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Sesame Street Season 46 Episode 4607 - The Best Friend Band

Discussion in 'Season 46' started by Phillip, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 4607 - The Best Friend Band
    HBO Premiere: Saturday February 20, 2016
    PBS Premiere: Monday December 5, 2016

    Elmo and Abby learn how to compromise and combine their two favorite songs, creating the Best Friend Song. Also featuring "That's Music" song with 5th Harmony, Murray Has a Little Lamb-Music School and Elmo's World-Violins. Brought to you by the letter M and the number 5.

    This episode features an all-new street story.


    If you saw "The Best Friend Band" please like this post and share your thoughts below.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016
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  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Who saw the episode, I didn't. Was Zoe in this one at all?
  3. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Only Grover, Elmo, Abby, Oscar, & Chris.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What season is EW Violins from? I actually don't remember it. At all. But this just reminds me of how I'd really like to see Lindsey Stirling as a guest on the street sometime.

    Anyway, the street story was okay - not much to talk about it, it seemed inevitable that Elmo and Abby (both of whom actually sounded kind of off in this episode) we going to run into problems when trying to play and would need lessons in compromise to work those problems. I will admit I though Elmo's choice in a piano was unexpected, because it seems like in street stories involving music or bands, he usually goes with drums; Abby could certainly rock it on her little guitar though.

    And for those of you who find Elmo and Abby's friendship forced and contrite, that was perhaps cranked up to eleven where they constantly refered to each other as "best friend" throughout the story.
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The cold open was pretty funny. The street story was alright. Ryan and Leslie's performance was hysterical when even Elmo and Abby were arguing, they still referred to each other as best friend. The Fifth Harmony song was fun. It was nice that they brought back Murray Has a Little Lamb. I hope that someone will take over Murray so at least that segment can continue. And so Murray could actually do something other than be in group scenes.
  7. FredMuseumMan7

    FredMuseumMan7 Well-Known Member

    Elmo's World Violins was from Season 38 in (2007). First Appeared in Episode 4140, The Tutu Spell.
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised I don't remember that, considering Season 38 was the last season I got to watch regularly.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    While I usually do, and I think "Best Friend" was muttered mostly passive aggressively... well...

    Either they've been doing it long enough, Ryan has better chemistry with Leslie, or adding tension to the characters' relationship... any combination of them, it actually...worked this time. I totally believed they were friends between the last 2 episodes (caught last weeks' on the rebroadcast). It's far less awkward than before, when it was clearly done for merchandising purposes. I do indeed think Zoe and Elmo are the better pairing, but I've yet to see Jennifer and Ryan perform the characters together to see if that keeps up.

    While this episode wasn't exactly dull, it really was spiced up with Oscar and Grover. I'm loving Oscar popping up and commenting on things from where ever now. No longer do they have to take the action to the Trash Can or have Oscar randomly walk outside of it. I don't have much else to say that I haven't already (lack of the obvious segments, Elmo being forced at the end of the show still). The street story had decent enough pacing and didn't feel as rushed as some of them were.
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  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Okay, today I was finally able to watch this episode and I was surprised by how hilarious Abby and Elmo were together. I really enjoyed this episode.

    Loving that we're seeing Oscar so much recently. And also, Chris really has become the new Gordon, hasn't he. And is anyone else noticing that the past couple of seasons the writers seem to have really toned Chris down a bit.
  11. FredMuseumMan7

    FredMuseumMan7 Well-Known Member

    I been keeping up with Season 46, but have never actually seen any of the Episodes except for Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer.
  12. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Apparently they listened to the complaints about Fifth Harmony not really singing, so now the online version is different from the TV version:

  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I kinda prefer the televised version.
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Me too. But the other version isn't bad and Harmonizers are probably happy now.
  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, whoever's singing on the TV version is much better.

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