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Bob McGrath

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The Resume

    (June 13, 1932-December 4, 2022)
    Born in Ottawa, Illinois
    Portrays Bob Johnson on Sesame Street
    Wrote the children's books 'Uh Oh! Gotta Go' and 'Oops! Excuse Me Please!'

Why he might be annoying:

    He became a teen idol in Japan by singing Irish folksongs in Japanese.
    He was reluctant to audition for 'Sesame Street' because he did not want to be part of a children's show.
    He asked that his character also be named Bob because he figured he would respond faster to his own name.
    He rarely watches 'Sesame Street.' ('It's hard to watch at 7 or 8 in the morning. Night time after dinner is when we watch TV.')

Why he might not be annoying:

    He grew up in a house without electricity.
    He and his wife Ann have been married for over 50 years.
    He was a featured tenor on Mitch Miller's 'Sing Along with Mitch' program (1959-64).
    He has been a fixture for over 30 years on Saskatchewan's Telemiracle telethon.
    He is an advocate for music education for children.
    He said, 'Knowing the impact that Sesame Street has had on millions of kids all over the world has to be the most gratifying that anyone could possible hope for.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 105 Votes: 31.43% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 9.09% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying