1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. Sesame Street Season 49
    Sesame Street's 49th season officially began Saturday November 17 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

Sesame Street Season 47 Episode 4717 - Bike Show with a Beat

Discussion in 'Season 47' started by Phillip, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 4717 - Bike Show with a Beat
    HBO Premiere: Saturday April 29, 2017
    PBS Premiere: Monday February 5, 2018

    Nina and her friends make musical instruments out of bike parts to help them make music and attract customers to her new bike shop. Guest: Little Big Town.

    This episode features an all-new street story, Super Grover 2.0 ("Pulleys") and a new Elmo's World ("Instruments").


    If you saw "Bike Show with a Beat" please like this post and share your thoughts below.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
    MikaelaMuppet likes this.
  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Awesome! I love country and also Little Big Town as well.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Despite being something of a Bottle Episode, it was enjoyable enough. Maybe they should have clarified that Nina had bought the Bike Shop, or that it was a grande re-opening, because it's been there for a few years now for it to be a grand opening.

    Does Telly not play the tuba anymore? I kept expecting him to mention the tuba when he's rambling about what real musical instruments that make real music are.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I understand the "kids can watch these in any order or whenever so continuity isn't an issue" thing, but I dunno; they could've just made this more vague. Nina could've just been throwing a party to drum up business, not "grand opening." And if they're going with that, why not air it earlier in the season when we've already seen her working there?

    Whatever. Since Telly's more of a rarity now, it's nice to see him featured so prominently.

    Florence and the Egg Makers? Well, at least the jokes when they left were good.

    I was 100% expecting to see a Murray Had a Little Lamb, but was surprised with the SG piece.
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This street story was interesting. I liked the line, How does she play with no lips? Beautifully, were you not listening? I'm guessing John Kennedy played the AM. The song with Little Big Town was fun. Smartie playing Elmo's Song was cool.
  6. OscarandTelly

    OscarandTelly Well-Known Member

    The way they handled this episode was totally wrong in my opinion. Acting as if Nina was opening up a brand new bikeshop. It was there in Season 45 and was run by Luis. So why couldn't they just start the episode with Nina stating it was her first day working at the bikeshop (I know they did another bikeshop episode with her this season, but it was obviously taped after this one) and when Abby came by she could have been confused that Nina was there and asked where Luis was. Nina could explain that he sold the bikeshop to her. It would have been great. An honorable mention of a long time cast member, and it would have brought closure and proper continuity to the whole situation.
  7. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I was expecting a mention of Luis as well. I hope HBO isn't thinking we're going to forget about him and the other long-time SS cast members.
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Again, this has nothing to do with HBO. It was all the decision of educators, and the show's writers and producers. Still though, with them still repeating episodes of the show with the original cast members, it seems like it wouldn't hurt to mention them sometimes.
  9. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    "Bike Show with a Beat" premieres on PBS this Monday February 5. Tune in and let us know your thoughts.

Share This Page