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Sesame Street Season 47 Episode 4715 - Meet Julia

Discussion in 'Season 47' started by Phillip, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 4715 - Meet Julia
    HBO Premiere: Monday April 10, 2017
    PBS Premiere: Monday April 10, 2017

    Big Bird learns about autism when he's introduced to Julia, who helps her new friends invent a game called "boing tag."

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

    Beginning with Season 46, HBO acquired exclusive first-rights to broadcast Sesame Street episodes. PBS broadcasts these same shows nine months after their HBO premiere. In order to help more children with autism, this episode will air jointly on HBO and PBS on Monday April 10, 2017. Check local listings for air times for PBS and HBO. This is the first Season 47 episode to air on PBS.

    Autism currently affects 1 in 68 children. Sesame Workshop has an official website for children and parents who are dealing with the challenges of autism.


    If you saw "Meet Julia" please like this post and share your thoughts below.
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  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Sesame Workshop has uploaded the entire street story "Meet Julia" on their YouTube channel.

    HBO has also uploaded the entire episode on YouTube.

  3. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Awesome! I'm really looking forward to seeing this.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I thought it was nice and sweet. Sesame is doing the Lord's work yet again.

    I was a little worried when the theme would be "friends," and they'd reused basically all the inserts from the previous "friend"-themed shows, but they instead went with a bunch of random, short segments, which I liked. A re-used EW from this season though, but who cares? Nice to see they could use the "Two is You and Me" song again, even though it was cut from other HBO airings.
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I saw the episode on PBS. It was actually very heartwarming.

    I liked how they handled the topic without making Julia's autism seem like a problem for her or any of the people around her- it's just the way she is, and everyone is different. And the scene when Julia and Alan are on the roof together was a great metaphor for how she sees the world differently. I think Alan was the perfect cast member to be in this episode- he's a very sweet, calm and reassuring person. I also thought the film about the two friends was very sweet, although once again, as some have pointed out about other segments, it featured the letter of the day but didn't actually teach it.

    I noticed, Caroll's voice acting for Big Bird was less distracting in this episode, although it was a little sad to hear how weak his voice sounded during the song. They very clearly used some auto-tune there.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't think I can find just the right kinds of words to describe this episode - it's just too precious for words. Anyone who has issues with Julia, or the fact that SST now has an autistic Muppet, should be slapped in the face with a cold wet fish.

    Is this the first time the rooftop patio over the community center has been seen on the show? Either way, I loved the little moment with Alan helping Julia calm down, and Julia then finding it funny that Big Bird looked like a small bird from up there. As always, SST was straight-forward and to-the-point regarding aspects of Julia's autism to explain them to Big Bird (and through him, the viewers at home) without sugar-coating and watering it down. It was handled very well.

    The F is for the Friends film reminded me of Jim's RUN, RUN short film.

    Half of the Two-Headed Monster sounds like Cookie Monster, so I guess it's safe to assume which head was performed by David Rudman.

    I saw this episode on PBS, and it gave the episode number as 4635 for some reason - did anyone else's PBS do this? Did HBO do this?
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I think the engaging and heartwarming story made up for it. Same with the slight lisp Elmo suddenly had for some reason.
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  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    HBO has the correct episode number.
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This episode was just wonderful. Julia is adorable and I can't wait to see more of her. As Shane said, Sesame is doing the Lord's work. We Can All Be Friends is one of the best recent Sesame songs.
  10. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    The episode didn't air on WGBH-2 today! Instead it was a rerun of "Enthusiastic Penelope Penguin!" :(

    Oh well, off to YouTube!

    Now that I saw it, I really enjoyed the main street story a lot. I'm going to really like Julia.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2017
  11. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    It is on You Tube, but the trouble is a lot of YT eps get deleted quickly, but hopefully you'll get a chance to see it while it's still on. A lot of season 47 eps have been on YT for quite some time.
  12. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    It appears the number was changed on PBS so that this isn't technically the Season 47 premiere. This episode will fall under Season 46 as far as PBS is concerned.

    My hunch is that when PBS airs the "Halloween" episode in October that it will have episode number 4715 (instead of HBO's 4635). So for PBS, "Halloween" will be a Season 47 episode. We'll see if that happens.
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This was beautiful! Caroll was awesome! I also now love Abby she is also wonderful with Julia.
  14. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I notice contrary to what Pig's Laundry said, I think BB sounds a little better when he sings than he talks now, so the auto-tuning might have had something to do with it. I don't know.
  15. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Sesame Street is using Auto-Tune now? :eek:
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  16. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    They've been using it for awhile. Specifically whenever they do hip-hop kinda stuff like Elmo Slide or Elmo's Got the Moves. They don't do it for songs in street stories, but Caroll I guess needs it because without it, since he's now 83, Big Bird would not sound in-sync with the music.
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  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Well that would make sense now for hip-hop songs, but still very sad nonetheless.
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

  20. Janice+Floyd<3

    Janice+Floyd<3 Well-Known Member

    As someone who is on the spectrum and a fan since I was very little (those curious I have PDDNOS and anxiety) i am just loving Julia she's a gorgeous puppet very well put together and just a ray of sunshine

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