Dec 28, 2010
I'm Dying to See Burt Lancaster on Sesame Street!
Ever since I read this item about James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster performing on early episodes of Sesame Street, I've been dying to see Lancaster recite the alphabet. He also did a segment where he does push-ups while counting. I must see these clips!
I've seen this James Earl Jones clip (and another of him counting) in several places online:
So where is Burt? Is this on a DVD I'm not aware of? Or is there a clip floating out there somewhere?
By the way, I think it's hilarious that James Earl Jones thought the Muppets would scare children, because I think his intense, steely-eyed rendition of the alphabet is much more intimidating (if very cool). He kind of looks like he wants to start a fight.
The pic is from Muppet Wiki. Isn't it fantastic to know that there is a Muppet Wiki?
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I'm curious now to know what other actors were on the early days of Sesame Street.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, that would be interesting Christine! I'm going to have to do some research.ReplyDelete