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Sesame Street Classic Episodes Vol. 2 now available for download on iTunes

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    It's finally here! Fans can now download more Classic Sesame Street episodes.

    Sesame Street Classics, Vol. 2 is now available on iTunes with twelve classic episodes from Season 5, Season 15 and Season 25. Sesame Street Classics Vol. 1 released in July 2011 and includes episodes from Seasons 1, 10 and 20. Each episode is $1.99 or they can be purchased by volume for $17.99. The Sesame Street Flashback in Volume 1 is a FREE download for everyone.

    Help support the cause to ensure that future volumes are released.

    Sesame Street Classics, Vol. 2

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    View and Order on iTunes

    Bill Cosby Sings! Season 5, Episode 592

    Released Feb 03, 1974
    Bert’s a sneezing machine; train conductor Casey McPhee (Cookie Monster) has to fight the urge to eat his entire cookie cargo; Bert and Ernie demonstrate how to share cookies; and Bill Cosby stops by the Street to sing The Alphabet Song. This episode is brought to you by the letter G and the terrific number 3.

    Sherlock Hemlock Investigates. Season 5, Episode 597

    Released Feb 08, 1974
    Sherlock Hemlock is on the case to solve the mystery of Ernie’s missing sandwich; Roosevelt Franklin talks about street crossing safety; and mad practical joker Harvey Kneeslapper visits the Street. Bert and Ernie spend a day at the beach and have a run-in with Tough Eddie; and Bert and Susan share a humorous story about the King’s Nose. This episode is brought to you by the letters Q and S, and the excellent number 8.

    A Sesame Winter Wonderland. Season 5, Episode 598

    Released Feb 09, 1974
    Brrr…it’s winter on Sesame Street. Grover warms up with a visit to his friend Kermit; the Yip Yips are transfixed by a ringing telephone; lovable waiter Grover delivers a bowl of alphabet soup with missing letters; and roving reporter Kermit the Frog interviews the Three Little Pigs in an installment of Sesame Street News Flash. This episode is brought to you by the letter U and the novel number 9.

    Lena Horne Sings the Alphabet Song. Season 5, Episode 600

    Released Feb 11, 1974
    Singer Lena Horne stops by to belt out The Alphabet Song; Bob tells an enchanting tale of Cutie and the Beast; Cookie and Ernie match up cookies while Kermit plays the imagination game; and—hold onto your hats—Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West, pays a visit to the Street. This episode is brought to you by the letters C and Y, and the extraordinary number 11.

    The Ten Commandments of Health. Season 15, Episode 1854

    Released Dec 17, 1983
    Achoo! Snuffy’s got the sniffles and Big Bird thinks he needs a check-up; Dr. Thad and the Medications perform “The 10 Commandments of Health”; Kermit delivers an in-depth report on Hickory Dickory Dock in a Sesame Street News Flash. Plus: Ernie locks his cookies away from Cookie; and Super Grover does a fly-by while in search of a bus stop. This episode was brought to you by the letters M and O, and the nifty number 9.

    Cookie Monster in Disguise. Season 15, Episode 1899

    Released Feb 27, 1984
    The Count and Olivia are photographing people on the Street; Cookie Monster is posing as a bunny (but why?); Bob and Simon identify barnyard sounds; and Wanda the Witch waxes poetic about the letter “W.” This episode was brought to you by the letters U and W, and the fantastic number 4.

    Kermit Sings! Season 15, Episode 1952

    Released Apr 23, 1984
    Grover explains the meaning of “first” and “last”; Cookie Monster has to decide which cookie shape is best; Kermit belts out a tune called “This Frog”; and trouble is afoot as Ernie prevents Bert from getting a good night’s sleep. Also, the Two-Headed Monster and Grundgetta, Oscar’s girlfriend, pay a visit to the Street. This episode is brought to you by the letters G and Q, and the thrilling number 3.

