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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 39

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. hunterseamster New Member

    Baby Gonzo, the Mine-Itis episode will re-air on Wednesday, December 31st.
  2. The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    But I like Abby. lol
  3. The Count Moderator

    Today's review.

    Episode 4182: Hurry Up, You're Running Out of Time!
    Airdate: October 29, 2008.
    Season: Season 39.
    Sponsors:
    Word on the Street: Distract.
    Street Story.
    Why does this episode remind me of the one with David Letterguy?
    Guy Smiley! In a street story no less!
    Denny the Distractor, Gilbert Goddfried, double yaey.
    Telly: "I'll never never never get it." Almost a Don Music reference too.
    Song: I Try.
    Celebrity Moment: Megan Mullaly explains "distract", gets distracted by a pig on a pogo stick, opera singing broccoli, and tap-dancing chicken.
    Unknown Segment, sort of has the melody tune of "Putting On The Ritz".
    Segment: Kids saying the alphabet, which one is this?
    Letter of the Day: Prairie hopes to "distract" Cookie Monster with cookies so she can talk about the letter Z.
    Animation: Zelda in the Z Zone.
    Segment: This is the Letter Z.
    Murray Has a Little Lamb: Going to Cooking School.
    Healthy Segment: Carolyn and Christopher have different snacks.
    Number of the Day: A jumping number 18 comes when summoned by the Count's Counting Organ.
    Segment: People count up to 18, what was the feature of this segment?
    Song: 18 Sandwiches for Lunch.
    Muppets: Mr. Johnson goes to Charlie's and gets waited on by Grover and Piño as dueling waiters.
    Muppets: Song: Food by an off-screen Cookie Monster.
    Elmo's World: Teeth.
    Ending: Abby reads to Marco from her Real People Tales, gets cut off after Leela announces the sponsors.

    Not sure how others will feel as to the insertion of sponsor segments from last year into an episode from this year when this year's sponsor segments were being more tied into the street stories giving them an old school SST feeling.
  4. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Guy Smiley is BACK, yo! Anyone else think this sort of game show really could have materialized last year during the writer's strike? Reality is blurring the lines of satire... it's sad, really. Somehow, it would have been funnier if Telly turned down a better prize than a trip to the beach.

    But yes... yes! Gilbert Gottfried (I never get his name spelled right) being annoying and weird, a perfect role, or type casting?

    Not too much else to say, except I almost missed it. It seems they went from every other day with new episodes to 2 new episodes in a row after 2 reruns...

    Old segment or not, It was great to see that Waiter Grover segment. And was that Dave Golez as Pino? He sounded a little like Gonzo with a fake Italian accent... and he actually did look a bit like Boober in monster form.

    And was that thing about the Z Zone new? I don't remember that one at all. Just like the B's in a bus. I did hate seeing the "This is the letter Z" thing where it changes into different fonts again. They really need to retire some of the weaker stuff from the 90's.

    And I was disappointed we got reruns of the letter, number, and closing segments. And the pipe organ again... much as I love the Count, I was never wild about that being used for 3 seasons after... I also could have cared less about that stuff about the kids eating bananas...

    And As much as I like the Murray segments, it's painfully obvious it should have been in every other episode. They seem to only have made half as many episodes as they should have.

    edit... Oh, and Count. The unknown 18 segment you listed was someone painting panels in pieces to make a slide puzzle that revealed the number 18.
  5. MuppetDude Active Member

    Just when I think I've seen the best episode of the season, something like this comes along. Guy Smiley! Dave Goelz! Elmo's World: Teeth! I haven't seen it yet, and this is already becoming one of my favorites.

    I love that SS is starting to use segments that haven't aired in a while again, whether or not they're not considered "classics". (The last time the "Z Zone" animation was used was sometime before season 34, and today's EW episode hasn't resurfaced since season 33!) :batty:
  6. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Other then the Street Story witch was the highlight of todays episode, today's episode was nothing to write about. Really love the character of Denny The Distractor!
  7. InvaderZim Member

    Thwy've brought back Guy Smiley to star in a street story-now that's something.
  8. Erine81981 Active Member

    Loved it today. Enjoy everything on today's episode. Glad to see Guy Smiley back. Hoping for more of him to come. Loved seeing the old Grover the Waiter Skit with Piño in it. One of my favorites of all time. Awsome to see that that in there. Always great to see some of the 90's older stuff in the newer episodes. Can't wait for the rest of the episodes. I really can't wait to see the Cookie Monster one that's about to come up.
  9. The Count Moderator

    Today's review.

