Children’s Programming and Animation Serve as the Playground for Disabled Characters

Children’s Programming and Animation Serve as the Playground for Disabled Characters This is part of an ongoing series that looks at the history of disability issues in television. You can find Part One in the series here and Part Two here. As a disabled writer, I will use both ...

Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer Behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Dies at 85

Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer Behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Dies at 85 Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for 49 years at “Sesame Street,” died Sunday in Connecticut after living with dystonia. He was 85. Sesame Workshop announced his ...

TV News Roundup: ‘Sesame Street’ Sets 50th Anniversary Special

In today’s TV news roundup, Sesame Workshop announced a premiere date for “Sesame Street’s Historic 50th Anniversary Celebration” and “Brave New World” adds Sophie McIntosh. Casting New Zealand ...

‘Sesame Street’ Clears Up ‘Misunderstandings’ Over Cast Firings

Now in its 46th season, “Sesame Street” has transitioned from PBS to HBO, and one of the big changes is that the long-running educational show for kids apparently no longer has room for the humans in ...

Sesame Street Apologizes for Ageist Firings

When old-school fans of the iconic kid’s show Sesame Street learned that of three of the original cast members — Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado and Roscoe Orman, aka Bob, Luis and Gordon — were being ...

Sesame Workshop CEO Sorry For “Misunderstandings” About ‘Sesame Street’ Vets’ Exit

Word spread last week that three longtime castmembers would no longer need to know how to get to Sesame Street. And today the CEO of the nonprofit group behind the show addressed what he called the ...

Sesame Street CEO: Door Is Open for Bob, Luis and Gordon to Return

Sesame Street CEO: Door Is Open for Bob, Luis and Gordon to Return Despite last week’s news of a major Sesame Street casting shake-up, CEO Jeff Dunn insists that fans have not seen the last of Bob McGrath (Bob), Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Roscoe Orman (Gordon). ...

‘Sesame Street’ Cuts Longtime Characters Gordon, Bob & Luis From Series

Roscoe Orman (Gordon), Bob McGrath (Bob) and Emilio Delgado (Louis) will no longer be a part of the Sesame Street cast, according to reports on Wednesday. ‘Sesame Street’ Fires Longtime Cast Members ...

Sesame Street: Bob, Luis and Gordon Dropped After 40+ Years

Sesame Street is saying goodbye to some of its oldest inhabitants. TVLine reports long-time castmembers Bob McGrath (above, right), Emilio Delgado (far left), and Roscoe Orman (front row, center) will ...

'Sesame Street' Fires Three Veteran Cast Members

Sesame Street will join HBO for five seasons without three familiar faces, according to a statement released by Sesame Workshop. Longtime cast members Bob McGrath, 84, ("Bob"), Emilio Delgado, 76, ...

'Sesame Street' fires Bob McGrath after 45 seasons with show

'Sesame Street' fires Bob McGrath after 45 seasons with show People often throw around the all-too-melodramatic phrase “my childhood is ruined.” Now I’m not going to say that here, but I will say that the younger version of me is certainly more than a little ...

‘Sesame Street’ Fans Lose It Over Firings of Luis, Gordon, Bob: ‘You Break My Heart’

‘Sesame Street’ Fans Lose It Over Firings of Luis, Gordon, Bob: ‘You Break My Heart’ “Sesame Street” is losing a few longtime residents and fans are not happy. The show, which recently moved from PBS to HBO, is letting go cast members Emilio Delgadgo (Luis), Roscoe Orman (Gordon) and ...

‘Sesame Street’s Number Of The Day: Three 40-Year Cast Members Out

The evolution of Sesame Street continues with the now-hbo series losing three longtime regulars. Bob McGrath (music teacher and singer Bob), Emilio Delgado (Fix-it Shop handyman Luis) and Roscoe Orman ...

PBS Boss Responds to ‘Sesame Street’ Uproar Over Firing of 3 Veteran Human Actors

PBS Boss Responds to ‘Sesame Street’ Uproar Over Firing of 3 Veteran Human Actors PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger addressed the uproar surrounding “Sesame Street” and the recent decision to let go three of the show’s veteran cast members. “‘Sesame Street’ is produced by Sesame ...

Sesame Street Shake-Up: Bob, Others Cut as Result of 'Evolving' Curriculum

Sesame Street Shake-Up: Bob, Others Cut as Result of 'Evolving' Curriculum The cutting of three veteran Sesame Street cast members was the result of the educational children’s series’ “evolving” curriculum and thus characters, and not any HBO interference, producers said in ...

Sesame Street Says Goodbye to 3 Longtime Cast Members

There are three new openings on Sesame Street. The longrunning children's show is set to let go of three of its longtime senior cast members, E! News has confirmed. The stars departing the series are ...

Beloved Sesame Street Characters Bob, Luis and Gordon Will No Longer Appear on the Show

Beloved Sesame Street Characters Bob, Luis and Gordon Will No Longer Appear on the Show Sesame Street is saying goodbye to its of their longtime cast members from the show. On Thursday, a representative for the show told People in a statement thatg Bob McGrath, 84, Emilio Delgado, 76, ...

Beloved Sesame Street Characters Bob, Luis and Gordon Will No Longer Appear on the Show

Beloved Sesame Street Characters Bob, Luis and Gordon Will No Longer Appear on the Show Sesame Street is saying goodbye to its of their longtime cast members from the show. On Thursday, a representative for the show told People in a statement thatg Bob McGrath, 84, Emilio Delgado, 76, ...

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story – The Review

If you were to compile a list of iconic children’s TV characters, who would occupy a slot near the very top, say in the top five (to quote a recent Chris Rock flick)? Oh, we’re not talking about those ...

Watch: Big Bird Gets Stabbed in Exclusive 'I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story' Clip

Watch: Big Bird Gets Stabbed in Exclusive 'I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story' Clip Read More: Watch: 'Sesame Street's' Caroll Spinney Embodies Michael Keaton for 'Big Birdman' For 46 years, Caroll Spinney has been playing "Sesame Street's" Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch - and at 81 ...

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