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Sesame Street Season 50 Episode 5001 - Big Bird Across America

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I remember Jen pointing out how the acting and performing gigs she tends to get are unconventional, given she's a tall woman with short hair and a deep voice, but being Granny Bird seems like a good performing role for her for that very reason.
 

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This was a very good episode! I love how Big Bird is getting more of the spotlight! I cannot wait to see how this season unfolds.
 

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This may be the most Big Bird-centric episode in a while. It seems like in the past couple seasons he had been mostly used as a supporting character.
And when they started shortening the “main cast” to six or seven characters, Big Bird was among those characters. Surprised to hear he’s been treated more like a supporting character, unless they quietly started treating some of the “main six” of 2016 like supporting characters and it hadn’t been announced.
 

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So, apparently, they sponsored the number 40 for the 40th season premiere, but sponsored the number 7 instead of 50 for the 50th season premiere? Peculiar.
 

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So we were discussing this on discord: what the heck is up with Granny Bird appearing out of nowhere (to no acknowledgement) to see Big Bird off? She's had like what, a dozen appearances in the show's history? If anything, Big Bird should be visiting her, not her appearing out of nowhere to see him off. Unless she becomes a resident this makes no sense.
 

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A. She's family.
B. They have Jen around, might as well use her.
 

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But she is the one who has always visited him and for her to appear out of nowhere to see him off is just so weird lol. I don't know the canon of Sesame Street deep enough if she "lives across the block", in another state or what.
 
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