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No instant recognition, and while he sort of seems vaguely familiar, it may just be the type (balding, moustachioed professional with light accent). 1979 is outside the years of the Academy Players directories I use for a lot of this stuff (1962 and 1989; I checked 89 just in case, he's not there, but Edouard DeSoto is). They don't always list people who worked mainly or only in NY anyway (basically depending on if that person thought it worthwhile to be listed).
I'll pass on an image to some of my fellow TV researchers who screengrab supporting players (it's worked before), and there's one other possibility: Playbill.com's Vault, with scanned playbills for almost every show, since as we've seen a lot of Broadway folk have been used for the one-time roles. You can look by season (chronologically by show opening), so I'm seeing if his picture or even a bio mentioning Sesame gives a lead. Downside is since it's scans, it's not text searchable so it can be a slog (and if they were just off-Broadway, not included). I've already ruled out 1979, but did find that Lynn Thigpen bio I mentioned on Facebook, from 1979's But Never Jam Today (Alice in Wonderland with an African-American cast):
That places her earlier Sesame spot somewhere between 69 and 79.
And.... guess what. We have his name already! I found Gonzalo Madurga in a 1979 playbill listing Sesame Street (for the musical Carmelina, his only Broadway show), but trying to confirm, he returned in Episode 1399, where he's listed as Dr. Sanchez. So on one you had images but no name, and on the other names and no images.
P.S. I don't know if it's feasible, but right now it might be worth tracking pages like that which ID guest actors but either redlinked or unlinked (I'm pretty sure "Don Moore" in Episode 0637 is Donald C. Moore, who was in Fiddler on the Roof at the time and did some NY TV like The Adams Chronicles which I have on DVD, before relocating for part of the eighties to Canada, appearing with Raul Julia in Overdrawn at the Memory Bank.)
Also, any writer info on those? May not matter, but in 2000, Madurga (still active but now based out of Florida) was in a new play by Luis Santeiro, so mildly curious if he scripted those.
But nice catch on the actor! They don't always cite the actors in these small parts. Would it be helpful to you if we made a sandbox page or such collecting them as we come across them?
I keep forgetting we had the Daffy Duck page due to a comic book mention, so it would be nice to repay the favor (there's that and episode 1247). It looks like most of the same 0596 comics were used in Episode 1232 (or rather, Episode 0954); it's clearly the same Pink Panther but part of Heckle and Jeckle's cover looks doctored this time round.
Also, in the "screengrabbed but forgot to mark the episode" department, there's this Betty Boop furniture toy inside Hooper's (from one of that batch of episodes on YouTube with the time code text all over, obviously), in case you should run across it (they usually changed up the comic displays, but that's the kind of prop that might conceivably be in more than one episode).
Hey, Andrew! I'm still getting used to the new (for me) layout. On the bar across the top of the page, what is the difference between messages and notifications? I know messages go to our message walls (what used to be talk pages), but what are notifications? I don't have any right now, so I don't know what it would look like if I had some.
Yeah, nothing to add to that. Changes ended up in the right place in the end, I fixed a minor formatting goof. (Probably due to mixed Google juice, ending up on the book first and not the segment page).
Well, around 2:31, Jim stamps a paper which is actually a flier for Huntington Hartford's Gallery of Modern Art, which opened in 1964. It only lasted five years, so not sure whether to give it its own page or a footnote and link to the Museum category, or what, but it's one of those odd things I know I'll forget if we don't save it somewhere.
As for The Cube, great! I started doing some last night. While I don't think the source material is HD compliant, the officially released version is better than most copies we've used for screenshotting in the past. And probably better than the version they released (and later pulled) on iTunes some years ago (I never bought that).
Compare the history revisions in File:The Man in The Cube.jpg and File:Title.cube.jpg, for example. Both have been touched up by me. The former is a significant improvement, while the latter is better but there was less I could do with it given the nature of the material.
Looking at the TP forum, looks like it's been settled now, but if more evidence is needed, it's not Joan Allen's voice, and there are older event/publicity pics of Erbsole like this one that show the same cheek structure.
No idea on the man, whether he's also a celeb, or an extra, or second runner up of a Gilbert Gottfried look-a-like contest.