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When One Of Their Actors Died, "Sesame Street" Taught Big Bird About Death

Jun 29, 2016

When the actor who played Mr. Hooper on Sesame Street passed away, the show's producers needed to figure out how to address his absence. Instead of saying that the character moved away or retired, the show decided to confront the issue of death head on. The actors' tears and grief are real, making this one of the most memorable moments in the history of Sesame Street.

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