Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Happy Day in "Sesame Street"

Sesame Street
Many fans recently celebrated a joyous and nostalgic moment from their favorite childhood street after the management decided to adopt an evolving storyline and let the original cast members of "Sesame Street" go with a hefty retirement package.

Bob McGrath (Bob), Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Roscoe Orman (Gordon) have been released from the classic children’s show after 45 years.

This is not the first major change that’s happened to Sesame Street. HBO signed a deal to produce the next five seasons of "Sesame Street" last year and to air new shows first on the network’s channels, before they're broadcast on PBS. The deal went into effect in the fall of 2015. The show also went from being an hour-long to an exciting half-hour of pure excitement.

Earlier, McGrath told an audience at Florida Supercon that he and his two fellow castmates have been "graciously let go," according to The Muppet Cast podcast. He did not mention the retirement bonuses they will be receiving, but many insiders believe it will be substantial.

"I have completed my 45th season this year," McGrath said. "And the show has gone under a major turn around, now going from an hour to a half-hour."

"Sesame Street" tweeted what seems like a response and insisted that the three actors remain "a beloved part of the Sesame family and continue to represent us at public events."

For parents who think this is a sad news, it is suggested that they should let their kids evolve normally rather than involving them in their lamenting about losing a remnant of their past. They may love to still be sitting in the movie theater watching Roy Rogers and eating their 10 cent popcorn but it's not going to happen.

Enjoy the memories and let the kids find their own memories. Finally, this is exactly why William Shatner can no longer play Captain Kirk.

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