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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 42

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I think Kevin said it best in the Mindset interview, saying that even though Elmo has such a big imagination, he can't find a way to make a rock believable.
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    And yet he can make a goldfish or even that awful "asking a baby" believable? I wouldn't have that much of an issue with that part of EW if it were a young child who could answer back instead of a baby, as Muppet-Kid moments have been a hallmark segment of Sesame as far back as ever. But every time he goes to ask the baby, it just makes me quote South Park, as it's "time to kick the baby" or even Garfield when it's "time to kick the puppy off the table".
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They weren't kidding about this being a Bubblefest. Even Abby's Fairy school mentioned Bubblegum.

    Alan and Chris kinda salvaged this one by hamming it up. Seemed like a pretty dull storyline... and a pretty deserted street for a Bubblefest (everyone out of town that day?) I mean, scores of people came for Jack's Jump and that Hat day... but Bubblefest? There was one kid there. I did like the fact they mentioned you can make your own bubblefluid at home... guess the exact directions are somewhere on the site.

    Was that a specific new Telly puppet built just to blow the bubbles? His eyes seemed frozen in open pose, and the sides of his cheeks looked different.

    Great Abby, though, somehow I felt they should've made a Popeye references about the Goons...

    [​IMG] Wouldn't it've been funny for Abby to turn into that? Loved her voice when she was, though... too bad that was only for 2 seconds.

    Reused Super Grover? eh? Okay. Really liked that Super Grover song. Was that a reference to something?
  4. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I saw both of the new episodes so far and they're pretty good. The first episode with the Herbert the Human Cannonball is pretty annoying, (thanks to Chris's role), but the other episode with Zoe and Elmo trying to make Rocco float was pretty cute. I like the new Pandora's Lunchbox from Abby's Flying Fairy School, and I even have a soft spot for Super Fairy and the new Super Grover 2.0 episode with force as the subject. (Watch for funny Star Wars references)
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The street storry was all right. I liked Telly's attemps to blow bubbles. The George Lopez liquid bit was great. George Lopez is one of my favorite shows. The new Murray tune-ins were fun. AFFS was funny. The Super Grover 2.O song was awesome!
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I noticed that the squid from the Heaviest Catch sketch on the TV looked a lot more seamless than the version online. It looked like it was the shading or something, but definitely looked a little different and more believable.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Considering we're had 4 consecutive science based storylines, I think this was the best one. Maybe because Oscar's always great... I dunno. But this was a lot more fun than the 2 engineering based ones and the chemistry based one we had yesterday. We got some great Oscar moments and more than one adult human. The sequence in Maria and Luis's bedroom was PRICELESS! Loved the vulvulvulwhatever those things are moment. Definitely stood out in a crowd more than the last three... though tomorrow, I'm glad we're getting a geometry based episode.

    What can I say about the Glee parody I haven't yet said.... gee... I don't watch Glee that much, so I don't know if the guy in the beard hat and glasses is anyone specific... when I saw him, all I could thing of was:

    Abby once again screws things up by adding odd fairy technology in AFFS... come on... Rapunzel hair gel? NO ONE saw that coming? I guess if they did, it would have been a boring 7 minutes of them sitting around.

    Then I had the problem DW had last season... during a wonderful Super Grover 2.0, the screen went green for half the segment. Shame. That was a VERY good sketch... especially since Super Grover never considered just holding the door while the mouse brought the cheese out. Of course, Charlies had doors that swung open in both directions, so he never had to face that problem.

    And I LOVE that Sesame Street Rizzo like puppet.

    Still, you'd think the film where the kid did yoga would feel right at home in an episode later this season where they actually DO yoga.
  8. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I watched the Bubble episode today, and thought it was pretty cute. I'm pretty annoyed though that so far no episodes had Big Bird. I like the Little Bunny Foo Foo episode of Abby more than the original too. If you haven't watched it you'll really laugh when poor Abby and Gonnigain turn into goons. I also enjoy the use of Ovejita without the exact same episode repeated again and again.
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The street story was great. I loved seeing the Pesties again. The new Murray tune-ins were all right. AFFS was funny. Super Grover 2.O was hilarous! I already saw the Glee parody so, I'm not gonna say how great it was.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Ya' know what I'm wondering? If Murray's science bits don't specify the number and letter in his intros, what did they film that lottery bit for?
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing next season. They have been filming some season 43 footage along with the 42 stuff. So it could either be there or later this season.

