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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by zns, Jan 13, 2016.
Do you think we will see Gordon, Susan, Luis, Bob...etc?
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.
Tori Kelly's "Try a Little Kindess" has leaked:
(I kinda prefer Chris Jackson's version...)
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.
Here's a great interview with David Gallo about the set changes:
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.
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.
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?
That actually could've led to some pretty interesting story lines. But I guess Nitya must've quit for some reasons.
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!?
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.
Sorry to double post but, this is confusing. It looks like episode 4702 is actually airing before 4701:
I wonder why they didn't just switch the numbering around.
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.
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 .
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)
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.
The information is here...
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?
They never said all 35 would be 100% new stories.
No, I was just assuming because, the episode is called "Rudy Gets Loose", which sounds like maybe a pet running away.
Now that the Sesame Street season premiere is happening, we're moving the discussion here.
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