    Get Out and Vote. Season 15, Episode 1957

    Released Apr 28, 1984
    It’s Election Day on Sesame Street, and Big Bird is very excited to get involved; Kermit the Frog presents a Sesame Street News Flash; The Count recounts his first day of school; and over at the Monster Disco, Grover performs his smash hit, “ABC Disco.” World-class ballerina Suzanne Farrell stops by the Street to show off her high kick, and Guy Smiley plays “Name that Sound.” This episode is brought to you by the letters J and N, and the fantastic number 5.

    Ruthie Dances. Season 25, Episode 3137

    Released Nov 23, 1993
    Get your body busy and put on your dancing shoes! Big Bird and guest star Ruth Buzzi dance ‘til they drop! Airline passengers Bert and actor Rick Moranis discover what they have in common; Grover the waiter tries to serve food in high winds; Bert and Ernie sing about visiting the Moon; and keeping teeth clean is fun with the dancing dentists! This episode was brought to you by the letters C and R, and the festive number 14.

    The Grand High Triangle Lover's Success Story. Season 25, Episode 3171

    Released Feb 27, 1994
    The Grand High Triangle lover shares his admiration for triangles with Telly; Bruce Stringbean and The S. Street Band perform the smash hit, “Barn in the USA;” Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates sing How Deep Is Your Bathtub ; Bert and Ernie demonstrate “loud” and “quiet,” and Old MacDonald has a farm, but he’s lost his animals! This episode was brought to you by the letter R and the splendid number 17.

    Welcome Wanda the Word Fairy. Season 25, Episode 3174

    Released Feb 28, 1994
    Wanda the Word Fairy (Andrea Martin) visits Sesame Street to demonstrate the meanings of certain words; a pair of flowers sing a song about how they came to be; Kermit tries to give Little Red Riding Hood directions to her grandmother's house (but she’s preoccupied); the Two-Headed Monster needs a new pair of shoes; and Bert tries to track down just who is playing his favorite instrument, the tuba, in the park. This episode was brought to you by the letters C and P, and the tip-top number 3.

    Legendary Country Star Johnny Cash Sings a "Tall Tale.” Season 25, Episode 3240

    Released Sep 02, 1994
    In this musical episode, country music legend Johnny Cash stops by to sing a song; Bert croons “Need a Friend”; Ernie sings about why “Breakfast Is the Best Meal of the Day”; and Elmo performs The Alphabet Song. Plus: Alistair Cookie and Monsterpiece Theater present “Little House on Prairie”; and Big Bird and Snuffy are FBA (Federal Bureau of Addition) agents whose assignment is to count pies. This episode was brought to you by the letters S and F, and the sensational number 6.

    If you order Sesame Street Classics Volume 2 or Sesame Street Classics Volume 1, please like this post.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Pardon moi whilst I wipe up my mouth watering.
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  3. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    *imitates Snoopy's "happy" dance*

    :)
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  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It's a shame they seem to only be able to release three seperate seasons at a time. But the contents look good.
  5. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    *does a spit take*

    Whoa, Episode 3174 has the Red Hot Riding Hood News Flash segment with the map and taxi? That's NEVER been available on the Internet before!!! And it's probably only a matter of time now until that segment shows up on YouTube.

    And speaking of Kermit's special reports, I wonder which one is included on episode 1957. Without a doubt it's probably one already on SesameStreet.org or on YouTube.
    So far there are only twelve Sesame Street News segments out of the 77 produced in less than 20 years (yes, that's an abnormally high amount of sketches for a recurring SST segment!) available almost complete on SesameStreet.org or YouTube (in English.)
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  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I hope it's one with either Dr. Nobel Price or Don Music. But we'll just have to wait until somebody downloads and reports.

    And I wonder which interview with The Three Little Pigs it is. Given the season I'd say either the one with The Count or the straw house.