    Episode 4183: María the Cowgirl.
    Airdate: October 30, 2008.
    Season:Season 39.
    Sponsors: T, 1.
    Word on the Street: Cactus.
    Street Story.
    So it wasn't bad enough when Bob was made to be Strong Bob and Triangle Bob Trianglepants...
    Now they've got María in on the act, with her own popular literary franchisal set of books.
    Hmm, I smell an extra-curricular SST merchandising outlet.
    And now we get a repeat of the story as Abby, Elmo and Big Bird play it out over again in pretend.
    Animation: What Comes Next? Cowboy boots and hats.
    Murray Has a Little Lamb: Going to Art School.
    Animation: Cavemen Yuk, Grog and Yogle make some cave paintings for people to admire.
    Letter of the Day: Chris washes the letter T.
    Song: Oh I'm the Letter T.
    Film: Kids say "T".
    Song: "Songs" by Sugarland (Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush) and Elmo, originally from Kids' Favorite Country Songs, (EKA: Episode 4149).
    Bert & Ernie's Great Adventures: Sheriff Ernie and Deputy Bert search for the missing milk cow.
    The "taxi" joke is starting to wear thin.
    Ernie: "I hear cow sounds coming from inside that saloon."
    Oh? Since when does a player piano classify as "cow sounds"?
    Number of the Day: Chris washes the number 1.
    Segment: Kid announces the number 1!
    Animation: Kids pageant where they keep saying they're the number 1.
    Man, how I miss the sketch with the Pageant Show Numbers, as that's a better bit for featuring the importance of 1.
    Global Grover: Saskatchewan, Canadian Cowgirls Roundup.
    Elmo's World: Horses.
    Ending: Chris presents the sponsors, then goes off to wash the "laundry of the day".
  10. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    ... Poor lonesome Cowgirl....

    The opening story was pretty much the same as every story reading episode they've made recently... the characters wanting to act it out... stuff like that.

    The real highlight was The Bert and Ernie's great adventure... Glad they didn't say "The Donkey's name is Taxi." That was only funny once.

    And that T song was a (self serving, "Hey Mom, I'm on Sesame Street! I made it!") of the Plain White T's, right (Oh Brother... even band names are lame now a days... still waiting for a group called "She Like Cloth"). But they gave it an interesting twist by animating it in CGI... That was clearly Henson's work (it looked a LOT like Sid the Science Kid). That animation made the sketch a lot more fun than it could have been.

    I hated seeing We're the Number One again (That one's funny for 2 seconds), and I really didn't like the Yoga stuff.

    And Anyone else disappointed they reused the Chris washing the Number/letter of the day thing again?
  11. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Really liked the street story today! I am disappointed about them using the same number of the day segment again, but at least it was a different number and letter being used this time...
  12. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    My cerebral cortexes about yeasterday's episode.

    The Goods:
    -The main plot was kind of meh to me. It was still good to see Guy Smiley return, dispite not even being mentioned by name in the episode.
    -The "I Try" was kind of cute
    -Theonly thing I liked about the reused letter of the day bit was that it gave us some Cookie and Prairie, both of which we havent seen much of this season.
    -Nice to see the Z Zone cartoon
    -Loved seeing the WG skit! I wonder if this means there's a chance that The Elephant Elevator Operator will be shown again. And di yo notice - the segment cut from another! All season we've been seeing nothing but scene transitions and not segments cutting to each other like before.
    -The 18 song was nice to see again
    -I actually kind of like Cookie's food song
    -WHen was the last time EW: Teeth has been seen? It's nice to see something different other than the same ones we've been seeing every season

    The Bads:
    -The other 18 film was weird
    -Whoever the celebrity was, she's wasn't very good
  13. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I distinctly remember him saying "Until next time, this is Guy Smiley..." or something to that extent.

    But it's great to see him back on the actual show, and not just on promos or museum exhibits.

    Anyone else really glad Mr. Game wasn't in the last couple seasons?
  14. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    My thoughts on yesterday's new episode.

    The Goods:
    -I didn't care for the story. Typical story episode
    -I liked seeing that cavemen cartoon
    -I like the "I'm The Letter T" animation. Through, it went on a little long IMO. And Drtooth, I'm pretty sure JHC didn't make that. The animation resembled VeggieTales, which Magnetic Dreams is now working on.
    -Another great E&B adventure
    -Seeing Marshall Grover in the GG skit, then afterwrads in EW

    The Bads:
    -I'm not too fond of the Sugarland bit
  15. The Count Moderator

    Today's review.

