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Old School Sesame coming to DVD October 2006

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

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

Poll closed Aug 27, 2006.
Complete, uncut episodes 59 vote(s) 46.1%
Compilations of the best skits 28 vote(s) 21.9%
A combination of a few complete episodes and bonus skits 41 vote(s) 32.0%
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  1. The Count Moderator

    You know... Of all the sketches listed in these wishlists, the one I'd hope for most is the one where Ernie and Cookie Monster talk about the differences between each other, only to get forlorned thinking that they were the same person and confusing one for the other until Farley comes by and sorts it all out.
  2. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually, that wasn't Farley. It was a green guy with black hair (Farley had orange hair) and wore an outfit identical to Sherlock Hemlock's outfit (only he didn't wear a hat). I think it was purposely decided to have a one-shot character so that Ernie and Cookie Monster would wonder who he was (and I believe that Farley was still a somewhat major character at the time).
  3. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If there are indeed nine segments from each season, and future sets continue to focus on the same years, then I wonder if the sets will continue to have bonus skits grouped by season or perhaps a theme. Some good ideas could be the alphabet (there are 26 letters, there could be three groupings of nine skits for each letter, and it could start with a segment about the alphabet to fill 27), number skits (there could be nine, for the numbers 1-9), monster skits, game show skits, parody skits, character skits News Flash skits, and so on.

    Volume two could have the bonus skits done like this: The alphabet and letters A-H, the letters I-Q, the letters R-Z, the numbers 1-9, and main characters (an Ernie and Bert skit, a Cookie Monster skit, a Grover skit, an Oscar the Grouch skit, a Count skit, a Guy Smiley skit, a Roosevelt Franklin skit, a Big Bird skit, a Herry Monster skit, and a Kermit the Frog skit).
  4. The Count Moderator

    Hmmm... Thought it was Farley in that sketch, given that the character was voiced by Jerry Nelson and sounded like his typical Farley voice. Along with the fact he had a pointy green AM head and wore a yellow sweater with Sherlock Hemlock styled body over the sweater's body itself.
    Oh well... Thanks for the info.
  5. jeffkjoe New Member


    Here's the skit you're talking about!

    (P.S., why didn't the green guy say who he was at the end?)


  6. The Count Moderator

    Thanks for the link Jeffkjoe... But I don't have the software for youtube, that plus it's extremely hard for me to navigate through given that every word has a link to it. But I do thank you for posting the link.

    *Dr. Teeth Big Smile.
  7. jrod New Member

    I will be receiving my copy this Friday from a local cd store. I special ordered it and it cost me about 41 bucks but its worth it! I will be posting my thoughts on the set possibly Saturday.
  8. BEAR Active Member


    How are you getting it before its official release?
  9. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I noticed that Herry appears on the cover, but looking at episode guides, Herry only appears in one of the episodes included (the season two premier, in the song Circles). I know that he also appears in the background for C is for Cookie, but I hope there are some extra Herry Monster sketches included (and maybe Noggin cut some of his skits). It would be great to see I Can't Help It, as I think I've read that that is his signature song, yet it has never been released on video or shown on Noggin (of course, I don't know what year this song is from). It would also be good if the set included Herry and John John counting to 20. That seems to be one of his best-known moments, and one of John John's best-known moments. It's good that Herry is actually on the cover, even if there isn't really that much Herry. I wonder if it would have been better to include The Count or Snuffy on the cover instead, though (though as far as I currently know The Count doens't have much more screen time than Herry on the set). Snuffy could be shown standing behind everybody else so that they don't see him (just like in the early years).

    Of course, I don't know if the picture used for the cover was originally like that (character and background-wise) or if it is a collage of images. I don't ever remember seeing that picture before I saw the cover. If that's how the original picture was, then I guess the producers couldn't really decide on whetehr Herry was on it or not based on number of appearances.
  10. muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    ...and, we're just 5 days away! :)
  11. BillKal New Member

    I Can't wait to see a review for this set!
  12. jeffkjoe New Member

    I know!

    Can anyone post a cotton-pickin' review of this box set already?
  13. BEAR Active Member

    Well, it won't be officially released until next week.
  14. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I think the Muppet Central review is almost ready. There is a thread in the Classic Sesame Street folder asking for people with a copy of Noggin's version of the first episode to post what was cut from there, so that a comparrision can be made.
  15. Grover New Member

    I was at Future Shop and I was glancing at their DVD Sets section and I noticed the SS Old School Set Vol 1 1969-1974. I was at the checkout aisle later the price manager told me I couldn't purchase the set until it's release date. I didn't understand the big deal SS Work Shop would receive their profit earlier.

    On a positive note I'll get the same set for $10 less at Best Buy around Thursday.
  16. muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    ...3 days away!

    And I'm really, really anxious to read the review.
  17. BEAR Active Member

    Getting closer, although not so much for me. I am refraining from buying it myself and instead putting it on my Christmas/birthday list. I can't wait to get it in a couple months.
  18. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I initially decided to put it on my christmas list, but in the last fews days I have felt tempted to just give i and buy it on the day it comes out. I am still trying to decide. I'm sure that I will make the right decision.
  19. BEAR Active Member


    I have to put it on my list. In the past I have bought things on my own so much that I wouldn't have anything left to ask for for Christmas. Besides, I already gave in and bought Kevin Clash's book and then decided to leave SS Old School for my family to give me along with (hopefully) all the other great stuff available this season for me to add...Fraggle Rock Season 2, A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (DVD), The World According to Sesame Street (DVD), and Roscoe Orman's book Sesame Street Dad. Even if I don't get these things as gifts, I can still buy them myself after Christmas with the gift cards/certificates I usually get also. :excited: Oh boy! It's going to be a very Muppety Christmas for me this year!
  20. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was just looking at the Old School page at Muppet Wiki, and all bonus clips were listed. I am not sure if the person who contributed to that page got an early copy, if that contributor is the person here who got an early copy, or if that person found out some other way. And there are not nine bonus clips per season. The number of bonus skits vary, and it seems like the second and fourth seasons both only have a small number of bonus skits compared to other seasons. And one good thing is that the closing credits sequences from each season will be included alongside the bonus skits.

    I can't remember everything that was listed, but the version of Being Green included is the original one. The version of Rubber Duckie included is from the first season as well. Other bonus skits include I've Got Two, ABC-DEF-GHI, Bert's Bust (that's how it's listed..... I assume that this is the skit where Ernie made a clay sculpture of Bert), Would You Like to Buy an O?, a Harvey Kneeslapper sketch, a Batman sketch, a Superman sketch, a Prairie Dawn pageant, one of Mumford's magic acts, and more. I didn't see any sketches listed that I know have Proffessor Hastings, Little Jerry and the Monotones, or Beautiful Day Monster. The only bonus Kermit skits that I noticed are Being Green and Sesame Street News: Rupunzel. I didn't see any bonus Jazzy Spies or Baker films listed (so we'll have to wait untill at least volume two, if ever, for Rowlf's cameo). I also saw a skit listed called A Special Day with Ernie and Bert, but I don't have any clue what that skit is (the only one I can think of is the one where Ernie doens't think he's special, but that's in the third premier).
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