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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by golden teeth, Oct 8, 2005.
Who else agrees? The last 20 minutes or more are now dedicated to Elmo.
just want to remind you this is a section to discuss Classic SS and this should be posted in the current SS section.
Who think Elmo's world needs to be yanked off Sesame Street altogether?
I agree.. I pretty much only watch the first half. Then flip to something different. Kevin does an amazing job but Elmo's world gets dull after five minutes. And Jingle Bells heard any other way just not the same. Let Elmo have his own show. They have been putting them on dvd's why not give him his own show, that way the character can maybe develop more..I personally love Elmo in Grouchland.
Actually outside the US "Elmos world" is a show on it's own.
WHO THINK ELMO'S WORLD NEEDS TO BE YANKED OFF 'SESAME STREET?'
(Reference to the movie "Airplane.")
Anyway, I agree that if Elmo's World were a seperate show they might have time to squeeze in more classic SS moments and stuff like that. I hear it was made into a seperate spin-off in another country. I'd like to see them do that here.
You have my vote!
I've come to the conclusion that, when it comes to Elmo, in most cases you either love him or you hate him. Then there are some who could go either way, depending on the circumstance of the "E" based subject being discused. In my opinion, I do think that "Elmo's" world has "evolved" so much that it is time to make it into it own seperate show. It wouldn't require much from the people at SW. All they would have to do is create a SS spin-off, fill in the left over space with some good old classic re-runs, and EVERYONE would be happy! (at least in the general public, that is). I think the reason they have waited untill receiving the threat of "viewer mutiny" is because, if they were to do this, their "brilliant discovery" about "all kids under 4 having an extreemly short attention span" would be exposed for what it is and end up getting shot to pieces. (not to mention what would happen to the jobs of the people who came up with that hypothosis.)
I like Elmo just as much as anyone (except Rosie O'Donnell. Her appreciation borders on religious). I just don't like how he's become the core focus character on Sesame Street, a show that promotes everyone as being special and significant equally. Having Elmo be the ringmaster kind of smooshes that sort of ideal.
Elmo is fine on Sesame Street and should stay on Sesame Street. Ugghhh... Elmo has an important role on SS as well as any other character has an important role on SS. I am getting pretty tired of this... you could start a forum for Elmo on here and all of it would be filled with things like this.
The only reason why you guys want more classic is because you grew up to those characters. Maybe they should have a SS show like every week with just classic characters and leave the new characters in there right place.... Ugggh... I LOVE YOU ELMO ALLTHOUGH IT SEEMS LIKE HARDLY ANYONE ELSE DOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe you should calm the heck down.
I never said anything about booting Elmo off the street. I suggested not having him be the "stand out" character on a show that supports the ideals of equality and all encompassing importance. He doesn't need a fifteen minute block of an hour long show to be a significant part of the cast. But he does need to take a step back and become an equal part of the community fabric of Sesame Street, not the biggest piece on the quilt.
Now count to five, breathe into a paper bag, or whatever you need to do to avoid anymore hostile replies to harmless posts.
It's true, I've seen it as it's own show before. For awhile, I thought it WAS it's own show, since I hadn't caught an episode of SS in a few years at that point.
Ummm.... Maybe I was not angry and maybe I was calm. Uhhh.... I defend Elmo and people think I'll start a big war afterward..... I bet the characters you grew up too were just as popular as Elmo was at a time. So, give it a break.
Ps: Elmo only ruins 15 minutes of your classic characters... not 20 or more.
Calm or not, you're really coming across as unnecessarily hostile. I'm a Muppet fan just like you, and I don't begrudge you your appeciation of Elmo. But in turn, you cannot begrudge anyone their own feelings on various Muppet issues. Besides, I still contend that I said nothing insulting or inflammatory and that you freaked out over nothing. And by the way, I don't know where you got your "20 or more" quote for Elmo's time allowance on the show, but it wasn't from me. Read my posts. I said he took up fifteen minutes, which he does. And since you were the one who freaked out and started on a pro-Elmo rant, I suggest you "give it a break." I'm here to pleasantly discuss Muppets with other passionate, rational fans, not to fight with unstable people who go off half-cocked when they weren't even provoked to begin with.
I am mostly talking about golden teeth. I wasnt talking just to you. I was talking to other people too. I am saying that it is mean to say mean things about Elmo when there is someone reading the posts at another keyboard. But I am not talking just too you like I said. I do not see anybody talk about any other muppet in a bad way like this.... so why Elmo?
All I can say is, I'm not going to trash talk Elmo, and I never wanted to anyway. Me saying he shouldn't have more airtime than any other Sesame Street character is like saying Mokey shouldn't have any more air time on Fraggle Rock than any other character. It's not meant as an insult, it's just appreciating the characters as an enemble. And I don't think it's a classic S.S. fan vs. a modern S.S. fan issue, either. True, I'm a hair over thirty and grew up with the original cast, but I love Baby Bear, and I think Rosita and Zoey are some of the best female characters any Muppet show has ever had. So I fully support the modern characters. I just want them to get equal time on the show as Elmo, and sometimes it feels like they get a little overlooked. Kermit is a great character, and he was able to step back and share the spotlight with the other characters equally, and it only made him a stronger character because of it. I do think Elmo is a great character. I just think he should be more a part of the ensemble and less the standout star, and I say this with no hostility, and with all the Muppet appreciation I can share with you and everyone else on these boards.
Maybe if they made it its own mini 15 minute show. Kinda like those things they do on the Disney Channel in between programs. That Breakfast with Bear show is really only about 10-15 minutes long. They just break it up into a few sections with commercials in between.
And along with what BEAR and Lowercase said, Elmo could also be part of the ensemble but still pop-up too. If Elmo's World is it's own mini-show, that doesnt mean Elmo cant pop-up on the Street as well.
They have also broke up "Stanley" to make way for "Charlie(?) and Lola". I agree. If Disney can do it, why can't PBS?
They broke up Stanley?? No! That show was great all in one peice. I love the Stanley show!!
I would like to see like certain episodes have no Elmo's World but Elmo be in more skits once in awhile... They are playing a lot of repeats....
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