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Waiting for Season 40

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by SSLFan, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    Season 40 is taking the LONGEST to get here! It hurt's more since we have to wait an extra 3 months. I am really anticipating this big event. I'm getting goosebumps!
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sadly, these SS seasons keep taking longer and longer because they keep pushing the seasons up. Years ago they started in February, then April, then August... not all the way until November. Of course, it does make sense to have the 40th season premier around the same time the first episode was premiered.

    But let's not forget that they usually split the episodes up as well, cutting them with older episodes to make 26 episodes last. So not only do we have to wait until November, it could be until 2010 to see all the episodes.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    His appearances were getting less and less frequent. Shame that he's leaving, but I kinda saw it coming.

    And of course there's gonna be that much anticipation. How many shows can say they're entering their 40th season. This is an unprecedented amount of time for a TV show to be on, and with no signs of slowing down, either...
  4. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, season 40 will show more classic stuff.
  5. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Poor Gordon is losing his family. First Susan goes down to one episode per season. Now this. It's mainly because Chris is on the show. It seems like he's the one in the Robinson family that gets the most airtime next to Gordon himself. Hopefully, Miles' disappearance will at least be explained.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Would be great if they did. I don't think it's possible, since they have so many things they just can't fit in the show anymore. There are quite a few Ernie and Bert segments from the late 70's and 80's they could show that didn't age at all. Those would be perfect.

    Probably because he doesn't have all that much to do outside of the show. I don't know what Susan's actress is doing, but Miles must be busy with his own projects...
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Wait? Olmaide's leaving? Is there official word of this somewhere?
  8. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    Woah. That came as a shock to me. Is there anything offical?
  9. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Well, someone mentioned it to me. Plus I think I've seen that he was removed from the cast list at either the SW website or on Muppet Wiki. Maybe I'll check on that again.
  10. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    OK how do you know for sure Miles is leaving?

    Did the SW site put up something about his departutre.

    OK I see where you got the info on Miles but can we at least double check before saying anything and not get dramatic with poor Gordon losing his family?

    I'm not saying no one here shouldn't talk about whatever we want.

    It was just a suggestion referring to when the new season begins.

    I'm just saying some of the dramatic ways that some express themselves is just annoying and repeating things like hoping for classic stuff gets shown which will probably be less likely.

    We already have the Youtube and SW websites to watch the old classic anyway so why keep repeating that year after year?
  11. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I just checked and he is still of SW's website and on SS's PBS site.

    I know he wasn't in the cast photo for season 40, but not all of the cast members are always in the cast photo. So, I don't know?
  12. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    I agree.

    Yes, things can get repeated...


    Others may feel the same way...

    It sure can be...


    When the MC Moderators (whose job it is--not yours--to watch and maintain this forum) decide a thread is going too far astray, they'll give us a gentle reminder to get back on track (as they have done in the past). So far, I don't see any posts from them in this thread about that. Therefore, we must be doing a good job keeping on topic. We're all talking about Season 40 and what we can look forward to. Which reminds me...

    I did have some questions about Season 40. First up, I didn't know that the actor playing Miles was planning to leave the show. Is this for real? I wonder if just the actor playing Miles will be replaced or if the character will be retired.

    I figured in Susan's case, she's been with the show since Day 1. Maybe Dr. Long is thinking of retiring? I really can't see Sesame Workshop try to recast her after all these years. Yeah, they recast Gordon, but that was quite a few years ago.

    Another thing I was wondering about is where the Fix It Shop will be this upcoming season. According to the Muppet Wiki, it was moved somewhere else on the street when the laundromat moved in. Not a big deal, but why do they keep moving it around? Just curious. It seems like the past few seasons, Sesame Workshop has been sliding it around the set like this.:insatiable:

    I have heard (over at Tough Pigs I think) that there will be a new Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse sketch this upcoming season...played by Frank and Jerry! That'll be something to look forward to for sure!

    I think is great that people here are getting excited about Season 40 even if some people watching are outside of the intended target range. Sesame Street is more than just a show. It's a part of our history, our culture and also a part of Jim Henson's legacy.

    I think Sonia Manzano put it best: "No matter who you are or what you look like or how old you get, you're always welcome on Sesame Street."

    Convincing John
  13. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Well, as far as miles goes, there is no official word he is leaving the show, so we can't say anything.

    As far as Susan goes, she is not leaving the show. She will sill be on next season.

    Now about the Fix-It-Shop. They have only moved it once as far as I know. The reason it's in it's old place somtimes is because they continue to show thew previous season before it was removed.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah. She must be busy with some other project or work of her own. But she seems like the kind of person who would still be with the show. Same with Bob. We only saw him once last season, but for all we know he has his own little projects. But he still is a very big part of the show.

    I'm a little confused about Miles myself, but wasn't he sort of written off a couple seasons ago, but appeared in one or two episodes?
  15. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Well that and Bob and Susan are both in the season forty photo shoot.

    But yeah, I mean in the past couple of seasons or so Miles has only appeared in only a few segments here and there. Especially sense Chris was introduced.
  16. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    I have to say if SW is taking this long for Season 40 to debut the same time the orignal show did, then it bound to be a good one to celebrate all 40 years of the series.

    I mean it's not like they have a television special coming out before the 40th season debut, right ? :(
  17. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

  18. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Just ignore him like I do. I don't even read the b*****s posts anymore. (Pardon my language, but he really ticks me off) I've learned from when I used to post on the WB message boards that fighting only gets people in trouble. If Bennedict wants to get banned for his :grouchy: attitude, it's his problem not ours.

    Yeah. I'm curious about whether or not they'd show up more often if more episodes were made per season. But since those two were there since day one and now we have all these newcomers, Bob and Loretta (Susan) might be involved in other things as well. Though Bob did mention on his blog a lot about season 40, so maybe he might make quite a few appearances this year.

    Yeah, even though we've seen the Fix-It-Shop on the set this season we didn't see Maria and Luis working there at all this year, hopefully that place will get more airtime as well.
  19. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    I wonder what else Susan is involved in. Maybe (wishful thinking) she's working on an autobiography. I think Bob and Sonia (Maria) are working on their memoirs now and Roscoe wrote a book. That'd be nice if Loretta followed suit.

    The Fix It Shop would be wonderful to see this season. It gives Maria and luis a "home base", you know?

    Speaking of Maria and Luis segments, I enjoyed the firefly song Maria and Luis sang on the stoop (forget which episode number) but it was really pretty if you haven't seen it. It was twilight on the street and they had the set darkened just a little. Combine that with the music and you have a nice little scene that works well.

    Hopefully, they'll do a few more shows like that this upcoming season: humans and Muppets hanging out on the stoop at the end of the day and someone jamming. That was cool.

    Convincing John
  20. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    That episode reminded me a little of the movie, Cloverfield.

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