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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 40

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Not that it wasn't funny... but it was just way too off kilter to achieve the classic sense. As I've said a trillion times by now, I actually think the Steve and Eric E&B segments are far superior to the Frank and Steve segments because of the chemistry alone. But I really think they need to go back and remake or adapt old sketches with a new twist (they've certainly done that before). I mean, like a remake of the "H" TV segment with Bert trying to use a computer, and having the screen freeze up with a letter H. In the meantime, I'd rather see unseen E&B Claymations than Murrays they showed twice this year and twice last year. Much as I love Murray.

    (Snickers)... if ONLY PBS still did pledge drives for kid's programming. They don't anymore, and the money they get funds the programming they have to air during pledge month.

    Seriously. If only PBS didn't have to shove Wayne Dyer, Suzie Orman, and Celtic musicians singing decisively non-Celtic songs (and that gets me ol' Irish blood up, it does! :eek: ) they could have at least given SW the money to throw together a "Best of" special to help fund their children's program... especially over the holiday season. I still say we were cheated out of a 40th anniversary special.
  2. Fairy

    Fairy New Member

    I loved the frog in the oatmeal. So did my 3yo.
  3. Frackles

    Frackles New Member

    Someone mentioned Abby's Flying Fairy School. I personally very much like the premise of the show, wholly because of who *designed* the characters. He is a very well-known and prestigious illustrator and concept-designer, Peter De Seve. His other great achievements are of course, the characters from "Ice Age", especially Scrat.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I called it. They used that "In My Room" thing instead of an Ernie and Bert's great adventure. it's a catchy song, but when I want to see Ernie and Bert, I wanna see something funny. Even the oatmeal frog was pretty funny.

    I guess the episode was alright. Again, there is NO call for Abby to be on every episode if they have to run episodes 3 times... especially since they ran that one a second time last week. Everything is just old footage. I guess they spent most of the budget they had on rebuilding AM's to be old characters, We saw Harvey Kneeslapper today, but only at the very end. I don't count Wolfgang, since they use that seal at least once a season. Cute little bit about the number 7, especially Zoe's "dance of the 7 Chickens."

    Other than that, I REALLY am getting to dislike the Sesame English Hello Kitty-ized Cookie Monster and Elmo doing the letter segments instead of something clever. And they used that Murray tune in about 7 earlier this year. I gotta say, there really is no point in anyone tuning in for anything but the street story if everything is a rerun of stuff everyone's seen before several times... even in it's own short 26 episode season with reruns of episodes of from this season with the stuff everyone's already seen.
  5. Muppet Frog

    Muppet Frog Active Member

    Is the number 7 queen outfits one of the times where Zoe appears without her tutu?
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay... so is that Jon and Kate parody actually happening? We've got only 2 episodes left this season, and I have yet to see it on an episode. If there's one show in the history of man kind to deserve a SS style razzing, it's that one. I hope they didn't pull it because of what happened. I swear that was something they made up to drive up the ratings.

    Anyway, Not much to say about today's episode... but is Abby really that small compared to Elmo? Her animatronic remote Waldo whatever seemed pretty short when he was next to her. The bit with Gordon in the bathtub was brilliant... that and the Judah Frelander (sp?) thing were the only highlights of the episode. The habitat bit was alright too.

    More reused stuff... more reused stuff. At least there was that sort of cute letter cartoon about M.

    There's something about the Abby segment that bugs me. Is it just me, or is she extraordinarily well behaved there? Seem that any problem they have is because of Blogg, sometimes Gonnigan, and even Nibblet on occasion. Other than bringing the poisoned apple from Snow White in to show and tell, she hasn't done anything to get them in trouble.

    Oh, and I forgot the BEST PART! We have to wait about a month for the last 2 episodes! Yay! There's something that rubs me the wrong way about that. If it were 3-5 episodes... no problem. but 2?
  7. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    I felt that the Abby riding a tricycle was kind of cut, and I didn't know Abby was THAT short.

    Plus I finally got see:search: on the show along with all of Jerry Nelson's characters in 1 wonderful episode. Ha-ha ha. :batty:
  8. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    ABC1 aired episode 4187 finally today ( Australia's ABC1 are airing season 40 only now) and made these cuts:
    • After Murrary's bring out your H, no 2 friends in a clubhouse look for H words
    • No Murray had a little lamb (Australian broadcasts don't have this)
    • No "habit" word on the street explanation with Cameron Diaz
    • Traction Jackson 40 segment missing
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Wow, they made some really crucial edits there.
  10. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    Forgive me if was already brought up, But did you guys see Harvey Kneeslaper make a cameo in the episode where Abby, Zoe and Rosita celebrate the # 7?

    That was a great surprise for me!
  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    So, does MHaLL air separately in Oz or something?
  12. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    MHaLL is not seen in Oz at all.

    Today, Sarah Jessica Parker and Elmo explain what a pair is, E&B (Ernie and Bert: Ernie sings "The Ding-Along Song" with the Dingers, much to Bert's annoyance), and "Mad Man" segments have been left out.

    Luckily we do get Abby's Flying Fairy School and Cookie Monster sings about the E sound in the word "elephant.", plus Salty and Pierre.

    Unlike yesterday where we didn't a segment about the letter/number of the day-our aiting went straight to Flying Fairy School after Murrary did "bring out your H" and to the Michelle Obma plants garden segment after Murrary counted 40 candles and nurses.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Elmo's got a question FOOOOOOOOR YOOOOU

    Forgive my ignorance on the subject... but is Sesame Street shown on a commercial network in Australia?
  14. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    Our network ABC-is a public broadcaster.
  15. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    Love also how Murrary "rethinks" the day by showing the episode's sponsers on a newstand.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ah... in that case then do they just air the show shorter, or do they have different footage use int?
  17. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    It's just aired shorter.
  18. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    Like how Chris is turned into a bee in 4189-what technique did SS use for that?
  19. InvaderZim

    InvaderZim Member

    Also the celbrities explaing the word of the day seem to be not showing this season in Australia-our broadcast jumps to the letter of the day.
  20. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    I'm really glad that Zoe will go back to her original size in season 41. (As mentioned on Muppet Wiki.)

    The smaller Zoe was an interesting experiment, and I suppose I could have gotten used to it if I had to, but I'm still glad that they did away with "smaller Zoe".

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