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Should Sesame Street continue after season 40?

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by LincolnHeights, Mar 9, 2007.

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Should it end?

Poll closed Mar 12, 2008.
  1. Yes, it's run its course.

    8 vote(s)
    14.8%
  2. No way! We need it!

    46 vote(s)
    85.2%

  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well a lot of fans don't mind Elmo as a character, they just object to his monopolizing the show. Plus, the show in general is a bit more childish in its humor now, unlike the "old school" which tried to expose kids to grown up humor and references. In The Works book, it talks about how Jim Henson recognized kids could be a "sophisticated audience." And Richard Hunt said at Jim's memorial, "The Muppets touched the part of kids that was grown up."
  2. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    Exactly! When I watched the show as a girl, the characters didn't talk down to me just because I was a child. Yes, I liked the nursery-rhyme and cartoon material, but my enjoyment didn't end there. I felt as if I were part of everything that happened on the Street, even when the adults joked about adult life. Only one Muppet (Cookie Monster) had anything close to a toddler's speech patterns, but that was OK; hearing the child characters talk in everyday English gave me a real feeling for language. It's a shame that Sesame Workshop has lost faith in children's ability to understand and learn from the whole world--not just the child-customized aspects of the world.
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I think they were feeling the competition from other kids shows, it's a tough business. One of the drawbacks of trying to put education on television, you have to depend on the ratings.
  4. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    That is very true and I can see how you have to take that into consideration. It's like a good and bad thing at the same time. They originally wanted a lot more shows similar to come out, but they ended up having to compete with them. But I guess that's how it works out sometimes, I suppose.
  5. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member

    :) Oh well yes i know what you mean about aduilt humor and exposeing kids to that to a point , there are some great kids programs that can do that i ran across some those as a child of the 1980s he he he he .

    There where several series of movies in the that time frame that she did that .
    They were great , all in all sesme street i hope that it will be around for years to come .:)
  6. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Me to, Michelle! I think most of us here do!:)
  7. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member


    Wonderful william , :)
  8. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I say no. There is a reason that Sesame Street has been on the air for forty years.
  9. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I know. It's really to much of an American institution to have to end. and even a world wide one.
  10. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    I changed my mind

    I really think it should stay.I think it has been dumbed down a bit but kids need Sesame Street.They need to know there letters and numbers.
  11. JEANYLASER

    JEANYLASER Member

    i love Sesame Street.
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    If they kill Sesame Street, I'll kill myself!

    *Knows his enemies are reading this and are now going to do everything in their power to put Sesame Street to an end.*
  13. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Aww, that'll never happen Snowthy. But man! You must really love that show, don't ya?
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, Sesame Street is, has been, and hopefully always will be a big part of my life, and I'd sure hate to see it suddenly come to an end.
  15. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    I felt that same way when Sesame Street Unpaved was being taken off of Noggin!
  16. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member

    I know how you feel really sesme street is so cool . i love it is a really big part of my life and such a comfort .

    i just love it , as i do everything else muppet .:) ! i just wish i had not stayed away from sesme street so long as a kid but better late than never to come back . i had to stay way do to time from 90 to now but i am so glad that i am back !
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    We need Sesame Street more than we realize.
  18. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member

    :)

    Amen to that D'snowth i totally agree !
  19. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    So do i Snowthy. I would hate to see it go and to see it just fade off into oblivion and never heard of again. So please keep this on the air enough for me to get married and have at least 1 child to bring up and to be able to watch Sesame Street too.
  20. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member

    i say amen to that as well i want it to be around with new eposides when i have kids also :)


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