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Sesame Street films

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by mikebennidict, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    remember the starfish film with the girl singing starfish sinny swimming free etc? she sounded so sweet. wonder who it was?
  2. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    here's another i probably haven't seen since the late 70s. it was a short one about the sun setting over NYC and Joe Raposo was sing some song to go along with it. don't know how it went.
  3. FraggleRocks

    FraggleRocks Well-Known Member

    i kind of remember one where they were talking about jobs that kids could get. it showed a couple of kids going around on a paper route, delivering papers, and collecting money. None of the adults seemed at all surprised to see a camera crew following around their paper boy.
  4. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    haven't thought of this 1 in a while. it's about the seasons and a lady is singing the song look around.
  5. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    rememebr these? > 1. a film about some girl where who i'm not sure what she was doing but had this cat with her and looked like it was going to try to eat the fish in the fish bowel and she stops him before it gets that far. > 2. where somebody pours a drink into these cups and the 2nd cup gets too much water. it also shows salt and nuts being poured into containers with the same thing happening. >
  6. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    remember the scale film and the song hello scale what do you say? tell me how much does it weigh?
  7. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    there were a couple of Dolphin films i remember. 1 where 3 are jumping in slow motion and another 3 or 4 of them, 1 at a time where standing on their tales and would then dive right in. i wonder where that was filmed?
  8. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    don't think i mentioned these 2. > the film about growing where the lady is singing i'm getting bigger i am not a baby anymore. etc. > and this one about flowers and the same lady who sang on the growing film also sung on this one witch goes like, there are flowers in the window, there are flowers in the hall. etc.
  9. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    rememebr this films about balls with the song the ball goes up. the ball goes down. the ball keeps going round and round? etc.
  10. Dantecat

    Dantecat Well-Known Member

    Geeezz Mike,You're Totally Interested In Those SS Films!!! :concern: :p :eek:
  11. denimalex

    denimalex Member

    How about the one that makes me cringe at the thought of little kids and sweets:

    There's a kid probably about 18 months old sitting in a high chair with a seemingly harmless cookie. The VO is Cookie Monster saying "oh what you got there... oh coo-kieee!.... oh it is chocolate cookie..."
    The toddler eats the cookie, smearing chocolate all over the mouth. Cookie Monster is going along reporting the actions like a golf game "oh it looks delicious... but you getting your face messy... me don't mind if me get my fur dirty... oh, you still enjoying cookie..."
    At the end of the film, the kid's face is entirely covered in chocolate, and looks disturbing. Cookie Monster is cheering "ha ha ha!"
    This was likely done in the 70's with a lot of the other SS films and as a kid myself couldn't understand how the kid in the film got so dirty from just one cookie.

    But then again I don't have children
  12. denimalex

    denimalex Member

    There was another short film that showed the beginning of a snowstorm, with music that accompanied the scenery quite well. There were a lot of still shots of places in NYC that were less famous than what we're accustomed to. But it worked - you could see the overall picture the combination of music and film put together in low budget - but the product was that a la Koyannisqatsi (which was not too far down the road).

    I dunno - Maybe I looked too deeply in it for the fact that I like snowstorms, but the short has stuck with me all of these years.
  13. denimalex

    denimalex Member

    I'm getting acquainted with the site a little more now, and to tell you the truth, have spent now several hours looking at all of the posts on classic SS.

    One I've seen no mention of yet for the short films category (and believe me there are others too) is another 70's one that must have been called "lumiere". The camera zooms into a source of artificial light, such as a street light, neon, vehicle, or something else in the city. Funky progressive 70's muzak plays, jazzy if you will, until the camera is done zooming and a chorus of voices (like maybe Manhattan Transfer) sings "lumiere" in a chord. This continues for another time or two until the "chorus" has descending "lumiere" chords and quicker changes in light sources.
    I think the verse and chorus repeat two times. It seemed kind of dark and hauntingly strange.
    So of course when I took French in high school and we learned the word for light - guess what popped in my head.
  14. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    those 2 must me old ones. i remember i about snow. one part of it show 3 boys around age 10 walking down the street and eating snow. wasn't the 1st part but the 1st after showing the neighborhood seens and then ending with somebody ice skating and falling.
  15. dustinrn

    dustinrn Active Member

    what about I-beam?

    does anyone remember the terrifying red-hot "I" film of an I-beam being rolled in a steel mill? That is the absolute best live-action film of SS EVER!!! Who else agrees? :flirt: :( :sleep:
  16. denimalex

    denimalex Member

    The I beam film is a classic. I remember seeing this several times as a kid and thought that it was pretty neat, but the general consensus seems to say that it was kind of scary. Makes sense to me as the music was (as I remember) very driving and suspenseful with horns, and the final shot of the film is the red hot I leaning off its balance a bit.

    The ice cubes building the word ICE film also fits in this category. There isn't any background music, but the early synth sounds were very cool - especially after the word is built and VO says "Ice" - the ice melts in time lapse photography.
  17. denimalex

    denimalex Member

    That sounds like the one with Maria singing various stuff about seasons, nature and people. Almost every line begins with "I am..." and ends with "I am the world." This song STILL gets stuck in my head whenever I am outside hiking in the fall or whatever.
  18. denimalex

    denimalex Member

    One more to ponder for today. Who remembers the fireworks alphabet - and how the heck was that actually done?
  19. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    don't think that was Maria
  20. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    That was Olivia.

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