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Out To Lunch

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Tim, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Tim

    Tim Member

    Does anyone besides me remember this network (ABC I think) special? Early 1970's it featured the combined casts of "Seasame Street" (Muppets only) and "The Electric Company" , along with a couple of Guest Stars. Odd sketches included Cookie Monster playing poker with Elliott Gould. I have a couple of news clippings, but never saw it shown again. Thought there might be some interest with "The Electric Company" now out on DVD. Wierd.
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've heard of it. I think this is one of the most obscure Henson specials. Not very many of us here even know very much about what this special is about.

    Hopefully, there will be a second volume of The Best of The Electric Company, and this special will be included. Or maybe there will be a similar DVD collection for Sesame Street. Or maybe this can be released as it's own DVD.

    It's too bad that Noggin didn't show television specials (at least when Sesame Workshop owned the station). This special could have easily been shown on that network. Same with other Sesame Street and Electric Company specials (where there very many Electric Company specials).
  3. zns

    zns Active Member

    "Out to Lunch"

    I wasn't sure if there was a thread about this unfamiliar tv special, but I thought that I'd bring it up anyway. Has anyone ever seen this special when it first aired in '74? I've looked at some of the info on the Muppet Wiki as well as the script that was posted by Danny Horn. It's quite an interesting show, filled with outrageous moments and segments with the Sesame Muppet and the E.C. cast.

    In 2006, somebody had posted a few segments from the show on youtube.com, but they only lasted for a very short time. Obviously that means there are some copies circulating out there somewhere. Sesame Workshop probably has this located in their video archives. But anyway, does anyone know more about this rare gem? I would so love to see this special.
  4. zns

    zns Active Member

    A Suggestion

    Here's a thought. Maybe we could try to contact Sesame Woekshop or JHP and see if we can find a copy of this special. Anyone know how?
  5. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Hmm... not sure, zns. I saw a bit of this special when attending a screening of Henson TV appearences, etc. I really want to see more of it, though. It would be great if it was released on DVD soomehow. I also love this picture, by Jack Davis: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Lunch2.jpg#file Vair cool, no? :)
  6. zns

    zns Active Member

    Having it released on an official DVD would be good. The only problem is, does ABC own the special?
  7. zns

    zns Active Member

    FatBlueMuppet said that he has the special. I have sent him my part of the trade two weeks ago, but I hope that he has not forgotten since he has not been on the forum since 1/27/09. Hope I hear from him soon.
  8. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Bad news: it's unlikely he'll keep his end of the bargain.

    He conned me in our last trade, and had done it with another forum member. Someone needs to report him to one of the administrators.
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    And just reading how untrustworthy he is, I doubt he's even telling the truth about having the special.
  10. zns

    zns Active Member

    I guess I need to keep trying to find that special. Does anyone know who might have it?
  11. zns

    zns Active Member

    The worst part of it is that I used cash for this guy. Live and learn is what the lesson is. I guess I'm only going to have to trade with people I've worked with before. Thanks for telling me all this.
  12. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Sorry 'bout that, zns. :(
  13. zns

    zns Active Member

    That's all right Kiki. The way I see it, there's bound to be a copy of that show somewhere. If someone had it posted on youtube a few years ago, that definately means that it's floating around. We should try to find someone who does have it or even see if they make copies on eBay like they did with the test shows from '69. Let's see what happens. This is one special that I definately think everyone should see. Hopefully the person who has the show is reading this as of right now.
  14. zns

    zns Active Member

    It's been almost a year since I brought up this discussion, but I'm not going to give up finding this. Considering the amount of information on the Muppet Wiki about this special, it's obvious that someone in the Muppet/Henson community has a copy of this rare gem. Does anyone know where the best place to look or ask is? Please contact me at pns1@comcast.net, or PM me here at the forum. Like I said, I'm not giving up.
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    You're looking for a copy of the Sesame special Out To Lunch... And you haven't contacted KermiClown? Seriously, talk to the man, he'll probably be able to help.
  16. zns

    zns Active Member

    I don't see it on his webpage, so I can't really say if he does have it or not. I may try to ask him though. Does anyone else know who to contact or what I should do?
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Okay... Just went through KC's list, and you're right, it's not there. Apologize for that, thought he had it. In that case, I recommend you contact Boober_Gorg or MuppetDude, they "might" be able to help with this.
  18. zns

    zns Active Member

    Do you think that they might have it?
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I must point out that the detailed information posted at the Muppet Wiki page came from somebody who had a copy of the script for the special, not somebody with a copy of the actual special.
  20. zns

    zns Active Member

    I realize that, but I am not going to give up on this.


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