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Street Season 48
Sesame Street's 48th season
officially began Monday August 6 on PBS. After you see the new episodes,
post here and let us know your thoughts.
Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by beaker, Dec 16, 2009.
I notice Telly, interestingly, gets hit with this from time to time, even in official summaries/synopsis for SST episodes; the more curious examples I can think of are "Teddy" and "Zelly."
Poor Telly. So underrated even the people working at Sesame Workshop don't know who he is.
At least Alan says he's one of his favorite Muppets on the show.
And Alison Bartlett too!
My top favorites would be in this order:
I painted Dr. Teeth onto a pumpkin (with a bit of help from my mom) and someone commented on Facebook, ''Wow! I love Fraggle Rock!"
That reminds me of how when asked who his favorite TV animal is, David Hyde Pierce said it was a toss-up between "Animal from Sesame Street," or Cookie Monster.
Here's an entry for Sesame Street from the book "This Year in Television, 2009: A Catalog of New and Continuing Series."
Among those listed in the "Principal Cast" are Julianne Buescher as "Sherry Netherlands" (sic), Tyler James Williams, and Bill McCutcheon as... "Uncle Dudley." I'd hardly consider Tyler James Williams part of the principal cast.
The Muppet performers are credited as "Muppet Voices," of which Julianne isn't listed (she's grouped with the human cast). And Caroll Spinney's last name is spelled with two "R's" (okay, okay, how many of us haven't gotten that one wrong?)
Another TV encyclopedia, by the same author, lists Bill Cosby, Marilyn Sokol (more specifically as her "Aunt May" character from the "Big Bird Goes to Camp" shows), Zoe Hall (who?), and voice actress Heather North (as a character called "Ellie Jane," whom I'm assuming was an animated character) as part of the main cast.
Elsewhere, it lists Miss Piggy as one of the Muppet characters featured on the show.
The entry for Muppet Babies lists Howie Mandel in the credits twice, and says that the series takes place before the Muppet became stars on Sesame Street.
The thing that annoys me the most is when people spell Piggy's name like this:
She's not married and she's not a teacher. Don't spell it like that.
It's M-I-S-S. And that's final.
If I had a dollar for every time someone called Snuffy an elephant, I'd be as rich as Donald Trump.
Jeepers! Heather was the voice of Daphne Blake of Scooby-Doo fame for decades. I didn't know she voiced other characters as well.
I was on YouTube today and I saw yet another person call Miss Piggy "Ms. Piggy".
Look at how this Ebay listing spells Bert and Ernie's names:
I'm guessing they're probably foreigners.
You know, the generally misspelling/misuse of "Miss," "Ms.," and "Mrs." is a common problem with a lot of people, it's not just a problem excluded to Miss Piggy.
I was watching a clip of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Ethel Merman, and Paul Williams on Dinah! (posted by the amazing @gavry3 ) when Paul refers to Fozzie Bear as "Fonzie Bear". I had to watch it over and over again because it caught me off guard that Paul of all people would call Fozzie "Fonzie".
Yeah! That happened with the Jay Leno one, too.
It was really early on in Paul's association with the Muppets, so I can forgive it. Nowadays, he'd maybe be the one (politely) correcting people.
Man, I really hate that they got rid of all the adult characters on Avenue Street. Mary, Louis, Suzette, Jordan, Bop, Jenny- those guys were my childhood.
Separate names with a comma.