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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by scarecroe, Sep 18, 2007.
Could Murray be the next Elmo? Naaaahhhh....
No, because all thses were filmed in a day or so for use on Sesame Street and the Podcasts. It actually makes sense that Joey just does voice overs as Murray. They probably did them all in a day or two.
The latest episode has been posted. Episode 4 revolves around the word "lazy", and like episode 3, Murray is the only Muppet included.
What's the Word on the Street?: Lazy
Cartoon: the letter Y appears, while the word "laz" goes up, forming the word "lazy" (with Murray's voice-over)
The Word of the Day: Richard Belzer explains the meaning of the word "lazy"
Film: people act lazy
Episode 2 was such a good episode. Too bad it was the only really good episode of the podcast so far.
Word on the Street- Lazy
Cartoon- yawning y (edited- superimposed "laz" turn it into the word lazy, Murray VO)
Celebrity Word on the street- Richard Belzer explains Lazy
Story- Lucy the lazy lizard (Similar to story on this season's street segment, Murray reads)
Murray Talk spot (part of opening reused)
Song-over, Under, around, and through featuring film of lazy people.
Pretty dull, lacking muppet segments.
week of 10/15
Word on the street Pumpernickel-
Film about bread being made by kids in a school- (Girl voiceover is intact, but Murray talks during it as well, mentioning Pumpernickle for example._
Murray talk spot (similar to opening)'
Celebrity Word- Rachael Ray-(The word Pumpernickle is superimposed)
Murray talk spot (scene edited from opening for use later)
Willaim Wegman- Fay Ray makes bread (I believe it was edited from the one where they make peanut Butter sandwiches, but I'm not sure- Murray VO "That's not pumpernickle")
Again, other than Murray, no other Muppet segments. But seeing the william wegmen segment in a podcast was very interresting.
Boy, was this word a stretch, though.
The latest episode includes "ballet" as the word on the street. It also finally has other Muppets besides Murray.
Some of the segments include:
Zoe and Murray voice-overs observing a cartoon of a dancer (I think Murray's voice-overs were added)
Murray voice-over counting dancers, including Big Bird and Snuffy (I think it's one sketch split into two parts for the podcast)
I'm late for this one. here's a more official rundown.
Word on the Street-Ballet
1990's animated artwork skit- Ballet Dancers with Zoe's narration (Murray's voice added in to sound like a conversation)
Ballet dancers and Big Bird (Murray VO added, counting them- if I'm not mistaken, it could have been the Count originally)
Celebrity Word on the Street- Ellen DeGeneres explains Ballet (exactly like in episode)
Murray spot- talking to a kid named Zach about Ballet
Filmed insert of little Girl ballet dancing (from the 90's I believe-Murray VO added, explains about how you can ballet dance anywhere)
Ballet Dancers with big Bird, girl in a wheel chair (couldn't make out if it was the short lived cast member) and Snuffy (most likely from the full version of the clip that was used before- Murray VO counting)
It kinda makes Ellen look like she's not being taken seriously with the audience laughing at her like that. Also you can hear some audience members wearily repeating Ballet after she ask if you can say the word.
The recent podcast includes the word "tricycle". The first skit (after "What's the Word on the Street") is a skitt hat I don't remember seeing, but looks like it is actually from one of the early seasons. It involves a boy and a girl riding a tricycle and running over an animal, who tells them how they should ride their bikes. It also includes a song with Elmo singing about his tricycle (which I think was the beginning of one of this years street stories). And this one doesn't seem to have much added vocals by Murray, like many of the earlier ones did.
In the part where Elmo sings about his tricycle, I could spot Barkely.
Here's another rundown
Word on the Street- Tricycle
He she and It cartoon about how a tricycle works. *
Murray Talk spot
Celebrity word of the day- Alec Baldwin explains tricycles
Murray Talk spot **
Elmo's Riding a Tricycle song.
* I have never seen this one before, but it couldn't be new. It really looks like an older cartoon. I would say, maybe even early 80's or earlier. I just don't recall these.
