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New Muppet Abby Cadabby heads to the Street

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

  1. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Fine.:)
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Wasn't she only in... well... one minute of that episode? Seemed like a Contractual obligation to shoe horn her into the episode.

    Heh heh. Then, wouldn't she be a cheap sockpuppet or something? :crazy: She still looks like a Muppet to me.
  3. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    Abby has potential, maybe new shows staring her...

    Hello, I'm somewhat new here, and I seen this new character on the Street.

    When I first saw this character I see so much potential as this new female character could bring Sesame Street away from Elmo's Grasp. No offense to Kevin Clash or Elmo in general, I just think that the company gave him too much power with his own fifteen minute show. :(


    I think that a character like Abby with her own background could help bring Characters like Parie Dawn back into the lime light.

    I figure that they should pair Abby up with several Sesame Street Character, trying to get to know them better. Like a refresher course to the new fans, on learning just what makes these characters special for us all. Also make these shows like the famous one hour show it should be. :grouchy:

    Here some Ideas:

    C is for...: pairs Abby up with Cookie Monster as both characters learn that there are different foods that start with C (including a reversion of C is for Cookie song by adding more healthing things that start with C), and seeing Cookie trying something health


    What Slimey good for: Pairs Abby up with Slimey as Oscar and other explain why Slimey is so special to them all

    Super Grover and his Super team of helpers: Pairs Abby up with Super Grover and is the somewhat adaptation to the Sesame Street live show starring Super Grover. When a crime spree spreads throughout the street (someone is stealing all the C in the neighborhood) and Super Grover is powerless to stop him alone, so Abby, Elmo and others try their best to help bring this criminal to justice.

    My day with Big Bird: Explores the friendship between Big Bird and Abby further than shown during her debut. Abby learns more of Sesame Street through Big Bird, as they spend the day together and Big Bird tells Abby a bit of Sesame Street's history, including "Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz" song and special moments between a frog and an owner of a store.

    Sesame Street fairy tale mix-up: pairs Abby up with Paire Dawn, as Paire Dawn is once again in charge of a traditional Sesame Street play, but instead of having to deal with the usual screw ups of her cast members, she "borrows" Abby's wand and transforms the entire street into a Fairy Tale mix-up, so the two of them must correct the fairy tales in order to break the spell.

    That all I got for now, I want to know your opinion for shows like this ? :smirk:
  4. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    Abby has potential, maybe new shows staring her...

    Hello, I'm somewhat new here, and I seen this new character on the Street.

    When I first saw this character I see so much potential as this new female character could bring Sesame Street away from Elmo's Grasp. No offense to Kevin Clash or Elmo in general, I just think that the company gave him too much power with his own fifteen minute show. :(


    I think that a character like Abby with her own background could help bring Characters like Parie Dawn back into the lime light.

    I figure that they should pair Abby up with several Sesame Street Character, trying to get to know them better. Like a refresher course to the new fans, on learning just what makes these characters special for us all. Also make these shows like the famous one hour show it should be. :grouchy:

    Here some Ideas:

    C is for...: pairs Abby up with Cookie Monster as both characters learn that there are different foods that start with C (including a reversion of C is for Cookie song by adding more healthing things that start with C), and seeing Cookie trying something health


    What Slimey good for: Pairs Abby up with Slimey as Oscar and other explain why Slimey is so special to them all

    Super Grover and his Super team of helpers: Pairs Abby up with Super Grover and is the somewhat adaptation to the Sesame Street live show starring Super Grover. When a crime spree spreads throughout the street (someone is stealing all the C in the neighborhood) and Super Grover is powerless to stop him alone, so Abby, Elmo and others try their best to help bring this criminal to justice.

    My day with Big Bird: Explores the friendship between Big Bird and Abby further than shown during her debut. Abby learns more of Sesame Street through Big Bird, as they spend the day together and Big Bird tells Abby a bit of Sesame Street's history, including "Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz" song and special moments between a frog and an owner of a store.

