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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Nov 8, 2009.
Me too-the original size Zoe is always better.
YES democracy rules again as we voice our complaints to SW and now they're going to change Zoe back to her original size head.
The sad thing is that this all had to be done around the 40th season/anniversary of the show.
After three episodes with a celebrity explains the word of the day segment missing here in Australia , we finally get one-Debra Messing explains nature in 4190.
The iPod commercial parody (Big Bird, Elmo & Snuffy dancing to the sound of the letter d) was hilarious-and Ziggy Marley's Set Your Piggies Free is terrific.
Well, it wasn't the size that bothered me as much as her wild hairstyle. She really needs a trim there.
Zoe is such a great looking puppet. Not the most complex character ever to appear on Sesame Street, but she really does have a unique style that you just didn't see prior to the 90's. I mean, for the longest time, any additional monsters would have been made up of AM's covered in fur. Her design is just wonderful and her eyes, when properly proportioned to her head make her look very expressive. With Homunculus Zoe, however, the proportions are all wrong, and her hair throws it even further out of whack. She looks like a cheaply made plush doll version of herself, and I really think it takes away from the character's overall visual appeal.
But make no mistake... they used her only because they would need to have built another Zoe anyway (she gets a lot of play, and her puppet would wear out... plus, they always need at least one back up), and using a shrunken Zoe that was only that small because it was a puppet of Zoe as something else was the cheaper alternative than to build another and just toss the alternate sized one aside.
I think they should have made THAT the back up.
Just curious, relating to Episode 4209: I have not seen this one yet so I'll ask here - anyone know who performed Harvey in his season 40 appearance, or is there not enough of a sample to tell (as it seems like he just laughed)?
Joey Mazzarino. It's obvious, he does the laugh just as well, and he's likely the only extra puppeteer on set at the time that could have vocally performed him.
Is there an audio/video sample on the internet somewhere that I could listen to?
You're going to have to wait until Oscarfan finishes compiling the 40th season hidden gems clip reel for that, I think.
Will that be on YouTube in some time?
Not until the season's over. We still have 2 more episodes to go later this month.
I still object to withholding 2 episodes to stretch the season longer.
What Drtooth said, not until I have clips from all the episodes. Plus, I missed taping #4208, so I have to wait for that one to air again.
I just watched 4196-and the washj=ing machine Luis was fixing was named Waytag-a parody of Maytag.
Oh, I finally see the environmental focus on the show's curriculum. They recycle EVERYTHING from prior seasons including this one. YAY budget cuts! I tell yah, waiting a month for a new episode is completely worth the wait having to sit through another Abby for the third time only to see one clip at the end I could have easily watched on SS's youtube page.
The opening story really felt bear, and it felt like a 5 minute 2 part skit, not a story. Brian had a brief cameo, why they couldn't have him at least puppeteer some background characters is beyond me. Funny bit, but it really felt short and empty.
The only other highlight was that Sarah Jessica Parker bit that only makes sense if you watch Sex and the City (my little sister, who ain't that little in terms of age, made me watch it all last summer... and I'm not hating it). I thought it was a riot, considering she spends the entire series waiting for Big. If only Big was more like Big Bird. Really, I hate my sister right now.
Other than that, rerun, reused, seen it, how the heck can anyone age five and under sit through reruns of reruns to see more reruns... and again, I LOVE Murray has a Little Lamb and all, but I REALLY want to see an Ernie and Bert Great adventure instead. Mainly because there's so many we didn't see yet, and we've seen all the Murrays twice since last season.
And I REALLY hate the fact they have yoga on Sesame Street. Hasn't it been gentrified enough?
I did have BB in mind there, so in a way I knew that he was the 'Big' Sarah was waiting for. Still I don't know why she'd call Big Bird just 'big.' Are you saying there's a character on Sex and the City named 'Big?'
Uh.... Yeah! Big is her ideal Mr. Right that she apparently has an on again/off again relationship with. And after seeing a bunch of episodes with him in it, it's a wonder why she likes him in the first place. And what he did to her in the movie... GAWWW...
Did I mention I really hate my sister now?
If you're talking about 4211, only John and Cheryl appeared I think.
Just a reminder. The series finale airs tomorrow. I hope it at least has a good ending. A lot of the last few seasons at least had strong enders. Like season 33's Oscar and Telly Road Trip. That was all sorts of epic to me.
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