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Sesame Street Season 50 Episode 5034 - Fourth of July Celebration

D'Snowth

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They don’t seem to care about using street scenes with the old set.
Prior to Season 46, it wasn't that big of a deal, because any changes and differences to the set weren't as drastic and glaring as they have been since Season 46. I was incredibly nitpicky, even as a kid, and I can just imagine if I was still a kid watching these seasons, I'd be flipping out over why Hooper's Store keeps switching back and forth between having a striped vinyl awning with a slick metal facade and blue paneling, and having a neon sign, green exterior, and checkered tile; or why there's a two-story brick brownstone in the arbor in some episodes, and a sweeping view of a bridge in others; or why these doors around Big Bird's nest keep disappearing and reappearing.

I also sometimes can't help but wonder if any of this even disorients or distracts kids watching today.
 

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I would say that part of the changes were made so the central characters would each have a recognizable "home base" (i.e. Abby in the garden, Elmo's room, etc.). So they want kids to remember these places and then switching to older footage might been a little confusing.
 

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Just because they don’t seem to care doesn’t mean we don’t.
 

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Why does Abby keep slipping into a southern drawl?
I think Leslie is just a generally excitable person, so she doesn't care about Abby's voice being consistent. In the ToughPigs Cabin Fever interview with her, she says she thinks of Abby as being a cross between Gracie Allen, Daffy Duck and Barney Fife.
 
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