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Your Thoughts: When Families Grieve Sesame Special

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    This Wednesday night, PBS will be airing a very special Sesame Street program “When Families Grieve” to help children and families who have recently lost a loved one. The prime time special premieres at 8 pm eastern, 7 pm central on PBS.

    You can find out all about the special here…
    http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2010/040810.shtml

    After your watch the show, please share your thoughts.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'm already tearing up!
  3. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    I watched it all the way through, it def had its tear jerking moments and overall i give it a thumbs up for what they did

    However i feel IMO that the parts with Elmo and his family did not fit at all, i felt them almost mocking to at least 3 of the families in this special. they were well put together but the transition between the real world families and Elmo's family didn't work for me.

    i feel they almost should've been their own separate part of the special

    the parts with Katie Couric and Elmo & Jessie i liked they seemed proper

    over all thumbs up for the Special i enjoyed it in a way and i admire what they did, and my heart goes out to those families
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I thought the special was pretty good. I liked how they had some parts with Elmo's family interviewed just like the real-life families. They should have done that in the previous two specials.
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  7. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i like the elmo segment alot better separated i think it works much much better this way
  8. HootsytheOwl

    HootsytheOwl Member

    Talking About Grief

    Hi there.

    What a good special that was! I liked the way most of it was done, except for the way that Katie Couric's demeanor and decor during the Elmo/Jessie interviews seemed like a psychologist. (Yecch!) I hope this special helps people who are going through grief at any stage of their life. I really felt bad for the children and their parents in the special. At some parts it was hard to watch, because it was so very sad. If I were to give this a rating I think I'd give it a 9.


    Your dear friend,
    Kitt.
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to watch this and comment on it latter.
  11. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    I do like they have captions on the Elmo "Uncle Jack" segment. I was worried I couldn't watch it. (the sound board being fried on my computer.)
  12. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    I really like the fact that the whole Uncle Jack story is available to watch online.

    Its a shame that the whole thing wasn't included in the TV special. But I suppose they just didn't have enough time for it.
  13. Baby Rowlf

    Baby Rowlf Member

    That was a good special. It's a little surreal hearing about a Muppet dying though.

    My morbid side is wondering how Uncle Jack died...and how exactly you kill a Muppet.. :confused:
  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I adored this special. It was so powerful and I love, love, love that Sesame Workshop can do these sorts of things for families. Excellent work!
  15. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    Oh, and I forgot to mention that in general I really did enjoy the TV special. Very powerful stuff.
  16. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    I never thought about it that way, though I do recall the rumors about Ernie dying when Jim Henson died. But I think they could do that because this is actually the first we heard of Uncle Jack. If he had been a regular on the show, then that wouldn't have been easy. Though according to a deleted scene in IVAMCM, Scooter's Uncle J.P. Groose is deceased.
  17. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    i have yet to watch it, but i've got it taped. so i think i'll watch it today.
  18. JEANYLASER

    JEANYLASER Member

    Very interesting special! I love it when everybody let go the balloons into the sky! I give this Sesame Special 10!
  19. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    I saw that special with my Dad last because he went through the same thing when My Uncle Leo died. I was 16 years when it happened right before Thanksgiven day.


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