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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

    dwckim said it best. I think that certain PBS stations don't realize that when these shows were made they WERE made to be in widescreen... and I think both those certain PBS stations and SW screwed up insanely with this. SW, for not thinking about people without widescreen TVs or the shortsightedness of certain stations who wouldn't want to broadcast the show in that fashion anyway. They could have simply kept the WS stuff sure, but just made sure the words and important actions would take place in the 1:33:1 aspect ratio. For the longest time, that's what happened to movies so they can go straight to video. And of course, the PBS stations FOR the shortsightedness.

    Worst part about full frame TV now is that it's full frame in widescreen in full frame and the letterbox has a letterbox too.
  2. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I found a station that I think shows Sesame Street in widescreen, but I have to purchase it. And my dad thinks it's excectly the same. I'm trying to convince him that it does.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm watching today's episode right now... It's the "Find the Amphibean" episode... I looked at the Muppet Wiki page, and a few segments were cut from the show today! Murray has a Little Lamb and Twinkle Twinkle were both cut.
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I just realised that my local PBS station is having a pledge drive this week, which explains why it was shorter.
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I agree. I like Abby's Flying Fairy School. The first full segment I saw was the Cinderella Chalange one when I got the 40 Years of Sunny Days DVD for Christmas. And when I was watching it, I thought,"Hmm, this is pretty funny. Maybe this new segment won't be as bad as people thought it would be."
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah. It's GOOD and everything... but not watch the same segment 3 times in a season of "new" episodes good.

    My one complaint other than that is the Spot segment inside the show goes on a bit long, and stretches the segment out a minute or two longer than it should be.
  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I've been recording Sesame Street for the last few days, and they keep showing segments of it over and over again. They make 26 Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures a year, why not do the same with Abby's Flying Fairy School?
  8. ErnieBertGonzo

    ErnieBertGonzo Well-Known Member

    Let me correct that: Bert appeared in the Mine-itis storyline last year.
  9. Muppet Frog

    Muppet Frog Well-Known Member

    It sounds like Bert have been making solo appearances lately. Steve had been absent for new material on seasons 38 and 39. Steve only did Kermit on Elmo's World in season 40.
  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Actually, Steve did Ernie for the Eyes segment of Elmo's World. I know because, I saw the counting booth episode today. It was nice to see Eric revive his pig character. I think Eric lives in New York, and that's why he's able to do more stuff than Steve or Bill.
  11. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I agree. It would have been better if they had different songs for each letter.
  12. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Right now, I'm looking at the episode where Big Bird has sprained his wing, and it's defiantely one of the best ones they've done this year. Caroll Spinney just shines in this street story. And the hidden gems of Jerry Nelson's characters tops it all off.

    As for the rumor about Big Bird being limited in next years season, I don't think it should be that big an issue. I have no doubt that Caroll will continue to do the bird for as long as possible. Even Kevin Clash admitted in the interview he did for the National Academy Archive that when you first see the bird step out, its simply astonishing. It's obvious he lovesd both Big Bird and Caroll as much as we all do. And even when Caroll is no longer with us or retires, Matt Vogal will keep Big Bird alive for as long as the street survives. There is no doubt about that. :wisdom::wisdom::wisdom:
  13. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I loved the episode too. Especially the Elmo's World segment, the whole time I was looking at Elmo's hands, he went from arm rod to live-hand. Very cool. Not many people notice that. ;)
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Not all of Leslie's characters sound the same. She preformed the kangaroo in this episode:http://www.sesamestreet.org/video_p...1-4991-4452-8135-635b0672596e/jack_s_big_jump. And it didn't sound like Abby. There's a part where Biff says, "I'm confused." Does anyone know who preformed him?
  15. ErnieBertGonzo

    ErnieBertGonzo Well-Known Member

    I was gonna bring the Biff part up, but I never got to it.

    It's more likely to be Matt Vogel than anyone else, knowing his current involvement with all (or most) of Jerry's characters.
  16. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    It didn't really sound like him to me.
  17. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I saw the Inspector 4 episode on Sesame's website, and it looks so much better in widescreen. PBS really needs to come to their senses. I need to get more people to sign the petition I started.
  18. Mupp

    Mupp Well-Known Member

    Generally speaking, I have enjoyed season 40.

    Yes, there did seem to be some budget issues, and it is VERY repetitive to see the same "Abby's Flying Fairy School" segments. Though I do like the segment, I think that the new characters are fun. Hopefully if it is continued in season 41, there will be a lot new segments.
    Judging from a photo of a Fairy School script in the "Sesame Street A Celebration" book which features a story about the characters earning their tooth fairy badges, there may be new episodes to come. (The budget allowing of course)

    I hated the fact that Ernie and Bert did not appear at all in any of the street stories, (Or any new material)

    I did enjoy the hidden gems, even though a lot of them were very obscure. But I guess its the thought that counts.

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