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Sesame Street Season 47 Episode 4716 - Make Your Garden Grow

Discussion in 'Season 47' started by Phillip, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 4716 - Make Your Garden Grow
    HBO Premiere: Saturday April 22, 2017

    Elmo has made sure that his apple tree has good soil, water and sunshine, but he still needs to learn how to be patient and wait for it to grow.

    This episode features an all-new street story, Murray Has a Little Lamb ("Gardening School") and a new Elmo's World ("Gardens").


    If you saw "Make Your Garden Grow" please like this post and share your thoughts below.
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  2. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear Well-Known Member

    Today's street story was pretty fun, really enjoyed the song. I dunno if the Grover segment was new or not, but it was funny.
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  3. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Was there a new Elmo's World segment in this at all?
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It was filmed a couple of years ago or so, but hasn't been played on the show until now. It's been shown on international editions and the YouTube channel, but this is its first time airing on the actual show.

    Yes, "Gardens."
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  5. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there was something very "Little Shop of Horrors" about Grover trying to figure out what to feed the plant. :)
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The street story was decent enough: we had a nice variety of Muppet characters, and Abby helping Elmo's apple tree grow through magic was amusing to see with Alan freaking out and making dozens of apple pies for customers in an illogical amount of time. At least Elmo wanted to see his apple tree grow the natural way and grow it by himself.

    Did anyone notice Alan was wearing Mr. Handford's apron?

    The new (old?) Grover insert was perhaps my favorite thing from this episode - it was certainly done in the classic Grover style, it could have easily been an old school insert.
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  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The street story was fun. We got our second instance of Noel MacNeal puppeteering Big Bird this season. The song Elmo sang was very good. It's nice to see them finally air the Grover trying to feed a plant bit. I just have to wonder: When are we ever gonna see Mr. Noodle's other brother?
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  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    It wasn't great, but it's the sort of story I think we should have more of. The plot was simple but not too simple, and the story was just long enough to not feel rushed, but it also wasn't long enough to feel boring. I like that they had a nice assortment of characters. Really there's nothing to gripe about in this one. I notice they used Caroll's Big Bird puppet again (which I prefer). Also, glad they finally used that Grover sketch they filmed several years ago.
    Ah, so that was Noel. I knew he moved a little differently than Matt. Actually, I think he may be a little better at imitating Caroll's mannerisms than Matt is, I almost forgot it wasn't Caroll in the suit.
  9. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Does Carroll ever still wear the BB suit? I recall he did not too long ago, but not so much in the past few seasons. Correct me if I'm wrong here.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm 99.9% certain that Caroll's involvement with his characters nowadays is similar to that of Jerry in his final years, in that he just sticks to the sidelines and dubs Big Bird and Oscar's voices while Matt (or Noel) and Eric physically perform them.
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  11. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This video should perfectly explain why Caroll doesn't puppeteer anymore:
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  12. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, as usual, I don't have time to watch a 40 minute video now, but I'll check that out when I get a chance.
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