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*On page 121, the year of [[Northern Calloway|Northern Calloway's]] death is erroneously given as 1989 (Calloway died in 1990.)
 
*On page 121, the year of [[Northern Calloway|Northern Calloway's]] death is erroneously given as 1989 (Calloway died in 1990.)
 
*In the performer spread on pages 180-181, Steve Whitmire is listed to have performed Kermit and Ernie since 1991, while he actually didn't take over until [[1993|a couple years later]]. On the same spread, Richard Hunt is listed as having performed Snuffy from 1977 to 1980, while in actually, after Nelson bowed out (in 1978 rather than 1977), [[Michael Earl]] took over the role until 1980.
 
*In the performer spread on pages 180-181, Steve Whitmire is listed to have performed Kermit and Ernie since 1991, while he actually didn't take over until [[1993|a couple years later]]. On the same spread, Richard Hunt is listed as having performed Snuffy from 1977 to 1980, while in actually, after Nelson bowed out (in 1978 rather than 1977), [[Michael Earl]] took over the role until 1980.
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*In [[Jerry Nelson]]'s bio on page 187, the book states "And he's been doing it ever since the show began." when Nelson actually joined in [[Season 2 (1970-1971)|the second season]].
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 17:37, December 20, 2009

SesameUnpaved
Written by David Borgenicht
Published 1998
Publisher Hyperion Books
ISBN 0786864605

Sesame Street Unpaved is a 194-page behind the scenes look at the making of Sesame Street.

Chapters

Can You Tell Me How We Got To Sesame Street?: The Sesame Street Story

This chapter talks about the early years of the show, with info on the casting process, the original Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Grover puppets, a list of other shows to be on the air for 30 or more years, and more.

I Can't Hear You-- I've Got a Banana In My Ear: The Classic Moments

Info on the many classic moments from the show, many of which are in script form and accompanied by stills from the sketches. Most moments are included in special sections devoted to the main Muppets from the show (with sections on Ernie and Bert, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Grover, Count von Count, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, Telly Monster, Elmo, Zoe, Kermit the Frog, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, and Oscar the Grouch (which includes the lyrics to I Love Trash)). Some moments represented include Big Bird learning about Mr. Hooper's death, Grover's Near and Far sketch, Sesame Street News Flash sketches, many Sesame Street Game Shows, many Sesame Street Muppet & Kid Moments, animated inserts such as The Alligator King and the King of 8, and Harvey Kneeslapper's practical joke for the letter B.

Who are the People In Your Neighborhood?: The Cast

Includes info on most of the human cast, Anything Muppets, many supporting Muppets who didn't get their own sections in the previous chapter, characters who are no longer on the show at the time (with explanations of what happened to them), and celebrities who have been on the show.

Sing--Sing a Song: The Music and Poems of Sesame Street

Includes lyrics, pictures, and secret facts on some of Sesame Street's best-known songs, such as Sing, Rubber Duckie, C is For Cookie, Bein' Green, The People in Your Neighborhood and others. Also includes a few poems, such as some of Roosevelt Franklin's.

Psst! Hey, Buddy!": Behind the Scenes on Sesame Street

Includes behind-the-scenes info, such as info on the various types of Muppets, how the Big Bird suit is built, info on the various international versions of the show, a two-page spread listing who performed which characters (mostly just applying to the then-current main performers plus Jim Henson and Richard Hunt) and biographies on Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Fran Brill, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash and Martin Robinson.

Errata

  • On page 121, the year of Northern Calloway's death is erroneously given as 1989 (Calloway died in 1990.)
  • In the performer spread on pages 180-181, Steve Whitmire is listed to have performed Kermit and Ernie since 1991, while he actually didn't take over until a couple years later. On the same spread, Richard Hunt is listed as having performed Snuffy from 1977 to 1980, while in actually, after Nelson bowed out (in 1978 rather than 1977), Michael Earl took over the role until 1980.
  • In Jerry Nelson's bio on page 187, the book states "And he's been doing it ever since the show began." when Nelson actually joined in the second season.

See Also

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