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D'Snowth's Sesame Reviews

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by D'Snowth, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Since today marks the premiere of the latter half of season 36, each day, I'll give a review of what I thought of the new episodes. Starting with today's episode...

    Show No. 4093
    Street Scene: Baby Bear is excited about his first day at Storybook Community Daycare, but is quickly disappointed when Papa Bear announces "I'll pick you up after school". Baby Bear meets his new friends: Jack (the Jack-of-all-trades)(Marty Robinson), Jill, Red Riding Hood, Peter Piper, Hanzel and Gretel (I believe Gretel was done by Jennifer Barnhart), and Mary (Stephanie D'Abruzzo). He also meets his new teacher Mrs Goose, aka Mother Goose, The Mother of All Nursery Rhymes. She teaches them about the letter A, and the number 1. Their activities for the day included making number ones with glitter and construction paper, and Humpty-Dumpty puzzles. Baby Bear doesn't want to continue school, but Papa Bear tells him when he starts to miss the family, to just think about how happy they'll be when the see each other after school. Bear Bear agrees, and announces he's coming back to school!

    Long Time No-Sees: "At School" Song; "There's a Letter A" cartoon, "We're All Growin'" Song; "Mommy and Me Like to Walk in the Park"; "My One and Only One" cartoon"; The Monumental One by William Wegman's dogs

    Newbies: New "Spanish Word of the Day" which is abrazo, spanish for hug; new, rather long, "Journey to Ernie", as Big Bird looks for Ernie in "something you ride"; :) "Just One Strawberry" song; FINALLY, a new "Elmo's World" segment: "Elmo's World of School". Trash Gordon segment: Slimey has a sleepover with two worm friends, while listening to "The Adventures of Trash Gordon on The Planet Penguin". New characters: Snuffy's new friend "Rosland", a combination of Snuffy, and Red Fraggle. :excited:, and School House (performed by David Rudman)

    Classic Skits: Ernie's middle of the night song "That's What Friends Are For" :excited:

    Well, this episode reminded me of my first day in kindergarten, Joey Mazzarino sounds like he's back into Papa Bear practice, actually seeing new Spanish Word of the Day and Journey to Ernie, seeing one of my favorite classic Ernie and Bert skits, first look at Snufflegarden, and FINALLY some new Elmo material, AND the fact that Elmo had nothing to do with the main plot. Kevin Clash sounded slightly out of Elmo practice though. The only thing is, I don't know why they waited till September to do a school-themed show, when school already started in August. Oh well, I give this episode a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!
  2. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Actually, "Just One Strawberry Blues" actually hasn't been seen in a long time either. It was made in the 1993-94 season.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh? My bad, thanks for the correction ssetta.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's time for a new Sesame Review from D'Snowth! Anyway, I can't stay long because I have this project I have to work on for my after-school clubs on Thrusday. Sigh, yes it's an obligation! Dang politics! Anyway... here we go!

    Show No. 4094

    Street Scene: Gordon plans a golf-game with Alan, when he discovers Telly, who is sad because he was the only one who couldn't do the "Grouch-kateers Picnic and Field Day" cheer. Telly feels bad that he can't go on the picnic with the other grouch-kateers, but Gordon decides that he and Telly need to talk things out with Oscar, who says that Telly can be in if he can practice and get it right, before the bus shows up. Gordon helps Telly practice the cheer, who convinces himself that he just can't do. Gordon tells Telly that he KNOWS how to do it, he just doesn't know that he knows how to do it. After Big Bird repeats that phrase, Telly sees the light, and starts to practice. Telly shows Oscar he can do the cheer, and Oscar says he can join the picnic.

    New Characters: Grouch Busdriver (Joey Mazzarino)

    Long Time No-Sees: The Cooperating Claymation Cavemen (whistling); Garth Brook's "Together We Make Music" song; Noodles and Nedd :excited: (Making the Bed); Ernie's Show and Tell, with Devon and his giant sea-shell; "Hello Happy Happy Happiness!" song, okay so it's not been quite long since we've seen this, but I love this song; The Countess Dahling Von Dahling

    Newbies: Oscar and Slimey introduce the letter of the day as S; new Spanish Word of the Day segment: siesta; The Count and The Countess introduce the number of the day as 19; new Trash Gordon segment: "The Adventures of Trash Gordon on the Planet Scram"

    The Classics: The 19 Rap

    The fact that Big Bird was in the main storyline was a real treat, and seeing Noodles and Nedd was too. Not a bad show over-all, but Bert's "Funky Fruit Rap" at the beginning and a recycled "Elmo's World" segment brought my rating down. I give this episode a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's time for another Sesame Review from D'Snowth!