** Contains footage of little girl trying to ride a trike from "It's harder the first time you try" song.
Here is a rundown of the newest one:
The Word on the Street: Disapear
a sandwhich disapears (with Murray voice-over)
the word Disapear appears on-screen
King Minus (with Murray narrarating and providing King Minus' voice)
The Word of the Day: Disapear
Grover asks Mumford to make his carrot disapear
So that one was great. It featured two classic skits (the one with Mumford looks like it was made in the 1980s). It seems like the last few episodes have been big improvements form the earlier ones, which hardly featured any other Muppets besides Murray.
Here's the rundown for the newest episode, "Ticklish":
What's the Word on the Street: Ticklish
Kermit and Grover tickle each other for a short and long time (edited to only include them tickling, and none of the other "short and long" demonstrations... I short of wodnered if this would be included)
A cartoon where a dog licks two kids feet (with Murray voice-over, calling them "ticklish toes")
A boy tickles Grover (I think this might be edited... I also think that the boy was in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, in the same outfit)
Murray asks more people what the word on the street is
Howie Mandel talks about the word "ticklish"
You Tickle Me with Elmo, Telly, Zoe, Herry, Rosita, Baby Bear, and Frazzle
Murray asks more people about the word on the street
That was a real good one. Kermit made his first appearance on the podcast. There wasn't very much Murray in this one, either (his voice-over was only added to one segment). We get two 1970s segments with Grover. You Tickle Me is also a good song from the 1990s (I thought it was from season 30, but then I noticed that Baby Bear didn't have the hair that was added to his head in season 30, so it must be from earlier).
The last few episodes have been really good, with more classic clips and more characters besides Murray. Let's hope this keeps up. The episode order is the same as the "word on the street" order, so the next episode should focus on the word "frusterated". I wonder if that will include any clips with Bert, Fat Blue, Benny, or Prairie Dawn. Those characters get frusterated quite a bit. So does Kermit. The Sesame Street News sketch where he asks people what makes them angry would be a good one to include, as would the sketch where Kermit rode on The Count's elevador.
Wow. For a podcast about "ticklish" I expected quite a bit more Elmo in there. But we've got Kermit the Frog, 2 segments with Grover, and a segment featuring Herry and Frazzle (from the brief period in the 90's when they brought the character back). Now this is a podcast and a half. I really hope they can continue these until next season starts.
I have noticed that Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, and The Count haven't appeared in any podcasts yet. Hopefuly, they wil make an appearance soon. If I'm correct about the enxt one being about the word "frusterated", then maybe it will have the skit where Ernie has Bert pretend to be mad, or the one where Ernie counts to ten (though that one is a bit long, and would be hard to shorten, which the podcast has done to so many skits), or part one of the multi-part skit where Ernie has a banana in his ear. Those ones really show Bert being frusterated. I don't think that term is used very often on Sesame Street, though.
Now that I think about it, I don't think Abby Cadaby has appeared in any podcast episodes yet.
I wonder what will hapen once all of the words on the street have been represented on the podcast. I expect new podcasts every week, and unless I am wrong, all of the words wil be covered before next season begins. I will be surprised if the next season continues "The Word on the Street". Of course, I also don't know when the next season will begin. The new seasons used to begin in november, then they began around febuary-may, and lately they have started in august. And the current writers strike might delay the new season, unless episodes have been produced.
Good to see Kermit appear in the podcast
I was thinking, maybe after all words on the street are covered, perhaps each episode can focus on an individual letter or number.
Here's a rundown for the newest episode, "Frusterated":
What's the word on the street?: Frusterated
a frusterated girl talks about her bad day, which includes her younger brother taking the last orange, her comb getting stuck in her hair, and having to clean her room (I believe that this one is from the 1970s, and I haven't seen this one in a long time)
Ray Ramono and Grover demonstrated "frusterated"
more "word on the street" scenes
Word of the Day explanation: Frusterated
a cat walks up the stairs (with Murray voice-over)
a boy spills his milk
more of the cat climbing the stairs
The animated clip of the little girl being frustraited was redubbed with different dialogue.
The Celebrity word on the street (a redundant thing, considering they already used one with Ray Romano) featured Kelly Rippa.
The last montage of the cat and the 2 kids seems to be from a 90's song. i can't remember off the top of my head which one, however.
Although it's been a long time since I last saw that segment, I thought something was different about the dialogue (at least Murray's voice wasn't added to that sketch). I kept thinking that the word "frusterated" replaced words like "mad" or "angry".
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