- Feb 23, 2004
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Does anyone knows if Luis, Gordon, Susan and Bob will appear on the show on season 46???
With the street given such a big change, I wonder if this season will repeat street stories from the last two seasons. I also wonder if material with Maria will be repeated for the next few years after she's gone (they did continue repeating material with Olivia, Savion, and I think Linda after they let). I hadn't even realized she hadn't been on the show much lately (there was a time when it seems she was one of the most visible adults, along with Gordon, Alan, and Gina).
Do they actually think every one is Elmo, though, or not have the words to verbalize who it is so just call it Elmo, as if Elmo is their replacement for "Sesame Street"? Not sure how you test for the difference, except maybe as k them to do something the character does. (Cookie Monster would definitely be a telling sign here if they don't pretend to eat cookies like crazy.The real tell is that kids young enough think every character is Elmo, so there's that. Wore a Toy Story Mr. Potatohead shirt and a kid thought it was Elmo. And that's not exactly an obscure bomb of a film series. To be fair, it was one of those all face shirts.
I showed Follow That Bird to my 2 year-old brother; he kept asking where Elmo was. I always wonderered why they have Elmo on the new cover when he's only in the movie for less than 2 seconds.Here's the thing: SST's done its job very well over these past 46 years, and back then its main objective was to reach out to the disadvantaged and inner city kids who didn't necessary grow up in the idealic world of suburbia where they were more likely to be surrounded by books and raised by educated parents - this is what Joan Ganz Cooney was producing documentaries about prior to SST. There was a need back in those days, and SST supplied that need: back in those days, it's main educational goals were pretty simple, such as letters, numbers, reading, shapes, patterns, and such. Not only that, but the show was aimed at the 4-6 age bracket.
Fast-forward decades later, the target audience has gotten steadily younger to prepare kids at an even earlier age, and not only that, but you've got tons of different educational shows competing for kids' attention, SST has to keep up with the times to face said competition (remember, they started it). With kids learning basic educational goals at such early ages, they have to step it up a notch and get a little more "advanced" in their content (lest we forget the season or two that was almost solely dedicated to STEM education); showing old-school SST to today's preschoolers, admittedly, would be like that episode of ARTHUR where Ratburn's sister subbed for the day and was teaching the students kindergarten-level lessons.
As for the confusion . . . hey, it could happen. I remember when I was in kindergarten, we had the original Letter People from the 70s, however, our teacher had the slightly updated record (this pre-dated the completely overhauled P.C. Letter People of today). Mr. H was depicted as being purple in most of our material, but the record cover had him yellow, and I was trying to wrap my mind around how could Mr. H be both purple and yellow. Showing old-school SST to today's kids, they're going to wonder where Elmo, Abby, Murray, Zoe, and others are; they're going to wonder who Mr. Hooper, David, and Olivia are; they're going to wonder why Snuffy is Big Bird's "imaginary" friend; they're going to wonder why does Hooper's Store have a taxi checkerboard tile front and why there's a Fix-It-Shop instead of a laundromat.
It's been confirmed that Bob will be, as he recently expressed his thoughts and feelings on the new set and what have you. It's been discussed that Luis will still be on despite losing Maria, but I don't remember if that's actually been confirmed yet or not. Likewise, it hasn't yet been confirmed or denied if we still have the others.Does anyone knows if Luis, Gordon, Susan and Bob will appear on the show on season 46???
It's something of an unwritten rule with them that they have to include Elmo on every Sesame product, or it won't sell. Like that SST Christmas Carol DVD that came out nine years ago: the special is mostly about Oscar in a Scrooge-esque role, and Elmo's involvement is exclusive to flashbacks, yet Elmo's plastered on the DVD cover right next to Oscar.I always wonderered why they have Elmo on the new cover when he's only in the movie for less than 2 seconds.