    Show No. 4095

    Street Scene: The Three Little Pigs and Red Riding Hood are having trouble with The Big Bad Wolf (still Joey Mazzarino now), who is exhausted, and wants a vacation. Gordon suggest he does, and find a temporary Big Bad Wolf replacement. Elmo, Zoe, and Telly all want to audition, so they all dress up like wolves (except Telly, who could only find a jacket with a wolf on it). Big Bad test their abilities in: Huffing and Puffing, pig chasing, and pretending to be grandma. Big Bad is impressed with Gordon's help, and decides that Gordon is the perfect Big Bad Wolf substitute. With that, Red Riding Hood, the three little pigs, Elmo, Zoe, and Telly all enjoying Gordon chasing them.

    New characters:Maurice Pig (Matt Vogel I believe); Surfer-dude Fishes (I have no idea who performed them); Mr. Tiger (Eric Jacobson); Fido the Grouch Cat (I believe Eric Jacobson too)

    Long Time, No-sees: "Dress Up" song/film; Fat Blue-monster; Lillian (Walking up the Hill); Mentally-challenged Dinosaur cartoon (Go Around the Rock); 14 Ducks in the Pot song/cartoon; The Cat Twins (I forget their names, they used to be on the show quite a bit in the past); Barkley (with Mr. Noodle, not the tricycle song); Gina; Little Murray Sparkles; multiple Benny the Bunnies

    Newbies: Harvey Fierstein's Nose song; Grover and kids sing "Zanahoria", the spanish word for carrot; New Journey to Ernie segment where Big Bird looks for Ernie behind the BIGGEST dinosaur; Skit with Ernie tending to an imaginary dinosaur, who's sleeping over; New Global Grover segment: Grover goes fishing with nets in Bangledesh; The Count and The Countess introduce the number of the day as 14; New Elmo's World segment: "Elmo's Word of Cats"; new Trash Gordon segment, as Slimey and his worm friends listen to "The Adventures of Trash Gordon on the Planet Bunny Hop"

    Classic Skits: 14 Ducks in the Pot

    Well, the episode was pretty amusing, especially Telly's quote: "I was told out of all the animals on the planet, I am most like a wolf...or was it a sea cucumber?...", seeing the a shirt sleeved-arm up Maurice's butt, seeing Gordon in drag, seeing a new Journey to Ernie, Frank Oz reprising Bert, a new Global Grover; seeing the Cat Twins again; seeing Barkley in something new; a new Elmo's World segment; and seeing Benny the Bunny again. Again, I give this episode a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Sorry! No review today, I missed the street scene. :sympathy: :( :cry:
  7. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    I believe that nose song with Harvey Feirstein has been shown before. So it wouldn't really be new.

    Also...Frank Oz reprising Bert? Was this new footage? I haven't seen the episode yet soo...
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well if it has, I ain't seen it!

    Yes. Ernie and Bert were in bed, and Ernie started tucking in his "dinosaur". Bert tells him there is no dinosaur, but Ernie says it's an imaginary dinosaur...with blue skin and pink polka-dots. He gets to Bert to imagine a dinosaur in the room, but no such luck. Finally when Ernie falls asleep, Bert literally imagines an orange dinosaur with a long neck, who likes bottlecaps and paper clips. (it was the same dinosaur on Elmo's World).
  9. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    That is so cool! Can't wait to see it. Also, I've noticed that Eric Jacobson's Bert comes across as being much younger and almost childish compared to Oz's. Anyone agree?
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well he's no Frank, but at least Bert (and Grover for that matter are still alive). If you haven't seen "Elmo's World of Cats" yet, (also new footage), Eric performs a giant tiger, who has the exact same voice as his Grover, only with a different laugh, but still the EXACT SAME voice.
  11. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    No I don't mind Jacobsons performance at all. He sounds fine. It was just an observation. I am happy Bert is still active. For a while I was worried.
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No review again today, for I will be gone a majority of the afternoon today, so I won't be able to see the new ep.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey Hey Hey! It's time for D'Snowth's Sesame Review of the day!

    Show No. 4096?

    Street Scene: Elmo and Zoe find a ball, they claim to be theirs. They then sing a very annoying song about the ball being their's and not the other's. Luis tells them that a ball is for having fun, and that means the possiblility of taking turns. Elmo and Zoe take turns, but don't have fun, until the go to the park to actually have fun with the ball. Once in the park, Baby Bear claims the ball to be his, and proves it when he reveals his intitial on the bottom. Elmo and Zoe give him back the ball and start crying. Baby Bear doesn't want them to be sad, so he invites them to play a game of "Porrige ball", in which whenever you catch the ball, you shout "porrige". Cinderella's Fairy Godmother shows up, claiming the ball is Cinderella, and changes her back. Not wanting them to be sad, Fairy Godmother sends Elmo, Zoe, and Baby Bear to a dancing ball.

