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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 42

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

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I think that the purple wolf is one of the best wolf puppets out there. I do dig the blue Herry looking wolf, that's not without its charm, but I didn't really like the light grey wolf they had that one time.

    Now that I think about it, Tyler's wolf is pretty much my second favorite puppeteer after Jerry's wolf. Joey's wolf, I can't remember if that was the one that had the voice that would later be Blogg's or the weird cartoonish John Travolta impersonation.

    But Tyler's corny operatic thespian wolf is a nice change of pace. Somehow it works better in the purple wolf anyway. I LOVE the eyebrow mechanism on that one. I also loved that Gilbert and Sullivan style musical number.
  2. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Okay. Good to know he's still around. It's a shame it's just in an insert though. Oh, well. There's always next season.

    AHA! Holland! That's what country Pino is from. I couldn't remember that. Lol. Now I can sleep tonight.

    Actually, I'm more of an Alberado fan so I don't really keep track of that many of the other cultures versions of the show.

    I agree. We got two eps in a row where Big Bird was in the main plot. That's what they need to do on a regular basis. They need to bring the focus back on him and less on Elmo and Abby.

    Yeah. I'm assuming Matt did some work with BB while Caroll was performing Oscar. I have noticed he had more of a 'congested' kind of voice for a few of his lines. Just a little curious on that.

    I agree with that completely, but at least the puppet versions of B&E will get a street scene this season. That's something to look forward to.

    Yeah. I actually thought Tyler did a better Janice than David Rudman. Fer sure!
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Anything come on after Super Grover 2.0? I didn't get to see the rest of it, and I'm kinda thankful the SG2 was a rerun.

    I kinda took the first story as a gag that humans play with bear dolls, so bears play with human dolls. I'm not sure that was the point, though.

    And I guess if I actually heard the original version of Ate my Red 2 or whatever it was called, I'd get the joke.

    And they forgot one thing Seth Rogan was embarassed about. Green Hornet.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Thankful for reruns?!
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Otherwise I would have missed a new one.
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The street story today was kind of cute. The Word of the Day bit was funny. The new Murray tune-ins were fun. Ate my Red 2 was very catchy and funny!
  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The only other segments after that were this remake of "Somebody Come and Play":


    ...and Elmo's World on building things.
  8. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I thought the "Ate my red 2" was a hilarious video, yet very informative and educational.
  9. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    Today's episode was OK as social-development episodes go; seeing Gordon in pink when he told Baby Bear about gender clichés got the point across without running it into the ground. So did Curly Bear's offhand decision to play with the truck at the end of the street scene. (I half expected the old "Guys and Dolls" parody to show up on this episode--too bad "Monsterpiece Theater" as a whole is defunct!)

    I was also happy to notice a new transition to the letter of the day and a new(ish) cartoon that didn't come from "Sesame English". (Did any other adults out there think "letter recognition crossed with Are You My Mother, in one minute"? :flirt:)

    As for the number card trick transition, it's clever in a way but Murray still feels out of place without Ovejita. The transitions that have her counting (in Spanish) whatever Murray conjures up, shows the teamwork I've come to expect.

    Of course, "Monster Came and Ate My Red 2" was funny as both a song parody and a sight-gag sketch; Cookie Monster's appearances in flashbacks and the present showed him true to his old-school character. (How many of us knew Cookie would also eat the second red 2? Most of us, I bet... :insatiable:)

    Edited to add: The live-action "Somebody Come and Play" remake wasn't half bad; I'll take real kids at play, skipping past parts of the song, over the same old animated versions any day. (Did the teacher at P.S. 22 copy those notes from an old Sesame songbook?)

