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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 38

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

  1. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member


    I hated the way they potrayed the word of the day.

    Of course here's how I would of liked to ahve seen it done.

    If any of the older people here remember The Electirc Company skit were Samantha ( can't recall the actresses name) was reading a book and the word tickle come along and tickles her.

    SS could of done a similar 1 were Gabby is on the set and the word tickle floats by and you know what happens.

    And here's Gabby lying helplessly on the ground unable to escape the word tickle.
  2. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    This is just starting to sound plain creepy!
  3. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    On one hand, I liked the general idea of the "Word on the Street" (including Murray's talking to real people). On the other, most of the celebrity spots for those words could have illustrated the meaning in a more vivid, memorable context than the ones Sesame Workshop chose.
  4. IgorPonweed

    IgorPonweed Well-Known Member

    I didn't get a chance to see it!
  5. DTF

    DTF Well-Known Member

    Now, I'm not so sure, but from one angle, yes, you're right; the question is, how do we see SS:

    1. Is it like The Muppet Show, where someone is putting together a show in which they are all performing? Then, yes, I think there would be some mixed feelings, at least.

    2. Is it a real street where the characters live and are doing other things, but very little happens between episodes? In that case, he might or might not care, as he doesn't mind if he's in "the spotlight" - for all we know, BB could be doing something different behind the scenes that he loves doing. (Hosting the birdketeers, visiting Granny Bird, whatever.)

    3. Is it closer to a sitcom - not quite like a sitcom, where we only see 30 minutes of the characters' lives out of 168 hours a week. But, maybe like the old days, where we only saw 5 of 168 hours a week as far as what they do, where they go, etc.? A sitcom in a strange world where people and muppets interact and the people ge but Muppets don't. In this case, it wouldn't matter one bit to him, most likely; for all we know he's got his own show at a time we don't see :)

    Don't know what I think it is; it's either #1 or #2; I can't see it being #3, I don't think, though it's possible, in a very different universe from ours.

    I came on to see if there was anything about the writers' strike affected SS, out of curiosity - but now I might run a poll on a different part of the SS boards, out of curiosity. I will say this, though - the poster's other two pariings for "song of 2" were more logical.
  6. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Okay. Today was the first I saw this ep and since I haven't posted here in a while I thought I should write something. Hey, I like the new smilies! :hungry: :shifty: I would have suggested Cookie Monster for 'hungry' though. Anyway, I thought this was a good episode. It seems like Gordon and Telly seem to work well together. I liked seeing a full body Telly. Though it seems like this season they show both versions of Telly, the nuerotic Telly from the 80s and the newer confident Telly. This ep seemed to use the latter. Anyway, I'm more of a mini golf person. Can you really use more than one ball at a time in regular golf? That's something I never really thought about.
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Anybody see Molly Shanon on The View the morning? She is going to be on an episode of Sesame Street next season apparently! She mentioned something A scene that she did With Oscar and Slimey where they are at Sesame Streets Bug shelter Or Bug shop or something like that. Any thoughts?
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Wow, yeah that could be cool. And it's great that Oscar would get to interact with a guest star.
  9. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I wonder about this. I wonder where It would be located on the set? I think it's has potential!:) And I agree that it's great that Oscar gets to be in a scene or a story with a guest star! He hasn't done that in a while.:super: They showed a picture of her on the set with Oscar and she mentioned that she brought her children to the set. I could make out the set kind of, but it all happened so fast and I didn't really get a good look at the new set. It was also a little blurry, too.:smirk:
  10. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yay! I saw a mother with a little boy walking today and the kid was carrying a large Cookie Monster backpack! You might have seen it before, it's basically a Cookie Monster doll with straps in the back and a hole to put things in. It was such a touching and inspiring sight! :insatiable:

    (Yay, we have a Cookie smiley now!)
  11. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have seen the backpack, before! I actually like that one myself! Was surprised to see "Bob The Builder" on in SS's time slot last Friday! But happy to know that reason for this was because of the local pledge drive and happy to see it back on toady even though the time is a little off because the drive is still going, understandably.:super:
  12. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Was very surprised to see Bob The Builder on for a second Friday in a row in Sesame Street's time slot. This is becoming concerning. I mean what's next? It's only on for three days a week or something? *Parish the thought!*:eek:
  13. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    I have not read through all the posts as there are so many of them (maybe some other time I will) but now I think it's time for me to offer my two cents.
    Three weeks ago, the new season of Sesame Street finally started airing in my country and I think it's the best season they have done for quite a long time.
    I'm not sure how I feel about ABC1 showing the programme in half hours, mind you. On one hand, the way the edits of 4136 were made made sure Elmo did not appear (good news for Elmo haters!) On the other, I found out at Muppet Wiki that even the i hour versions of two shows did not have Elmo's World. So it seems to me that the show is toning it down with Elmo.
    I'm also upset that we in Australia missed out on American I when 4142 got shown here. As a fan of the Idol franchise, I would have loved to have seen this parody. I imagne that Oscar The Grouch could give Simon Cowell (and in Australia, Ian Dickson) a run for their money!
  14. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    Let's not assume such a thing because of that.

    Meanwhile what you can do is email the station and ask why SS isn't being shown on Fridays.
  15. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I was just being concerned about the show that is dear to me and so many other's here future. That's all.:smirk:
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to confirm this for sure, are the puppets on Sesame Street still referred to as "Sesame Street Muppets?" Thanks!
  17. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Can't answer that one and now I have to think about it.

    But Whew! Glad to see Good O'l SS back on 5 day's a week again! I guess the other Bob (The Builder) was not working. *Relieved!*
  18. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Hmm, yesterday I saw the singer Chris Brown magically disappear! It was a cute appearance. Was it a new one?
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi... To answer your question Mrs. P... Yes, the bit with Chris Brown was new, it was part of Season 38's Word of the Day segments. You can find it as part of Episode 4142, where the word of the day is "disappear". Hope this helps. :search:
  20. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'd like to share my thoughts on this season.

    I thought this season was one of the best ones after the format change. Many of the plots were very nicly done and funny. Plus, since the season didn't a manditory structured feel, the segment format was more loose and they were able to use more segments. And one I've hated about the past few seasons were the large number of correspoding Muppet bits; this season, however broke this rule and had other segments in between.

    I've also loved the format change to the street story being spread thoughout the show. It felt more like classic SS.

    As for segments, the new ones were great, like The Great Grover, Abby's word song, the parodies and the new Muupet/kid moments. They aslo reused some older ones from the late-80s to throughout the nineties. Some of those brought back many memories. However, some of the new segments had a lot to be desired, like most the Word of the Day moments, those hip-hop number songs and the Muppet food rappping.

    All in all, I'd say this season was a vast improvement and I can't wait for the next one!

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