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Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by manoftheSTREET, Oct 6, 2002.
Hmm, I wonder what he'll be doing.
Another think I'd like to see
I'd also like to see
*More Mysterious Theater
*More Sherlock Hemlock(maybe if Journey To Ernie will stay, they should throw him in there)
*More Furry Arms Hotel
How do you know?
Ssetta, why do you think next season will be only 26 episodes again?
Because I regularly speak with people from Sesame Workshop.
Kid's like him..
Besides, I'd rather see him than Reuben Studdard, who will UNFORTUNATELY be on it...
Can't we go anywhere without seeing American Idol? Not even the friendliest street in the world?
Well, what is it about 26 episodes now?
Yes, I know 26 is the minimum number of episodes they can have. But what is it that is making Sesame Street have so little episodes?
It all has to do with budget. That is, from PBS and Sesame Workshop. See, over the years, they have taken a lot of money away from the show to produce new series like Dragon Tales and Sagwa. There are all kinds of arguments with this. They're not even making anymore new episodes of Dragon Tales (although I heard a rumor they were going to produce some more), and they're saying that it's the thing. But I don't know.
And of course, PBS also want to produce "new" shows like Booh Bah (they got the Boo part right ). Personally, budgetwise, Sesame should be a priority. Sesame is their longest running show conisiting of new episodes, and it's world famous, eveyone has grown up with it. Not Telitubbies... Not Jay Jay the Air plane... none of these lame preschool shows that make kids dumber...
Well, sadly, there are parents who think that anything from when they were little is dated. And, it also depends on the local PBS station. For instance, our big PBS station, WGBH Boston doesn't like Sesame Street, since they only air it at 6 am, and 10 am as a filler, and they never advertise it. However, the dinky PBS station from Rhode Island airs it at 7:30, which is a much more convenient time, and they even have promos for it occasionally. Because they're kind of an old-fashioned PBS station.
Yeah... remember when it was on like 5 times a day on channel 2? Or at least 3? and they had an episode at 3 PM... and then there was an episode on 44 at 5-6 PM...
I mean, seriously? Does anyone watch Barney or Teletubbies anymore? I thought those fads were long dead...
Well, it wasn't just those 2 channels. Remember, there's also channel 11 out of New Hampshire (if you have cable). And channel 36 from Rhode Island (but I don't know if you get that where you live). We get all 4 of them, and back in the day, altogether, here's how much it was on:
Can you believe that?
Jennifer Connelly would be nice- especially since she just gave birth to a second child. Lately I've wondered why she hasn't worked with the Muppets again since "Labyrinth", or why they haven't tried to enlist her since her Oscar win.
I like the Denzel, Poitier, and Reese ideas too.
They could use some star power, in several of their avenues (not just SS, but if they ever come back to prime time for example). All they need is a big star to step up and send the signal that it's okay for A-list performers and the biggest and most powerful stars and top actors and actresses today to work with the Muppets (of course one could also wish that the Muppets' writing was better, but that's another story). Think about who the most powerful people in entertainment today are- no, not Britney & Justin (yuck to both!) but people like Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks- people who are in their 30's and 40's and have kids of their own, which is another reason for them to work with the Muppets. Think of the sort of movies Jennifer Connelly does- not exactly kid-friendly. Her kids won't really be able to watch any of her work, or if she lets them they probably won't understand her work. This is the sort of thing that Hollywood parents could do for their own children. And if the idea caught on, who knows? Sorry for the long paragraph, I've wanted to get this idea out there for a long time.
David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
Is Sesame Street becoming the Sweet Pickles of the 2000s?
I've noticed that this past season, there were only 26 episodes-one for each letter of the alphabet. Is Sesame Street becoming the Sweet Pickles books of the 2000s?
How about Ornette Coleman?
Only he should do "What Ever Happened to Peace on Earth", his new song.
Definitely that one.
nothing they do is funny IMO
I don't think there's any reason to believe that. Marlon is great and I'd be more inclined to think Frank is a fan.
How strange...I've been wondering what Lindsay Wagner is up to lately, for some inexplicable reason...Glass is an interesting choice also.
I vote for anybody but a bush...what a disgusting disgrace to the legacy of Sesame Street.
I also hope to see that Bert and Ernie song about adding numbers. That was one of my favorite clips in Season 33!
I think that Laura Bush was a wonderful choice for Sesame Street as she has devoted so much of her energy to such causes as literacy, education, woman's heart health, and historic preservation.
A 'Bush' may not connote the best literacy image, but take a look at Laura's efforts, I think you may be pleasantly surprised. =)
I like Spongebob. He's funny 'cause he's stupid!
Johnny Depp. Me want Johnny.
I'd like to see the Dave Matthews Band on.
You won't believe what rumor I just heard!
You won't believe who I heard might be on Sesame Street this season! It sounds unreal!
Now, again, this is just a rumor. I love Britney, and I'm a big fan of her. But I have been told several times that they would NEVER have her on. Do you think they would?
While I agree emphatically that "bush may not connote the best literacy image", Laura Bush's "look I love little (American) children" safe posturing fails to impress (to put it mildly).
Literacy is indeed an important cause: if Americans actually bothered to read news sources out of the control of bush's friends in the mass media conglomerates, he might not have been able to get away with his stolen election in the first place, let alone his hideous behavior since that fateful day.
As for education, if Laura Bush actually cared about it she would speak up about George Bush's disgraceful dishonesy and the underfunding
of his own program "No Child Left Behind". Here is just one link I found on the subject: http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2004/01/8211_comment.php
I encourage everyone with an interest in children's education to do their own research, including independent news sources (hint: not the 6 o'clock news on television).
"Women's heart health" and "historic preservation"...right...safe, noble causes (could they be any safer??). Should they be America's priorities at this pivitol point in human history? Absolutely not.
Yeah I know people come to Muppet Central to discuss other subjects...and kids watching Sesame Street didn't tune in for George Bush's "compassionate by association" photo-op.
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