- Aug 12, 2015
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I know this is a pretty old post, but this is something i've been thinking about ever since I first watched the movie over a year ago...When I saw that the film was rated TV-14, I was a little dumbfounded as to why that was, till I saw some behind-the-scenes clips, hearing Jon Stone losing his cool and shouting the S-bomb when Caroll apparently went ahead of cue (and later hearing Caroll himself drop the F-bomb later, heh). Caroll and Jon's fiery relationship has been touched on before, but I wasn't aware that they actually started out on really good terms, and then it just soured overtime. Although Caroll says he never understood why, I believe it was touched on in STREET GANG that Jon felt Caroll was always unprofessional in not wanting to reherse, or not wanting to go over a script before taping. I also had no idea the tension go so bad that one day Jon and Caroll were lashing out at each other in the middle of taping to the point that Emilio Delgado stepped into the control room to reprimand Jon for cracking down on Caroll so harshly, and all over one line flub.
Several people who worked with Jon have noted that he was great at holding grudges, but I definitely don't get the impression he had a very sour relationship with anyone on set besides Caroll.
My theory is simply that Jon was jealous of Caroll. He didn't like the fact that Caroll gave Oscar a heart of gold. As Jon said in an interview that was seen on the movie, "He fights very hard against my concept of Oscar." Oscar grew a lot as a character after the first season, as did Big Bird, both largely because of suggestions made by Caroll. Jon was one of the main creators of them, so the fact that Caroll took them and helped make them into something better might've angered him. But that's just my take on things.