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C is for Cookie Monster DVD

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by ssetta, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    I saw a preview for this on Sesame Street's YouTube channel. Here it is:


    It actually looks like it should be pretty good. It looks like it includes some street stories, sketches and songs featuring Cookie Monster, both new and old. I also noticed that in this clip, they include all 3 versions of C is for Cookie. I wonder if the actual DVD will feature those. I don't know if it's going to have any original material, though.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I hope all those segments are included. The DVD looks really awesome! The DVD description says there's 12 "favorites", so there may be a lot of stuff.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Where does it say there'll be 12 favorites? I didn't see it in the preview, the description posted by Sesame Workshop in the link, or on the Muppet Wiki page.

    But if it's 12 segments, I'll count what has been confirmed in both the promo and the Muppet Wiki page:

    1. Cookie Hood (I wonder if the song about what cookies are called in other countries will be included, and if that would be counted seperately)
    2. The Cookie Tree
    3. Cookie Monster Sorting Song
    4. Gingerbread Man
    5. Healthy Food with Wyclef Jean
    6. C is for Cookie - original
    7. C is for Cookie - with Marylin Horne
    8. C is for Cookie - remake
    9. Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco
    10. A Cookie is a Sometimes Food

    So that's ten confirmed so far, assuming Sesame Workshop didn't just put in some classic clips a la the Being Green trailer. I wonder if maybe the three C is for Cookie segments will be combined into a montage of sorts... I kinda hope it does, so it'll provide room for more segments, and two of those three have already been released on DVD many times.

    Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco is a little suprising, since it had been released on DVD last year (a number of these sketches have). Sure, it was high on my wishlist for the 40th anniversary DVD, and it is worthy of multiple releases (unlike Marylin Horne's "C is for Cookie")... But still, there are a number of great unreleased Cookie Monster songs from this period that could have been included instead (I'm Going to Get my Haircut, Hey Food, Google Bugle).

    But if all three versions of C is for Cookie are included in their entirety, then I hope the remaining two segments are classic, preferable something with Cookie and Kermit (my preference is either the feelings lecture or the mystery box) or Cookie and Ernie (I'd prefer either the "same and different" sketch or Breakfast Time), and a Monsterpiece Theater segment.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The WB and SW store have the same descriptions, which state "The Cookie Collection is a dozen delicious Cookie Monster favorites baked just for you!" So, that probably means there's 12 segments on it.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Somehow I think that the C is For Cookie numbers are all combined into one segment that cuts into the three different versions. It would make no sense to put the same song three times no matter what logic you use to get it across. Unless one of them is a bonus feature or something, but these things are rarely good on bonuses.

    Still want it for Cookie Hood, though.
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If they do such a release for Ernie, I wonder if they'd edit in all versions of Rubber Duckie, at least all Ernie versions. Then we'd get more footage from the original version!

    Hopefully this won't include every Cookie Monster clip that was released on the 40th anniversary DVD. But even though all of the known classic clips have been released previously, this looks like it could be the best Sesame Street DVD release since Warner got the rights.

    And if this is what it takes to get classic material out there, I hope they make "G is for Grover", "O is for Oscar", and "C is for The Count" (an extreme list for me is "K is for Kermit"... and the upside there is that there are no known street stories focusing on Kermit, and of course there wouldn't be too many post-classic clips).
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If they were indeed to do an Ernie release, the only versions of Rubber Duckie I'd like to see are the rare actual first version (slim chance of that, though) or the newer refilmed version. It's almost if SW doesn't even know the original original one exists.
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    At least SW knows the original I Love Trash and ABC-DEF-GHI exist (before those were released on the first Old School I was wondering whether they existed in the first season or were just recorded for the first album). It would be interesting to know how Sesame Workshop normally labels song sketches that were performed multiple times by the same character.

    Oh, and I don't know whether you know this, but the newer refilmed version was released in the video Kids' Favorite Songs, intercut with footage from the filmed version with Ernie's vocals (no, I haven't seen that video... I'm going by what was said at Muppet Wiki).
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    If it does end up being a montage, I wouldn't mind the Candice Bergen version thrown in.
  10. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Frank Oz will recieve any credit for this DVD?
  11. Dantecat

    Dantecat Well-Known Member

    Well,The DVD will be coming out tomorrow for sure.So let us know how it is and We might see a couple more classic skits.I sure can't wait!:insatiable::)
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I bought the DVD. I haven't watched it yet (I'm at the library now), and the Muppet Wiki page doesn't have a full sketch listing, but the DVD is 67 minutes long (I think that's the longest of the WB releases, excluding Follow That Bird). Interestingly, the packagign lists "Ginger Bread Man" as a bonu clip (and refers to it as a classic... I think that clips from the early 1990s, so don't consider it "classic" enough). This is the first character spotlight DVD to contain any bonus clips.

