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Street Season 48
Sesame Street's 48th season
officially began Monday August 6 on PBS. After you see the new episodes,
post here and let us know your thoughts.
Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Pig's Laundry, Oct 5, 2016.
Can I just say how much it astounds me that sarcasm flies over so many heads here?
To be fair, sarcasm requires...vocal tone, to properly convey.
Been there, done that, so I get what you're saying. I try to take breaks when I binge stuff cause as you pointed out, you will eventually get bored of it.
....unless it's Breaking Bad. THAT'S a show you can't take your eyes off.
For real though! It's amazing how some people are oblivious to it both online AND real life.
As I got older, I've just developed a sarcastic sense of humor myself, and it's even good for your health because it makes you smarter.
Or at least some smileys or something.
On the subject of attempting to watch all 130 episodes of every season,
I'd probably watch the first 20 episodes, take a break for awhile, watch the next 20, take a break for awhile, then the next 20 until finished and take a break before continuing onto the next season.
Here's a question: would you rather binge all those episodes in their entirety, or only the street scenes?
I would probably do the latter, because they're shorter than everything combined and they're generally not repeated several times over the course of the show (barring storylines recycled for filler in following seasons).
Also the latter. It's not that hard to see individual inserts elsewhere on the internet.
Eh, I'd probably go for the former.... Because that's just me.
Sometimes it sparks curiousness to me how segments transition to one another or if a clip might roll a little longer in one segment than another...... Little things.
It's also important to remember that starting with season 7, many episodes recycled street scenes from other seasons. So there's a lot of episodes you could skip altogether.
True, but in many cases, the episodes that were recycled seasons later used different inserts than the original versions, so I'm sure some of the more obsessed fans out there would still want to see both versions as completely different episodes.
Oh, and some even point out the summer repeat versions where it wasn't uncommon for certain specific inserts to be added, removed, replaced, and in the case of Season 30, a different Elmo's World being used, so. . . .
I guess the repeats I can pretty much just skip through and see what was changed.
Actually, putting in just an episode alone I want to see:
Def episode 3752. While I know @hooperfan had the street scenes up before they were blocked, I'd just love to have a personal copy of that episode again.
The Grover sketch with Little Jerry and the Monotones as background characters had me dying when I was a kid and I asked my dad to record the episode for me to which he did. I definitely wore the tape out with the episode and I'm sad to say how it's been nearly 20 years since I last saw it. Having a personal copy would definitely bring back nostalgic feels.
I guess I might as well throw in how I would love to see the full episode of Little Jerry and his group visiting the street in the late 80's as well as Elmo taking over Jerry's place with some help from Big Jeffy and Little Chrissy.
And actually, I'm curious to see more episodes featuring Lillian if there aren't any street scenes already up on YouTube with her.
I guess because we all grew up with those inserts with her singing, I sometimes forget we haven't seen most of the episodes with her in it. I kind of want to see her intro story from season 21, which I believe was about Maria and Luis looking for a daycare for Gabi.
There are a couple other cast members i'd be interested to see more of. Like apparently there was this guy named Tikko in season 20 who worked with Linda at the library. There's also some girl named Akim (or something like that) who was in a season 16 clip SST posted on YT. And there's an older woman Katie who was a folk singer (kind of like a pre Buffy), and there was another character named Maria in season 2 who may or may not have been the same character that Sonia Manzano played a year later.
Let's not forget her awesome performance in "Transylvania 12345" (and how cute she looked in that nice vampire dress).
In regards to @Schfifty 's question, I'm torn. On one hand, it would probably be easier to just watch the street scenes and any inserts that haven't made their way out of SW's archives. Then again, like @LittleJerry92 I'm often curious about the little things worth taking note of at the end of segments.
Though I honestly don't see myself binging all 4000+ episodes at once. I'd probably just pick the episodes I've always wanted to see and episodes that look most interesting.
On the note of "most interesting", there's an old thread on here that was discussing the possibility of a complete series DVD set. Not surprisingly it was immediately confirmed that it would be impossible because of how many episodes the show has all together (14 years later, it's still a common topic). HOWEVER, Guille (Sawing14s/MuppetVJ/Boober_Gorg) brought up an idea that I'm completely supportive of. I know, I know...this idea is unlikely to happen anytime soon, but still, I think it's a splendid one: http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/dvd-series-of-every-sesame-street-episode-ever-made.6623/ (Go to the 6th post)
Is it even possible to binge watch over 4,000 hours?
I think not only would the constant repeating of sketches be tiresome, but as it's been established from recent uncoveries, a lot of what's not been shared publicly is boring or unentertaining. Season 1 is full of long, didactic street segments. I don't know why it took them so long to realize "Hey, these Laurel and Hardy type live-action skits are bad even though we make a new pair every season." And stuff like Deena and Pearl, even though we've seen one bit in English, it's a given that the rest of their material is no great shakes either.
Think of it as being able to memorize every sketch!
Deena and Pearl were a joke, and Sesame Workshop themselves even shown they either forgot about them or just have no desire to give them any commercial release.
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