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Question About Sesamstraat

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by D'Snowth, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I read at Muppet Wiki and at IMDb that for the first season of the Dutch co-production Sesamstraat, their street was shot on location in a half Dutch/half Belgian town since the show was originally a Dutch/Belgian co-production; then in the second season, a realistic-looking Dutch street was built inside a sound stage, before taking on the familiar abstract-look it had before the set was changed to look like the inside of a toybox last year.

    However, I read quite a while ago at the official Sesamstraat - NPS site that in the beginning, there was no street/straat at all so they had to super-impose the characters in front of still shots of what served as the street via green-screen or blue-screen, or whatever before they built the abstract-looking set.

    I'm not sure which to believe: on the one note, I'm sure everything at Muppet Wiki is as accurate as possible, from what I've seen as far as early Sesamstraat is concerned, it seems evident that everyone was super-imposed in front of a street via green or blue screen.

    Which is true?
  2. SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I can't really answer your question:o , but what if Sesame Street devoloped an "abstract street format ?" I wonder how Sesamstraat fans reacted to that. Hmmmmm, this sounds familiar(AtC).

    P.S. Does anyone have any pics of the "new street?"
  3. Tommie New Member

    That was the pilot: Sesamplein (Sesame Square)
  4. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Says here it was shot on location north of Amsterdam.

    Okay, so now here's a new question that just popped into my head: what did they do with all the old sets?
  5. SSLFan Well-Known Member

    put them in storage ?:smirk:
  6. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    ALL of them?
  7. SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I have no clue.:o :o :o
  8. Tommie New Member

    I think they sale by auction, Paul has buy the streetbord.
    (P.S. sorry for my wrong english)
  9. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, that's rather interesting.

    Hey Tommie... weren't you here BEFORE April of this year, or am I thinking of a different Tommie?
  10. Tommie New Member

    I think it was a different Tommie! :p
  11. Tommie New Member

    Sesamstraat gets 2 new muppets!
    Angsthaas en Stuntkip (Scarehare and Stuntchicken) :flirt:
  12. Larxene Member

    Those sound like cute names. I wish I could get Sesamstraat!
  13. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And what exactly are these two new Muppets?
  14. Pino Member

    they will do all kind of stuff kids could be affraid of.. barbershop of dentist visiting or that kind of stuff.
  15. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So... are they like the Dutch equivilent to our Anything Muppets then?
  16. Tommie New Member

    They would be a rabbit and a chicken...
    I think they are not anything-muppets...
  17. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh, this I got to see...
  18. SSLFan Well-Known Member

    So does Sesamstraat still have that new abstract set?
  19. Tommie New Member

  20. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I kind of miss the old days when the set was somewhat abstract, but at least looked like an actual little street (straat).

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