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D'Snowth Sesame Reviews: Issue 37, Volume 2006

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by D'Snowth, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid there won't be much chance for reviews this week; apparently my PBS station has replaced Sesame Street with two new shows, some Big World show and a new Curious George show, and moved it to early morning where I won't be able to see it.
  2. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Well, it was a nice run. They moved stuff around on my PBS station, but not Sesame Street.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Life was good to me today, because I got to see today's new episode of Sesame Street; so...it's time for D'Snowth's Sesame Review:

    Sesame Street Episode 4119

    First Things First: Dang it, they brought back the "You'll never know who you'll meet on Sesame Street!" bit today!

    Street Scene: Big Bird wants to play with Maria, but she's too busy at the Fix-It-Shop with Luis. He then wants to play with Alan, but he's too busy tending to Gordon's grocery list, and Gordon is too busy buying groceries for him and Miles. Sad to have no one to play with, Big Bird wishes that Maria, Alan, and Gordon were little kids so he could play with them at their leisure. The Fairy Godperson grants Big Bird's wish and he transform them into little children. It's really funny, because young Alan had long hair, and young Gordon had an exceptionally curly afro. Big Bird and the young Maria, Alan, and Gordon start off by playing a game of tag, followed by a game of hopscotch, then a Birdkateer meeting, with a game of follow the leader. After awhile, it becomes obvious that the grown ups are needed desperately as Luis is over-run with ticked off customers, Baby Bear is dying for a bowl of porridge, and Miles is wondering where his dad is. Big Bird needs the grown ups back as well when he not only sees all the commotion on the street, but has a thirst for Alan's birdseed milkshakes. Big Bird wishes them to be grown ups again, which Fairy Godperson grants. As grown ups again, Maria, Alan, and Gordon can see they are all desperately needed so they resume their chores for the day.

    Goofs and Nitpicks:
    * Goof: in this episode, young Gordon has a full head of hair, yet in Elmo's World of Babies, Elmo has a baby picture of Gordon, and he's still is as bald as ever.
    * Nitpick: Fairy Godperson's next stop after granting Big Bird's first wish is referencing Dragon Tales as he prepares to "fly with dragons in the Land of Heart".
    * Nitpick: Fairy Godperson for some reason didn't look quite a "menicing" as he used too...must be the eyebrows.

    Long Time, No See's:
    * Zoe shows a clip of how dance is for people of all ages.
    * Another "What will grow in your garden?" bit.

    New Bits:
    * Do the Vege-Dance bit, similar to Do the Fruit Dance from #4117
    * Sesame Street Dinner Theater: Guess What Were Having for Dinner?
    * Cookie Monster sings a song about food as we watching little kids eating healthy food.

    Classic Bits:
    * Ernie (performed by Jim) is baby-sitting his baby cousin Ernestine and tries to find how they are the same in anyway.

    Number of the Day: Were back in Count's castle with Countess for the number seventeen.

    Overall Rating: Great and funny street scene today, and I'm pleased to see an old bit with Jim's Ernie...but the whole healthy eating goal is starting to wear itself out, besides wasn't the main educational goal for this season supposed to be preparing for school and everything? Well anyway; I give today's episode: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and a half stars, ah-ah-ah!

    Note: My Goofs and Nitpicks part of the review will now replace my Trivial Observations.
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah... It was an OK episode, but kind of meh also.
    Will post thoughts in the Season 37 Thoughts thread later.

    The Fruit and Veggie Dance bits were from last season.
    Ernestine is Ernie's niece, not cousin.
    Thought Fairy Godperson's remarks after granting Big Bird's first wish was a reference to Dragon Tales.
    Did you spot the reference to Classic SS in the Street story? Gordon's list of groceries remind you of anything?

    And there was a new Trash Gordon segment at the end as well.
    Hope this helps, look forward to the next one of these.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I destinctly heard Ernie say Ernestine was his "little cousin".
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    OK... Will have to catch this one when it repeats then to make sure.

    And did you catch the reference I mentioned?
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The age-old "loaf of bread, container of milk, a stick of butter" bit?
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yep. Never gets old, made me laugh when I heard that. Just like how Richard Kind as the Fairy Balloon Person from last year made me laugh when they got away with a direct reference to Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That episode was an instant classic; I'm glad I taped it!
  10. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Thanks, Snowth. Another nice review.
  11. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Yeah, another theme for this season was learning how to handle conflict.
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'll try my best to catch the rest of this week's new Sesame Street.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  14. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    All man, I turned it on today and thought it was a rerun and turned it back off and went back to sleep! Guess that's what I get for assuming. But they always show an old one and then a nwe one where I live, so I was thrown off.
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... It was said here and in the Season 37 Thoughts thread there'd be new episodes from Tuesday-Thursday of this week. At least there's tomorrow, so hope you'll catch it Ilikemuppets.

    Hey Snowth... Can you tell me more about the Private I sketch? Rully liked it myself.
    Was the Iguana voiced by Joey?
    Was Iris portrayed by Leslie Karrara?
    And on the glass door to the guy's office, what was his name?
    "I Am I, Private Eye"? "I, Private Eye"?
    Just wondering. Thanks.
  16. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Well, I do have until next fall to catch it, so that's plenty of time.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, Private I is trying to find the missing letter of the day. I looks around his dark office (with his flashlight) and finds an iguana licking an ice cream cone; I do believe Joey did the iguana. He then finds an insect (a lady bug to be precise) on his desk. He thinks about how they might be adding up to something...Iris walks in as he's still investigating, and she tells him that I is the letter of the day, meaning he's the letter of the day. I do believe Iris was played by Leslie Karrara. As for his name, I think it was simply I, Private Eye.
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    D'Snowth's PARTIAL Sesame Review:

    Sesame Street Episode 4121

    First Things First: "You'll never know who you'll meet on..." oh somebody just shoot me already!

    Street Scene: Zoe is playing pretend daycare, and is Miss Zoe, while her dolls and Rocco are her students. She has them in a pretend bus ready to go on a field trip to the park; wanting to be part of the fun, Telly wants to enroll his doll, Freddy, into Zoe's pretend daycare, but Zoe (and Rocco) claims there's no more room on the bus. Saddened, Telly promises to play with Freddy all day long, which becomes a problem when Baby Bear shows up for the baseball game he and Telly were supposed to play. After a trying time, Telly suggest they play Fantastic Freddy, Freddy's super hero altar ego. With that, Telly has Freddy dressed up in a little super hero outfit, and has Baby Bear play the part of the Dastardly Dinosaur, planning to eat the snack a group of kids are having at Hooper's. Zoe, returning from her pretend field trip wants to join in, but Telly won't let he since she and Rocco wouldn't let Freddy join in on the field trip. Zoe and Rocco apologize, and Baby Bear convinces Telly he should reconsider, so he does and Telly has Rocco be a super hero rock from a rock planet.

    Goofs and Nitpicks:
    * Nitpick: We haven't seen Telly's doll Freddy in the longest time.

    Cultural Reference:
    * Telly - "If I ran my own daycare, I'd make a rule: no doll left behind". A reference to the No Child Left Behind Act.

    That's all I really had a chance to see today, sorry I can't review anymore.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the double-post, but I just realized I forgot to make another note on my last review; I really enjoyed yesterday's street scene, because is sort of had the feel of a season 34 show (when we got a Telly, Zoe, and Baby Bear overdose), and I really enjoyed season 34 a lot.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So, what's the schedule look like for this week as far as new episodes are concerned?

    Oh, this is the 100th post in this thread BTW!

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