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Coffee Talk, 1.8.09

Mr. Hooper & Sesame Street

Listening to NPR this morning, I heard Michael Davis, the author of Street Gang: The Complete History of "Sesame Street," talking to Diane Rehm on her show. Rehm asked the author to read the script from the "Sesame Street" episode in which the grown-ups explain Mr. Hooper's death to Big Bird. (Will Lee, the actor who played Mr. Hooper the storekeeper, had passed away in real life.) The script is a moving piece of writing, and Davis read it well.  He mentioned that the segment, which originally aired on Thanksgiving Day 1983, is on YouTube.


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"Just because." Truly well done.

Isn't it good, Janet? Pitch-perfect for that age group. I got all choked up, too.

Holy moley, I've never seen that. Choking up here, too. Very well-done. Very good acting, too. Well-done with the pauses and necessary moments of silence. And that ending? Wow.

Thank you.

It's so lovely. Have you read Street Gang, Jules? I'd like to.

No, I haven't, but yeah, that'd be a good one for the TBR pile.

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