    And here's hoping that Sam the Robot appears in some of the season 5 episodes and that Bruno and Brian Meehle's Elmo appear in the season 15 episodes (I was going to say Richard Hunt's Elmo, but I think season 15 is a bit early for that).
  7. Frodis

    Frodis Member

    I purchased them all today. I was zipping through them, for lack of time, looking for interesting clips. I was happy to see the 1969 anything muppet forwards/backwards sketch included. However, when I stopped to play it, it was in Spanish! So we're still outta luck for the full English version. I never knew that they aired redubbed foreign language Muppet sketches on Sesame Street.
  8. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Thanks for sharing that. I just got some extra cash in my iTunes account recently and was wondering what to spend it on. Now I know. (Well, that and Cartoon Network's lineup since there are some shows I want to see on that network that I don't get.) Yeah. It will be cool to see, Elmo before he was Elmo. According to what I hear, he still had the name Elmo and third person speech, but he was lacking the voice we know today. I guess it was Brian in Season 15 and Richard in season 16, before Kevin took over in the season 17 premiere. Correct me if I'm wrong on this.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Note that I never said that a pre-Clash Elmo appeared in any of the season 15 episodes, I was merely hoping he'd be in some of those episodes.

    In episode 406 there's a cartoon about the number 20 that's shown in english and then suddenly repeated in spanish. I think there's another episode where something like that happens. Maybe that's the case here. (Or did you see everything in the episode?)
  10. Sesame Skates

    Sesame Skates Member

    YESSSSS!!! :)

    Purchasing the 70s eps. now. I guess good things really DO come to those who wait....

    ;)
  11. liss1979

    liss1979 Member

    Hi there. I'm new to MuppetCentral, but I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks. I am also very stoked to see new Sesame Street episodes added to Itunes, and I am downloading all 12 of them as we speak
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  12. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to all the new members!

    For everyone who has downloaded these episodes, please post your thoughts on each show. Fans would also be interested in hearing what Muppet sketches are included in each episode.
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Episode 1854 features a Grover song I've never heard of before, which is good.
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was looking at the guide at Muppet Wiki, and saw it listed as "I Am Proud of Me", and wondered if it was a different performance of the song or a completely different song. Seems weird that they'd have Grover sing two songs with similar titles.

    And looking at the guide for that episode, it's interesting how it seems Maria and Linda had already decided to believe in Snuffy by then, season 15, two years before everyone saw him. I would have thought they'd start believing in Snuffy closer to season 17.
  15. liss1979

    liss1979 Member

    I'm planning to watch the first 2 or 3 at work tonight, and I will let you guys know what's on there. The cool thing about these episodes is most of them are not listed on the Muppet Wiki sesame street episode guide, so it's all a surprise
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  16. liss1979

    liss1979 Member

    Okay, I have watched the first 2 episodes (596 and 597) As far as I can see, there are mainly repeats of past sketches like Casey McPhee, and The People In Your Neighborhood. There is a lot of Harvey Kneeslapper in these two episodes. And there is a sketch I've never seen, or even heard of before in episode 597 called The King's Nose. A ton of the main characters are in it, including Kermit and Bert/Ernie...really cute. No Grover sketches at all in 597, but there is one in 596, where he's an elevator operator (another repeat sketch) That's about it for those two episodes
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I've finally been able to download some episodes. I've downloaded episodes 597 and 1957 (as well as a few from volume 1), in part because Muppet Wiki doesn't have full guides for those episodes yet. These episodes are enjoyable. I'm epsecially enjoying many of the animation and live-action films I didn't know about (and hadn't seen pictured on the wiki). Episode 1957 has an interesting cartoon/film with a talking letter N. At the end of that segment there are kids going to bet and they are shown with two books from "The Sesame Street Learning Kit" (The Sesame Street Book of People and Things and The Sesame Street Book of Puzzlers).

    Episode 597 sure does have a lot of segments on wet and dry, particularly animated segments. And it includes a series of blackout segments I don't recall knowing about, with an announcer saying "Presenting the (insert item here)", with whatever item (plunger, pencil, saw) blacking out the screen. There's a segment with Kermit and Trey talking about the letter Q, with Trey drawing a Q with his finger (this segment was not listed in the Muppet Wiki page on "Muppet & Kid Moments: Kermit" so I added it). And there's a Roosevelt Franklin sketch I knew about for years, teaching traffic, but what I didn't know was that Roosevelt Franklin was hardly in it. Instead, he let Baby Breese teach traffic, and there's a bit of focus on his classmates.

