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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. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Muppet Central did review the 20th anniversary special (or does that not count because it was released by Lionsgate?). MC should have reviewed C is for Cookie Monster and Silly Storytime (I reviewed Silly Storytime for The Muppet Mindset).
  2. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    Oooh, sounds like this is worth saving up money for--any hints about which spoofs made the cut?
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Check Muppet Wiki; they have some segments based on the official product description and the cover.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Looking at the list on the Barnes and Noble website, it seems there's some error with the running time on each skit. The first clip, Dragnet, is listed with a :24 second runtime (I'm pretty sure it's longer than that, unless I'm thinking of the wrong clip). Hey Food is listed as over 7 minutes. Somehow I think the :24 mark for the first clip might be referring to a title sequence and the other clips run time being the previous clip/

    It's a shame Miami Mice won't be there, unless it's an error (which I hope it is). Also a shame there's no Don Music clips or Placido Flamingo. It's sort of good that we get every Beat the Time segment, though odd that one is part of the main program and the others are bonus features (part of me feels it should have included a variety of game show parodies as bonuses). And I'm pleased to see that three Monsterpiece Theater segments will be part of this (two of which are new-to-DVD and one of which isn't available at sesamestreet.org).

    From the looks of it, it looks like most of the clips are arranged in order by season, though The King and I and OOO-Klahoma are listed in reverse order (unless 40 Years of Sunny Days and the "Street We Live On" timeline are wrong). And it looks like disc 1 focuses on seasons 1-24 (well, not season one, and maybe not season two). Though it seems like it skips the majority of the late-1990s and early-2000s.

    Too bad the "Super K Cereal" segment is excluded (hopefully it'll be on the upcoming Learning Letters with Elmo release). Part of me hopes there'll be a second volume of spoofs (though with "Volumes 1 & 2" in the title a second volume would be called "Volumes 3 & 4"), as there are so many great parodies not included (and yet most of the non-guest star parodies included in 40 Years of Sunny Days are included here???), but then if we do get some collectible two-disc set next year (here's hoping!) I'd like some other sort of theme used.

    It looks like very few parodies with guest stars will be included. The only guest star segments I noticed are Family Food, The O Network, Jon and Kate Plus Eight. It's also odd that, aside from the bonus "Beat the Time: Elmo", there doesn't seem to be any Elmo segments included. I am pleaseantly surprised to see that High 12 will be included (I honestly didn't expect both Forgetful Jones segments that are spoofs to be included in the same set).
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Yes, "Beat the Time" is Elmo's only appearance on this DVD (you'll hear no complaining!). And the Jon & Kate parody is all Muppets, no guest stars.

    And yeah, B&N screwed up the running times for both discs.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Judging by how the clip run times are messed up, I assume the time for each clip is the time from the previous clip. I noticed that Colambo and Spaceship Surprise are listed without any indication of which speciffic sketches are included. But going by this jump ahead in clip times, it looks like the Spaceship Surprise clip is the Planet H clip. Looks like that's listed as running 3 minutes and 34 seconds. When I searched YouTube, I found the planet H clip listed as 3 minutes and 35 seconds. It's a second longer, but it's uploaded by Sesame Workshop, and the extra second appears to be from the fade-in/fade-out, which may or may not be on the DVD.

    It looks like the Colambo clip has a run time of 3 minutes and four seconds. I didn't find many on YouTube, but saw one with the run time of 3 minutes and 7 seconds (the Little Jack Horner sketch).

    Man, just after the contents were posting, I started thinking it would have been great if Sesame Workshop partnered with Amazon to have fans vote on a clip, like they did with the 40th anniversary DVD.
  8. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Not a bad group of clips. A lot of double dips from the Old School sets and 40 Years of Sunny Days but there's enough new stuff to make it worth buying. I can't wait for this to come out!
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    YAY! The list provided confirms one thing I'M THRILLED about...

    NO Celeb parodies of their own songs. That stuff's just weak.

    Other than that, I still wonder why 2 disks are needed, since it seems both of these come in under 45 minutes a disk (you SO could fit twice that much on there... I have something that has 10 episodes and a bonus other episode of something... 11 half hours on a single disk).

    But it sounds very good and I was planning to get it anyway. But ESPECIALLY for the unaired parody of "Let's have too many kids and exploit them for a TV show" Jon and Kate plus 8.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    With this set, it looks like Beat the Time will be the first recurring segment to have every installment on DVD (unless there's some we don't know about). YAY! Not even Elmo's World has every segment available (there's two yet-to-be-released EW segments left).

