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Classic Sesame Street episodes now available on the "Sesame Go" streaming service

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by zhelder, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. zhelder

    zhelder Member

    I see that Sesame Workshop has now introduced a streaming video service called Sesame Go. While there's plenty of information about how much the service costs ($3.99 per month or $29.99 per year), there is no info on the site about the specific content the service provides.

    Does anyone know how many classic episodes (1989 and older) are available on the service? For $30 a year, they should be providing access to the entire Sesame Workshop/CTW archive - and I'd gladly pay that for access to such a treasure trove of classic children's television shows. But I have a feeling the content is extremely limited, especially for older stuff.

    Does anyone have an inside scoop?
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
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  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's only the 24 episodes made available on iTunes under the "Sesame Street Classics" sets. So, if you can watch them all in a month, it's probably more cost effective to do it through the SesameGo service (plus, you can watch the modern stuff too if you're inclined), or you can own them all for about $40 through iTunes.
  3. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    What seasons of Sesame Street are on Sesame Go?
  4. hooperfan

    hooperfan Well-Known Member

    Man, I sure hope Sesame Workshop will unleash some more "classic" episodes in the future...
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  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You quoted your own answer.

    Yeah... I want to be supportive of this, it's probably a good thing for Sesame Workshop if they add other shows owned by them as well as more Sesame Street episodes... but this is the bug up my butt I have about paid streaming. You have to pay per site. And everything you want to see is split up into other sites. I'd rather see SW add more classic episodes to Netflix, myself.
  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Whoops. :o

    I didn't mean to quote my own post.
  7. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    We are having a free Preview of HBO and so when I find out sometimes I'll try and watch the newer shows (as in the new season) but I missed the first episode of Season 48. So I'm a little mad but here's what makes me more angry is that when looking up shows on the search (Dish Network) I find other showings right? Yes right but here's what I hate. The last time this happened I thought "OH MY GOSH! They are showing other classic shows," (other then the ones that are already posted on the Wiki page) and so I set my DVR to record and found out they weren't what the distribution said at all.

    So I wanted to search again to look for if I could catch the new season 48 premiere again and went to look at all shows that were going to be coming up. Well it happened again. It shows that some Season 2 episodes were going to be showing Next Sunday and I went online to HBO and looked at their schedule and NOPE! I wished that Dish would get their info right on their showings. I thought once again I had found some classic showing that I could have gotten for other traders BUT OH **** NO!!!! Makes me so really ANGRY!

    I just wish that Sesame Workshop would start streaming or have a two hour block on PBS or HBO Family to show older classic episodes. I know I would pay or start releasing them on DVD sets. I'm tired of Sesame Workshop not trying to reach other demographic with their classic stuff other then YouTube or other sites. I want FULL ON SHOWS! Sorry for my ranting.

    The bad thing is I do a lot of trading with one guy and I should be happy to get to see those (and I don't ever take the time to sit down and watch them) I watch them when I'm going to bed and then I have to watch them again if I fall asleep. That's all I have to say. Thanks for reading this if you did or if you passed it up cause of it being so darn long. Sorry for that.
  8. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    HBO does have 24 classic episodes available, though most are from the 90s and even the 2000s. They are the same ones they have had since they first picked up SS in 2016 and have not added anymore since then. I keep wondering if and when they will add anymore. It's possible that they may when the 50th anniversary comes around. And they do occasionally air them on HBO Family, but not on a regular basis.
  9. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    What episodes are on there?
  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Just to let you know that most are Noggin versions and not PBS versions. The Noggin ones cut some skits or songs from the airing back in the day they showed these episodes but I believe some are complete but I don't know which ones. I know that the "Birdy Pox Episode", Opening Of "The Park from Around" The Corner Season Premiere and I can't remember how many others. I don't have HBO so I can only tell you what I can remember from the Free Preview when we get it.
  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The Wiki has all the info on what's there.

    Most of what was cut was anything with Joe Raposo music (for some reason), maybe certain celebrity stuff and segments from certain artists / animators (not sure what that's about, maybe they're contract for use expired).
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    And it's reasons like this I just bother to stick with fan copies of episodes if they manage to surface.

    Cause when it comes to syndicated releases or commercial releases, there's always going to unfortunately be a couple skits missing.

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