i second that. the muppet/human interaction is my favorite part of the show! besides this generation of kids not getting to know the characters of the cast members, it changes the whole dynamic of the show. it's less like a realistic street, where people of all different ages live and interact and have real problems, and more like a fairyland of fantasy creatures. the grownups don't play as much with human and muppet kids, they just shake their heads at silly muppet antics. and the genius of the muppets is that they're so human--but we can only see that if they interact with humans and have human challenges and experiences. sigh. sonia said in an interview that will lee would always criticize sketches by asking where are the peope? the show is about people! i couldn't agree more. we need that voice reaching the ears of the writers again.