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Play With Me Sesame moves to Sprout

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by Phillip, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Beginning tomorrow Wednesday September 26, Play With Me Sesame will begin airing on PBS Kids Sprout. Play With Me Sesame was originally produced for the Noggin network with a four-year agreement to air the show. Two seasons of the show were produced under Noggin in the US. Since this is a “segment” show it’s possible Sesame Workshop might have changed some of the clips from the original Noggin airings or the episodes may be exactly the same. We'll have to wait and see.

    What will be interesting is if Sprout begins airing with the first season which Noggin has aired less frequently than season 2. Season 1 features Steve Whitmire as Ernie while season 2 stars John Tartaglia. Check out the shows on PBS Kids’ Sprout and let us know what you think.

    Also, don't forget that on October 30, two Play With Me Sesame DVD's will be released. These should be nice DVD's due to their extended length and all the great classic clips that are shown on Play With Me Sesame. Here are the Amazon links to pre-order: Playtime with Grover DVD and Goodnight Sesame DVD. As usual it's a great way to get the best price on these discs with free shipping and support Muppet Central at the same time by using the above links to order.
  2. I recorded both Play With Me Sesame episodes today on my DVR and it is a bit different from the Noggin version. There are no kids saying "Play with Me Sesame!" in them so the theme song also no longer has kids in it.

    There are also more kinda-classic segments in Play With Me Sesame now. Today there was a The Adventures of Prairie Dawn: The Empty Box and "Bert's Blanket", "Do De Rubber Duck" and "I Like to Sing Loud" with Ernie and Bert and a Fat Blue and Grover sketch where Fat Blue orders spegetti and a sketch where Ernie and Bert plays opposites.
  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I wished i could see this. That would be neat to see something newer then on how that did show them on Noggin.
  4. In today's two episodes, there was Kermit interviewing Old MacDonald and Ernie and Bert "Were there really animals living In On and Under" and the original "Healthy Food".
    Plus, there was a classic sketch with Prairie Dawn and Elmo performing 'The Minuet in G by Johann Sebastian Bach'. And another classic sketch with Cookie Monster and Prairie Dawn talking about three important parts of the body - the eyes, the nose and the ears. Also a song with Baby Bear and Papa Bear singing "Big Bear Hug".

    And at the end of the one of the episodes, they showed "Clap, Clap, Clap" and the other was Kingston Livingston singing "A Cat Had a Birthday". (Both were edited to have Grover in them)

    There was a bit more stuff but I'm just saying the main sketches in the episodes.
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Here's a rundown of the classic clips shown on Friday's two episodes. For those who haven't seen the Sprout changes, the first episode has a break in between Prairie's art show that cuts to new Sprout footage and the second episode drops Prairie's art show all together but without a break. In most cases at least one extra classic skit is shown in each episode in comparison to the Noggin version.

    Friday - Episode 5

    Herry Reads a Book with Elmo
    Two-Headed Monster Plays with a Pencil
    Prairie and Cookie Play Blindfolded
    Do Op Do Op Hop
    Grover and Prairie Talk about Surprise
    E&B Air Moves Things

    Friday - Episode 6

    Grover's Workout Video
    Adventures of Elmo: Grover and Roofus
    Humphrey and Natasha on Noses
    Prairie and Cookie Show First and Last
    Fuzzy and Blue
    Ernie Plays House
  6. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Play With Me Sesame on Sprout

    As some of you may know, Sprout has picked up Play With Me Sesame, which was previously seen on Noggin. However, it seems that the Sprout version is slightly different than the Noggin version. All of the original material seems to be the same, but some of the inserts that have been pulled from the regular Sesame Street series are not, and there are some of which I have not seen in a long time. For instance, there was one today with Frazzle at the dentist, and there was a song sung by Rosita, Betty Lou, Zoe, and Prairie Dawn called "I'm a Real Live Girl of the World" or something like that. I don't think either of these have been seen since Season 29. And there was also Prairie Dawn's adventure with the Trash Can, which hasn't been seen in a REALLY long time.

    But also, there are even some inserts that were taped, but I don't think were EVER used. There was one today with Eric's Bert and Steve's Ernie. It one of the ones just with a sky background, and they're playing copycat. And I can TOTALLY understand why it was never used on the show. Here's how it went:

    Ernie asks Bert to play Copycat, and he says something like "I really don't wanna play this game." Ernie then copies him by saying "I really don't wanna play this game." And it just goes on like that for awhile, until Bert gets really frustrated and says "How would you like if it I just kept copying you?" And then Ernie said that wasn't a bad idea. He then did all this really crazy stuff, and Bert tried to copy him, but it was too hard. And then Ernie just kept copying Bert all over again, and they continued to do this. And then the musical button used at the end was one of the ones they had in the 70s!

