History Series / SesameStreet

28th Apr '17 5:20:54 AM fruitstripegum
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** One 1990 episode revolved around Bob's archaeologist brother Minneapolis looking for the Golden Cabbage of Snufertiti. Not only does he bear a
striking resemblance to Franchise/IndianaJones, [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the boulder scene is spoofed]], and Minnie performs an IndyHatRoll (minus the "rolling" part).

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** One 1990 episode revolved around Bob's archaeologist brother Minneapolis looking for the Golden Cabbage of Snufertiti. Not only does he bear a
a striking resemblance to Franchise/IndianaJones, [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the boulder scene is spoofed]], and Minnie performs an IndyHatRoll (minus the "rolling" part).
25th Apr '17 5:14:55 PM WileK209
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** From Seasons 33 to 38, "Do De Rubber Duck" had become an annual treat for viewers. Ditto for "Imagine That".

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** From Seasons 33 to 38, 37, "Do De Rubber Duck" had become an annual treat for viewers. Ditto for "Imagine That".



** They did a parody of ''Series/MasterpieceMystery'', called ''Mysterious Theater'' with Vincent Twice'', a spoof of ''Creator/VincentPrice''.

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** They did a parody of ''Series/MasterpieceMystery'', ''Series/MasterpieceMystery'' in the early 90s, called ''Mysterious Theater'' with Vincent Twice'', a spoof of ''Creator/VincentPrice''.



* RearrangeTheSong: This didn't start to become common until TheNineties. Starting in 1993, the show retired its familiar original theme song of then 25 years in favor of a more upbeat, calypso rendition which lasted up till Season 29; beginning with Season 30, another rendition of the theme song was introduced, which was less distinctive, but still rather upbeat and snappy - it was kept for only three seasons; Seasons 33-38 used yet another arrangement that featured more brass and wind instruments, giving it a bouncier and more child-like sound to it; finally, Seasons 39-45 used a hip-hop/urban-esque arrangement.

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* RearrangeTheSong: This didn't start to become common until TheNineties. Starting in 1993, 1992, the show retired its familiar original theme song of then 25 24 years in favor of a more upbeat, calypso rendition which lasted up till Season 29; beginning with Season 30, another rendition of the theme song was introduced, which was less distinctive, but still rather upbeat and snappy - it was kept for only three seasons; Seasons 33-38 used yet another arrangement that featured more brass and wind instruments, giving it a bouncier and more child-like sound to it; finally, after that, Seasons 39-45 used a hip-hop/urban-esque arrangement.arrangement; for Season 46, the show has went with a shorter retro folk arrangement of the theme.


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** Some of the new characters introduced during the "Around the Corner" era of 1993-1998, like the Squirrelles and the Furry Arms Hotel Muppets, were like this at times as well.


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* TotallyRadical: Some characters would veer into this during the "Around the Corner" era of 1993-1998.
25th Apr '17 4:04:12 PM fruitstripegum
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** One 1990 episode revolved around Bob's archaeologist brother Minneapolis looking for the Golden Cabbage of Snufertiti. Not only does he bear a
striking resemblance to Franchise/IndianaJones, [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the boulder scene is spoofed]], and Minnie performs an IndyHatRoll (minus the "rolling" part).
20th Apr '17 7:35:20 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* GameShowHost: Guy Smiley and Sonny Friendly. Also "Pat Playjacks", in a one-shot ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' parody called ''Squeal of Fortune'', And even real person game show hosts like Richard Dawson was the host of a one-shot ''Series/FamilyFeud'' parody called ''Family Food''.

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* GameShowHost: Guy Smiley and Sonny Friendly. Also "Pat Playjacks", in a one-shot ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' parody called ''Squeal of Fortune'', And Gordon in ''What Happens Next?'', And even real person game show hosts like Richard Dawson was the host of a one-shot ''Series/FamilyFeud'' parody called ''Family Food''.
14th Apr '17 7:06:55 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* FacePalm: Betty Lou did it when Carl Mericana answered a circle on ''The Triangle is Right''.
6th Apr '17 8:23:15 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* IWillFindYou: In the Cecile the Ball song ''I'm Gonna Get To You''.
2nd Apr '17 8:48:28 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* EverybodyCries: The contestants (Luke Warn, Ida Normer, and Pierre Blue) on The Sonny Friendly Game Show: ''The Crying Game Show'' after the announcer says "There is no consolation prize!"
24th Mar '17 9:00:51 PM DukeRemington
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** Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster and even Kermit the Frog were far more frequently seen on the street with the other characters in the first ten seasons, since Jim Henson and Frank Oz were more readily available, though after ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and other subsequent projects took up much of their time, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie and Kermit were then relegated to mostly inserts, as Jim and Frank were then only able to dedicate one week out of the year for such. (Those characters started to make regular appearances in street scenes again in the 1990s and 2000s, following Jim's death and Frank's increasingly-limited availability.)

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** Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster and even Kermit the Frog were far more frequently seen on the street with the other characters in the first ten seasons, since Jim Henson and Frank Oz were more readily available, though after ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and other subsequent projects took up much of their time, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie and Kermit were then relegated to mostly inserts, as Jim and Frank were then only able to dedicate one week out of the each year for such. (Those characters started to make regular appearances in street scenes again in the 1990s and 2000s, following Jim's death and Frank's increasingly-limited availability.semi-retirement.)



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: In the nearly 50 years of its existence countless puppets and human characters have appeared on the show.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: In the nearly 50 years of its existence existence, countless puppets and human characters have appeared on the show.



