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Your Thoughts: Half-hour Sesame Street begins on PBS September 1, 2014

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wasn't going to bother with today's episode, other than the fact I actually liked the street story. But it seemed better cut than yesterday's. But it struck me the real problem is the run time. Sesame Street is a 50 something minute show with commerc...err """"""""sponsors"""""""" While it's obvious that the over 10 minute not story segments are cut (ETM, Elmo's World, Abby's Flying Fairy School), the flow of Sesame Street's new 24 minute (or less, didn't time it) runtime including end and opening credits leaves something to be desired.
  2. WorldOfSesame

    WorldOfSesame Well-Known Member

    In my area, Shapliegh, Maine, we get MPBN for a station. On at 10 AM we get the hour version and at 2:00 PM is the half hour, followed by The Cat In The Hat. 3 hours later is a delay on the newer station which replaced MPBN-Maine Capital Connections (a goverment of me run channel on 26-4, 26-3 is WORLD, 26-2 IS THE SAME AS 26-1.)
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  3. TheWoodringman

    TheWoodringman Well-Known Member

    In my area, my PBS is showing the hour-long SS twice a day, like some have said like they used to....I guess my PBS isn't getting the half-hour version
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  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    That's good, because the half-hour version has no new footage.
  5. Kresblain

    Kresblain New Member

    Looking back on it, Sesame Street was the first and only 60-minute PBS Kids show. Sure the format has changed a bit much since their glory years, mostly due to Elmo's popularity and stuff... I'm surprised they never spun off the Elmo/Abby segments into their own shows. Guess we'll see what becomes of the half-hour rehash of this season's episodes.
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    My thoughts on splitting off Elmo/Abby as separate shows is that they'd probably be aired alongside the original show, so they might as well keep them part of the full-hour.
  7. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear Well-Known Member

    By me, the half hour version airs 2:30 on 13 and at I think 4:00 on Kids Thirteen.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's an unfortunate reality. Sure, the longer segments are usually paired together internationally as their own shows. As for here, as I said earlier, what the heck are they going to do with the extra time on the show proper if they refuse to show anything earlier than the HD era unless they decide they need to, but on an inconsistent basis? Spinning off EW as its own show would have been novel 15 years ago, just not now with Abby and the rest. If anything, the half hour Sesame does the opposite.

    Somehow a half hour is too short, and an hour is too much.
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  9. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Is this on all PBS stations because I'm not seeing it anywhere in my local TV listings? Is there a different title for the show. Because I'm looking under "Sesame Street" and I'm only getting the regular hour version of the show.
  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    There's no different title.
  11. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Then I guess this version may not be on in PA for whatever reason, but at least I'll see season 45 when it starts next week.
  12. FredMuseumMan7

    FredMuseumMan7 Well-Known Member

    I have been watching the 30 minute Sesame Street, every day since last week.
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  13. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Okay. I see it in the TV listings. I think I see what went on there. When I looked under "Sesame Street" I just found the episode descriptions were of repeat episodes. But I noticed some new ones airing the 15th along with the new eps of the regular SS. So I see where I was confused there. The only trouble is that my local stations sort of changed the format. They used to be on more than once a day, but now that doesn't seem the case. I'm hoping to see some eps of both the half-hour and the hour versions online in case I'm not home at the times the shows are on.
  14. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Well-Known Member

    I have Kids Thirteen and WNET 13 as well. I don't catch either of those because I have just gotten home from school and/or have to do a few things, and sometimes at four, I have the tutor.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I was going to praise this for having less nonsense like 10th time Abby reruns, but considering they cut off the ending of Mr. Chips (where David Hyde Pierce starts acting uncharacteristically like Cookie Monster and Cookie uncharacteristically points out how he's embarrassing himself). I don't think I like the idea of edited street stories when so much else can be taken out of the show and it would still be in tact.
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  16. WorldOfSesame

    WorldOfSesame Well-Known Member

    Good luck! That's all I receive now, 1/2 hr. S.S.
  17. Cam

    Cam New Member

    I just saw one of thr half hour shows and I must say, I was not expecting that. As soon as I saw the show wrapping up at 10:26am I immediately went to Google to see what the heck was going on. My 1 y/o and I watch Sesame Street every morning and to see a shorter version is really upsetting. Not only is Elmo the Musical and Abby's flying fairy school cut, but the letter of the day and the Count segment is cut. Those were 2 of our favorite parts. They need to keep the show an hour.. this is one of the only shows that my daughter watches attentively. And the article stated that it was only for the afternoon shows only but this happened at 10am. Not happy about this change!!
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Since you're obviously not as caught up on the news as we were, the half hour version of the series is the unfortunate future. It looks like my PBS has started the half hour version of the show, and dropped the afternoon showing of the half hour version as well.

    New episode of the show will only be a half hour, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's PBS's doing so they can cram more reruns of other shows, especially that piece of crap Super Why (at least that's what the second half hour was replaced with in my affiliate with a simple schedule check).
  19. FredMuseumMan7

    FredMuseumMan7 Well-Known Member

    Here's an Episode Guide to Episode #3 Figure It Out Baby!
    (I watched it twice today!)

    Air Date: November 18, 2015
    Sponsors: F, 7

    -Theme Song
    -Street Story: Figue It Out! (When Telly and Alan fix up a Guitar for their favorite singer)
    -The Word of the Day Abby and Dax Shepard: Amplify
    -Song: "Quiet or Loud"
    -An Astronaut explains "F is for Float"
    -Happy 7th Birthday
    -Elmo the Musical: Circus the Musical
    -Sesame Street is Brought to you today by the Letter "F" and by the Number "7"
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  20. WorldOfSesame

    WorldOfSesame Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Sorry about my past post on receiving 1/2 hour episodes yet. This is the real truth about where I watch Sesame Street (this time I PROMISE THIS AND ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TRUE!) On MPBN (where I live, in Maine) they still actually AIR HOUR EPISODES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This will only be until the 2nd or 3rd week of December (if I remember correctly). Then they will only play after that the 1/2 hr. episodes. I will miss the hour long episodes. Especially, where is Mr. Hooper these days? Are they going to drop references to him now?
    Anyways, now back to 1/2 hour episodes. Here is the final (and (officially released) death paining) future format. (NOTE: Muppet Wiki & Muppet Central, the following YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO VERY CLOSELY FOR THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    What's the word on the street?
    Street Sceen (now shortened to 8 minutes long)
    The Word of the day
    Other segments
    documentary/Murray segments
    Letter of the day (1 segment only)
    Number of the day (1 segment only)
    Elmo the Musical (now shortened from 10.5 minutes to about 10 minutes)
    30 second recap...then the sponsors

    For future reference, there should be noted that currently only two versions of Sesame Street currently use the original "classic format" still. They are:
    Plaza Sesamo (Mexico/Central America)
    Rechov SumSum (Israel)
    No other versions as I know up to this date are like this anymore.
    Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving for all who see this (and to all users anyways).
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2015
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