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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 36

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. salemfan

    salemfan Well-Known Member

    This season, episode 4101 had the, "Dr. Phil and Dr. Feel" clip from last season.
  2. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I saw today's episode. It was cool that Grover got a street scene. It was also good to see Fat Blue again. It sounds like Jerry's still performing him. They also did a new version of the song 'We Are All Earthlings.' I don't know who the lady was that was singing though.

    'Letter of the Day' I haven't seen before, so I don't know if that was new or not.
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thoughts... Episode 4102: Grover the Veterinary's Assistant.

    Good story for the episode. Gina was swamped with all her patients, especially the hiccupping duck throughout the street segment.
    Grover showed up for cute and furry duty, as a lifeguard first, twas a bit funny.
    What I liked was seeing Mr. Johnson again, and yes it was voiced by Jerry.
    The truly funny part was Grover getting the kitten confused with a tiger and acting all afraid, then a tiger comes in... Grover: I'm going to have to ask you to keep it to a low roar sir. "
    And then the kitten meows and the tiger gets scared. Grover learns the importance of what an emergency is and leaves to cure other hiccupping ducks.

    Other Highlights.
    1 Film segment about dog named Puck.
    2 Remake Song: "We Are All Earthlings".
    3 Letter of the Day: V, Cookie Monster wielding in heavy bricks. Yes, this is an old one from the first batch of these segments.
    4 Animated segment with Vinnie the Vampire, I liked it. Reminded me of the old limerick segments.
    5 JTE: Old McDonald's, repeat.
    6 Song: "The Honker Duckie Dinger Jamboree".
    7 Global Grover: Austrailian Animal Rescue.
    8 Number of the Day: 16. But what was better was getting the animated song "The 16 Blues".
    9 Elmo's World: Pets.
    10 ATG: Planet of the Cakes. Was funny how Trash Gordon got rid of the cake by wishing it away and blowing out the candle.
    Hope this helps, have a good day.
  4. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    To answer your Questions.

    1.Yes, Jerry Nelson was preforming Fat Blue or as they called him in a birdland sctech from the 90's with the squrrel nut zippers, Ferd. But was he talkink for him live or was that a recording done later in post production?

    2.While the song we all are earthings was a new version, it debuted in the season 33 premier back in 2002, and it was song by a singer named Jill scott.

    3.The letter of the day was fron season 33 also.

    That's my 2 cents and I hope I was of some help.
    Which Brings me back to Z and now my alphabets' complete in the swamp. Kermit The Frog. :)
  5. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Did anybody notice the part of the main story line where a bird with a neckbrace or something like that on is reading a magazine about birds, LOL!
    Which brings me back to Z and now my alphabets' complete in the swamp;hoo hoo; Ribbit Ribbit. :)
  6. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm. It's hard to believe nobody commented on today's episode. I thought it was okay except I feel that maybe they should use less of Telly and Baby Bear and give some of the others more air time (Ex: Big Bird, Oscar, Snuffy, Bert and Ernie, etc). Also, it seems like most of the stuff on today's show were repeated from previous seasons.
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry I haven't said anything about 4103 Daff.
    Will be back later when I have some more time to post my thoughts.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Agreed! It would be great if there were more Grover storylines, but I'm guessing the lack of many is due to them filming Muppet OZ, since it had Eric's principle characters in it. But that's just a guess. I have a feeling if more Muppet projects come in from Disney, we won't see as many Bert, Ernie, or Grover segments being made (unless they are taped).

    Anyway, I've been out for a while now, and I want to comment on a WHOLE of the season. I like how we have some new skits here and there, but all and all, a lot of reused stuff. Not even many new animations for letters or numbers (Wonder is SS is hiring... I need work). I guess the budget isn't that high any more. Anyway, I thought the Elmo's World "Skin" sounded like they ran out of ideas. But I did laugh at, quite possibly, the worst pun I've ever heard in my life (coming out of experiance watching groaners from Peabody and Sherman cartoons). Skinny the Pooh! That was so bad, I couldn't stop laughing. I did NOT enjoy, however, the CGI version of the Book. Not only was it BUTT UGLY, but It wasn't the same as an actual puppet. I think they could have pulled off certain special effects if they used the puppet.

    Other than that, even the weaker plots of season 36.5 are better than most of the last couple of years. The Rocco the Rock episode I thought I was going to cringe at absolutely had me in stitches. The Goldie Rocks story, seeing Bob and Alan as 1950's Greasers.... hillarity!

    I am a little impatient waiting for the "24" and Desperate Houseplants segments, though.
  9. alizakaila

    alizakaila Well-Known Member

    grouch apprentice

    Grouch apprentice was very very funny today! They really got the nuances of the show and it is hilarious!
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Great episode yesterday, even though the back up segments were weak. I especially loved the Wacky Waldo claymation letter segment. a burst of classic SS silly letter skits, and finally some new material. Plus the comeback of the Letter of the day game show. Really wish they'd make a new Zero number of the day intro.

