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Season 40 Hidden Gems

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by The Count, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I knew the newspaper must have been in - but as others have stated, if you don't have an HD tv, you can't see it (too bad the production staff at SW weren't even thinking about the majority of its viewers who don't have the fanciest-shmanciest latest technology when they did some of these).

    And yeah, while Roscoe Orman kept handling the paper in such a way that the viewer couldn't get a decent look at what they were supposed to see, i can't quite put all the fault with him because typically scenes like this are shot multiple times with the best elements of each edited together in the final aired cut so it's always possible that the best takes in terms of seeing the gem weren't the ones that ultimately got used...of course it's also possible that the fault did lie completely with the actor (the prop guys at Sesame have had lots of fun with magazines and newspapers and such for years, so this may not have seemed all that "different" to Roscoe to see something like that in his prop paper - though i'm sure at some point a director would have intervened and said "this is our special Sesame Gem for this episode that we're putting in all episodes this season so you want to make sure the camera can see it at some point" which lends me more to the theory that it just didn't come together the way everyone had hoped in post-production.)

    But yeah, at any rate, the Luis/Teeny Superguy gem is my firm favorite so far just in terms of it being so creative, hilarious and also gave Emilio a chance to do one of his fabulous whacked-out expressions to the camera that he's always done so brilliantly well!
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay... I KNEW that the photocopied personal ads on the bulletin board outside of Hoopers would be something.

    There was a flyer that said "Jon's Pencil Company" (or something like that) and it had a picture of Jon Stone in the letter O.


    And, not sure if these count but, Lulu made a cameo (Even saying "Hey! I remember you guys!") and the dragon from the Song about Elmo skit looks like it was a rebuilt version of the dragon from "Imagine That."
  3. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    The entire sign really should be noted as it was such an awesome tribute to the kind of humor Jon strove for ---

    The top read "Jon's Pencil Emporium" - not only did the O in Jon have Jon's photo in it, but he also had a pencil in his beard which he tended to do IRL! The sign went on to read "Semi Annual Sale Special 30% off for all writers supplies .Electric Erasers .Color Pencils .Writer's Blocks .Sharpeners"
  4. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Writer's Blocks! Love it.
  5. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Maybe you should tell the people at SW about your dreams and maybe they'll use that one for real some time. :)
  6. dietrich

    dietrich Member

    I can't wait to see Biff and Sully and Roosevelt Franklin will be in the Paul Rudd episode. I'm hoping that other hidden gems compose of our favorite characters like Don Music, Simon Soundman, Sherlock Hemlock and Guy Smiley.
  7. meok

    meok New Member

    I'm surprised no one mentioned this. Lulu actually appeared twice so far, but not the same puppet. The indigo version appears in the episode where Elmo is trying to create a rainbow for Rosita, but the older blue version was singing in a song with telly and two other monster. All the monsters were wearing name tags but Lulu was wearing FOUR name tags so you couldn't miss her name.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually I mentioned Lulu a few posts ago...

    Anyway, today's episode featured Buster the Wonder Horse, Wanda Cousteau (performed by a different puppeteer with a slightly different voice) and Martian P Robinson getting his shoes shined. He was holding a paper, but I couldn't make out what it said (if it had anything else to do with a gem or not).
  9. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I had mentioned Marty P Robinson way back but i made such a big brain buster that i messed it up. Like i had said in the Sesame Street 40th Season or this one. I said i had bought the DVD which had three of the main street stories on it. Well i saw the one with Marty and when i said he was on last years show as a walk on i guess i meant to say he was on this seasons. But maybe i did see him as a walk on but i did write down that he was getting his shoes shined. But still cool to see him on there.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Bip Boppadotta was in the laundromat window watching the races... he even said "Mahnah Mahnah?"
  11. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I saw that today and was gonna post it. WOW- that was really cool to see Bip Bipadotta on Sesame Street again- AND in a Street scene. I may be wrong, but that's probably the first time he's ever been in a Street scene. And yep- he did his classic "Mahna Mahna" line. Nice!:)
  12. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    I thought that was him, only I didn't hear 'Mahna, Mahna.' Maybe my sound was too low.
  13. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    We actually had a little bit of a "two-fer" today. In addition to Bip, we also got an appearance from the Frank Biondo Muppet. Others may not count that since it's also popped up in recent seasons but i would since Frank has been an important part of the behind the scenes crew since the first episode so it was nice to see him get an on-camera tribute moment in season 40.
  14. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    What? I must have been doing something at the time he was shown. I'll have to go back and look at it. That's pretty cool. I did see Frank Biondo Muppet version. That's neat too. Now i'm hyped to go watch for Bip dude. (runs off to watch that part)
  15. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Thanks for that bit of info. I never knew who Frank Biondo was. It would be cool to see a Carroll Spinney or Joan Ganz Cooney muppet.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Or Muppets based on many of the original staff.
  17. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    How about the Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz and Jim Henson Muppets that were used on The Muppet Show? It'd be nice to see them on Sesame Street for a cameo- especially since this coming year will mark the 20th. anniversary of Jim's death.
  18. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Those Jim, Frank, and Jerry Muppets (or "The Country Trio") aren't owned by SW and it's very doubtful they'd shell out money or work out some arrangement just for a hidden gem. Best they could do is make Anything Muppets in their likeness (in fact they did do that with Jerry in the Families Stand Together special)
  19. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Argh! That's right- I keep forgetting about these ownership deals and stuff. I'm still in a "Muppet Family Christmas" kind of mindset, where The Muppets where all just one happy family and they could easily jump into each other's shows with no problem.
    Well, at least Sesame Street already had Jim's picture up in the laundromat. That's cool.
  20. goshposh

    goshposh Member

    who performed bip Bipadotta?


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