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    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Saturday November 18 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

"Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas" to air Friday November 25 on HBO

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Oscarfan, Nov 11, 2016.

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  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So see? This is what I've been saying about Netflix all this time: not everybody has Netflix, so what's the point of dumping something onto a platform that only a percentage of people have? I mean, Bill Murray is a huge star, you'd think he could certainly have his own network holiday special like Bubbly Mikey Pizza Crust does every year, rather than just dump it straight to Netflix.
     
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    But here's the thing- networks don't always want the things Netflix picks up.
    Half the original shows on Netflix wouldn't have been nearly as popular on a network anyway, because, let's face it, networks cancel shows all the time no matter how popular it is. Plus, on a streaming service you don't have to worry about bad ratings due to a bad time slot, because you can just watch it whenever you want. Not to mention creators like streaming because they have far more freedom to make their shows the way they want than they would on a network show. You know how you're always talking about how older shows were better because they were creator driven rather than network driven? Well that's how it is with Netflix, creators get to do what they want with little influence from executives.
     
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Yes, not everybody has Netflix or HBO. But enough people do to make it worth the money of making original content.
     
  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Not everyone has HBO, so what's the point of dumping popular original shows on it?
     
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but there's something at play: your internet connection. Unless you happen to live in a populated area, or have a decent service, your internet connection may not be reliable or fast enough to handle such. Especially for people out there in rural areas that still use dial-up (yes, believe it or not, dial-up is still a thing).
     
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The episodes that premiered in January are airing on PBS now. See how fast that time window went? To quote someone from TP: "What a non-issue this was." Yes, I know, waiting for new stuff is frustrating, but you'll get to see it sooner than you think. Let me put things this way:

    HBO isn't going to give Sesame all this money and get nothing in return from it; that's not how business works. They want the exclusivity of having this new material first, making them a more marketable service. Putting it out for free at the same time entirely defeats the purpose.

    Remember this: HBO was pretty much the only option that would've allowed SW to keep things on PBS; it was a deal-breaker for almost everyone else they reached out to.

    I still don't see how people are still complaining about this HBO thing.
     
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed... The HBO deal has worked well enough so far for SST. But you know there are the peoples out there that will still complain about it for no other good reason than to just complain about it.
    Remind you of anyone we know from that same street? :grouchy: :p
     
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Yeah.

    Granny Fanny. That ol' bat is never satisfied.
     
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  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member


    Exactly! She was so complainy she never returned to do another one of her Answer Lady sketches.

    And don't get me started with Chip and Dip, those two never agreed on anything except when it came to being curmudgeonly bitter about SST's special productions. :attitude:
     
  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I understand but it seems like that it won't be airing anytime this year. I know I just wanted something new to watch for Christmas. I really want a TV Special that isn't re-runs (even tho I love them all) I need some new ones.
     
  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

     
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  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Either they forgot to dub Oscar's voice at 0:33, or they just didn't bother, because it's definitely Eric, but it certainly sounds like Caroll at 0:51.
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    IMDb is now featuring this on their homepage, so this is definitely getting some nice publicity.
     
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Great to see they incorporated so many characters into that one, especially Telly, i've really been missing him recently.

    That Oscar puppet they used looks really weird, it looks larger than the usual puppet and a bit fluffier.
    The Two-Headed Monster sounded a little off to me. I know half of him (them?) are played by someone else now, but it sounded a bit like only one half of him was talking while both of their mouths were moving.
     
  15. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Both Oscar and Big Bird were not puppeteered or voiced by Carol Spinney. If you listen to Big Bird he sounds a little high. It was Matt Vogel. I can always tell that's not Carol's voice. Eric Jacobson has voiced and puppeteered Oscar before.
     
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I just noticed Grover's ancestor has eyelids; it's a little weird.
     
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Makes me think of Groda from Star S'Mores.
     
  18. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member



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