    Anyway, what can I say about an episode FINALLY centering around a parody? I absolutely abhore shows like the apprentice, so this one really made me smile. I especially loved how they portrayed a rich guy continuing to rub it in everyone's face that he's got more of something than anyone else, punctuated with a "Nyah nyah" response. I'm guessing it's the first rich guy in history to actually be up front with that sort of thing.
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    4105: Super Chicken Comes to Town.

    Super Grover's front and foremost in this episode's story... Getting displaced by Super Chicken.
    The Mail-It-Shop runs out of packing tape and then we hear BB and some kids singing the Super Chicken song.
    This heroic hen does exactly what needs to be done to get more packing tape, undo Miles's knotted shoelaces and fix the popcorn machine when Gabi tries to make some popcorn.
    Grover even comes up with his own theme song, though I was hoping for Don Music to show up when he said he needed to find a songwriter.

    The popcorn makes Super Chicken go berserk, eating it all, and Super Grover shames her into guilt... Shooing her away and giving super hugs to everyone else.

    Two other highlights punctuate this episode.
    1 Maya Angelu and Baby Natasha in a segment for the letter N.
    2 And you guys are gonna love/trip/not believe this one.
    Oscar The Grouch singing his own version of Bein' Green.
    Though there was already a snatch of another version of Bein' Green he sang when Mrs. Freida Blecchman (his second grade teacher) came to visit him on SS.
    Hope this helps.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Is anyone else getting annoyed with the little baby girl using a pancake for a "great hat" during those obnoxious commercials before the show? I don't think I want to be a father just seeing that.

    Anyway, a very good episode, dispite the use of the lame "Alphalphaboy" segments, and the umpteenth viewing of "elmo's World presents birds during the course of the season (counting reruns, of course). Oscar's version of Being Green was beautiful... almost a tribute to Jim and Kermit's pre-EMTV buyout days as a recurring character on the show.

    I sure hope Jay Ward Productions sues over the use of a Super Chicken , but all and all, great to see Grover as a main muppet in a plot.
  13. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Okay I am watching the new episode, the one with Super Chicken trying to steal Super Grover's job.

    Probably the big highlight of this episode was Oscar singing his own version of "Bein Green". It was so cool. Everything was all green and beautiful on the street and he was saying how its not easy being the same color as all those beautiful things. Basically it is a reverse twist on the original. I appreciate the Kermit reference before he started to sing. Oscar says "As someone once said..." and then he goes into the song (with grouchier lyrics of course and a grouch chorus.) but what a lovely tribute to our favorite Frog, huh!

    Another thing interesting in this episode was the Journey to Big Bird sketch. This time Ernie had to find Big Bird. However, when Ernie runs into the Two Headed Monster, they act as though they had never met because they introduce themselves. Strange because they have met before. Remember Muppet Family Christmas when Ernie cast THM as Santa?

    Great episode! Probably one of the best this season.
  14. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    You want to see a law suit against Sesame Street?? :confused:
  15. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I glanced through a few segments, but I didn't see the main plot or Oscar singing "Bein' Green." Hopefully, I'll be able to catch it on Monday afternoon.

    I agree with what was said about the commercial about the girl with the pancakes. I think they have too many ads before the show in general. It used to be that PBS had no commercials at all, just ads between shows for other programs on PBS. Now, they have about five minutes worth of ads before the show starts. That really $ucks. (I don't know whether or not, they allow me to say "suck" here) Especially, now that they have this happy/healthy cold opening. You'd think they would get to theme song after that and start the show.
  16. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    Oscar sings the Kermit song Being Green. what will they think of next. It was funny seeing I think it was Gabby calling Oscar beautifull. I remember a few times when I was young seeing Maria kissing Oscar, would of been funny to see her do that. I loved how Super Chicken took over SG's role. she's certainly better though it was too bad when she went crazy over the popcorn.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Somebody mentioned in the Journey To Big Bird sketch that the two-Headed Monster introduced themselves as if they hadn't known Ernie before. I don't remember this scene. Is this a different Journey to Big Bird from the one that was shown last year?
  18. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    No,It was the same one. I liked the fact that Super Chicken stole Su.............per Grovers thunder,Lol.

    I also liked the part where Big Bird tells everyone that popcorn is her super weakness, one cernel and she gose bananas, that was funny to me.

    Dose anybody have the lyrics to Oscars the Grouches verson of Its not that easy being green, I know he said something like green's the color of slime, angry alligators and stink weed's and mabe some something else, I dont remember.

    Is there Suppost to be a Journey to bert this season? If so, I cannot wait to see it.
    "I vove my Elbows', my favorite Joint" Kermit The Frog. :)
  19. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Journey to Bert? Never heard anything of it.
  20. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Where did you hear that about "Journey to Bert?" That would be good and it would give Bert more air time.

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