Silent Dialog vs. "Big Bird, Mr. Hooper's Not Coming Back"
It's the best gig on TV vs. that time Sesame Street got real!
"Big Bird, Mr. Hooper's Not Coming Back"
The case for Silent Dialog
Can you even get your SAG card by sitting silently on a barstool and having all the action revolve around you? For 90-something episodes? The Lurian Morn (after Norm on Cheers) was a frequent customer at Quark's bar on Deep Space Nine. He also showed up on The Next Generation and Voyager, but despite being described as very social and a big talker, the man never uttered a word. Granted, it must have been tedious for the actor to have that special affects makeup applied every episode, but after that it was smooth sailing. Laryngitis, stuffy nose, hangover, tongue surgery? Not a problem!
The case for "Big Bird, Mr. Hooper's Not Coming Back"
The first time your heart broke may have been this.