    Loving the kinda sorta Transformers parody today. It's nice to see them go from a science street story to a math based one... even though the two fields are quite close. I swear that some of those Muppets running around at first were caricatures of the stars of the movie. One looked like Shea and I guess the girl was supposed to be Megan Fox. Liked the reference to Bumble Bee.

    That AFFS makes me want a Blogg toy even more. I hope they don't drag their feet on that one. Liked Abby being ticked about being dirty too. Stuff actually seems to be happening to her lately.

    And HEY! A full uninterrupted week of NEW AFFS? Inconceivable!

    And of course, another great SG2.0 segment. The seagull really sold it. Wonder why out of 5 episodes so far we only got one Bert and Ernie, and a rerun at that... hopefully we'll see more later in the season.

    But the biggest highlight (even though they could have used this before) was seeing the Two Headed Monster again.
  13. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I saw the PU episode, and it is the best yet! I love seeing Huxley's minions, and the Professor reminds me of Huxley himself. Probably because of his eyebrows or should I say the minion's aunt and uncle! I like Gonnigan's Rapunzel hair cream, and even more so for Super Grover with the mouse in the diner.
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Today's street story was funny. I loved the faces they had when they changed into shapes. The new Murray tune-ins were fun. AFFS was hilarous! Super Grover 2.O was funny and the bit with the Two-Headed Monster was good. I got rid of the episode after I watched it, since it's gonna be on DVD. That being said, I hope they rerun AFFS, SG 2.O and the Two-Headed Monster bit.
  15. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. The ones involving Oscar are always the best. But I guess I said that a thousand times already. Lol.
  16. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Oscar's always funny , and I agree that Maria being the only thing that can wake Louis was hilarious!
  17. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    This season so far has been AMAZING! I love every episode so far, especially Shape-O-Bots (thank you Andy Samberg!). But I really am loving this season, I hope it keeps going the way it's been going it's hilarious. Oh, and I shouldn't forget Super Grover 2.0, the one with the mouse, pitch perfect. The parodies are great ("G" especially). I'm just loving this season :insatiable::super:
  18. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    I agree, that's a lot more like it. But if they must rerun the segments, rather than show the same seven or eight segments over and over, they could rerun all the ones from the past two seasons, maybe alternate. Then we'd have SOME more variety, if a segment is shown more than once, it will probably be only two or three times in the season.
    At least it still holds up a lot better than that incredibly boring "How Milk is Made" segment from the first episode!
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Today's episode involves Elmo and Telly as "The Cowboy Pair" (this sounds like a past episode I haven't seen, probably a repeat but I'm not sure.

    I've walked in and out of the room at times, so I may have missed some segments (I don't remember seeing any segments for today's letter, E), but here's a (probably incomplete) list of today's segments:
    • Word on the Street: Pair
    • The Cowboy Pair
    • Word of the Day Explanation: Pair
    • Abby's Flying Fairy School: Blogg turns into a puppet
    • Ding-Along Song
    • Salty and Pierre: 2
    • Murray Has a Little Lamb: Irish Tap Dancing School
    • Mad Men
    • Claymation: A caveman helps the other get warm
    • Elmo's World: Farms

    Aside from the word of the day segments and Elmo's World (and I guess the number of the day being 2, which is what pairs come in), it looks like the segments weren't themed by the topic of the street scene. There was a lot of variety in today's episode. Though I guess there aren't too many segments about pairs, especially not in any of the "daily segments".

    I think the street story would make a great headliner for a DVD release: "The Cowboy Pair and Other Western Tales". It could be followed by several classic Sesame Street western sketches. Maybe even have a round of "The Best of Forgetful Jones" as the entire second half hour (or as a bonus).
  20. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's a repeat from Season 40. And it's exactly what I didn't want; a repeat with nothing changed, except for a new number slapped on. Last year we had repeats, but they changed everything else in the show. I was hoping they'd do the same with these, but apparently not.

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