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What are the lamest, Dullest, and Worst Non-Muppet segments?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Drtooth, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    "Hey Cow" is alright, but I agree that it's too long and lecture-y. Once SS slowly moved away from lectures, it started to grow the beard (the opposite of jumping the shark).
  2. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's just nostalgia, but whenever I watch "Hey Cow" it takes me back to the old days when children's TV didn't mind slowing down its pace once and awhile.

    Plus the narration is quite funny at times, "MILK....Did you ever wonder where it comes from?" My Dad and I always say, "No..." Lol
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but you see... there's a difference between slowing down and dead crawl. I still say Raposo should have wrote a dairy cow song. Difference between the two, we openly mock this one, and a Raposo song we'd be singing to ourselves in the shower... plus, Snappy little Raposo numbers and all, we'd've had the same info in a third of the time.

    The problem I have with "Hey Cow" isn't just the pacing... it's the redundancy. It's one thing to try to sound poetic, but it comes off repetitive. I still compare the narration to Orson Welles's famous blow up over the Super Market... you know, the frozen peas ("What is it you want? What in the DEPTHS of your ignorance, is it that you want?")

    Not a fan of the fireman segment the same musicians did, but it was like a century shorter to watch.

    Seriously... dude is NO Raposo. I never have anything bad to say about Raposo. Everything he did turned to gold.
  4. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    ::shrugs:: I just didn't mind that much, lol. And sometimes it's more fun to mock something. ;)

    Is that the "Fireman, he's ready to go, the fireman?" I actually agree that that was was too long and redundant, lol. The only thing that saved it for me was the great 1970's city footage. :)
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Plus, well... they're fire Fighters. Every day they risk their lives and safety to help others... the song was a LITTLE too upbeat and it diminished how heroic these people are.

    Especially the part with "The fire's out
    the fire's out!

    The FI-I-I-I-re's out!"

    There is a mark difference between Hey Cow and Fireman... Fire Man cracks me up unintentionally.
  6. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Actually the more somber music from "Hey Cow" might have been more appropriate!
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I had to search on YT to find ones I really find dull... really... it was a hard search because no one ever remembers the klunkers.

    I'm no fan of the following series

    Dated computer animation of letters in different ways and all variants thereof... the one with the different fonts, the one where the kid prints them out of a computer... they're all just... boring and bland and that white background highlights the dullness of it.

    Counting Dancing Kids

    and of course, stop motion objects floating around doing stuff... all of it. Everything that studio did for Sesame Street EVER was boring.


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