    Long-time, No-sees: The claymation cavemen (basketball), Cookie Monster's "What is Friend" song, the softball playing englishmen, X montage (similar to M and Z), The Human Body film, Masked Creatures March with Numbers, kids paint large 17, Elmo's World of Balls.

    Newbies: Monumental X cartoon/live action film, Rosita introduces the Spanish Word of the Day as Silla (which is what I also learned in spanish class this week), New Global Grover, where he learns to play carrom with an Indian boy from Queens New York (where Sesame Street is taped), The Count and The Countess introduce the number of the day as 17. The Adventures of Trash Gordon On the Planet Spaghetti.

    Classic Skits: 17 Rap

    Well, the fact that I wasn't expecting a new episode, the crappy "Momomomo Mine" Song, and hearing Elmo cry really brought down my rating, but X being the letter of the day, a new Global Grover, and the rarely seen Elmo's World of Ball (back in the days when EW was tolerable) raised my rating a little bit. I give this episode a 1-2-3-4-4 1/2.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Show No. 409?

    Street Scene: Gina is swamped with a busy day at the office. She wishes she had an assistant, so her "Furry Dogmother" appears to grant her wish. She gets an assistant in Grover, who isn't much help at all, as he tries to. He keeps calling for Gina in the middle of helping Mr. Duck with his hiccups to see something he THINKS is wrong. Gina then tells Grover only to call her if it's an actual emergency. Big Bad Wolf shows up with "Huff and Puff-itus", which is an actual emergency, but Grover's afraid to disturb Gina again. Big Bad rushes into the operating room, where Gina treats Big Bad's disease with tasty pink medicine. Big Bad is cured, and so is Mr. Duck with the excitement made him forget about his hiccups. Gina thanks Grover for his help, and relieves him of his duty. At the last minute, the Furry Dogmother returns with a case of fleas.

    New Characters: Furry Dogmother (I can't tell who performed her)

    Long-time, No-sees: Fat Blue makes a come-back (and he WAS performed by Jerry Nelson), We are All Earthlings (not the original version though)

    Newbies: The Count and The Countess introduce the number of the day as 16.

    Well, I wasn't expecting this new episode, and not much new footage, nor old footage really brought my rating down. But with Grover as part of the street scene, and a Fat Blue comeback brought it back up. I give this episode a 1-2.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And now for a more serious part of our program, we bring you the review corner!

    Show No. 4???

    Street Scene: Telly and Baby Bear want to write a story together, but they have trouble decided on whether to write about a magic bowl of porrige, or a magic triangle. Maria helps them out by saying they can either work it out together, or they can write their own stories alone. Telly and Baby Bear work alone, but soon comprimise on a magic triangular bowl of porridge. Telly and Baby Bear then tell the story to Maria. The story stars Baby Bear as the King of the Land of Dum Diddely Dum Diddely Dum Diddely Dum Diddely Doo, who ate porridge 24 hours a day. One day, the king of Dum Diddely Dum Diddely Dum Diddely Dum Diddely Doo ate the last bit of porridge in the kingdom, that is until the Magic Triangular Bowl of Porridge appears, and announces he will never be through. So whenever the king finishes a bowlful, the triangular bowl magically refills. Maria likes the story, as Telly and Baby Bear walk off trying to decide to between writing about SnowWhite and the Seven Bowls of Porridge, or SnowWhite and the Seven Triangles.

    New Characters: The Royal Wiper (Joey Mazzarino), The Magic Triangular Bowl of Porridge (Kevin Clash)

    Newbies: The Count and The Countess Introduce the Number of the Day as 11.

    Well, this was a pretty amusing story. Seeing Baby Bear and Telly's set in the Count's castle made me chuckle a bit, but the fact that everything else about the episode was done before (with the exception of the number of the day), no new footage, nor classic footage, this episode wasn't all THAT great.

    I give this episode a 1-2-3-4-5
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And now for the critical part of our show, w'present D'Snowth's Corner, with that reviewer of Sesame Street, D'Snowth!

