History TearJerker / SesameStreet

15th Jul '17 8:36:50 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* Effective July 2017, [[http://www.toughpigs.com/steve-whitmire-news/ Muppet performer Steve Whitmire goes to retirement]].

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* Effective July 2017, October 2016, [[http://www.toughpigs.com/steve-whitmire-news/ Muppet performer Steve Whitmire goes to retirement]].was fired by The Jim Henson Company]].
10th Jul '17 11:49:37 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* Effective July 2017, [[http://www.toughpigs.com/steve-whitmire-news/ Muppet performer Steve Whitmire goes to retirement]].
16th Jun '17 12:33:10 PM twilicorn
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* The 2007 season was the final one to include any segments with Jim Henson. The last one to air? The Aaron Neville duet of "I Don't Want to Live On the Moon." [[LoveItOrHateIt Tear-jerking whether you like this version (it's a sweet song and a bittersweet way to send off Henson's clips, whether intentionally or not) or not (his last featured segment was filmed after his death and has Aaron Neville hotdogging all over it -- a little bit disrespectful).]]

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* The 2007 season was the final one to include any segments with Jim Henson. The last one to air? The Aaron Neville duet of "I Don't Want to Live On the Moon." [[LoveItOrHateIt Tear-jerking whether you like this version (it's a sweet song and a bittersweet way to send off Henson's clips, whether intentionally or not) or not (his last featured segment was filmed after his death and has Aaron Neville hotdogging all over it -- a little bit disrespectful).]]]][[note]]At least the Shawn Colvin version on ''Elmopalooza'' went through the trouble of rerecording the entire song, with Steve Whitmire now playing Ernie[[/note]]
10th Jun '17 8:54:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Add to that Big Bird singing "It's Not Easy Being Green" to a recently deceased Jim Henson during Henson's funeral service, and the Muppets win at bringing even the most hard-hearted hannahs to tears every time. The big gut-wrencher is right after he finishes...

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* Add to that Big Bird singing "It's Not Easy Being Green" to a recently deceased Jim Henson Creator/JimHenson during Henson's funeral service, and the Muppets win at bringing even the most hard-hearted hannahs to tears every time. The big gut-wrencher is right after he finishes...
6th May '17 9:30:54 PM BNSF1995
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* Taking a nod from Mr. Hooper's death, there is a special that dealt with Elmo dealing with the death of his Uncle Jack, from Elmo's father remembering the good times he had with his brother when they were kids to cousin Jesse facing the fact that her father is gone for good. The special, entitled ''When Families Grieve'', was nominated for a primetime Emmy, but lost to the only other nominee, a ''Creator/{{Nick|elodeon}} News'' special about cancer.

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* Taking a nod from Mr. Hooper's death, there is a special that dealt with Elmo dealing with the death of his Uncle Jack, from Elmo's father remembering the good times he had with his brother when they were kids to cousin Jesse facing the fact that her father is gone for good. The special, entitled ''When Families Grieve'', part of the ''Talk, Listen, Connect'' series for military families (meaning Jack was likely killed in action overseas fighting Islamic terrorists), was nominated for a primetime Emmy, but lost to the only other nominee, a ''Creator/{{Nick|elodeon}} News'' special about cancer.
6th May '17 6:46:57 PM Psi001
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*** By the end of the reading, you can hear some of the Muppets sniffing heartbroken (even Statler and Wardolf have nothing callous to say) and eventually Fonzie snaps in anguish to call off the show because he feels they couldn't do a great guy like Jim enough respect with what they have.
29th Apr '17 12:07:03 AM Unicorndance
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--> '''Cookie''': "I was playing baseball with Lucy (starts doing cartoony crying) and I threw the ball (covers her eyes while still crying) and the ball went up, and the ball, it went through the window (puts her hands back down) and it broke! (puts her face up against her mother's dress, gently tugs on it with her arm, still crying, makes high-pitched sobbing noises.)"

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--> '''Cookie''': "I was playing baseball with Lucy (starts doing cartoony crying) and I threw the ball (covers her eyes while still crying) and the ball went up, and the ball, it went through the window (puts her hands back down) and it broke! (puts her face up against her mother's dress, gently tugs on it with her arm, still crying, makes crying) And I didn't mean to do it!" (makes high-pitched sobbing noises.)"noises)
29th Apr '17 12:06:04 AM Unicorndance
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--> '''Cookie''': "I was playing baseball with Lucy (starts doing cartoony crying) and I threw the ball (covers her eyes while still crying) and the ball went up, and the ball, it went through the window (puts her hands back down) and it broke! (puts her face up against her mother's dress, gently tugs on it with her arm, still crying, makes high-pitched sobbing noises.)"
29th Apr '17 12:00:52 AM Unicorndance
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-->'''Cowboy:''' Hey, You Know that I had good cry. I feel better!

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-->'''Cowboy:''' Hey, You Know know that I had a good cry. I feel better!


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGoKZToy0bg This animated skit]] features Noodles the animated FunnyAnimal cat breaking his owner Nedd's toy plane (specifically, one of the wings fell off). At one point, he has this thought bubble where he's carrying the wing in a bag while wearing a cap and looking dejected. This could be interpreted as either him considering running away from home and taking the wing with him or him considering the possibility of having to take the wing with him to school and feeling guilty about having broken it. Either way, it's tearjerking. Doesn't help that that skit was written by a writer who reportedly was a bit morbid and made his skits slightly DarkerAndEdgier than standard Sesame Street.
23rd Apr '17 5:05:15 AM ThallianGold
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* Early cast member David was a friendly young adult in the neighborhood, eventually taking over Mr. Hooper's store after his passing and in-story in a relationship with Maria. An upbeat presence on the show, this sadly would not extend behind the camera, where actor Northern Calloway suffered from a nervous breakdown in 1980. His mental illnesses would gradually worsen over the next decade until it became clear his mental state had deteriorated to the point where he could no longer perform, he was quietly written off the show. Institutionalized, he'd die within three years, and his passing unremarked upon in the show.
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