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Old 11-06-09, 02:08 PM   #26
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Sesame Street went downhill when Elmo came along.
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Old 11-06-09, 02:18 PM   #27
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Sesame Street went downhill when Elmo came along.
downhill might not be the operative word.

btw - elmo's first appearance was in '72.
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Old 11-06-09, 02:20 PM   #28
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downhill might not be the operative word.

btw - elmo's first appearance was in '72.
Really? I wasn't aware of that. All I know is that once Sesame Street went all digital, it was never the same again.
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i think i know what shadiyah is getting at.

when shows try so hard to make someone cute and loveable, it does the opposite. Remember that idiotic cutey "funny" animal character in the modern prequels of star wars?
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Part of Sesame Street's charm was its puppets and simple animations. They jumped on the digitized bandwagon thinking that they were making progress, and altered the program to fit into America's modern, attention deficit culture. It made the show practically intolerable, imo.
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It was the advent of the Tickle Me Elmo doll that did them in...I wanted to shoot that freakin thing when my former SO got one for her kid!
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i don't understand why cartoons want to be ever more realistic. they are cartoons. if i want realistic i watch a film.
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this is sesame street. not muppet!


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Part of Sesame Street's charm was its puppets and simple animations. They jumped on the digitized bandwagon thinking that they were making progress, and altered the program to fit into America's modern, attention deficit culture. It made the show practically intolerable, imo.
haven't watched it for quite some time, but vis-a-vis "attention deficit culture", the show has been accused of shortening the attention span of children since its first season.

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there is a sesame street theme on my google page.

is it the same everywhere?
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haven't watched it for quite some time, but vis-a-vis "attention deficit culture", the show has been accused of shortening the attention span of children since it's first season.
That's interesting. I can't listen to that right now, but I'm curious to hear what aspects they considered to be harmful (in the effect of shortening attention spans). In any case, this just worsens as time rolls on, imo.
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That's interesting. I can't listen to that right now, but I'm curious to hear what aspects they considered to be harmful (in the effect of shortening attention spans). In any case, this just worsens as time rolls on, imo.
they tried to mimic the pace of commercials, because they were so effective, that kids would remember the jingles.

iirc, that was also the thinking behind schoolhouse rock.
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For those fans of Sesame Street and Ricky Gervais...

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My favorite episodes were the ones with Victor Borge, particularly the one where he plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1 with the muppet baby band:

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