Not Bob, Gordon, or Luis anymore.... SHAME ON YOU, SESAME STREET!!! http://www.***************/news/art...Luis-beloved-human-cast-45-years-new-HBO.html F is for Fired! Sesame Street cuts Bob, Gordon and Luis from its beloved human cast after 45 years on the show following new move to HBO Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado and Roscoe Orman were axed Thursday Decision was made not by PBS but by producer Sesame Workshop The nonprofit began a new partnership with HBO in January McGrath, 84, was part of the cast when the show premiered in 1969 Delgado, 76, joined as Luis the handyman in 1971 Orman, 72, has played original character Gordon since 1974 Sesame Street has cut long-running characters Bob, Gordon and Luis. The children's show said Thursday that actor Bob McGrath, 84, part of the original cast in 1969, and Emilio Delgado, 76, who plays Luis the handyman, will no longer appear on the show. Both last performed in episodes taped in 2013. Roscoe Orman, 72, who has played original character Gordon since 1974, has filmed new appearances for the current season of the show, but will not appear on the show after that. Beginning this year, Sesame Street is airing on HBO as well as on PBS. McGrath, said at an event earlier this month that since the move to HBO 'they let all of the original cast members go',USA Todayreported. McGrath announced at the Florida Supercon earlier this month that major changes were afoot on Sesame Street. '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 at the event. 'As of this season, I have completed my 45th season this year. And the show has gone under a major turn around, going from an hour to a half-hour.' A statement that was posted to the Sesame Street Twitter on Thursday confirmed that Bob the music teacher, Gordon the science teacher and Luis the handyman had been axed. However the statement said the three will 'continue to represent us at public events'. 'Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado ('Luis') and Roscoe Orman ('Gordon') remain a beloved part of the Sesame family and continue to represent us at public events,' the statement read. 'To us, and for millions of people worldwide, they are a treasured part of Sesame Street. Since the show began, we are constantly evolving our content and curriculum, and hence, our characters, to meet the educational needs of children. http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/07/28/21/36AE8AF100000578-0-image-a-55_1469739302100.jpg http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/07/28/21/36AE8B5900000578-0-image-m-59_1469739364452.jpg http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/07/28/22/36AE95D000000578-3713573-image-a-72_1469739869239.jpg Bob's been there from DAY ONE. Just disgusting.