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New Muppet Abby Cadabby heads to the Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by gfarkwort, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    You're thinking of Edith Anne, DTWolf.
  2. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    i agree that she sounded better on the interview then the clip i saw on TV

    the voice actress did seem nevious and jumpy she was intrupting the EP
  3. DTWolf

    DTWolf Member

    Ah! Yes, that's it. Thanks, Count.
  4. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

  5. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    Would you care to expand on that?

    I think RobintheBrave has a very valid pint. When was the last time a new character was given this much exposure BEFORE they got on the show? The real stars just become stars. The classic characters of Sesame Street just became classic because they were good. They had solid performers. Now Abby's performer may be wonderful, or she may be the worst ever. Either way, she wasn't given the chance to evolve into a star player. She's just there. All over the news with a big push because of what? Did Zoe and Rosita go on a press tour when they got introduced? I don't think so. Even Elmo paid his dues for years before the tickle me elmo craze.
  6. DTWolf

    DTWolf Member


    You know, I liked Abby.

    Reading through the MC article about her I saw the danger that she would be obnoxious and they would be ramming her down our throats with a "You must adore me!" assault . . . but she herself is not like that at all. They--writers and muppeteer--made her so vulnerable (maybe that thing with the visible eyelids is working on me) that she had my sympathy and good will very quickly. I felt sorry for her meeting Oscar first and being told to get lost.

    I don't know what the new season will hold for Abby--they might still overemphasize her and promote her too much (and I don't even mean merchandising)--but right now I'm on her side.
  7. Cherrymoon

    Cherrymoon New Member

    Haven't seen her and won't for awhile.
    Reading what the news is saying about her.
    She is either going to become more annoying than Elmo or flop big time.
    They are tring to combat the "mean girl". (Are little girls going around teasing and beating up boys in the States?)

    All the article seem to forget there are other girl characters on SS. Pairie Dawn is great in "Ernie and Bert's Word Play". Have they forgotten all about Rosita and Zoe? Can not sell these t-shirts and hair stuff?

    I also wonder about all this sweet and cuteness. One thing about SS is that everyone was not sweet and cute.
  8. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Then what do you call Big Bird, Grover and Rosita. All of them are sweet/cute characters. Also, not to be rude, but why don't you actually SEE Abby before you make judgements about her. A lot of people around here seem to like her after actually getting to know her.
  9. Cherrymoon

    Cherrymoon New Member

    Calm down.
    Most of my post is not on Abby, but on what others(the media) is saying about her. I will not get to see her for a long time seeing I do not live in the States anymore.
    And I did not say that no one on SS is sweet and cute, but not all are.
    I come from the 70's era. Think Oscar, Roosevelt Franklin, Bert, Sully, Biffy.
    BTW I am a girl and I didn't have any problem with the all boy muppet cast as a kid.
  10. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Actually, you did...

    And all I am saying is don't decide that she is going to flop or be annoying like Elmo before you actually see her for yourself to make your own opinion. I am just giving you the tip not to just assume based on what a few people might say. Besides, if you are going by what the media is saying, I haven't heard one bad thing about her through the media yet. So please, no need to tell me to "calm down" I was just offering a friendly word of advice.
  11. Cherrymoon

    Cherrymoon New Member

    I did not say that the media said anything bad about her. Or that anyone has said anything bad about her.
    "Annoying like Elmo" is a taste thing. Some people love that stuff. It is neither good nor bad. What I was trying to say is she is not going to be a middle character. She will either soar high or flop. I am making a prediction of how the muppet willl do.
  12. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Okie dokie...
  13. No, they're teasing and beating up each other. Unfortunately, some of them never seem to grow out of it.
  14. Ventrilotwist

    Ventrilotwist New Member

    Can we please keep in mind we are adults trying to judge a show written for children who don't completely know the alphabet and are learning to count? These are very young children. They made Abby to try to acknowledge every type of person. This is hard to do; I mean I don't expect a gay character on Sesame Street for a long time...if the show lasts that long. They feel they have left out a basic group: the girly girl, and are trying to compensate for that as well as introduce a new character that may feel that she doesn't fit in. There are of course characters that don't fit in already, but you can only retell the same story so many times. Just my two cents. I'll admit I watch it for the puppetry but I felt like people were losing site of the real mission.
  15. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    EXACTLY, everyone is making judgements but at the end of the day, its for the pre-schoolers to decide, not us.
  16. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    I think Abby is a brilliant addition and I hope she sticks around for a while.
  17. zoeabbycadabbym

    zoeabbycadabbym New Member

    Hello! I am a brand new member of this forum, and I found it because I was looking for information on Abby Cadabby.

    There is no way that I can tell you how thrilled my family is that Abby Cadabby has come to Sesame Street. I have two beautiful and wonderful daughters, Zoe and Abby (always called Abby Cadabby, and she's 5, and we thought we made it up). Ever since she was old enough to watch Sesame Street, our Abby has been very hurt that there was a Zoe on the Street but no Abby.

    What's more, my Abby truly believes that she is a fairy, and she loves the colors pink and purple.

    Since Abby Cadabby got to the Street this week, we have already watched her about 30 times.

    Here are my questions: Will they have Abby Cadabby at Sesame Place? And will they have Halloween costumes, merchandise, etc.? My Abby is already cleaning her room in anticipation of getting an Abby Cadabby doll.

    Thanks for any info you might have!
  18. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    What a coensidence that is!
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    If I were a kid I would like her better--she will have to grow on me some more, like Zoe did. I trust she will, though. She's cute! I still wonder why the producers want to create someone new rather than bringing Prairie Dawn or even Betty Lou back into the spotlight. Or, with Zoe and Rosita why they won't just do more with her.

    There's just so many classic characters we're missing that could come forth again.

    Still, Abby, welcome to the Street and I look forward to seeing more!
  20. DTWolf

    DTWolf Member

    I wish they'd focus on Prairie too, but again, the show is now geared toward a younger audience than it used to be. They want characters the younger kids will relate to, which in their minds means three- and four-year-old characters. Prairie's just too darn old, they reason, to captivate their target audience. (She's supposed to be a precocious seven-year-old.)

    Of course that doesn't explain using Abby over Zoe. . . .

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