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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 34

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, I did see the classic V animation segment included in this episode. Have to say that I'm disliking the bit with the hippos and pigs after the Number of the Day is announced though. I can just imagine the classic animated counting circus ringmaster calling the announcer of those hippo and pig clips a rank amateur. Let a professional teach you how it's done: "13 hydroplaning hippopotami heft their heavy bodies to new heights."
    If you see it during the weekend repeats, please remember to jot down the name of this chicken character who appeared during the segment with Elmo and Wayne Brady. Thanks for your help and have a good day.
  2. SillyRed

    SillyRed Member

    Her name is Giblets, and she was female.
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, SillyRed, but what was that character's last name? If you remember it, please post it here to help my ever-growing Muppet Listing. Thanks for your help and have a good weekend.
  4. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    The full name of the giant, rock-and-roll, dancing chicken is Giblets Von Chickanoff.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for answering my question MuppetDude! Though I haven't been here for a while due to the clutter with all the links in the new viewing format for the forum, I appreciate that you came up with the info I needed to add this character to my listings. Thanks again and have a good weekend.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I liked season 34 better than season 33. Season 34 had better story lines, and that season finale of Baby Bear's new baby sister was superb! Adding Global Grover, and getting rid of the box in Journey to Ernie was a better idea. All in all it was good, except lack of new Elmo's Worlds this year, and stuffing Telly, Zoe, and Baby Bear down our throats.
  7. senderoff

    senderoff New Member

    2nd generation SS watcher

    Hey all,
    If anyone is trolling for suggestions, my wife and I have one. If Sesame Street needs to repeat every so often (i.e. every other day), why not go back to the first few thousand episodes? I would love to sit down and watch Sesame Street the way I saw it as a kid, with my own kids.

    It is nice that some of the skits survive, like the "Alligator King to his seven sons," but how does anyone know what Hooper's Store is about without ever seeing an old episode with the man himself?

    One more reiteration of what seems to be a common gripe......

    Repetious!!!!!!!! Formulaic!!!!!!!!!!! Too much Elmo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bring back Kermit, give Bert and Ernie some more room besides that "Journey to Ernie!!
    (which is awful), the human characters seem to be way in the background, uhmmmmmm....... Grover used to be the funniest character, now he is scarce......that Bear, ugh........... hee hee, that was more griping than I intended.

    I will say thanks for the Sesame Street live, I went a few weeks ago and had fun.

    o.k. then, bye all.......
  8. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    I agree, and so do most people here on Muppet Central. But, unfortunately, there's nothing we can do to save the old SS. We tried a petition, and I even spoke to the people at the network.

    See, this digital cable channel called Noggin (I don't know if you're familiar with it) used to have this thing called "Sesame Street Unpaved." It was shown during the wee hours, and it was like a "best of" series. They had 65 shows from 1969-1989. But when they revamped the channel to "Noggin & The N" (The N is a separate block for older kids), they decided that it didn't really go with their channel anymore. I wish we could do something, but we can't.
  9. bats1972

    bats1972 New Member

    I agree whole-heartedly. My son willbe two in December. He loves Sesame Street but I would love to watch some of the old ones with him. As well as see them myself.

    Every now and then I look on Ebay to see if anyone has some episodes on tape. Rarely do I find any. :p
  10. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    You know, many of us here on Muppet Central do.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well...at least I got to see a couple of unpaved episodes when I did, all I saw was #1740, the water shortage, and the other one I forgot.
  12. Hays

    Hays New Member

    Secret Squirrel, if you're out there....

    We all seem to have the same issue here, and most of us are coming up with the same solution - can you give us some insight as to what's going on at Sesame Workshop? I know Caroll Spinney mentioned at his booksigning that he's aware that fans aren't happy with the number of episodes...what's SS's response?

    I assume you'd make us all happy if you could :) , but I think we'd rest easier if we knew a little of the back story. Is it strictly an issue of funding? Too much to do? Are the old episodes unavailable? What's going on?
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I was at a book signing. He mentioned that it was because of the buy back of the SS Muppets that they had little money. Unfortunately they sink money into other projects. I mean, Dragon Tales is complete garbage. It's too cutesy and precious for anyone over the age of 2 to watch. Dump that! No one would care. I mean, this season is better than last season, but still weak. The weakest thing would be IMO the lack of episodes. 26. I mean, that's barely a month's worth of episodes, and tho rerun them until next April (unless they are further delaied) hoo boy. I mean, at the least rerun episodes from season 31 or something. As a stop gap if anything else. I don't even watch it anymore because of this.

    >>This is pretty Sad, And I know that Teenagers just make fun of The Muppets Because they don't remember what they did. ""Have you ever seen an episdoe of The Muppet Show ?" I would ask, And They would say "Well, When I was Little." Only If They Watched The Muppets Again, They would understand it better then judging it.<<

    Teenagers want garbage like Jacka** and the Man show. You know... soft porn and nasty cruelty. I mean, puppet characters that turn into Chocolate cakes, get blown up, or chase each other with cleavers and pour chocolate on a moose... that doesn't hold the little dolts... they want crap for crap's sake.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey man, I'm a teen, and I still watch Sesame Street and muppets everyday! Sure other teens would tease me, make fun of me, and insist that I'm watching baby shows, but I know that behind everyone else's backs, they watch "baby shows" themselves. You guys are lucky, Caroll never came to my town for booksigning, and I wanted his autograph :(
  15. PutDownDuckie

    PutDownDuckie New Member

    me too!!! i don't have any TV so I can't watch every day - but I own so many of the episodes on VHS and DVD and I love to watch those!! True - many of my friends think this is odd, but all of them admit that the other shows have no value too. So, even if teens tend to be a bit silly we dos till posess brains - we just don't posess high quality Sesame Street :concern:
  16. salemfan

    salemfan Member

    Did you see these old clips in episode 4037?

    If any of you saw episode #4037 about Super Grover's cape, tell me if you saw the following old clips in the episode:
    *A clip about, "Body Parts Cooperation" with voiceover by Biff and his niece Roxie Marie?
    *An old animated clip in which a boy helps an alien find its way to the baseball diamond where its mothership has landed
  17. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    I sure did! I completely forgot about the "Baseball Diamond" animation! Also, look at show #4032. That has some classics in it, like "Country #2" song, and a Henson-voiced Ernie & Bert sketch called "Paper clip" song.
  18. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    Well, I used to make my own horrible thread few months ago about today's SS season and our favorite shows...until this time...

    I was 100% dead wrong!

    I'm now a nice MC folk, and I really don't want to hurt your feelings anymore. Can we still be friends on our forum?
  19. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Sure! Why Not?
  20. Jessica

    Jessica Member

    I'm a teen as well and I still love the show. It just cracks me up sometimes. I only get to watch it because of my brother. There are some flaws to the newer episodes though, and has anyone noticed that they've changed the characters a bit? You can no longer see the strings that were once attached to their hands, and Cookie Monster's mouth has gotten smaller through the years.

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