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    David from Sesame Street

    Remember him? The whole article is here:

    40 Shocking Reasons Why Actors Were Written Off TV Shows

    In the 1970s Sesame Street added their first new "human" character (as in not a puppet). Northern Calloway played the character David. David was supposed to be the hip older brother type. At a time when a lot of inner city kids were turning to drugs here was Sesame Street providing a more positive role model. He worked at Mr. Hooper's Store and was going to college to get a law degree. Later he took over Mr. Hooper's Store. Popular character who got less and less air time until he just disappeared one day. Why?

    Turns out this "positive role model" was...a bipolar drug addict.

    Well, he was secretly bipolar. He took lithium for it, which helped, but also took cocaine which did not. His mental health continued to deteriorate until one day he went on a rampage in Nashville wearing only a Superman t-shirt. He beat a woman with an iron rod and smashed windows. When he was arrested he screamed he was David from Sesame Street and they were trying to kill him.

    He bounced in and out of institutions for the rest of his life. He actually died in a mental hospital in 1990 after a prolonged psychotic episode.


    But wait! There's more!

    Bat chit crazy
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    Thanks for sharing. I haven't seen most of those shows. I had forgotten that the Eric's sister on That 70's Show had died. And yes, David from Sesame Street was bat chit crazy.

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    Sounds like he may have spent to much time at the "Electric Company", maybe if he had hung out in "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood", he could've learned to be a Builder like Bob. Instead he chose to hang out with the grouch or Animal, and this is what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmygdaughters View Post
    Sounds like he may have spent to much time at the "Electric Company", maybe if he had hung out in "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood", he could've learned to be a Builder like Bob. Instead he chose to hang out with the grouch or Animal, and this is what happened.


    He needs to get a Blue's clue.
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