    The packaging mentions that it contains "Cookie Monster Disco Song". I wonder if tha's referring to "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco" (which was in the promo) or "Cookie Disco" (which was listed with that title on Old School Vol. 2). I think it would be weird for the same DVD to include two disco songs with Cookie Mosnter (especialy if it means no Monsterpeice Theater or team-ups with Ernie or Kermit, not that I know if those two will be on the DVD).

    The packaging also confirms that the three "C is for Cookie" sketches are mixed tgether (referred to as "C is fro Cookie Mash-Up").

    EDIT: I'm watching this now, and this DVD actually has new linking footage (and so far it's better than the linking footage in Cookie Monster's Best Bites).
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, it was a good release. In my opinion it gets better in the second half. Many classic clips appear in second half, though only one of them (Ernie meets Cookie Monsters cousin) is new-to-DVD.

    It does have a bit of repitition. Several segments in a row about healthy eating, both disco songs (which were both included on previous DVD releases)... But it does include a Monsterpiece Theater segment ("Little Red Riding Cookie") and the remake of "Up and Down". And it has more than 12 segments.

    Two of the segments that were originally announced for inclusion ("Healthy Food" and "Sorting Song") are not included after all (considering they have both been released on DVD I could care less). It also has a handful of film segments that only have Cookie Monster in vocie-over (and no, the one with the baby eating a cookie is not one of them).

    This was a good compromise between pre-1990 and post-1990 segments (even if only one pre-1990 segment hadn't been released previously). Out of what's not included I'm only comlaining about it not having any Kermit segments.

    The linking footage has Cookie Monster reading fan mail. I'd like to see this format used for an Oscar the Grouch or Count release (and maybe even another Grover release).
  14. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Offtopic here, but does anyone know offhand if Kermit has even shown up in Street Stories scenes? (Besides the "Hurricane" episodes.) Any early appearances from 1969 or the early '70s? Just curious.:)
    And good to hear about the contents of this Cookie Monster DVD. I will have to try to get this one from the library when they get a copy. It definitely would be great to see similar releases for other characters too.:insatiable::batty:
  15. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    Actually, from what I know Kemit was featured in the street scene for the Season 4 premiere, he might have been in earlier street segments? I'm wondering if the pilot episode had Kermit in a street scene? Does the part with Gordon asking to Kermit to do his W lecture count as a street scene?

    Anyway, this C is for Cookie Monster release seems really good, from what I've heard about the DVD itself I'd be happy if WB would do other character centered DVDs like this, especially if they did Kermit, being that he's an obscure SS character to have a DVD like this!
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This sounds quite nice and I might just try to pick it up. If good stuff like this keeps up, maybe they'll warm up to some more classic minded stuff. Or better yet, BETTER character best of's than we've been getting. Especially since the last Elmo (under their releases, mind you) was "look what celebrity that you'll forget about 2 years later Elmo was with."

    I wouldn't mind a Grover release at all... even if it was all newer footage.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If you count Kermit's appearance in the season 4 premiere then his appearance in the first episode counts; Kermit's appearance on the street in the fourth season premiere was just a cameo.

    There is something that I had been wondering. The "Monsterpiece Theater" segment that appears on this release, "Little Red Riding Cookie", is shown with the last "Monsterpiece Theater" opening. Although I don't officially know for sure I think that sketch was originally broadcast with that third opening. But if the DVD had included a Monsterpiece Theater sketch from before the third opening was made I wonder if the DVD would have included the third opening or if it would have included whatever opening was originally used with whatever sketch was chosen (if it was one that originally had Alistair Cookie's pipe and the DVD showed it with the redone into/outro then I think the last title card would have been used).

    And that bumps up the total number of Monsterpiece Theater sketches on DVD to four, and also means that all three Monsterpiece Theater openings have been included on commercial DVD releases (though the 40th anniversary DVD shows behind-the-scenes photos over most of the original opening, blocking out the zoom-out in the opening).

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