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Too old for Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by mikealan, Dec 31, 2002.

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  1. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    Hello, MC fans, parents told us not to watch SS or TEC when we're older kids, because they think they would be inappropriate for us fans. They think that they're *young kids' shows".

    My mom thinks that I had the angry face from the SS segment about angry, and she does not want to see me being angry! I HATED my parents.

    Do you guys agree that we cannot watch SS when we're old?
  2. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    Nobody is too old to watch Sesame Street, but I only watch the it for the puppets. I hate those cartoons (I hated them as a kid, but we discussed that already)
  3. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    Can you tell me why nobody is too old for Sesame Street?
  4. ScottMonster

    ScottMonster New Member

    Ditto. And can I remember the time I entered first grade and started getting flak from my parents and peers for still watching it, even if I was only watching it because of the muppets. I think I finally managed to kick the habit when I was about eight - around the same time the episode explaining Mr. Hooper's death to Big Bird would have originally aired and knowing that I wish I'd prolonged the habit just a little bit longer. It would have been quite an experience for me to have seen this when it originally aired, even though I already had a pretty good understanding of the concept of death at that age since my grandmother had died almost a year previously.

    Now I don't (regularly, anyway) watch current episodes of either it or "Sesame Park", the Canadian version of it on CBC (which seems to be gone now) because it's just not the show I remember and it also dosen't seem to have that secondary level of humour it once had that made it appealing to adults as well. It's now become just another "Barney" or "Teletubbies" A real shame IMO.
  5. SillyRed

    SillyRed Member

    1 word-CELEBRITIES!!!!
  6. ScottMonster

    ScottMonster New Member


    Well Mike... I guess anyone over the age of five is technically "too old" for Sesame Street, but anyone over that age can come up with an excuse for watching it if they really want to, but there comes a time in life where you stop caring about other peoples opinions on certain things. It's like Bil Cosby once said, "I may not know the secret to finding happiness, but I know the key to being miserable is trying to please everyone."
  7. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Well, as anyone who finecombs the MC forum will tell you, I don't post in SS often (dear lord I hope there isn't anyone who examines this forum...:D). Sesame Street really was never my biggest love as a child, and I can't get into it nowadays because I'm not paticularly fond of the show as it is now, and it is literally impossible to collect episodes. I like it, just not to an extreme. But, I can tell you why I feel you can never be too old for SS (or any childrens show).

    Some people look at something and see what is in front of them. You can look at a flower and say "this, is a flower plain and simple." But some people - people like us - can see things for what they are deep down. I see the flower as beauty, rather than just some plant in the ground. That is the differance. Some people watch Sesame Street and see an educational program for infants and nothing more. People like us see Sesame Street as wonder, eligance and grace, comedy and sentiment. We see more than just felt and foam rubber, we see a child-like beauty that we will always have, no matter how old we may be. Viewing the world through the eyes of a child is the greatest way to live. That is why I can spend my life collecting puppet shows and cartoons and never once look at myself as a fool. I see the inner beauty and awesomeness of things that are intended for children.

    That, and they're just plain entertaining. :D

    I'm not trying to contradict anyones opinions, but, that is how I feel. Happy New Year!

    -Matt
  8. Matt's sentiments

    Matt, that was stunningly beautiful...

    Really, I--I just don't know what to say...
  9. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Yep yep, that's why the College Academy wants me...:D Thank you ol' Buddy!

    -Matt
  10. Yes, and Mokey would SO be proud of you.

    I should know, I just finished watchin' "Mokey and the Minstrels" and "A Brush With Jealousy" for the first fragglish time!!

    Really!

    I did!

    :D

    :)
  11. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    When I became 13 or 14, I began to think I was too old for it. When I started collecting it again, I didn't think so anymore. The only SS I'm too old for nowadays is the new episodes. I'm sure many of y'all can level with me on that.

    Matt - who says it's impossible? I just got some amazing Unpaved episodes that I highly recommend (endless thanks to Splurge for those).
  12. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    I am a collector of full series. It is impossible to have every episode of SS at this current time unless you have broken into the archieves and stollen the records (which would be impossible, being I believe they are scattered between CTW and SW). I'm talkin' EVERY episode, that's what I'm out for when collecting, and while 96 FR episodes is a bit steep for me, 2000+ is way outta my league, especially when most of the greats aired before VCRs.

    -Matt
  13. SillyRed

    SillyRed Member

    Sesame Street + CTW = Sesame Workshop
  14. Food + Muppet television = HEAVEN
  15. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Noo, Sesame Workshop = bought Sesame Street from EM.TV. Read the posts about it. ;)

    -Matt
  16. SillyRed

    SillyRed Member

    I meant 2 names in 1
  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    To say you are to old for Sesame Street is to say your too old for entertainment. Yeah, there are some shows that noone over the age of 5 should watch, but thats cause they are ****ty shows(ie: Telletubies, Barney, etc) and insult kid's intelligence.

    As for being a 'completist'...I havent watched Sesame really since the late 80's...BUT! I keep up, through specials, catching it on tv now and again, dvds, etc.

    To say you cant get into it because you missed thousands of episodes is bull. Thats the beauty of Sesame...its here to last, and has been the only consistently broadcast Muppet show for the last 30+ years. I myself havent been able to get Sesame with my antenna for years...and have probably missed out on a lot of moments. But fromt he chemistry with Telly, Baby Bear, Zoe, Bert, Ernie, Cookie, Oscar, and yes even Elmo...it is definately worth
    seeing out at least some of the specials. But there is no real evolving storyline or canon, so its easy to just check out episodes here and there. I HIGHLY reccomend Elmopalooza...very fresh and great.(It even has the yip yip Sesame Martians on Conan O'Brien!)

    I just have to laugh at Muppet fans who pass off Sesame(or Bear for that matter), as Sesame contains some of the greatest Muppets and performers of our time. Where you think the new Oz(Eric Jaccobson) got big?

    At any rate, I hope Sesame Street is shown forever...as it is one of the few remaining kids shows worth watching...along with containing some GREAT chemistry and entertainment.(err, at least on the Muppet parts, never liked the cartoons)

    To deny Sesame is to deny being a TRUE Muppet fan.
  18. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Oh...okay...

    Eh whatever I'll just agree with Byron. :D

    -Matt
  19. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Active Member

    there are times i may turn on sesame street and watch for a few minutes or so. i have a 1 1/2 year cousin who comes over all the time and watches sesame street and various sesame street tapes that people can buy at the stores and i'll sit and watch it for a while. its still good stuff. when i was young all i cared about was watching cookie and oscar and all of those guys, and i still enjoy watching them. heck i even watched elmo in grouchland a few months ago when my cousin came over and since i never saw it, i thought it was a good movie. hehe....

    hey i even watched mr. rogers neighborhood a few times here and there and thats also a show for kids, but i liked watching it...

    to me, its kind of like one is to old to watch cartoons no matter how old you are.......

    truth be told, no one is to old to watch sesame street. it's still a good show; it may be designed for kids, but its still a good show....

    ryan
  20. monkeymuppet

    monkeymuppet New Member

    Ben Stiller in a cheese costume. Yeah buddy!


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