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  1. JLG

    Kermit and Grover ladder sketch --- alternate take?!?

    Was it? What were some others?
  2. JLG

    Kermit and Grover ladder sketch --- alternate take?!?

    Hey! So as some of us already know, for some odd reason there were two different takes of the "Golden An" sketch that were both in active circulation. One seems to have aired far more often than the other, but still. Odd as that is, I just stumbled on another one. I was watching #1460 and it...
  3. JLG

    Behind the Scenes: How a Season of Sesame Street Gets Made

    Mmm. Is it just me, or does this video come across as kind of joyless? It actually took me somewhat aback, in light of how upbeat these kinds of press vids used to be.
  4. JLG

    Huh. Has anybody heard of this book?...

  5. JLG

    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    Oh, that isn't "fake." Nothing being reported about that subject is fictional. Trump's businesses have been swimming in Russian mob money for many years. That the connections are deep and go back to the '80s is not in question. What IS in question is what kind of turn that relationship took in...
  6. JLG

    Oscar's smell

    Actually, one thing I like about the writing in the olden times is that it never (as far as I've ever seen) went there. Not about him OR his living quarters. Because that kind of thing is just so...easy. Predictable. Cheap, even. Nowadays it comes up from time to time, which just makes me roll...
  7. JLG

    WatchMojo's incompetent Sesame Street history video

    I'm just gonna copy/paste the comment I left on this incompetent "History of Sesame Street" video. This is a disgrace. WatchMojo has outdone itself this time. About half the information in this short little history is either partially wrong or completely wrong. I have never watched ONE...
  8. JLG

    Herbie Hancock On Sesame Street

    That feels too early to me. I think it's from a few years later---1988 or '89. That's certainly when I saw it on the air. Unless it was a recycled insert they were reusing at that time.
  9. JLG

    Sesame Street shrinks to 30 minutes, new shows will premiere on HBO and PBS nine months later

    Yet none of this cuts to the meat of how things fell so far and so fast, funding-wise. None of these articles, enlightening as they are in other ways, address this. None of the writers seem to be aware of Sesame Street's formerly enormous output of 130 hours a year, which it maintained without a...
  10. JLG

    Sesame Street shrinks to 30 minutes, new shows will premiere on HBO and PBS nine months later

    But again, why? Why are things so desperate now? What was still true in the mid-90s that isn't true anymore? How was churning out 130 hours annually possible?
  11. JLG

    Sesame Street shrinks to 30 minutes, new shows will premiere on HBO and PBS nine months later

    It's not that they regard PBS as a "threat"----it's that they are simply ideologically opposed to the government providing any kind of funding for art/culture. (Just as they are opposed to Social Security, Medicaid, and all other such programs for ideological reasons----they do not believe...
  12. JLG

    Sesame Street shrinks to 30 minutes, new shows will premiere on HBO and PBS nine months later

    Hi, folks. Let's all get on the same page. I'm trying to really nail down the specific reasons Sesame Workshop has arrived at the place it's at. I direct this question to those on here who always seem to be more in the know. What I'm trying to understand is....what HAPPENED, exactly? That is...
  13. JLG

    Are there Season 1 shows floating around?

    Isn't it just incredible, really? As much as these leaks are only tips of a huge iceberg, they're beyond anything we could have imagined fifteen or even ten years ago. Noggin, the YouTube revolution, the DVDs, the leaks-----we're a long, long way from the late '90s when those of us who took an...
  14. JLG

    Project: Pinpointing Sesame Street's Location

    This question is essentially a condensed version of the eternally unanswerable "Where's Springfield?" question, only confined to one city instead of the entire US. As someone who lives in NYC, let me weigh in. My knowledge of my hometown is not impeccable by any stretch, but it's adequate...
  15. JLG

    Are there Season 1 shows floating around?

    I guess, from some of the wording above, that tape trades are completely a thing of the past? No one does them anymore at all? I guess if so that wouldn't be surprising, but in a way I'm sorry to hear it. I haven't done any since 2006 or 2007, but I'd always kept doing more in the back of my...
  16. JLG

    What a great segment...!

    I just stumbled across this on YouTube. When was this from? It looks very recent. I adore it. It evokes the spirit of just the kind of thing they always used to do.
  17. JLG

    Muppeteer Fran Brill's official retirement

    Ohhhh, no. Goodbye Prairie. I'll really miss you. And what will happen to Zoe? I really hate to see her go. That hurts a lot. She's one of the titans, and one of the very last of the "originals" still standing.
  18. JLG

    Dreams about Muppets...

    I once had a bizarre dream where I was in some strange city with a big crowd of people, and we were all in a counter-demonstration against the Ku Klux Klan, which was holding a march. (Oddly, in the very dark, deep shadows underneath an elevated subway.) The KKK sheet-wearers were marching...
  19. JLG

    Ernie & Prairie Dawn

    Awww. :)
  20. JLG

    REQ: The cat trying to get into the can of cat food...

    Animated by the great Dan Haskett.