• 2 years 29 days ago
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    As you heard about Kevin Clash, The muppeteer behind a little red furry monster named Elmo. Has resigned from Sesame Street on November 20th, 2012. This was due to being sued by Cecil Singleton. For violating on underage sex. Elmo debut on Season 17 (1985-1986). And the most popular song of his is "Elmo's Song." On Season 30 (1998-1999), He was so popular that he gained his own segment called "Elmo's World." Which feature his pet goldfish, Dorothy and a mime named "Mr. Noodle." During Season 40 (2008-2009), Elmo's World was dropped in favor of a new segment called "Elmo the Musical." I think Season 44 (2012-2013) will be the last season for Elmo. Since Kevin Clash has left Sesame Street.
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      • 2 years 29 days ago
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      I saw Elmo on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was after the incident, so it doesn't look like they'll retire him.
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        • 2 years 29 days ago
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        I know that kids see only Elmo, not the people behind him. Elmo will survive.
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          • 2 years 29 days ago
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          Elmo's too popular to go away. They're most likely going to find one of their other puppeteers to be the new voice of Elmo. Either someone who's worked for Sesame Street for years, or somebody who's new and in training.

          Also, Season 45 is still going to use Kevin Clash as Elmo since they already finished filming that season. So, it's actually going to be two years until they start using Elmo's new performer.
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            • 2 years 28 days ago
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            They said that they were already training people for years to take over in the event of Mr. Clash not wanting to do elmo anymore. So I'd guess one of the alternates/understudies will step in.
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              • 2 years 27 days ago
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              What kind of idiotic question is that.

              They didn't retire Ernie when Jim Henson died.
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                • 2 years 26 days ago
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                That red monster cash cow? No way!
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                  • 2 years 26 days ago
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                  mikebennidict wrote:
                  What kind of idiotic question is that.

                  They didn't retire Ernie when Jim Henson died.

                  It's not nearly as idiotic as ending a question with a period. Keep your troll comments to yourself!
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                    • 2 years 26 days ago
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                    No. They'll find a replacement.
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                      • 2 years 25 days ago
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                      mikebennidict wrote:
                      What kind of idiotic question is that.

                      They didn't retire Ernie when Jim Henson died.


                      Well of course. Steve Whitmire took over Kermit the Frog and Ernie on season 22 of Sesame Street. However, They did retire Guy Smiley when Jim Henson died. And decided to use Sonny Friendly from that point on. Sonny Friendly was recast by David Rudman after Richard Hunt's death. I used to love it when he says "Are we having a nice day or what?"
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                        • 10 months 3 days ago
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                        thecrow174 wrote:
                        I saw Elmo on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was after the incident, so it doesn't look like they'll retire him.

                        [u]Nope, I didn't see Elmo on the Macy's thanksgiving parade. But I did see the Count Von Count (as performed by Matt Vogel, However). I know from 2004-2012, Jerry Nelson suffered from Emphysema and went to retirement. However, He could still do the voice of Sesame Street characters such as Count von Count, Harry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Mr. Johnson, and other characters as puppeteer by Matt Vogel. This happened until August 24th, 2012 when Jerry Nelson died. Since then, Matt Vogel took over the full puppeteering and voice of those characters. [/u]
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                          • 10 months 3 days ago
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                          Sesame Street rarely retires and of its Muppet characters...as they can just replace the voice with someone else. The only characters that have continuously been replaced are the human actors on the show, because they simply can't stay young or live forever.
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                            • 10 months 2 days ago
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                            Well, I am pretty certain they did retire Herbert Birdsfoot sometime in the 70s, and I believe they retired Sherlock Hemlock too. But yeah, I think it sounds like the last time a bunch of characters were retired from the Street may have occurred in the 70s. Though Kermit the Frog was probably one of the last known muppets to be retired from the Street and I think it's due to Sesame Workshop losing the rights to such character or something, presumably around 2002. I did learn on the Internet that Bert is rarely seen now (if true, then it's for the good, since he had a tendency to fight with Ernie in their problem-solving segments back in the day - a very bad influence for kids). I agree that Elmo will retain staying power until the show is cancelled, whenever that will be. And wasn't the voice of Guy Smiley the same person who voiced Kermit and Ernie?
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                              • 10 months 2 days ago
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                              JonSea31 wrote:
                              Well, I am pretty certain they did retire Herbert Birdsfoot sometime in the 70s, and I believe they retired Sherlock Hemlock too. But yeah, I think it sounds like the last time a bunch of characters were retired from the Street may have occurred in the 70s. Though Kermit the Frog was probably one of the last known muppets to be retired from the Street and I think it's due to Sesame Workshop losing the rights to such character or something, presumably around 2002. I did learn on the Internet that Bert is rarely seen now (if true, then it's for the good, since he had a tendency to fight with Ernie in their problem-solving segments back in the day - a very bad influence for kids). I agree that Elmo will retain staying power until the show is cancelled, whenever that will be. And wasn't the voice of Guy Smiley the same person who voiced Kermit and Ernie?