* LongRunnerCastTurnover: With the exception of three performers - Carroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar), Bob [=McGrath=] (Bob) and Loretta Long (Susan), who have been there since Day 1 in 1969 - the entire cast has turned over since the first episode aired in November 1969. The longest-tenured cast members after them, aside from Muppet performers, are Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Sonia Manzano (Maria) with both first appearing in 1971, and Rosco Orman (Gordon, who in 1974 became [[TheOtherDarrin the third actor to play the role]]); Allison Bartlett O'Reilly (Gina, joining in 1986) the next longest-tenured. Everyone else has come and gone with much shorter runs on the show.

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* LongRunnerCastTurnover: With the exception of three performers - Carroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar), Bob [=McGrath=] (Bob) and Loretta Long (Susan), who have been there since Day 1 in 1969 - the entire cast has turned over since the first episode aired in November 1969. The longest-tenured cast members after them, aside from Muppet performers, are Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Sonia Manzano (Maria) with both first appearing in 1971, and Rosco Roscoe Orman (Gordon, who in 1974 became [[TheOtherDarrin the third actor to play the role]]); Allison Bartlett O'Reilly (Gina, joining in 1986) the next longest-tenured. Everyone else has come and gone with much shorter runs on the show.



* OutOfFocus: Several characters after first Elmo and later Abby Cadabby came to dominate the show. Some longtime characters such as Prairie Dawn, Oscar the Grouch and the Count aren't seen as much as they were in previous years. Saddest of all, Big Bird is only a periodic guest star. This may be an example of RealLifeWritesThePlot, as Jerry Nelson (the Count) suffered through several years of declining health before his death in 2012 and as Carroll Spinney has continued to perform as Big Bird and Oscar into his early 80s.
** Further examples of RealLifeWritesThePlot: Even before Jim Henson's death and Frank Oz's retirement, their commitments to outside projects starting in the late 1970's affected how often their characters appeared in new segments. This particularly affected Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog who went from frequently appearing on the street interacting with the other characters to primarily appearing in pre-filmed inserts, as Jim and Frank were then only able to dedicate one week out of each year for such.

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* OutOfFocus: Several characters after first Elmo and later Abby Cadabby came to dominate the show. Some longtime characters such as Prairie Dawn, Oscar the Grouch and the Count aren't seen as much as they were in previous years. Saddest of all, Big Bird is only a periodic guest star. This may be an example of RealLifeWritesThePlot, as Jerry Nelson (the Count) suffered through several years of declining health before his death in 2012 and as Carroll Spinney has continued to perform as Big Bird and Oscar into his early 80s.
** Further examples of RealLifeWritesThePlot: Even before Jim Henson's death and Frank Oz's retirement, semi-retirement, their increasing commitments to outside projects starting in the late 1970's affected how often their characters appeared in new segments. This particularly affected Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog who went from frequently appearing on the street interacting with the other characters to primarily appearing in pre-filmed inserts, as Jim and Frank were then only able to dedicate one week out of each year for such.
24th Mar '17 8:54:45 PM DukeRemington
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** Also Roosevelt Franklin, Harvey Kneeslapper, Simon Soundman, Placido Flamingo, Don Music, Sherlock Hemlock, Sam the Robot... In fact too many to count, there have been hundreds of Muppets over the last 40 years, so there is no way around this. Even some of the core 'legacy Muppets', like Herry Monster, haven't been seen in a while.

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** Also Roosevelt Franklin, Harvey Kneeslapper, Simon Soundman, Placido Flamingo, Forgetful Jones, Don Music, Sherlock Hemlock, Sam the Robot... In fact too many to count, there have been hundreds of Muppets over the last 40 years, so there is no way around this. Even some of the core 'legacy Muppets', like Herry Monster, haven't been seen in a while.



* RearrangeTheSong: This didn't start to become common until TheNineties. Starting in 1993, the show retired its familiar original theme song of then 25 years in favor of a more upbeat, calypso rendition which lasted up till Season 29; beginning with Season 30, another rendition of the theme song was introduced, which was less distinctive, but still rather upbeat and snappy - it was kept for only three seasons; Seasons 33-38 used yet another arrangement that featured more brass and wind instruments, giving it a bouncier and more child-like sound to it; finally, Season 39 introduced a hip-hop/urban-esque arrangement that's still in use today.

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* RearrangeTheSong: This didn't start to become common until TheNineties. Starting in 1993, the show retired its familiar original theme song of then 25 years in favor of a more upbeat, calypso rendition which lasted up till Season 29; beginning with Season 30, another rendition of the theme song was introduced, which was less distinctive, but still rather upbeat and snappy - it was kept for only three seasons; Seasons 33-38 used yet another arrangement that featured more brass and wind instruments, giving it a bouncier and more child-like sound to it; finally, Season 39 introduced Seasons 39-45 used a hip-hop/urban-esque arrangement that's still in use today.arrangement.
21st Mar '17 4:11:09 PM DukeRemington
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** Also Roosevelt Franklin, the Martians, Sherlock Hemlock, Sam the Robot... In fact too many to count, there have been hundreds of Muppets over the last 40 years, so there is no way around this. Even some of the core 'legacy Muppets', like Herry Monster, haven't been seen in a while.

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** Also Roosevelt Franklin, the Martians, Harvey Kneeslapper, Simon Soundman, Placido Flamingo, Don Music, Sherlock Hemlock, Sam the Robot... In fact too many to count, there have been hundreds of Muppets over the last 40 years, so there is no way around this. Even some of the core 'legacy Muppets', like Herry Monster, haven't been seen in a while.
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