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Sesame Street Season 48 Episode 4806 - Clothing Drive

Discussion in 'Season 48' started by Phillip, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 4806 - Clothing Drive
    HBO Premiere: Saturday December 23, 2017
    PBS Premiere: Monday November 12, 2018

    Rudy's favorite sweater doesn't fit him anymore so Nina suggests having a clothing drive in the neighborhood. Everyone can give clothes that they don't need anymore to the people who do need them. Rudy's sweater goes to a little girl who is very excited to wear it.

    This episode features an all-new street story, Smart Cookies ("Long Arm of the Bear Claw") and a new Elmo's World ("Clothing").


    If you saw "Clothing Drive" please like this post and share your thoughts below.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Does Julia actually appear in the episode like the promo pic implies?
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    She does, but only for a couple of lines.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm mixed about the episode.

    On the one hand, I feel like the story could have used a little more conflict, like Rudy having too much sentimentality tied to his sweater to want to throw or give it away . . . but on the other hand, that'd be incredibly cliche, and it's been done before - even on SST. Even though she appears in the teaser, Abby wasn't in the episode proper, so maybe it could have been an interesting story if Rudy tried to have her magically expand the sweater so it could be big enough for him to wear, only to accidentally shrink him instead . . . but again, they've done that before. I guess they went with what they had to, and I guess it says a bit about Rudy's character that he accepted that he was too big for his favorite sweater, but it could make someone else happy. That's nice. At the same time, the street story felt a little strange because none of the long-established characters played significant roles in it, but rather, appeared throughout as supporting characters.

    The rest of the episode, however, was enjoyable - nice seeing Smart Cookies again (albeit in a shortened version), but some of the little animated inserts were nice; I liked the one with the boy's system for dressing according to the four seasons - I have a similar system myself, lol.
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Is it just me or does Rudy seem like he has the potential to overtake Elmo as the lead or at least the most popular character. I mean, he's the youngest character, just like Elmo once was, he's cute, he has a bit of a mischievous side but he's still sweet and well intentioned. To me, Rudy feels to Elmo, what Elmo was to Big Bird in the earlier years.
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's too early to tell, for me.

    In terms of exposure, I'd say Cookie Monster is practically the new Elmo (weird sentence, I know). Elmo used to be all over the place, but now, Cookie Monster is pretty much the face of a lot of the show's promotion.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm glad Cookie Monster is the new face of Sesame right now: he's a solid, long -established character (long before Elmo), he's funny, phyiscal, loveable, he works well with other Muppets, he can go crazy, and he may be simple at times, but you just can't not love him. And unlike Elmo (or even Murray), Cookie has never necessarily been shoe-horned into anything.

    As for Rudy, we're still getting a feel for the character, he was only introduced at the end of last season, and this has been his first major appearance so far this season, so yeah, I'd say it's too early to tell how much star-powering potential the character has at this point; if he becomes popular with kids and can sell merchandise, then that might happen - but I doubt any Muppet character, old or new, will ever be able to achieve that sheer level of domination that Elmo had all these years.
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    That's true. He even seems to be in all the parodies, even after Cookie's Crummy Pictures ended.

    Fair point.
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The episode was nice. It was nice to see Rudy interact with Oscar, Bert, Ernie and Big Bird. Karen was performed by Stephanie, right? I know her dad was David. I'm guessing Stacey Gordon was the mom.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I noticed the Subway has stained glass now - almost makes it look like a church.
  11. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    "Clothing Drive" premieres on PBS this Monday November 12. Tune in and let us know your thoughts.

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