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  2. Sesame Street Season 49
    Sesame Street's 49th season officially began Saturday November 17 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

The Nostalgia Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Harleena, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    WHAT? They said the N-word in a kid's movie!? That is pretty shocking. I was surprised when they said the N-word on South Park, but something for kids. That doesn't seem appropriate at all :eek:.
     
  2. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I can only imagine how controversial it would be if it were made today.
     
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  3. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I just suddenly remembered a show that I saw as a kid called Kissyfur, so I decided to look it up on YouTube, and seeing this brought back good memories:

    I haven't seen this show in such a long time. I know it's kinda weird for a 16 year old to say they have nostalgia for a show that's much older than they are, but I used to have a VHS tape of this specific episode that I would watch when I was little. I lost it a long time ago, though, so it's great to finally see it again.

    Also, I did not remember the beginning being so sad, like holy crap.
     
  4. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Sorry for double posting, but...

    Does anyone else remember this? I gotta admit, it's still a catchy song.
     
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  5. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Someone uploaded a whole hour of Barney & Friends along with Caillou on a Google Photos album I belong to.
     
  6. Any Del

    Any Del Well-Known Member

    Oh I miss Noggin...
     
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  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing those two characters when I would tape skits off 123 Seaame Street in 2003, and a few Play with Me Sesame episodes in 2006.
     
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  8. Any Del

    Any Del Well-Known Member

    Sadly you don't have those anymore.
    They would've made great YouTube fodder.
     
  9. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I was always cautious with the noggin logo at the time. I pretty much forgot which tapes they were on anyway. And the skits tape got taped over. :smirk:
     
  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I remember the commercial where people where in an office and they were singing the theme song to Franklin.
     
  11. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    Racism, especially senseless acts of violence, is never appropriate, if someone depicts it in a negative, degrading way; I'd imagine that since this was a very special episode documentary, the graphic language was meant to depict the senseless, thoughtless actions, and not just for randomly dropping an "N-bomb" for entertainment's sake.

    It would be even worse and more controversial if someone decided to turn the documentary into a mockumentary just for twisted, sadistic laughs.
     
  12. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    This song is so nostalgic it hurts me.

     
  13. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I can tell this was made during the production of season 2 of the Simpsons.
     
  15. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    How do you know that?
     
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Cause it was made during season 22, right when season 2 was in production.
     
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  17. Any Del

    Any Del Well-Known Member

    "Sagwa! Sagwa you my best fwiend! SAGWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"!
     
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  18. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I've been watching a lot of this lately to relive the nostalgia:

    I have to say even years later it still holds up. The writing, characters, and plots were very well done and still enjoyable to this day. I think my favorite one is probably the Halloween special where Magellan is afraid of that blue monster from the movie that Batley saw. The monster puppet's design is pretty cool looking if you ask me.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Ooh, ok so, a haunting childhood memory just came back to me this morning.
    I was eating pork sausage and then suddenly that scene from the 70s Charlotte's Web played in my head, the one where Wilbur is crying hysterically in the barn, shouting, "I don't wanna die!! I don't wanna die!!"
    So yeah, I decided to eat a piece of fruit instead :shifty:.
     
  20. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    What are some things that you experienced at some point in your life that totally changed the trajectory of your life? Some things that really shaped who you guys are today?

    For me, a couple of things. For one, the A&E bio on Sesame Street. That was the first time I had seen any of the performer, the first time I got to see what went on behind the scenes, how the puppets worked. It's what made me decide to be a puppeteer.
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    Another thing is Muppets Make Puppets, a book I got when I was 6, written by Cheryl Henson about puppet making. First, it spawned my interest in puppet building, but also it was the first time I found out what Jim Henson looked like, how long he lived, what characters he played, and it was the first time I found out about Frank Oz...
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