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Sesame Street Season 47 Episode 4712 - Big Bird's Song

Discussion in 'Season 47' started by Phillip, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 4712 - Big Bird's Song
    HBO Premiere: Saturday March 25, 2017
    PBS Premiere: Monday November 6, 2017

    Abby and Elmo help Big Bird calm down so he won't be nervous singing on the show, "The Squawk". Guest: Sia.

    This episode features an all-new street story and a new Elmo's World ("Songs").


    If you saw "Big Bird's Song" please like this post and share your thoughts below.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2017
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  2. zhelder

    zhelder Member

    While no new-school Sesame Streets can compare to even the worst episodes of the Jim Henson era, I thought this was the best HBO-era episode yet. The street story was great and had high production values, the Sia S-song was catchy (but was that clown nose CGI?!?), and I even liked the animated Abby Head and Shoulders, Knees, and Toes song. The bubble-gum emo 20 song/animation from a few years ago is one of the better new-school number sketches, and the Latino 20 sketch was really good. (Was that Pitbull, Fat Joe, or a really good bootleg?) Even the new Elmo's World was tolerable (although that smartphone reminds me of a Romper Room puppet).

    All in all, a great episode for this day and age of Sesame Street. And the teaser for next week's episode featured a talking ball taking a #2. Should be another good episode.
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I liked the street story; plenty of Big Bird and nice to see Snuffy along for the ride. And Biff and Sully!

    And I dig the fact that they're loosening up a little on using more shorter segments, but...could we maybe vary them up a little? Going from a song featuring Abby to...a song sung by Abby to...another song sung by Abby. Throw in Grover or Rosita or something else, sheesh.

    Nice to see that Clothesline song again too; they haven't used in an episode since season 41.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Like Pig's Laundry said recently, #MyHBOIsFlawed, because once again, it wasn't on today, and it sounds like I missed a good one.

    Maybe I'll catch it later On Demand or something.
  5. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    Did Biff have any lines???
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

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  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The street story was very good. It was nice seeing the return of Biff and Sully. Sully was even referred to by name. The use of a The Voice parody was fun. And seeing Snuffy is always fun. The song with Sia was catchy. I liked that they briefly brought back Elmo's Song in EW. I guess Steve Swanson and JD Hansel will be very happy to hear that Mr. Noodle does in fact have a poodle.
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was my problem with the bathtime episode. All of the segments were enjoyable, but it was just one Elmo song after another.
    hehe, #MyHBOIsFlawed. Should've known that would come back to bite me in the butt. I want to find a reason to use it on a regular basis, even if it makes no sense in the context.
    Ah, yes- Mr. Noodle, Mr. Noodle, and Mr. Noodle's poodle named Schmoodle.
  9. OscarandTelly

    OscarandTelly Well-Known Member

    It was nice seeing an actual Big Bird storyline. That's something the show tends to really lack these days.
  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, for being part of the main six, Big Bird hasn't gotten many episodes about him.
  11. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah, plus it's been a while since we've seen :wisdom: and Snuffy together in new material. We could use more of that. (BTW, did anybody else notice a different kind of music was used for Snuffy's intro? Just curious there.)
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  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I noticed the music too. I wonder if that'll be his new theme. They haven't used his original theme for probably about 16 years, but I guess the writers have been feeling pretty nostalgic lately.
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  13. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I thought of an April Fool's joke where they would reuse the plot about Snuffy being dubbed 'imaginary,' by some new people on the street who have never met him, but I guess I'm a day late for that.
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  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Since this episode just aired on PBS, now would be a good time to share your thoughts on this episode if you you've seen it recently.

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