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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 36

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

  1. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    "Goldilocks Takes Over Nursey Rhymes"

    Well, this is the first new SS episode in a while, so I thought I'd make some comments here. Seems like today it was Prarie Dawn's turn to do a news report. You'd think they would have used Telly or even Kermit if they could spare a few bucks in order to use him. Then again, it was good that Prarie appeared in something other than the letter of the day segment. It's funny how the nursery rhyme characters wanted to report Goldilocks to Mother Goose, yet they didn't know who she was. Yet they just met her a few episodes ago. I'm guessing the writers didn't want to pay Shirley Jones to reprise her role from the previous episode. Good message though. They learn to share at the end. Except for Baby Bear. He wouldn't share his poorige with poor Prarie Dawn. I can understand him not wanting to share with Goldilocks the "troublemaker," but I don't think Prarie would try to snatch his pooridge. She always had moral values. There was a new letter of the day segment with that famous "game show." That's always enjoyable. I thought the best part of the show was when they showed a solo Bert skit "Bert's Blanket." I realize Ernie did appear in that one briefly when he played the shepard, but it was much more focused on Bert. Besides they play so many solo Ernie sketches these days, they really could use a few solo Bert sketches. I'm looking forward to seeing him "Do the Pigeon" once more.
  2. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    I thought it was appropriate to make Prairie the Nursery Rhyme correspondent; she did have previous experience on "Fairy Tales Today".

    "Bert's Blanket" was completely unexpected. I'm glad that it was used; it hasn't been used in years, and it focused on Bert! Excellent stuff.
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thoughts... Episode 4098: Goldilocks Takes Over.
    Episode starts out with Miss Muffet buying her curds and whey from Alan.
    Prairie Dawn then shows up as the Nursery Rhyme News reporter. Frankly, I liked seeing Prairie back in her reporter's role. She reported the Miss Muffet rhyme and then the Jack Horner rhyme like they were breaking news...
    Goldilocks then shows up in the Miss Muffet rhyme, will ask in the Character Questions thread, but she had a different voice than usual.

    Goldilocks barges in and takes over both rhymes, eating the curds and whey, frightening the spider, and eating the Christmas pie.
    A good part was the Nursery Rhyme Bully Blues song when the characters met Big Bird and Baby Bear when trying to find Mother Goose to report the bully.
    Though what Daffyfan2003 says might be true, remember that these characters weren't in 4093 and didn't meet her as played by Shirley Jones.
    The characters then meet up back at Hooper's where Alan's trying to keep up with Goldilocks' orders. And here the storyline takes the ending I was pretty much expecting... The old-worn "tell them how you feel, it's OK to feel angry with someone sometimes" routine.
    The funny bit was where Goldilocks then gives the others their food back and Baby Bear his porridge back. And Prairie trying to horn in on some of the porridge herself.

    Other Highlights.
    1 Traction Jackson playing basketball with this girl who wouldn't let him.
    2 Letter of the Day Game Show: Y, funny to see Prairie in her PJ's and get upset with Cookie.
    3 Song: "Don't Know Y Didn't Come".
    4 Song: "Bert's Blanket".
    5 Number of the Day: 5, there was an animated bit with a girl and her mother juggling five balls, kind of nice.
    6 Elmo's World: Bugs.
    7 ATG: Wiggly Squiggly Worms. The funny bit is when Gordon's delivering the sponsors at the end and starts talking in his wormy voice before correcting himself and dropping back into his normal voice.
    Hope this helps.
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Oh Boy! Can't wait to see Prairie outside the one segment again!

    Also, "Bert's Blanket" was always a great number and once again it adds to Jerry Nelson's fabulous musical resume.
  5. BooberFraggless

    BooberFraggless New Member

    They aired Bert's Blanket??? OH_MY_GOD! :eek: Faints

    Seriously I thought that one was gone for good once they switched to the new format 3 years ago. I never thought they'd air any skit that focused more on Bert than Ernie. Also that one's pretty old. It's not as old as "I have a little plant" which was one the other day (that one's from 1980 I think) but still I remember seeing it for the first time when I was 6 or 7 and I'm 24 now so that was quite a few years ago. Mabye there's hope for Sesame Street yet. I'm glad they gave Bert a starring role for a change in a skit, instead of him always being popular Ernie's straighman. Way to go Bert! :( :(

