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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Season 44

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

  1. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Some staffer posted here that they stopped production on them during season 42. So, there's some possibilities:

    A. Keep re-runnin' em until they can make something new
    B. Make something new
    C. Send the episodes to a different animation company
  2. DTF

    DTF Well-Known Member

    Didn't one episode this season feature her in her first job as a Fairy Godmother? I know this is a weird analogy (but, trying to compare real life to being a Fairy Godmother, what isn't? :) ) but that seems like it would be something of a sign she'd graduated, like she isn't just a student at it anymore but like a medical school intern. Which tells me she'd probably have graduated from Kindergarten this season. (After that las, this post needed a funny juxtaposition to boot. :) )
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I honestly hope they just junk it and release them all to DVD. I like the segment, I really do. Just, when it becomes a 9 minute doorstop through the reruns that were rerun out of necessity to begin with, it drags the show down. If they made new episodes, I'd just see them spacing out 1 season's worth of episodes for 4 seasons and showing the same old ones anyway for padding.

    I'd say it's expensive segments like that one that aren't very helpful to their fiscal situation. They're created more for international consumption than the US, so at least it gets a return there... but when they spend money to make something, they get as much mileage out of it as possible. Can't blame them, but Abby should have been an alternating segment. Daily episodes weren't a good idea.
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Here it is:
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  5. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    That was good. Thanks, Antsam.
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    No problem.
  7. Peace

    Peace Active Member

    Was that Ryan Dillon as Elmo, there? He does a good job.
  8. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    It was Kevin. Tyler was the last celebrity he worked with.
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  9. Peace

    Peace Active Member

    Oh wow. Because Kevin's Elmo seemed slightly off in that appearance, to me at least. Something about the voice. That's why I thought it was Dillon, it was similar enough but slightly off.
  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Meant to post this earlier in the day, but:


    • All the songs from the street stories and Elmo the Musical segments
    • The "Park Rangers" song from "Sesame Street Explores National Parks" video series
    • "Sing" from the 2013 SW benefit gala
    • "Sesame Street Theme" from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
    • "Somebody Come and Play" from the Macy's Parade
    • Live version of "Rhymes for Mando" from the 2013 PBS Annual Meeting
    • Songs from the following resource videos: "Little Children, Big Challenges," "LCBC: Incarceration," "Words are Here, There and Everywhere"
    Hope you all enjoy it!
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  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Makes me wish the Crummy Pictures parody songs were longer.
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Now I feel slightly bad: I really didn't like the songs in the "Judy and the Beast" episode, but I just found that Chris Cerf did the music for them. What a waste of talent.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Like I said, that was a weak episode all around. Somehow, the story didn't make sense to me as if the girl wanted a unique animal, a horse is the furthest thing from unique for a girl in a story to have. There's a reason why cartoons devoted to them are for girls... eh... or are supposed to be for girls at any rate.

    I'd actually say that the songs were pretty much the only thing entertaining there.
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    To be honest, that doesn't surprise me. I think Chris lost his luster when he got older. He composed I Love Words, Abby's signature song and that wasn't exactly catchy. I still like it, I'm just saying.
  15. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Hey all! Sorry I haven't been posting on this thread about my thoughts on the episodes as much as I was quite a while ago! (Leave it to college stress and stuff like that!) But eventually I will continue where I left off as soon as I have a chance!

    Anyways, I'm not sure that anyone would care, but there's something I thought I'd share with you all, since it does have to do with one of the episodes from this season. In one of my English classes we just finished reading an essay called "One of the Bad Guys". The author/narrator who is Arab American expresses how unsettled he is about Hollywood thinking it's OK to portray people of his culture as villains in movies. Immediately, the story reminded me of "Mi Amiguita Rosita" where Rosita was in the same situation, only this time about Mexican kids stereotypically wearing sombreros, and taking siestas by a cactus next to their pet burros.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I was very impressed with that episode and the usage of Rosita as a whole this season. While being Hispanic certainly shouldn't be what the character is only about, they seem to forget virtually any of that for the character in the past few seasons, just using her character because Elmo needed someone to talk to and Carmen was on set that day.

    Rosita is a very strong character and role model for both girls and Latinos. Much more so than that overrated Dora. I was really happy they used her for her cultural aspects and merits of her own character rather than being another friend of Elmo, or the third girl in the show.
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  17. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I noticed a difference in the voice too. Maybe Kevin just had a cold when he recorded that segment or something. You never know.

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