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"Sesame Beginnings" DVDs...

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Gonzo, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member

    TV Guide has more info on the Sesame Beginnings DVDs coming next spring:

    "Sesame Street for Babies"

    Big Bird and Cookie Monster have been the same age for 36 years, but a new series of Sesame Street DVDs takes a look at their baby backstories. "Sesame Beginnings" hits stores in March and will be aimed at kids as young as 6 months. TV Guide was given an exclusive preview, including delightful flashbacks: a rambunctious Cookie Monster (and his patient granny), a squeakier Elmo (and his jazzy dad) and a not-so-Big Bird (and his Hawaiian auntie). Producers at Sesame Workshop hope the DVDs will promote healthy relationships between caregivers and children--plus a lucrative new line of plush toys.

    And then there's a pretty cute picture of a young Cookie Monster and his Granny reading a book.
  2. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    The idea of baby versions of the Sesame Street muppets is not entirely new. There already has been a line of toys with baby versions of the characters (especially Elmo, Big Bird, and Ernie) for several years now, but this may be the first time that these baby characters actually performed in a show.

    Personally, I never cared much for aged regressed versions of any characters, be they Muppets, Looney Toons, Flintstones or Scooby-Doo, but if these DVDs can help to promote healthy relationships between caregivers and children, I'm all for it.
  3. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Will they be puppets or cartoons?
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I read about this DVD in a post on the Tough pigs message board, but when I first read the title, I was really hoping that this would be the first episode.

  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay something's wrong here: 1. Why Cookie's granny when he has a mommy whose been on before? 2. What about Granny Bird? That's the only relative Big Bird ever speaks of (except for the occasional mention of Abelardo).
  6. zanimum

    zanimum New Member

    This is an interesting spin-off, I must say. Slightly predictable, but interesting.

    However, he has mentioned many other relatives. In the song "Tall Enough", Big Bird mentions he has a mother, a father, and a sister. One of the volumes in the Sesame Street Library book series has Big Bird visiting several of his cousins.

    On the show, episode 1576 from 1981, to be exact, Big Bird mentions several relatives, one of which is an Uncle Slim, a cowbird from Montana, seen at the end of the episode.


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