Most Controversial Sesame Street Moments of All Time
Granted, it was out of necessity since the actor who played Mr Hooper really did die.
Should be first
It’s the most controversial episode of Sesame Street, it is now a piece of lost media
I don't see the problem with everyone now knowing of his existence instead of writing him off as Big Bird's imaginary friend, and that only because you can only have everyone *just* miss him so many times before it gets old. But plenty of people are still miffed about this development to this day.
So controversial it's a "lost episode" that never made it to air. Though later an unnamed Muppet bird and Abby Cadabby were shown to have divorced parents.