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Sesame Street Season 49 Episode 4903 - Hey! Sesame Street News!

Discussion in 'Season 49' started by Phillip, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 4903 - Hey! Sesame Street News!
    HBO Premiere: Saturday December 1, 2018

    Cookie Monster is a journalist for Abby and Big Bird's newspaper, "Hey! Sesame Street News!" He solves the mystery of Chris' missing belt buckle by asking the five "W" questions: who, what, where, when and why. Guest star: Keegan-Michael Key

    This episode features an all-new street story, a new Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck ("Brussels Sprouts") and a new Elmo's World ("Newspapers").

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  2. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I really liked how Cookie Monster was able to figure out what happened to Chris' belt buckle. I also liked how everyone jumped when they heard "Hey! Sesame Street News." The bit with Keegan Michael-Key was funny. They seemed to have made some improvements to Monster Foodies. When Cookie and Gonger go to the food place, they sing a song. And they have footage that shows why they are holding a tablet: To record the person explaining how the food is made. I liked seeing a picture of Snuffy in EW. I also liked how Mr. Noodle's brother was using a broom like a guitar.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This story was a little more engaging, albeit it's a plot device that has been used very, very, very often in kids shows - for decades: wanting to make your own newspaper.

    Some of the elements of the story were reminiscent of older SS, such as the running gag of the newspaper's name being "HEY! Sesame Street News." The Five Ws rule was a nice touch, and I like how Big Bird and Abby took their newspaper so seriously, and having Cookie Monster be their journalist would have been interesting if Frank was performing him, considering that was Frank's original goal in life. Nice little cameos by Jen Barnhart, Julie, and Herry.

    Keegan-Michael Key's insert was really fun, if only to see him as on the real SS, after all those times he played Gordon in those SS skits on MADtv.
     
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if the story had more room to breathe, it would've been just fine. And hey, Herry! People like that guy!

    The bit with KMK was good; I wish it had a punchline instead of the shoehorned "N is for newspaper" thing. And what happened to the music? It was in the YT version they posted earlier this week.

    Monster Foodies is the same. Though, I do like the touch of seeing them outside the truck once they reach their destination. Helps sell the illusion (a little) that they're actually at the place.
     
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I might be alone in this, but I really want to see him become a regular cast member. I mean, it'll never happen but c'mon, he'd be great!
     
  6. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I thought it was funny that they gave the two-headed monster and Mr. Johnson a role in the skit. Then all sorts of them come for a newspaper. I think it would've been more funny with Grover.
     
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  7. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    Actually if they pulled that off and have Mr. Johnson see Grover get frustrated over not getting the newspaper...it would be an ironic laugh given their history.
     
  8. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    Well, that is true. I would've never thought of that.
     


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