    As for "Elmo's World"--it's a crying shame that Sesame Workshop can't even replace it with a different Elmo-centered series. There have been no new installments for two years now, and not even a rumor of new ones coming out. Sooner or later, even a die-hard fan in day care is going to get bored with EW after seeing the whole series. :sigh:
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really want to see them try to slowly ween kids off of it. I mean, if they take about 15 minutes of random Elmo footage, would that be any different, and would that hold their interest? I know the 2 episodes that didn't have it somehow confused kids, but that's probably because they didn't have Elmo in the episodes at all. I want to see them try that again. Or at LEAST experiment with Elmo's Backyard.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I saw the street story, and everything else IO saw was pure rerun filler... so that's the only thing that matters. Plus, I already saw the Elmo song online a week ago (Big Bird's in it... so it is pretty good).

    Cute and informative, I guess... there weren't any laughs unless you really liked the reference to the Wonder Woman transformation sequence Elmo did...

    But I think it's time to discuss another issue...

    anyone else not liking how they're staggering these episodes? One a week, 2 the next, three in one than a whole week for one... then we have to wait 2 weeks for another new episode. I know they're trying to stretch a month's worth of episodes to fit 5 months... but is that really necessary? Especially through the wait of reruns to get a "new" episode full of rerun filler? I understand they can't put them all on at once, but why can't they just split the episodes up into groups or something and air them uninterrupted?
  12. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The street story today was alright. The Murray tune-ins were fun. My favorite part was We All Got the Moves with the three stars of SS: Elmo, Abby, and Big Bird.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And what the heck was up with that unimaginative and boring bit about 6? 6 Kids look at a number 6 made of rocks?

    Really, considering I saw Elmo's got the moves (which was pretty good, actually... never thought I'd hear Elmo et al Autotuned) on Youtube, I coulda just stopped after the street story.
  14. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    Most of you have said what I was going to say about the street scene and the "Got the Moves" song, except for one observation: if I were a butterfly, I'd suspect that a much larger creature in disguise was a potential predator instead of a friend. Maybe Gordon, science teacher that he is, should've told Elmo that before the poor monster went to so much trouble with the costumes.

    Moving right along: That "F is for Father" film/song in today's episode was new, well-written and full of cute moments; it also taught a social lesson on the side (dads and kids can have fun doing many things together). So why couldn't the Workshop find an equally watchable film for the number of the day? I have a feeling those "numbers hidden in the rocks" segments will become as infamous to the next generation of older fans as the "kids painting number murals" series is to ours.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I kinda missed out on that because I had...ehm hrrrmmmm hrrmmm... matters to attend to (I was waiting for Abby, but... you know how those things are). But I'm sure it will surface on the Youtube channel soon.

    But that 6 thing was dull.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Missed everything after the Letter of the Day. Anything interesting after that?

    I guess this was a cute episode for those who have to deal with their brothers or sisters. Really dug the references to M.C. Hammer in that flashback. Songs were pretty well done too. Is Chris's sister in any other projects? She's fantastic. She really should be made a regular. Still, another episode with only a couple Muppets, a couple humans and no one else... It would have been something to see Oscar comment on Baby Bear and Curley's arguments... but that happened already.

    Can we PLEASE get someone to tell Sesame Workshop the Sanrio-ized letter segments suck? They're like the equivalent of the mural paintings to me right now.
  17. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The street story today was cute. Thw Word of the Day bit with Jimmy Kimmel was funny. The new Murray tune-ins were cool.
  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Just re-used everything, except for new tune-ins and a new cartoon about the number 20. You can see it on the website.
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    What on Earth was that weird rapping zebra bit?
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That somehow would have made more sense at the end of the Shape-oBots episode.

    There's numerous things I can say about today's episode, but I'll cut to the quick. I could deal with it either "It isn't so hard! See?" or an overly optimistic "this is good sign of things to come," But let's not stress over it.

    Mumford came back. A fan favorite classic came back and there was no reports of toddlers going ape about a character they don't remember. Bringing back classic characters should be a recurring event. At least one or two a season.

    Other than that, nice little references to the Flying School and Elmo's world by the detective. Was AFFS ever mentioned outside the segment? That makes it seem more connected to the series. Liked the gag camera angles/movements referencing those cop shows.

    Not really much else to comment on, but that's the Lottery segment that we've been waiting for... I'm not sure it's the same one they were shooting.

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