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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 36

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

  1. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I checked at tvguide.com and the new episode are dated on the 29th, and the 30th.
  2. tinweirdo

    tinweirdo New Member

    have you heard about the "sesame beginnings" dvd out in march. Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie monster and Prerie Dawn as babies! I am intreged!
  3. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    No, I haven't, thanks for that imformation.
  4. tinweirdo

    tinweirdo New Member

    THey have website and show a quicktime commercial about it, so check it out it looks wonderful!
  5. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

  6. tinweirdo

    tinweirdo New Member

    go to muppet news flash and look for "Sesame Beginnings."
  7. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Okay, back to the "Little Big Bird" episodes. I looked at the information for that on the Sesame Workshop website. Something else that will probably appear during this series is a new "Journey to Bert" segment. That's been mentioned before, but up until now nothing official had been stated. I read at the website that it would appear on season 36 and considering that these are the only two eps left, they'll probably show that on the "Little Big Bird" series. Just thought I'd bring that up.
  8. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Thank you, I Cann't wait to see that!
  9. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    I just saw it. Unfortunately, the "Journey to Bert" thing will probably be on tomorrow's show which makes sense. I guess they have to wait until Big Bird becomes big again to do that.

    As for the show itself. Pretty good, I guess. It was good to see Mumford again. Though I don't think he actually wore his hat before. It has been pretty common to see his tricks backfire, like they did today. Also, it was good that Snuffy made an appearance considering he's been absent for half this season. I hope he's not too mad that Big Bird had to break his play date. I guess we won't meet Mike the Ladybug until tomorrow. So, we leave Big Bird trying to get to Gordon and Alan's chess table. I guess he spent the whole hour that the show was on trying to get up there. They did have an ending seen where Big Bird mentioned that he was still pretty much where he was, the letter and number of the day. Not much else happened there other than a voice over telling us to stay tuned for the next ep. I'm guessing it was the same announcer for "Journey to Ernie."

    About the rest of the show. I just glanced through it. I liked Prarie Dawn's nursery rhyme theater with "Jack be Nimble." I don't know if that was new or not. I also got to see "Things I Remember." I've been wanting to see that since I read the lyrics. I've noticed how different Jim's and Steve's Ernie really were when I saw that. Well, I have some things to do now. So I guess I'll post more later on.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    OK... Time for some last thoughts.

    Episode 4107: Little Big Bird, Part 1.
    First of all, Mumford was indeed voiced by Jerry Nelson. He was trying to turn a letter M into a small letter m. The trick backfired and he walked away. The effect changed Big Bird from big to little. Of note is that when the trick started, the humans asked Big Bird to please stand behind them so everyone could see the trick being done. This is important because when Big Bird was normal-sized, his voice was that of Caroll Spinney; but when he was little, Matt Vogil provided the voice instead.
    As I said in another thread, there was no appearance by Mike the Ladybug, but an ant did appear after "Little" Big Bird's song. When he was upset that he couldn't play with Snuffy or that Snuffy couldn't hear him, BB moved on to get to Gordon and Alan to get him to Mumford which'll happen in tomorrow's episode.

    Other Highlights.
    1 Song: It's a Long Hard Road.
    2 Letter of the Day: M with Prairie and Cookie Monster. At least this time they matched up the letter of the day with the letter featured in the street episode.
    3 Bert and Ernie Song: Things I Remember.
    4 An animated segment/song about writing a letter M and m, reminded of the Letters in the Sand segments of old.
    5 The parody of 24. The good thing is we got the traditional musical intro of the Count in his castle. Basically, it was a show that took place within 24 seconds while the Count counted the seconds.
    6 Number of the Day: 20. Good, cause we got the whole song and I liked the ending.
    7 Hotel Bellhop: 20 Grapefruits.
    8 Numbers popping out of the ground up to 20.
    9 Global Grover: Peacock Dance, from Season 35's premiere.
    10 Elmo's World: Up and Down.
    11 Spanish Word: Musica. Rosita and Miles playing guitars as a sort of dueling musicians bit.
    12 Nursery Rhyme News: Jack Be Nimble interviewed by Prairie, she finds out he has no energy to jump over the candlestick. After breakfast from his mom, he wants to jump over two candlesticks. Since there's only the one, he changes the rhyme and jumps over Prairie. Nice to see they're keeping Kermit's spirit alive by giving these situations to Praire as the new roving reporter.

