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Sesame Street Season 45 Episode 4503 - Proud to Be Me

Discussion in 'Season 45' started by Phillip, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Isn't Segi the I Love My Hair Girl?

    But wow, if today's (or yesterday's, again, my PBS is a day behind for some reason) new episode didn't just scream political correctness (excuse me, I'm sorry, I mean, "Political sensitivity") gone mad, I don't know what did.
     
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'll admit that they went for a reach for the character to be upset with a book, but there's a difference between Political correctness (excuse me, I'm sorry, I mean "term overused out of context by those afraid of change") and trying to teach self esteem to non-Caucasian children. Did they use a pretty soft example of teaching racism? Compared to Mi Amiga Rosita, kinda.

    To compile a list of very politically incorrect events that recently happened would be politically charged. But the fact of the matter is racism is still alive and well, especially via some pretty influential stupid people. I applaud SW for putting a focus on not white people as it has done since the old days.
     
  3. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's best not to go there. Nothing against Matt or anything, but Carroll sort of "is" Big Bird. Plus Oscar doesn't even have an understudy that we know of so he has to still be around at least to perform him. We'll wait and see but Carroll has stated that he would perform BB & Oscar for as long as he is able, so I'm guessing Carroll just wasn't available the entire time the episode was filmed.
     
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  4. SpinneyBigBird1

    SpinneyBigBird1 Active Member

    Thank you.
     
  5. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This episode was very good. Segi is a great new character. Ryan works very well with Leslie and Caroll. I can't wait to see how he works with Fran as Zoe. The song at the end was very good. Like Weston, I have a crush on Leela. The WOTD was very good. It was nice and got the point across without being overt about it. The new Murray tune-ins were good. My favorite part was the kid with the dog puppet. Matt did a good job with Spanish Me, English Me. The new ETM was very good. I loved all the shapes the Ooze can make. Did anyone else notice they brought back Brandeis?
     
  7. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Where is Zoe this season? I haven't seen Telly or Baby Bear yet either. Hopefully we'll see them soon. But then again, this may be a good thing because it will give some other characters some air time. I know those three sort of dominated the spotlight the last few seasons so they may be giving them a rest for the time being.
     
  8. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    This could have been a disaster, but it was very well done. It was nice finally giving Seki a name, and a place on the street. Her reaction in my opinion was pretty believable. At Chris being called a goofball, "YES! Seki, you have already won my heart".
    I agree Murrary's cute, but very very overused. He's supposed to be like Travelling Matt, but I see no similarities really.
     
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The similarities are that he's out of the set the main series is shot in and in the real world interacting with real people and things, and pretty much kept to his own vignettes.
     
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And even then, Matt did interact with the Fraggles from time to time. Only time Murray interacted really with any of the main show was the introductory episode about the Laundromat, and he seems pasted in. Joey apparently didn't like the character being shoved in the scene.
     
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  11. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    This episode was a nice one. I'm not gonna get into all this "political correctness gone mad" stuff, but I really enjoy them taking this semi-risk and telling a meaningful story. Plus, Segi is a great character who I'm glad to see starring (nevertheless, appearing) in a street story of her own. I like that we finally have some real AM representation after a long time.

    Lupita's word of the day on skin was really good, too, and I loved they way they (without forcing it) kept the theme going for the entire episode.

    Again, I find the Murray segments to be a big improvement this season and the "What Makes You Special?" thing really worked. Just my thoughts...

    I know it is a rerun sketch, but I LOVE "Why Do I Love Y." I don't know why (no pun intended). I love the animation style they take with that (the angular feel and whatnot (I believe the guys behind "Wow! Wow! Wubzy!" on Nick did this short)) and the song is a top-notch tune.

    "Spanish Me, English Me" is a neat little skit and it I too was surprised to learn it was Matt Vogel. Just another showcase of his versatility as a Muppet performer. :sing::batty::fishy::crazy:

    Above all, wonderful Elmo the Musical this time. I love the amount of Muppet animals used in this and for an 11-minute segment and a CGI character the Blob was a fairly decent villain. Oh, and, in regards to the "young grasshopper" thing... I liked it. :o

    Altogether, I thought it was a great episode. Maybe this'll show the good guys at Sesame Street to take a few more risks with their street stories for more meaningful topics. And also MORE SEGI! That is all...
     
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I liked "Spanish Me, English Me", mainly for the fact that it was an AM segment that wasn't a spoof. We haven't had one of those since, coincidentally, "I Love My Hair".
     
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  13. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I wholeheartedly agree. I think we've been getting an influx of monsters and not enough regular character (not parodical) AMs. I'm happy Segi got a starring street story mainly since we haven't seen many AMs interacting about the street. Now, with Segi, we might have a new Farley/Prairie Dawn/Betty Lou-type character, which I've been wanting for a while.
     
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You mean Bob Boyle. Among his credits are Fairly Oddparents (where Elmer's Boil is named Bob after him) and he's currently working on Clarence (and since the creator of that one was fired for inappropriate conduct, I'm sure Bob will take on more of that show).

    I really like his contributions to Sesame Street. They're much more sly than some of the other letter and number segments we've seen. Gotta love how dejected the Y was when they mentioned that if you take the bottom away it's a V.

    These kinds of sketches remind me of the earlier skits from the late 70's and early 80's where only random AM's did the singing, instead of major characters. It's a nice change of pace, especially when parody and celebrity stuff rules the show now.

    As for the political correctness thing... I have to admit, the logic of the story is a bit... off. I don't think I'd ever hear of someone passing up a bear because it was too brown. Too childish, too feminine, not a Transformer or Ninja Turtle (the most logical case, IMO). But the too brown thing seemed to be...strange to say the least. I'm poking holes in logic, and it's easily excused to further the plot. I just think there should have been a slightly better way to introduce racism induced low self esteem. But I'm glad they tackled that issue. At least it wasn't another nature guessing game. Those were the worst.
     
  15. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I guess you're right. I still don't really consider them that alike personally.
     
  16. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    I saw the Spanish Me/English Me song, the number 9 segments, and the beginning of the ETM before I left for school (I'm actually 13, I joked about being born in '78. I'm sorry.)
     
  17. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Apparently, the kid with the puppet is a protégé of Joey just like Tau Bennet was a protégé of Kevin. As you'll learn here: , .
     

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