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What would it take for you to stop watching current episodes?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by ssetta, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Frankly I'm skeptical that that's even happened. I think the show has convinced itself that that's what its audience wants.
  2. Sesame Skates

    Sesame Skates Member

    I NEVER watch current episodes. That would be an hour I'd never get back!
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The best stuff is usually posted on the internet anyway. All I need to see are the opening street stories, since everything's basically reused footage anyway.
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  4. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I loved Spidermonster! Grover =Gold.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Spider-Monster proves the writers want to do great, sharp, biting things, but they have too much of a leash on them due to curriculum and show structure. You can't blame the writers, actually...
  6. sonicruler100

    sonicruler100 Member

    This thread is dead by now but I stopped watching when Abby came along. To do this day I don't like her. I don't like the format the show has. AFFS is annoying in my opinion and the show is too focused on celebs nowadays. There are episodes that I see occasionally that I think are great though. I'm rather upset that I missed Elmo the Grouch from the other day, though.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Technically, it should be my age. But, you know... Muppet fan and all.

    Like I said before, what it comes down to is the overuse of reused footage for me. I'll give new episodes a look when they're first on, but I find myself flipping through the channels during overly-reused segments. If it's timed just right, I can watch a TUFF Puppy part episode during the Abby's school bit. I mean, seriously... end that bit already. We haven't seen a new segment in years.

    I relent the show isn't meant for me unless I have a child, and there's certain things we'll never get back because... well, the show's been on almost half a century (!). It can't be exactly the same as it was back in the late 70's to late 80's period where the show was perfected. Not any more than Family Guy could stay the quirky, pop culture parody past it's revival, where it degenerated into envelope pushing for envelope pushing's sake (and that envelope's like been solidly on the floor for the past several seasons... it doesn't even shock anymore). Not anymore than SNL would still have Jane Curtain and Dan Akroyd in the cast (though... blah blah blah Mike O'Brien's films suck). 45 years is a LONG time for a show to run. And frankly, depending on whatever age you are, your tastes probably evolved with the show's aging as well. That's why 5 year olds can appreciate something that's newish to them and everything seems to have been done when you're several times that.

    When it breaks down, you're either stuck with something that's still around and gradually changed (but at one point you notice) or something that ended at its prime and gets revived that's either different in a way you don't like or a retread that was done better. It's called getting old.


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