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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Aug 13, 2007.
I sure hope so.
Can somebody explain something to me, please? Okay, what just happened? I mean, the other day, the Fix It Shop was repainted orange to match Hooper's Store, and now all of the sudden it's back to being green like it was last season. What's up with that?
Well, other than that, I guess you guys are happy to see today's episode played like the original format with street scenes split up through out the entire hour with other inserts as "commercials", eh?
I was absolutely shocked. i could see them phase out any other segment... but Elmo's world? I'm not a 3 year old boy, but even I was confused. When the Moe's TAvern clock above my small TV showed 8:45, I was thinking... maybe it's going to be short. maybe they're shortening it. But it wasn't there. not that I'm complaining.... it was just weird to see it missing.
Another shock? they brought back street segments throughout the entire hour. Now NONE of us... NONE of us expected either of the two to actually happen, dispite various whining and complaining about both.
Indeed this season seems very experimental, trying to teeter between the loyal "old School" with kids of their own fan base and the loyal 3-4 year old kids that watch it. It's been years since we had a recurring segment throughout the hour... longer still since we had an episode with no EW.
That said, they seem actually confused of what to put on during the absense of said segment, and put quite a bunch of random fillers in it's place. Wouldn't you know? The one place where 2 letter of the day segments would work beautifully, and they goofed it with random films with Bobby mcFarrin doing vocals in them? Like anyone under the age of 25 knows who he is.
AS for the main segment. Someone's gonna hit me for this, but I LOVE the Telly? Baby Bear segments. They really were at the top of their hillarious game in this one, Telly confusing Motorcycle sounds with a heard of "Lactose intolerant Antellope that ate cottage cheese." And at least big Bird was actually IN this one (for 12 seconds). And considering he was only in one segment, this is the LEAST amount of Elmo I've seen in years.
A's Anatomy was hillarious. I hate the real show myself, and I just think it's an hour long, more angst ridden version of Scrubs (Oddly enough I think I spied Turk in the Get up, Get out segment). They even had a little self satire in the bit where the a was being a-a-a-a-annoying. Though I think they should have called him "McGrover."
Conan was also great. Former Simpsons writer turned talk show host comming on SS. HE really should do this more often.
And the Scram Moon was funny as well.
WHOA! NO ELMO'S WORLD TODAY! ! !
*Looks at Snowthy fallen on the ground. *Looks back up at the arrow.
What happened arrow?
I. Loved. This. Episode!
Oh my GOSH! It was FANTASTIC! Drtooth, I totally agree with you, Telly and Baby Bear were phenominal, if they're going to keep being that funny, I want THEM in every episode! It was SO awesome to see Luis too! He's always been one of my favorite humans. And Chris is totally growing on me, he's really... cool. Abby was great as well. As always.
And the Street segment extended throughout the episode! How AWESOME! I never understood why they changed the format. It works SO much better like this. And "A's Anatomy" is quite possibly the BEST parody they've done in ages. Mostly because Grover was in it. GREAT to see Big Bird! I personally loved his brief appearance, it was very funny. And I know it's old, but the Elmo/Robert DeNiro segment is one of my all-time celebrity/Muppet moments.
AND NO ELMO'S WORLD? ! I don't get it! Why? Why did they take it off? I'm not really complaining, I just... don't understand! Anyway, a fantasticabulous (TM) episode today! I hope they continue with this trend!
Maybe 4137 was filmed before they repainted the Fix It Shop and 4135 was filmed after they modified the Fix it Shop and they rearranged the episodes in different order like how they did with Gina adopting Marco and Abby Cadabby being introduced from last season.
In 4135, the street story had the Fix It Shop orange but then later on in the RSI parody, it was seen to be green.
I loved today's episode! They must be slowly returning to the old format and will only show "Elmo's World" at random. But I loved seeing the "Beginning, Middle and End" sketch! It must've been the only pre-1992 segment to be shown this season so far. But there probably will be more as this season goes on. I also loved the Grover skit, and it was also cool to see Herry Monster on the show again (even though it was a rerun of a 1990s skit). So maybe he might make a comeback in a newer skit or street scene.
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What do you guys think of the new music used for the theme song? I was amazed to hear it sound so differently today --- wow!
So, that was the second surprise the Count was talking about. I thought we weren't supposed to mention that. I actually didn't notice because I usually turn off the show at about twenty of nine, because that's when it usually comes on and I never really got into EW. No offense to anyone here who might be a fan of that segment. I did see part of the Herry and Zoe scene. Good to see Jerry's still performing him every once in a while.
