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Question about the Sesame Street Calypso Opening

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by jonas92, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. jonas92

    jonas92 New Member

    From Seasons 24 to 28, the Sesame Street Theme was calypso, and as I recall, there were two different versions of the theme.

    There was the original version that featured Grover and Prairie Dawn, and starting in Season 26, they introduced another version that featured Zoe and Natasha instead, but there would be some episodes in Seasons 26-28 that would use the older Grover/Prairie Dawn intro.

    What I would like to know is which episodes from Seasons 26-28 used the newer Zoe/Natasha intro, and which episodes in those seasons used the original Grover/Prairie Dawn intro?

    Giving me information on what I asked would be really helpful.
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  2. Garrett

    Garrett New Member

    From the episodes that I saw on YouTube, Episodes 3385 and 3387 had the Zoe/Natasha version. Episode 3447 had the Grover/Prairie Dawn version.

    P.S. In case you want to know the closing themes from Season 24, Episode 3117 was the first episode that had the new calypso music. Episode 3118 had the original harmonica music. Episodes 3119 and 3120 both had the calypso music. 3121 had the original harmonica. Episode 3122 actually didn't have the theme playing, but instead it had special music. Episodes 3123 and 3124 had the harmonica music. Episodes 3125 and 3126 had the calypso music. Episode 3127 was the very last episode until Episode 4032 to have the harmonica music. 3128 and 3131 both had special versions of the theme, but all the rest (Episodes 3129, 3130, 3132, 3133, 3134 and 3135) had the calypso music.
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  3. Schfifty

    Schfifty Active Member

    Here's some info from the episodes in my collection:

    SEASON 26:
    *Episode 3280: Grover/PD
    *Episode 3281: Grover/PD (rerun of 3081)
    *Episode 3284: Grover/PD (rerun of 3132)
    *Episode 3285: Zoe/Natasha
    *Episode 3286: Grover/PD (rerun of 3119)
    *Episode 3287: Grover/PD (rerun of 3122)

    SEASON 27:
    *Episode 3491: Grover/PD
    *Episode 3492: Zoe/Natasha
    *Episode 3494: Zoe/Natasha
    *Episode 3506: Zoe/Natasha

    SEASON 28:
    I don't have any episodes from this season.

    I can tell you I also have episodes 3278, 3279, 3291, 3298, 3299, and 3300, but I don't have them with me right now. I'll post what openings those episodes have later. Hope this helps!
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  4. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Active Member

    Here's how it worked: during Seasons 26 and 29, the Grover/Prairie Dawn intro was used for even numbered episodes, while the Zoe/Natasha intro was used for odd numbered episodes. During Season 27 and 28 it was vice versa (Grover/Prairie Dawn for odd numbered episodes and Zoe/Natasha for even numbered episodes).
  5. Schfifty

    Schfifty Active Member

    Are you sure that Season 26 went that way? Episodes 3281 and 3287 are listed above, and I know for sure that the Grover/PD was used in their original airing. I've inclined to believe they were just random, because the recordings were definitely not from summer reruns.

    And just for the record, the other episodes from above have these intros:

    *Episode 3278: Grover/PD
    *Episode 3279: Zoe/Natasha
    *Episode 3291: Zoe/Natasha
    *Episode 3298: Zoe/Natasha
    *Episode 3299: Grover/PD
    *Episode 3300: Zoe/Natasha
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  6. Garrett

    Garrett New Member

    By the way, since Episode 3299 was a repeat of Episode 3108, did it have calypso opening and closing or the harmonica opening and closing?
  7. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Active Member

    Considering that 3281, 3287,and 3299 are repeats from Season 24, I think it's fair to assume that those episodes used the Grover/Prairie Dawn intro for that specific reason- Zoe wasn't around during Season 24. But, since 3298 is also a Season 24 repeat, I don't see why they would use the Zoe/Natasha for that episode. All in all, I am pretty sure that Season 26 went the way I predicted, as the Zoe/Natasha intro was used for episodes 3325, 3327, 3347, 3359, 3385, and 3387.


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