Story | Jun 19, 2014 | 6:00 AM
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Story | Jul 4, 2014Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster, improvised to lighten the mood. He jumped behind the projection screen and, as his body cast a shadow, pretended to tear his hair out in frustration. His slapstick provoked laughter from the audience.
Story | Jun 14, 2014 | 4:22 AM
“Gruff!” is not your typical fairy tale. Loosely based on the fable “Three Billy Goats Gruff” there are goats and there are trolls, but there is also a message of sustainability. Mix in fuzzy Muppet-like puppets, wacky...
Story | Jun 11, 2014 | 12:30 PM
Before settling on "Homelamb" as the punny title for a parody of the hit Showtime series, veteran "Sesame Street" scribe Belinda Ward toyed around with many iterations, none of them quite right. " 'Homeland' was a very interesting writing process,"...
Story | Jun 3, 2014 | 2:30 AM
"I ALWAYS knew that 'Sesame Street' would be a success -- I just didn't know it was going to be this much of a success!" said co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney at the annual Sesame Workshop blast last week. It happened at Cipriani 42nd Street, which I happen...