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Sesame Street Season 47 begins shooting, HBO premiere set for January 2017

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by zns, Jan 13, 2016.

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  1. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    Do you think we will see Gordon, Susan, Luis, Bob...etc?
     
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Why is it that Leela and Maria are still listed as cast members in the press kit if they're clearly not on the show anymore and are no longer in the credits? Not to mention, I highly doubt Susan, Bob, Gina and the rest of the older cast are going to make any appearances, so why list them either? Is it maybe because they appear in repeats, because they don't usually list characters who are only in reused street scenes.
    Probably not. And if we do, evidence shows they'll hardly be in it at all.
     
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Tori Kelly's "Try a Little Kindess" has leaked:



    (I kinda prefer Chris Jackson's version...)
     
  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I think I like Tori's version better. I think the music is a little bouncier and I really like Tori's voice in this even though i'm not usually much of a fan of her.
     
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Here's a great interview with David Gallo about the set changes:

     
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's nice to see more of his conceptual designs to the set before the actual changes were made . . . and we get a better look at a glimpse of what we saw in the Mannequin Challenge video - it looks like he had a number of more changes planned for the set that never got made.

    I can really see the points he was making about the set, because I believe some of us have mentioned the same thing before about how the street was looking less and less like an actual inner city street, and more and more like a little sanitized, little village street (but, to be fair, that's been happening since the ATC days, when the set was first brightened and spruced up).

    I can understand why some people were shocked and blindsided by the changes to the set, but it's really unfair of people to not only blame the changes for taking away the "grit" from the street, but to blame all of the changes on HBO - who had nothing to do with any of the creative decisions of the show or its set. While I don't necessarily agree with his sentiments about the modern Hooper's looking unrealistic (to me, it looked realisitic with real gentrification), but I still liked his other feelings about Hooper's losing its identity over the years and wanting to bring that back with its retro design.

    I didn't know his Sesame tenture started with ELMO'S CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - I remember how mixed the reactions were to the production design of the special were.
     
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Y'know what? They could really have a whole documentary just based on this season alone, what, with all the major changes to the show's format, set, intro, the narrowing of the core group of Muppets, the controversy surrounding the move to HBO and the recent cast changes. This year has really been a crazy one for the show.
     
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Looking at the notes SW sent David, they were suggesting that Cookie, Alan, and Leela live above Hooper's . . . which is just one apartment . . . so, there's some interesting three's company dynamics.

    But, I guess they originally intended to keep Leela if she was mentioned in production notes for Season 46?
     
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    That actually could've led to some pretty interesting story lines. But I guess Nitya must've quit for some reasons. :(
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Rewatching the interview, it's interesting that almost all of David's changes to the set were the result of what he felt like was getting the street back on track with urban evolution (and even using drawings that kids made to get a better idea of how they see their urban landscape), because he felt like up until his employement, that the street hadn't evolved realistically - the irony is that the 40 Years book said that this is exactly the reason the street had evolved the way it had in recent years (especially starting around Season 39), because it reflected the shift in inner city neighborhoods had been seeing, and that slick and contemporary convenience stores would be more recognizable to today's kids than little mom-and-pop type stores that Hooper's once was (and now is again).

    I must admit though, now that I think about it, the street almost has a claustrophobic feel to it, what with moving Oscar closer to the middle of the street and exposing Big Bird's nest (though I do love the tree his nest is in), trying to bring more of the street itself into a small, central location, rather than spreading it out a bit the way it used to be. I'm not saying I dislike these changes, but I guess I do miss the old familiarity of Oscar's can being on the opposite side of the stoop, and the construction doors around Big Bird's nest. But again, the tree makes me think of how vacant lots sometimes have a large tree growing in them that inner city kids enjoy - remember that "Save the Tree" episode of HEY ARNOLD!?
     
  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Another trailer for the season with some new clips:



    I'm still really curious to see what's going on in that clip with Ovejita and Abby flying. I wonder what her role on the show will be like without Murray.
     
  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Because TV networks have always had a history of broadcasting episodes out of order - even cable, so this isn't anything out of the ordinary.
     
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    True, but still, even most TV shows that air out of production order still number the episodes in the order they were broadcast. For instance, episodes on DVD releases are usually in broadcast order and try to number them accordingly. I guess Sesame Workshop didn't have time to change the numbering because the network must've changed it at the last minute. Either that or it'll change when it actually airs, I dunno. It just seemed odd .
     
  15. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Complete list of the episodes. "Julia" is most likely the character from their Autism initiative, but I wonder who this Rudy character is...
    • Episode 4701 - Be Kind to Your Worm
    • Episode 4702 - The Kindness Kid
    • Episode 4703 - Abby Helps Clear Things Up
    • Episode 4704 - Super Sitters
    • Episode 4705 - Having a Ball
    • Episode 4706 - Elmo's Sweet Ride
    • Episode 4707 - Dress Up
    • Episode 4708 - Snuffy's Dance (repeat)
    • Episode 4709 - Norbert's Birthday
    • Episode 4710 - Elmo Comes Clean
    • Episode 4711 - Baby Bear Learns About Bees (repeat)
    • Episode 4712 - Big Bird's Song
    • Episode 4713 - Get Ready for Today
    • Episode 4714 - Painting with Cookie Monster
    • Episode 4715 - Meet Julia
    • Episode 4716 - Make Your Garden Grow
    • Episode 4717 - Bike Show with a Beat
    • Episode 4718 - Counting Hats
    • Episode 4719 - House of Worm
    • Episode 4720 - Wild Animals Shop for Lunch
    • Episode 4721 - Sheep in a Jet Pack
    • Episode 4722 - Rocking Rollie
    • Episode 4723 - Elmo and Rosita's Rainbow Search (repeat)
    • Episode 4724 - Father's Day
    • Episode 4725 - Recycling Fairy
    • Episode 4726 - The Camouflage Game
    • Episode 4727 - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    • Episode 4728 - Bert and Ernie Make a Movie (repeat)
    • Episode 4729 - Big Bird's Move
    • Episode 4730 - Cast Iron Cooks (repeat)
    • Episode 4731 - Hello Rudy
    • Episode 4732 - Rudy Gets Loose
    • Episode 4733 - Hide and Seek Rudy
    • Episode 4734 - The Four Sneezons
    • Episode 4735 - Snazzy Society (repeat)
     
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Oh, very interesting. Where'd you find that info? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

    These sound interesting, and this may be premature to say but, so far this season is looking more interesting than season 46.

    For some reason they seem to have renamed some of their repeat episodes. For instance, "Snuffy's Dance" i'm assuming is the season 43 episode "Lifting Snuffy" and "Bert and Ernie Make a Movie" was originally "Lights, Camera, Bert!". I wonder why that is.

    But anyway, it's nice to see so many episodes having new street scenes this year, and i'm glad to see that Julia may actually be on the show after all. Definitely interested to see who this Rudy is. Considering they have three plot lines in a row dedicated to them, they must be pretty important. Judging by the title "Rudy Gets Loose", i'm assuming Rudy is a pet like a cat or a dog or something.
     
  17. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    The information is here...

    http://www.sesamestreet.org/theshow

    I wonder why they were saying it would be 35 brand new episodes and then at least 6 of them are repeats. (I think The Camouflage Game, Wild Animals Shop for Lunch, Counting Hats, Painting with Cookie Monster are repeats too.)

    And Pigs Laundry, why are you guessing Rudy is a cat?
     
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  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    They never said all 35 would be 100% new stories.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    No, I was just assuming because, the episode is called "Rudy Gets Loose", which sounds like maybe a pet running away.
     
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