Once again, it's time for another collection of songs from the newest season of Sesame. Not gonna lie, not many of these are great, but I assume they might be of some interest to some folks. This time it's Season 49, which includes tracks from:
All songs from the season - street plots, inserts...
A. Unless they put out some classic episodes down the line and the Cracks cartoon happens to be in, I don't see any official release of that any time soon.
B. Professor Hastings is boring, so I doubt he'd make the cut.
I appreciate the fact that they did this series and all the work that went into them. I do.
But, I'm sorry, the narration makes it such a chore to get through; I can't stand it. The Muppets should register more emotion and not constant monotone, flat delivery. And there's a number of times...
My turn for speculation:
re: Disc 1 - I wouldn't expect a season-by-season breakdown like the 40 Years disc. Since it's only three hours or so, I would probably expect segments to be grouped by decade, and I would not be surprised if some seasons get overlooked/unrepresented.
re: Disc 2 - This...
(Though at this current time, ordering from Shout! saves you $3)
I mean, I guess it's remarkable that they were able to make a coherent (albiet rapidly-paced) story from a special while cutting it to a quarter of its original running time.
Overall, I'm not all impressed by this season. The whole "plan the play" theme isn't bad, but what it produced weren't...
I don't know why they even did it in the first place (especially when season 2 came and they apparently went like, "Let's do an extra 15 episodes this season!").
Considering the show airs 5 days a week (yeah, I know some stations do weekends too), an even number like that wouldn't really work...
Personally, I don't really like the whole "random vignettes on the street" approach unless they can come up with funny/interesting ones.
Also hot take: they should've knocked off that whole "130 episodes a season" thing ages beforehand. Less episodes would allow them to put the money toward...
It's kind of hard to take seriously someone who once, unironically, posted "I want every episode from 1-3005."
(On a related note: calling folks "Sesame Brats" doesn't sound any more mature than the people obsessing over inconsequential stuff.)