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'''Dinner Theatre''' is a food-themed successor to ''[[Monsterpiece Theater]]'', introduced in ''[[Sesame Street]]'' [[Season 37]]. The series parodies plays and films to stress the importance of mealtime and healthy eating habits.
 
'''Dinner Theatre''' is a food-themed successor to ''[[Monsterpiece Theater]]'', introduced in ''[[Sesame Street]]'' [[Season 37]]. The series parodies plays and films to stress the importance of mealtime and healthy eating habits.
   
Nearly every segment stars the same four [[Anything Muppets]]; an [[Orange Gold]] dad ([[Marty Robinson]]), a [[Lavender]] mother ([[Fran Brill]]), a [[Fat Blue]] daughter ([[Leslie Carrara]]), and a [[Green]] son ([[Joey Mazzarino]]). One segment features a [[Pumpkin]] uncle ([[Eric Jacobson]]) and a [[Anything Muppets|Magenta]] cousin ([[Jennifer Barnhardt]]).
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Nearly every segment stars the same four [[Anything Muppets]]; an [[Orange Gold]] dad ([[Marty Robinson]]), a [[Large Lavender Live Hand|Large Lavender]] mother ([[Fran Brill]]), a [[Fat Blue]] daughter ([[Leslie Carrara]]), and a [[Green]] son ([[Joey Mazzarino]]). One segment features a [[Pumpkin]] uncle ([[Eric Jacobson]]) and a [[Anything Muppets|Magenta]] cousin ([[Jennifer Barnhardt]]).
   
 
The ''[[Shalom Sesame]]'' video, "[[It's Passover, Grover!]]", features a similar segment where an Anything Muppet family stars in a matzoh-related parody of ''[[Les Misérables]]''.
 
The ''[[Shalom Sesame]]'' video, "[[It's Passover, Grover!]]", features a similar segment where an Anything Muppet family stars in a matzoh-related parody of ''[[Les Misérables]]''.
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| align=center| [[Episode 4111]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4111]]
| '''[[Hamlet|Omlet: Prince of Dinner]]'''<br>Omelet faces the dilemma of choosing between broccoli and peas at the dinner table, much to the chagrin of his impatient family. Written by [[Tony Geiss]]. <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| '''[[Hamlet|Omlet: Prince of Dinner]]'''<br>Omelet faces the dilemma of choosing between broccoli and peas at the dinner table, much to the chagrin of his impatient family. Written by [[Tony Geiss]]. <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|e42ad4c4-31fa-11dd-b1d4-135239c39860}}}}
   
 
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| [[Image:Lamuncha.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Lamuncha.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4117]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4117]]
| '''[[Man of La Mancha|Man of La Muncha]]'''<br>A child named Johnny, preformed by [[Tyler Bunch]], sings about eating an "incredible meal" with his family. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| '''[[Man of La Mancha|Man of La Muncha]]'''<br>A child named Johnny (performed by [[Tyler Bunch]]) sings about eating an "incredible meal" with his family. <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|e83c28e0-21a8-47f6-be45-0c86e8603b3a}}}}
   
 
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| [[Image:4119ze.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4119]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4119]]
| '''[[Guess Who's Coming to Dinner|Guess What We're Having for Dinner]]'''<br>On pot roast night, a girl encourages her family to try new foods and introduces them to the rutabaga. <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| '''[[Guess Who's Coming to Dinner|Guess What We're Having for Dinner]]'''<br>On pot roast night, a girl encourages her family to try new foods and introduces them to the rutabaga. <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|a2ffb7eb-31f1-11dd-b1d4-135239c39860}}}}
   
 
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| [[Image:4130u.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:4130u.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4130]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4130]]
| '''[[West Side Story|Veg Side Story]]'''<br>A child named Tony is reluctant to eat zucchini at the dinner table, until trying it and bursting into a parody of the song "Maria" from West Side Story. {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| '''[[West Side Story|Veg Side Story]]'''<br>A child named Tony is reluctant to eat zucchini at the dinner table, until trying it and bursting into a parody of the song "Maria" from West Side Story. <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|7eaae4e4-3b2a-455a-b654-cd6f087a0d77}}}}
   
