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Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Oscarfan, Aug 5, 2008.
SW has just released Holiday Ecards, Be it for Xmas, Hannukah, Whatever!
Today is #1 day with .
Now It's Exercise Day
Let's gets you body moving
I hope that we see many rare sketches in the near future
They finally used one of my favorite characters during Excerise day.
The Latest One is "I'm Proud" staring Grover.
Have they updated any rare classic clips lately?
It's Word Day with Alistair Cookie!
It Amgio Day With Rosita.
It seems like the "days" usually last a week or more. Still, I am really liking the relaunched site. I would still like to have many of these sketches on a DVD someday, and there's a lot that I want to see added.
I noticed in the Mupets section that there's a box linking to search resaults for many characters. Why are the uber-rare Aristotle and Lelsie Mostly listed if the results don't show any videos? And in the on-air section, why is there a section on Bruno if none of his clips are on the site?
But still, this site has a lot of stuff that wasn't on the old site, like Teeny Little Superguy, Don Music, and Roosevelt Franklin.
It's a shame that "Number 1 Day" didn't include Baker Number 1, which still isn't on the site. Disapointingly, while Baker Number 5 is included, the monsters sequence isn't, but interestingly "monsters" is lsited as a tag. I wonder if that's a last-minute edit. I also wonder if maybe that part was cut from later broadcasts (as aparantly noen of us have any 1980s episodes with the sketch).
There are some cool things that took me awhile to figure out. For example, when viewing a clip, there is somethign you can click on, to choose viewing "related clips", "recently added clips", and "most popular clips" The recently added section saves me from having to search to see if the site has added certain things I want to see. Looking at most popular, it seems like the majority of viewers are the shows current target audience, as only one classic clip ("The Golden Apple") is included.
This site has a lot of cool rarities that I didn't know about, like a sketch where Grover and the monotones demonstrate the word walk (though for some reason, the title given is "Q: Quiet"), a sketch with Cookie Monster talking about telephones, Kermit coming across the word telephone, Harvey Kneeslapper singing Tell a Joke (who knew that Harvey had his own number?), and a lot more. The site has uploaded some rarities (and in this case I'm referring to stuff I doubt any of us had copies of) that I have heard of, like Sad, The Trading Game, The U/ V Salesman, and There's a Hole in the Bucket.
Last week was Around the World Day with Grover. Now it's Amgios Day with Rosita aginn.
You know, if you do a search for "henson", you can find Jim Henson's film and animation segments. For some reason there is also a Muppet segment on there, but only one Muppet segment. It's listed as "5: Fish and Eels". Jim Henson's voie isn't heard, and the only talking character is performed by Kevin Clash. I wonder if Jim Henson did work on that sketch, either as a performer, behind-the-scenes work, or both. That's pretty weird that the only primarily Muppet sketch listed when searching for "henson" doesn't have any obivous invovlement. Also, one of the tags is "claymation", but I didn't notice any claymation in that sketch.
Well, today it's Yummy Breakfast day.
One thing that's interesting is that on the old site, it avoided disambiguating titles, but on the new site, there are titles that appear on multiple clips, with no slight difference in titles. For example, there are three different Newsflash segments involving the three little pigs, which were all on the old site. Those have slightly different titles like "Kermit News: Three Pigs", "News: Three Little Pigs", and "Kermit and the Three Pigs". Of course those could have had better different titles like "News: Count Counts Three Pigs", "News: The New Three Little Pigs Story", and "News: Three Little Pigs Feellings".
But on the new site, for example, there are two news segments involving Sleeping Beauty, both with the same title. Of course, one could have been listed as "Kermit News" and the other "News" (or they could use the "Sesame Street News" title, which seems to be avoided on the site). And it is hard to remember which one is which by searching, as they both have the same set, and even the descriptions aren't much help. Another example is Put Down the Duckie. Both the original celebrity-free version and the secodn version with celebrities are on there, but both clips are listed as Put Down the Duckie (though the celebrity one mentions celebrities in the description).
And it seems like this new site does a better job at including exact titles, as opposed to soemtiems making them different.
And I don't know whetehr Sesame Workshop has to pay residuals or make clearances for the clips, but this site includes 123 Sesame Street, which was cut from Old School Volume 1. If clearances isn't an issue, then I wish that song covers from the first season would be added to the site soon. We not only need classics like Mahna Mahna, but obscure covers like Yellow Submarine and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
It's Yummy Breakfast Day still. But that's all right. I think Zoe is cute.
It's Nap Day with Telly! I recommend you see the first video in the playlist. The Nap song is so catchy! I saw it on an episode on Sprout on Demand.
That is one catchy song. When i first heard it it couldn't resist to make me an mp3 of it. So i did. I haven't listen to it in a while but loved it. Makes me think of the older 50's dowop songs.
Even though i am too old for it, i still play on SesameStreet.org!
It is now Guessing Day.
Hosted by Abby. Is'nt she cute?
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