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Season 40 Hidden Gems

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

  1. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    Since season 40 started, I've managed to catch many of these hidden gems on my own, but I hadn't noticed some of the smaller ones.

    I'm so glad that there is that "hidden gems" page on Muppet Wiki.

    I think that these hidden gems are a fantastic idea!
  2. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    WHOA! I'm totally freaking out about Sherlock Hemlock being on Sesame Street and actually speaking and interacting with The Count! That rules! And definitely good to see Herry in there too. I'm really going to be looking forward to this "Hidden Gems" compilation video at the end of the season.
    Thanks for working on this, Oscarfan. I'm sure all the fans who don't have the means to get all these video clips will appreciate having them to peruse through later. :):search::batty:
  3. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    A suggestion if you're doing a video compilation of gems...i'd also include the Jerry Muppet from the Families Stand Together special - not a SST episode proper, but i'd still consider that in the season 40 Hidden Gem family.
  4. Muppet Frog

    Muppet Frog Member

    I wonder if Steve, Fran or David Rudman will make any hidden cameos in this occassion?
  5. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Yeah. I've noticed that. It looked like a busy episode for Jerry Nelson. It was cool that Sherlock actually spoke. I do have a question though. That guy with the gray beard did look like it was a muppeteer or someone involved in the show's production. I know there were quite a few of those this season. Maybe it was Jerry. Since he just does voice over work these days, he might not be too busy to make a cameo. But maybe it's someone else. Or maybe it was just a random guy with a gray beard. I don't know.
  6. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    The guy with the gray beard asking for his peanut butter and jelly? That was Jerry.

    Unless you're talking about a MUPPET, in which I case I missed it.
  7. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Nope. I read on the other thread that the guy I was talking about was indeed Jerry. I didn't see any gray bearded muppet there.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, we all know about the "Classic Crayon Factory" box from Muppet wiki, right?

    But what you probably didn't see is the Newspaper headline. Split second, corner of your eye stuff... but the newspaper featured a picture of the infamous I Beam.

    That orange glow is UNMISTAKABLE
  9. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    A nomenclature nitpick

    The Muppet fan community has taken to refer to these as "hidden gems" but i don't think that's the best term since they range to being very subtle/hidden to being pretty overt. That name started because the first we heard about them was the TP interview with Joey Mazzarino where he talked about gems hidden in each episode thus the term "Hidden Gems" made its way into the Muppet Freak Vernacular.

    I've taken to just simply calling them "Gems" myself and i also noticed Louise Gikow's book also just refers to them as "Gems". Others may disagree if only because they just don't like to change estabished habits, but personally i prefer just calling them "Gems" or even "Season 40 Gems" if you prefer something less vague. When you have a rarely seen Muppet getting a fair amount of screentime or everything pauses for a second for Luis to give one of his great reaction shots when he pulls The Teeny Little Superguy out of the broken washing machine (complete with theme music), "Hidden Gem" just doesn't seem like the right term.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well... Maria and her photo scrap book is self explanatory... but I SWEAR I heard "Proud to be a Cow" Mumbled at the beginning.
  11. Fairy

    Fairy New Member

    I call these easter eggs, but my husband has corrected me many a time that by sheer defn, I'm simply wrong and must cease and desist with that description. I'll call them whatever ya'll want, I'm just jonesin' to see them each ep ... :(
  12. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Yeah about the photo book, they did make quite visitble one of the photos with Big Bird next to an older guy. Maybe it was Willy I don't know. Not sure where that was from.

    I definitely heard 'Proud to be a Cow' there as well, but I'm not sure who it was singing. It could have been the count singing 'proud to be the Count.' I guess that's another thing that needs 'splaining. But I'll check out the Wiki as well.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I think this is a semantics issue. The term was basically coined by Joey, and I guess it was colloquially referred to as that, and then it was officially coined by the fan base and ther SS staff.

    I say, "old school shout outs" would be the most apropos name.
  14. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Most of the photos i saw were the one with Big Bird, Maria and Luis at the wedding and then one where he, Maria and Luis are holding new born Gabie. The other i saw was one was for a 90's season of the show with Gabie talking to i think it was Gina i believe and might be a muppet in there somewhere too.

    And it was Maria singing the "Proud To Be A Cow" at the beginning of the show.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Harvey Kneeslapper popped up at the exact end of the street story and slapped a number 7 on Wolfgang's Beach Ball. I think Joey performed him here.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hooper's store displayed "A Loaf of Brad, A Container of Milk, and a Stick of Butter" on a chalkboard and Gordon was reading a book with a picture of Sesame Street's Solomon Grundy cartoon.
  17. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Now there's getting to be TWO gems in every episode? Double the fun!
  18. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    There's been a few times where there's been more than one gem. No hard "rule"; basically there's "at least one" gem in each episode.
  19. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    I've got to say that I liked the fact that Lulu and Narf made an appearance in the Rainbow episode.

    I noticed them right away, but the thing that I really got a kick out of was the fact that Lulu said "Oh I remember you guys!"
    Its good to know that they have a sense of humor about the fact that Lulu was a "flop" character. (And I mean that in a nice way. ;) )
  20. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I think Lulu's being dropped wasn't so much due to her being a "flop" but rather because of Stephanie's unavailability once Avenue Q became a runaway hit.


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