Sesame Street axes the three characters and the actors who play them devastating the fans all over the world.
It’s been 45 years of pure educational fun on a show that parents trust for their kids to watch and the kids love to learn from. It’s the Sesame Street.
Over the years, the show has appealed to generations upon generations of young viewers with its warm and fuzzy appeal, it’s lovable characters and brilliant format.
We do often forget that these are people in costumes or just puppets. Bob McGrath who plays Bob just announced earlier this year on The MuppetCast podcast that he had completed his 45 years on the show.
That amazing fact was followed by a devastating news, McGarth revealed in the podcast that Sesame Workshop was letting all of the original cast members go, with the exception of Alan Muraoka and Chris Knowings, who are younger than other cast members.
Sesame Workshop confirmed the news in a Facebook post which stated that, ‘To us, and for millions of people worldwide, they are a treasured part of Sesame Street.
Since the show began, we are constantly evolving our content and curriculum, and hence, our characters, to meet the educational needs of children. As a result of this, our cast has changed over the years, though you can still expect to see many of them in upcoming productions.’
Following this decision, Bob McGrath’s”Bob”, Emilio Delgado’s “Luis” and Roscoe Orman’s “Gordon”; the actors as well as the character have all been let go. McGrath, 84, has been on the show since it debuted in 1969, Delgado, 76, was added in 1971, while 72-year-old Orman joined in 1974.
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While fans protest and lament the departure of these characters, HBO and PBS have clarified that these decisions came solely from Sesame Workshop. The networks are not responsible for production and the had no part to play in the cuts.