History YMMV / SesameStreet

30th Apr '16 10:37:54 PM 10-13-2
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* WordSaladTitle: Arguably. Why would a street in New York City - even a fictional one - be named after an Asian seasoning?
26th Mar '16 7:22:06 PM BugsFan17
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* In a quote featured in the book ''Street Gang'' that's either this or HarsherInHindsight depending on your perspective, Kevin Clash (partially) says most people expect him to be white with glasses. While, of course, Clash is African-American and clear-sighted, it pretty accurately describes Ryan Dillon, his replacement as Elmo.

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* ** In a quote featured in the book ''Street Gang'' that's either this or HarsherInHindsight depending on your perspective, Kevin Clash (partially) says most people expect him to be white with glasses. While, of course, Clash is African-American and clear-sighted, it pretty accurately describes Ryan Dillon, his replacement as Elmo.
26th Mar '16 7:20:38 PM BugsFan17
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** The Two-Headed Monster! Their segments aired constantly throughout the '80s and '90s, then they were re-cast, started appearing in the "Journey to Ernie" segments, and eventually had entirely new segments made. Fans love quoting them (though now that Joey Mazzarino has left the show, who knows if they'll still be around?).
26th Mar '16 7:18:18 PM BugsFan17
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** Funny thing is, even during this supposed Dork Age, old segments (some dating as far back as the first and second seasons), continued airing, so it's not like they completely forgot their roots.
** Some could say the current season is this; still trying to figure out a much more abridged running time, cramming in a ton of segments (including the return of the dreaded ''Elmo's World'') and making the street stories a lot more childish and less mature.
26th Mar '16 7:14:35 PM BugsFan17
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* In a quote featured in the book ''Street Gang'' that's either this or HarsherInHindsight depending on your perspective, Kevin Clash (partially) says most people expect him to be white with glasses. While, of course, Clash is African-American and clear-sighted, it pretty accurately describes Ryan Dillon, his replacement as Elmo.
26th Feb '16 12:56:55 AM dracogeorge
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***It's also part of legends about Western Vampires, as mentioned under GeniusBonus.
16th Feb '16 5:50:20 PM KoopaKid17
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** An early song had Lefty the Salesman asking Ernie, "Would You Like to Buy an O?" a few years before ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' offered vowels for sale.
28th Jan '16 12:38:22 PM MarioandSmurfs
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: ''Supposedly'' averted with Sesame Street, or at least its mexican counterpart ''Plaza Sésamo''. In the late 90s, Abelardo appeared in OtroRollo, a popular mexican night time show. That alone wouldn't be an issue... except the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goVEHDnnqqM sketch]] was full of adult jokes, refferences, and puns. ''While it was never confirmed'', supposedly the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) wasn't too pleased when they found out both the official performer and suit were used in such a sketch, and demanded that their characters never get involved with the show or such a stunt ever again, even when it could be devated the sketch was succesful in making the show relevant to adults again. Abelardo, Pancho Contreras, and Lola would appear several years later in the show to promote ''Plaza Sésamo'', but the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dnCR8HU6RA interview]] is obviously scripted and, compared to the Abelardo sketch from years before, the adult humor is kept at the very minimun.

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: ''Supposedly'' averted with Sesame Street, or at least its mexican Latin Spanish counterpart ''Plaza Sésamo''. In the late 90s, Abelardo appeared in OtroRollo, a popular mexican Mexican night time show. That alone wouldn't be an issue... except the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goVEHDnnqqM sketch]] was full of adult jokes, refferences, references, and puns. ''While it was never confirmed'', supposedly the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) wasn't too pleased when they found out both the official performer and suit were used in such a sketch, and demanded that their characters never get involved with the show or such a stunt ever again, even when it could be devated the sketch was succesful successful in making the show relevant to adults again. Abelardo, Pancho Contreras, and Lola would appear several years later in the show to promote ''Plaza Sésamo'', but the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dnCR8HU6RA interview]] is obviously scripted and, compared to the Abelardo sketch from years before, the adult humor is kept at the very minimun.
26th Jan '16 8:17:46 PM cernex
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** While not so much nowadays, ''Plaza Sésamo'' was '''HUGE''' in Mexico during most of the 90s. So much was their popularity, they have their own [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Parque_Plaza_Sesamo theme park.]]
26th Jan '16 8:14:04 PM cernex
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: ''Supposedly'' averted with Sesame Street, or at least its mexican counterpart ''Plaza Sesamo''. In the late 90s, Abelardo appeared in OtroRollo, a popular mexican night time show. That alone wouldn't be an issue... except the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goVEHDnnqqM sketch]] was full of adult jokes, refferences, and puns. ''While it was never confirmed'', supposedly the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) wasn't too pleased when they found out both the official performer and suit were used in such a sketch, and demanded that their characters never get involved with the show or such a stunt ever again even when it could be devated the sketch was succesful in making the show relevant to adults again. Abelardo, Pancho Contreras, and Lola would appear several years later in the show to promote ''Plaza Sesamo'', but the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dnCR8HU6RA interview]] is obviously scripted and, compared to the Abelardo sketch from years before, the adult humor is kept at the very minimun.

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: ''Supposedly'' averted with Sesame Street, or at least its mexican counterpart ''Plaza Sesamo''.Sésamo''. In the late 90s, Abelardo appeared in OtroRollo, a popular mexican night time show. That alone wouldn't be an issue... except the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goVEHDnnqqM sketch]] was full of adult jokes, refferences, and puns. ''While it was never confirmed'', supposedly the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) wasn't too pleased when they found out both the official performer and suit were used in such a sketch, and demanded that their characters never get involved with the show or such a stunt ever again again, even when it could be devated the sketch was succesful in making the show relevant to adults again. Abelardo, Pancho Contreras, and Lola would appear several years later in the show to promote ''Plaza Sesamo'', Sésamo'', but the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dnCR8HU6RA interview]] is obviously scripted and, compared to the Abelardo sketch from years before, the adult humor is kept at the very minimun.
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