Three Of Your Favourite Sesame Street Characters Have Left
Sesame Street producers have confirmed that Bob, Luis and Gordon have been axed from the show after six decades.
Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado, who plays Luis and Roscoe Orman, aka Gordan, will ‘continue to represent’ the show at events but will no longer appear on the show.
Bob has been with the show since its inception 1969, Delgado then joined in 1971 and Orman was added to the cats in 1974.
The Sesame Street full statement reads ‘’Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado (“Luis”) and Roscoe Orman (“Gordon”) remain a beloved part of the Sesame family and continue to represent us at public events. To us, and for millions of people worldwide, they are a treasured part of Sesame Street.
‘’Since the show began, we are constantly evolving our content and curriculum, and hence, our characters, to meet the educational needs of children.
‘’As a result of this, our cast has changed over the years, though you can still expect to see many of them in upcoming productions.
‘’As we’ve stated previously, Sesame Workshop retains sole creative control over the show. HBO does not oversee the production.’’
The decision is immediate. So sad.