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Sesame Street Classic episodes now streaming on Netflix

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by PoisonBadNews, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. PoisonBadNews

    PoisonBadNews New Member

    Check Netflix today! They added a dozen or so old (70's and 80's) episodes under "Sesame Street Classics". Granted, they misleadingly labeled everyting as "Season 1 Episodes 1-12", but I'm happy that the full episodes are there at all. I was especially blown away to see multiple Roosevelt Franklin sketches...something I never thought I'd see again outside of youtube, and I guess the Colbert Report.
  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I would love to have more to come! Here's hoping!!!:)
  4. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    It looks like only Vol. 2 is available on Netflix. I don't see Vol. 1 on there anywhere. Is it there?
  5. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I believe the episodes that are streaming are a combination from volume 1 and 2 as the first episode is there, etc. At least they were last time I was watching them which was about 6 months ago now. I do hope Netflix continues to add classic episodes to their streaming content. I was so happy to see those on there.
  6. KissesToKermie

    KissesToKermie Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have been watching this lately. I love the episode "Kermit Sings!"
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  7. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    It's gone! As of today, there's no Sesame Street available on Netflix anywhere. :(
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's what I absolutely hate about the streaming game. Licenses expire, entertainment companies decide they aren't getting enough money, backdoor deals with other streaming sites... there's no way to keep a continuous, consistent, and full library of shows without cooperation. I can't tell if it's Netflix or SW's fault on this one... but whatever the reason, they should have renegotiated that contract.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I saw it mentioned on Tough Pigs that Sesame Street would be taken off yesterday. There was a forum post there a few days ago, I didn't notice it until three hours before the expiration date. I spent two hours watching select segments from all of those episodes, starting from the first classic episode on Netflix and going straight to clips not on sesamestreet.org (and which may or may not be on YouTube). Even the ones I have downloaded on iTunes (I think you can still purchase them from iTunes).

    On a slightly unrelated note, I noticed that while the ending PBS logo tag is not included in most of the iTunes/Netflix releases, the 1993 "PBS Kids" tag does appear after most of the season 25 episodes.
  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Glad i was able to watch them before they took them down. Makes me made\ that others can't watch them or that i can't go back and watch them. But maybe down the road they'll put them back up or even add other shows.
  11. JazzyAlphabet

    JazzyAlphabet Well-Known Member

    Why did Netflix take Sesame Street down?
  12. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Active Member

    According to their Facebook page, "This is a temporary problem which we expect to be resolved within the next two weeks."
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  13. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Much as Dr.Tooth said earlier, while streaming can be a great thing- and it is really cool to see classic Sesame Street episodes on both iTunes and now Netflix- I'm also glad to own classic episodes on DVD via the "Old School" releases. Sometimes it's nice to have something permanent that you know you can watch whenever you want to pull it out.:super:
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Streaming can be great, but copyrights and licenses still manage to louse everything up. Almost every Transformers cartoon (released by Shout) is up on there, but there's no Transformers The Movie. With the last DVD woefully out of print, and essential viewing to "get" the last 2 seasons, you'd think something would be done about it. Is Sony still sitting on the movie's license or something? You think they would have released it because that fourth movie came out and it is an anniversary season.

    Anyway, glad to hear that Sesame Street is just a technical thing (unless they're straight up lying). They have nothing to gain by completely pulling the license... unless they were to get more money somewhere to be "exclusive."
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    And Sesame Street is back on Netflix. Including both volumes of Sesame Street Classics.

    Play with Me Sesame is on Netflix now as well.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I gotta check that out before they get pulled again.
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  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I haven't had time to watch thee Play with Me Sesame episodes yet. I wonder if they are the first 24 episodes made/broadcast, or a random order of episodes.* I wonder if they are the Noggin versions or Sproud versions (I've read that the Sprout broadcasts replaced the segments where Prairie Dawn showcased art sent in by viewers).

    *The only way I can think of to determine if it's the first 24 broadcast episodes (as Muppet Wiki doesn't have episode pages) is to look at the "My Week with Play with me Sesame" articles at Tough Pigs, which reviewed the first week of shows, and see if every segment mentioned in each episode review appears in each corresponding episode on Netflix.
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well I watched the first two episodes of Play with Me Sesame on Netflix. Not sure if they are really the first two episodes, but they are copyrighted 2002, when the show began. And I haven't seen the Prairie Dawn art segment, so I'm guessing they're cut from these (or they're the Sprout versions).

    So surprised that the credits don't have a special copyright credit for Kermit the Frog, who appears in material in both of the first two episodes.

    Noticed that the credits mention that Sesame Street segments were produced for public broadcasting (is this credit in the DVD releases? Can't really remember, but looks kinda familiar... In fact I think this credit also appeared in the 1999 Sesame Street Unpaved special). Was this credit legally neccessary? After all, they didn't put this credit in any of the network anniversary specials, or on any of the video releases.

    I wonder if any of these episodes has the Mahna Mahna clip, if that has been edited from Netflix or not. I've also read that at least one episode has a Dr. Nobel Price segment (I think the rabbit one), I wonder if that episode's included on Netflix.
  19. JazzyAlphabet

    JazzyAlphabet Well-Known Member

    Did Netflix add any new episodes to Sesame Street Classics?
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    No. Just the episodes from seasons 1, 10, and 20 that iTunes released in 2011.
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