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Letter and number of the day

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by countlover12345, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. countlover12345 New Member

    has anyone noticed that count von count and cookie monster aren't on sesame street doing the letter and number of the day :batty::insatiable:
  2. countlover12345 New Member

    also it does not have captain gordon where oscar tells slimey a bedtime story
  3. mimitchi33 Member

  4. countlover12345 New Member

    yup it's true
  5. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Yes. Those were better and funnier than Murray saying "Peace" or him getting bonked, and Ovejita acting out of character by laughing.
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  6. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Let's face it, making Murray the unofficial host of the show was "rather poor decision number whatever".
  7. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Out of curiosity, how is that our of character for her? She barely has a character; he only traits are she speaks Spanish and is mischievous. The latter means she would get a kick out of the mischief she makes.
  8. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm torn. While I did like The Count and Cookie hosting the letter/numbers, I have to say I always felt that the Count counting at his organ was pretty dull and a missed concept. There's one where all the Count does in his intro is grunt for some reason. I swear they kept Jerry locked up in that room until he did all 20 of them, and that was the last one and by then everyone just wanted to go home. Not to mention that it took them almost 3 seasons to come up with new letter and number introductions.

    Still, Murray wasn't the end of these. They ended a full season earlier, being introduced by other characters. While it wasn't as much fun, it was pretty much an old school thing they did. Much as I liked the idea of Cookie and Count being in every episode, I really wish they kept that going instead.
  9. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Cookie's were at least funny and had a little variety in how he would not eat the letter of the day. Count's were the same thing each time, the only difference being what animal would appear at the end.

    The ones with him and Prairie were great; they need more of them in the show. It's such a funny pairing that they never thought of tapping until the early 90's.
  10. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I thinks she seems nicer than laughing at a lion chasing poor Murray around.
  11. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I agree. What Sesame character says Peace?
  12. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, if this were back in the 60s, that'd be a different story...
  13. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    When they changed the format slightly with the number of the day and had him count sheep until an elephant pops up... I kinda liked that one. But that seemed like such a lost concept. What I really liked, though, was when The Count sang to the number of the day and the Countess shouted "SCHTOPP!!!" If they just varied that slightly with the waiter reactions, they could have had something.

    Wasn't there supposed to be some Transylvanian lottery segment? I forget if that even existed.

    But those Cookie and Prairie segments were amazing. You could never go wrong with those letter of the day segments, other than the fact it took a couple seasons to make new ones. And I really think the Letter of the Day game, while formulaic, really had great payoffs with Prairie.

    Still, my biggest gripe is that the Murray hosted closing "sponsor" announcement is so bland, and nothing but dubbed in letter and number with the same dialogue. I wish they'd at least mix that up next season. Add another character, change the dialogue from episode to episode... something.
  14. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    If there was ever an actual "canon" as far as SST is concerned, I would've said that Cookie and Prairie belong together... they have a really interesting dynamic and interplay that somehow doesn't get old, because the writers seem to always try something different with each time they get together; to this day, I still get a laugh at Prairie having Cookie imagine the consequences of his actions of stealing her cookies, and even going so far as imagining Prairie reporting him to a stereotypical Irish police officer who arrests him for stealing her cookies. Not only that, but Fran Brill has said before that behind the scenes, even in the old days, Jim and Frank would like to "gang up" on her whenever Prairie was involved with a scene, just to see how far they can push her to the limits as far as her prissiness and need of perfection is concerned, with Frank even going so far as adlibbing Cookie looking under her dress.
  15. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Touche.
  16. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If not canonically, then comedically.

    Prairie is an excellent straight man, being the perfect little girl that knows everything, and Cookie being the more controlled uncontrollable type (more controlled than Animal, at least). Constant Cookie vs. Prairie skits would be a way to get Prairie on the show, at this point.
  17. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    But then again, there's actually been a ressurgence of some sort in speaking in out-dated slang from the 60s and 70s: "Peace", "Sweet", "Split", etc... though you have to be careful, because within some groups, in this day and age especially, using that kind of jargan makes people think you're on drugs.
  18. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Murray's "Pee-AAYCe" is more like outdated 1990's rap slang, if anything. I find it cute, but like I said... his ending letter and number announcements need to be varied.
  19. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I agree. You say I believe in peace you don't get any problems. Most people believe you're right. Now if you say peace. Then you're assoicated with hippies.
  20. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, in that case, it's kind of like that sort of, "Yo-yo-yo, gee, peace-out" kinda thing... ironically, even though it's more recent, "Bling" is now considered out-dated. Then for something like "Yo", which I use frequently myself, most people think you have to be "hip" to say that, but it actually dates back well into the 50s, as depicted on M*A*S*H whenever someone addressed Henry Blake, and he would respond with a flourished, "Yo-o!"
    Slang seems to come and go in vicious cycles. Like when I was in middle school, for an entire year, one word that was constantly tossed around among kids was "Trifolin" (not even sure that's how you spell), and to this day, I'm still not even sure what it means, but it didn't last long... I think it became a part of regular vocabulary at that point in time because of a pop song, I'm pretty sure.

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