- Jul 23, 2010
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Just watched the new number of the day segment with The Count and I have to admit I like it. Probably just because it has The Count!
Yeah. Nice to see that he's back doing the 'Number of the Day.' That beats the old predictable routines with Murray and Ovejita. Same thing with 'The Letter of the Day." Having most of the main characters on the show singing in back up is a good way to give all the Muppets some air time.Just watched the new number of the day segment with The Count and I have to admit I like it. Probably just because it has The Count!
I thought the Count Organ thing got repetitive after a while, and liked when they replaced it with him doing things like watching TV and singing to the Countess in a restaurant. But yeah, I have to admit, I liked the Organ better than the dance break and I really liked the Cookie Monster bits over the letters one as well.I really like the fact that they did away with the Murray/kid intro tune-ins, the show flows much better this way. But by the same token I'm not impressed in the least with their dance/clap/stomping Letter and Number of the Day intros. Cookie's Letter Games and the Count's Organ were much better than this.
Will wait till at least Friday to see if they show a better handling of the main between-show segments like Super Grover 2.0 and Cookie's Crummy Pictures.
Like a vain person on their 31st birthday, Sesame Street somehow is reluctant in celebrating their 45th. We haven't even seen so much as a T-shirt design contest let alone an in series acknowledgement. It was a very bland, ordinary episode to open any season, actually. They didn't even bother to put out any fresh TV show parodies. Other than the new Grover and Raise your Hand bit, there was nothing that remarkable about this one.As for the street story, I don't understand why they started this season (which is an anniversary season, if they didn't remember) with such common street story with only two characters, Elmo and Chris. They have the "Friendship Day" episode lined up for later in the season, as well as the episode with Ernie's dancing video that feature much more of the cast. I don't understand why they couldn't have "faked" an anniversary special by airing one of those as the premiere. There are far too many episodes that only feature one Muppet and one human, so I was a little upset that the 45th anniversary premiere was just one of those.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought so. He seemed to enjoy being there, sure, but he didn't have too much fun with his role. He played it too safe.I love Taran Killam. I love him on SNL and I have met him and he is a wonderfully nice guy, so I am happy he is on the show. I almost wish he had more to do, like a character voice or something. He seemed pretty reserved here. Like anyone could have played this part exactly the same way he did. It was missing the Taran spin.
Abby segments were expensive to produce, and I can see why SW wants to use the heck out of them to get their money's worth. I just don't see why they have to be so cheap and keep these on the show after it stopped production 2 seasons ago. Even EW managed to leave a season after no more episodes were produced. It seems they're desperate for 10 minutes of show to fill when there's so much better to put in its spot. I'll say what I've said since the short premiered, there was no way that it should have been a daily recurring segment. Considering how many times each segment was rerun, I'd say they got their money and then some for this segment. Time to move on.Also, the show stops dead in its tracks whenever Abby's Flying Fairy School comes on. I don't know why they are pushing that so hard when they have not made a new one in quite some time. It's time to put that one to rest.
What was particularly annoying, they used a first season rerun for it too. The most over reran of the Abby shorts. And all because they turned into chickens for a second as it sort of fit in with the story.Speaking of re-airings, who else besides me let out a huge groan and did a face-palm when we got treated to Abby's Flying Fairy School? (After seeing one segment for the first time, I could never bear to sit through a repeat.)
Too true.What was particularly annoying, they used a first season rerun for it too. The most over reran of the Abby shorts. And all because they turned into chickens for a second as it sort of fit in with the story.
It's all about saving money, I know. But the half hour version is starting to look very good.