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The New New Quote Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Maybe they're so good at their bit it's hard to tell that it's a bit. ;)
  2. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    JD Hansel: Cookie Monster here much to Elmo's surprise does NOT share his cookies.
    Steve Swanson: Cookie Monster's move is not sharing cookies, it's eating them. It's eating everything actually, but he isn't called Sharing Monster. This right here, this is the new Veggie Monster. Cookie was selfish, he was passionate, this is one of the things Louis Henry Mitchell said to me that I love, Cookie Monster embodies passion. He's passionate about cookies, that's what he wants. It's his signature move, it's not sharing cookies, it's eating them and we completely got away from that here.
    JD: But he wants other people to share in his passion, and that's the point. We tend to say Cookie Monster will do anything for a cookie, but that's not true. He won't be mean to you for the sake of getting a cookie. If you have a cookie and you won't give it him, he will beg and plead like a puppy dog, but he's gonna attack you for the cookie.
    Steve: You're absolutely right about that.
    JD: He's good and kind in his cookie consumption. So it makes sense that they'd wanna move the character in the direction of more kindness and kindness for most of us, and for most of us it means sharing, it means doing good onto others. That's normally what kindness means.
    Steve: Kindness racket, I swear.
    JD: I know. You're really upset that Sesame Street's emphasizing kindness, cause you're an old person.
    Steve: I mean let's not teach children about letters, numbers and reading and all the stuff that was the original mission to get kids ready for school. No, kindness is more important.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    FELIX: Oscar, don't you think I'm a human being?
    OSCAR: You keep going back and forth.
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    JD Hansel: I don't know why the songs in this special are bad, I think they could have thrown in another public domain Christmas song or just recycle something from one of the old Christmas specials. This poppy stuff is just useless.
    Steve Swanson: Well actually, I'm gonna disagree with you here JD. Now I didn't like a lot of the songs in here, in fact the only one that was marginally catchy was the Try a Little Kindness song, but at the very least, and this is just my personal taste, but at least we seem to be done with the idea of every song having to be this urban or hip-hop thing. I love me some Kevin Clash, but under the rein of Kevin Clash, everything must be hip-hop and urban. And we seem to be done with that. Now none of this music is good, but it's better in my opinion than what we spent the last 10, 15 years doing on Sesame Street.
    JD: Yeah, you're right, I gotta grant you that one.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I know a lot of the music on SST was very urban and hip-hop in flavor for a while there, but I never really thought of it as being Kevin Clash's influence so much as it felt like SST, as always, keeping up with the times. A lot of the music in the beginning, as they mentioned on BTF, had a Tin Pan Alley kind of sound to it, yes, but even so, as the 70s progressed, there was quite a bit of disco music on the show; likewise, as the 80s progressed, there was a lot of synthy 80s pop music; 90s had a lot of sub-genres of music with tropical vibes like ska and calypso, and of course, not only did the show have a lot of that kind of music, but even the theme song was redone in a calypso beat. Hip-hop and urban flare music has been trendy for quite a number of years, so I think SST was going to reflect that in its music whether Kevin had any influence over that or not - SST has always kept up with the times for the benefit of their contemporary preschool audiences. Not to mention, Sesame Street is an urban, inner city street, so I mean, how can you not expect a little bit of urban influence in its atmosphere?
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Steve thinks just because Kevin was co-executive producer, he had influence on the music.
  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I kind of interpreted that a little as "Kevin is a black man, therefore is into hip-hop" when I heard it.

    I should give Steve more credit that that, though. Even if he once asked if a female author is called an "authoress."
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Same here, but I got to thinking I was reading too much into it.
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Please tell me what podcast that's from, cause that sounds so funny.
    JD Hansel: You probably also had this thought: Why are all the wide shots done really nicely on the real set, but all the closeups are done with crappy greenscreen?
    Steve Swanson: Right, yes! That was another thing.
    JD: What happened? Like who says "Well, we have time to do the wides, but for all the closeups which will require all of the same performers to be here, we'll do it in a different place for no reason. That'll be fun." Maybe it was because of Caroll being Big Bird, they wanted to shoot the non-Big Bird stuff elsewhere, but that doesn't excuse this because, Oscar was also done in front of a greenscreen for the Crankymas.
    Steve: It does seem very weird, and I noticed that too.
  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't remember the particular one, but the interview was with Max Stein and her Richard Hunt book / zine.

    It's not really that funny, so much as it his sexist and ignorant.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    KRAMER: Hello, I'm Dr. Van Nostrand from the clinic. I'm going to need Elaine Benes's chart, she's a patient of mine, and . . . I don't think she's going to make it, it's . . . very bad, very messy.
    RECEPTIONIST: I see, and what clinic is that?
    KRAMER: Uh, that's correct.
  12. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't say that's sexist as much as it's him making sure feminists are happy or whatever. At the time, he was married, so he had to make sure his wife's feelings wouldn't be hurt of she listened.
  13. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Billy Joel: This next song was written in 1975, when I was still living here in Los Angeles. [crowd roars] I like doing this song...because it reminds me of what an ***-hole I used to be! [everyone laughs] This is called "The Entertainer!"
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    JD Hansel: We can at least be thankful for Leslie Carrara's great performance, cause this was one of my favorite characters she's ever done honestly.
    Steve Swanson: She did a great job.
    JD: I love Becky, the New York accent was great.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    FRIDAY: That's it. The limosine from the mansion.
    STREBEK: Yeah, and that's Emil Muzz.
    FRIDAY: Let's check Enid Borden's description.
    STREBEK: Let's see. "Big. Bad. Stupid-lookin'."
    FRIDAY: An exact match.
  16. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    A brief collection of Statler and Waldorf quotes over the years...

    Statler: Every week this show looks better to me!
    Waldorf: Every week, your eyesight is getting worse!

    Waldorf: Well, this was a show to remember!
    Statler: Why is that?
    Waldorf: Uh, I forget!

    Statler: Are you ready for the end of the world?
    Waldorf: It certainly couldn't be worse than this show!

    Statler: Well, we sure got our money's worth tonight.
    Waldorf: But we paid nothing!
    Statler: That's what we got!

    Statler: Boy, that was really, really great!
    Waldorf: You LIKED the show?
    Statler: No, I was talking about my nap!
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    CAT R. WAUL: Bring me the subversive who attempted to assassinate me!
    CHULA: I just lo-o-ove find subversives! Hey Boss, what's a subversive?
    CAT R. WAUL: Someone who doesn't have very long to live.
  18. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Floyd: Hey Dudley, is it okay if me and my friend come in?
    Dudley: Yeah, sure! (notices Animal panting heavily) If this is your friend, I'd hate to meet your enemies.

    ----The Muppet Show, Episode 407
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  19. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Shahrukh: I need someone to make my eyes blink. I shouldn't have to do this myself.

    - Littlest Pet Shop: season 1, episode 14
  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    "Do you think they can see us, Joel Hodgson?

    Yeah, Crow. The transmission light is on, isn't it?

    Wuuuuuhhh-woop! Woop-woop-woop, woop-woop!

    Joel Hodgson, it's the first time Beeper's been seen by a human being - uh, present company excluded, that is.


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