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Sesame Street Season 45 Episode 4508 - Ernie’s Dance Video

Discussion in 'Season 45' started by Phillip, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Season 45 Episode 4508 - Ernie’s Dance Video
    Friday October 10, 2014

    Ernie wants to make a video of the world dancing with him. Bert throws a wrench in his plans because he doesn’t want to dance, but he encourages Ernie to change his plan. Will Ernie be able to finish his dance video?

    Subject: Self-Regulation
    Brought to you by: D & 20
    Word on the Street: Ridiculous – Very, very silly or awkward.

    If you've seen "Ernie’s Dance Video" please like this post and share your thoughts below.
     
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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's great to see Ernie and Bert in a main story for the second time this season. Billy's Ernie sounds better this time. I'd say it sounds somewhere in between Steve and Jim. And a classic Ernie and Bert set up, Bert not wanting to dance until Ernie finally eggs him on. Suffy and Big Bird were there too, albeit silently. Weird fridge logic comes into play as Bert was actually less willing to dance than Oscar. How the heck did Ernie get him to participate?

    I liked Grover doing the word of the day. Perfect celebrity pairing. But why is Aziz shouting at me? I didn't do anything. :fanatic:

    While I've seen the Cookie of Oz bit when it popped up online months ago, It was fun to see again. They managed to put on a good parody without most of the iconic characters and it still worked better than a certain 88 minute version featuring other Muppets.

    My only real complaint is, you're reusing Power of Yet that soon?!? Really?!?! Now, I can overlook the Spanish/English thing as an oversight. But why are they reusing two songs this soon in the season? We're not even at the halfway point yet.
     
  3. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    Which were the humans in the street scene?
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Most of them, but Mando was the only one that had a line of dialogue.
     
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The street story was very good. It was nice to see Mando and Ernie interact and the song was catchy. Billy actually isn't a bad replacement. The WOTD was funny. The new CCP was funny. I loved the digestive fairy.
     
  6. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    I agree there. I noticed a change in the voice in the last B & E episode, but in this ep I might not have noticed it wasn't Steve. Seems like Billy is getting better each time.

    I caught Alan, Chris, Leela, Maria and Luis. Of course Mando wasn't there, but we won't count him since he was shown early on.

    Yeah. It's a shame they weren't given any lines, though they did have the letter D dance in the insert. I'm not sure if that was shown before or if that was new this season.

    I wondered about that too. Maybe Oscar had a 'grouch dance' or something like that. :confused:
     
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  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah. The D- Dance. I can't believe they actually showed the D-Dance. Sure, it fits with the concept of the episode and the letter D tie in... but that was made 5 years ago. Even then, it was near the end of the iPod commercial's relevance. Do they even make those anymore? They only advertise the iPads and iPhones. That's the problem with SS's parody segments. They take over a year to make the show, and by then a good chunk of the references are dated. But what's worse is when they use something that's been long expired. Like last year's appearance of Preschool Musical. At least with Joe Hundred Guy they knew enough to use it once and discard it from the show before the reference fell out of relevance.

    SS really needs to know when a pop culture reference has expired. Lest we wind up seeing Desperate Houseplants again.
     
  8. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Awesome cant wait to see it!
     
  9. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    Does anyone know if this will be posted on the PBS Kids website or anywhere else? I didn't get to see it, and I was really looking forward to it.
     
  10. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear Active Member

    The half hour version is showing tonight.
     
  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Billy's Ernie was a little better in this episode (his singing not so much). Enjoyed the rest of the story, but it felt kind of short/rushed. A lot of the stories this season have seemed that way.
     
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Will agree with the sentiment that Ernie's new performer is sounding a bit better in this episode than he did in Episode 4502.

    Hey, how did Bert get an iphone? And did he wait in that ginormous uncredibly mile-long line a few weeks ago to get the iphone 6? :fanatic:
    Heh, Angry Pigeons, I'll wait for the movie being developed for next year.
    Drtooth complaining about the reuse of "The Power Of Yet"? Heh, called that one.
    CCP: The Cookie of Oz... Was that Oscar as the Cookie Tin Man? And I think Doughrothy would have remembered the first clue in her journey if there had been some small baby doughnut balls singing "Follow the Chocolate Chip Road".
    Did anyone catch the animated bits done for the number 20? I kinda wish they'd go into the archives and bring out the cartoon where the numbers from 1 to 20 get individually destroyed in succession.
    :insatiable: eating that 14 always sticks in my mind. That, and the feather landing gently on the 20 before it just shatters.

    Looking forward to the next episode, even though it won't air until near Halloween.
     
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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking that, too. Seems like Numericon is the only one they really put care behind. That's probably why I'm unimpressed with most of the episodes. There's something off about them.

    Not so much they reused it as much as they reused it this early in the season! We didn't even get halfway through the episodes yet and we're seeing double reruns of song segments. They can't even wait until halfway through the season to reuse stuff. Really?!
     
  14. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how I feel about Ernie's new performer, but for right now, it's okay. It'll take some getting used to. I thought that the street story was a little too short, too.
     
  15. SpinneyBigBird1

    SpinneyBigBird1 Active Member

    So, Bert goes from needing training wheels on his bike a few episodes ago to using an iPhone here? Actually, it doesn't surprise me. Most kids these days have smartphones before they can ride a two-wheeler. Oh America.

    Anyway, it would have been nice to have some other characters talk, but I was just happy to see so many of them all together. It is a nice reminder of the community of the street. It was nice to see Maria, Luis, Big Bird, Snuffy, Oscar (in his first appearance of the season, yes?), and everyone else.

    Billy's Ernie was... better. It still seemed like his voice was dubbed over which was confusing. I don't know why they couldn't have found someone to do both the voice and the puppetry. John Tartaglia has done the character before. He could have done it.

    I still don't understand why something like this wasn't the season premiere when School for Chickens was. School. For. Chickens.

    Anyway, solid street story. I enjoyed it.
     
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Bert is of an ambiguous, undefined age. That said, not everyone who rides a bike learned when they were younger. So it could go either way. Plus, you can also argue that kids don't share apartments and live alone.

    (also, Bert's not 50 feet tall and can't glide through buildings, but the special effects guys found a way).

    That really seemed like an oversight (and come on... it should have been Numericon). Then again, be thankful the premiere wasn't 15's Quincenera or Penelope Penguin. Shudder...
     
  17. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    Did I miss something here? Who is this Billy? Did Steve retire from Ernie?
     
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  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Billy is nothing more than a fill in for Steve. He hasn't officially retired from the role, and the season was taped in between reshoots of MMW and promotions for the same film. I'm sure he was just unavailable, and something tells me they did try to get him to dub his voice over in Bert's Training Wheels, but he still wasn't available and Billy had to dub in last minute anyway. And as anyone who watched the episode can tell you, there's an air of last minute all over the episode.

    I'm not saying he is or is not coming back. We have as much information at the moment as you do, and anything else is speculatory.
     
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  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I have not yet heard Billy's Ernie, but if it means getting him in more street stories and used more in general then I'm all for a recast.
     
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd say he sounds like a halfway in between of Jim and Steve. Yeah. If Steve's too busy to perform his characters, I have no problem with an experienced recast. Though there are a lot of Ernie and Bert skits made with international shows in mind that the US hasn't seen yet. Yeah, they pulled a "Short run in Peru" on us. I'm sure Steve did those, and I'm sure we'll see him as Ernie again.

    Meanwhile, Billy's been Ernie for longer than we realize. He's been doing Ernie's voice for stage shows 5 years ago.
     
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