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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. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    So far there has not been any confirmation as to whether he will or won't be on the set. I have a feeling that he will. It's too bad that he isn't on the cover. Some of his sketches were shown on Noggin, and this set is being targeted towards nostalgic adults, so I don't see why not (unless there is some sort of legal problems).

    I wonder who has a better chance of being included on the set: Roosevelt Franklin or Kermit the Frog?
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    One thing that I really hope, and I'm sure that I'll get my wish on this, is that for the bonus skits, Sesame Workshop does not pick skits that are already included in the episodes that are included. That would be a bit of a waste. I won't mind if the set has multiple episodes with the same skit, and I would much rather have all of the bonus skits be skits that have already been released on other DVDs then for bonus skits to be included in the actual episodes. I also won't mind if the original pilot includes some segments that were included in any of the episodes included, as that's a full production and not just some random skits chosen as bonuses.
  3. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I think were probably going to see the first five season premiers (1,131,276,406,536). For intrests mainly I was listing the characters who didn't make an apperance in the first five premiers.

    Charcters included in Episodes :

    Big Bird
    Oscar the Grouch
    Cookie Monster
    Kermit the Frog
    Grover Monster
    Ernie and Bert
    Herry Monster
    Guy Smiley
    Herbert Birdsfoot
    Sherlock Hemlock
    Simon Soundman

    Characters not Included:
    Lefty the Salesman
    Prarie Dawn
    The Twiddlebugs
    Professor Hastings
    Roosevelt Franklin
    Placido Flamingo
    Don Music
    Mumford the Great
    Biff and Sully
    Harvey Kneeslapper
    Forgetful Jones
    Beautiful Day Monster/Baby Monster/Scudge
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have been thinking about this a lot lately as well. I've been looking at the pages for the season premiers at Muppet Wiki. Of course, Noggin did edit a few minutes from each episode. The contributors only know of what was edited from the first episode, and I think a contributor knew what was edited from one other of the first five season premiers, so those characters you listed as not being in the season premiers might have still been in them.

    And you are wrong about some of them. The following did appear in season premier episodes:

    Farley (season 2 premier)
    Prairie Dawn (season 4 premier)
    Roosevelt Franklin (season 4 premier, and I think he's also in another of the first five premiers, though not seasons 1 or 2)

    Also, Placedo Flamingo and Forgetful Jones were not around during the first five seasons. I am not sure when the Tweedlebugs made their first appearance. And don't forget about Sam the Robot, who was introduced in the fourth season premier. And I guess you can add Roosevelt Franklin's Mother, Little Jerry and the Monotones, and Chris and the Alphabeats to the list of characters from the first five seasons who were not in the season premiers (unless Noggin edited their material from those episodes).
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Add Granny Fanny Nesslerode to the list of characters who were in the season premiers. She was in the fourth season premier.
  6. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Saw the cover art. Neat!

    Really hope to get this
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be cool if this set came with a bonus CD, either a reissue of the first SS album or a CD of songs from the first five years?

    The tracks could be like this:
    1. Sesame Street Theme
    2. Everybody Wash
    3. The Ballad of Casey McPhee
    4. Mad
    5. I Love Trash
    6. The Alligator King
    7. Rubber Duckie
    8. Over, Under, Around, and Through
    9. Nearly Missed
    10. Everyone Likes Ice Cream
    11. Everybody Eats
    12. I Whistle a Happy Tune
  8. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    Omigawd this is sooo-totally exciting! I love the cover work- v.v. 70's! :cool: :)
    I cannot WAIT!
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the disc art will be like. It would be cool for the disc art to have Big Bird on disc one, Ernie and Bert on disc two, and Grover on disc three.
  10. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    Guys, I've said this before and I'll say it again...

    DO NOT expect to see anything that has Kermit in it on this (Or any future releases, for that matter). The rights for a DVD release are different from those of a broadcast, which means SW would have to pay Disney if they wanted to use anything that had Kermit in it. They probably wouldn't be able to afford it and even if they could, Disney would be unlikely to grant them permission. Case in point, when JHC wanted to release a new edition of Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas -- which has two scenes with Kermit -- Disney refused to allow them to use him for any amount of money, so they had to release it with Kermit's scenes cut out. That's Disney for you. :grouchy:

    On a more positive note, like the rest of you I'm really looking forward to this too. October 24th can't get here fast enough. :D
  11. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    That's kinda what I expected to be honest but people do tend to think they know differently on this forum sometimes! :p
  12. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I don't think that's going to happen. i have a pretty good feeling that Sesame Workshop will be able to use Kermit on the box set. The reason I say this is because I am trying to keep a positive attitude about the release. I also say this because I think someone said thaat Sesame Workshop got permission from Disney to show Kermit clips before the Disney buyout. I just know that our flippeered friiend will make it.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The Electric Company box set featured a few appearances by the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyotie, who are owned by Warner Bros., which is almost as big a company, if not equally as big, as Disney. Of course, WB might also have different feelings towards licensing it's characters (after all WB did license it's Looney Tunes characters to Filmation for Daffy Duck and Porky Pig meet the Groovy Ghoulies, to Touchtone for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, to whatever company produced Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, and to a few other companies... and how often has Disney licensed it's classic cartoon characters to other companies?).

    Having said that, the following Sesame Street DVDs that were first released after Disney bought the Muppets did feature appearances by Kermit:
    What's the Name of hat Song? (though I think this was completed and a deal was finalized before the sale, as the credits mention Kermit being owned by The Jim Henson Company)
    Learning About Letters
    Learning About Numbers
    The Street We Live On
    A Celebration of Me, Grover (technically the only new production on DVD made after the sale featuring featuring Kermit clips)
    Big Bird's Story Time
    Sing Yourself Silly
    Friends to the Rescue (though this appearance was already licensed by Henson, as it was made after Henson sold it's rights to the Sesame Street character, so I wouldn't be surprised if this was easier to get permission to release, as Hensons residuals for guest appearances by Muppets would have probably been swithced to Disney)
  14. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    do you HAVE ANY proof on this? :confused: I HIGHY think Disney will alow Sesame Workshop to alow Kermit in the old Sesame slips/skits. As Sesame Workshop is NOT a BIG thret like HIT! Sesame Workshop is a non-profit organization and plus Disney allowed Sesame Workshop to join them (Disney) at the NYC auditions and have gave SW rights to use the word "Muppet" annnnd... Sesame alowed Disney to keep the Big Bird and Oscar cameo's in the Muppet Movie & Great Muppet Caper! :smirk:
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    And also Ernie and Bert's cameo in the Connie Stevens episode of The Muppet Show.
  16. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Don't forget Bert's cameo from the Sex and Violence pilot.

    :( "You know, you really look familiar..."

    Ernie-like girl: "Kee hee hee hee hee!"

    Convincing John
  17. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    yep that too! :zany:
  18. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    yep! :)
  19. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    None of us know for sure whether Kermit will appear but I have heard that the complete first episode of SS is included on the DVD set and surely Kermit appeared in that originally? Let's just all keep our fingers (or flippers) crossed!
  20. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    **crossed, but STILL thinks Disney will alow kermie on the dvd**
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