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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Jan 17, 2007.
I still think they could do better, celebrity wise, than James Blunt....
Part of the problem there is that southern cuisine was developed for people who got more exercise in the course of their daily lives than we today do trying.
Abby almost seemed to be leaning that way. Maybe it was just the voice.
If they want to prepare kids for school, I as a teacher think that they should focus on things like respect, taking turns, not interrupting, and getting along with each other.
I think the show used to do that very well, I just don't see it as much since they've lowered the age of their target audience.
I wish that one of the 38th Season Episodes has TWO Elmo's World Sketches.
The New Tickle Me Elmo was SOOOOOOO MUCH MORE popular than other Tickle Me Characters, that in the clip: A kid hugged a TMX Elmo, rather than tickling him:
NO WAY! Only one "Elmo's World" skit is good enough. They take up 20 minutes of the show! We wouldn't have room for anything else!
What do you think of that? It's silly to me.
Wonder what they'll think of next?
Fifteen minutes actually.
If Sesame Workshop is planning to emphasize "healthy habits for life", then they shouldn't stop at diet, exercise and sleep. What about problems like sun exposure (which can cause skin cancer), or misuse of drugs (even a 3-year-old can get into Mom's pills if he's curious and determined enough)? Obesity is not the only serious health problem children have to deal with; even if it were, a lot of people will grow up with unnecessary guilt after seeing the Workshop's "sometimes = almost never" attitude towards any food that isn't low-fat, low-cholesterol and low-calorie.
I think obesity is the only health problem they're concerned with right now since apparently America is the world's "fattest country"... but hey, England's got some fatso's themselves.
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haha.. now that is funny!
Yeah, man, if you look at the traditional English diet, it's largely cream, CREAM, CREAM! That'll definitely plumpen you up.
No Kidding! That would be sick and probably really mess up the amount of viewers they would get. It would be not have much of what we would consider Sesame Street! One Elmo's world skit is quite enough!
First, great pun - that "unnecessary violins" pun sounded like it could come straight out of The Muppet Show
Anyway, I popped in becasue I was curious abuot talk of this coming season, how it was going to be. And, I have a slightly different take over the way SS is doing the healthy habits thing. I think it's kind of good for a different - and maybe convoulted- reason.
Maybe I'm just too literal - but I don't see the "healthy habits" thing as saying "lose weight," at least on SS. i see it as saying, "Stay fit so you don't gain weight." They seem to be saying if you exercise and stay fit, you won't have problems.
Now, when the young kids of America get a little older, hopefully - *hopefully* - I'm thinking this will mean they won't worry about dieting. I don't think SS ever used the word "fat," unlike many other places.
What this means is, hopefully there will be fewer girls who tell themselves they're overweight to the piont where some wind up getting anorexia or bulemia, worried about something that really isn't the huge problem some say it is. (And, for girls with such disorders, usually they're skinny already, and it becomes an obsession.)
Instead, hopefully these kids will think back to their younger days, and it will be ingrained in them, "Hey, I don't have to go on a diet; I'll just get out and exercise more and I'll be okay."
I don't know, as I say, maybe it's just wishful thinking. But, I really have to wonder if someof our pediatricians are even thinking; there's enough pressure on girls from all these models and everything to look thin as it is.
Or, maybe I'm just overprotective; maybe the talk of obesity as a problem doesn't markedly increase the tendency of girls to get such eating disorders. But, even if it doesn't, something has to be done to combat this problem. And, maybe having the message ingrained from toddlerhood that "dieting isnt' the answer, moving around and exercising and playing is the answer" could help some avoid the problem.
I can see how Sesame Street needs to focus more on other ways to stay healthy than sensible eating.
Also, they should go back to using the long version of the theme the show is famous for. While the current opening has a good rendition of the theme music (similar to the 1998 theme), the only problem is that it's too darn short! If they made a slightly-extended version of the opening sequence (with the "Come and play, everything's A-OK...") that could work. But I like the Super Grover thing at the end of the opening, that's a good touch.
Another thing I noticed is that before the credits run during the final Trash Gordon scene, they play the final section of the original 1969 closing theme (the harmonica version)! But I think they should make a NEW credits sequence using the old harmonica closing theme.
They should also bring back the "groovy" funding credits theme they've been using from 1972 to 1992.
Actually, they do use such a version; the extra is just cut out when they rebroadcast episodes from previous seasons (slightly longer funding credits this year?)
I believe so, let's see: New Balance, Chuck E. Cheese's, Beaches, do Quaker and McDonald's still fund them?
I've never seen Chuck E. Cheese or Quaker in Sesame Street's funding credits for the past three seasons, even though they sponsor other PBS Kids programs. The only ones that I've heard mentioned are Beaches, New Balance, Earth's Best, McDonald's, everydaykidz.com (an asthma site run by a drug company), and Pampers (who stopped funding Sesame Street in Season 37).
Plus it's the most marketable... ever notice that the only ones complaining about fat people are thin people? I can get on to a whole thing about the media distracting us with a non-issue like that, but I don't wanna.
Fat.... Cat.... Sat..... Mat...
See the fat cat sat on a mat ...etc...
I don't feel like putting the whole skit up here. I just said that to be snarky... Sorry bout that.
I really wish they'd use nutrition as a once and a whiole theme and talk about other things for at least one season. I really still think this is P.R. control for having McD's as a sponcer.
I work in Chuck E. Cheese but the company is only WLRN.
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