Hansel and Gretel are ascended extras, aren't they? They're basically fourth or fifth string gag characters that go an entire street story devoted to them (and Big Bird). And I have to admit, German stereotypes are always funny (what the heck is a Schnitzel anyway? Aside from the guy who goes "Radda Radda"). Actually, I like the fish jugglers much better than Wolfgang popping up. It's much more insanely silly, and that's what this episode is about, isn't it? besides, it would just be a copy of the Cookie Monster bit earlier anyway. Funny how I gush about Hansel and Gretel becoming main characters when I complain about the same thing in Arthur and D.W.'s friends... I agree with what Oscarfan said earlier... the remake of Loaf of Bread, as cute and gorgeous the animation was, was very redundant after seeing basically the same joke with Eric Stonestreet. Especially since they twisted that one so nicely. Quote the butter: Am I THAT forgettable?! Man, I hope Ed O'Neil does one of these so we can have everyone from Modern Family. I appreciate the Simon Says bits more knowing Ce Lo and Ziggy Marley were the ones behind it. I know the TrueMud spoof isn't new, but I actually watched some of the show since then, and while it's mostly a name only parody, it kept some pretty thorough details. I never actually noticed it before, but just as the "show" starts, you can see a Muppet caricature of Lafayette busing tables. Come to think of it, he should have been the one that hooked up Muppet Bill Compton with the mud, considering he deals in "V." Can't help that... I saw some of the first season and Lafayette stole the show for me. I noticed a couple things about the Elmo Musical episode today... The opening number seemed to be Gilbert and Sullivan-esque. Would have been a nice parental bonus if all the songs were like that... Elmo asking "Is Eight enough?" SOMEONE has got to get that stealth pun. Loved the nod to Mack the Knife at the end of the Dancing with the Whale bit... (the "Look out ol' Moby is back" bit) And is it just me, or does Leslie use the same voice for Velvet as she does: Now I got Elmo and Velvet singing the real lyrics of that in my head.