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R2-D2 and C3PO Return To Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Buck-Beaver, May 14, 2002.

  1. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    OK, so they aren't exactly Muppets - but they are visiting Muppets. The following is a copy of a Noggin Press Release I read over at theforce.net:

    If You Don’t Have Opening Day Tickets, Tune In To Noggin On May 16th, To Get Your Star Wars Fix

    New York, NY, May 14, 2002 – As Americans from coast to coast wait in line for a chance to see the Star Wars prequel “The Attack of The Clones” on opening day, Noggin invites viewers of all ages to spend a few hours on Sesame Street with C-3P0 and R2-D2. Beginning Thursday morning and repeating throughout the day, kids and their parents will have a chance to see these two classic “Sesame Street” episodes that featured the popular characters, C-3PO and R2-D2, for their first appearance on the Street more than twenty years ago.

    Noggin will premiere the two special episodes back to back on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 3 a.m. (ET) and continuing through 6 a.m. (ET). These two episodes will repeat, as a pair, at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (ET).

    “The opening of the new Star Wars film is a huge event, and we have a hunch that not every family will be able to see the film that day,” said Tom Ascheim, General Manager, Noggin. “We are glad to offer these rare episodes of ‘Sesame Street’ featuring two of the film’s most beloved characters, which were shot more than two decades ago. And just to make sure all our viewers can get in on the action, we’ll be showing the classic shows throughout the day, with two musical segments featuring the droids and Big Bird.”

    Shot in November 1979 and aired in early 1980, the two classic Sesame Street episodes featured the memorable visits of Star Wars droids C-3P0 and R2-D2 via spaceship to Sesame Street. Says Mr. Ascheim, “I jumped at the chance to show these amazing episodes to a whole new generation of kids. It’s a great example of how Noggin’s unique access to the rich Sesame Street library sets us apart from other programmers.”

    Highlights of the episodes contain:

    · The arrival of C-3P0 and R2-D2 by spaceship on Sesame Street;

    · R2-D2’s secret mission to deliver a message to Oscar the Grouch, who calls the diminutive droid “Shorty” and his metallic mate “Shiny Pants”;

    · The droids’ musical counting lesson for Big Bird;

    · A game of “Blind Man’s Bluff” in which Big Bird mistakes a mailbox for R2 and a lamppost for 3P0;

    · R2-D2’S secret message from a grumpy alien named Lothar, to whom Oscar sends a return gift of exploding peanuts;

    · Big Bird, C-3P0 and R2-D2 doing the cha cha;

    · A segment in which R2-D2 falls in love... with a Sesame Street fire hydrant.

    Noggin, a joint venture between Nickelodeon and Sesame Workshop, currently reaches 25 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite. With two distinct program blocks, “Noggin” for preschoolers and “The N” for ‘tweens – the network helps kids to figure out their lives with educational media both on-air and online (www.noggin.com and www.the-n.com).
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    I remember the R2D2/Fire hydrant love story! LOL!

  3. Ol' Buddy Bert

    Ol' Buddy Bert Well-Known Member

    Did anyone tapes these? If so, I would love to get a copy somehow.

    Luke kun likes this.

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