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In [[2001]], the Arts & Entertainment Network (A&E) produced an episode of their television documentary series '''''Biography''''' focusing on the history of ''[[Sesame Street]]''.
 
   
Hosted by [[Harry Smith]], the hour and one-half sepcial features interviews with [[Lorretta Long]], [[Bob McGrath]], [[Sonia Manzano]], [[Caroll Spinney]], [[Steve Whitmire]], [[Kevin Clash]], [[Frank Oz]], and [[Joan Ganz Cooney]]. Some of the topics discussed in this documentary include the failed test pilots, [[Jim Henson]]'s early works, [[Mr. Hooper]]'s death, behind the scenes of the hurricane episodes, and the popularity of [[Elmo]].
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In [[2001]], the Arts & Entertainment Network (A&E) produced an episode of their television documentary series '''''Biography''''' focusing on the history of ''[[Sesame Street]]'', airing on March 18.
   
It was released on VHS and DVD-R direct from the distributor's site only.
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Hosted by [[Harry Smith]], the hour and one-half special features interviews with [[Loretta Long]], [[Bob McGrath]], [[Sonia Manzano]], [[Caroll Spinney]], [[Steve Whitmire]], [[Cheryl Henson]], [[Kevin Clash]], [[Frank Oz]], and [[Joan Ganz Cooney]]. Some of the topics discussed in the documentary include the test pilots, [[Jim Henson]]'s early works, [[Mr. Hooper]]'s death, the development of scripts (such as in the [[Season 32 (2001)|Season 32]] hurricane episodes) and characters (specifically, [[Lulu]]) and the popularity of [[Elmo]]. Behind the scenes filming of episodes [[Episode 3954|3954]] and [[Episode 3977|3977]] is also included.
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A&E released the documentary on VHS and DVD-R.
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File:Celeb.harrysmith.jpg|[[Oscar the Grouch]] and Harry Smith
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File:SSBiography02.jpg|Oscar announces the program's sponsors.
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Character.lulu-test.jpg|[[Lulu]] makes her debut to the writing staff with [[Stephanie D'Abruzzo]] and [[Steve Whitmire]].
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Writer.judyfreudberg.jpg|[[Judy Freudberg]] consults on a script.
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Writer.christineferraro.jpg|[[Christine Ferraro]] in the writer's room.
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==Notes==
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*The original airing of the episode ended with Harry Smith promoting the soon to be airing "Hurricane" episodes, followed by a quick scene of Oscar announcing the alphabet sponsors of the program (pictured above). This coda was removed from re-airings and the home video releases.
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.biography.com/ Official Biography website]
 
* [http://www.biography.com/ Official Biography website]
   
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[[Category:Sesame Street Video]]
 
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Latest revision as of 04:45, September 19, 2019

Title.biography

In 2001, the Arts & Entertainment Network (A&E) produced an episode of their television documentary series Biography focusing on the history of Sesame Street, airing on March 18.

Hosted by Harry Smith, the hour and one-half special features interviews with Loretta Long, Bob McGrath, Sonia Manzano, Caroll Spinney, Steve Whitmire, Cheryl Henson, Kevin Clash, Frank Oz, and Joan Ganz Cooney. Some of the topics discussed in the documentary include the test pilots, Jim Henson's early works, Mr. Hooper's death, the development of scripts (such as in the Season 32 hurricane episodes) and characters (specifically, Lulu) and the popularity of Elmo. Behind the scenes filming of episodes 3954 and 3977 is also included.

A&E released the documentary on VHS and DVD-R.

NotesEdit

  • The original airing of the episode ended with Harry Smith promoting the soon to be airing "Hurricane" episodes, followed by a quick scene of Oscar announcing the alphabet sponsors of the program (pictured above). This coda was removed from re-airings and the home video releases.

External linksEdit

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