1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. Christmas Music
    Our 17th annual Christmas Music Marathon is underway on Muppet Central Radio. Listen to the best Muppet Christmas music of all-time through December 25.

  3. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Saturday November 18 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

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

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

  1. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    I said that same thing on YouTube. :p


    He has been doing it for a while, and I'm really appreciating how well he is doing.
     
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    When you say stage shows, are you talking about Sesame Street Live?
     
  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the double posting but this video was just put on YouTube! I must say after hearing billy's voice I really like it. To be honest I thought Steve's Ernie could be a little to high pitched at times, but here he sounds really good!


     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    dwayne1115 likes this.
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Ok,that makes since so in a way he is kind of like Matt is with Carol,and Big Bird. I like how Sesame is trainig newer puppeters to help fill in for the older ones. That way they wont have long gaps of there stars being silent,like after Jim and Richard passed.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
  6. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. You make a good point, Dwayne. It seems like Steve sometimes has trouble getting Kermit or Guy Smiley out of the voice when doing Ernie. It will be nice to see more of how Billy handles the character.
     
    dwayne1115 likes this.
  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I agree that Billy does sound a little more like Jim with that more nasally tone to his voice. I wish him the best of luck with his characters.
     
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Now don't get me wrong, I love the work Steve has done with Ernie, and if he still wants to work with him I would be all for it. I will say that I did think Billy sound more like Jim's Ernie. I only heard him in that one song. I would love to see how he does with speaking and his timing with Bert/Eric because that is the most important thing I think.
     
  9. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    The street scenes from the episode!
     
  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure it's lip-synced.
     
  12. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    You know what the problem is? They're purposely making the street stories shorter so they can put something in between them and the WOTD. I don't like it either. If we keep complaining about it, maybe they'll fix it, like when we complained about Muppets not being in the WOTD and MHALL being too long.
     
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't have an issue with more inserts; I prefer that actually.
     
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    But having a short street story doesn't make up for it.
     
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm going to agree with that. While I do like that they're putting on more segments possible, it shouldn't come out of the street story. Plus, if they're going to rerun footage this early in the season, they actually can show one segment less. Other than a small handful, I've felt the street stories this season were subpar, and some seem written to speak to the younger audiences rather than the older ones which they just got back. Hopefully the rest of the season sees a stark improvement.
     
  16. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    The second half of that sentence kinda doesn't make sense to me; I know there are a lot of older Sesame fans, and Sesame Workshop seems to realize this and respect it, and post older things on YouTube for this reason (or maybe just because), but isn't Sesame Street directed towards a younger audience? That doesn't mean older fans can't watch it, but I would kinda expect it to be written towards younger viewers. I mean, you could say Sesame Street is one of those rare shows for young kids that appeals to a large age group (which I do see; Blue's Clues appealed to a large age group as well), but it really isn't directed towards old school fans (from what I can see). There are a lot of things that only older fans will get, but if it was made for a higher age group, it might not be on PBS.

    Then again.. I could just be majorly over thinking this. :p I haven't seen that many episodes in recent years, but I've seen 3 or 4 this season. Things could have changed more than I know; I stopped watching the show regularly around 2010 (I would have continued watching, if I didn't lose my DVR, or it wasn't on while I was at school), so things may have majorly changed since then.
     
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    By which, I mean of the target demographic. It's no secret that ever since Elmo's World, the audience skewed towards the younger 2-3 year olds rather than the up to 5 year olds that were watching prior. Things like Elmo the Musical, Cookie's Crumby Pictures, and especially their science based curriculum got 4 and 5 year olds back watching the show. The show was leaning towards the older ages in the main demographic. It's a shame that some of the street stories talked down this season. Especially that one about Cookie wanting Abby's wand which as too safe.
     
  18. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    I thought you were talking about old school fans, like people who watched the show as kids years ago. What you were saying now makes sense; the show has lowered their demographic, that's totally noticeable. I haven't seen much recently, and I even notice it. I saw a lot of episodes from the first 2 years Elmo's World aired as a kid (they were recorded on tape for my sister I think), and at the time, it didn't really change the demographic (from what I remember). But I guess something happened after the second year of Elmo's World, or during the second year.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I say who cares how relevent this particular parody is. It's still a good song,now them showing something as out dated as Preshool Musical or Desperate Houseplants is definetly a problem
     


Share This Page