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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by SSLFan, Jun 20, 2009.
I know I'll be investing in the more classic SS DVDs when I have kids.
Will you people calm down, Maybe she will alternate with Elmo's world or something. I'm sure it won't be that bad? Let's wait and see how it goes before jumping to anything. There's speculation or guesses about how it goes, but we will have to wait and see before we can judge anything officially.
And about the new special? Well one good thing about it is maybe we'll get to see all the cast at one time as it's very rear thing now days.
A) I severely doubt it would alternate with Elmo's World... they tried to get rid/phase out Elmo's world 2 seasons ago, and apparently, kids where whining that it wasn't on... "Where's Elmo... definitely, definitely gotta watch Elmo... oh no...oh no..."
B) The rumor was disgussed in this thread earlier this year. I suggest we move the conversation to that thread, so we don't bog this one down talking about it.
C) it may just be good, but I still am ticked about replacing a puppet with CGI. That was the ONE THING I didn't want to see happen on Sesame Street. The Twiddlebugs I let go, since it did work for them... but a major character getting replaced?
Well I agree with replacing her with CGI and it is kind of a bummer that they are adding another segment that will take away more time from the show.
Maybe it will alternate on and off with Murray's segment.
That's what I was thinking. They really don't need Murray's sketch in every ep. They also can do away with 'Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures' and show more classic Bert and Ernie clips. We really haven't gotten too many of those last season.
Agreed. I would have no problem with them two sketches if SS had still did it's "Laugh-In" format and was more freewheeling like it once was. And if they produced more episodes. That's really a big factor in all this, not enough episodes.
On a side note, as someone had mentioned in another thread, it is funny how the American audience WANTED 'Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures' to air on the show,and now after we've seen it, we want the old Muppet incarnations of Bert and Ernie back. We're never satisfied, lol.
OH MY FROGGIN' GOD. WHAT!
How could the possibly put in 9 minutes of just Abby, and Where is Elmo going now?
It amazes me that shows like Family Guy, Robot Chicken, SNL, and various internet videos stress short, quick, fast cut stuff, and people think the best way to go with children is to take that element out of Sesame Street, and replace it with long, droning bloated things that go on forever. (note... well aware of Family Guy having long bloated cut scenes that go on forever... they still have short ones). The problem is, the longer these segments get, the less they can do with the show. And they're already doing far too much as it is. PBS... They NEED more than 26 episodes. Even if they have to go back to reusing street scenes and just having different fillers.
Honesty, I LOVE E&B Great Adventures. I'm glad they've been worked into the show. And I also LOVE Murray had a little Lamb... taking a Muppet out into the real world to interact with real people? Taking them out of that stuffy street sound stage and having them react to real things... that makes them REAL. These are the 2 best things I've seen happen to SS in some time. I wouldn't be annoyed with the Abby segment if A) it was 5 minutes at MOST B) it featured puppet Abby, not the ugly CGI and C) it alternated daily with another segment.
The one thing I'd LOVE to see happen with SS is putting one of the longer segments on rotation, so you get 2 a day, instead of 3 or 4. Elmo's World and Ernie and Bert one day, Murray and Abby the next. And so on. But we all know that's impossible.
And I don't think E&B replaces the puppet characters at all. If the show was longer, there would be room for both.
Oh yeah. Just take a look at Sesamstrasse. And their show is 30 min in total. Look how many segments they're still able to fit in.
Probably because they aren't trying to shove 15 different curriculum down their kids at once. And maybe foreign parents aren't the same fussbudgets their US counterparts are.
Lol yeah. Sesamstrasse kind of reminds of how SS would be today if it hadn't changed it's entire format and listened to all those soccer moms & 'curriculum people'.
For instance, I like what they're doing with Ernie & Bert over there. Having them out in the real world and remaking classic American segments and updating them to make it seem more 'realistic'. It makes me think that's how they probably would've turned out today.
That sums up why i think Sesamstrasse is the best out of all the co-productions.
I remember watching the Today show or something and Sonia was on it talking about how they have all these big conflicting reports, and half of them contradict the other half. One says kids like short segments, one says kids like long segments... I say, the heck with these reports and they should just do the show they want. And as for curriculum... most of these things they had ALWAYS taught... environmental issues, reading, math, health... they just were able to get the point across without bludgeoning their audience about the head with it. I mean, sure the health thing was a kneejerk reaction to the childhood obesity hype-ademic, and the show still wants to keep bludgeoning (I still think it's a PR thing because they have to have McDonald's fund them).
I really should watch the segment first in November to make a final judgement and everything... but it seems like yet another example of Seasame Street needing to branch out and make a new half hour show featuring all these longer segments. Too bad they don't have the money, and PBS wouldn't let them have another half hour... something tells me PBS is trying to push them out the door for some new "interactive CGI" show just like every single other one of them out there.
Anybody seen this pick from season 40? Thee are a few others he has up as well.
Just for people who haven't seen it, here's what the CGI Abby will look like:
Oh, boy... this must be what the HDPS is doing this season for SST... I don't know what to think of the new season at this point. But on the bright side, the DVD and book are both coming out on November 10!
Well, that's something that could alternate per episode as well. They could have 'Great Adventures' one day, than a classic Muppet E & B sketch the next day. I think that would work out.
Actually, that's not the HDPS. It's Magnetic Dreams.
Muppet News Flash finally gives us the 411 on the 40th season of the show, and get this it's going to have a new theme song!
I kind of intrigued at what this "block" format is.
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