    Episode 4184: The Cookie Touch.
    Airdate: November 3, 2008.
    Season: Season 39.
    Sponsors: R, 7.
    Word on the Street: Scrumptious.
    Street Story.
    Something weird, I think my station opened with a voiceover about the opening sequence, maybe they're prepping episodes for future release with descripts for blind viewers? *Shrugs.
    Ima gonna kill whoever snuck in that Annie musical sting into the story.
    FCP: "I think I hear a cookie crumbling in Cleveland." Yes, that'll be my Ravens' Terrell "Marvin" Suggs picking off Derreck Anderson's last throw for the winning touchdown. *Evil laugh.
    Okay, so this was the standard fairy person/wish granting and reversal episode. But as a mythology buff, I did like how they interpreted the classic story of King Midas with his golden touch through Cookie Monster's insatiable hunger. They even turned Chris into a cookie. Also good to have a Cookie-centric episode one day after his birthday.
    Film: Kids demonstrate their recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies, my fave.
    Would've liked to see the old one where the girl and her grandmother make oatmeal raisin cookies for the people at the retirement home.
    Celebrity Moment: Jessica Alba explains "scrumptious", ends up being kissed by the cake.
    Animation: Do the Fruit Dance... Gaaahrgh!
    Letter of the Day: Big Bird reads about the letter R in the Letter of the Day Book.
    Animation/Song: Big R/Little r.
    Animation: R/r formed by autumn leaves.
    Murray Has a Little Lamb: Going to Irish Stepdancing School.
    Animation: Dance to the Rhythm, Dance to the Beat. Pffeh.
    Number of the Day: Big Bird reads about the number 7 from the Number of the Day Book.
    Animation/Song: 7 Rap.
    Segment: Kids hand-clapping and foot-stomping until there are 7 altogether.
    Bert & Ernie's Great Adventures: Gina the Genie grants their wishes.
    Ernie continues the main story with his order of magic Rubber Duckie fingers.
    Film: Kids explain their recipe for making a sushi vegetable roll after their trip to a local restaurant.
    Elmo's World: Mouths.
    Ending: Telly comes to Big Bird's aid with a book imprinted with the day's sponsors.
  16. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    FAIRIES! FAIRY GOD PARENTS! Seriously, Crocker Needs to move to Sesame Street for that kind of vindication. I mean, Fairy Cookie Person... Fairy Dog person... Fairy Hair person... Fairy Shoe Person... I bet they never run out of toilet paper over there, though I shudder to think of that scene!

    Sandra Oh really watched her Disney movies and the Wizard of Oz in preparation for this role. She oozed the standard woman fairy godparent type.

    Cookie was pretty out of control in this episode... but then again, this is one of his calmer moments (remember... he chewed on all of Sesame Street at one point- the "Let me Have Cake" special). Megotcookietouch! Megotcookietouch! Megotcookietouch! Megotcookietouch! Megotcookietouch! (I wanna watch it again and count the times he said that).

    And Jessica Alba is pretty dang scrumptius herself!

    Really liked the Rubber Duckie touch too. Though, I don't say why Bert didn't just wish him to NOT have made the wish, so he could keep the palace. Seems like a total cheat anyway. But then again, is this like a "Little Nemo in Slumberland" thing where they're really alseep and it was all just a dream? I don't think they made that too clear.

    And yes, we get a random sushi recipe... where the heck is the random Takoyaki recipe... that's the bigger question.

    Also of note, second time watching the Mouths episode of Elmo's world... That first girl MUST have watched Snoopy Come Home. Her whistle is identical to Snoopy and Woodstock's when they were setting up camp.
  17. Ilikemuppets New Member

    I have to say that I liked this episode! Very funny! I couldn't hear most of it because my mom was completely talking over it the entire time, But she was completely silent during the veggie dance and even asked me to turn the volume up, lol!
  18. Erine81981 Active Member

    Enjoyed most of the Cookie Touch today. It was an ok stroyline. I was hoping for more of Cookie to turn other then just stuff into cookies he would turn others into cookies (other just Chris) which was pretty funny. Well got all the way to the part of Jessica Alba and my TV froze. It's like my TV just couldn't take the good looking babe on the screen and froze. Being that it was a recorded episode it still wouldn't go past her. So now i have to wait till this repeats itself again. But oh well. What else can go wrong?
  19. The Count Moderator

    Nooooooo! Don't say that! Kyle, you mad impetuous young fool! Now that you said it, get ready for every single thing around you to go wrong. And I thought you'd seen enough TV not to make that mistake.

    *Scurries away before getting caught in the slipstream of Kyle's bad luck. :scary: J/K.
  20. Erine81981 Active Member

    Uh oh! *a truck full of old tvs are dumped all over me*

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