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  • Hi, John. I really liked your posts as BobthePizzaBoy on Muppet Central. I noticed one of your last posts said the reason you're not there often anymore is because of the site's new setup. Why don't you come back with a new username (possibly the one you use here) and say you're formally BobthePizzaBoy, just like when James Caroll switched from frogboy4 to jvcaroll? I'd like to see you weigh in on Steve Whitmire's dismissal and the two new characters of Sesame Street.

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  • Hi! I'm a little confused by your changes to Big Bird, both the wording and it doesn't seem to quite tally with what fellow admin Shane (who's been tracking the HBO) season has been adding to Matt Vogel.

    "As of Season 46, Spinney no longer is the puppeteer of Big Bird" seems contradicted by the bit about him still playing Big Bird, just Vogel doing it more. Is there an interview or other source? So far the tracking of Vogel suggests he's really not being used that much more than Spinney.

    If you don't have a source, we'll have to remove it. (In fact, on reflection, I've taken it out for now, but if you can source it, we'll put it back in.)

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    • Spinney has said himself at several Q&A sessions for I Am Big Bird that he doesn't perform in the bird suit full-time (or for that matter, puppeteer Oscar) anymore. I wish I could have a source that's actually on the internet, but unless there's video of any such Q&A, leave it out for the interim. Maybe someone else can find more info.

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    • Thanks for the specifics! At least we know where to look (and part of the concern was the specific phrasing "no longer is the puppeteer," as opposed to "no longer puppeteers full-time.") I know several of our contributors or friends have been to the Q&As and there may be transcripts or such.

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    • I've found two videos where Caroll says he doesn't puppeteer fully anymore: the 3:15 mark of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trgjDiT2nn8 and the 8:51 mark of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1QcJDYsI2o. Also Caroll hasn't physically puppeteered for a TV appearance since the Tonight Show in September 2014.

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  • Hi, John! I know it's been a few years, but I saw where you added the note that Sony Wonder released 2 Plaza Sesamo videos in the US. One was Exitos Musicales. I found the catalog number for it, but do you remember what the other one was? Thanks!

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