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The Man Behind Gordon: An Interview with Roscoe Orman

It’s a shame Sesame Workshop may be “letting go” three beloved actors, including the multifaceted Roscoe Orman, who did this great interview with me for the book: “The Man Behind Gordon”. Enjoy!

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‘Listen, React and Tell the Truth’: An Interview with Michael Earl

I am sorry to mark the passing of Michael Earl, a longtime puppeteer, whom Richard Hunt mentored as a young performer on Sesame Street. Earl briefly played Snuffleupagus, Forgetful Jones, and dozens of other roles in The Muppet Movie, The … Continue reading

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The Count Writes a Haiku

Jerry Nelson would have been 80 today. I was lucky to know him. Here’s my memorial essay, “The Count Writes a Haiku.”

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The Swami of Sesame Street: An Interview with Norman Stiles

Norman Stiles, Sesame Street head writer from 1971 to 1995, told me that Richard Hunt used to call him “Swami” – and after talking with him for a couple of hours, I can see why. Stiles comes off as a … Continue reading

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The Man Behind Gordon: An Interview with Roscoe Orman

You probably know Roscoe Orman best as Sesame Street’s Gordon Robinson, the iconic role he’s played since 1974. Yet Orman’s fame as Gordon masks his artistry and experience as a multifaceted character actor, performing everyone from lawless pimps to Lincoln … Continue reading

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