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I think "Between the Lions" was more structured like "The Electric Company" than "Sesame Street". Like "The Electric Company", it focused more on phonics and taught children to read, while "Sesame Street" was more teaching the basics, such as the alphabet, shape recognition, and counting to twenty, among many topics. Although I did learn on Muppet Wiki that "Sesame Street" did have some phonics segments in the 1990s, such as words starting with "SH", "CH", etc., and even a Waiter Grover segment involving "ch" words. But those phonics segments were not used as extensively as on "The Electric Company".
That I agree with. However, my original line was NOT referring to the educational curriculum of the show. I was referring to the fact that Between the Lions had a main story interrupted by various short segments.
I imagine Between the Lions could be rebooted with animation instead of puppets (Witness Muppet Babies). There were a few animated segments with the lions besides their puppet images.In later seasons we've seen Bert and aErnie in animated form.
But puppets are part of the reason the show made such an impact in the first place. Could you imagine a reboot of the Puzzle Place or Wimzie's House without puppets?
There is something special about a puppet trying to reach out to you through the camera an animated image can't quite capture.