    Episode 1957 has some great stuff. The street scenes all involve voting. Snuffy's mommy makes an appearance, and there's a scene with several of Oscar's elephants sticking their trunks out of his trashcan (an image that I had previously seen in Sesame Street Unpaved).

    After finally downloading some of these episodes, I was surprised to see that there were no added copyright credits regarding Kermit the Frog, or that the ending PBS logo was absent (not as surprised about that, though, but considering it was on the Old School releases it is surprising).

    In the past, on Sesame Workshop's facebook page the company had allowed fans to nominate clips for the 40th anniversary DVD (and on Amazon allowed fans to vote for a clip to include), vote on material to include in the 40th annversary book, and allowed fans to vote on clips to include in the upcoming Best of Sesame Friends release. It would be great if they allowed fans to vote on what to include in the next "Sesame Street Classics" volume. Actually it'd be great if they would allow fans to nominate what to include, whether it be speciffic episodes or just seasons.
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  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I just watched episode 1899, and it's fantastic. Muppet Wiki had an incomplete guide to this episode but did list all the segments on that episodes talk page. It has a lot of great '80s characters, including Bruno, Ferlinghetti Donnizetti (performed by Richard Hunt), Forgetful Jones, and Simon Soundman, all on the street.

    When Oscar and Bruno appear, you can actually see whatever it is that holds the lid of the trash can hanging from the side (is that a handle?). I feel Ferlinghetti's scene was a bit short (most of it is a story with him in voice-over; I expected to at least see him after the story ended). That was a nice song between Bob and Simon... Interestingly, though they are seen sitting on the stairway in the arbor it seems they wanted to avoid giving Simon a lower half, as there's something (a book? a lunchbox?) covering Simon's legs.

    The scenes with the phone are also funny. Very odd plot. It's interesting how they suspect Oscar pulling a prank on Bob, due to the fact that (at first) the phone was not ringing when Bob saw Oscar. The phone had just started ringing a minute ago, and it didn't ring when Bob saw David. If it was a practical joke there's many others it could have been. And I wonder how many other times that phonebooth has been there (the only other time I know of is in Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever).

    I had seen that sketch with Cookie Monster and Maria on YouTube years ago, but it's interesting that Cookie Monster asks where the cookies and cupcakes are (as opposed to just asking for cookies). And even more interesting how Maria says that cookies and cupcakes are good for eating "sometimes". So even in... Uh, whatever year that sketch is from (I'm guessing either 9, 10, or 11) they were basically calling cookies a "sometimes food".

    In episode 1957 there's a sketch with a flute/clarinet player and an anything Muppet boy named Malcom. Anybody know who the musician was? Malcom referred to him as what sounded like Mr. Gowain or whatever (actually can't remember what the last name sounded like for sure, but I knew I wouldn't know how to spell it). And anybody have any idea who performed Malcom? I'm guessing either Michael Earl or Brian Meehl, but I could always be wrong.
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The flautist is James Gallway. And the boy (Malcom) was performed by Brian.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wasn't sure if I would download anything from season 25, but I downloaded episode 3137, and it is great. It's the only episode on Sesame Street Classics Volume 2 to have aired on Noggin, and improved the Muppet Wiki page to list all edited segments (though I didn't include images and ekas). Interestingly, after finding so much info on what was known to have been cut on Noggin and thinking by now that Noggin didn't cut any Muppet inserts, I found that this episode DOES have a Muppet insert that was cut (actually a three-parter). It's the "Shake Your Body" song with Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk. Some other segments that were cut on Noggin include the "Indians don't talk like that" cartoon, a girl showing forwards and backwards on a computer, a Fay Ray segment that I didn't see listed on the wiki (and I only checked the wiki's Fay Ray page), and one of the Pixar lamp segments (showing "surprise").

    I was surprised to see so many transitions in this episode. Most of them are fades between sketches (and a flip-screen before I Don't Want to Live on the Moon). I didn't think the show was transition-heavy at the time (though I do recall times that season when segments faded to black at the end). There's probably as much fades here as there are transitions in current episodes, maybe even more fades than in early episodes where it seemed more common.


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