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Sesame Street films

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

  1. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    that was actually on video probably made by the muppet staff and Jerry Nelson was narrating this 1.
  2. Ziffel

    Ziffel Active Member

    There were some farm animal films too. I remember one was showing animals while some peculiar music played. After a little while the music ends. Then we hear sounds the animals make (like sheep bahhhing, pigs grunting, and a dog barking). When I was in kindergarten (1972-1973) the teacher showed this film on one of those old projectors with the big film reels. I knew every part that was coming, having seen it at home on television several times. At the time I was pleasantly surprised that we got to watch some Sesame Street in school, but maybe this film predated Sesame Street.
    Then there was one with a catchy song about the proverbial question,"Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Much of the film showed the production process of eggs in cartons, from what I recall.
    And one I don't remember too well except for the beginning showed a man riding a tractor. A man starts out humming something like, "Bum bidda bum bidda bum bidda bum bidda lum bum bum bum." Then he starts singing with, "Roosters live on the farm.." After that I draw a blank as to the specifics, but I imagine it continued to take place on a farm.
    I'm sure there were other farm animal ones. One I am extremely vague on started out with a man saying, "Milk. Did you know milk comes from a cow?"
    Then I think it showed a cow being milked. Not sure, though, if the film focused on cows or on the production of milk (from the cow to the grocery store in containers).
  3. Ziffel

    Ziffel Active Member

    One other film I saw several times in the early 70's, was about sounds. I think it was two unseen girls talking about all the different sounds there are in our world. One girl sounded around age 10-12 and the other about 8. At the end of the clip, a lake or pond is shown with trees all around and we hear lots of birds chirping. The older girl says, "There are so many sounds." The younger one asks, "Is silence a sound?" The older one replies, "I don't know."
    As a small child, that question had me quite baffled at the time! But guess it's less confusing than that old question, "If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?"
  4. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    wonder if the writers had the ols Simon & Garfunkel song in mind when they won't in that last part?
  5. Ziffel

    Ziffel Active Member

    Ah I didn't think of that song. Could very well be, especially considering that S&G song was released in 1970.
    I remember they used that late 60's song by Tiny Tim, "Tip Toe Through the Tulips." That was in a cartoon where the man says, "A...Ape." And then in the box above him an ape appears playing a banjo and starts singing the song.
    I also recall them using the great music from the movie "The Sting." And great music from "2001: A Space Odyssey" was used in The Electric Company but can't recall for sure if SS did too.
  6. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Father & Daughter riding the bus.

    don't think this 1 was mentioned. a man and his daughter gets on the bus and she looks out the window and says the same of every sore, building object whatever. what's so funny about this 1 is the man looks like Jum Henson though i'm not sure it was him because he sounded a little bit different was it him?
  7. Mokeystar

    Mokeystar Member

    No, it wasn't Jim---- although the man kinda looked like him.

    One thing that always stood out in my mind about this clip is that the bus drives by a movie theater with a sign announcing that the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" being played there. So, with that clue, I guess we could safely assume this clip was from 1975. :)
  8. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the little girls asks her father if that was the movie he took her to see. He tells her no, that it was another. I would certainly hope so. LOL
  9. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    she might of been referring to the movie theater instead.
  10. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

  11. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    spilled milk film.

    a boy spills some milk, don't know if it was on purpose or not but the mom asks how it happened and he says, a machine of some sort did it, a baseball knocked it over, a heard of elephants, and possibly something else. finally he admit he did it.) (
  12. FshyFshyFshy

    FshyFshyFshy New Member

    Wow, all these years I thought I was the only one scared of that film! :p

    The films that come most readily to my mind are:

    (1) Little girl takes her pet Llama to the vet to get his teeth cleaned

    (2) Little girl has lost her dog and goes to a printer who to make fliers for her and you get to watch him put the message together, letter by letter. At the end the girl is reunited with dog.

    (3) I don't remember exact storyline behind it, I think it may have been talking about a parade...but there were some children talking to a police mounted on a horse in downtown NY who was watching the crowds during a parade.

    (4) Children & mom are sitting in their car while car goes through carwash.

    and as mentioned (5) the little girl and her father on the bus talking about the different places they see. This film along with the film of the lost dog, I have seen "updated" versions of them and am disappointed that they just don't show the originals anymore. :(
  13. Ziffel

    Ziffel Active Member

    Oh yeah this is a real good one. I think he knocked over his milk on accident. He kept saying Actually it was this or that until he finally said, "Actually it was me." I enjoyed how it showed everything that he mentioned (like a gorilla and a baseball player) come in the kitchen and knock over the glass of milk.
  14. ceecee

    ceecee Member

    I just remembered the one about the quarter that gets painted yellow.

    Someone drops a quarter which gets painted yellow because they are painting lines in a parking lot or somewhere. Then someone finds it and we watch as the quarter goes to various places and to various people.

    I always thought that was neat.
  15. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    The boy knocked it over, sort in a spaced-out, not-knowing-what-he-was-doing mode. When the kid's mother asks how it happened, the boy said one thing after another, with a film clip to match:

    -- "A robber". We see a crook with a mask knock over the glass, steal a sandwich, then disappear under the table.
    -- "A big machine". We see a wrecking ball knock over the glass of milk as well as trash the rest of the kitchen. [Didn't ja get the evacuation notice, lady? Eminent domain says we can build this freeway bypass.]
    -- "A gorilla". I actually don't remember this one, though someone else mentioned it. Did he come in through a closet?
    -- "A baseball player". When he said that, I thought a slugger was going to come in and knock the glass over with a bat. Instead, we saw footage of a real baseball game, possible Major League. A loooong home run was hit, and we watch a uniformed player wander through the house to catch the ball. Oh yeah, the baseball knocks the glass over before it lands in his mitt. ["But you're not too close to the ball park!" he said. Last time I trust that real-estate agent."]
    -- "Elephants". We see a trumpeting, thundering herd of elephants running alongside a woods. Cut to the kitchen, where the mini-earthquake produced by the pachyderms rattles the table enough to topple the glass.

    Finally, the kid admits the spill was his own doing. Mom says she knew it all along, and tells the kid to clean up, then kisses him.
  16. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    telephone film.

    i 1st saw this 1 in the late 70s. a boy is calling a friend of his and says hello and of course you can't hear him it's one of those no sound films but when his friend picks up her phone, he says hello the word appears above him and then this pink line travels through the wire from the phone through the telephone wires down the street to his friends house and the word hello appears above hear head. obviously they were trying to demonstrait how a phone works and what happenes when you talk into it. but it was certain a wierd film. there was song that went with it i won't relay the whole song but goes like, lying in bed. all alone. get to use the telephine. push the numbers, that is how to call someone, and say hello.
  17. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

  18. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    swinging film.

    shows the girl swinging and probably her though not singing on camrea singing swing up high. swing up free. nobody's going to swing as high as me. swing up high. swing up free. come and swing along with me.
  19. Ziffel

    Ziffel Active Member

    Don't recall that swinging one.
  20. Ziffel

    Ziffel Active Member


    Oops I accidentally hit enter after I typed that one sentence! I just wanted to also add another film. I remember one in the early 70's about fishing. Showing how massive amounts of fish are caught on the boats by the fishermen with the huge nets overboard. I understand they don't fish with these huge nets anymore these days ( or at least not as often) because of concerns of injuring other sea creatures like dolphins. So it would probably be outdated today.

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