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Sesame Street on NBC's West Wing March 3

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by Phillip, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Just a reminder that the Sesame Street Muppets will be appearing on NBC's West Wing tonight at 9 pm eastern/8 pm central. Stockard Channing who plays Abbey on the show worked on Sesame Street in the early 70's. She was the lady featured in the "painter" films.

    Be sure to watch this very special prime time appearance. After you see it, post here and let us know what you think.

    http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2004/021204.shtml
  2. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Member

    Tonight? I didn't think it would be on for a while!
  3. Green Ranger

    Green Ranger New Member

    Ha! That looks great! :D
  4. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    I need a TV...
  5. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I'm recording it. I don't know if I should record the whole episode or just the Muppets but knowing that I'll record the whole thing just in case they show up through out it. I can't wait. Does anyone know what other shows the SS gang has been in?
  6. Big Bird was on "Soul Man" and that's all I know.
  7. RobintheBrave

    RobintheBrave New Member

    Overall, a good SS appearance. Not enough to make me a fan of West Wing, but it was nonetheless fun.

    RobintheBrave
  8. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Member

    Big Bird was so coooool!!! But he should have said something. Like "Hi I'm Big Bird." I love it when he says that. :flirt: But they were WRONG Miss Piggy appeared on Sesame Street a couple of times.
  9. ColonelErnie

    ColonelErnie New Member

    Does anyone have this on tape?

    Big Bird was on Soul Man, and Elmo was on The Torkelsons.

    Does anyone have this West Wing on tape? Did they show the puppeteers? Is there another thread that I'm missing?

    I CAN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS TONIGHT!

    Col. Ernie
  10. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    This has been hotly debated, but the usual consensus is that Miss Piggy was not on Sesame Street.
  11. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Member

    I didn't see them. I was watching The O.C. and I would switch to it during commercials but, I never saw them! Can somebody give me a brefing of the appearance?
  12. Struble

    Struble New Member

    No puppeteers. Just Muppets interacting with the characters of the show like they were real. Was really cute.

    Struble
  13. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Member

    How much of the show were they in?
  14. Struble

    Struble New Member

    Just one scene and a half scenes. And then they were on a TV screen in the background later. But there was plenty of Muppet related dialog in the episode.

    Strub
  15. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    I didn't watch the whole thing, just the Sesame Street parts. I thought they were really cute--I liked Big Bird just sitting there!
  16. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Member

    Anybody get it on tape??
  17. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    I did, but the picture quality didn't come out very good ... :(
  18. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    What impressed me the most was just the dialogue throughout the show leading up to the actual Muppet segment. They actually discussed the differences between Sesame Street and Muppet Show Muppets. And the comments about Gordon and Susan having a child and Maria being married were nice touches. I'm sure Bob McGrath was flattered by his reference as well. The writers did their homework and it showed. The outtakes on the dialogue would be a lot of fun to see.
  19. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Didn't she say that Susan and Gordon got married on the show? I thought they were married from the beginning. Then again, I wasn't born when the show started and I really only know one actor who played Gordon even though there were really three, so maybe I'm wrong.

    Why did they have to wait until the end of the show to show the SS Muppets anyway? I'm watching it now and it's very frustrating to wait.
  20. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that part was good but I wish he had been given a speaking part. I wouldn't have known if it was Carrol or Matt playing Big Bird if I hadn't read the end credits. To be honest, I was kind of disappointed. I thought the characters would interact more with the Muppets. It seems more like it was just that lady watching the show. At least on "Cliff's Nightmare," the characters and Muppets interacted with each other.


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