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The Twin Show

Number of the Day:  2

We shot my final show of the season today—the “Twin Show.” Hooper’s Store is celebrating “Twin Day” and Abby and Zoe want to become twins so they can join the party. They learn about fraternal and identical twins, and that everyone is different in their own way, even if they look the same. Very Sesame Street.

It was truly a great day on the set. Joey Mazzarino directed, and did a wonderful job. The major cast was Abby, Zoe, Telly, the Count, Chris and his real twin sister, Christy. She came in from LA to do the show and was just fantastic. The energy on the set was super and we even finished on time. (The following photos were taken by Richard Termine.)

 Micah and Aria Linz, Chris and Christy Knowing and Abby and Zoe (the wannabe twins).  
Micah and Aria Linz, Chris and Christy Knowing and Abby and Zoe (the wannabe twins). 

  A great shot of the twin animals in action at the “Hooper’s Twin Party.” Here they’re just finishing a game of “music freeze.”
A great shot of the twin animals in action at the “Hooper’s Twin Party.” Here they’re just finishing a game of “music freeze.”

 Director Joey Mazzarino showing Chris how to give a penguin a sardine cookie. The penguins’ names are Pen and Gwen. Get it?
To top off all the fun and games, Marty and I were “extras” and walked through one of the shots with Lyra and Ripley.   

 The Robinson Family Extras. Ripley and Lyra were both pulling on Abby and Zoe’s hair.
The Robinson Family Extras. Ripley and Lyra were both pulling on Abby and Zoe’s hair.

After all these years writing for the show, this was my first “cameo.” I even went into hair and make-up to look human as I walked across the screen with my husband and daughters.

Tune in for the aired show—sometime in 2010 or 2011!

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Like your family we have twins, boy/girl, that turned three last month. I saw your blog entry for January and it looks like we have something in common, potty training twins. Like one of your girls, my son WILL NOT pee in the potty but his sister was doing well until she caught on to "Bubbie" not trying. I was just letting things run their course but our local pre-schools/mommy day out programs require the children to be potty trained and this mommy needs a day out. Bribery isn't working. Have you had any success?

Sommer

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How often is the telly puppet renewed or replaced?

Katherine Sydney, Australia

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I read in 40 Years of Life on the Street about an incident involving Snuffy's puppet where a sombrero caused the wood frame to collapse on you and Bryant Young. Did they rebuild the puppet after that or did they just make a new one?

Edward

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I just wanted to say thanks for the blog. My daughter Kylie (who just turned two yesterday) loves to ask if we are going to see "the babies." Thank you so much to you and Marty for bringing the joy of Sesame Street into our lives every day.

Kendal and Kylie Montreal, Canada

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I've noticed that there are fewer Muppets and people in an episode now than there were twenty years ago. Does everyone show up on the set for filming days or only certain ones? Who decides who gets to play the Anything Muppets? There are some voices I hear more than others.

Glenda

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