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Sesame Street Friday closing credits

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Nickrj, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. hooperdusty

    hooperdusty New Member

    Another "credits sequence" Friday ending...

    Hi!

    I think this was during the 1992-93 season, but I have the ending credits which has Big Bird counting walking all over some neighborhood, crossing the street, passing people. Not sure exactly what he was doing (playing hide and seek with somebody). The film had no sound (just the old Sesame Street ending theme playing over it), and I have no idea what Big Bird's destination was. Can anybody help?
  2. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Actually, I can tell you all about that one! It was an alternate closing that was very rarely used. It was only used if it was a Friday show that was a rerun from 2 seasons back (which would have been the 1990-91 season), because back then, they were still using Barkley and the kids. They also used this alternate closing sometimes in 1993-94 if the episode was a repeat from 1991-92. As a matter of fact, I was actually REALLY HAPPY when they had this alternate ending with Big Bird and the kids. I mean, I know it wasn't the same as Barkley and the kids, but it was still the same type of old-style closing with those old-looking credits, with the old font style and everything, AND the old music! And I was really glad when they did use it, because there were also some episodes where they tacked on the new animated credits.

    P.S. You actually HAVE an episode from the 1992-93 season with these credits? Which one is this?
  3. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    My 1993 (edited) copy of "CinderTelly" has those credits, and I know where they came from. Big Bird wanted to know how many steps it took to get from Sesame Street to Snuffy's cave. The footage used for the credits is from that episode.

    P.S.: At one point he walks smack-dab into a tree. :smirk:
  4. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    WOW!!! Those were from an actual episode originally??!! When is that episode from?? Do you remember?! I wonder if Barkley and the kids was that way too!!
  5. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    I think it was from an early 90s episode.

    The Barkley sequences was probably made just for the end credits, and not for any particular show.
  6. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Do you remember which season? Somehow, I think it must be either Season 21, 22, or 23.
  7. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Yeah, sometime around those years. I think it was after 1989, but before 1993.
  8. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    I think it was probably from Season 20, because Andy told me he had no idea that was part of an episode originally. ;)
  9. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Who's Andy?
  10. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    He is known on this forum as TheAmazingMumford.
  11. gutchman

    gutchman New Member

    ssetta, i have a question about the closing credits from the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons of Sesame Street that were used on reruns of Friday episodes from the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. The one with Big Bird walking through the neighboorhood.

    Which episode numbers from seasons 1992-93 and 93-94 seasons used this rare version of the closing credits, and which episode numbers were they reruns of from the previous two seasons, 90-91 and 91-92?
  12. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Season 24 (1992-93):
    3025 (original: 2855)
    3030 (original: 2830)
    3035 (original: 2860)

    Season 25 (1993-94):
    3165 (original: 2910)
    3195 (original: 2990)
    3250 (original: 2915)
  13. gutchman

    gutchman New Member

    hey, Muppetdude, maybe you can get a YouTube account if you don't have one, then you can post the closing credits up for the Cindertelly episode that you have, ok? I'd really like to see that closing credit sequence with Big Bird walking through the neighboorhood
  14. gutchman

    gutchman New Member

    ssetta, i'm curious, which SS episodes between 1980 and 1992 used the nighttime New York skyline sequence for the closing credits, besides 2255, 2615, and 2900? Also can you tell me which versions of the closing theme were used for each episode that had the skyline sequence?
  15. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    2255 had a special version of the theme that was only used one time. I think 2105 had the nighttime closing sequence and music, which was a rerun of episode 1845. Episode 1845 actually had the regular Barkley and the kids closing sequence, but with the nighttime music. I believe 2890 and 2600 both had the regular closing music and the nighttime credits. 2900 was actually a rerun of 2715, and they both had the nighttime closing theme, but they actually had the regular Barkley and the Kids closing sequence. I THINK 2880 had the nighttime closing and music. 2945 had the nighttime closing, but regular music.
  16. gutchman

    gutchman New Member

    wow, ssetta, I can't believe that out of the 9 episodes that you just listed, that only 2 have both the nighttime music AND the nighttime closing credits. Then again, you said that you THINK these cretain episodes had a certain version of the closing music and credits, so I guess you don't know for sure. I thought that most of the time the closing credits were at nighttime, that the nighttime theme was used. One person said that the nighttime closing credits was accompanied with the nighttime theme quite a few times. Did you happen to find that out too?
  17. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Well, see, I think the reason why 1845 originally had the Barkley and the kids closing is because that was before they had the nighttime closing sequence. But I think they thought that it really didn't look right to have that soft, sleepy music over a sequence that took place during the day, with kids running. So that's why they came out with the nighttime closing. I'm assuming it came out in either 1984 or 1985. But I still can't understand why they had the nighttime music over Barkley and the kids in 2715/2900.

    There were also a few occurences when they had special music play over Barkley and the kids. I heard about one time Piri was playing the theme on his guitar, and that played over it. I also knew about an episode where Oscar had some grouch band, and they played over it. I even heard one time around 1981 or 1982 or so, there was an episode where Big Bird was playing ballerina, and was listening to some classical ballet music on his record player, and THAT played over Barkley and the kids! I bet THAT was really wierd! And I heard one time there was a violin version of it, on show 2420.
  18. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Yeah, I would say the the skyline and beach credits came out around 1985-58, because that's around the time bird land showed up. I remember story plots that revolved around Bird land and ended with it would show those credits. Correct me it I'm wrong, but I remember then showing that version of the credits on the last friday of ever month.
  19. gutchman

    gutchman New Member

    ssetta, I knew that episode 2255 had a special version of the theme played over the nighttime credits b/c I once saw that ending on YouTube before it was removed. However, before the credits rolled, the last thing I heard was Hoots the owl saying "That's me!" What exactly was the voiceover saying on that episode right before the closing credits were rolling, besides the episode's sponsors?
  20. gutchman

    gutchman New Member

    ssetta, does episode 1845 end at night? Also, what actually happens on the last street scene of that episode


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