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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 35

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Yes. Season 25. I was AMAZED when they just used it!

    Anyway, glidir, if you come across that problem again, there are most likely 2 (or 3) other PBS stations available where you live (if you have cable). WGBH does that with their schedule sometimes, like when they aired those Season 32 shows last months. But all the others air the nationwide shows.
  2. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    The episode today was Natalie. I didn't get to see first because something else was on so it record that so the part I started w/ was Where Baby Bear and Big Bird are in Hoopers w/ Natalie. Thats where they strated w/ today's episode. I hope tomorrow is better. It was pretty cool to see Hoots in there. Hope there's more clips like that or new stories w/ other characters like Hoots, Forgetful Jones,Sherlock Hemlock and Pelagan. Can't spell his name.
  3. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    Since Mr. Hooper and David were irreplaceable from the beginning, the issue of whether Alan could be replaced now really doesn't concern me much.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hoots appears on the "What's the name of that Song?" DVD in the parenting section.

    I wouldn't hold out for Forgetful Jones or Hemlock, though!
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    My thoughts on Episode 4061: Cinderella's Back.

    Pros.
    1 The celebrity memory spotlighting the character of Linda. She's one of the characters that I hold with highest regard.
    2 Seeing Cookie Monster get his duds changed by Zoe and Baby Bear when going to the Cookie Ball.
    3 Seeing the song of Kingston Livingston III again. Guess they're trying to establish that Kevin Clash does indeed perform other characters than just Elmo.
    4 Letter of the Day E Cookie segment was new. The old one was where Cookie Monster eventually eats the E cookie to hide it from a lion, bear, and tiger. This new one had Prairie Dawn presenting the letter E and Cookie pretending that the actual letter was a cookie. He ended up eating the letter E anyway.
    5 Global Grover: Sasketchewan saw the return of Fred the Wonder Horse, voiced by Jerry Nelson.
    Kind of OK/cliche they were using the old sneeze joke with the name of Saskatchewan.
    6 Not sure if the Number 5 segment was new, but the five bats came out at the end to have a piece of cake.

    Cons, I can hear the grumbling over this now.
    1 They reaired the JTE Nursery Rhymes segment from the premiere.
    2 They reused the Hero Guy segment with the Big Hands.
    3 Elmo's World, not sure why I keep thinking of this piece as a con to the episode. The E-mail with Super Grover falling from the sky with his super bicycle was funny, and there was a nice quote where Elmo won the Tour of Chance.
    Hope this helps, and have a good weekend.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I do agree they're irreplaceable as characters, but since both are long since passed, they needed someone to run the store, and I think Alan is one of the best humans still on the show, right up there with gordon and Bob!

    I really am starting to like this season, with the exceptions of reused footage (the count segment was reused, Count... but what a one to use! Bats! I love it!). The street stories are much better than last season's, which were all lacking in comedy, except for Oscar moving out of his trash can.

    Plus seeing how Cookie Monster really was comfortable wearing a dress... now that was just great!
  7. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    loved it! It was pretty cool seeing Kingston again. I hope maybe they'll use him and Hoots in some Street segments. I hope. Loved seeing Cookie in a dress. Now that was funny. Couldn't stop laughing and the reuse of Big Bird's Mistake song. Loved that the Fairy Godmother was played by the same person doing voices for cartoon characters in Elmo's World. Thats cool.
  8. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Which Kingston song was it?
  9. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Be yourself. I think. Its the same song thats on Sesame Platinum Too.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    My thoughts on Episode 4062, the Furry Red Monster Parade.

    Pros.
    1 JTE was new. Funny to see the dominoes fall down at the beginning. Ernie hid in the land of where "One of These Things is Not Like the Others".
    2 Classic Bert and Ernie song: "I Like You".
    3 The Number of the Day segment was new. It was a segment for the number 6.
    a. It was great hearing the Count's classic musical theme again.
    b. Was nice to see the Count in the homely setting of his castle with his bats.
    c. Drtooth's gonna like this one, it was a parody of HBO's hit show Six Feet Under, with the gag being that the characters on the TV screen the Count was watching were eating dinner and their feet were under the table for the Count to count. There were mentions of other shows with numbers in their titles also like 3's Company and 60 Minutes.
    d. There was a new song for the number 6 sung by Jerry Nelson as the Count about six kids having fun on the beach.
    4 Elmo's World was new, featuring feet.

    Cons.
    1 Letter of the Day for the Letter F was the same one as before. Though it's funny to see Cookie Monster eat the drawing of the letter F after eating the cookie itself.
    2 The story of the episode. All I can think is another blown opportunity like the history recap from the premiere. Based on a brief glimpse from another forum member, I was thinking that other little furry red monsters besides Elmo would come to Elmo's parade.

