• Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help.
  • "Muppets Now" premieres on Disney+
    The Muppets fifth series of all time debuted on Disney+. Make plans to watch one of the most anticipated shows of the year. New episodes premiere every Friday through September 4.
  • 50 Years and Counting
    Read our review and discuss with fans the highly anticipated Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
  • 50 Years and Still Sunny!
    Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the all-new Sesame Street documentary "50 Years and Still Sunny!" hosted by Gloria Estefan.
  • The Dark Crystal: "Age of Resistance"
    After a 36 year wait, return to the great conjunction. The Dark Crystal "Age of Resistance" is a mesmerizing and beautiful prequel series now on Netflix. Renew your essence today.
  • Music is Everywhere
    Muppet Central Radio is now on TorontoCast, TuneIn, Apple, Amazon and Google. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.

The "You know what?" thread

D'Snowth

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
39,943
Reaction score
12,506
That's something some of us addressed in the "Your Thoughts" thread about the special: in spite of its advertising and even the title 50 YEARS OF SUNNY DAYS, the special as a whole was less a retrospective about the history of SS (which itself was kind of glossed over) and more about how Sesame's impact on culture has made it possible for them to be able to address and tackle these touchy, hot-button issues that are becoming more commonplace and problematic in today's society. A lot of us were a little disappointed with it.
 

minor muppetz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2005
Messages
15,710
Reaction score
2,552
In Ernest Saves Christmas, during Joe’s meeting about Christmas Sleigh before he decides to take the Santa Claus job after all, he’s told that those kinds of movies generate sequels.

good point, but in most horror/thriller franchises, isn’t it really the main villain who continues to appear while the good guys don’t last much longer? Sometimes the good guys return, but the main enemy is more likely to appear in the sequels (and be known by the general public who hasn’t actually seen the films).

Maybe he would have been a mainstay in the franchise, or maybe he would have just appeared in one sequel, or
Maybe he would have just been in the first.
 

D'Snowth

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
39,943
Reaction score
12,506
Maybe so, but I got the impression that taking on this role was supposed to be Joe's "big break" that would finally help get him more mainstream roles in the future, thus finally jumpstarting his career as an actor.
 

LittleJerry92

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2007
Messages
16,382
Reaction score
7,108
Since it was brought up, in regards to teaching about race, the truth is it was at least brought up once in season 25 in an episode about racism….. which seems to have been completely forgotten about now.
 

minor muppetz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2005
Messages
15,710
Reaction score
2,552
Since it was brought up, in regards to teaching about race, the truth is it was at least brought up once in season 25 in an episode about racism….. which seems to have been completely forgotten about now.
Yeah, based on how the documentary turned out, I am surprised they didn't talk about that episode (or the fact that Maria and David were pretty much an interracial couple before Maria and Luis got together).
 

Oscarfan

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 2, 2008
Messages
7,481
Reaction score
3,821
I mean, they had an hour and a half; there's only so much they could cover.
 

fuzzygobo

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 11, 2004
Messages
5,228
Reaction score
4,797
My final word on the Sunny Days documentary.
Yes, Sesame always made strides helping children cope in a world full of uncertainty.
But Mr. Rogers sometimes did a better job.
Sesame had lofty goals, but on the set was a great sense of fun. Now it seems like serious business. Or taking themselves a little too seriously.
When Jim was alive, the Muppets s had a far reach, but he could still laugh at himself.
As each year since 1990 went by, that faded.
 

LittleJerry92

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2007
Messages
16,382
Reaction score
7,108
So I watched Office Space for the first and time and…… wow. This movie was not afraid to expose just how toxic business life can be, especially in corporate office buildings.
 

LittleJerry92

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2007
Messages
16,382
Reaction score
7,108
So the only thing I disagreed with was Anthony (the skater) referring to the older man’s shirt as “gay” (he did own up to it in a follow up video though which I appreciate), but honestly this is the exact kind of reaction I would have if some random stranger felt entitled to taking my skateboard away and throwing it over the fence instead of letting the police handle it.

 

D'Snowth

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
39,943
Reaction score
12,506
Remember that couple who had pyrotechnics are their baby's gender reveal party, and it resulted in sparking some of the wildfires that are currently burning out west?

Yeah, guess what? They're possibly facing 30 years in prison, not just for that, but for several other things as well - including the death of a firefighter.
 
Top