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Sesame Street Episode 847 with Margaret Hamilton

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by gavry3, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Active Member

    Just to confirm this hasn't been destroyed (though you clearly don't understand SS's vaults if you even thought this was a possibility), a Lost Media Wiki member emailed Craig Shemin (president of the Jim Henson Legacy [he knows him]), and he confirmed it hasn't been destroyed... better yet, he said someone who has connections is trying to get it released!
     
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  2. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    That's good news!
     
  3. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    "Good news is blowin' in your window...

    Good news is knockin' on your door...."

    That's good to know the episode still exists (and it should be expected too). I don't think that means we have a good chance of getting the episode to see the light of day, but who knows where the future will take us....
     
  4. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Honestly though, I thought of something.....

    Maybe for a limited time, the episode could be put up somewhere like VHX? I doubt many kids even use it anyway, and this would only be aimed for hardcore Old School fans
     
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I feel about as skeptical of this information as I did about the person whose mom works there, said it was lost in storage, and that it hasn't been digitized due to an unwritten rule against it. And there have been a number of times I believed similar-sounding info that others were skeptical of (especially info that turned out to be true). I hope I am wrong in being skeptical here.

    The main thing I am skeptical about is that Craig Sherman said it. Craig Sherman is a historian at The Jim Henson Company, but I don't think he works for Sesame Workshop (though the two companies work together). Maybe he does have more active involvement there than I would expect, maybe he is an official employee at both places and I don't know it, but this seems like something I wouldn't expect The Jim Henson Company to know. But this is one thing I really hope I am wrong about.

    In thinking about what was previously said about the unwritten rule about not digitizing the episode, I thought about the old article that said they digitized every episode, and started thinking it might be better/easier to say that they digitized every episode instead of "we digitized all but one episode". And saying that in an article would open up a lot of questions.
     
  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Don't mind me asking but which article was this?
     
  7. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Active Member

    Yes, and I also emailed someone who said they had it and to this day I'm still being sent endless phishing attacks, but there's always the possibility.

    Edit: It was actually a very elaborate scheme. The person said it was like 11 minutes worth of footage, only contained the street segments... the lengths people will go to to spam users about a "lost" SS episode...
     
  8. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes:

    Yeah, seemed too good to be true..... but coulda fooled me I guess.
     
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'll have to find it. I know I saw a thread at Muppet Central a few years ago that had the link (or maybe it reprinted the old article), and I remember seeing it around 1999, but I'm actually having trouble finding it in Google.
     
  10. derpmaster23

    derpmaster23 New Member

    A big reason they haven't released it is because they can only release episodes for a certain amount of time before they aren't relevant anymore. Older episodes would get released on Itunes or clips generally get uploaded to youtube, I feel we need to make ourselves noticed more to get this episode released.
     
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  11. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Like that's going to work.
     
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  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Bumping this thread up because this is just something that kinda popped in my head today:

    Some of you speculated that episode 12 was missing just because it didn't leak.

    Well, as ridiculous as I do think it sounds since it's just mere speculation, I think it could also be possible whoever leaked the episodes possibly used the already digitized copies of the episodes from a computer and just forgot to take that one

    Not that it really matters but I felt like I might as well throw in some two cents about it.
     
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  13. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Margaret Hamilton died and was buried with the only copy of this episode. It was her most embarrassing performance and she didn't want anyone to see.
     
  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

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  15. derpmaster23

    derpmaster23 New Member

    I don't think they would forget to remaster an older episode with it had aired once, I mean Snuffy's parents get a divorce for all what we know could have been saved along with the thousands of episodes dating back from what hasn't been released on Dvd. I think though Sesame Street shouldn't be shy upon showing older episodes because of those generations who grew up seeing these older episodes including 847 should be able to show children what Sesame Street started from and slowly work towards it.
     
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Well, at the end of the day, it's up to them, and the fact that numerous episodes we're leaked before probably makes them less likely to offer them.
     
  17. mariolover

    mariolover Active Member

    I really hope that the wicked witch and divorce episodes will surface someday.
     
  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Well, there's still the option of becoming an undercover spy and hacking into the vaults to find it.
     
  19. mariolover

    mariolover Active Member

    True. But you would have to be very careful to not get caught.
     
  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    That's where you get the good ol silence pistol out.
     


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