 
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| [[Image:DNQ.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:DNQ.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4139]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4139]]
| '''[[South Pacific|South Potato]]'''<br>A family agrees that "There Is Nothing Like Potato." {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| '''[[South Pacific|South Potato]]'''<br>A family agrees that "There Is Nothing Like Potato." <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|ec241d59-2162-4867-b925-34611c2604a8}}}}
   
 
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| [[Image:AnnieGumbo2.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:AnnieGumbo2.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4155]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4155]]
| '''[[Annie Get Your Gun|Annie Get Your Gumbo]]'''<br>Annie prepares the gumbo as she and her family sing "There's No Dinners Like Family Dinners." <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| '''[[Annie Get Your Gun|Annie Get Your Gumbo]]'''<br>Annie prepares the gumbo as she and her family sing "There's No Dinners Like Family Dinners." <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|33f58f24-2d3b-4f15-8449-ae49fdb41556}}}}
   
 
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| [[Image:Pear2.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Pear2.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4157]]
 
| align=center| [[Episode 4157]]
| '''[[Hair|Pear]]'''<br>A hippie father prepares his family a series of pear dishes, and they all sing in praise of the green fruit. They are joined at the end by a talking hipster pear who was delayed on his way to [[Woodstock Festival|Woodstock]].<br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]]}}
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| '''[[Hair|Pear]]'''<br>A hippie father prepares his family a series of pear dishes, and they all sing in praise of the green fruit. They are joined at the end by a talking hipster pear who was delayed on his way to [[Woodstock Festival|Woodstock]]. <br> {{sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|fbd39185-31de-11dd-a782-335275be4d09}}}}
 
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==Notes==
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*The song parodies "The Incredible Meal" (Man of La Muncha) and "Zucchini" (Veg Side Story) were written by [[Stephen Lawrence]] and [[Joey Mazzarino]].
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 02:48, June 27, 2012

Dinner Theatre is a food-themed successor to Monsterpiece Theater, introduced in Sesame Street Season 37. The series parodies plays and films to stress the importance of mealtime and healthy eating habits.

Nearly every segment stars the same four Anything Muppets; an Orange Gold dad (Marty Robinson), a Large Lavender mother (Fran Brill), a Fat Blue daughter (Leslie Carrara), and a Green son (Joey Mazzarino). One segment features a Pumpkin uncle (Eric Jacobson) and a Magenta cousin (Jennifer Barnhardt).

The Shalom Sesame video, "It's Passover, Grover!", features a similar segment where an Anything Muppet family stars in a matzoh-related parody of Les Misérables.

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Picture First Appearance Description
4111z
Episode 4111 Omlet: Prince of Dinner
Omelet faces the dilemma of choosing between broccoli and peas at the dinner table, much to the chagrin of his impatient family. Written by Tony Geiss.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Lamuncha
Episode 4117 Man of La Muncha
A child named Johnny (performed by Tyler Bunch) sings about eating an "incredible meal" with his family.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

4119ze
Episode 4119 Guess What We're Having for Dinner
On pot roast night, a girl encourages her family to try new foods and introduces them to the rutabaga.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

4130u
Episode 4130 Veg Side Story
A child named Tony is reluctant to eat zucchini at the dinner table, until trying it and bursting into a parody of the song "Maria" from West Side Story.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

DNQ
Episode 4139 South Potato
A family agrees that "There Is Nothing Like Potato."


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

AnnieGumbo2
Episode 4155 Annie Get Your Gumbo
Annie prepares the gumbo as she and her family sing "There's No Dinners Like Family Dinners."


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Pear2
Episode 4157 Pear
A hippie father prepares his family a series of pear dishes, and they all sing in praise of the green fruit. They are joined at the end by a talking hipster pear who was delayed on his way to Woodstock.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Notes

See also

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