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Pre-Order Sesame Street 40 Years DVD Boxset

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Aug 10, 2009.

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  1. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    The cover looks GOOD!

    However, I'm still upset that it may be all about the show's most famous short segments throughout the past 40 years. :(


    Other than that it's still a good cover.
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    That cover is flawless! I absolutely love it! Finally! Maria and Luis' wedding on DVD! Excellent! :D Can't wait for this. Definitely a late birthday present for this Prawn. :wisdom: :super:
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That Alistar Cookie image looks like it might be either Me, Claudias or Upstairs, Downstairs.

    YES! Finally!

    Actually, I think both images are from the 1 sketch. That bakwer image shows him holding one wedding cake. That's what the fanmemories say he held, and that's what a 1970 Sesame Street Parents Guide mentioned him holding.

    And at first I saw that "1" still and I wondered if it was really that one or if maybe it was just the image of 1 from the opening sequence.

    I hope that all of the images are for real and none of them are a tease. I was a little surprised to see images of Kermit on the cover of a Sesame Street release (that's rare, even before Henson sold the characters).
  4. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Why would you think any of the images would be fake?
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually, I noticed twelve instances of double-dipping in the photo. Well, double-dipping from American releases.

    • Rubber Duckie - it's been in Sing-Along, Sesame Street's 25th Birthday, and many other releases.
    • Bein' Green - it's been released in Sesame Street's 25th Birthday and Old School Volume 1 (c'mon, SW! Why not release the one with Lena Horne? Her other sketches have had commercial releases)
    • Elmo's World: Dancing - One of the Elmo's World DVDs (and I figure the still with both Mr. Noodles has been released as well)
    • African Alphabet - it's been released in The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street, a long out-of-print video that's never been released on DVD (and I think it was in one of the Shalom Sesame DVDs, if we want to count thosse as american releases).
    • Monster in the Mirror - it's been released in Rock & Roll and Sesame Street's 25th Birthday (then again, those were both the non-celebrity versions... Could this be the celebrity version? We'll know by Nov. 11).
    • Ladybug Picnic - included in Sing Yourself Silly and Old School Vol. 1.
    • Bert's statue - included in Old School Vol. 1.
    • The Honker Duckie Dinger Jambouree - Included in Sing Yourself Silly, Sesame Street's 25th Birthday (in shortened form), and Let's Play Games (with grover superimposed).
    • Bread, milk, and butter - in Old School Vol. 1.
    • The Batty Bat - in Dance-Along and Sesame Street's 25th Birthday.
    • A New Way to Walk - included in Sesame Sings Karaoke.
    • Triangle of Destiny - included in Tales of Adventure.
    • Doin' the Pigeon - In Sing-Along, Dance-Along, and many other releases.

    And if we want to count he Shalom Sesame videos as american releases, the "here fishy fishy fishy" sketch was in one of those, I think.

    Oh, and that U skit is U Really Got a Hold of Me, with Smokey Robinson. And I don't think that is Norah Jones, though I'm not sure who it is.
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    There have been videos and DVDs that had still images on the back of material not on the releases. And that one online trailer for Being Green had several clips not on the video. But I trust that they will all be included (unless somethign gets removed at last minute).

    One thing that's interesting is that this set comes with a limited edition booklet, and the 40th anniversary book will come with a bonus DVD.

    I also noticed that The Muppet Newsflash mentioned the DVD will have "Elmo's Debut". Let's hope that this is his true debut and not another stunt like in the Amazon voting, which had Happy Tapping listed as his debut.
  7. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Considering I don't have a lot of those releases, and I'm talking in terms of the Old School releases, there really is a lot new on this set.
  8. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    It would be nice if the SS version of Manah Manah (1969) makes it on this new DVD set, But I'm not sure if that will happen. I hope it does though.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Something just hit me: Some of the Bert and Ernie segments that are on the cover in still form were included in the clip montage from Things That I Remember. I wonder how possible it is that that's gonna be included, and the others not. Or maybe those can be included as well as Things That I Remember.

    I think that I segment pictured was in one of the Old School: Volume 2 episodes.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I compared the images on the cover with what I put in my wishlist in the thread about voting for clips on amazon, and 7 of the clips I nominated are on the cover (in this cae I'm counting all parts of the banana in ear sketch as one). I put Rubber Duckie in that wishlist, meaning the true original first season sketch, but I didn't really specify which version, so... Maybe it counts. I also included "Herry and John-John count to 20" in that wishlist, but we don't know which Herry and John-John sketch is represented on the cover.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't... after all, they're dubbed totally, if not partially... so we don't have a complete American English one. Seems there is a little double dipping... but not all that much from the Old School sets... just the basic Rubber Duckies and stuff like that which I expected. Sounds good, though.
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Why do I have a feeling that the back cover will be similar to the front cover, with more stills?

    Has anybody noticed that the 1990s appears to be the decade least represented on the cover?

    It's a shame that the cover has no News segments. I'm sure we'll get a News segment or two.

    It is a pleasant surprise to see Bruno on the cover. I'd've expected a more popular old school character like Guy Smiley, Roosevelt Franklin, or Sherlock Hemlock to be on the cover.

    Must refrain from posting a new wishlist based on what I know... Must refrain from making a new wishlist based on what I know... Must refrain from making a new wishlsit based on what I know... Wouldn't this make a good signature?
  13. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I agree Oscarfan. It's just - 'Sesame Street'. It shows no favortism torwards any character, it's just an emsemble cover. Funny since I pictured something similiar, with it being just the SS 40th anniversary sign with a black background and nothing else. Boy...is this A LOT better! I love it.
  14. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    That's really cool! I'll just wait a bit and see what others say about the content and all. :)
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see how the clips are going to be presented. WIll they be arranged by season or grouped some other way (such as "Street Scenes and Stories", "Songs", "Animation", "Muppets", and so on)? Will there be special introductions or will they all be shown back-to-back-to-back? Obviosuly none of you can answer this now (right?).

    I also hope that some sort of official online trailer gets released soon. I wouldn't expect that, however, until at least next month.
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Okay... So uh, what's the box art that's gotten so much raving here?
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It has several still images from the show.I'd describe them all, but I'm a bit tired right now. I welcome anybopdy else to describe.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The box is a gradient of two different shades of yellow (illusion of rays of sunshine); the Sesame Street sign is in the middle, with green lettering underneath saying "40 Years of Sunny Days", and above and below the captioning are thumbnails of snapshots of various memorable Sesame moments from the past 40 years.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    One thing that I didn't notice until after the tvshowsondvd link was posted again, and I don't know how I missed it at The Muppet Newsflash, was that some of the celebrities in the set were mentioned. The set was said to have appearances by Robert DeNiro, Destiny's Child, and Alicia Keys (DeNiro is the only one not pictured on the cover). It's a shame that none of the celebrities who appeared during the first 20 seasons were listed (heck, it looks like it doesn't list any celebrity appearances from the first 30 seasons).
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