Joyce's Sesam Class was a new way of trying to get children involved in the show. Getting children to act naturally in a TV studio proved to be difficult. The producers tried it once before with Annet van Heusden interacting with children during the first season; the preschool was created in order to hide the atmosphere of a TV studio. The idea did not work, and Joyce's Sesam Class was dropped the next year. Rudy Kühn stayed on Sesamstraat for a few more years.
The producers tried a different approach to interaction with kids with actor Gerard Kuster in 1982.