I found it amusing that in Christmas Eve On Sesame Street, when Ernie finds one of Bert's paperclips lying around, he vows to get him something that will keep them from getting lost again, and then he tosses the paperclip over his shoulder!
It is a bit odd, but I didn't know myself, and I had Googled about him not too long ago... So, apparently, unless you happen to follow him on Facebook (which seems so few did), there was literally no way of knowing about his passing.
Over here, the 7am showing was the same as the 4pm episode the day before. At 9am, I think the "new" episode would air. That one would be shown the following day at 4pm, then again at 7am the next morning. So, it was an interesting cycle
It was confusing to me as a child because I had the '74 issue of Sesame Street 1 album and it featured what looks like a season 4 (maybe season 5) promo, and the back cover even said Hal Miller as Gordon, but they were obviously referring to the current TV show and not who appeared on the...
I wonder if anyone associates Hal Miller as being "their" Gordon.
I've now seen a lot of episodes with him, and he just didn't seem like he was fit for the role... It was an okay stop gap between Matt and Roscoe but he had no "spark".
Not quite, they showed still screenshots from a few episodes while Big Bird is reminiscing about his departed friend. 3 of the stills are actually from one episode, where Big Bird has Mr. Hooper imagine that they're visiting the beach... And, oddly enough, in 1997, they discussed Mr. Hooper...