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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 38

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    I really love season 38 so much i am really loved the one where abby and elmo played together and also how abby and rosita played together and then the miss understnding and then making up .

    That really teaches Kids about life and what would should be doing for each other .

    Abby is so cute i love the colors that they chose for her . The shades of pink and purple that they used are my all time faverite .:) ;)
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually, what I'm thinking is, "only ONE episode sponsored by two letters this season?"
  3. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member


    I could tell you my thouGhts about GNN, but I'd Rathernot. Ha Ha Ha. Actually, this ep was very Good even thouGh it was a bit of struGGle to watch, my son Johnathan was not helpinG, if you know what I mean. Okay I think I've covered all the topics in this final episode. I haven't seen all the eps this season yet, but the ones I've seen have been very Good for the kids and very entertaininG for everyone. Unfortunately since I don't have cable, I've never seen CNN so I didn't recoGnize the Guest, but he was still interestinG, I've seen enouGh news shows to know they're pretty much all the same, so I knew what to expect from a reporter.

    What's that Oscar? You want to Get a word in too. Okay Go riGht ahead.

    Grouch News Network is now on channel 9, :grouchy:

    There you have it the number of the day 9, just count the number of words and symbols in that sentence.
  4. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I'm a bit confused, are you saying episodes without EW are 'new to the show.' That's possible. After all, Abby was new last year and she only appeared in three episodes. This season she appeared in every episode. That could be the case with Elmo's World-less episodes. There might be more of them next season. Chances are they'll probably still get Elmo in every episode in a scene or two, but it would be nice to see more episodes without Elmo's World.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Season 38 wrap up

    A season of change to say the least. The changes may not have been on an epic scale, but there were many. We had a new theme song, a new cast member, and new scene transitions. We took away several skits, including Time to play (which was a Godsend) and Global Grover (though 2 segments made it this season). We saw a third language creep into the vocabulary- French (while Sesame used to be a 2 language show, English and Spanish).

    Then, we saw a couple things we thought we'd never see again. Two whole episodes without Elmo's World one episode with 2 letters of the day. While not drastic, such things were once unthinkable in this show's new era. The last 2 letter sponsor was season 30 or so, and the last Elmo's world lacking episode- why, that was 10 years ago. An entire generation grew up on that and grew up by the time it premiered to now. Amazing. We can't say for certain those changes are going to stick, or if they were just tiny experiments.

    On a negative note, the season started out with a resounding lack of Muppet segments, which were out numbered by filmed inserts, many reused from the 90's. And also of note, a high number of reused segments were aired this year. We had no new Number of the day or Letter of the day segments, an not too many new "ads" during those segments. We had a new "hip hop beat" number search segment, which proved painfully repetitive, and predated.

    We have seen some 80's segments. one or two Ernie and Berts, a couple postcards from Big Bird, and a couple film segments, like the Elephant bathing Splish Splash number.

    We have also seen the biggest hit or miss segment to date: Celebrity word of the day. While some worked, due to the fact the comedians were in on the joke (Conan O Brien, Turk from Scrubs, pretty sure it was him, John Stewart to name a few) some people seemed downright uncomfortable, Charlie Gibson being the worst of the bunch. One almost wonders if SW has an agreement with NBC, since most of the celebs were from NBC news programs- including a certain Grouch News Network correspondent.

    We have seen some pretty good parodies, A's anatomy, Dancing with the Triangles.

    We have seen them play up their new reading incentive as hard as they played up their nutrition incentive a couple years back. but only during the earlier episodes. Which makes me wonder. Were 13 eps supposed to air as a miniseries, like season 36?

    The street stories varied in quality, and this season had a strong last episode. While Elmo did take most of the spotlight, it seemed like Telly and Baby bear had the most episodes. Big Bird wasn't as omnipresent as usual, but he still appeared- clearly due to the lack of Muppet segments this season.

    Over all, this has been a pretty interresting season. I give it a 7.
  6. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Alright, now for my thought on 'Sleeping Grouchy.'

    Count, now I see what you mean about why they should have aired the segment about Maria and Luis at the museum It did seem to fit in with the episodes theme. When I first read that, I sort of thought you were talking about a different episode, but I get it now.

    Yeah. That didn't look right. If Luis and Susan had seen that they might be a bit POd.

    Anyway, there are still six more episodes this season that I haven't seen yet. I'll have to wait till my station airs those and find out whatelse comes up.
  7. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    So far, it seemed like the most widely-used humans this season were Gordon, Alan and Maria. Also, Miles didn't many any appearances this season! But at least we got a new appearance by Bob; I guess they were saving him for last. Now it's also over with the...

