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Elmo Muppeteer Kevin Clash resigns from Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by brkndwnbus, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yes! so that means that for short term everything will seem the same on Sesame, but long term is when we will see changes.
  2. SSLFan Well-Known Member

    Still I wonder when time comes to promote Season 44, will they use "new" Elmo?
  3. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Maybe Murray or Abby, or Grover. Aside from Elmo, they're the most prominent characters on the show right now.
  4. SuperGzilla12 Active Member

    I'm sure Elmo will make a few promotional appearences with his new preformer when that time comes, but yeah, it's very possible that he'll be used less than he usually is.
  5. Animal31 Active Member

    Or they could go the other way with it and promote the change, they may get alot more viewers out of this in the short term to see if anything really has changed with Elmo. On the show, following a script, let's face it, any understudy can pull off the voice and actions when they know what to say. I'm going to miss Kevin's personal appearances the most with Elmo, to me, that's when they both shined. And that will also be when we see if the shoes can be filled....
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  6. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Those ARE big shoes to fill, and it really takes someone who has quick wit, and is able to really ad-lib and improvise on the spot, while remaining in-character the entire time. Some performers have been able to pull it off really well - Bill Barretta for example, some of Pepe's personal and live appearances have been hilarious; while others have had to take time with it - looking at some of Eric's earlier appearances, he seemed stumble a little, but in more recent years, he's really been on the ball.

    Kevin has always been top-notch when it comes to Elmo making appearances, so if they don't limit or eliminate Elmo making appearances altogether, then whoever the next performer is is really going to have quite a challenge ahead of him.
  7. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    What if they had Elmo and his family move, not to far away but far enough to where he would only be around some of the time. They could really teach kids about moving away witch can be hard for kids to understand.
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  8. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    In all honesty, I actually thought about doing something like that as a fanfic.
  9. Animal31 Active Member

    I'm confused, why does Elmo have to move? Kermit didn't quit the Muppets when Steve took over, and Ernie is still around, so why would Elmo's family have to move from Sesame Street because of another puppeteer taking over? It won't be an easy transition for sure, but as they have said before, Elmo is bigger than one person, so why not just wait and see how it plays out....
  10. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, when you get right down to it, Elmo moving away would probably be the biggest television upset since the death of Henry Blake.
  11. mimitchi33 Member

    No way. Elmo was one of my favorite TV show characters growing up, along with Dora, Blue from Blue's Clues, Madeline and Bear from Bear in the Big Blue House. A lot of little kids today love Elmo, so what would we do without him? Maybe they're gonna make an episode like the Mr. Hooper's death one where Elmo moves away from Sesame Street and either Abby or Big Bird learns about it from one of the adults. Or this might be a whole new Sesame Street series without Elmo, like it was in the 70's and the early 80's. Farewell, Elmo!
  12. robodog Active Member

    I can't see them removing Elmo entirely. He's too popular for that. Elmo is probably THE most popular children's character out there. He's a huge moneymaker. They may reduce his screentime but I doubt they'll just drop the character.
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  13. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well I wasn't saying have Elmo off the show for good, but if whomever took over was having a very hard time with getting into Elom, then give people a reason for his absents. Like him moving off of the street.
  14. heralde Well-Known Member

    Give the other characters a fighting chance? Just saying. ;)
  15. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    The problem I see happening is that Abby is going to become the new Elmo , but I could be wrong. Cokkie Monster, and Grover have been getting more of the spotlight but honestly I whold love to see Big Bird take back what was rightfuly his in the start of the show.
  16. muppetlover123 Well-Known Member


    wish bert and ernie could have a street story or 2 havent had one since season 41 and before that it was a while
  17. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yes I would like to see that as well, or just have them on the street, they would not have to have the story revolve around them, but they could at least have a role. I love Street stroies that use a lot of diffrent Muppets, and not just the same ones. spread it out to kind of remind us that all of them do live on Sesame and aren't just visting.
  18. mbmfrog Active Member

    Well, given his increase in the show, I was hoping Murray maybe the next Elmo, considering his performer is the only major SS writer left with Kevin Clash gone.
  19. Bannanasketch Active Member

    I don't think they're get rid of Elmo. He'll probably just get a new muppeteer for him. Sure it won't be the same, but it's gotta happen.
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  20. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    "Elmo is bigger then one person" that is the quote that has been going around ever since this issue has started. They may want to think that and give people hope of that, but we fans know that Kevin did pour a whole lot of himself into that little read furry monster.
    It's kind of good that the person who is going to take over for Elmo is going to have time to adjust.
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