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"Elmo's Christmas Countdown" - December 23rd on ABC

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by GelflingWaldo, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. GelflingWaldo New Member

    I talked with Sesame Workshop about their upcoming holiday special and got some details: http://muppetnewsflash.blogspot.com/2007/09/sesames-new-holiday-spectacular-on-tv.html

    The special, entitled "Elmo's Christmas Countdown", is a musical extravaganza featuring everyone's favorite Sesame Street Muppets and an impressive list of celebrity guests. The one-hour television event is set to air on ABC on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 7:00pm (Eastern/Pacific). Be sure to check your local listings for details.
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  2. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    (slaps knee)

    AHA! Confirmation of airtime. And a whole 2 days before Christmas as well. Wowee! Good to see the strike hasn't affected it. I can't wait to see them on a non-PBS primetime special again.
  3. Ilikemuppets New Member

    That's Greg! Sounds awesome!
  4. heralde Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info! To be honest, I'm still not sure if I'm going to watch it. We'll see. But let anyone else who wants to have fun. :)
  5. I, for one, welcome our new Christmas special...
  6. theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I agree, I have very high hopes for this thing. I think it'll be great.
  7. GelflingWaldo New Member

  8. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It says... TV PG? Is that another one of those pointless marketting tactics that tries to make something look edgy, and not a kid's product (like certain movies being rated "PG" instead of G?)

    But all and all, this sounds like a great special. Too bad my ABC comes in so terribly. I hope SW puts this uncut on DVD.
  9. BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised, too. I guess we should expect a few adult jokes then. Maybe since this is on ABC, which is owned by Disney, maybe :) will make a cameo?
  10. a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I WAS (and STILL am) hopeing for the samething too! ;)
  11. heralde Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's because of the Sopranos appearance (which I have no intention of watching, even if I watch the rest of the show. :) )
  12. SillyRed Member

    Tv-pg, Ha!
  13. MisterDuhFrog Member

    Maybe it has a lot of subversive humor in it.
  14. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Advertisements have started to air on ABC in reguards to the special. So far it looks pretty cute.

    But they really waited till the last minute for this one. Like the day before the day before Christmas. Surprised they didn't air it back in November and then had an encore by now... Like Shrek or Charlie Brown.
  15. heralde Well-Known Member

    The 23rd huh? Hmm...I'm probably going to be wondering until the last minute whether I'll tune in. Not trying to be a downer, but it is a conflict for me. I will think about it though. :)
  16. mikebennidict New Member

    Wonder why ABC is showing it and not PBS like it should be?
  17. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Probably so people will see it. So much gets missed on PBS by most of the country, but ABC gets eyeballs watching. Not saying that's a good thing. Plus it can ultimately direct more traffic to PBS' regular Sesame program. That and ABC will probably provide more of a budget for the production. :)
  18. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Why should SS be delegated soley to PBS? I mean, had they made a prime time major network (big three, plus Fox) 35th anniversary show like they should have, I bet they would have done something much better than they had.

    I find it pretty ironic that they actually decided to run a new special close to Christmas, and not in the second week of November, like they usually do. I kinda find it refreshing that there's Christmas programming that close to Christmas. And not reruns of stupid sitcoms or random game shows or anything.
  19. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm not so sure I want to watch this...

    I mean, I originally read that it was going to be mostly about Elmo AND Abby Cadabby, plus a heavy dose of the others like Big Bird, Ernie and Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Count, etc.

    Now I'm looking at Muppet Wiki and seeing it's called ELMO'S Christmas Countdown, and seeing the previews on ABC, and all I saw was Elmo. I didn't even see the street, I just saw what look like a drawing on a snow-covered 123 in the background with Elmo smack dab in front of the camera cheering.

    But, I being the true Sesame Street/Muppet fan that I am, I will watch this, and I will make an effort to tape it... but if I don't like it, then I won't probably watch it a whole lot after that.
  20. mikebennidict New Member

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