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Sesame Street Season 48 begins shooting, HBO premiere set for November 2017

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Pig's Laundry, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    They could have survived just fine with the 3 veteran actors on the show. I really don't understand why anyone would want to defend corporate suits over 3 men who have entertained us for years.
     
  2. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Besides, if being old is a reason to be off the air, maybe it's time for the show itself to get off the air too.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And for other actors on other shows, this kind of working arrangement is exactly a reason why they would voluntarily walk away from a show. This is exactly the reason why Wayne Rogers left M*A*S*H when he did, because not only was Trapper reduced to Hawkeye's sidekick when they were supposed to be equal leads, but it got to a point where Trapper was only given maybe a scene or two in episodes, and that was it: he even told the producers if they were only going write just a scene or two for him a week, then they don't have to write him into the show at all, so that way they're not wasting his time, and he's not wasting theirs. This eventually lead to his departure.

    Then, you've got incidents like with SEINFELD, was George was left out of one episode, and Jason Alexander flipped out over it, threatening to leave the show altogether if they ever did that to him again.

    Then, you've got situations where actors let their egos take over and they basically go on their own personal strikes until their demands are met - and those demands are usually for even more money (and some cases, more of their own input), despite how already handsomely they're paid.

    So be grateful that the older castmembers have even stuck with the show all these years, to the bitter end, even if they were being phased out, or not used as much as they were when they were younger.

    Now, can we please get back to the topic at hand and stop turning every Sesame thread into a bellyache over the devil-worshipping international media conglomerates at SW kicking the old farts to the unemployment office to cash their welfare checks?
     
  4. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    As soon as you quit whining over politics.
     
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    For the last time, nobody is defending the decision - this is just what goes on in the entertainment industry. Nobody has ever said, "Good for Sesame Workshop for dumping those old farts!" Nobody ever said the decision was even right or a good one. As the saying goes, "that's show biz." It may sound cynical, jaded, unapologetic, and umsympathetic, but it's just the way it is. You seem to refuse to understand this as you continue to bellyache over this in every Sesame thread on this forum.
     
  6. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just like some people do over the election.
     
  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The fate of the country is a lot more important than Sesame Street's casting choices.
     
  8. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Compassion begins in your heart.
     
  9. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Take a good look at the messages attacking me and the veteran cast members. Slurs towards elderly people, making fun of those on welfare, etc. Then there is shock that our country is becoming so "mean-spirited."
     
  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    C'mon guys. You've been going back and fourth for over twenty posts! For Pete's sake, can you please not ruin this thread GeeBee. And everybody else, you don't have to keep responding to GeeBee's posts! Just ignore him since he's obviously a troll.
     
  11. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Name calling too.
     
  12. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The reason why they still have celebrities is because, as the video below explains, it brings in the adults. Which is good because, if more parents start watching the show with their kids, then they'll bring back the adult humor that has been lacking since Brown Johnson became creative director.

     
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  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And yet, they said that's why they were dropping the celebrities, because parents don't watch with kids anymore - or, at least, not as much as they used to. Gosh, even SW seems like it's flip-flopping on their decisions. ><
     
  14. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Almost seems like they don't know what they're doing.
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    At this point, I'm inclined to agree. The only consistency I've seen from them so far is the scaling back on parodies; unless I missed it, I didn't even see that one supposed parody with Prairie Dawn we were supposed to get last season.
     
  16. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

     
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  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Frankly, i'm really surprised they didn't advertise the Walking Dead parody at all. I feel like both that one and the OITNB parody would've been pretty big hits on Youtube had they posted them several months back.
     
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

  19. DePingPong

    DePingPong Active Member

    They remade ABC-DEF-GHI? That's awesome.
     
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  20. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

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