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Sesame Street Spoofs coming to DVD July 5

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Apr 24, 2011.

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  1. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'd much rather see "Letter B" on this than "Hey Food", but eh, beggars can't be choosers. Hopefully the DVDs I plan to sell will get me some dough for this!
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Letter B was included in the video Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street. I'm pretty sure it's still available on DVD, though it seems to be hard to find.

    We don't know that it won't have multiple Beatels parodies, though it might be a bit much to have two of them.
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'm not saying it from a collector's point of view, I just enjoy "Letter B" better than "Hey Food."
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd rather them not use all that many song parodies with celebs doing their own songs. Often times, they're just... just self serving and not all that pleasant to watch. I really hope Outdoors is EXCLUDED from the set (but it will probably be there)... I mean, it wasn't funny and I'm really not a fan of Jason five Consonants mashed up together in his last name. Katy Perry's bit would be great, because it's at least so acknowledgment of the skit... but I'd rather see the Muppets do the parody music around here.
  5. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Which "Gone With the Wind" do you mean? The one with Kermit from "Monsterpiece Theater", or the one with Guy Smiley from 1969?
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The MPT sketch.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If you can identify a speciffic Monsterpiece Theater sketch just by looking at an ordinary still of Alistair Cookie in the usual set, with nothing speciffic happening (i.e., he doesn't hold a shoe or a doll, characters from the featured story aren't in the living room with him, etc), then you must have an amazing talent!

    I watched the original introduction for Gone with the Wind a few times, and can't quite tell if that's it. I also watched the intro for The King and I and can't tell. And I watched a few other introductions, couldn't determine if it was any of those. Maybe it'd be easier if I printed the cover and looked at it while watching. But I can determine a number of segments that it ISN'T. It obviously isn't Me, Claudias or Upstairs, Downstairs (because of the different sets), but I can also tell it's not Chariots of Fur, The Sound of Music (I'll be surprised if that gets a commercial release, since it not only uses a licensed song, but a licensed version of that song), The 39 Stairs, or The Horse Whisperer. But we've only got two more months and a week.

    I did notice that each segment with stills on the cover is represented with three images each. But we get three images from The King and I and three images of Alistair Cookie, which either means it has more than one Mosnterpiece Theater sketch (which it should), or that one sketch is the only one represented with more than three images.

    Another thing I noticed: The cover has four rows of "filmstrips" with still images. The two in the center only show images from clips shot in HD, while the two strips on the end show full frame clips. I guess that is a wise choice.

    I was saying previously that I hope this leads to a trend of two-disc releases, but the logo gives me a bit more hope. At the top, it says "Best of Sesame Street", with "Best of" above the usual Sesame Street logo, and "Spoofs! Vols. 1 and 2" below. On the spine, we see the Sesame Street logo, and next to that just "Spoofs Vols. 1 and 2". No "best of" on the spine, and the Sesame Street logo is pretty much always on a DVD spine, making it look like the title is just "Spoofs!". This looks like a good possiblility, annual or twice-annual two-disc "Best of Sesame Street" releases. I hope I'm right in my predictions.
  8. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of those songs as being "New Wave" style parodies in general, like how Weird Al Yankovic sometimes does songs that parody a song style more so than any particular song. But I guess that might be stretching it...
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    You know, it's too bad Weird Al Yankovic still hasn't been on the show. An appearance by him would have been perfect for this release (he did appear on Square One TV, though not in a parody). I doubt it'll happen but it'd be great if they got Weird Al to host this release.
  10. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    When do you suppose we can get a full run-down of the content? My guess is probably when the first review comes out, but we'll have to wait and see. We've got less than three months so we can manage the wait (hopefully).
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    We got full rundowns of the Old School sets and the 40th anniversary set a week before they were released. With the first Old School set, we got the rundown because somebody got a copy a week early and posted the review at Muppet Central. Full content rundowns were posted at some site (I think Amazon, but I ca't remember) a week before the release, though the same person who got Old School Vol. 1 early also got volume 2 early. Hopefully we'll get a rundown or review before this comes out (I think it's rare for that to happen to Sesame Street DVDs aimed at the target audience, but I have found a number of Sesame Street DVDs in stores before the official release date).
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Ya' know what I'd like to see on this? Those Lowes Theaters trailers. I think the Brief History one would be most fitting, but I just want to see them in superb, DVD quality.
  13. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I noticed on the Amazon.com page that the runtime is only a mere 48 minutes. How does that work for a 2-disc set?
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I think that's a mistake. I remember when The Best of Elmo 2 was announced it was said the run time would be 27 minutes, but it's actually 50 minutes long, and the Bert & Ernie's Great Adventures DVD was originally announced to include ten segments as opposed to the 13 that was included. So it's probably a mistake.

    But you never know.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm gonna go with that logic. If that WAS the case, and we only got a paltry 20 minutes per disk, it would make no sense, be a complete waste, and this would have been the biggest tease EVER. There is no reason 50 minutes shouldn't be per disk... heck, if it were 48 minutes per disk, it would work (still, a waste of disk, though...).

    I'd hate to think the 2-Diskness of this thing is some idiotic illusion that there's a lot in here...
  16. Son of Enik

    Son of Enik Member

    Wow...I'm without my computer for a few weeks and I find out about this, outstanding news!
    I cannot wait to watch this set, looks like a lot of fun! Glad to be back in cyberspace and back at MuppetCentral!
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, Muppet Wiki added a new cover image, which is slightly different: The release is no longer referred to as Vols. 1 and 2 (thank goodness!).

    Can anybody identify what segment the still image below the Alistar Cookie images comes from? I keep trying to figure it out, and I've watched video clips that I think it could be from, but to no avail.
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, Warner Bros. posted a clip from the DVD, which is just a clip from the Sesame Letters Unit sketch. I wish they'd have shown a few more clips in what was posted, and I wasn't particularly hoping for a second release of that sketch. But we now know one more clip that we didn't know would be included!

  19. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for a review!!!
  20. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I hope MC has a review up for this one. They haven't had one for almost a year. But, to be fair, we haven't really gotten a reviewable DVD in that time.
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