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Fannie and Shola, 20 years later.

From age 2 to 6, Shola Lynch was one of the kids on Sesame Street in the early 1970s. She is best known for a series of Muppet & Kid Moments where she featured mostly with Kermit the Frog and Ernie & Bert. She would later be reunited with Kermit in the 1989 special Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting.

Lynch went on to become a nationally ranked track athlete.[1] She received a liberal arts BA with honors from the University of Texas, an MA in American History from the University of California Riverside, and an MA in Journalism from Columbia University.[2] She has produced and directed documentaries including Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed (which aired on the PBS series P.O.V.), Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, and served as a producer for Anderson Cooper: 360. She also became the curator of the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division for the New York Public Library at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.[2]

Sketches

Picture First Appearance Description
Imlittleyourebig
Episode 0306 Big Bird tells Shola that he's been having some trouble figuring out big and little. Shola says that she's little and Big Bird is big. Big Bird says, "Oh! That must be why they call me Big Bird." Shola answers, "Yeah! You're Big Bird. I'm Shola."
Noimage
Episode 0306 Big Bird and Shola demonstrate short and long.
SholahugsKermit
Episode 0534 Kermit, Shola and Fannie have just finished watching the previous film. Shola hugs Kermit, and he comments, "She learned a lot from the octopus ... how to squeeze!"


EBSholaNap
Episode 0537 Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about taking a nap.
0926x
Episode 0542 Ernie, Bert and Shola demonstrate between.
EBShola.balls
Episode 0544 Ernie, Bert and Shola use balls to demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
1095w
Episode 0548 Ernie, Bert and Shola add 1 to 5.
EBSholaEmotions
Episode 0550 Ernie, Bert and Shola demonstrate happy, sad, scared and mad.
EB.Shola.A
Episode 0551 Ernie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
Kermit.Shola.Fannie.nextto
Episode 0553 Kermit demonstrates the concept of being next to someone, with assistance from Shola and Fannie.
ErnieSholaBertX
Episode 0560 Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about the letter X.
ErnieShola.Nickel
Episode 0581 Ernie's lost the nickel he was going to use for candy, so Shola gives him another one.
Noimage
Episode 0687 Ernie and Shola talk about a lunchbox.
1800-12
Episode 0549 Ernie and Bert discuss "heavy" and "light" with Shola.
KermitSholaFranGiraffes
Episode 0570 Kermit, Shola, and Fannie discuss giraffes (leading into a film of real giraffes with music by Joe Raposo). Shola enjoys manhandling Kermit, and jerks his head up and down to demonstrate the concepts of "down and high".
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Episode 0619 Kermit, Shola, and Fannie count legs and heads.

Sources

  1. Univ. of Texas article (archived)
  2. 2.0 2.1 nypl.org profile

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