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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 36

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

  1. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    Hiya.I watched episode 4086 this morning.Very happy to see some changes,small but note-worthy made to the fomat.Was nice to see segments on health,exercise,sign-language & sharing;along with some old sketches Rosita with the Spanish words "No" and "Si" for example.I hope to see more positive changes like this in the new SS season.Made me smile to know that SS is slowly,by the looks of this one example show,getting back to basics again;at least with half of the show.:) :cool:
  2. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    The classic sections that are in this episode include:

    Song: The King of Eight
    Song: Eight Balls of Fur (Chris and furballs)
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I just got two questions:

    1. Is Cookie Monster *really* eating healthy?

    and...

    2. Any new characters?
  4. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    Does anyone know if Jerry Nelson was voicing the Count in today's episode? It almost sounded like him.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    To answer a few questions...
    1 Xerus, yes, it was Jerry Nelson indeed who voiced my main numbers man in Episode 4086.
    2 Beaker, don't buy into the hype. Cookie's still doing anything for a cookie. Take Episode 4086 for example, he went so far as disguising himself as Big Bird's Granny Bird to get the cookies. And there was a bit of dialogue similar to Little Red Riding Hood when that happened. The only instance of Cookie rully eating healthier was the updated version of the song "Healthy Food" in Episode 4085.
    3 Beaker asks "Any new Characters?" Any new characters, he says. Are there any new characters in Season 36. Course, just head on over to the Season 36 Character Questions thread I started for that very purpose to add the new guys from this season to the Muppet Listings.
    But for a recap, here's what we've gotten so far.
    4083: Casey, human kid.
    4083: Victoria, human kid.
    4083: The Adventures of Trash Gordon: The Itchies.
    4084: The Banana in the Stone: The Medieval Townsfolk, Strong Bob, The Two Singers, The Young Bear, and the Young Bear's Baby Sister.
    *Note: Strong Bob was Bob himself, the Two Singers were Gabi and Miles, and the Young Bear and his Baby Sister were Baby Bear and Curly Bear.
    4085: Mr. Healthy Food.
    4085: The Apple, Bread, Broccoli, and Cheese from Global Grover.
    And still pending descripts for addition to the list, from 4086...
    Elmo's World: The Farm Animals.
    The Adventures of Trash Gordon: The Piles of Trash.
    Hope this helps and have a good night everyone.
  6. zanimum

    zanimum New Member

    On Sesame Workshop page about cast members, under Alan's bio, it says that Hooper's Store has been "recently redesigned to reflect a more authentic urban candy store."

    Is this true that they're heading back to their roots on this element of the show? Especially odd considering the whole big deal about "Healthy Habits For Life".

    :confused:
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member


    Urban candy store... does that mean they also sell gold fronts?
  8. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Jerry said even when he announced his retirement that he would still perform the Count. Hopefully, he'll perform Mumford, Herry and other SS characters as well.

    I missed the King of Eight? WHY DOESN'T SOMEBODY TELL ME THESE THINGS AHEAD OF TIME??!!

    Lol. Just kidding.
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen it, but they're getting a TON of coverage about this season by taking away Cookie's cookies. I just think it's a dumb idea. Kids aren't stupid and don't have to be reminded that vegetables are good for you. I mean, get someone involved in the show and bring back Captain Vegetable for that! Now, he's no longer Cookie Monster--but, rather, big furry blue blob who eats alot.

    According to the pic on the front of MC, looks like Hoots is back, and that's cool. Kevin needs someone to perform other than just Elmo all the time.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... That was one of my overall impressions from SS35. They brought back some older characters to remind people that Elmo isn't the only character Kevin performs/performed. Hence, we got Hoots the Owl, his Hoots' voiced intro to that Matlenka cartoon, Benny Rabbit, and even a letter W in the bit with Larry King.
    As for Cookie Monster having his cookies taken away... I'd say that's just empty promotion and wrong promotion at this point. After five episodes of SS36, the bits with Cookie Monster have been...
    2 new Letter of the Day segments, as a game show, where Cookie's prize is a big bunch of cookies.
    His role in 4086, as the Cookie Detector and where he disguises himself as Granny Bird.
    And so far, only 1 healthier eating segment, the revamped version of the song "Healthy Food".
    So I'd say don't believe 'em when they say that they're taking away Cookie Monster's cookies and changing his persona respecting that.
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thoughts on Episode 4087: As the Porridge Cooled.

    Highlights.
    1 The story with the 3 Bears was somewhat interesting.
    2 They showed the old E-Monk or Gregorian Chant segment.
    3 They're showing the old toolbox letter creation bits, like the ruler and protactor to make the E's. At least I remember that one from when I had better sight.
    4 Was good to see the 5 Waltzing Chairs song again.
    5 Global Grover England, new. Grover kept getting into a sort of Abbot and Costello routine with the cricket telling him he was talking about the sport and not the insect.

