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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Aug 14, 2006.
Hey, they couldn't even keep "Ain't" out of a feature film, and that was over twenty years ago!
Yeah... But "ain't" is more commonly accepted in today's speech. Problem is, lately the improper use of superlatives has become part of everyday common speech also.
Oh well, will post my thoughts on 4113 later.
Today's Ernie & Bert caveman sketch was GREAT! I am really enjoying the new sesaon and hope that many other families are too.
The "Caveperson Days" sketch WAS with Jim Henson and Frank Oz. I think it's from the late 80s, and when it came on, I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!
My thoughts on 4113:
This episode was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. I was afraid it would be like Abby's introduction episode. Everyone's reactions to Herb was great. I liked how Gordon didn't believe anyone about Herb, very reminiscent of Snuffy. I was very glad they mentioned what Gordon does. I can't remember the last time that was actually mentioned on the show.
However I found Herb very annoying and I'm not sure why. Something about how he acted just got on my nerves.
And what was with Alan's salad? Just one kind of lettuce with only carrots, tomatoes, and not even any dressing? I don't think Gordon was missing much...
Loved seeing Caveperson Days again. I also noticed no Journey to Ernie or Spanish Word of the Day again. Spanish Word of the Day has aired once so far this season, but JtE hasn't aired at all yet. I noticed JtE wasn't mentioned in the Season 37 press kit, but figured it was too good to be true that it was really gone. Maybe they really did drop it?
Probably did. To me it was a useless pice of the show.
I enjoyed everybit and at first was thinking it was an new skit with Ernie that is when Bert started talking. I couldn't believe to see this old skit. I remember it like was yesterday. Hurb was cool to see. I love Dinos and all was glad to see a newer character. I even saw Herry and that Red looking Monsters at the first part of the opening when the camera went to Hooper's store. Just glad to have seen Herry even tho he didn't have a speaken part. I did miss yesterdays. I'll see it sooner or later.
Week in Review
Well, a whole week of the new improved Sesame Street.
YAY!! No Journey to Ernie! YAY!! I hope it never comes back.
Yay!! Caveman Days returns, with a less biased name but unaltered content! Yay!! I hope we see more classic Bert and Ernie like that sketch.
Yay! A brand-new Grover the waiter sketch! Astounding!
Hmph. Revisionist history: Gabi and Miles are suddenly in the same grade (are the actors even the same age?). Well, we all know Miles was around first--wasn't he even IN the Maria-Luis wedding episode? But soon after Gabi was born, thanks to the magic of television, between seasons she changed from being an infant to being five or six years old, so maybe based on her new age she was retroactively made to be Miles's kindergarten buddy. Sheesh.
Yay! Abby Cadabby was quite likable. I'm irked that they made Elmo her chosen friend in the school episode, however. And though I'm pleased that the Sesame folks aren't going to give her too much exposure, a la Elmo, I was wishing she'd appear again during the week. If I didn't know they were planning to make her the Next Big Thing, I'd think they had dropped her completely and only wanted her for those two episodes.
It's possible. The only downside to the lack of JTE is that it was when they used Matt Vogel's Big Bird for the most part. I know his BB voice is still a little off, but he should be given more of a chance. Maybe they'll have more opportunities to incorporate Matt's Big Bird like they did in the "Adventures of Little Big Bird" series. I saw that Guy Smiley on You Tube, the one I missed when it was on before. I thought Eric's Guy voice was a little off, but still it was good to see the character again and he could improve the voice if he had more of a chance, same thing with Matt's Big Bird.
BTW, I missed the end of the part with Herb. Did Gordon ever realize that there was a giant dinosaur or will we have to wait and see, like we did with Snuffy?
No, Gordon saw Herb. After everybody went into Hooper's... Herb came by with Slimey still riding him, Gordon almost disbelieving his own eyes after seeing the dinosaur.
Okay. Thanks for the info. I guess I'll have to wait until it's replayed to see his reaction though. Lol.
just wondering, what letters and numbers have been used so far (missed the first week due to not knowing that it started last week and just read this thread hoping to be updated, but not all episodes are mentioned)? So far I got:
#1 - M 4
#2 - ? ?
#3 - Q 10
#4 - P 15
#5 - ? ?
Hi BeckyDr. Good to see you here again.
Sorry, missed out on the second episode, haven't posted thoughts on 4113 yet.
4113, the fifth episode of the season was sponsored by the letter W and the number 0.
Hope this helps, everything else is correct regarding sponsors.
The second episode; 4110 was sponsored by the letter C and the number 2.
