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Video: Stephanie D'Abruzzo as Prairie Dawn

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by MuppetSpot, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Here's Stephanie's Prairie.

     
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Wow,that was a lot better than I expected,not that I expected it to be bad but that was still surprisingly good. It has a lot of Fran but a lot of Stephanie in it too. Speaking of Stephanie,I wonder if Curly Bear is in this season,Baby Bear doesn't seem to be in it much so I kinda doubt his sister will be there,but you never know.

    Can't wait to see Jennifer's Zoe.
     
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  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The voice overall is pretty good, though the inflections sound very much like any of Stephanie's other characters (they seem to have that slight flair in their speaking patterns).
     
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  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    What's that clip from anyway?
     
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    HBO made a little featurette on the changes to the show. It's been on their channel and on HBO Go too, so I nabbed it from there.
     
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I mentioned that they showed that just before they premiered the first new episode of the season. That's how I saw it.
     
  7. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Seems like Steph is pretty spot on with the voice. I look forward to seeing what Jennifer can do with Zoe as well. (And Rocco for that matter. :))
     
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  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Rocco is my absolute favorite rock,I really hope Jennifer can pull it off
     
  9. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Steph's Prairie sounds like Fran when she started to perform Prairie in the 70s.
     
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  10. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    I didn't think there was too much of a difference between 70s Prairie and present Prairie, but I can listen again and do some comparisons. I can imagine the Letter game show was one of Prairie's earlier appearances since now she's a lot smarter and surely would know about the letter E. :)

    Okay. Here's an update. I watched "What's My Letter" online and then listened to the above clip with Stephanie as Prairie and I have to disagree. I think Steph's Prairie comes closer to later Prairie than early Prairie, but oh well, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  11. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    You know your right I just saw that clip and Steph's Prairie sounds like the more recent one.
     
  12. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    I think she's pretty good for someone who's new to the role. Because as we've heard some times Matt Vogel's Big Bird sounds more like the early Carroll Spinney Big Bird and sometimes Ryan's Elmo sounds a bit like the earlier Elmo when Kevin first started performing him. Same thing with Eric Jacobson as Fozzie. It does seem like when Muppets are recast the new puppeteers seem to want to go back to the beginning. I thought it was interesting to make a note of that.
     
  13. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Wow a thread I post made it to Twitter.
     
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  14. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    She sounds pretty good as PD, too. I didn't expect it would sound that close, but still, that's pretty darn close to Fran's Prairie.

    BTW, is it known when Zoe's first appearance will be this season, and when we can finally hear Jen Barnhart's performance of her?
     
  15. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    There's a wonderful two-part video of Stephanie teaching puppeteers of a local production of Avenue Q and in the first part she shows the difference between Prairie and Kate Monster. (From 12:30 to 12:58) Anyway, I knew she would make a good Prairie:
     
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Here's the full video featuring Alan,Telly,Ernie,Rosita and several more icluding a brief cameo by Oscar (definitely not voiced by Caroll Spinney,don't think it was Eric either)
     
  17. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Marty perform Oscar probably.
     
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  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Sounds like John Kennedy (at least the "scram!", the chuckling sounds like archived Caroll audio)
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah,I thought it sounded like John too.
     
  20. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Yeah it does sound like John also were David & Eric their to perform Cookie & Grover or not.
     
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