Sesame Street

‘Sesame Street’ Boss Says Gordon, Luis and Bob Weren’t Fired

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 3, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
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Sesame Street fans were taken aback to learn that the series had more or less done away with Luis the fix-it man, Bob the music teacher, and Gordon the science teacher, cutting actors Emilio Delgado, Bob McGrath, and Roscoe Orman. Now, Sesame CEO Jeff Dunn steps in to clarify the matter, noting that while the actors aren’t fired altogether, they won’t be seen in the current season.

‘Sesame Street’ Favorites Luis, Bob and Gordon Let Go After Decades

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 28, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
Human characters may not get as much spotlight on Sesame Street, especially since the big move to HBO, but no less than three fan-favorites are officially leaving the neighborhood. Say goodbye to Luis the fix-it man, Bob the music teacher, and Gordon the science teacher, the actors for which have been cut from the series.

‘Sesame Street’ Goes ‘True Detective’ for HBO Premiere Parody

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 6, 2016 @ 9:48 AM
Sesame Street has been surprisingly bold in its choice of parody, taking on even the darkest of HBO lineups from Game of Thrones to True Blood, though True Detective might seem a step too far. Well, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel and Sesame Street’s upcoming HBO move, we finally get a taste. Sesame Street is all just one gutter, man,

HBO ‘Sesame Street’ Sets January Premiere With Half-Hour Episodes, New Sets and Characters

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 24, 2015 @ 12:35 PM
A few months back, Sesame Street gave a surprisingly adult announcement in news that it would leave its longtime home at PBS for HBO, but that isn’t the only big change afoot. Not only will Big Bird and co. only run for half an hour per episode in their new January premiere, we’ll also see new characters, theme songs, segments and more.

‘Sesame Street’ Moving to HBO, Expanded Order and Spinoffs in Development

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 13, 2015 @ 10:50 AM
However ubiquitous and beloved Sesame Street has become over the years, there’s little secrecy surrounding the fact that PBS only provides so much of its funding, slowly shrinking Sesame Workshop’s production. Now, a whole new generation of Sesame Street will emerge with a move to HBO, allowing expanded production and spinoffs as early as this fall.

‘Sesame Street’ Parodies ‘Avengers 2’ With ‘The Aveggies’

by Jacob Hall April 27, 2015 @ 9:31 AM
At some point, we’re not sure when, Sesame Street stopped being a low-key educational children’s program and started being an educational children’s program that finds time to create internet-friendly parodies of whatever pop culture event is huge in a given week. So yeah, of course the show has made an Avengers-themed sketch and of course it’s called The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon and of course it recasts Cookie Monster as the Hulk.

SNL Puts ‘Empire’ Star Taraji P. Henson on ‘Sesame Street’

by Jacob Hall April 12, 2015 @ 8:51 AM
At some point in the SNL writer’s room, everyone must have realized that guest host Taraji P. Henson plays a monstrous character named Cookie on the smash hit Empire and, a few Cookie Monster jokes later, they were scrambling to call the producers of Sesame Street. Yes, SNL put Henson’s Cookie on the world’s most famous children’s program and the results are kind of spectacular.