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Old School Sesame coming to DVD October 2006

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by FuzzyBlue71, May 11, 2006.


What would you rather see on the Nostalgia Sesame Street box set?

Poll closed Aug 27, 2006.
  1. Complete, uncut episodes

    59 vote(s)
  2. Compilations of the best skits

    28 vote(s)
  3. A combination of a few complete episodes and bonus skits

    41 vote(s)
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  1. FuzzyBlue71

    FuzzyBlue71 Member

    Hello everyone. I rarely get on these days, but I thought I would share some info I got from a representative over at Sesame Workshop....

    I emailed them quite a while ago about purchasing old episodes (somewhere I read someone was able to order them per episode, so I wrote to them), and someone actually wrote back today! Here is what they said:

    I'm sorry, but, no, we are unable to release any episode in whole or part at
    this time. Did you want a Sesame Street episode or a Muppet Show episode?
    Even though you found this on Muppet Forum, please keep in mind that Sesame
    Street and The Muppets are completely different properties. Perhaps The Jim
    Henson Company will sell segments, but we do not.

    However, we will be releasing a "Nostalgia Box Set" in October '06, so
    perhaps the desired segment will be included on that set (a question I
    cannot answer at this time).

    Also, Sony Wonder is our domestic licensee for audio and home video
    products. I would encourage you to visit their website where you can peruse titles and purchase
    products. There are various (25th, 30th, and 35th) anniversary editions
    available, which feature classic clips, as well as some "best of" titles,
    which feature specific characters.

    I hope this info gets other Sesame fans excited as well. Whatever it contains, I am just glad it's coming out and that it leaves doors open for more classic Sesame to come!!!

    Would love to hear everyone's reactions.....
  2. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Well-Known Member

    OMG, I'm so excited! It sounds great. Did you get anymore info on it?
  3. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Are you making this up, FuzzyBlue71?
  4. FuzzyBlue71

    FuzzyBlue71 Member

    I would NEVER make this dreamy stuff up!!! I'm a huge Muppet fan, and was so excited when I got this email today - they only other people I knew to share with was with all of you. I wish I knew more details, but this woman didn't seem to have any (or maybe couldn't dish out) more. Just the fact it's coming out is just sooooo exciting, right!!!
  5. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    *drools longingly* It's times like this that I wish I had ordered a DVD drive for this computer, although watching old Sesame Street for hours on end could kill my monitor.
  6. FuzzyBlue71

    FuzzyBlue71 Member

    The old skits I have... gee, I'm glad I have them, but boy is the quality horrible! To get anything on DVD is a start. I showed my 3 year old daughter my old stuff, but the picture and sound were lousy, she was wondering what was wrong with the TV.
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I sould love to see a video containing things like Casey McPhee and the time he drove the train into Guy Smiley's studio!
  8. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    Well actually CM just played himself on Beat The Time and he needed something quick to rhyme with rain. Last Minute he finds a train and then that's when it happened.
  9. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe Well-Known Member

    You can already get the sketch where Cookie drives the train into Guy Smiley's studio on PLAY ALONG GAMES AND SONGS on DVD.
  10. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    This is all so exciting. :excited: If the sales on this DVD set work, maybe SW will consider releasing full episodes. One can only dream.;)
  11. superboober

    superboober Well-Known Member

    One thing I would have to wonder about is how many songs that might go on something like this they in fact own and which ones they'd have to clear with outside sources. Certainly the last thing any of us want to see is sketches we love edited for this reason.
  12. SwedishChefCook

    SwedishChefCook Active Member

    Wait. I thought these were gonna be full episodes. The term Nostalgia box set sounded to me like it was gonna be a set of old episodes. Now I'm confused. What does everyone else think it's gonna be?
  13. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose Well-Known Member

    From the description, it sounded to me like this will be a "best of" compilation of various skits and songs. Which actually appeals to me more than full episode DVD's, although that would be cool as well.

    I guess they saw the success of the Electric Company DVD's and finally realized there is a market for classic Sesame Street on DVD. I'm anxious to see what they have in store for the content.
  14. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Cool, I wonder what's going to be on the box set?
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ah, I love a good nostalgia now and then, but sometimes they get you into trouble.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    For the last two weeks, every time I have gone to this message board, my internet connection has suddenly disconnected for some reason (I don't know why... this hasn't happened to other sites I've visited), so I am just now reading this. This is good news, especially since Sesame Workshop has said that we would probably have to wait untill 2007 for such a nostalgia set (maybe the clearances were made earlier than expected).

    I wonder what will be on there, and by "nostalgia", I wonder what time period will be represented. Obviously, 1969 will be the beginning, but I wonder when Sesame Workshop considers the end of the "nostalgia" period to be.

    I wonder if there will be linking segments or special features. With the recent Electric Company DVDs released, it would be good to see one of the Sesame Street/ Electric Company crossover specials as a special feature. It would be cool if one of the failed test pilots were included, but it would be even better to see the sales piece with Kermit and Rowlf.
  17. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    It think they should try to include 10 episodes from seasons 1-3. I know Jim Henson Company owns the rights to "Sesame Street : 20 and Still Counting". I think SS Workshop should try to own the rights. Since all the other anniversarys are released.
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The 25th anniversary special "Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Streets Forever" has not been released on any official video format, either. And I'm not sure if "A Walking Tour of Sesame Street with James Earl Jones" counts as an anniversary special or a documentary (I've heard that it was produced around the time of Sesame Street's 10th anniversary). Same with Sesame Street Unpaved.

    But even though Henson owns the 20th anniversary special, there have been many DVDs with features that were owned by other companies. For example, the recent Simpsons season sets have included commercials featuring The Simpsons, and I'm sure that those commercials are owned by the companies that owned the products that were being advertized. The first season set also includes the first short from The Tracy Ullman Show, which is not owned by Fox (I've read that it took so much trouble to even get that one short on DVD that Fox chose not to release the other shorts, though thankfully the shorts are not edited from The Simpson's 135th Episode Spectacular, though how Fox was able to get some of the shorts on the videos from 1998 and 1999 I do not know). The second season of Rocky and Bullwinkle also featured some cereal commercials, which are probably owned by the company that owns that cereal brand and not the company that currently owns Bullwinkle. So if that Sesame Workshop or Sony Wonder wanted to include that special on DVD as a bonus feature, I'm sure that Henson wouldn't be too against licensing the special for a commercial release.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the Nostalgia Box Set will be styled after The Electric Company set or if it will be slightly different.

    If this set does have complete episodes, then maybe there could be three episodes per disc, with each disc representing a season (so we'd be getting episodes from the first four seasons), and some bonus material. If the discs just include inserts, I wonder if they will be all inserts or if they will have linking footage or documentary-style introductions.

    Here is what I'd like to see as features if it is in fact a release of older one-hour episodes and a four-disc set:

    Disc 1:
    Sesame Street Test Pilot #1
    Sesame Street Sales Piece

    Disc 2:
    A Walking Tour of Sesame Street

    Disc 3:
    Julie on Sesame Street
    select unaired segments

    Disc 4:
    public service announcements featuring Cookie Monster
    all-new interviews
  20. doctort13

    doctort13 Well-Known Member

    This is great news indeed! Just in time for my daughter's second birthday too!!! :)
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