History Headscratchers / SesameStreet

24th Oct '16 2:05:55 PM Unicorndance
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** WordOfGod is because they wanted to show how sometimes kids get attached to a certain article of clothing that they like, and wear it constantly... like when I was a kid, for example, for a year, I wore like the exact same blue polo shirt and navy shorts almost every single day, because I went through this phase that I wanted to wear the same outfit all the time like a cartoon character. But as far as Zoe goes, it's almost kind of like how Bear from ''WesternAnimation/Franklin'' started wearing that vest ''all the time''.

to:

** WordOfGod is because they wanted to show how sometimes kids get attached to a certain article of clothing that they like, and wear it constantly... like when I was a kid, for example, for a year, I wore like the exact same blue polo shirt and navy shorts almost every single day, because I went through this phase that I wanted to wear the same outfit all the time like a cartoon character. But as far as Zoe goes, it's almost kind of like how Bear from ''WesternAnimation/Franklin'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}}'' started wearing that vest ''all the time''.


Added DiffLines:

*** Actually, they do...
10th Oct '16 12:26:29 AM TropesForever
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Same here, at least when I actually stop to think about it. Apparently it was the original idea, but they decided to keep it more vague to have more options.
1st Oct '16 12:21:21 PM tyrekecorrea
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* If halving Sesame Street's runtime was a cost-cutting measure, why does the team have to do things like specialize their versatile video inserts?
16th Sep '16 11:44:13 AM DarkStorm
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The older episodes are definitely more violent than newer ones. Not real violence, of course, but slapstick. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oWW3GRAYU4 The baker falling down the stairs at the end of the counting skits]] comes immediately to mind. Stuff that is labeled "imitatable" these days. Probably also things like the Count's lightning (which apparently frightened some children, so they had to tone it down) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwvwLzqmq0Y Nobody]]. (Personally, none of those things scared me. I was instead freaked out by the droning repetitive [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Paj43J0pi4s H]])
27th Jul '16 1:07:59 PM palmer7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

**** [[YouHaveToHaveJews Especially the Bear family.]]
27th Jul '16 1:06:34 PM palmer7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:


* Now how long has Bob been keeping Linda around his finger? I mean, these two have been together for who-knows-how-long, Bob's been single for 45 years, and there's no mention of the two getting romantically involved. You could've had a double wedding!


* God forbid a Larry David-type moves into the neighborhood (i.e. someone with the potential to be a bigger grouch than Oscar).
27th Jul '16 12:55:04 PM palmer7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Sesame Street seems to be one of the nicer, middle-class neighborhoods in New York. I don't mean upper-middle-class, I mean nice as in peaceful, friendly, down-to-Earth places (sweet enough to make Oscar sick). Would it have been that much of a stretch for Luis and Maria to go back to Hawaii or Puerto Rico for their honeymoon (as opposed to the Adirondack Mountains)?



2nd May '16 1:16:27 AM Unicorndance
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** WordOfGod is because they wanted to show how sometimes kids get attached to a certain article of clothing that they like, and wear it constantly... like when I was a kid, for example, for a year, I wore like the exact same blue polo shirt and navy shorts almost every single day, because I went through this phase that I wanted to wear the same outfit all the time like a cartoon character. But as far as Zoe goes, it's almost kind of like how Bear from ''Franklin'' started wearing that hideous vest ''all the time''.

to:

** WordOfGod is because they wanted to show how sometimes kids get attached to a certain article of clothing that they like, and wear it constantly... like when I was a kid, for example, for a year, I wore like the exact same blue polo shirt and navy shorts almost every single day, because I went through this phase that I wanted to wear the same outfit all the time like a cartoon character. But as far as Zoe goes, it's almost kind of like how Bear from ''Franklin'' ''WesternAnimation/Franklin'' started wearing that hideous vest ''all the time''.


Added DiffLines:

* How does Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures make sense? It can't be dreaming, as it is very seldom you have non-recurring dreams with a recurring theme and even theme song, and intro dialogue. And Ernie calls it "pictures in his head" but usually the viewers don't see imaginary things going on, usually he is telling Bert about his imaginings, and Bert is saying stuff like "Ernie, go back to sleep" and all that malarky. Furthermore, this can't be "adventures happen some nights but not others", as the first words of the theme song is ''Every'' night when I lie in bed. And Ernie's imagination does not magically ''cause'' the bed to tap, as that would cause the bed to tap all the ''time'', so what is up with the adventures?
5th Dec '15 4:41:01 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[WMG:Main/SesameStreet]]

to:

[[WMG:Main/SesameStreet]][[WMG:Series/SesameStreet]]



*** Having rewatched many of the old school episodes and witnessed the behavior of many of today's children, old school ''SesameStreet'' is ''exactly'' what they need, be they three, eight, anything in between. It has the right balance between reality and imagination, and it doesn't talk down to them at all. What really gets to me is that the MoralGuardians who called for that warning in the first place [[FridgeLogic probably grew up with these very episodes that turned them into the depraved misanthropes they don't want today's kids to become...]] OH, WAIT, THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED AT ALL.

to:

*** Having rewatched many of the old school episodes and witnessed the behavior of many of today's children, old school ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' is ''exactly'' what they need, be they three, eight, anything in between. It has the right balance between reality and imagination, and it doesn't talk down to them at all. What really gets to me is that the MoralGuardians who called for that warning in the first place [[FridgeLogic probably grew up with these very episodes that turned them into the depraved misanthropes they don't want today's kids to become...]] OH, WAIT, THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED AT ALL.
25th May '15 9:06:47 AM ShinyTsukkomi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** According to IMDb, "Take the "R" or "V" train to Steinway Street. Stay on back of train. Walk west on 34th Avenue, three blocks to 36th Street. Turn left on 36th Street. The entrance to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens is mid-block (between 34th & 35th Avenues)."

to:

** According to IMDb, Website/IMDb, "Take the "R" or "V" train to Steinway Street. Stay on back of train. Walk west on 34th Avenue, three blocks to 36th Street. Turn left on 36th Street. The entrance to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens is mid-block (between 34th & 35th Avenues)."
This list shows the last 10 events of 125. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Headscratchers.SesameStreet