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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 44

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    That would be wonderful.
     
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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, the season finale was on today. I guess they were waiting for the first day of Spring to tie in the whole plant theme... but they really make you wait for the last episode of the season that way.

    Anyway, we close the season with a good Stinky the Stinkweed storyline. Zoe's there too. I don't see why she's so underused. Not to mention Luis got an episode in there. And there's a good fan joke about a Muppet character being left out of an encyclopedia in there. Joey really milks the crap out of his performance as Stinky, especially in this one.

    And suffice to say, other than the word of the day, a cute cartoon about a mouse planting a strawberry seed, and a Letter L Rube Goldberg device, everything else was reused footage. Like, Jason Mraz's "Outdoors" reused. Kind of a shame there wasn't any other new stuff they would have saved for the last episode of the season.

    I got to admit, this has been a pretty good season. Could have used a little more Big Bird, but Cookie's Crummy pictures is the best thing to happen to the show in a long time. Even better than Super Grover 2.0. Other than a few weaker episodes (Judy and the Beast especially), we've seen some really good stuff this year. Including that Ernie and Bert based street story. Next season looks good, but usually these anniversary seasons are hit or miss... though, admittedly because we feel the need to build them up to something.
     
  3. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Today's street story was funny. Stinky cracked me up when he said "Christopher". The WOTD bit was good. Anna is cute. Also, it's nice to see Elmo, Abby and Murray together. This season was amazing! We got lots of great street stories. My favorites were the Jerry Nelson tribute and Lights, Camera, Bert. Ryan and Matt have proven to be perfect performers for Elmo and the Count. There were lots of great inserts: Rhymes for Mando, That's Cooperation, the Sesame Street Alphabet, Me Encanta Mi Cabello, there's too many to name. Mando is a nice addition to the Street. It's too bad he never worked with Kevin though. Cookie's Crummy Pictures is a great new segment. Every one of them was hilarious. The new Elmo the Musicals were good as usual. This season was much better than the last two seasons. I cannot wait for next season!
     
  4. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    I liked a lot this season, but I think season 42 it`s one of the bests since at least season 39..
     
  5. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    I think this has been the absolute worst season so far. Every single clip in HD except that one sketch with the CGI twiddlebugs from Season 38. It isn't the same show anymore, and it never will be. I know I've said this before, but this is how I feel. I think they're doing a good job, but I'm not happy.
     
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member


    Let me ask you something: how is the quality of something new based on how much old stuff it plays?
     
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  7. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    I am just an overly nostalgic person. I went through a period of time when I didn't watch the show much, but one day in Spring of '97, SS was all that was on and so I watched it, and I saw this clip that I remembered from when I was really little, and it got me hooked on the show all over again. The only reason why I kept watching was because they were still showing clips from my childhood. So I feel like there's no need for me to watch it anymore. I know most people probably won't agree with me, but that's how I feel. It's all I'm saying.
     
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    You could just watch it for the, you know, new stuff they make. It's actually good.
     
  9. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Some of it is, but whenever I think about how good the show used to be compared to how it is now, it makes me sad, and I just can't seem to enjoy it.
     
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Saying the show is lacking in quality for the lack of older skits which you can find, like... virtually everywhere else anyway just doesn't make sense. If it's an actual basis of show and the quality of the actual content, that's a logical debate. Even if SW did its darndest to hide classic content, I'd agree to some extent... but they don't.

    If you don't like the show for it's new content, there's no problem with that. But also, it means you probably should stop watching (unless you're insanely loyal...I totally still watch the Simpsons and Family Guy after all... that's loyalty right there). There's plenty of classic content on the internet for those who don't like how the show is currently.

    That said, I can't abide by this being the worst season due to the lack of classic clips (they'd all be 90's ones meaning we'd have to suffer "kids painting a number Mural" or worse... Alphaboy). There were plenty of reasons this season was quite good, and some of them are pretty hefty changes that made the show better than it was currently. They had Rosita-centric episodes where she actually was explored as a character and as an ethnic character as well. Not "that other friend of Elmo's that's a girl that's not Abby or Zoe that we only keep around to keep Carmen on the payroll." We actually had some pretty strong street stories that didn't focus too much on Anvilicious curricula. The Hispanic Heritage and Self regulation focuses were delightfully nuanced and done entertainingly. Unlike the health and especially the nature initiatives that gave us such classics as the same guessing game episodes over and over. There are things that the season lacked, like new Abby cartoons and Super Grover 2.0's (adding to the insane repetition of segments), and a couple weak episodes... but overall, a very good season for a recent one.
     
  11. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Since this didn't air I might as well put it here. I love the way she sings Z the second time:
     
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  12. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Why didn't that one air? Just curious about that.
     
  13. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    They ran out of places to put it? What I wanna know is what's the hold-up for the season finale getting a guide on Muppet Wiki? http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4426
     
  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member


    Because I'm a busy guy, thank you.
     
  15. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Anthony, you need to bear in mind that when you have a lot going on in your life (like school or work for example), those have to be your first priority, then when you manage to get all of that done and out of the way, you can focus on all the good stuff (in this case, putting up the Episode 4426 guide up on Muppet Wiki).

    Jim Henson himself once said: "Once you've decided on priority, do the jobs you like least first! It makes each successive job easier."
     
  16. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    You both make excellent points. I'll just keep waiting. It'll come eventually.
     
  17. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    That's the spirit! Also, the next time you're feeling this way (because someone is really busy with their life), just remember the quote from Jim I used in my previous post.
     
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Unless they're doing that budget conscious (read: cheapskate) thing where they hold it over for next season. Lame, if you ask me. Especially since they put sooooo much repeat footage on the show.

    I mean, really? The High School Musical parody? That's something that hasn't been relevant since Bush left the White House. And in full frame too. But yeah, that stuff happens. I'm a little more annoyed we're going to have to wait months for the Star Wars Crummy Pictures parody. Admit it... once you heard there was one, you were on pins and needles for it, even though we all knew it was going to be next season. I mean it's Star Wars, for crying out loud.
     
  19. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member


    Thanks for replying, Antsam. I've been feeling a bit discouraged that my posts have been ignored lately, so I'm glad someone responded here. Yeah. I figured they probably didn't have space for it on the show. Yet I don't see why they could have used that instead of other sketches that they keep repeating over and over again. That's something they should have taken into consideration.

    Side note to Oscarfan: I know the feeling. I've been superbusy with a lot of things as well, so we all understand.
     
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So... any word on if next season finally does away with Abby's Flying School? Not that I didn't like the segment, but it was being rerun to death. This season didn't even feature a single new cartoon. I know the standard is, a year of reruns then it gets retired.
     

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