    Oh well, at least I still have the rest of the season and the episode with the number 35 to look forward to.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... the 6 feet under thing was prob'ly the best part of the entire episode.

    Hopefully WGBX won't mess up and reair the wrong episode so I can see the whole thing. As I said before in the 35 new characters thread, I was switching between this and Today show's appearance of Sonia whuzzername who plays Maria.

    Personally, I think this was my least favorite opening story line of the season so far. It had it's moments, but I agree with Count. it feels like a lost oppertunity to use more monsters, like herry, Frazzle, and that purple nameless one that keeps popping up..... But at least Gladys was there... and Telly Salvaged the episode for me.
  12. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    I saw two Season 35 episodes.One was about Elmo,Zoe,Telly,and Baby Bear arguing about who has the best pet ever.The other one was about Elmo looking for other furry red monsters to join his Furry Red Monster Parade.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... in both cases, Telly salvaged the episodes. those 2 are the ones I liked the least so far.
  14. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Things I liked about Season 35..

    *The "Six Feet Under" parody(in The Count's Number of the Day segment)
    *Cookie Monster's Letter of the Day segments(although they are the same ones used for Season 33,they're still pretty funny)
    *Trash Gordon-I saw it.It was FABOLOUS! So glad they have an Oscar(and Gordon)segment

    I haven't seen these segments yet..

    *Dr.Feel(only saw a sneak peek of this on TV Guide Channel
    *Joe Hundred Guy
    *TriangleBob Trianglepants
    ..oh well..guess I have to wait.
  15. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    I do think Trash Gordon is pretty clever, but I actually miss the letter and number announced over the classic closing theme, like they were for 34 years!
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... I miss it as well, but I really love Trash Gordon segments. It's just about my favorite change to SS so far. Gordon just really gets into the spirit of the show, playing a deliberately cheesey retro 50's scifi serial hero....
  17. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Today was the first time I saw the segment. I was kind of disappointed, because I had hoped the stories would be longer and Gordon would do more. Then again, it was good to see the classic "honker, duckie, dinger, jamboree." I just wish Ernie had been around for that.

    Oh by the way, speaking of Ernie. How old is that JTE sketch that was played today with all those monsters coming into the apartment and dancing when Bert is trying to read?

    It looks pretty new to me or maybe it is an earlier sketch that I don't remember too well. Can someone give me some info here?
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Daffyfan2003, if you're talking about the Bert and Ernie segment where Bert's trying to read the book, The Pigeon Whisperer, before a bunch of monsters invade the apartment for some dance steps... that sketch's from last year's premiere. It was shown during Episode 4033, after the JTE segment.
    Hope this helps and have a good day.
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    My thoughts on Episode 4063, by far one of the best episodes from this season.

    Pros.
    1 Bob dressed up in the chicken suit. It injected some much needed straight-man/wrong place at the wrong time humor needed.
    2 The chicken lullaby, since it's one that most Puerto Rican people know.
    3 A new spoof, which Drtooth might've also liked, the song "Everything's Coming Up Noses" sung by Harvey Firestein.
    4 The classic animated bit with the guy who's missing anose, and different noses are drawn in its place.
    5 Letter of the Day T segment was new with Prairie Dawn telling Cookie Monster that there were no cookies to be found. Cookie then eats the letter T, thinking the cookie's inside the letter itself.
    6 Vaudeville Big Bird and Snuffy introducing the Spanish word of the Day.
    7 An animated segment about "Telephone" where people keep passing the telephone to everyone else.
    8 JTE: At the Discotech was new. Is it my imagination, but was "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco" being played in the background at the beginning of the segment?
    9 Global Grover was great! Grover was up to his old tricks, trying to jump through the hoop and missing each time until the last time. But the best thing was that it sounded like as if it were Frank Oz voicing Grover again. Not sure if this was just a one-time thing.
    10 Trash Gordon, you just knew they were going to end up doing the Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree when he whipped out the Dinger and his Rubber Duckie.

    Cons.
    1 The Number 20 segment was a repeat.
    2 Elmo's World was a repeat.

    Additional Thought.
    Does anyone else notice that they're pairing up the letters with the numbers exactly in order? With today's episode, that makes three episodes where the letter and number have been in perfect alphanumeric order: #4061 sponsored by E and 5, #4062 sponsored by F and 6, and #4063 sponsored by T and 20.
    Well, hope this helps and have a good day.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Man... that Harvey Firestien segment and Joe Hundred Guy just had me cracking up all day. The Trash Gordon was a bit on the dull side compared to the others. Daffy, they are all really short, but the others were solved in more bizzarre and clever ways (In one segment, he was attacked by worms, so he read them from HIS OWN BOOK to put them to sleep). It was still fun, but it just seems like another Honker Duckie Dinger Jamboree remake.


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