- Sep 8, 2003
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This is sad, and the fact they are not even giving Maria a decent storyline send off or anything. I'm sure everyone on here can recall how much respect they had for Sesame with the way they dealt with Will Lee's passing. There could be a great lesson in this for kids, because losing a friend due to moving, or going to school, or even death is very hard to deal with. So to see ether Elmo or even Oscar deal with somehow losing Maria, just like with Big Bird and Mr. Hooper could teach a younger generation about how to feel when someone we love leaves us.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.