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Sesame Street Season 42 News

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Drtooth, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Yeah. I've noticed Frank has performed Grover in most of those, though there are exceptions. In the Muppet Voice Comparison video, they showed one with Eric as Grover who's the waiter for Mr. Johnson. Plus I think Eric voiced him last season when he did the letter G and letter V games, but correct me if I'm wrong on that.
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I didn't see it mentioned in this thread, but in the last two weeks the people at Tough Pigs visited the set and did some interviews. It was reported that there will be an episode focusing on Ernie and Bert, which'll also feature Susan, Gordon, Maria, Luis, and Oscar (and no sign of Elmo as far as I know... Kevin Clash wasn't interviewed in any of the videos posted at Tough Pigs... Then again, Caroll Spinney wasn't interviewed, either).

    The episode involves Ernie and Bert's apartment getting flooded so they have to sleep in Susan and Gordon's apartment. I wonder if it'll be multi-part (I have never known any Sesame Street episodes to take place over the course of multiple days, and I can see this plot needing to show the following morning). Supposedly there'll be a scene where Oscar scuba dives in the basement. It's too bad Sesame Street can't freely use Kermit anymore, because I feel this episode is begging for Kermit (I don't know if the basement gets flooded because of a flood, but that would call for a news report... And Steve Whitmire is obviously on set).
  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yes I'm looking forward to this one I think it will really be great to see Ernie and Berty on the Street again. I'm hopeing that it will happen more. I'm also very happy to see that Frank is still got it when it comes to Grover. It really looked to me from the clip that it was just Frank and Jerry just haveing some fun like the old days.
  4. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    I watched the videos on toughpigs, I was in stitches with the interview of Abby/Rosita. I would love it if they were to draw a storyline out across multiple episodes, it brings to mind things like worms in space, where a meta-arc covered multiple episodes. This I think would also make for a nice stylistic change from the current short/sharp/sweet street stories.
    Spidermonster was pure gold. A comment can't do it justice. I am a massive fan of Grover/Mr. Johnson and I cannot begin to explain how excited I am to see how it all plays out in the coming season.:super:
  5. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    Last season, there weren't any new EW episodes made. I wonder if there will be any new ones for this or next season.
  6. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    SpiderMonster, the Musical-wow, now that's a Grover/Mr Johnson segment to look forward to seeing.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just don't see why they HAVE to have to blow 15 minutes on Elmo's World when they don't even have any new ones anymore. I know that they SAY that kids go nuts when it isn't there and all... but why not just replace it with 15 minutes of OTHER Elmo stuff? I mean, EW is by far the weakest part of the show, the writers try to shove as many references for the adults as possible, but it's still a 15 minute waste of time and space.

    Sigh... Elmo's Backyard would fit beautifully there.
  8. Canadian Fan

    Canadian Fan Member

    Spidermonster was great (an extra treat that Frank is performing Grover)! My niece is a Spiderman fan.

    The video link that I posted didn't show up, but it's a wonderful interview with three current muppeteers - Steve Whitmire, Matt Vogel & Eric Jacobson (don't expect any secrets from the upcoming Muppet movie to be revealed or the upcoming season of Sesame Street as well). It's 14 minutes long but well worth watching.

    http://www.toughpigs.com/live-from-sesame-street-part-3/
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Wait, when's the last time he performed Bert (or Cookie Monster, for that matter)? I've seen a quote from the Jim Henson era where Frank said he wouldn't want to perform Bert to anyone else's Ernie... Considering that I'd expect Bert to be performed by Eric more these days.

    I wonder if anybody has compiled any lists of all seasons where Frank Oz DIDN'T perform in new material. I don't think he performed in seasons 36 or 41. Of course if it happens there were any seasons in the 1980s and 1990s where Frank didn't perform it would probably be more difficult for us to determine.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I think that quote is an urban legend, because Steve Whitmire's been asked about that, and he said he was aware that it went around, but he couldn't state for sure whether or not it was true or not.

    But throughout the 2000s, Frank did perform Bert on a few occasions, and even rarer he performed Cookie Monster in the early 2000s, seems like the last bits he ever did Cookie were a few of the new Letter of the Day segments. Even SOME Global Grover segments he did, but as that decade wore on, he was pretty much doing Bert exclusively, but again, once Grover/Mr. Johnson was brought back, then he started doing Grover again as well.
  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    For the record, Frank did Grover in a season 40 bit, the last time he did Cookie was for a 2004 street story and his last performance of Bert was season 37. Eric did Grover for some new Mr. Johnson bits last year, so it's not like Frank comes in for every instance they have the two together.
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I think Frank really like to come in and work with Jerry, to kind of bring back some of that old classic stuff. Just Frank and Jerry haveing some fun.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I never said that Frank comes in to Grover everytime they do Grover/Mr. Johnson, I'm saying he started doing Grover again when they ressurrected the routine, otherwise, he was pretty much doing Bert exclusively there for a while whenever he did come in.
  14. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    ha i knew that was Frank OZ as Grover
  15. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    A SW staffer commented on the video, saying Frank also did another Grover/Mr. Johnson piece and a song. So, yay for more Frank!
  16. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Oh, okay. I thought I heard that Frank did some 'Global Grovers' as well, but maybe I'm wrong there.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No, again, he did do some GGs, mostly for Season 34 I believe; it really was post 2004 or so that he began doing Bert exclusively. I think his first new Grover bit was the "Outrageous Makeover: Home Addition" spoof, which, IIRC was for Season 37 or 38, so that's about two or three seasons of doing just Bert.

    Again, my assumption is that since they started ressurrecting the old Grover/Mr. Johnson routine a few years ago, that Frank wanted to start doing Grover again, but again, I'm not saying Frank does Grover everytime they do a new Grover/Mr. Johnson bit, because I am aware that Eric has done some of them as well.
  18. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I wonder why he hasn't performed Cookie Monster in recent years.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've often wondered that myself... I guess there's no chance ofhim doing Cookie again anytime soon, because there's really not much they can ressurrect as a throwback to the old days that would entice him to do Cookie again.

    We're also forgetting a random biggie too, when he stepped in for the Mad Men parody... actually, there's a common thread running through here... Mad Men, SpiderMonster... I guess he's drawn to the spoofs they've been doing recently, because let's face it, Frank has said that he doesn't feel SST is as hip and clever as it used to be, but you have to admit, the spoofs have been perfect lately.
  20. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    Sounds reasonable.
    It would have been awsome to see Frank do Cookie in SNL audition tape.


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