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  2. Sesame Street Season 49
    Sesame Street's 49th season officially began Saturday November 17 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Misskermie, May 8, 2012.

  1. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Probably. It's kinda hard to tell, though, since she never shows herself on camera.

    Her videos are just... well... I can't really explain them because they're rather bizarre. Check out her channel for yourself:
  2. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    From what I've learned with YouTube - if you upload copyrighted material and it comes as a related search for what you typically watch, it's probably going to get alot of views in one day.
  3. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to get rid of the very annoying Google "interests" feed?
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Is SS trying to turn Mr. Johnson into a main character? He played a key role in two recent specials, he's been seen as a regular patron at Hooper's Store in recent years, and is even part of the "12 Days of Christmas Cookies" web video.
  5. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I would take that assumption with a grain of salt.
  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Who knows? The show can be somewhat inconsistent where characters are concerned. One year a character might appear in five episodes, the next they may be in just one. Personally, I just classify "main character" as whoever is listed in the official Muppet bios on SST's website. Those are really the only ones that are guaranteed to make at least one appearance in a street story every year, and the ones SW would most want to promote to kids. So, that would even include Baby Bear, even though he's rarely on the show anymore.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I guess I should have been more clear and say "major character" instead of "main character."
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Ah well then, yes. I wonder if it's just a case of Matt Vogel being more available than Jerry was, or if some writer just really likes him. Because, I know one reason Telly showed up so much pre-2016 was because Joey Mazzarino liked writing for him so much.
    In any case, I have made it clear in the passed that i'm not a big fan of how they've been using recurring characters like Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Crustworty more often than supposed main characters like Snuffy and Baby Bear.
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  9. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Am I weird for thinking Robot Jones is adorable?

    Just look at him!
    Don't you just wanna hug the little robot? I know I do. :D
  10. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    You sure it's worth getting a cut from his sharp edges around his head? :search:

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  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Just what are elephant spokes anyway? Are they like a size of spoke that goes on a bicycle wheel?
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's the past tense of elephants communicating in words.
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  13. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    So guys, there's a little project i'm working on, and I have a few questions for
    @minor muppetz, @antsamthompson9, @D'Snowth, @ConsummateVs, @mr3urious, @newsmanfan, @The Count, @Blue Frackle, @Sgt Floyd, @MWoO, and anyone else who's interested:

    What are your favorite Sesame Street/Muppet/Henson-related topics? Any that peek you interest? Ones that you could talk about all day without getting bored? Something interesting that you don't think is discussed enough in the fandom? It can be about behind the scenes stuff, a story line from a TV show that you loved or hated, an interesting story about a Muppeteer, writing for the characters, you favorite Muppet movie. Absolutely anything. :)
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this belongs here or in the "what's the deal with....?" thread, but at the beginning of The Addams Family, Gomez's lawyer pitches a special kind of business fund, something to celebrate Fester, but Gomez refuses to fund it or discuss it just because it's new business, with a policy of not discussing new business until fourth quarter, even if it's funded in his lawyer's name.

    Of course this helps set up the plot (because if Gomez funded it from the start then they wouldn't need a Fester "impostor"), but is this just Gomez being his usual weird self, or is it normal for businesses to refuse to discuss "new business" at certain times of the year?
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    There's a lot that I really like to learn about and talk about, some more than others, and even some of the stuff I'm least interested in I'll have occasions where I'll be really interested in learning or thinking about what I know (such as the various international versions of Sesame Street).

    A small selection of Muppet stuff that really peeks my interest most of the time:
    • The Muppet Show
    • The Playhouse Video compilations (plus Muppet video releases in general, but these the most)
    • Sesame Street
    • Follow That Bird
    • Various Sesame Street anniversaries
    • Dinosaurs
    • The Jim Henson Hour
    • Jim Henson's early works (usually lumped together more often than any one particular project)
    • All of the movies (the recent Moving Right Along podcast has got me thinking a whole lot about The Muppet Movie lately)
    • Various copyright ownership among The Jim Henson Company, Disney, and Sesame Workshop (and various distributors)
    • A Muppet Family Christmas
    • Palisades Toys Muppet products (more than almost any other Muppet merchandise, with the possible exception of the Playhouse Videos)
    • My own Muppet wishlists
    • Sesame Street Live

    Which gets me thinking of something I had been thinking for a while, not necessarily Muppet-related: When it comes to a franchise, series, film series,or whatever, which ones are the most fun to talk/think/write/learn about: the most successful ones? The biggest flops? The ones that the fans generally like? The most despised ones by fans? The ones that don't really get talked about (particularly by those involved or by those writing an article or non-fiction book on the topic)? Is it most fun to talk about the ones you personally like best or personally like the least/hate the most? This is something I've been trying to think about myself.
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  16. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I cannot really comment too much on this but, I am working on a Muppet Fan Podcast with a friend and you’ll see the topics we love to discuss the most.
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  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    The more, the merrier. ;)
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking about the same thing! Personally, I think it's easier to find things to say about the bad stuff, because there can be a lot to point out. For instance, A Special Sesame Street Christmas is really cheesy, and has some ridiculous scenes, and a lot of awkward decisions were made. The conception of the story was pretty unusual for a SST special, and it has a lot of dated celebrity guests. Christmas Eve On SST, on the other hand is wonderful, but it's another great Jon Stone special. If you just rave about it for a long time, you could just end up repeating yourself, and talking in circles.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Other franchises to think about with this thinking:

    Star Wars- is it most fun to talk about the original trilogy (which most fans tend to like the best, at least those who grew up with only those)? The prequel trilogy (which tends to get the most hate)? The current trilogy (which isn't completed yet, and which tends to be divisive among fans but it seems fans put it between the original trilogy and prequels in terms of what they like)? Those Star Wars spin-off/side-movies (particularly since Solo did so poorly that such films have been discontinued, and I believe this is the first Star Wars film that bombed at the box office)? Is it more fun to talk about the first Star Wars, or The Empire Strikes Back (which tends to be the one from the trilogy most fans like best, though fans despised it when it was first released), or Return of the Jedi (which fans tend to dislike the most of the original trilogy, though I've heard fans liked it better than Empire Strikes Back when they were new)? Is it more fun to talk about Episode One (which seems to be the most hated, at least with the prequels)? Or is it most fun to discuss the Holiday Special?

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle - is it most fun to talk about the original comic books that started it all? Or the much-loved original series? Of the original trilogy, is it more fun to talk/teach/learn about the first one, the second, or the most-despised/least-liked third movie? Is it more fun to focus on the video games (and would the infamously hard first game be the most fun to discuss, or any of the much better-received games?)? Or the more recent movies?

    Back to the Future - is it more fun to discuss the first movie, the second (which seems to be the one everybody likes best), or third (which many tend to like the least)? Or the animated series (which was okay)? Or Back to the Future: The Ride? The comic books? The more recent video games? Though I don't think any of these are really despised by fans.

    Hmm, maybe this would be better for another thread?
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  20. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    I am absolutely obsessed with the Cracks lore; in particular, why John Armond's source was so mysterious about it.


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