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As Munch?

I've asked my two friends who have a history of watching L&O:SVU, and neither of them were able to answer this question. Is that John Munch's desk (or, for that matter, the SVU stationhouse) that Belzer sits behind during his latest Sesame Street appearance? If that's Munch's desk, then that would definitely support that his Sesame appearance as Munch has aired. (I've read in an interview with Homicide creator Tom Fontana that Belzer and co. had in fact recorded a Special Letters Unit skit, but I've seen no evidence that that's aired yet, and that info is so secondhand I'm not sure I trust it completely.) If this appearance is definitely as Munch, then that makes Sesame Street in fact the tenth TV show for Munch. (Belzer's already got the record for most TV shows as the same character well in the bag, but ten is such a nice round number.) -- Mark (talk) 16:31, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

All of the bits with SVU guests alludes to the series (opening with the "chung chung" sound, and Christopher Meloni is seen holding an "SVU" folder) but I don't think it's accurate to say they're all supposed to be in character (and while they all appear on the same set, mostly the same desk, I'm also not sure it's the exact same layout as used on SVU; it doesn't mach what I've seen, though it could just be lighting, and if they're still sharing studio space with Sesame Street, it could be the same). It's not at all like, say, when Henry Winkler appeared as the Fonz, speaking and acting and dressing in character, or even when the cast of Bonanza appeared (on their set, on their horses, and announced in CTW materials, in TV guides, etc. as being the Cartwrights; in contrast, everything from Sesame Workshop just says "Lazy with Richard Belzer" and so on). So I'd say no to adding a claim that it's Munch (unless a quote surfaces from Fontana and Belzer to that effect), but yes to adding that it plays off of his work on SVU. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 05:32, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

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