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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 40

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

  1. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I was wondering about that, but I'm glad they're cutting it short now. I thought that segment dragged on for too long before, so having Murray guess the school right away is an improvement. Though I don't know why they still need that segment at all, seems like Murray does enough on the show already.

    I had a feeling that was Frank since the guy sounded like :attitude:. So he did the mad man and Bert, today's ep must have been a busy one for him. It's nice that we saw the real Bert & Ernie today rather than the 'Great Adventures' claymation version, I wasn't too fond of the animated Cookie Monster though.

    As for my comments on the street scene, I thought that was a little weak compared to the last ep, but I did like Luis singing about everything. What TV show was that referencing anyway? I was sort of disappointed that Oscar didn't show up when Telly and Elmo found the racoon by his can.

    Now, I probably won't see the next few eps because I'll be away, but keep my updated in case anything exciting happens this season. BTW, thanks to Antsam for putting up the link for that You Tube clip with Kermit on Elmo's World, now I don't have to wait for the rerun. Lol.
  2. alizakaila

    alizakaila Well-Known Member

    thursday's episode-repeat

    a repeat of tuesday's episode. Can't they show new ones instead of repeating one that just aired? Considering the fact that the season started later than in the past and there have only been reruns on for such a long time
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I see what you're getting at... but something tells me one of 2 things... one, they're trying to get insanely experimental with the materials to try to bring more life into the show (something they've done countless times since as far back as the 90's) or 2, Murray hosting the show is a LOT cheaper than having any of the actors come in and perform new skits. Again, budget. And it really does seem pencil thin, when you rewatch the "Cowmonster Pair" segment. We had, what, 5 other puppeteers for Bo Peep and the Animals? And ones that were available that day? Plus, only 2 human actors. No Kids, no other characters, not even Oscar in his OWN trashcan.

    It SHOULD be episode 4189, where Baby Bear learns about Bees. That's according to both Muppet Wiki and my local listings. I'll check it out in a half hour when it starts, though....
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Quote of the episode :"I've heard all the Bee Propaganda before!"- Baby Bear.

    Well, we got some older footage in the show... unfortunately it wasn't really great stuff... Alphaboy's foot tickling, The Count's favorite song about six, and Dancers dancing to an obvious knockoff of "Linus and Lucy" with Big Bird's narration. Not really great stuff, but we're getting there. Though in the 40 years of footage they had, they couldn't come up with anything better than Alphaboy for "F?"

    The street story was a delight. Especially with me and my giant rational fear of bees which causes me to act irrationally. Baby Bear coloring flowers with Alligator King Crayons (All those years of Where's Waldo paid off, I don't think anyone would have spotted that without multiple viewings)... Abby's trouble with her cellular wand, complaining about her Friends and Fairies plan. And of course the Joe Pesci-esque bee bossing them around.

    Another good, albeit long Abby's Fairy Flying School... Did that Genie sound a little like a Johnathan Harris impersonation to anyone else? I hope this generates merchandise... I want a Blogg figure/plush.

    Ernie and Bert's Great Adventure about the plants... did that remind anyone else of the Dom Deluise Muppet Show sketch about the Adopt a Monster foundation? Every time Bert had to yodel to the Austrian plant, all I could think of was DOm frantically crooning "Ain't She Sweet?" while trying to take care of the others.

    And a boring film/song about kids dancing like bees and a rerun Elmo's World about Skin...

    After three days of the format, I'm slowly getting tolerant to it... not liking it, tolerating it. I LOVE Murray, and I think he's the best thing to hits SS in years, and I think we can have some of what he does... just not the whole Saturday Morning TV host bit. And after three days, I'm just gonna come out and say it... it feels more like we're watching an international Co-Production of the show than anything else. Though I do like the "Bring Out Your F" bit... Wonder if that's any reference to Monty Python's Bring Out your dead bit from Holy Grail.
  5. MuppetManAZ

    MuppetManAZ Member

    That was my exact thought the first time I saw an episode — I want a Blogg plush!
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It would be much better if we just didn't do DST at all... it's SO pointless!

    Dang, how did so many people ziffel me in such a short time? !
  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    My thoughts on #4188:

    The street plot was nice! Kind of long though. I loved the Canadian moose and Luis' assorted songs. Telly wasn't all that funny in this one.

    Format-wise,t his episode was more loose that the previous ones. I loved the Man Men sketch and Ernie's Dinger song! While it's nice that Murray's lamb segment was cut short, it kind of defeats the purpose of it. That animated Cookie thing was weird.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Question - who's doing the new episode information on the Wiki at the moment? Not to be a nitpicker, but there's some slight discrepancies with the episode titles.
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I did most of them.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with the episode titles?
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Some of the titles on the Wiki don't match what's being listed on various TV Guides and info descriptions on cable...

    Like for example, for the episodes that have just recently aired, they have them listed as like "Frankly, it's Becoming a Habitat", "The Cowmonster Pair", and "Baby Bear is Afraid of Bees".
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I watched today's episode. The street plot, Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, and even Abby's Fairy School were all good.
  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Most of those were created before the official titles were online/in guides, so I wrote a brief plot title from the press kit info.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member


    Anyshoe, did anyone besides me get a kick out of the jabs of today's technology? Abby complaining about lack of bars on her cellular wand? How she should switch to another network? How she's not fond of her current "friends and fairies" plan? And the ever classic "Can you hear me now?"

    Today's new episode also kind of reminded me of Bee Movie, lol. Good movie, but I guess you have to be a fan of Jerry Seinfeld to appreciate it.
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And I thought my thread killing days were over... :o
  17. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member


    Because every Sesame Street fan should know that it wouldn't be 40 years on the show without :) making some appearance.
  18. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    I don't know about all of you, but I think that if they could, then maybe the 3-d Abby's Fairy school segements should be on DVD.

    That leaves more time for the street story, as they do need to show more of the Street scenes and less of the new stuff and bring back some of the old commericals moments on the show. :wisdom:

    Also the idea of making Murray, the Sesame Street version of Traveling Uncle Matt from Fraggle Rock is a stroke of genius, in my opinion. :batty:
  19. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Most areas did play a new episode today - #4189 Baby Bear Is Afraid of Bees. Of course each PBS station is different so sounds like that was a local quirk with yours.

    Keep in mind though that regardless of what time of the year the season debuted, since there are only 26 episodes a season now, new episodes will be spaced out. Since it's the very beginning, we're treated to several new episodes in a row now but there will be gaps between them (otherwise they'd all be shown in just over five weeks).
  20. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    All the titles for the Season 40 episodes can be found at the Episode Guide section of sesamestreet.org (man, i wish they'd update that with stuff older than season 35!)

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