    Hi! I'm Murray from Sesame Street, and I'm looking for... the Word on the Street!
    Hi! I'm Murray from Sesame Street, and I'm looking for... the Word on the Street!
    Hi! I'm Murray from Sesame Street, and I'm looking for... the Word on the Street!
    Hi! I'm Murray from Sesame Street, and I'm looking for... the Word on the Street!
    Hi! I'm Murray from Sesame Street, and I'm... *WHACK!* Thank you.
    What's the word on the street?
  8. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they seem to have a different cold opening every season. I wonder what's in store for next year.
  9. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    But i enjoyed Murray the Monster. I know it was too much with the same old cold open. But maybe next year will get Murray in a street scene with some of the other Muppets. But i did enjoy the last episode. Pretty cool with Oscar and Cookie and then Bob too. Cool Bob being there.
  10. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    You know, I really hope they focus more on developing Murry next season, too. I think it cool that Joey has a monster. Would love to see more of him around!
  11. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    I am really liking the show called the bookaneers, i loved how they got Brian Williams to be on that show saying that he he was a part of Muppet news while he was siting at the NBC news desk that is really cute .

    i am really liking this season a lot , i wish that i had not missed so much in the beginning , well i mean in the first month and a half of the season oh well at least i am watching the rest and i am going to catch the others in reruns i ha ha .

    i really love the Pirates them of the bookaneers show that is really wonderful , i love seeing Elmo in pirates clothes that was so great .;)
  12. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    Yeah is was good though I hated how she wanted to take the book away from Elmo.

    Alan should of told her and the pirates who do you think you are? Get out!

    OK I'm half joking.

    Anyway who was the actress playing the lady pirate?
  13. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    oh well yes i want to know who she was also because i want to know if she was the same one who plays jeana ?

    By the way

    When did jeana have a baby was there a show about that ?

    or the epsoid when elmo got evious was that just skit for that .

    i hope that question makes sense about jeana and the baby that has been bugging me i saw that eposid seveal days ago
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You're still joking right?
  15. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    What's your problem?
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What's your problem?
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Ahem... Let's please try to be respectful of others posts and questions, even if they may seem obvious to us. Thanks.

    BTW: Mike, that was Tina Fay from SNL fame as the Bookaneers' Captain.
  18. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    Season 38 in a nutshell

    The good points

    • Finally, Sesame Workshop kept their promise about emphasizing a new theme--and they did it without using the hard-sell, "force it into every episode" approach they had used to teach "Healthy Habits for Life". No preachy songs about "books are good, other entertainment is bad"...no making the kids feel lazy if they didn't learn the Word on the Street. Bravo!
    • They seem to be listening more to old-schoolers, coming up with good compromises between what nostalgic fans liked as kids/what kids today want and need. Two episodes with old-style treatment of the plot, one with two letters of the day, and more variety in the sponsor announcements: I hope those little experiments taught and entertained kids well enough to convince Sesame Workshop "Keep 'em coming!"
    • They seem interested in showing children that foreign languages other than Spanish exist. (French is a reasonable choice, what with Canada nearby...still, I swear I'd faint if I heard a character speak real Swedish on Sesame Street! *chuckle*)
    • They wrote some great new TV and book parodies, faithful to the source but still educational AND funny. Even I chuckled at the pirates during the season premiere...not to mention that priceless "Dr. Sewage" reading at the end!
    The bad points

    • "The Word on the Street" could have been done better: varying the character who asked during that cold open, tying the celebrity definitions to the street scenes, teaching more words that kids use in everyday life. (Come on, the only time an average toddler discusses squid is when he's talking about Spongebob Squarepants' sidekick!)
    • The celebrity song parodies got to be annoying after a while; what happened to letting Workshop songwriters create something original for a Muppet band? It worked for at least twenty years...
    • I'd hoped to see more and better new stuff for recurring themes; only ONE new letter segment and TWO new number songs all season? Sesame Workshop must be seriously strapped for cash...if I ever come into serious money, they're getting an annual donation from me. :)
    • The "Dinner Theater" segments could've been done better, too; I covered that in another post, but don't remember the link.
    • The "Elmo's World" segments seem uninspired, as if the writers were desperate for new topics and kid-friendly lessons. Even the "Beach" segment could have used improvement: that "Crabby Crawl" cartoon didn't show much dancing, and the "What Else?" questions could have covered more ground.
    Overall, I'd say this season showed great potential in some places but wasted it in others...like Dr. Tooth, I'd give it a 7 on a 1-10 scale.
  19. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I believe you mean 'Gina.' She adopted baby Marco from Guatemala last season. Anyway, I don't think she was the same actress who played the lady pirate. I know 'Allison Bartlett-O-Reily' plays Gina. The name of the actress who played the pirate escapes me.
  20. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    RRRRRRR I see a Squid

    I finally got to see episode 1 of season 38 today. As you already know the word was SQUID and there were 2 letters F & L and the number 8. I also saw how French was worked in as third language for at least one ep Abby Cadabby introduced us to chapeau and téte, French for hat and head. Actually I think Zoe would have been better to introduce us to French because according to the SS letter book collection that my daughter owns Zoe's parents are from France and in the Z book she uses the Zoot. Zoot is a mild french oath or swear word, while there is no true equivalent in English, it's closest to our **** it (darn it to those of you out there who are a bit squeamish). Anyway I have to go through the net and see if I can find some pix of an octopus and a squid. Megan was having a hard time telling the difference during the show.

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