    So, the reason why I don't think this was ever used was because it really didn't go anywhere, and it didn't really seem very educational at all. In fact, it looks like it was just thrown together at the last minute without much planning ahead. And somehow, I bet there wasn't even any script.
  7. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Man, I'd love to trade for these episodes. :)
  8. sesameinsider

    sesameinsider New Member

    PWMS on Sprout

    The PWMS eps that are airing on Sprout were originally reedited and repackaged for Sesame Workshop to sell internationally. They removed all the films and bits featuring American kids faces and added in some more classic bits featuring characters that are beloved around the world. Then Sprout added back in the Prarie Dawn art show so that they could incorporate it with their live morning show!
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Why were the Prairie Dawn segments cut anyway? Of course, I never saw the show until today, when I bought one of the Play with Me Sesame DVDs that came out.
  10. sesameinsider

    sesameinsider New Member

    PD Segments

    The Prarie Dawn art segments were originally removed from the international versions because they featured American kids faces, names, and drawings. Plus those were actual kid art submissions that Noggin received. So when Sprout started airing PWMS they wanted their own unique Art Show.

    By the way, which PWMS DVD did you buy? What do you think?
  11. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I had almost forgot till i was listening to the MuppetCast lastnight and now i'll have to wait Halloween (when i get paid) to go buy them. Can't wait!
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I bought Playtime with Grover, and although it would have been great if some segments from the shows first decade were included, it pretty much doesn't dissapoint.

    Ive read that these two were previously released outside of the US. Do you happen to know if these are exactly the same in content as the international releases, or if any segments were added, droped, and/ or replaced for the United States release?
  13. sesameinsider

    sesameinsider New Member

    These PWMS DVD's are exactly the same content as the original versions that were sold in Australia first and then around the world
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Do you know if any of the Play With Me Sesame DVDs have any original content, or if everything (with the obvious exception of a voice-over announcing the title) originated in either Play With Me Sesame or Sesame Street?

    Also, do you happen to know if there is any special reason why Play With Me Sesame DVDs were released in austrailia before they were in america? Could the show have had a bigger fanbase in Austrailia than in America? I would have watched the series, if I had Noggin or Sprout. I really hope that more of these DVDs get released in America. Muppet Wiki has a Play With Me Sesame videography page, listing all of the releases, though not the content (with the exception of the one I bought, thanks to me). I hope to get Goodnight Sesame, but that will have to wait until christmas or later. I need to hold off on buying some things so I can get them for christmas, and have to buy for other people, and I am also saving my money for Old School Volume 2 (that's something that I definately can't wait until christmas to get).
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    *Insert Title Here*

    Since the title of my threads always seem to be edited anyway

    Has there been new footage added to Play With Me Sesame? I used to watch Play With Me Sesame everyday back when Noggin actually cared about our Sesame, so I pretty recognize every "show" they've done and have a pretty good idea of what "Old School" footage they've featured.

    Well yesterday and today I've caught Play With Me Sesame on Sprout, and maybe I'm imagining things, but have they added new footage? Like yesterday for example, I saw an old sketch (circa late 80s I believe) of Elmo taking music lessons from Prairie Dawn and they were going to play the Minuet together, but Prairie having a hard time with Elmo because he wasn't serious enough, then he was too serious, then he was playing too slow, then he was playing too fast. Then today I was watching and saw they had Grover the Hot Dog Vendor on.

    Now like I said, I used to watch Play With Me Sesame everyday back when Noggin cared, but I never saw either of these two sketches on before, and I'm sure if I watch on Sprout tomorrow, there might be more... so have they added new footage?

    EDIT: Hey, now Cookie Monster and Prairie Dawn are having a guessing game playdate.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have read that new epsidoes have been produced (or contracted to be produced), though I don't know if they have aired yet. But I read in another thread that when the show was shown in other countries, segments where Prairie Dawn hosts an art show were cut and repalced with more classic Muppet material, and these versions are the ones shown on Sprout, although some of Prairie's art segments have been put back in.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah... I haven't seen any of those... but then again, I haven't seen any of the "interactive" bits either where they have actual home videos of kids playing in their homes, backyards, etc... I'm assuming because that stuff had to do with Noggin.com, and they probably aren't going to air that stuff on Sprout.
  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I saw my fisrt Sprout PWMS and I saw the following segments:

    -Elmo talks about feelings
    -Zoe imagines a great friend
    -Prairie and Cookie hike
    -"Natasha's Lullabye"
    -Ernie's feelings game

    And there was something wierd I noticed. After Prairie's art show, the transitioned to one of their typical circle backgrounds. Then, it tranistioned to another background. Then, it cut to black and faded in the on the nature hike sketch.
  19. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Being From Aus, May as well answer your Question. PWMS has Just bout all of the Episodes on DVD in Oz, And My local blockbuster is Selling them ridiculously cheap, some for $5 (like $4 American) All brand new.The show Airs 5/7 days a week here on digital, and quite often on Free analog TV. It probably does have a bigger fanbase, because it was shown in a premium afternoon slot, the time when most kids watch television. But, they have cut some prarie dawn art sketches.
  20. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    I saw that Yesterday. Don't worry, you did not miss much. But i can't find the Zoe imagines a great friend or The hike on SST's website :smirk:. I did find the feelings clip, it's called "emotions in the park". Bit annoyed at that, I want to see the cookie sketch again.

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