermit type when muppets tonight came around.
    Jim really knew what he was doing...perhaps they should try having Kevin be in charge of the muppets for awhile I bet he'd do an amazing job.
  12. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah it would be cool to see more of Leon, he was pretty cool. :)

    "Yeah now let's get our tails outta hear!" lol

    And I still remember the first time I saw Clifford, in the Ted Dansen episode of JHH, classic!

    It would be interesting to see what Kevin would do with the Muppets. :)
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well i think all this is real good i think that what they need to do is give Elmo is own 30 min show. Maybe with Kevin at a higher possion maybe that can happen.
  14. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Well-Known Member

    now that I re-read the release, this line does seem a bit un-henson:

    Kevin single-handedly created a phenomenon

    As no one, including Frank Oz, would ever take sole credit for ANYTHING. Usually, folks get to review this before it goes out, wonder if he did....
  15. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well yeah but you can't really control what PR puts out. ::shrugs::
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Exactly. i got to loving the character in TV apperacnes outside of SS, especially in Hollywood squares where he "learned a new word."

    I'm glad that he sometimes performs other characters in SS from time to time. This season he was the grand High Triangle lover.

    But it is a shame that he's just so busy with Elmo, since he has done a lot of great characters that are all unique. He can be Hoots the Owl, Clifford, Elliot Shag (my personal favorite), Baby Sinclair and Elmo. Now that actor has RANGE.
  17. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Well-Known Member

    sarcasm? not sure, if it is sorry for the following...I work in PR for a film studio and actually you can...
  18. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh I see, I'm sorry no offence intended. I just meant I didn't think individual artists controlled things like press releases.
  19. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    He also dubbed Sam's in AVMMCM, too. I guess he most likely hasn't had the time to really develope any new muppet characters.

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