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Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by GelflingWaldo, Apr 30, 2007.
Don't forget: Loud and Soft lecture with Kermit, Fuzzyface, and Big V.
The furthest I go for "Classic" as far as SS is concerned is whenever the "newer" number series' for 13 - 20 came out like Rubber Stamps, African Masks (the one with the kid's hand for # 13, a springing water-thingy for # 14, a weird thing catching a fish # 15, etc.), Bellhop, the "Rap" series, the weird creature numbers (umbrella creature for # 1, a weird rabbit-y thing for # 4, and a blue dragon-type thing for # 15 among other things). I'm pretty sure that Rubber Stamps, Bellhop, and Rap were all late '80s, but when did the African Masks and weird creature numbers come out? Was that late '80s or early '90s?
I've never heard of that sketch.
I can think of at least two cartoon sketches that specifically called a "V" big:
Two friends (named Virgil and Victor, I think) stand on opposite forks of a huge capital "V", and try to discuss the letter.
A narrator (unseen until the last part) describes the journey of a "big letter 'V'" in verse: the "V" starts in the branches of a sycamore tree, gets blown out to sea by a strong wind, then washed over to the narrator by a huge wave. The sketch ends with the "V" hurting the narrator's knee as he makes a painful face.
Do either of those sketches sound like the one you meant, TotallySpiesFan?
I don't think those are what he meant. He mentioned Kermit, who wasn't in the skits you described, and he also mentioend Fuzzyface, who many fans refer to as "season 1 Grover". Big V is the name of the Muppet monster from the "Inchworm" sketch.
OK, thanks for clearing that up; I recognized Fuzzyface, but not Big V. Would that be the Herry-like fellow who had a "V" on his sweater in this sketch? (Somehow, I can't imagine Herry himself wanting to take advantage of little kids!) Or does Kermit call some other Muppet "Big V" for a reason I can't recall?
Big V was around before Sesame Street. I don't know why he's called "Big V" (the book "The Story of Jim Henson: Creator of the Muppets" has a picture of Jane Henson putting him in storage, and the text underneath the photo refers to him by that name). Big V looks nothing like Herry (he looks mroe like Gorgon Heap). He is dark brown, has yellow horns, a big mouth, (I think) teeth, and a really long, worm-like nose.
The inchworm sketch, which was performed on The Jack Paar Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Muppet Show, involved Kermit (on TMS he was repalced by Lenny the Lizard) sitting on a wall, humming "Glow Worm", when a worm comes up to Kermit and taps him, leading to Kermit eating the worm. This happens a few more times, until Kermit catches the worm early on and bites into it, only this time when he grabs it with his mouth, it's longer. Kermit keeps pulling it until it's revealed to be Big V's nose, and Big V then eats Kermit.
Big V also appeared in the title role in a Pat-Nik promotional film called Shrinkenstien.
I actually meant the monster named Big V (the Gorgon Heap precursor). He was seen in the Season 1 sketch where he ate the radio while scaring Kermit and Fuzzyface.
All I can say is that I'm excited and thrilled at all this merch.....now my wallet....is crying but no need to go into that.
Have you actually seen this sketch? None of the Kermit sketches pages at Muppet Wiki mention it. The Big V page at Muppet Wiki did mention that Big V appeared with Kermit and Grover in a Sesame Street sketch called "Kermit's Radio", but after I put a "citations needed" tag there, somebody erased the sentence.
I would love to see this sketch on the new Old School vol. 2 DVD set!
I know that "Lefty" was voiced by Jim Henson in this sketch, and that Jim Henson also voiced Mean Floyd from The Muppet Musicians of Bremen... but don't those two voices sound EXACTLY alike? Even that "oooooooooh!"
Yeah they do! I also love the voices that Richard Hunt & Jerry Nelson were doing for Benny & The Boss!
Here is my wish list of SS segments I hope to see on"Sesame Street Old School Volume 2".
Bob and Luis And The Train
Ernie and Bert And The Fan
Ernie and Bert's Broken Faucet
Super Grover:The Apple
Grover The Waiter:The Giant Hamburger
The Pink Panther K For Karate
Jerry & The Monotones
The Telephone Rock(full length version)
Some more Harvey Kneeslapper skits
Ernie and Cookie Monster And The Pillow
P Painting(with Mona Lisa)
Kermit and Grover:Going Up The Stairs
The Count and Ernie:Answering The Telephone
The Goat(who"Gets Maaaaad")
Grover's Letter to Amy
Litttle Miss Moffat
The Big Bad Wolf and The Three Little Pigs
It would also be cool if this set included"Julie On Sesame Street"or the gang's trip to New Mexico.
I would also like to see episodes with Buffy Saint Marie.
Sesame Old School DVD Vol. 2
COOL! Thanks for sharing. Can't believe we might have a new old school set by early November!
It's great to know that Don Music will be on this set (I assume that the websites source is from either Sesame Workshop or Genius Products). It's interesting that the article mostly mentions the more obscure characters (Don Music, Guy Smiley, Roosevelt Franklin, and Fat Blue).
Well, this is a nostalgia set, so it makes sense to play up the "forgotten" characters rather than the ones you can still see on the present-day SS.
What I found interesting is that according to the article, the set has over 8 hours of material. So it's likely that we'll see more episodes and/or a wider array of bonus material than in Vol. 1.
I didn't catch that. If it is six episodes (I doubt it would be seven or eight episodes), I wonder how it will be decided which season should have more featured episodes. If it's the season premiers, then there would be one episode that we won't know is included until the first review comes out.
I wonder which other episode it would be. it would be great if it was episode 847, with Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch. That episode was only shown once (twice, depending on which PBS stations showed Sesame Street twice a day), and would be a good treat. It would also be great if the epsiode where Big Bird hosted a number four show is included. Or if one of the episodes with C3PO and R2D2 is included. Or Olivia's debut episode. I recently read about an epsidoe with the description "Mr. Hooper sells Hooper's Store". It would be great to see how that epsiode ends (the Muppet Wiki page doesn't say why he sold the store, or what made him buy it back, and obviously the papers from the CTW Archives don't mention it, because otherwise it would have been mentioned on Muppet Wiki's page).
Or maybe it will be three hours of bonus material. I think that A Walking Tour of Sesame Street should be included, since it celebrated the shows tenth anniversary, and this set will focus on the last five of the first ten years. Then again, I think that special's as long as the pitch tape seen in the first set. Maybe it will be one of the test pilots. Or maybe This Way to Sesame Street will be included, and/ or the original version of the pitch tape (there are two different edits). Or maybe a rare 1970s Sesame Street special will be included, like Out to Lunch, Sesame Street at Night? or The Jean Marsh Cartoon Special (or Julie on Sesame Street or A Special Sesame Street Christmas).
Or maybe it will be all-new interview footage. Or perhaps there will be twice as many bonus segments. I hope that more info is posted soon (it was around this time last year when we first saw cover art and it was announced what the bonus features would be).
I'd love to see A Walking Tour of Sesame Street on this set, but I doubt anything pre-1974 would be on volume 2. They probably want to focus on '74-'79 exclusively with this set. And I don't think Sesame Workshop owns the rights to Julie on Sesame Street or A Special Sesame Street Christmas, but don't quote me on that.
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