    Show No. 4104

    Street Scene: The long awaited Grouch Apprentice episode finally airs! Oscar, Grundgetta, and two other Grouches are gathered to be the new helper for the trashiest grouch in the world, Donald Grump! Grump pops up to announce the other two grouches are fired. They leave, which leaves Grump to decide between Oscar, Grundgetta...and Elmo for his new helper. Grump holds a grouch test to see who will be his new helper. The test includes: fitting the right amount of fish in the bucket, sorting two-holed and three-holed shoes, and find the most trash on the street you can. Oscar and Grundgetta are too busy arguing to notice that Elmo has passed the test. Grump has made his decision: and Elmo is fired for being TOO good a helper. He then focuses his attention on Oscar and Grundgetta, who are disgusted at the fact that they HAVE to HELP him as apprentices, so they fire him!

    New Characters: Donald Grump (Martin P. Robinson) (No, the Donald Trump muppet never made an appearance).

    Newbies: Bob sings a song to help Telly feel better about breaking his favorite triangle. Cookie Monster plays The Letter of The Day Game for the letter W. The Adventures of Trash Gordon on The Planet of the Grumpy Guppy.

    Long-Time, No-Sees: The Dumb Dinosaur Cartoon: Go Higher, "Now I've Got Zero Secrets", Wolfgang the Seal.

    Classic Skits: Ernie and Bert's "I Like You" song.

    Well, the long anticipated "Donald Grump" episode finally aired! But the fact that Elmo just HAD to compete for the position of Grump's apprentice brought down my rating. And HOW many times do we have to see that "Riding a Tricycle" song this season?. But it was still a pretty amusing episode none the less, and seeing Prairie Dawn almost naked really cracked me up, so I give this episode a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Time for another review!

    Show No. 4105

    Street Scene: Super Grover patrols the street to find people in need of help, but no matter how he tries to help, a new superhero beats him to it. It's Super Chicken, the birdkateer's hero (literally). Grover tries to help Maria and Luis find more packing tape, undo Miles's shoestring knot, coming up with a theme song, and fixing a popcorn machine, but Super Chicken beats him to it. Super Grover decides to retire, but he discovers Super Chicken's weakness: popcorn. Super Grover comes to the rescue to stop Super Chicken from eating everyone's popcorn. Super Chicken is disgusted and leaves, as everyone else hugs Grover for his help.

    Long-Time No-Sees: Count me in, Stinky the Stinkweed, the crayon friends, Journey to Big Bird

    Newbies: Oscar sings his own grouchy version of "Bein' Green", The Count and The Countess introduce the number of the day as 13.

    Classic Skits: The "Stop" traffic film, The 13 Rap

    This was an awesome episode, especially since two of my all-time favorite muppets were part of the street scene: Big Bird and Grover. I give this episode a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!
  18. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    I am really looking forward to seeing this episode, especially Oscar's version of "Bein Green". I am sure it will be a riot!
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And now for our moment of culture, here's D'Snowth's Review Corner!

    Show No. 4106

    Street Scene: Telly and Rosita can't play tag with Baby Bear, so they ask a new girl to play with them. It seems like she's ignoring them, until Bob introduces them to his deaf niece, Samara. Bob explains to them that she is deaf and can't hear them. She has to communicate by signanguage. Bob and Samara teach them the signs for book, car. Bob lets Samara play tag with them, until they decide to say the alphabet. Samara signs the alphabet as Telly and Rosita say it. They resume their game of tag, later, Telly and Rosita introduce Samara to Baby Bear, Curly Bear, and Alan. Alan explains to Samara that he's still learning about sign language. Curly Bear is wanting something, but Baby Bear doesn't know what she's trying to do. Baby Bear notices that she is signing she wants to eat a banana. She then signs that she wants Baby Bear to be a monkey. Samara then teaches them the sign for tag!

    New Characters: Samara, Bob's niece.

    Newbies: "Alphabet Town" sign language cartoon, Samara and Count sign the number of the day as 10, Jack-in-the-box number of the day as 2

    Long-time, No-Sees: Letter C space cartoon, C is for circle, Sign a Song stop-motion sand film, Linda, Ernie's Show and Tell with Patrick and his violin, Suzy Kabloozy and 2

    Classics Bellhop cartoon 2 lost children in the lobby

    This was a nice episode, that reminded me alot of Linda. Linda even made a comeback in an old segment. But the fact that there were two numbers of the day threw me off. So I give this episode a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9!
  20. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Thanks for yet another nice review, D'Snowth. I shall be seeing this episode later today. I will post my own thoughts. Can't wait to meet Bob's niece. Though, I still miss Linda a lot. I am still curious as to why she has left the show. It is interesting to me that they use old clips of her though. Atleast from that we know that she didn't leave on negative terms. I can't imagine why there would be anyway, but still.


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