I just wanted to ask, but I figure he isn't since he hasn't had any new appearances with Bert, Cookie Monster, or Grover. So my actual question is, should we change the info box for those characters and put when their last appearances with Frank were, yes or no?
He's been saying in a lot of recent interviews that Sesame Workshop doesn't ask him to do the show anymore. He hasn't been on the show since 2012 (last I checked, one such quote was on his page). We do have a Return performances by Frank Oz on Sesame Street page which mentions his last performances.
When we started the pages, Frank was still occasionally popping-in for bits and I don't think we've really scrutinized it since. But it does seem odd to still list Frank as "1969-present" when he hasn't performed Cookie Monster in over 14 years or Bert in nearly 12 years.
We don't list Frank as a current performer for any of his Muppet characters (Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, etc.) although there is just as much of a chance that he could return to perform them again. So while Frank could come back, he's not really a current performer of the characters anymore.
Likewise it is possible that Fran Brill could come out of retirement for a performance, or Steve Whitmire could be hired back, or Kevin Clash could return to Sesame, or Frank Oz could return to the Muppets... however we've closed out their tenures as a "current" performer. And if any of them do return, well then we can reopen their status and adjust the end dates.
It's sad to say, but I think it may be time to close out Frank's status on these characters (at least until he actually does return to them).
Update: I tried to make those changes to the Bert, Grover and Cookie Monster pages, but Oscarfan undid them.
Judging from the fact that the show no longer credits Frank as a performer along with what he has said in recent times that Sesame doesn’t ask him back anymore because he’s too expensive, it seems like a very strong indication that Frank’s days as a Sesame performer are completely over and done, so it’s time to make those changes and not let them be undone again.
I don't think it's wise or really good Wiki behavior to accuse admins of "denial issues."
And those kinds of changes are made after consensus *first* (Same with adding performers). Undoing is not based on denial, but lack of agreement. That's how communities work.
Checking, you're referring to edits made in July without discussion (no consensus really was reached on this thread, and I think most of us admins just plain didn't see it) or an edit summary from you (not even a "see discussion" or something). Any admin would undo that kind of change.
[EDIT: Jonathan said much the same thing, more succinctly, while I was typing.]