Sesame Street confirmed the news in an official statement on Twitter, saying the characters will stay remain ‘a treasured part of Sesame Street.’
The Sydney Morning Herald reports the cuts come as producers attempt to revamp the popular show for ‘a new generation of children with different needs.’
Despite the changes, fans have been assured some things will stay the same.
‘Count von Count still counts, and Cookie Monster still eats cookies, albeit in less volume. And with better table manners,' reports the news site.
Adding, ‘But elsewhere the changes are noticeable. Oscar the Grouch, for example, will no longer live in a regular dustbin but periodically be seen in a recycling bin.’
HBO has not commented on the three sackings.