    At times like this I wish there was a Bert Happy face.
  6. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, poor Bert does look sad with that smiley face. Maybe Oscar could have been used for frowning. Anyway, I thought Jack Horner WAS in the previous episode where Shirley Jones played Mother Goose. I remember seeing him in the classroom. Though you're right that Miss Muffet wasn't in that ep.
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Rully? Was he sitting in the corner? The only Jack I remember from 4093 was Jill's counterpart, and though he said he was "Jack" from all the stories I kinda thought of him as just Jack from the rhyme of Jack and Jill.
    Still can't place who Jill was supposed to sound like, reminded me of a country singer/actress, but I liked her accent.
  8. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. I don't recall that he was sitting in the corner. But maybe you're right. He mentioned he was "Jack Be Nimble" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" and of course "Jack and Jill." He might not have mentioned "Jack Horner" there, but I thought he looked like that same Jack.
  9. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Jack was sitting in the corner, but it was a fake one (in the middle of the arbor area).
  10. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    O.K., let's move on to today's episode. Not too much of a plot in the street story, just basically scientific experiments. They also brought back Samara in the opening. I guess they're making her a regular now, which would be okay but I wish they'd at least make some mention of Linda. It's unusual that they'd take out one deaf character and bring in another one without saying where the first one went. Heck, if Linda was still around she and Samara could interact quite a bit.

    Another "Letter of the Day" game today. This time the letter was P. That was an obvious choice though that Cookie Monster would choose "Prarie" for the third "P" word. They at least should have done that one before the ones with "D," "J" and "Y." Then it would have made more sense. Still, I like the concept. Hopefully, they'll make it a regular feature.

    I didn't catch a "Journey to Ernie" today. Instead they had "Ernie's Spring Fashion," where he talked about how the trees looked each season. I'm assuming that one was pretty old since it looked like a Henson Ernie there.

    Overall, nothing real big in today's episode. Just my opinion.

    Oh, by the way. Is it my imagination or have some characters been redesigned a bit? I've noticed Telly looked a bit taller and Big Bird appeared to have a few more feathers on his head.
  11. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Wow. I haven't seen that "tree fashin show" in years! You're right; Jim played Ernie then.

    Yes, BB was rebuilt last year, and he has more feathers above his eyes. (Not that bad of a design; I like it). I think Telly was re-built/re-designed about five years ago. His fur is a bit shaggier and darker, too.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Will come back later and post my thoughts then. But Daffyfan2003, how can you say there was nothing major in Episode 4099?

    For old time fans, there was Forest Fashions hosted by Ernie voiced by Jim.
    And for the more modern viewers watching for the spoofs like Drtooth. The premiere, finally of...
    Desperate Houseplants!
  13. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    That Ernie Skit today was good.But what year was that skit?
  14. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

  15. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

  16. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    What is the other plant's name.

    What was the name of Skinky's female counter part on The Despert House Plants parody.
  17. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Well, it was the Stuckweed puppet from Elmo in Grouchland making a return as a female basically. I don't think she has a name.
  18. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    She might for future episodes and stinky could have a friend.
  19. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

  20. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    "What Happens Next" comments

    I realize this ep was from a few months ago, but this was the first that I saw it, so I thought I'd make a few comments here. Personally, I thought it was better than the last new one where the characters were just watching things float and slide. It seems like Oscar is back to his mischevious self. It's also good that Grungetta made an appearance. Elmo did seem to get a bit too much airtime though. I know for the past few years that's always been the case, but it seems like it was more than usual in this particular episode. He was in just about every scene. Personally, i think Big Bird could have done the "Taking a Break" song with Snuffy. He needs more airtime. This episode did show some old classics ("Everybody Sleeps," "Splasho the Diver," etc.). Grover's "Near and Far" was also referenced. I thought the best part was when Bert and Ernie played the "What Comes Next" game. I thought it would be dull at first when they were doing it with paper clips and bottle caps, but when Ernie brought in the farm animals and the elephant, once again it seems like he got the best of old buddy Bert. Lol.

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