- Aug 15, 2012
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Will she be on the season that was just taped for this fall?
I'll agree to that, though I'd also add that a lot of the show seems to hinge on who's available that day. I wouldn't say that pushing the older cast members aside is some sort of fault on the part of the writers or the series. Some of them just seem to appear less and less because they've got outside lives. Seems Sonia's the only one to really announce a retirement, and the others seem like they're semi-retired and manage to come back for one episode or so a year. Sometimes just as a cameo.What's sad is that it won't be mentioned. Maria won't likely be mentioned other than in passing by Luis, ("I've gotta get home to Maria," etc.) if even that. The human characters' roles on the show have diminished so much since the start that they can filter through in and out without a second thought.
Did Gabi have any sort of send-off when she left the show? She was on the show for over 20 years.
The human cast members don't even have plots of their own anymore. They exist solely to teach the Muppets about whatever the day's curriculum is and that's it. Basically, any one human character's role in a street story nowadays can be played by any one of the ten human actors with little to no difference to the overall plot. Preschoolers watching form bonds with Maria and Gordon the same way they form bonds with the celebrities like Bill Hader and Adam Scott. They know they're there, but they're not there often enough to care about.
I'm sure that's true to a point, but Bob has gone on record in both newspaper interviews and in I Am Big Bird to state that he now views Sesame Street more like a hobby than he does a job because he is not called in for more than an episode or two per season. So, it seems at least he is available to work more than they are calling him in for. Plus, the likes of Gina and Gordon are obviously available to work because they are there on the set, except they are extras in the background.I'll agree to that, though I'd also add that a lot of the show seems to hinge on who's available that day. I wouldn't say that pushing the older cast members aside is some sort of fault on the part of the writers or the series. Some of them just seem to appear less and less because they've got outside lives.