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At the Sesame Workshop’s seventh annual benefit gala, Tali Yahalom talked with Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts, about Muppet love.


There are so many Muppets here tonight. Do either of you have a favorite?
AR: I had a big crush growing upI had a huge crush on Maria. I thought Maria was so hot.
DR: I didn’t know that!

Does that make you jealous?
DR: I’ll let him have that crush, as long as he, uh
AR: She had a crush on Gordon.
DR: No, I had a crush on one of the Muppets, actually.
AR: Now, that’s just freaky!
DR: I know! I loved Big Bird.

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