History Characters / SesameStreet

22nd Mar '17 6:54:57 AM Briguy52748
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* DeathIsASadThing: Played so, ''so'' straight with his death. In doing the episode's defining scene in one take, an unintentional lesson -- that even adults cry and feel deeply saddened when someone they are close to dies, and that oftentimes entire families cry together in times of grief (indeed, several of the adult characters are visibly emotional and on the verge of tears -- made its indelible mark on this episode and earning it critical acclaim.

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* DeathIsASadThing: Played so, ''so'' straight with his death. In doing the episode's defining scene in one take, an unintentional lesson -- that even adults cry and feel deeply saddened when someone they are close to dies, and that oftentimes entire families cry together in times of grief (indeed, several of the adult characters are visibly emotional and on the verge of tears as they explain to Big Bird that Mr. Hooper died and is not coming back ... ever) -- made its indelible mark on this episode and earning it critical acclaim.
21st Mar '17 9:48:30 AM Briguy52748
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!!The Baker
-->Alex Stevens (1969, "The Baker")
-->Jim Henson (1969, singing voice)

Character who appears in the final segment of a series of counting shorts, unofficially named by fans as the "Baker Films." The Baker is a hapless individual who, after proclaiming (to trumpet fanfare) that he has a number of baked goods in his arms, attempts to walk down a short flight of steps, but ultimately he trips and spills everything, making a huge mess.


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!!The Number Painter
-->Paul Benedict (1972)

A smocked painter who paints a given digit or two-digit numeral wherever he wants to. His character appeared in a series of 10 segments teaching number shape recognition, and would air for more than 20 years; Benedict's co-stars in these shorts were Stockard Channing and Jerome Raphael.

* HilarityEnsues: Most of the Painters' antics would get him arrested for such things as trespassing, vandalism and criminal mischief.
21st Mar '17 9:35:15 AM Briguy52748
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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Harold Hooper was seldom referred to by his first name. Two known instances among a handful: The episode when Hooper got his [=GED==] (sometime in the mid-1970s); and in 1980, when Maria took a job as a census taker and interviewed Hooper.

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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Harold Hooper was seldom referred to by his first name. Two known instances among a handful: The episode when Hooper got his [=GED==] [=GED=] (sometime in the mid-1970s); and in 1980, when Maria took a job as a census taker and interviewed Hooper.
21st Mar '17 9:34:04 AM Briguy52748
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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: As storylines progress about Julia, her strengths were set to be played up. In her first appearance, for instance, she is participating in a game when she begins jumping up and down. Instead of rejecting Julia, the other characters and Muppets decide that jumping up and down is a lot more fun.



* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Perhaps the trope definer ... but only after the producers had weighed a number of options on addressing why Will Lee, an actor intimately familiar to millions of young viewers, was no longer there.
** CharacterOutlivesActor: Initially, after Will Lee's death. He appeared in episodes taped right up until he fell ill shortly after Thanksgiving 1982 and died shortly thereafter. These last episodes aired in the winter of 1983, after which no reference was made to his absence; it was merely assumed Hooper was still alive or, in the very least, "away," as the other human actors were given Hooper's lines.
21st Mar '17 9:29:12 AM Briguy52748
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* AccidentalMisnaming: That's ''Hooper'', Big Bird, ''Hooper''!

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* AccidentalMisnaming: AccidentalMisnaming and MyNameIsNotDurwood: That's ''Hooper'', Big Bird, ''Hooper''!



* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Perhaps the trope definer ... but only after the producers had weighed a number of options on addressing why Will Lee, an actor intimately familiar to millions of young viewers, was no longer there.
** CharacterOutlivesActor: Initially, after Will Lee's death. He appeared in episodes taped right up until he fell ill shortly after Thanksgiving 1982 and died shortly thereafter. These last episodes aired in the winter of 1983, after which no reference was made to his absence; it was merely assumed Hooper was still alive or, in the very least, "away," as the other human actors were given Hooper's lines.



* DeathIsASadThing: Played so, ''so'' straight with his death.

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* DeathIsASadThing: Played so, ''so'' straight with his death. In doing the episode's defining scene in one take, an unintentional lesson -- that even adults cry and feel deeply saddened when someone they are close to dies, and that oftentimes entire families cry together in times of grief (indeed, several of the adult characters are visibly emotional and on the verge of tears -- made its indelible mark on this episode and earning it critical acclaim.


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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Harold Hooper was seldom referred to by his first name. Two known instances among a handful: The episode when Hooper got his [=GED==] (sometime in the mid-1970s); and in 1980, when Maria took a job as a census taker and interviewed Hooper.
21st Mar '17 9:11:53 AM Briguy52748
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!!Julia
--> Stacey Gordon (2017-present)

A little girl who has autism, a neurological and developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, restricted and repetitive behavior, etc. Introduced in 2017 in the wake of increased diagnoses (1 in 68 children) of autism and autism-spectrum disorder conditions.

* HollywoodAutism: Subverted -- Julia's portrayer, Stacey Gordon, has a son who is autistic.
* SecurityBlanket: Her raggedy toy rabbit, which is torn in several places and perhaps looks like it should have been thrown out years ago. But it is her comfort object.
20th Mar '17 1:09:06 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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--> Kevin Clash

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--> Kevin Clash
Joey Mazzario
7th Mar '17 5:32:17 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The Honkers are essentially an entire species of [[MarxBrothers Harpo Marxes.]]

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* ShoutOut: The Honkers are essentially an entire species of [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marxes.]]
4th Mar '17 6:53:42 AM Fighteer
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'''WARNING''': Despite ''Series/SesameStreet'' being a preschool show, this page may contain some unchildlike language. [[Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned Parental Discretion Advised.]]

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'''WARNING''': Despite ''Series/SesameStreet'' being a preschool show, this page may contain some unchildlike language. [[Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned Parental Discretion Advised.]]
4th Mar '17 1:26:58 AM rodneyAnonymous
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A monster who was added in the 1990s in order to add balance to a predominantly male cast. She is good friends with Elmo, and Big Bird. They gave Zoe a tutu in 2002, so people wouldn't be confused on weather she's a boy or a girl.

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A monster who was added in the 1990s in order to add balance to a predominantly male cast. She is good friends with Elmo, and Big Bird. They gave Zoe a tutu in 2002, so people wouldn't be confused on weather whether she's a boy or a girl.
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