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Season 40 Hidden Gems

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

  1. Mupp

    Mupp Well-Known Member

    Makes sense.
  2. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I noticed that they were emphasizing the sign at Hooper's, but I couldn't read it very clearly. Still, I knew they were displaying something there.

    I also liked Harvey Kneeslapper's appearance in the 'Tribute to Number 7' ep. Was that Eric peforming him?
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Definitely sounded like Joey to me... once Oscar fan gets them all compiled, you'll probably get to hear it more closely.

    Plus, Joey was probably just available on the set at the time. Eric might not have been. We've seen a lot less of Eric and Steve in this season, clearly busy with the Muppet rebirth.
  4. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was definately Joey as Harvey.

    I said it before, but it bears repeating...they SO need to make this a tradition from here on out beyond just season 40!
  5. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Okay. I was thinking Eric because he's taken over the majority of Frank's characters. But David Rudman performs CM now, so it's understandable that it would be Joey as Harvey. Thanks for that info.
  6. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    They brought back Kneeslapper, Harvey Kneeslapper.


    I mean wow, did he make a joke just for old time sake ?

    I must say the most surprising epsiode to me was seeing almost all of Jerry Nelson's SS characters, including the man himself, in that wing on a sling episode. :batty:
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, they made little references to older episodes and older segments long before... just not regularly. It wasn't too strange to hear "I love to Sing in the Shower" on Elmo's World or Baby Bear mutter "A loaf of bwead, a container of Milk, and a stick of butter! I Wemembered, I wemembered!" Didn't the ladybugs at the bug pet adoption agency sing an altered slightly version of "Ladybug's Picnic" a season or so ago?

    I think the best "gems" are the ones that use old characters walking around in the background, and even given lines. THIS they need to continue... even if they don't have lines, just to fill out crowd scenes.
  8. Mupp

    Mupp Well-Known Member

    That, that would be great.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Heck... most of the old characters are AM's anyway... and they're built... no sense letting them go to waste.
  10. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, i know the fun references to classic Sesame predate season 40 and i have no doubt they'll continue - i meant they need to keep up the tradition of including at least one in every episode!
  11. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That's what I was thinking. It's true that they did it in the past, but the reason it's better this season is because it's in every ep. It would be a good sign if they continued going down that path.
  12. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    If anybody has video of Sherlock Hemlock and Jerry making a cameo I would love to see it.
  13. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Maybe they could get really crazy and even take at least just one episode out of a given season and dedicate it to a particular Sesame Street Muppet of the past for the Street storyline. (And perhaps also use old sketches and songs with that character in it for filler.) I mean, wouldn't it be cool just for one episode out of the season to see older, somewhat obscure characters like Rodeo Rosie or Professor Hastings or Herbert Birdsfoot make a sudden appearance and actually have the storyline revolve around them? I know I'd love to see such an episode for Kermit, which shouldn't be nearly as jarring as I suppose some other characters might be. But I think it'd be a fun idea nonetheless.
    Of course, I still want to see that full-on crossover with The Muppet Show (i.e. having Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, Rowlf, Scooter and the whole gang making a visit to Sesame Street.):)
  14. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I know Kermit was the first episode of this season in the Elmo's World segment but does anyody know if there are any future plans to bring Kermit back to the street.
  15. ErnieBertGonzo

    ErnieBertGonzo Well-Known Member

    I'd say there's no likely chance, due to ownership rights, I'm guessing.
  16. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I thought thesame thing but if they were able to use him for this episode. Why wouldn't they b able to come to a deal for more usage.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I have no idea why they didn't hammer out a better usage deal with Kermit when the sale happened, but whatever the reason, Disney made a special exception for that one time, letting them use Kermit for a whopping 10 seconds. I'd love for this to open a window for them to negotiate affordable rights (instead of using the money for a guest star do some self serving tedious parody of their own songs... guest AND song rights) for a once a year, once every few years type deal for him to be in one skit or one street story. But that's not likely to happen.
  18. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Be optimistic.
  19. Mupp

    Mupp Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree.

    Yes, it is a real shame that Kermit, being with Disney, has restrictions like this, but its not as bad as it seems. Kermit still appears in recycled Sesame Street material that was made before Disney acquired the Muppets in 2004.

    I've seen this for myself, like a few seasons ago I saw him in an old skit with Zoe and a few other characters with a musical guest. (Sorry, I can't remember who the guest was.)
  20. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    That was pahe original agreement. Disney gave the Sesame Workshop the rights to use Kermit in any already produced video segments. But the further we ge away from the date the less skits we are going to see him in.

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