Hmmmmm. I counted four or five parts there. Hopefully they'll keep doing the street story that way. Anyway, we got Big Bird and Grover today. We've also seen quite a bit of Cookie Monster, the Count and Oscar. Now, all that are missing so far are Bert and Ernie. Hopefully, they'll have some sketches with them this season.
Um, that was a rerun of a late-1990s/early-2000s skit. But it could lead to a future appearance of our favorite strong unibrowed monster!
At first I didn't like it that much, but now it's okay. It's just different is all (not so different that you can't recognize it, for those who for whatever reason may not have heard it yet, but in a different style).
Okay. I guess I didn't see it when it first aired, but I agree with you. Even seeing Herry in earlier material is better than nothing.
I'm sooooo bummed! I have not gotten to see ANY of the new season yet. I've not had time! I've had to go to work when it comes on and even when I had Monday off, it was too late. So I'm rather disappointed. Hopefully I'll get to catch these episodes again in reruns sometime. I've enjoyed reading all your reviews so far though. It sounds like it's been an interesting season so far. I'm sad that Big Bird hasn't shown up much yet, but there's still time. I'm also happy to know that there's some great new songs. If anyone has any MP3 recordings of these, I would be more than greatful if I could get copies. Just PM me and I'll give my email address. Keep posting these great reviews because as of now, it's the best I got.
Most of you have already spoken up about the high and low points of today's episode; but this is the closest that a new one has ever come to the old-school style. Long street stories with other lessons in the middle...more classic characters (thank heaven for that Herry cameo!)...and Elmo acting as "just one of the gang", not the star of the show. That's more like the Sesame Street I remember; here's hoping that the Workshop writers keep it up!
I didn't see today's episode, but I understand from reviews posted by other people that there was no Elmo's World today. Let's see, Elmo's World debuted in episode 3786 and today was episode 4137. So that means that with Elmo's World not appearing today, the run of 351 consecutive episodes where it had appeared comes to an end. I also understand that the street story was broken up into multiple parts, with the inserts inbetween street scenes. That is most certainly the Sesame Street that I remember, minus Oscar's bedtime story to Slimey at the end. I didn't see Monday's episode either, but from what I've read here, it looked like a good one. I did see yesterday's episode with the introduction of Chris. I like the guy, and I think he will be a great addition to this year's cast. I also saw the new opening and closing sequences yesterday, and they're not bad. It'll take some time for me to get used to the new opening and closing, but they're okay so far. I will certainly try to catch the new episodes tomorrow and Friday, but if I can't, I will try and catch them in the reruns, along with 4135 and 4137.
What happend to Miles and Gaby! Who is Chris?
Chris is Gordon's nephew, according to the press-release material I've read. As for Miles and Gabi, I seriously doubt that they're being retired: just because a long-running character hasn't turned up lately, that doesn't necessarily mean we'll never see them again.
Barkley was in the Wanda The word Fairy Skit. Wall, Prairie was just pointing out that some people say it differently, and maybe Somebody who is death can pick that fact up.
You know everybody, believe it or not, thins is actually the second time that there was no Elmo's World. I remember the first time for the same reason we're all taking note it now..because it's just to freakin' amazing to believe!
Well, I noticed that it was orange in the middle. But the door at the end was green, though. Look closely.
You know? I noticed him on there and all, but I didn't really notice there being less of him and I didn't really miss him all that much either. But I like the little guy, though. By the way, I know I'm one year under the age limit here, but I know who Bobby Mcferrin is.
You know, I never realized that those we're shown out of episode order from filming. But they easily could have shown random still pictures for RSI or they could have easily taped it between seasons, too.
You know? The sown has so much old films, skits, commercials and segments that they actually rotate and alternate them. That why do only see certain ones after a certain number of years, maybe ever tow or three or something. But the bigger there library gets, the more they have to make room. It takes a while for everything to get a chance to be shown.
You know? I could easily tell that it was Matt in the Big Bird suit today and Caroll recorded in posts or pre production for him. But it was good seeing him at all anyway.
But I loved how Abby was saying that her mommy was having the three little pigs over for lunch and she had to stop at the stop at the store to get some veggie bacon, LOL! There not cannibals or "pignibles", Obviously. I always wondered about chickens taking about how delicious they we're.
I also love the send up that Telly, Baby Bear and Luis gave to how the tow headed monsters used to sound out words! I also like how they choose to add adult supervision more then just choosing to have a street story all puppets like they've been doing lately.
Really? When was the other time?
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