Actually, I forgot to add this, but rather than edit the last post to fit it, I'll post it separately.
While I hate the fact Elmo's World is still part of the show, I'm actually happy
that we've seen this segment edited. Why?
I've always said this. Elmo's World is actually a condensed form of every
approach Sesame Street takes with multiple subjects and applies it to one. We have the animated segment, the goofy adults segment, the Muppet segment (the E-mails and videos), the talking to kids segment, and the film segment. Only thing missing is the song, as I refuse to count "The __________ Song" as one. Which is the show's real fault, as it becomes redundant to see all the same things usually applied to multiple subjects over the course of an episode on one thing.
How does editing factor into this? Well, tell you the truth, I was flipping around the second the theme hit, I caught just about enough to get the gist of the cuts. So if there's any inconsistency, please point it out.
- The Theme song is cut by a few seconds and replaced with a title card
- Some of the Mr. Noodle segment is significantly shortened (guessing)
- The "What does and What Doesn't" segment, also gone
- Elmo telling the kids to count such and such with them is gone
- The film about a kid telling Elmo all about the subject of the day is gone
- as is the e-mail and or video segment
- the end gag about the "Fill in the blank" channel is cut
- And several edits of dialogue and gags throughout the episode.
Other than I'd say they should have cut some of the capering of the shade, I do like how a lot of the fat was lopped off to take a 15+ minute segment into a svelter, 8-9 minute runtime. Even though this is years