3 Original ‘Sesame Street’ Cast Members Let Go by the Long-Running Children’s Show

There will soon be three fewer familiar faces in the “Sesame Street” neighborhood.

During a panel at Florida Supercon on July 2, 84-year-old original “Sesame Street” cast member Bob McGrath, said that he, along with longtime costars Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Roscoe Orman (Gordon) had been let go by the long-running series.

McGrath added that the move was just another part of “Sesame Street’s” recent retooling, both with its move to HBO, as well as its shortened episodes.

“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, according to audio obtained by “The Muppet Cast” podcast.

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