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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 42

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

  1. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Whoa! Why did they even bother changing the number if they're showing the same thing sketch for sketch? That's not even close to trying to make a new episode. That's lazy and deceitful.

    SW is SERIOUSLY understaffed if they have to pull that kind of stunt. Really... why even bother changing the number? That's pointless.
  2. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    It is, but it's a cute episode!
  3. antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I actually like they're doing it this way. It's gives me a chance to see the exact same episode with no segments changed. I didn't record this one, though. Because I have the street story on DVD.
  4. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Yes I agree.
  5. antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    That's good.
  6. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It's ironic that starting last season they began doing 44-episode seasons and perhaps as a result went back to repeating street stories from past seasons. It seems like they're only repeating street stories shot in HD, yet there aren't really that many HD episodes yet.
  7. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  8. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's all well and good, but putting a new production number on it makes NO sense whatsoever. It's like they went the extra inch to relabel these episodes to say they're new, when they could have just run the same ones anyway. It makes no sense, it's a waste of a small amount of time, but a waste of time period. They have to pay someone to put that episode number graphic after all.
  9. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    ...when they COULD'VE paid someone to actually make changes to the episode to make it worthy of a reairing.
  10. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Probably would have had to pay them more... :crazy:

    This is just too strange for words. It's like they didn't want to make the effort to change anything... I can respect that, but the fact they took the time to relabel the epsidoes when they didn't need to... that's the confusing part. I'm sure it has something to do with PBS's end, like they didn't want to pay for more "new" episodes or something... but then it all comes back to why not just air the reruns as is?

    Confusing and circular.
  11. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay... now we're getting the Abby repeats.

    Also, the format changed abruptly back to where it was... Murray introducing letters and numbers. But at least he in introduced the letter with the help of Ovejita. The guessing game was still useless and I'm sure we'll see that several times.

    Nice to see another culture based episode. Marco's grown up rapidly. We haven't seen him for seasons, so it was kinda weird to see him that old. And the end of the episode not only covered a lost classic song, but at least it didn't look like the gloomy ghost town the street has become. All the adults and several of the Muppets at ONCE?! Is it pathetic to think that's revolutionary?

    Another great Super Grover 2.0, so so filler other than that. Liked seeing Traction Jackson's Imagine song again. Always thought that was cute.
  12. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The next new one won't air until the 17th, so a couple more eps with repeats.
  13. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was saying that they recently put more episodes into each season (or maybe it was just last season), but for the first time in years are recycling street scenes from past seasons. I guess it's a budget thing. I wonder whose idea (Sesame Workshop or PBS) it was to increase the number of episodes a season.

    And I'm assuming they're only recycling street stories shot in HD. Since they started shooting in HD there's only been 52 HD episodes before they went back to reusing old street stories, so I find that ironic since there aren't really many HD episodes to choose from (sure, there's enough for the remainder of repeated episodes, but it still seems small to me).

    I should have known the entire episode was a repeat when I saw Murray announce the number of the day, since I'd heard they dropped the letter/number of the day segments (unless they just don't appear in every episode anymore).
  14. antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I liked today's street story. I guess this was the show Abby was talking about in her ToughPigs interview. I liked their version of Amigo at the end. The new Murray tune-ins were cool. The new Super Grover 2.O was funny.
  15. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was just waiting for the other shoe to drop... or something. That's an apt metaphor, right?

    Nice to see that they started up the first five episodes of the season with the new episodes.
  16. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    As I said in my Mindset article, as much as I love these new Super Grover bits, I don't think they should be wasting them at the start of the season. Unless they filmed more than last year, they use of the 7 unaired E&B adventures.
  17. Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Yeah. It does look like there are a few that incorporate the letter and number of the day that are airing this season.
    I'm not too sure about that. According to Muppet Wiki the next new one is scheduled for this Friday.

    I guess I know what you mean about the repeats. After all, they did throw in a new Telly and Oscar sketch in a repeat episode. I wouldn't have known it was there if I hadn't seen it on the forums. It's quite confusing. They may as well save the new material for the new episodes.

    Well, he did look older than he probably should have been, but that's understandable. It happened with Miles and Gabi as well, and Richie Crawford of "Family Matters" fame and Chrissy Seaver of "Growing Pains." The list goes on and on.

    And yet, still no sign of Big Bird. It's not like him to miss a fiesta.
  18. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    No, the next new Abby's Flying Fairy School segment.
  19. Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Oh, I see. I really don't pay attention to the AFFS parts so I wouldn't know. Lol.
  20. cahuenga Active Member

    Which adults were in the Fiesta song?? were Bob, Susan and Gaby? and one question: where is Miles??? they have written out his character in the last three seasons! why??

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