    Lowpoints.
    1 Remake of Everybody's Song. And what with Elmo going "snap, snap, snap" or other inserts like that... Just made it unwatchable.
    Why can't we get the original versions of songs any more?
    2 No Trash Gordon. The ending was Little Big Bird giving us the letter and number of the day.
    Narrator then said to tune in to tomorrow's episode to find out what'll happen.

    Hope this helps, and have a good day.
  11. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Could you elaborate a little bit on what happened in this segment? I missed it. If it's new, I'd like to try to catch it tomorrow afternoon. Please let me know. Thanks.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Sure... Prairie says it's time for the Letter of the Day, the letter M. Cookie comes in thinking the letter is a cookie as usual. Prairie stops him, saying it's not a cookie, it's the letter M. Cookie gets convinced and Prairie proceeds to say...
    M starts many useful words like mmmmm-milk, mmmmm-monster, another M-word I forget right now.
    Cookie: Did you say mmmmmm?
    Prairie says yes and repeats all three words.
    Cookie: But uh, you did say mmmmm?
    Prairie: I'm not sure what you're driving at, but yes, I did say mmmmm.
    Cookie: Cause you know... That sound me make when me eating cookie!
    And then Cookie eats up the letter M with Prairie saying mmmmm-messy.
    The sketch ends after that. To tell the truth, I kinda knew this was coming and felt that Prairie should be reminded Cookie did sing a song where he ate a letter M before.
    Hope this helps and have a good day.
  13. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Okay, that sounds familiar. Even if I haven't seen that one before, I've seen quite a few that were very similar, so I guess I didn't miss much there. Thanks anyway.
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    And here we are... The time has come... For the final curtain.

    Episode 4108: Little Big Bird, Part 2.
    Little Big Bird finally met up with Mike the Ladybug, voiced by Kevin Clash. They went with the same joke of a ladybug from A Bug's Life, a male lady-bug. Though the flight was short and the song was somewhat cheery, BB only got to Hooper's Store, next to a glass of milk. Baby Bear came in for his bowl of porridge and started blowing on it to cool it, blowing BB onto Gordon's lap. BB recognized Gordon's shirt and started to climb, but the shirt was silky smooth. BB finally got onto the chessboard and got Alan and Gordon to call Mumford.
    When Mumford arrived, he said he only knew how to make big things little. Well, he must've learned the counterspell pretty quick cause BB was brought back to normal size and normal voice in a second. But Mike the Ladybug was also made big by Mumford's trick.

    Other Highlights.
    1 Song: I Believe in Little Things. Me thinks it was Gordon's voice singing, but I'm not sure.
    This remake I liked because it stayed true to the spirit of the original.
    2 Letter of the Day: L. Cookie Monster sings la-la-la to keep himself from eating the cookie.
    The first snatch of mla-la-la's I didn't identify, the second was People in Your Neighborhood, the third was Rubber Duckie, and the last was Beethoven's 5th.
    3 Cartoon segment/poem about the letter L.
    4 Elmo and Alicia Keys sang a song about dancing and moving around.
    5 Journey to Bert. Bert's the one to hide this time, he says Ernie couldn't make it.
    Bert hides in what else? Well, you guys should know his afinity for breakfast foods by now.
    The funny part was when BB nears an egg, and it starts talking. Egg: If anybody asks, I was here first okay?
    The thing that struck me as odd was that during the end song, when BB sang the line "the way you like your oatmeal", there was some Rubber Duckie squeaking in the background noise.
    6 Bert and Ernie sketch: Frog who can count to 100 by tens, lands in Bert's bowl of oatmeal.
    7 Global Grover: Tibet: Yak's Milk.
    He had to explain about yak's milk to a cow, not sure if it was Gladys though. The cows, a bit indignantly, then asked "Can a yak dance ballet?"
    The cows started dancing while Grover tried to leave to get some more yak's milk.
    Grover: Well, I won't cry over spilled yak's milk.
    Grover: Dancing cows... Talk about your cultured milk.
    8 Number of the Day: 7, they used the new Song of Number bit. This means that the number 18 was the only number not featured as an episode sponsor this season.
    9 Dragnet Parody: Remember the Cookie Monster food investigator parody promised or hyped at the beginning of the season? It didn't happen.
    Instead, we got this parody of Dragnet based on the joke of why is 6 afraid of 7.
    The two cops were interrogating a number 7, who explained about being lucky number 7, the days of a week, and the colors of a rainbow.
    Then, a cat showed up with the number 9, and I guess the number 8 was there too, presenting the testimony needed to let 7 go free.
    10 Spanish Word(s): Pequeño and Grande with Slimey and Little Joey the Elephant.
    11 Cartoon about two men wearing big and small octopi on their heads.
    12 Elmo's World: Camera, New. The Cheese from the Chasing the Cheese segment from earlier in the season kept appearing whenever anyone said Cheese!
    Cheese: Please stop saying "cheese", it really grates on me. He kept avoiding getting his photo taken though.
    13 Adventures of Trash Gordon: Planet Surprise, where the Surpriseans (SP?) threw him a surprise birthday party.

