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Sesame Street Season 42 News

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

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  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If Murray gets a new segment, then I hope he gets dropped as the "host" (though that wouldn't neccessarily keep him from hosting).
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    The more Murray the better! **** my dream would be he and Telly get more time than Elmo.

    Robin Williams!!! Huge. And Conan! And Office's Jim. So can't wait for those sketches to appear on Sesame's youtube(I dont have tv reception or cable)
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Watch the clip; his new segment is part of his tune-ins. It's not technically a new segment, it's just a new version of his tune-in bits.

    EDIT: As they're doing "repeats" again this year, I hope that they change the segments in the episodes. Seeing as though the block format was in place in season 40, I should hope they change stuff in it instead of just slapping a title number on it.
  4. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    Is it just me, or is it ironic that Amy Adams is working with BOTH the regular Muppets and the Muppets of Sesame Street in the same year ? :eek:
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I didn't know that sneak peek clips had been posted until I checked YouTube a few seconds ago (I thought all that news just came from a press release or something).

    I really hope that Sesame Workshop doesn't upload practically every new clip during the time between now and when the season ends like it did with the last three seasons. They should slowly upload a few new clips at a time (in addition to adding a few more classic clips) and gradually get most of this years segments (and considering the next two seasons are filmed together, I wonder if they've made note of which will debut in season 43).
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Well, the same clips they uploaded to YT are the same ones on the press kit site. If they upload some the celebrity Word of the Day bits ahead of time, I really won't care; they're not very memorable (can they use someone other than Elmo and Abby for them for a change?).
  7. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    No way!! Robin Williams was on YEARS ago!! This will be a big comeback!
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    But between the sequel to Night at the Museum and now, when did he become an 1800's grizzled prospector? :hungry:

    I'm glad to know at least ONE of the Word of the Day segments will be hilarious, though.
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Is angry... Just saw at Muppet Wiki that Episode 4181, titled Furry Potter, is nothing more than an excuse for teaching literacy instead of using it to their full parodical potential. Dang it Sesame! That's why Dinner Theater failed! You completely blow a chance to send up the boy wizard series for all your family-friendly and funny furry abilities? :grr: :grouchy:
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's probably why they didn't directly link it to the parody section. Though, I would say, while Harry Potter is still relevant, it IS years overdue to parody that. Though, it basically took them until 2011 to make fun of a 1980's toy line, and 2010 to parody a popular 1980's action show... of course, because they clearly are doing these in relevence of Summer movies.

    Though, Potter started being in movies a decade ago.
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Er, which parodies would those be?

    And c'mon, they had the Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledor AM's from A Magical Halloween Adventure back in 2004, you mean SST's passing on what could have been a great season finale before going to the Season 40 repeat repackaged episodes? *Shakes head.

    BTW: I do have to give them points for throwing their SST spin on the Pandora's Lunchbox AFFS segment.
    Reminds me of the Grim Adventures episode.

    Oh ma gosh, I'm gonna miss me favorite TV show!
    Is that the one with the little girl who romps through the jungle with a bunch of animal friends and no parental supervision?
    Yeah, that's the one!
    Then you'd better go or else you'll miss it!
    *Runs away.
    I bet Drtooth's the only one besides me who knows what the show Grim wanted to watch was.
  12. Canadian Fan

    Canadian Fan Well-Known Member

    It's been ages since Bert & Ernie were in a street story (one reason why they're not featured very often could be that Steve lives in Georgia). Sesame Street posted previews of season 42 on their YouTube page.
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I kinda feel like there's too many episodes focusing on their STEM curriculum. I want more episodes like the one with Maria becoming 123's new superintendent and the Ernie/Bert flood episode. Those sound like classic-style street stories that focus on other topics. It seems to be they have a little too much science. But, from the looks of it, it doesn't appear that there's any "Guessing Game"-type episodes. It doesn't seem like Season 36 overkill (how many times can you say that healthy foods and exercise are good for you?) and all the lessons seem unique from the other, but I feel like it's too much.

    Also, so far, it looks like Zoe's only in one episode. And we usually see her alot. I still wish Prairie would get some exposure. They can resurrect the Two-Headed Monster for a couple of bits, but not Prairie?
  14. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    Hopefully they at least show a scene or two of HP parodies, as Telly is reading the book.
  15. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    2 Headed Monster and Prarie should both be used more often. Far more often. I'm looking rather foward to what we have so far though.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The Shape-o-bots episode, supposedly, is a parody of Transformers (according to the press release, but I don't know to what extent), and the other one was last season's A-Team.

    Anytime they do a focus, they completely and utterly milk it for all its worth. But the episodes don't all sound bad. I hate Guessing Game episodes, and I'm sure we'll see one of those later on in the season (take the sting out of it and make Guy Smiley host them, Sesame)... last season's over-reliance on that specific type of episode, especially the completely ruined Bert looks for pigeons episode, left a bad taste in my mouth. The this is this and that is that stuff is for shows like Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that.

    Sesame wants to do too much with the little time frame (26 episodes of 50 minutes or less), and all the fun stuff keeps being put aside for trying to shove even more specific educational content. I swear, I hope all the Murray intros are as short as the Power Ball BTS footage we saw.
  17. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    On Muppet Wiki, all the titles for the new episodes are on. Some don't have descriptions though. The "season finale" called "Elmo Wants to Have a Ball", I have a feeling, may be the educational resource video "For Me, For You, For Later". Considering "Stupendous" is one of the new words of the day (the Stupendous Ball is the focus of the video).

    It wouldn't surprise me; they did the same thing with their "Food for Thought" video last season.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. Sounds just right. They are pretty cheap with that crummy budget they got.
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    SS.org's completely updated their "On Air" section, with a new guide for Season 42 (and apparently the only one now). They have pages for all the episodes and video previews. I didn't see all of them, but it looks like Big Bird's prominent in at least 4 episodes. And poor Zoe. She seems to only have one.

    And, my suspicions were right - "Elmo Wants a Ball" is the For Me, For You, For Later video.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Some of these episodes really look great... especially Cast Iron Cooks, The Good Birds Club and Shape-o-bots (which I'm sure we'll wind up seeing again, as they built character variants for the transformed shapes...I don't need to tell you variants are constantly re-used) .

    Unfortunately, the same segments sound like they're going to be on the show again. no surprise Count TV or Munchin Impossible... and worst of all, they still have EW stuck at the end.

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