Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sniff, after 45 years, 'Sesame Street' cuts 3 beloved human characters

From huffingtonpost, Bid farewell to your childhood — Sesame Street has cut three of its its beloved human cast members.

Actor Bob McGrath announced at the Florida Supercon earlier this month that he, Roscoe Orman and Emilio Delgado — who play Bob, Gordon and Luis, respectively — have been removed from the show as it undergoes "retooling" by HBO.

“As of this season, I have completed my 45th season this year. And the show has gone under a major turn around, going from an hour to a half-hour,” McGrath said at the event, explaining that after HBO became involved, the show cut nearly all its original human actors.

Delgado joined Sesame Street as Fix-It Shop owner Luis in 1971, and Orman replaced Matt Robinson as kind schoolteacher Gordon in 1974.

McGrath has been with Sesame Street since it premiered in 1969, lending his now-famous singing voice to numerous iconic songs.

1 comment:

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Who in the holy hell are Bob, Gordon and Luis? It's not like they fired, Big Bird, The Count and Ernie.

JPX you should post a pic of your Big Bird autograph.