                              [u]Yup, Jim Henson was Guy Smiley. And other characters who have been retired were:
                              * Don Music - He disappeared after Richard Hunt's death in 1992 (Reruns of the skits were still aired until 1998 when Parents reported CTW about their kids banging their heads at home).
                              * Placido Flamingo - He disappeared after Richard Hunt's death in 1992.
                              * Harvey Kneeslapper - He was banned for two reason: One was his laughter was a strain on Frank Oz and second was only good for that one joke.
                              * Forgetful Jones - Disappeared after Richard Hunt's death in 1992.
                              * Hoots the Owl - He will disappear from the show since Kevin Clash resigning.
                              * Wolfgang the Seal - He disappeared when Uncle Wally (Bill McCutcheon) left the show in 1992.
                              * Barkely the Dog - He disappeared when Linda (Linda Bove) left the show in 2003.
                              * Bruno - The puppet costume fell apart and could not make the new puppet.
                              * Baby Natasha (Along with Ingrid and Humphry) - They will retire since Kevin Clash (Baby Natasha) has resigned.
                              * and much other retired characters...
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                                • 10 months 18 hours ago
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                                Elmo isn't going to be leaving Sesame Street for a while, he's like the star of the show now a days, but in my opinion Big Bird will always be the "star" of Sesame Street to me!
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                                  • 10 months 16 hours ago
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                                  Batgirl wrote:
                                  Elmo isn't going to be leaving Sesame Street for a while, he's like the star of the show now a days, but in my opinion Big Bird will always be the "star" of Sesame Street to me!
                                  [u]Yeah, But let's not forget Kermit the Frog, Count Von Count, Grover, and those other characters. Let's not forget Telly Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Simon Soundman, Mr. Johnson, and many others. Whatever happened to Ruby Monster, Preston Rabbit, and many others? And whatever happened to How Now Brown Cow and the Moo Waves?[/u]
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                                    • 10 months 3 hours ago
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                                    Wow I had no idea that the Count and Grover weren't on there anymore? Guess it makes sense that for my lack of knowledge since it's been nearly 30yrs since I've been a Sesame Street watcher LOL I remember them introducing Telly around the time when I stopped looking at it who I thought was Elmo later on.


                                    BuddyBoy600alt wrote:
                                    Batgirl wrote:
                                    Elmo isn't going to be leaving Sesame Street for a while, he's like the star of the show now a days, but in my opinion Big Bird will always be the "star" of Sesame Street to me!
                                    [u]Yeah, But let's not forget Kermit the Frog, Count Von Count, Grover, and those other characters. Let's not forget Telly Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Simon Soundman, Mr. Johnson, and many others. Whatever happened to Ruby Monster, Preston Rabbit, and many others? And whatever happened to How Now Brown Cow and the Moo Waves?[/u]
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                                      • 9 months 25 days ago
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                                      Pinwheel wrote:
                                      Wow I had no idea that the Count and Grover weren't on there anymore? Guess it makes sense that for my lack of knowledge since it's been nearly 30yrs since I've been a Sesame Street watcher LOL I remember them introducing Telly around the time when I stopped looking at it who I thought was Elmo later on.


                                      The Count and Grover and still on there. Grover has a special Super Grover 2.0 segment and the Count still pops up. So is Telly. Telly appears a LOT with Elmo and Baby Bear.

                                      Also the Bert and Ernie being separated thing isn't true either. There are claymation segments of them in almost every episode and one of the newest episodes had them together in puppet form with Bert being agitated as usual.
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                                        • 9 months 21 days ago
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                                        CJ17 wrote:
                                        Pinwheel wrote:
                                        Wow I had no idea that the Count and Grover weren't on there anymore? Guess it makes sense that for my lack of knowledge since it's been nearly 30yrs since I've been a Sesame Street watcher LOL I remember them introducing Telly around the time when I stopped looking at it who I thought was Elmo later on.
                                        [u] Count Von Count just recently did a Youtube video from the Official Sesame Street Youtube account. He sings "Counting the views in Youtube". This is Matt Vogel's first performance as Count Von Count after the passing of Jerry Nelson on August 24th, 2012.[/u]

                                        The Count and Grover and still on there. Grover has a special Super Grover 2.0 segment and the Count still pops up. So is Telly. Telly appears a LOT with Elmo and Baby Bear.

                                        Also the Bert and Ernie being separated thing isn't true either. There are claymation segments of them in almost every episode and one of the newest episodes had them together in puppet form with Bert being agitated as usual.
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