    An OK episode, but yesterday's the best I've seen so far.
  12. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they were talking about that on "Regis and Kelly" this morning. They mentioned his "Cookie is a Sometimes Food" song. Has that been on the show yet? Just wondering.

    I did see the ep where Cookie disguised himself as Granny Bird to get the Cookies. It seems like he's still the same loveable monster we've known for years.
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Nope, that song still hasn't aired. And neither have any of the parodies hyped up in the press release either. Still looking forward to those parodies.
  14. Who was the game show host?
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Don't rully know who it was TSF. MuppetDude said it was a character-less voiceover. The thing is, when I heard it the first time, I wondered if it was a newly-built reintroduced Guy Smiley.
    But it's just a voice without a character. Hope this helps.
  16. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Nope it had a character doing the voice. He looked like a "Name that sound character. Can't think of the name. He looked just like him almost.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If I were still able to use the computer every day, I'd give my day by day analisis.... but since I'm on the computers on and off (I don't have one) I'll give my entire over view.

    They are clearly not mucking around with the Happy and Healthy hype. About every skit is health related....But I'm glad that the media's "Cookie Monster is giving up Cookies" stuff is a bunch of bull. Other than redoing an old number about healthy foods, he's the same Cookie Monster. But then again, they seem awfully worried about Cookie Monster eating cookies, ignoring the fact he eats foam letters, Plates, baskets, and once even a real pickup truck.

    But I digress... here's what I didn't like

    • The afforementioned beating it into kid's heads about health.... shouldn't that have been something parents tell kids? All these scientists and doctors telling us how to live healthy, but kids (and, frighteningly enough, parents) only listen to muppets.
    • The longer story elements seem to be lacking. Probably because of the health stuff forced into each episode. Some were okay, but the "new three bears" thing was just lousy. Good acting by the Muppets and "Alan" but baaaad script.
    • The subtraction of Journey to Ernie, only because you got the two headed Monster every day.
    • The live action (nonmuppet, cast member, or celebrity kind) segments are many, and terrible. I always hated that stuff, even when I was a kid. I watch SS primarilly for the Muppets, thank you.
    • The quality of newer animated and nonmuppet live action segments is really bad. Especially the "Healthy food of the day" song. Bleech. And that "Do the Veggie dance" thing from friday was the longest minute of my life. You know... I wonder if they're hiring new animators....
    • Monday's episode had "Hero guy"... perhaps the weakest segment of them all, and I was hoping it was gone.

    Now, here's what I liked
    • The newer letter of the ay segments are as funny and well thought out as they were when they premired. Last season, the newer ones were a bit weak, and even for Cookie monster, it was a stretch to have him believe letters were Cookies. But the "Letter of the day game show" was pretty funny stuff.
    • Older skits being reused, especially the King of 8, and the impatient cat, my 2 favorites.
    • The reintroduction of classic characters. Barkley was in one segment. Even if it was old, it's lways nice to see a clasic character.
    • The writing of smaller segments is getting better than last year, though the only parody segment I saw so far was Oscar's YMCA parody.... oddly enough since they had Elmo sing another parody, but with the real music in a toy.
    • They may have capped JTE, but they kept the Ernie and Bert moment... but I wish they used less solo Ernie skits. Except for the vegitable song
    • Trash Gordon lives for another Season. The best part of last year's show. I liked the new ones, but they did reuse a few from last year.

    and Here's some random thoughts. Wednsday's "Healthy food game" was pretty... uhhh.... weird. They reused the entire "Sesame Squares" plotline from last year. I know they've been reusing old plotlines the last couple of years, but I'd like a season break at least before they dip back in the same inkwell. And the mouse playing the piano was kinda... nonsequitor. Funny, but random. I liked the new version of Healthy food (though between you and me, I had no idea who the dude with cookie monster was). The older one is still superior, but way dated. I just can't look at late 80's, early 90's rappers anymore... especially ones with giant wall clocks hanging off their necks. They seem to be using a lot of 90's stuff, which makes sense. In the 80's they used 70's stuff, in the 90's they used 80's stuff. But I don't like the stuff they're using... the letters being made out of stop motion toys floating around... and they use at least 3 segments per episode of the same animation company.

    I have yet to see the return of Hoots and Desperate Houseplants, but I'm looking forward to it. Overall, I think I was madder Monday about every change, but I knew what to expect by the end of the week.
  18. T-Bird Chick

    T-Bird Chick New Member

    Did It Start Last Monday? I Hope So!
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I was too busy learning the value of mixed letter and number breeding on Wonder Showzen, but I'll try and catch the new season of Sesame. Again, I am all for kids being forced via puppet propaganda to learn that eating healthy is good. America is becoming one giant Michelin Man.
  20. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    Cookie Moster becomes Pilaite's monster


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