    The three Monsterpiece Theater segments seem to be presented kind of close to each other. Part of that's because of the segments seemingly being presented chronologically, but if I was in charge I'd seperate them a bit further (unless they were all grouped together). With the way the segments are presented, I'd have put in one of the earliest MT segments (like Upstairs, Downstairs or Chariots of Fur), then something from the late-1980s or early 1990s, and then one of the later segments on disc 2. Not really something to complain about, just an observation. And now when this comes out there'll have been six MT segments released altogether!

    I hope that Miami Mice will be included as an easter egg. It was mentioned in the first press release, and while it's possible it was just taken out after the annoncement, I could see this being the next "Pinball Number Count on Old School Volume 1". Though with Pinball Number Count, one of those segments had been released on video when the announcements for the first Old School set were made, while none of the Miami Mice segments are available commercially (unless you count the brief clip in the 20th anniversary special) or have even been released online by Sesame Workshop. If it's not included here then I hope Sesame Workshop finds a way to release one of them soon.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I will say this. I wonder why they decided on Braid-Y Bunch and not Telly's Lunch, which is frankly the superior of the 2 in name, song parody only Brady Spoofs... plus, I really think they shoulda swapped out Dr. Feel and Dr. Phil for either the one with Bob or even better... Trianglebob Trianglepants.

    Here's hoping for a Best of volume 3 and 4.... we NEED to have one Super Morphing Mega Monsters segment on DVD.
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It's a shame that the Iron Monster DVD doesn't have any (though it doesn't include any inserts, aside from a bonus Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures: Superheroes).
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I disappointed they didn't put "Hip to be a Square" on here.
  14. BIGMuppetFan

    BIGMuppetFan Member

    This Really sounds like a Fun DVD Set to own and I can't wait to get it,

    And you never really know what's included until you watch the DVDs for yourself

    Looking online at different stores websites this set seems to be priced rather nicely:wisdom::insatiable::super:
  15. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    Not a bad list, I must say. I'm happy "Monsterpiece Theater" made the cut, as well as the classic Sesame Street News "Six Dollar Man" segment. But I am disappointed "Miami Mice" wasn't included; not even "Mysterious Theater!" I guess with the latter, SesameWorkshop figured that it was too scary for kids or something.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Knowing that the Barnes and Noble site seems to be listing each clip with the time from the previous clip, I decided to seek out the three Monsterpiece Theater YouTube, to see if each one will have their respective original title cards. It appears that The King and I will have the original title card, and Twin Beaks will have the second opening sequence. But I am a little confused on Gone with the Wind.

    The run time listed for that is 2:31. I found a copy of that with the original title card, which is listed as 2:22 (including a second of the preceding clip from the source copy). The original opening sequence lasts 10 or 11 seconds. I then seeked out the second opening and counted the seconds, and that seems to last 33 seconds.

    So I guess either that was another time mistake, or there'll be some sort of postroll, or it'll have a shortened version of the second opening, or there'll be something additional, like the behind-the-scenes photos tacked onto various clips on the 40th anniversary DVD. Or maybe I am thinking too much (but at least it's just three more days until we find out).
  17. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to get this. :wisdom::p:(
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I noticed that both discs have a total of 19 clips each (not counting bonus clips). And it seems the longest clip is actually on disc 1 (Family Food, which lasts over 7 minutes).

    It would have been cool if this set had a featurette on the parodies. Though I don't suppose they could show clips from the original source material (unless Warner Home Video has the rights to anything spoofed here).

    I'd say that out of the content that has already been released on DVD, the Dragnet parody is the weakest, and of the content that hasn't been on DVD, The Braid-Y Bunch is the weakest. But there's a number of material I don't remember seeing (Family Food, Casablanca Alphabet, Dirtiest Jobs, etc.). I'm resisting seeking them out on YouTube or sesamestreet.org, instead waiting until tuesday to see them.

    It's interesting that the Dragnet parody is just listed as "Dragnet", while the Casablanca parody is listed as "Casablanca Alphabet". Ever since I first saw the Dragnet sketch (on the All-Star Alphabet DVD, which doesn't list it's bonus clips with titles; Instead, the clips are clickable on images) I wondered what kind of title it would have (and now I'm thinking it could have been called "Dragnet W" or "Dragnet W/M"). I assume that the Casablanca parody doesn't have a title card.

    Another interesting observation is that the DVD seems to specify which Here is Your Life and Beat the Time sketches are included, but the Colambo and Spaceship Surprise segments are just listed by those titles, not specifying which skits they are (and Spaceship Surprise should be listed as Spaceship Surprise: The Next Generation). But with Beat the Time it makes sense to specify which sketches are in the bonus features.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Even though I can see it on YT anytime I please, I just can't say how happy I am "6 Dollar Man" is on here. That skit drove me wild as a kid, and I just LOVE comically malfunctioning robots
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  20. Phillip

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