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SS special on PBS (Oct. 24th, 9:00-10:30 PM)

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by Princeton, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    wow seriously...such mixed emotions over this thing...I love what Sesame workshop and Jim have done for the world even more after watching this.
    But some times I guess I tend to forget what an evil place this world is and how much I really can have such hate for anything outside of my own little world.
    The things I saw on this made me very very sad...those people working so hard to get the show done when they finally got it on the air I started to cry it was just so beautiful.
    This world is sooo sooooo sooooooooooo very dark and full of hate but it's nice to see some people makign a differnce in it.
    One thing I would have done at the end of the credits though would be to thank Jim Henson for his vision.
    I got a bit choked up when they said his name to..when the lady said Jim would have loved that I totally agreed he would have shame he's no longer around to agree.
    You know I never really thought of it before but you know if he was still here on earth with us I bet you anything he'd be a member of Muppet Central and talking to us all.
    All and all wonderfull program saw sooo many things I would never have seen other wise.:)
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bry... But they just went to another local news show after the Nova special. Oh well, it's on to the wishlist and hope to get it then.
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    It said 12:30Am, October 26th. So that means it's on tonight when it becomes 12:30am. That is always very confusing...lol
  4. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Found PBS and I can sympathize with you Count. Of all the nights to show a local drag race on the station....argh! I was so upset last night missing it. Although the Cardinals winning the game last night helped a little.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Sheesh... Well, you root for them redbirds and all I can hope for is the big cats get their bats woken up to make it a series.
  6. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Give us cards a few more nights like last night I say. Ya might wanna talk to Zumaya (sp?) there. Oh yeah and thank him for those two runs for me. :p
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe we should just get the Gambler to pitch every game for us... Ain't afraid to get his hand dirty and he keeps pitchin' 8-inning shutouts.
    So put that in your pipe and smoke it.
  8. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Would but my pipe is at the cleaners. We shall see who overcomes. Seeing as the Cards have a habit of winning every other game the odds are with us.
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    And the evens are with us, not to mention the added muscle of our backup fans should things get out of control.

    OK, leaving post now... Nothing more to say until I get the DVD release of the special and watch it for meself.
  10. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I almost missed it. I got off work just in time to catch it. But I couldn't call home because something was wrong with the phone. so I ran home only for it not to come on. But it ended up coming on later that night.
  11. JoeyMuppet

    JoeyMuppet Well-Known Member

    I agree.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Indeed it was. I almost wish they did more with lighter co-productions, like the Japanese series. But this wasn't just about all the different co-productions they make, just the most current ones that have real significance.

    Personally, I like how it wasn't filled with a bunch of pointless dubbed clips (mainly because Shaloam Sesame terrified me with Hebrew Number Pinball which took me years to get over). BTW, as far as the "20 years and counting" Rubber Duckie International clip, I know the Second Ernie is Spanish... what was the Third Ernie sining in? His voice was WAAAAY off... sounded like Toad from the Super Mario cartoons.

    Some parts were just dark. That's our world. people are starving, dying in the streets while greedy craphead totalitarian fascists go around telling everyone to hate everyone else and profiteering from Granades and such. As much as I do not like what's going on in the US right now, it's freaking heavin compaired to those places.

    I especially loved how they showed the Media sensationalism of Kami, thinking the HIV infected character was an AIDS infected character ment for US audiences. I Cracked up at Pat Bucchanan (sp?) with his "I'm a rich white guy in a country that does well enough for itself. Screw the poor, dying people of Africa, of which I know NOTHING about" commentary. Reminds me of the horrid flame war one ex-member sparked 3 years back. Please don't make me go into it anymore.:rolleyes:

    But, some of it was funny, some of it inspiring, but most of it gutrenching. The part the Kosovarian co-production leaders talked about educating kids on finding hand grenades in the middle of abandoned buildings was horrible. And the Part Kami was talking about her mother's death and the memory box was pretty saddening. I dunno... it's bad when someone dies... but when it's a Muppet (Blind Pew not withstanding) there's something about it being much much sadder... they are as mortal as humans are, even though they aren't real people.

    I especially loved Joan Cooney's interaction with the Bangladeshi production team about them having their own style of puppetry as a part of their show. I loved how she said, "Jim Henson loved all sorts of Puppetry from around the world."

    BTW... That Blue monster from the African coproduction... He's one of my new favorties.... just for that scene he was entertaining the Bangladeshi team.

    Now... if anyone has seen the actual film or owns the DVD... do they have any extra scenes PBS cut for time? The Disk said "Running time, 99minutes" and the program was like, 80 something after the openings and closings to Independant lense.

    Also... I saw an advert for the special in a news paper, and Zeliboba was pictured in the ad. But yet the Russian co-production was mentioned in passing. Anyone else find that odd?
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well I finally got a chance to see the rest of this special as my local PBS is re-airing it right now; I didn't think to start taping it, but now I've regretted that I didn't because there are some footage there that had really gained my attention and yes I'll admit it, it's the behind-the-scenes footage with the international Muppet characters, and Marty Robinson auditioning Muppeteers, Ed Christie showing how certain Muppets work, and Muppets being presented to the new Muppeteers.
  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    That was my favorite part, the puppeteers from Bangladesh being given their characters, so sweet! The film editor of the documentary said it was the first scene she chose to work on. :)
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I know, they literally were almost like little kids opening birthday or Christmas presents... and I don't blame them if someone gave me a Muppet-like puppet like that that I would be hired to play on a TV show, I would have the same expression on my face, lol!

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