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  2. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Saturday November 18 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

Sesame Street Season 48 Episode 4810 - The Last Straw

Discussion in 'Season 48' started by Phillip, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 4810 - The Last Straw
    HBO Premiere: Saturday January 20, 2018

    Bert can't fall asleep because Ernie is making too much noise. Bert becomes angry and leaves with his bed in search of quiet place to nap. While they are apart, Bert and Ernie think about what they did and how it made the other feel. They apologize to each other and learn that even though they had a fight, they can still be friends.

    This episode features an all-new street story, Josh Groban singing "Hey Friend" and Elmo's World ("Friends").


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  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Probably the best street story of the season, I really liked it. And weird how E&B can see the subway from their window, even though Oscar's area would be blocking that window.

    "Hey Friend" was a little hard to follow musically and lyrically, but it's still really dam catchy and is probably my favorite song of the season so far. That Groban, whatta voice.

    And hey, two old Raposo songs in the episode. They should really remake more old stuff and keep the legacy going. I wonder why these were cut from their original aired episodes on HBO; maybe they couldn't negotiate something with Raposo's estate in time for them to start airing.
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    For some reason the Ernie and Bert episodes often seem to be the better ones.
    When I saw that Josh Groban song listed in the press kit, my brain registered it as a remake of Bob's old song "Hi Friend".
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I gotta be honest, countless years ago, I actually had an idea for a street story like this, however, it was reversed: Ernie was the one who left the apartment with his bed, and not because he couldn't take a nap with Bert around, but because Bert got mad at him and wished he lived alone, which hurt Ernie's feelings, so he moves out so Bert can be happy living alone. Much like Bert in this episode, Ernie tried moving his bed to various different spots on the street, such as by Big Bird's nest, but Big Bird's snoring disturbed his trying to take a nap; he tries moving next to Oscar's can, but all the rotten food Oscar was eating was too smelly for him to tolerate; he tries moving into the Arbor, but there's too much activity going on (kids playing, grown-ups exercizing, people wanting to eat outdoors, etc.) that he's just plain in the way of. Finally, he moves to the roof of 123, where there's no snoring birds or smelly garbage to bother him, and no one trying to play for him to bother. As you can imagine, Bert feels guilty about what happened, and goes up to Ernie to apologize and ask him to move back in so they can still be friends.

    So, I really enjoyed this episode; I still think Ernie moving out would have been more believable and in-character for him - Bert moving out seems a bit impulsive for him, not to mention, much like his birthday episode from 2003, I can imagine how happy he'd be to have the apartment to himself at first, but slowly growing to release how strange and empty it seems without Ernie.

    Speaking of which, I see how Ernie and Bert's apartment has undergone some subtle remodeling with the paneling around the lower half of their walls.

    The only other things I have to comment on is the nice "Somebody Come and Play" short, and I'll agree, Josh Groban's song was catchy. And, I'm glad to see they're still taking the time to count the individual cookies during NOTD. Little disappointed we got a Murray Newsflash instead one of any of the three Cookie Monster segments, but eh, that's only a quibble.

    And am I imagining things, or haven't we seen that cold opening teaser with Elmo about friendship before?
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The cold open with Elmo was used twice before. This episode was very good, it was the first time since 2010 we've seen Bert and Ernie's apartment, there were funny moments like Big Bird being able to move Bert's bed with no problem, the When Harry Met Sally reference, and the sheep saying multiple baas but it only means one word. The Josh Groban song was very catchy.
  6. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    Who voiced Big Bird in this episode???
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Matt Vogel.
    cahuenga likes this.
  8. OscarandTelly

    OscarandTelly Member

    Actually there was a ss book exactly like that, that came out in 83. It was called Ernie's big mess. I had a book and record of it when I was a kid.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What a bizarre coincidence.

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