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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

    Hello Paula Ray, and welcome to the craziness here at Muppet Central or MC for short.

    Let's see...
    1 One thing you can do is at least get to know MC, there are a few people here from the land of Down Under, you could talk to them and maybe get together to chat all things Muppet.
    2 If you're looking for SS episodes on the net, there's the possibility someone who's taped the so far two episodes with Abby has uploaded them to www.youtube.com, not sure since I don't go there myself.
    3 If you're looking to get the episodes, you might want to talk with a few of the tape-traders here, in particular Boober_Gorg and/or Justin Faulknor.
    4 You could also try to get some vintage episodes that explore female characters throughout the years.
    If you need a source to get a list of female Muppet characters from Sesame Street, I suggest you go to the Classic Muppets section and look for my "Muppet Listings 15.0" thread and just browse quickly finding all the entries with an "SS" designation. Currently working on Version 16, two years in the works.

    Hope this is enough to get you started, have fun exploring the rest of the site and have a great day.
  2. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

  3. PaulaRae

    PaulaRae New Member

    Dear Bear and The Count,

    Thankyou!! What wonderful help - both of you. The newsletter archive is great material, Bear, and I will check out youtube and classic muppets threads, Count. You're both so kind.
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    You're welcome. And if this is of any help to your overall topic... The one song/sketch in particular I'd recommend you get is the sketch for the song "Women Can Be" which has eight different female Muppets, including Betty Lou.
    Have a good day.
  5. PaulaRae

    PaulaRae New Member

    Thankyou The Count, I will try to find 'Women Can Be' - sounds perfect. I've tried to find your Muppet Listing 15.0 thread in the Classic Muppets section, and am having no luck. I've looked through all 3 pages of thread listings 4 times (just to make sure) and can't see it there.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Sigh... It's gone that far down huh?
    Well... Just click on the link with my avatar, that'll take you to my user profile. Once there, click on the link "Find all threads started by The Count" and you'll be able to find it there. Hope this helps.
  7. DTWolf

    DTWolf Member

    Where's Abby?

    I really feel like someone (the media? Sesame Workshop?) has made fools of us. We got all worked up debating whether she'd be good or not and it turns out . . . it doesn't matter. If she's only on two episodes (or, as someone suggested, she's going to show up later on only one more), then why'd we give it so much thought?

    And darn it, I'm actually wanting to see her again. (Just not as often as we see Elmo.)
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    You know... Kinda saw this happening, especially after last year's stink about Cookie Monster giving up cookies.
    CM: Me not give up cookies!
    We know Cookie Monster. Now run along back to SS, I think Kyle's looking for you.
    CM: Oh OK... Bye!
  9. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Maybe the truth is you either heard 1 thing or misinterrpeted it and then when you watch SS you found out that whatever you read or heard wasn't what you thought of it or what it sounded like. Of course when it comes to various sources, Not all of them are accurate and maybe it's best to stick with the SW press releases say.
  10. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    It's the media, they grab on to stories and build them up. Like the story about Abby in the newspaper.

    Although, maybe they did that just so we WOULD want to see her again. You know absence makes the heart grow fonder....
  11. KatieMokey

    KatieMokey New Member

    She is adorable, I think.. what a cute idea, too. Sesame has to stay revolutionary and set the standard as always, and I love how they're targeting little "Princess" girls with this one. Would it not be so fun to be in the room designing a character like this? :)
  12. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Yeah... she is v.v. cute. it's not really typical of me to like twee, adorable little characters. But Abby looks so sweet. But I hope thet don't get rid of Zoe or Prairie dawn, they're like, two of my faves.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Get this...

    We all know that Abby's presense on Sesame Street has been a little disappointing, especially after all the publicity she got for a new character. You know what my Mother thinks? She's SO convince that Kevin Clash complained that she might end up taking up "Elmo's spotlight". Now does that sound like something Kevin Clash would do? I mean after all, he IS a talent scout for them as well!
  14. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    They can't get rid of those two characters. Besides, who would Fran Brill perform then? They are her only 2 principles. Prairie Dawn has been with Fran since the 70s. Both girls are too important to the series. I don't think we need to worry about that.
  15. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Your right, and it's not like he hasn't worked with her before. She is Lesly is a Brillent talent to take on such a major role. But I think they are doing this character right in ensureing that she stay's for years to come. It seems sort of like a slow building process for her. and Elmo is not taking up as much space as he used too.
  16. DTWolf

    DTWolf Member

    What a horrifying sentence. The thought that he once got MORE screen time than he's gotten this season. . . . >shudder< ;)
  17. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Wierd, Isn't it?
  18. exelis

    exelis New Member

    Am I the only one that finds it sad that they spent tens of thousands of dollars researching this character (who is pretty boring so far, not that they used her in that many episodes this season, despite the fanfare)?

    Jim Henson created the muppets from his heart, and ran with them. I know that it's difficult to even come close to the genius that Jim embodied, but come on. That much research pretty much ensures a dull, lifeless, overly-PC, underimagined character.

    My 2 year old's favorite character, hands down? Ernie. Followed closely by Cookie, Count, Grover and then Elmo. He sees both modern Sesame and the old, real genius from clips online. He's pretty much walked out of the room for the Abby episodes.

    I'm not bashing the Elmo wave, either. Kevin Clash has done great keeping Sesame alive after Jim's passing and Frank naturally progressing to other creative outlets. Elmo may not be everyone's cup of tea (though I think a big part of that is his sudden overexposure and continued singular prominence), but at least Kevin picked up the muppet and made it his own, without surveys, field testing, social agenda or even a penny more than his salary. I confess that he isn't my favorite muppet, either, but I respect the work that Kevin has done and how he has touched children's minds and hearts.

    Sesame Street might need a few new residents, but they're going to have to come of their own freewill, and not be committeed into existence.
  19. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    That's great to hear. I mean, everyone's entitled to like Elmo and the new characters. But there is an unfortunate tendency to imply that they are better for today's children than the old characters, which I disagree with.
  20. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I can see what you mean exelis.

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