    Hope this helps, and we'll see you for another season of Sesame Street.
  15. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    <<Song: I Believe in Little Things. Me thinks it was Gordon's voice singing, but I'm not sure.
    This remake I liked because it stayed true to the spirit of the original.>>

    Yeah. It did sound like Gordon's voice, only a bit deeper, so I'm not sure.


    <<But Mike the Ladybug was also made big by Mumford's trick.>>

    Yeah, I was thinking the big Mike would make an appearance later on when Rosita demonstrated 'pequeño and grande.' By the way, here's a tip for Mumford. Since his tricks never come out the way he expects them to. Maybe he should expect to do something else, than he'll be able to do what he originally wanted to do. Just use a reverse psychology trick. Lol.

    <<,,Letter of the Day: L. Cookie Monster sings la-la-la to keep himself from eating the cookie..>>

    <<The thing that struck me as odd was that during the end song, when BB sang the line "the way you like your oatmeal", there was some Rubber Duckie squeaking in the background noise.>>

    Hmmm. Somebody must have goofed with the sound effects there. By the way, I thought the line was "the way you look in oatmeal." Overall, I thought "Journey to Bert" was good. It was funny how Bert kept almost telling Big Bird where he was. Lol. I guess Bert needs more practice at that game.

    <<Bert and Ernie sketch: Frog who can count to 100 by tens, lands in Bert's bowl of oatmeal.>>

    Do you happen to know how old that sketch was? It looked like Jim's Ernie. But I didn't think they counted by tens on the show until later on. Can you give me more info on this?







    I saw that one before, but I didn't realize his 'la la's' were supposed to resemble actual songs. I thought those were just generic 'las.' I'll have to listen for that again.
  16. missHEFFIE

    missHEFFIE New Member

    did um ELMO'S WORLD replace the mysterious theatre sketches? because i dont remember what year elmos world went on?
  17. Rosewood

    Rosewood New Member

    Unfortunately, Elmo's World replaced alot of things.....

    Unfortunately "Elmo's World", along with the new format, brought a screaching halt to alot of dearly loved things and characters on SS. And it all started right at the begining of season 33, if I remember correctly, which was about 4 years ago.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I DIDN'T get to see the 24 parody, unfortunately. I wasn't paying attention, and I missed that episode. I saw the Big Bird Shrinks pt2 episode, though... sadly, the Journey to Bert was the only really interresting thing on that episode (Mumford not withstanding). But, seriously. Along with Journey to Big Bird, I like the fact they want to at least toss it up now and then. Maybe, they could have one where Big Bird cannot play for some reason, and Bert has to search for Ernie.

    All and all, I do sense a lot of improvement over the last few years (since the big change, at least) in the over all season.

    My one gripe... Can anyone contact SW and ask if they need new letter and number animations? I just have 2 reasons. I'll send some stuff for them to air ProBono. I NEED to get a start in animation somehow. And 2, their current ones? Bloody awful. Especially since they use the lame 1990's "computerized" letter segments..... zzzzzzz....:sleep: :boo:
  19. No, Sesame Workshop or any other company doesn't take consideration for production from people outside their company.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't get it. That would mean that all the recent garba... I mean letter number inserts are incompany things?


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