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Pre-Order Sesame Street Old School Volume 3 (1979-1984) coming to DVD 11/6

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by BigBirdABCDEFGH, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Wow! Just 2 more weeks until Old School Volume 3 comes out! Like everyone else on here, I can't wait! Although, I decided that this year, I'm actually going to request it for Christmas and not watch it until then (unlike with the first two volumes that I watched the minute I got home after buying them). If I (or we, whatever the case is) could wait 5 years for this long awaited DVD, then I can wait another 1 month and 19 days. (It's going to be hard, for sure, but hopefully I'll have enough will power, and it will be worth the wait).

    Otherwise, I'm really loving the photos from the DVD box that were posted on here and on Muppet Wiki (especially that fold-out from the booklet!). It looks like this DVD will be great, and of course (as I mentioned above), worth waiting for.

    Yes, I too am hoping that SW will reveal the Classic Cuts, sometime within these 2 weeks, and I agree; "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" absolutely deserves to be included (uncut, like you just said).
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder when an official trailer will come out online. Interestingly, I recently watched the trailers for the last few Sesame Street releases, and noticed that the upload date on both trailers was a day before the DVDs came out. I could have sworn those trailers were online longer before the releases.

    I recall that the Barnes and Noble site had full content listings for Old School Volume 2 and 40 Years of Sunny Days a week before those were released, and a full content listing for Best of Sesame Street Spoofs! a few days before its release. Hopefully we'll get a full content rundown next week (though I did recently check the Barnes and Noble page for the Making Friends DVD to see what the chapter stops are called, to see if it listed what sketches are included, and it actually didn't).
  3. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I hope there is a review of this here on Muppet Central. I can't wait.
  4. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    I'd be surprised if there wasn't a review.
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  6. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    It's a shame we never see many never-before-seen clips the Sesame Workshop archive has. Maybe, they want to protect them for future releases or something or keep them private.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Hopefully there'll be more clips than just what was listed there. The review lists them as "highlights", which suggests it's not all of them.

    So there's only four behind-the-scenes clips included? Still, good to know that three of them are behind-the-scenes footage not on the 40th anniversary DVD (assuming the birdwatchers one is the same that was on the DVD... Who's to say they didn't shoot more behind-the-scenes footage of that episode?). And of the four behind-the-scenes demosntrations, there's two mentioned that are not mentioned as bonus clips in the article. Here's hoping the regular (non-behind-the-scenes) versions of those clips are included. Especially "Dr. Nobel Price: Umbrella". I've never heard of that one. I wonder if it's a newsflash segment or something else. Good to know that Dr. Nobel Price will be in this release. The back cover shows R2D2, who isn't in any of the episodes (unless he's in a scene that Noggin cut, or unless an appearance is included as a replacement for something that had to be cut). It'd be real disapointing to include the character on the back packaging without that character being in the actual DVD.

    I can't wait to know what "Trash Outta Heaven" is. I must asusme it's something with Oscar, and I hope Bruno appears as well. It would also be great if it has Brian Meehl's Grundgetta. The title would lend itself well to a rock song.

    It's interesting how one of the bonus clips is just listed as "Cookie Monster and Kermit". Can't wait to learn WHICH Cookie Monster and Kermit segment it is. Galloshes poem? Little Red Riding Hood? Kermit's cookbook? First day of school? A Cookie and Kermit segment I am unaware of (how many other segments with the two were made in 1979-1984? I know there's Google Bugle but while both are in it I don't consider that a "Cookie Monster and Kermit" segment)? The Barnes and Noble website usually lists running time for chapter stops and bonus features, if the site provides a full list of segments and running time I'll have to see how long the segment lasts and then seek out Kermit and Cookie Monster clips on youtube and check the running time to see what matches.

    It seems the "Goodbye, Mr. Hooper" clip is actually the full street story, since the review says it's 11 minutes long. I wish videos on sesamestreet.org still showed their running times in the videos so I could check and see how long the street stories on the website lasts (yeah, I could watch and time my viewing experience myself). I assume it'll include Big Bird and Gordon's "just because" conversation and Big Bird guessing what the adults are talking about, but I wonder if it'll have the opening scene with Forgetful Jones.

