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Three Long-Standing “Sesame Street” Cast Members Have Reportedly Been Fired

There is a lot of drama in the neighborhood.

It appears Sesame Street has bid farewell to three of its longtime cast members.


Sesame Street actor Bob McGrath, who's played Bob the music teacher since the series premiered in 1969, announced at Florida Supercon earlier this month that he and fellow long-running actors Emilio Delgado and Roscoe Orman were let go from the cast. The decision reportedly came after HBO acquired Sesame Street in August 2015.

"The show has gone under a major turn around, going from an hour to a half-hour. HBO has gotten involved also. And they let all of the original cast members go, with the exception of Alan Muraoka — who is probably 20 years younger than the rest of us — and Chris Knowings, who is also young," McGrath said on The Muppets Cast podcast on Wednesday.

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McGrath appeared on 45 seasons of Sesame Street since 1969, Delgado joined the cast as Luis the fix-it man in 1971, and Orman as Gordon the science teacher in 1974.

A representative for Orman had no comment when reached by BuzzFeed News, and a representative for Delgado did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News's request for a comment.

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