Wednesday Trivia Question

Who originated the role of Mr. Noodle on SESAME STREET?

The Noodles are a family of characters who appear in the “Elmo’s World” segment of SESAME STREET. There’s Mr. Noodle, Mister Noodle’s brother Mr. Noodle, Ms. Noodle, Miss Noodle and several others. All are mimes who, prompted by instructions from Elmo and other child voices, perform simple tasks, learning through trial and error. The Noodles have been portrayed by various talented actors from stage and screen, including Kristin Chenoweth, Daveed Diggs and the late Michael Jeter. But one actor has the distinction of being the first of the Noodle family to be seen on screen – in fact, he’s credited as Mr. Noodle in a 1996 SESAME STREET appearance, several years before any other sibling.

So who is it? Who was the original Mr. Noodle on SESAME STREET? Continue reading

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50 Years … And Counting

SESAME STREET debuted in 1969 so the children’s television staple is naturally celebrating its golden anniversary this year with special looks back (look backs?) at its incredible history. Here’s a piece that first aired in 1973 starring Count von Count (yes, that’s his full name) – just a few months after the characters debut. It’s called The Song of the Count and features several very interesting tidbits about the character.

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Uncover the challenges of climate change, sea level rise and other weather extremes with local and national implications. Tune in for SEA CHANGE – Tuesday at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

Billie Piper (Doctor Who) makes her directorial debut with the film RARE BEASTS, set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week. The film also features Lily James (Downton Abbey), David Thewlis (Dandelion Dead) and Kerry Fox (The Crimson Field). Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Meet a select cast of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink, to discover more of its history and to keep its heritage safe and to get tourists to visit the country again. Discover EGYPT’S TREASURE GUARDIANS – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

Could Cornwall become the next mini-Hollywood? Inspired by the success of series like POLDARK and DOC MARTIN, a new agency, Screen Cornwall, has formed to make it happen. Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of gay federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s. Relive THE LAVENDER SCARE – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Congratulations to Sir Michael Palin! The Pythonite received his knighthood from Prince William last week. Continue reading