    I find it strange that the audio commentary isn't mentioned in the review, but I assume it is still on the DVD, since it's listed on the back of the packaging.
  8. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I hope Warren Wolf is in that "Dr. Nobel Price: Umbrella" clip.
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  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    He mentions that the clips run just under an hour; the clips I could identify from his review add up to around 20 minutes, so there's clearly a half-hour left or so. The image he has of the behind-the-scenes menu has a "More" button, which means there could be more than just hose four excerpts.

    I assume "Cookie Monster and Kermit" is the mystery box segment; it's a classic I can definitely see them including.

    And I added the times of the street scenes for 1839 on YT and I'm sure the Forgetful Jones scene won't be included.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if that would include the "Goodbye, Mr. Hooper" storyline, though the review and packaging seem to refer to it seperate from the "extra clips".

    I thought the review text specifically referred to those as the only behind-the-scenes clips. Maybe the "more" refers to other bonus features

    I thought that was from season 18 or 19 (saw it confirmed as such on Hulu, though there have been cases where I know Hulu is wrong about the season).
  11. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    I've been reading the DVD Talk review every chance I got today. While this DVD does sound very promising, there is one thing that sticks out: one of the Classic Cuts includes "In/Out with Barkley". With that in mind, I watched it on YouTube, and it looks to be from the late 80's/early 90's (could it be a remake?).

    Otherwise, just like everyone else, I'm wondering what the "Trash Outta Heaven" segment is all about, and which "Cookie Monster and Kermit" segment will be included.
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Apparently, "In and Out" is from 1984 and done by Luis, remade in the 90's by Maria, so it counts.
  13. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Ah yeah that's true. Thanks for pointing that out!
  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Welp. Shows what I know! It could be one of their early 80's bits then, like the cookbook or telephone lecture.
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's another review:

    It doesn't mention what bonus segments are included, but it does mention something unfortunate: The episodes are presented without the original opening sequence. I don't know why that wasn't mentioned in the DVD Talk review.

    One thing I noticed: when the review mentions characters who Sesame Workshop got clearances to include, it mentions Fonzie. I thought all of the Fonzie segments were from season 9, which would eliminate their chances of being in the classic cuts (I could be wrong, or whoever compiled the clips could have made a mistake). And I know none of the Noggin versions of these episodes featured him, so either Noggin cut one of the Fonzie appearances or it's included in place of something.

    Though I wonder if they needed to make clearances for the Happy Days characters or just the actors involved. The previous Sesame Street DVDs that include them don't have any copyright notes regarding the characters.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Confirmation of Classic Cuts is all I need.

    I don't see why they can't. Don't they OWN their own theme song? That's rediculous.

    However, the reviewer did forget that the credit crawl was only Fridays at that point, so something may just be wrong with the review.
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  17. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Active Member

    Just out of curiosity...

    Let's say that Sesame Workshop was to continue producing these Old School sets after this one - How long do you guys feel they could go before the name "Old School" became invalid?
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm sure once it hits the 90's, or at least the last set, they'll drop the title. Though, to be fair, the 90's episodes are over 20 years old at this point.
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  19. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I think technically at least the early '90s could be called Old School at this point. Which is kinda scary, lol.

    Personally I didn't grow up with that era of Sesame Street and I have a few problems with it. But at the same time I'm sure people older than me had problems with my generation's seasons, hehe.
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  20. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    That's a shame. The episodes on "Elmo's Magic Numbers" didn't have themes either, but you'd think they'd have them on this kind of release.

    I'm assuming the Fonzie bit was a Noggin edit; I don't see any other explanation for it being on the set.

    Also, if you ask me, I'd say that while SS considers up to season 24 "classic" in terms of the older video player, I'd say they should do the sets up until season 30.
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