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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street on Dinner: Impossible

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by Phillip, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Just a reminder that the Sesame Street Muppets will be making a special appearance on "Dinner: Impossible" on the Food Network this Wednesday night at 9 pm central, 10 pm eastern.

    Beloved muppets Elmo and Cookie Monster will help Chef Robert Irvine try to create dishes to feed a hungry crowd at Sesame Place before time runs out.

    On the episode airing Wednesday, Irvine visited the Langhorne theme park to prepare a special celebration for Sesame Street’s 40th anniversary. Irvine also will be aided by Maria played by Sonia Manzano.
  2. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    Man, this is worth it.

    To me, it's going to be funny given the fact that one of the helpers is :insatiable:.
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *:D :D :D

    What a great episode that was... Looking forward to catching the repeat when it airs.
    But I need to know... What was the special surprise The Count and the monsters had for Chef Irvine at the very end of the show?
  4. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Chef went to the Count's Splash Castle attraction (I think that's what it's called) and got DRENCHED. Note... our favorite vampire wasn't ACTUALLY there. Just the statues and drawings of him on the attraction.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    :insatiable: Huh? Wha you say :rolleyes:? Me hear Jerry's voice as :batty: counting down from 3 before Chef get drenched. So that not mean me good friend Count was there?
  6. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Well this episode sure was terrific.Some of the food sure looked so wonderful.But the ending was the best part where he gets totally soaked from the count's splash castle.:batty::insatiable:

    I also recorded it on my recorded video and on DVR as well.:)
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Nah, it was likely the recording that plays when the castle dumps its water.
  8. BIGMuppetFan

    BIGMuppetFan Member

    This was very cute and funny, It was cool challenge to make every food dish starting with B and make them into shapes, It was also nice to see Cookie, Elmo, and Maria outside of the street! :) The ending was great too with the Count splashing water on Robert and everyone! Over all a great episode and I was glad they did something like this for the 40th! :D
  9. MuppetMazz

    MuppetMazz Member

    Yes, they dump the water out of a HUGE bucket every couple minutes or so and the Count counts down to when it dumps out. It's actually a pretty cool attraction and even if you avoid the bucket you get soaked to the bone. We had a blast there when we took our two oldest kids.

    I DVRed the episode but will be watching it soon.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Ah, okay, thanks then. BTW: Did they bring out the birthday cake at the end?
  11. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Yep - they did bring out the cake at the end. (There was a little montage where they showed shots of all the food with title cards reminding what they were).

    I was pleasantly surprised at how much i enjoyed watching this. Since Sonia Monzano has said that when she plays Maria, she's largely just playing herself, it was cool to see her take part (and addressed as Maria throughout) being herself. Of course Kevin's best performances as Elmo are when he's improved and Elmo and Cookie were hilarious throughout - especially Elmo's aversion to brussel sprouts plus David as Cookie improving just shows further that in the same way Eric has successfully taken over Frank's other characters, David simply IS Cookie Monster.

    It was also fun thinking about the behind the scenes logistics of involving the Sesame cast since you knew in the back of your mind in addition to Chef Robert's timed task which is challanging enough on its own, he would essentially be occassionally taken away from the task itself by the producers to tape an bit with the Muppets ("okay we need you to set up an exchange with Cookie Monster karate chopping lettuce") I like how he diplomatically mentioned that since kitchens are dangerous places for youngsters, that Elmo and Cookie may be better suited to help out with the eating of the food ("We've been banished from kitchen!") not that kept the monsters from interfering ("we like shapes on Sesame Street so we want you to have something shaped like a circle, square, and rectangle")

    I especially liked how they framed and shot the beginning when the Sesame gang gave Robert his mission since even though it was shot at Sesame Place, it looked pretty convincing that they were on the actual Sesame set.

    The only thing not there that i would have liked to have seen was Joey performing his Broccoli character.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks. Few more questions... Was there a Muppet letter B in the beginning framing sequence, before Robert and María went shopping? And who was that VP Jen person that burnt the burgers?

    Sorry for the questions, blind batty eyes + all info possible = Muppet Mindset article.
  13. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Yes, a Muppet letter B (Carmen Osbahr, who no doubt right-handed Cookie when she wasn't doing the B) joined Maria, Cookie and Elmo at the beginning and also when they were planning B-word foods. Also there was Jenn Martin, VP of Marketing for Sesame Place. (Hey, burnt burgers would have been a b word! I personally like burgers and steak and such very well done)

    Some info that might be helpful...
    Final menu:
    Soup: Blueberry Bisque

    Salad: Buffalo Mozzarella & Bell Pepper Salad

    Hors D'Euvres: Bruschetta

    Side Dishes: Brussel Sprouts
    Baked Beans

    Entrees: Bratwurst burgers (square burgers; circular buns)
    Burritos (rectangle)
    Balsamic Bass
    Bowtie Bolognese
    Buckwheat Bologna
    Butter-poach Brisket
    Brie Blackened Chicken
    Bagel Pizzas (round)
    Buffalo Wings
    Barley Pilaf

    Bererage: B-Bash Beverage (banana berry smoothie)

    Desserts: Butterscotch cookie (round)
    Birthday Cake
    Bread Pudding Brulee (square)
    Orange Butter Sauce

    Besides the Muppets of Cookie, Elmo, and Letter B, split-second shots of the Sesame Place Walkaround characters of The Count, Ernie, and Grover were shown taking part in the parade.
  14. sesameguy

    sesameguy Member

    At the very opening of the show, there was a brief disclaimer that began with "What you are about to see is real." This proves that the muppets are actually real. :)

    Fortunately, the producers played along, and while the show was mostly for cooking fans, there was certainly enough muppet fun in there to keep it fun for us. Worth watching!
  15. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Didn't catch it. I looked it up to see when it's going to air and it's not even airing anytime soon. This saturday shows a toally different episode. Hope to see it soon. I really want to record this.
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  17. BIGMuppetFan

    BIGMuppetFan Member

  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Was that really David playing Cookie? It didn't quite sound like David's Cookie to me, I thought they probably had gotten someone else for this appearance.
  19. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  20. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was David. His Cookie voice sounds like that when it's unscripted and off the cuff.

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