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Classic Sesame on Electric Company DVD's

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by jeffkjoe, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe Well-Known Member

    Don't have a cow about having Electric Company info posted here in this category, but in case anyone wants to see more clips featuring 1970's Big Bird and Oscar,

    the new ELECTRIC COMPANY DVD box set should satisfy the nostalgic SESAME STREET fan, because in it, we get:

    1) A 1973 episode in which Fargo North helps the 1973 version of Big Bird find his way back to Sesame Street (boy, did Big Bird's voice sound higher pitched!)

    2) A 1975 episode that features J. Arthur Crank serenading Oscar the Grouch. Might as well, SESAME and ELECTRIC shared the same Teletape set.

    Plus, there's a great interview with Joan Ganz Cooney where she talks about both ELECTRIC and SESAME.

    So interesting.

    A great investment - you get the PILOT episode and the FINAL episode and everything in between.
  2. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member

    Hmm, so Grover's skit didn't make it. Ah well. Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully this will lead to Classic SS on DVD.
  3. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Oh, yes it did! You'll find Grover at Vi's diner on the first episode of Disc 4! It is a great scene with Grover , Vi and J. Arthur Crank. Crank actually shows a soft side with Grover. God, I love these DVD's!:D
  4. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the Shout Factory REALLY did a good job with this box set. I'd rather buy this BEST OF than a season-by-season collection.

    Can you imagine if Shout Factory got their hands on classic SESAME STREET?
  5. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member

    Wow, all 3 Muppet appearances made it. Nice.

    And please don't mention the classic SS DVD's; I've already drooled enough over all the other DVD releases this year. :zany:

    But SesameMike did make a nice description of the "ultimate" release that he would prefer, but I don't know which thread it was from.
  6. BillKal

    BillKal Well-Known Member

    Yes.... this is an excellent collection. I heard also that they are in the works of releasing more TEC.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Are there any other bonus features besides the interview with Joan Ganz Cooney?

    During the 1970s, there were a few crossover specials featuring the casts of Sesame Street and The Electric Company. I wonder how feasible it would be to include those specials on future sets (I'm assuming that none of them are included in this set, or otherwise it would have been mentioned here). These specials are so rare that very few hardcore fans even know anything about them.
  8. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    Was this the thread you were referring to, MuppetDude?

    Minor Muppetz: of those TV specials you were referring to, there was this one prime-time special in about 1974 that featured some of the Muppet characters. One such scene had Kermit trying to convince Grover to ride on a motorcyle and jump over something (a la Evel Kneivel and the Snake River Canyon). "...cute little Grover will get all smashed." (Kermit got on the motorbike and revved it up to show Grover how it was done; he eventually wound up in a tree.)
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I guess that must have been the Out To Lunch special, but I don't know for sure. I've read about another special called The Grover Monster/ Jean Marsh Cartoon Special, featuring animated segments from both shows.
  10. mjb1124

    mjb1124 Well-Known Member

    While we're on the subject of SS/TEC crossovers - are there any segments that were seen on both shows? I've seen some people claim that the pinball numbers were seen on TEC, but somehow I doubt that, because from what I've gathered, TEC generally didn't cover numbers. However, there definitely are some TEC segments that would've fit in just fine on SS (the "Sign Song" comes to mind).
  11. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    wow I must get this!!!
  12. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member

    I've read that the "Willy Wimple" song appeared (as for why it was on there I have no idea). And some people think that the silhouette songs came from SS as well (though it's possible they could've done a simplified version of it, but I've never seen that).
  13. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    This is something that I'm definately adding to my Muppet collection, even though TEC dosn't have much to do with them.:)
  14. doctort13

    doctort13 Well-Known Member

    This is great news! We are waiting for Amazon.com to ship it to us :)
  15. Larcen Tyler

    Larcen Tyler Active Member

    Do they have any 'live action' skits from Sesame Street?
  16. BillKal

    BillKal Well-Known Member

    Not specifically on Sesame Street....but Big Bird, Grover, and Oscar make appearances on The Electric Company ---- all on this set.

    Big Bird is in a Fargo North Sketch trying to decode a message about him trying to find home.

    Grover is in Vi's Dinner upset because he can't remember where he lives (duh???)

    Oscar does a duet with J Arthur Crank.

    --RE Sketches that are also on SS... there was a cartoon that had to do with a machine that spitted out stuff that begins with M such as Marshmallows, Meatballs, Mud, and Melons....then mistake (the man gets sucked up by the machine and then spitted out). This cartoon reminds me of the SS Cartoons....whether they actually appeared on SS I can't answer that.
  17. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this was already mentioned and explained in this thread. Thanks :)

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