    Sesame Street fairy tale mix-up: pairs Abby up with Paire Dawn, as Paire Dawn is once again in charge of a traditional Sesame Street play, but instead of having to deal with the usual screw ups of her cast members, she "borrows" Abby's wand and transforms the entire street into a Fairy Tale mix-up, so the two of them must correct the fairy tales in order to break the spell.

    That all I got for now, I want to know your opinion for shows like this ? :smirk:
  5. JLG

    JLG Member

    I only got to see the first ep she was in. (I almost never get to watch these days because I work a night shift, so I'm always sleeping in the morning)

    I agree that she was WAY overhyped, which is why it's surprising to me that she's been in so few shows so far. When I read that Times article I immediately thought, like some of you guys, that it smacked of trying too hard, that the character seemed to P.C., calculated, and market-friendly. It made me pretty sad, actually.

    Unfortunatly, I happen to be a sucker for cute characters. (I love Elmo as a character, but HATE the overexposure he's gotten lately) I don't like to go around saying "I hate so-and-so fictional character! I wish she'd die!" like a lot of people seem to. I'll give Abby a chance. She may yet just settle in, but I hate that the show is trying this hard. Sure, SS has always been the most exhaustively researched kid's show on television from day one, but the whole thing always managed to feel spontaneous anyway. Maybe because Henson and his crew were always given so much latitude with the material they had to work with. With Henson gone, and more importantly with the whole structure of the Muppet ownership changing in recent years, that relative freedom may have fizzled out, but that's just my speculation.
  6. GrouchFanatic

    GrouchFanatic New Member

    I kinda expected that Oscar would be the 1st character that she was gonna meet. He's the 1st character you see at the beginning of her debut episode.:grouchy:
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Are they currently playing season 37 where you are?j
  8. GrouchFanatic

    GrouchFanatic New Member

    They're just doin re-runs & a few of the new episodes lately. What do you mean where I am? Where are you?
  9. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I'm here. I'm just wondering if they were showing season 37 episodes in your area right now because that is the season where she meets Oscar.
  10. GrouchFanatic

    GrouchFanatic New Member

    Not really. It's more new episodes than re-runs
  11. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    IMO, I don't really mind Abby Cadabby. When I heard she would be in every episode in Season 38, I thought she was going to be in the street story in every episode or something like that. But it turns out that most of her appearances during the season were at the end of episodes to announce the sponsors.

    However, this kind of thing they're doing to Abby Cadabby reminds me of back in 1972, they did a very similar thing to Count von Count. They had him appear in many sketches in the 1972-1973 season, and he also appeared in a Sesame Street News skit and Muppet-and-Kid skit that season as well. Now look at him today, he's pretty popular, but not as popular as Elmo!
  12. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    But Count is popular--not only because of his math, though--because he is the only character left that Jerry Nelson (formerly Little Jerry & several other characters) plays.
  13. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Well, I would say that is the one of the many reasons he is popular among Muppet fans. But kids love him for a whole set different reasons. He entertaining witch is a reason I'm sure both adults and kids love him.;)
  14. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    If only people would realize that the thunder & lightning (that was his staple after counting with triumphant fevor) was meant to just tie in with his Romanian background, not to scare anyone (though I could understand how his 1972 hypnotic powers could frighten one), and thus, didn't warrant the accompaniment of baloons & confetti.
  15. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    That's just for the number of the day segment.
  16. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    But that's all the Count is in anymore. Same for Cookie regarding the Letter of the Day.
  17. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's better than nothing isn't it?
  18. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Point taken. I don't like seeing once-core characters reduced to seemingly nothing.
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Hey, this practically the most we've seen The Count this milenium. In the 1998-2001 episodes, he barley appeared. Sure he appeared in like 15 street stories, but he made few appearences in inserts. The only ones I know of are His Counting School, A SS Goes to Daycare segment and Lambaba. Other than that, he was hardly around. He's got his own segment now that appeares in the vast majority of the episodes.
  20. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Yeah and that segment last how many seconds it takes to find out the Number of the Day.


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