*nods vigorously* Sesame Workshop has already made made Elmo's World into a separate program in other countries (Australia, Mexico and Denmark among others). Spinning it off in the US wouldn't be so wrong, either: I'd rather see those extra fifteen minutes used to continue the "street story", personally. (Miles and Gabi are graduating, but the ceremony itself isn't on the show? Come on...even Gina's graduation didn't leave kids hanging like that.)
More to the point...not seeing the actual graduation was a major letdown. For Pete's sake, older "milestone episodes" (Maria's wedding, Gabi's birth, Gina's graduation) actually showed the event taking place--at least, the parts that American rules for children's shows allow. Couldn't the producers at least have turned that story into a two-parter, if the new format was that important?
I get the feeling that "What's the Game Today?" is this season's alternative (at least part-time) to the old "Journey to Ernie". Although most of the games encourage kids to exercise as they watch, they're still fairly dumbed down...ugh.
"You remember every other teen..."
Oh heck yes; it's rare for me to like a recent sketch/song this much, but "Fifteen" rocks! Since I've got no way to record it, I hope some YouTube regular puts the song up there...
P.S. I'm planning to submit the lyrics to Tiny Dancer's archive while I still remember them; keep your fingers crossed.
Thought she already had them.
Late though it may be...
4113: Herb Comes to Sesame Street.
The street story was OK... Though it kind of played out predictably enough.
Herb the Dinosaur went to Hooper's first where he ate the salad Alan was making for Gordon: lettuce, carrots, and tomatoes.
Herb left after chowing down on the salad in a bowl... Talk about your convenience foods!
Gordon was in disbelief after Alan told him what happened, still hungry for his salad of course.
Then came the bit with Rosita and Zoe arguing over who'd get to play with a doll. Would've thought they'd know about sharing their toys by now, especially since that was the issue those two tackled when part of the Super Morphin' Mega Monsters sketch spoofing the Power Rangers.
Herb said how in his day, him and his friends used to play and argue over who'd get to play with some sticks. They'd stand far apart, then charge at each other, and whoever wasn't knocked down got the stick. Zoe and Rosita reasoned that they could get hurt, and ended up sharing the doll by taking turns. This led to a brief song "You Learn Something New Every Million Years".
Next came the alphabet song with Big Bird, Elmo and the Birdkeeters.
Then, he went over to Oscar's... Slimey was unhappy Oscar couldn't play with him due to the fact the grouch had to give Fluffy her bath. Herb came by and Slimey started riding him cowboy style. María was there too, some funny lines of disbelief again.
Finally, everybody met up talking about Herb... Gordon setting them straight before he was the only one left after the others went to compare dinosaur notes at Hooper's. Herb came by, Slimey still riding, and now it was Gordon's turn to fess up to his own disbelief after seeing the dinosaur.
The good thing was that it reminded me of how they dealt with Snuffy, his "imaginary" status as the grownups always kept missing out on meeting him until Episode 2096.
But the thing that bugged me... Are they trying to replace Snuffy? Not sure.
Though I did kind of like Herb's New Yorker accent, good for a character to have a distinctive accent/voice.
Highlights: The sketches made this episode stand out more in my mind, rather than the street story.
1 Letter of the Day: W, repeat.
This one was Prairie's fault. Cookie was thinking of W words, until she came along stating his willpower at attempting to use a little mind over matter, not eating the cookie.
CM, snapping into himself kind of like Animal: Cookie! And of course, he ate the letter W cookie.
2 Wacky Waldo, nice to see this.
3 Caveperson Days. Thought this was named Caveman Days.
This was the one where Caveman Ernie invents the trashcan. Great to hear Frank's Bert and Jim's Ernie again.
4 Global Grover: Guiro Making.
Is it wrong of me to smile when they show this one? Homeland, represent!
Although being from PR myself and knowing about the guiro... They forgot that to paly the guiro, you need a little sort of claw implement used to scratch the hardened instrument's grooves, thus making it's particular musical sound.
5 Song parody: "The Breakfast Club"
Saw the humor in this one right away, good new song.
6 Number of the Day: 0. This is the one where the Count says he inherited his title from his father... And the one where the Counting Organ gets blown away.
Funny little musical pun at the end... I've got plenty of nothing, and nothing's plenty for me.
7 Classic Song: "0 In My Cup"!
Rully glad to see this one again. Though I'm always bummed that we never get the little insert with Miss A.M. Goat that once followed about how not all goats eat sneakers.
8 One of the segments where the Count's voice was heard counting children seated on this sort of outdoors wall/couch, subtracting them in this particular clip to get to zero.
9 Elmo's World: Dinosaurs, naturally... Repeat.
10 ATG: Giant Grumpy Guppy, repeat.
That's all I can remember, if there's more to this one I'll probably comment when it's repeated. Looking forward to tomorrow.
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