- May 2, 2008
- Reaction score
Absolutely. This was the season's best episode so far, and it didn't feel rushed or abrupt like some of the other episodes did. A nice self contained street story starring Big Bird. Elmo and Abby were there for the sake of having them there. They could have been any character, but that's the only thing that was a nitpick.I'm glad that we actually had some actual scenery for a change instead of more of the chromakey and CGI (though there was some for obvious visual effects and such), and funnily enough, the set design for the Beast's castle looked like something out of a Sid & Marty Krofft show. I loved the design of the Beast puppet, and overall, Big Bird's story felt very much in spirit of what SST has always been about: teach through humor and entertainment, because that's what this episode was - very humorous and entertaining.
Actually, it seemed like Carroll and Matt split the role of BB for this ep. It did sound like Matt's BB voice at least in the story. Another clue is the JTE like backgrounds and Matt always performed BB in those, but I'm just guessing there.That said, it was really sad listening to how Caroll just can't reach that high a level of voice for Big Bird anymore, but I'm just thankful that Caroll's still involved with the show in general, even if he's on the sidelines now like Jerry was for the last few years or his life.
And lemme guess . . . John Kennedy was Beast? Care to confirm, Shane?
And that’s where I come in…These threads really need to get more attention after the shows air on PBS.