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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 41

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Oh, okay. I guess they didn't count Big Bird's brief cameo in that episode as part of his 'four episodes' this season.

    I know someone mentioned that there was a lack of Oscar this season. (I'm too lazy to go back through the threads and read the post again.) I agree, it seems like Big Bird got more airtime than we expected, but Oscar hasn't been seen too much. He did have a big part in today's ep, so there's a start. What happened to the episode where he starts his company Dirtballs with Bert and Herry? Are they still planning that episode this season. I haven't heard much about it lately, so I just thought I'd ask. In fact, maybe I'll check with Muppet Wiki about that.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Two episodes with Oscar as the star (the Dirtballs one and Grouch Mother's Day) are airing the last week of December. I long wait, especially because they look like really good episodes.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The wiki doesn't even have any info about the last 4 episodes yet. You'd think we'd've gotten some info somewhere by now.

    And until I see proof, I doubt Herry's really going to be in that episode. They said "Harry" and that could just as easily be a new character as it is a typo.

    And I do think Oscar's basically gotten guest cameo status in most of the episodes so far. Can't wait until he's the actual center of attention.
  4. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Well...we did see Herry last season in the "Wing in a Sling" episode (with Jerry Nelson in a cameo, no less). At least we know they have the puppet to use if they wanted. Since Jerry still does the voice of the Count (and Fat Blue) while Matt Vogel puppeteers...it's possible they could do the same with Herry, right? I'd like to be optimistic and say we might actually see Herry this season.

    I also wonder about Bert's role in that episode. We got all excited about the pigeon episode and we all know how that turned out...:rolleyes:

    I can't wait to see the Oscar episode, too. To replace a word in a popular phrase, "With all these Elmo episodes around, there's got to be a pony somewhere."

    I'm wondering if even the kids are getting tired of these "all-Elmo all-the-time" episodes with the same AFFS and number murals over and over. Can't be good for the ratings.

    Convincing John
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    True, we did get a Herry cameo last year but it was practically on a gem level signaling how he's crossed over to "old obscure" status.

    I'd love to see more Herry but given the current State of the Street, i'm guessing it won't be Herry Monster but a one-shot character, probably with a play-on-words of "Dirty Harry"
  6. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    I'm guessing that since some sponsor letters have already been repeated this season (two F episodes?), the rehashed Season 39 episodes don't count against the usual total of one per letter. So we might still see the Telly/Oscar sketch about N this season... *keeps her fingers crossed*
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's true, but I would hate for everyone to think Herry's in the episode and then complain that he actually wasn't. Better to be surprised than disappointed, better to be proven wrong than proven right. Yes, the character could easily make an appearance, but it could just as easily be a new character (or even, benefit of the doubt, a human kid).

    I don't recall F being repeated at all (except for the rerun repackaged episodes which I'm not watching) . But I really get the feeling that other than a few structural hugely publicized segments, that is the parodies and new animations from contest winners, they pretty much just threw segments to fill out the episodes, and did so like it was an afterthought or just being very short handed. We got a new segment, a long musical number, used twice. If they don't use the Oscar and Telly N segment in a new episode, they might just use it in a rerun based episode (like the Super Grover segment about the letter F).

    And of course, there was This specific sketch that was supposed to air several episodes ago, but we didn't even see a G sponsored episode at all.
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The Harry character is an AM character, not Herry (sorry, guys).

    Also, two repeats later this year will have G (4253) and N (4255) as the sponsors. So, hopefully, the two segments will air in those. I mean, we don't even know if they shot the Telly/Oscar bit (I read about Annie writing it). It'd be a shame if they don't show the G game though, we hardly see Mr. Johnson anymore. On a side note, I'm more concerned why we haven't seen any Prairie Dawn; she's such a great character/foil and there's no reason not to make stuff with her or at least re-use some stuff.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen that much of Fran period. Not even Zoe.
  10. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    No Herry? Aww...

    Well, let's hope that Bert is actually starring IN this upcoming episode and not have it be 13 minutes of Elmo with a fleeting cameo of Bert at the beginning and ending of the story.

    Convincing John
  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Hate to be the barer of bad news, but the Bert in that episode is another AM, named "Burt". Our favorite square does make an appearance in that episode, though.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    WHy... the FROG... would they have a freakin other character named Burt. I hope that's a joke.
  13. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    I hope this just a joke. Please tell us this is a joke. Okay, Herry and 'Harry', I get. That makes sense. But 'Burt'? Come on! It reminds me of something I saw in a Simpons episode the other day...

    I am so thankful for that Sesame clip video archive and Youtube right now...

    'Burt'...yeesh.


    Convincing John
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I checked out the preview on their site. The two AM's (they are movers/ business owners Oscar hires) might be a parody or reference to something (really wanna say Flight of the Concords, but I've never seen it). Looks like a good episode anyway.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Another meh.

    Telly and Elmo playing with an Aurora Letter of the Day model... didn't realize they needed glue and this bone (or stick as the case may be). Nice bit of self satire (at least I'm guessing that was self satire) with the constant saying of what words began with I (and coincidences thereof) and the random song at the end.

    Some dude in an Elmo costume almost demonically mumbling Elmo's world, Elmo's world... I don't wanna get into that.


    REALLY liked the Traction Jackson cartoon about the letter I and imagining what the sign said. Is this new? I don't remember it.

    And./.. reruns, reruns, reruns, reruns... ooh at least they reran an Ernie and Bert segment.
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    What was the E&B segment?
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I heard my Dog Bark remake.
  18. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I was going to ask about that one. I wasn't sure if that was new to this season or not. I thought that sounded like Frank as Bert, but Eric is so good it's sometimes hard to tell. Plus Frank does still perform once or twice per season.

    I was wondering about that. I missed the 'Itsy Bitsty Spider' episode sponsored by the letter N. I thought the Telly/Oscar bit would have been in that one, but I guess I haven't missed it.
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    So everyone can look out for it, the Telly/Oscar bit was about the letter B and aired in the "Abby Thinks Oscar is a Prince" repeat. So, look for a re-run on your station!
  20. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, Oscarfan. I guess that's the trouble with having so many 'reruns' this season. You don't think there will be anything new there, but sometimes they throw a curveball. I think I missed the 'Price' episode this morning. I'll have to watch for the next time it airs.


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