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Sketches wanted--looking for traders

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by rjschex, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. rjschex

    rjschex Well-Known Member

    I have (on tape) one or two hundred off-air recordings of SS episodes from 1988 to 1993.

    Currently, I'm looking to find (on video) any of the following sketches--any traders out there? Anyone got these?

    Jazzy Spies #7

    Jazzy Spies #9

    Baker #4

    Baker #5

    Baker #8

    Circus Trainer #2 (snakes)

    Circus Trainer #6 (monkeys)

    Mad Painter--any other than 4, 8, or 11 (those I have already)

    "Funny Farm" (animated Raposo sketch for #5, featuring fiddler Donnie Bud)

    Also seeking these ***LOST CLASSICS (?)***

    live-action sketch with a hand dealing a special deck of cards, and a voice (Maria?) counting along. The cards have a standard-style playing card back; the faces have a large black number (in Futura Medium) on a fluorescent-color background (different for each number). I seem to remember there were counting up and counting down versions; there may also have been Spanish versions as well.

    live-action film beginning with a little girl sitting down at a grand piano; as she plays, she matures into a woman (that's how I remember it)

    animated phonics sketches (white background, Moog music, and male "filmstrip" voice) with words in Century Schoolbook Bold type: I have one in this series already, the "zet" sketch describing the "et" word family. I believe there were many others; the only one that comes to mind had "pin" and "spin," with a spinning pinwheel.

    **ALSO WANTED: "SESAME"-LIKE NUMBER SKETCHES FROM "VILLA ALEGRE"** (animated; features geometric shapes with numbers at end)
  2. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    I have these.

    rjschex, please email me so we can work something out. Specify for me what the numbers are of the episodes you have, if known, and tell me whether or not they were shown on Noggin (if it turns out they weren't, you've got quite a gold mine :eek: :crazy: ).
  3. Zet

    Zet Well-Known Member

    oh my :zany:
    don't be surprised if the forum members pitch in and send you a DVD burner and capture card (and pay you to take off time from work). ;)

    Warning: 231957230532405 requests for "T for Toes" heading your way. :)

    That is an amazing collection though. You probably have the largest Sesame collection in the world. I would like to trade though I don't think I have any of your requests that Boober didn't offer.


  4. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Well-Known Member

    WOW!! I would love to get my hands on some of those! I would love to know (if at all possible) which episode numbers they are and if there would possibly be anything you'd take in exchange for copies (Noggin episodes, 1970s Mister Rogers episodes, blank tapes, or even cash [which I don't usually condone]). Let me know here or at snowpeck@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

  5. rjschex

    rjschex Well-Known Member

    It'll take a week or two, but I'll have a complete list up.

    For trade requests, you'll have to send me a private message, since I've disabled e-mail on this board. (Spam problem.)

    As for Noggin episodes, which episode #s did they carry? (I never received the network.)

    (My collection begins at #2475; included I believe is #2485--the Luis/Maria wedding episode.)

    And Boober_Gorg:

    Exactly which Mad Painters do you have?
  6. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    3, 9 and I believe 2. I'll have to check.

    And I think private messaging doesn't work on this forum. For starters, there's no option for it on any member's option menu whenever they post (unlike the Termite Terrace Trading Post :concern: ), and every time I try to send a private message to someone (ANYone), it says "your administrator has disabled private messaging." I don't know why Phil doesn't allow it, but that's why I've chosen the option for people to email me thru the forum - with that option, my email address is kept private from the public, and I don't get spam because of it. But rjschex, if by "spam" you mean too many tape requests, then I understand your decision.

    A list of Noggin's Unpaved shows can be found at this website (thanks, Dave). I never got Noggin either (small world!), but thanks to many generous people I have them all except for #2293, and a few of my copies need replacements. But for the most part they are in good condition, recorded in SP (hi-fi stereo), and some of them have Noggin logos (a minor flaw if you don't mind logos).
  7. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    rjschex, I might be able to help. Drop me an e-mail.
  8. rjschex

    rjschex Well-Known Member

    For those interested in trading, my e-mail address is:


    (When typing this in, DELETE the hyphens. I add them to mask my address, so "spiders" won't detect it. "Spiders" are programs that spammers use to search for email addresses.)

    Also, please hold back on your trade requests until I've posted at least some of my tape contents.
  9. rjschex

    rjschex Well-Known Member

    What I'll be doing with all my SS shows is dubbing the film/animation/muppet segments onto separate video tapes. The tapes will be as follows:



    ABCs and 123s (sketches reciting the whole alphabet, or counting from 1 to 10/20)

    Miscellaneous concepts

    Today, I reviewed one of my tapes. This was an animation compilation I acquired in a trade with "Ter Wisse" of Asheville, NC in 1999. Contents will be put up later.
  10. Zet

    Zet Well-Known Member

    Hello "Ron Kitts" of Tempe, AZ ;)

    After reading your first post I'd been wondering if you were one of two people I traded with around that time (I'd forgotten where you lived and your e-mail).
    How crazy it is that we both joined this forum within 5 days time.
    Drop an e-mail anytime (use the address under my profile as my old yahoo accounts are swamped with spam).

    I have a listing of one 2-hour comp. but don't think that's what I sent you then.

    great to have you here :D
    e-mail anytime (use the address under my profile as my old yahoo accounts are swamped with spam).

    -Ter aka "faster than a jet" (blink et blink et blink et)
  11. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a nice idea, but I really really really hope this doesn't mean you'll erase the episodes when you're done with them. I know, it's up to you, but some of us would be heartbroken if you did that. :concern: :o :cry:

    Please keep the episodes complete, at least for the few of us who want to see them that way. And feel free to send traders the original episode tapes if you really have no use for them after you've assembled the compilations. As odd as it may seem, the majority of people who trade Sesame Street only accept complete episodes (not "clip tapes"), especially if they're not from Noggin and are from the first 23 seasons (1969-1992). I'm not saying clip tapes are bad, but I've been trading long enough to know what the fans want.
  12. rjschex

    rjschex Well-Known Member

    Oh, yes. I'll still keep my original master tapes, with complete episodes. As long as there's demand for full episodes (there appears to be so!)--plus the fact that most were non-Noggin eps., some even with the 1984-89 PBS P-head attached. These should definitely be worth something. (All eps. taped from KAET Phoenix.)

    The compilation tapes are for those just looking for individual clips, especially those in a series.
  13. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    I would LOVE some of those shows (if not all of them!) And I have tons of stuff to trade from!
  14. rjschex

    rjschex Well-Known Member

    Also, keep this in mind:

    My "wanted" list is far from complete. As I go through all my tapes, I'll be looking for any gaps in a "series" (i.e., anything having one for each individual letter/number). When I finish, I'll post the rest of my list.
  15. rjschex

    rjschex Well-Known Member

    All right guys, here's the contents of my first tape:

    Six consecutive episodes from late in the 87-88 season.

    #2475 (T-V-4)
    includes: "Eating Game" (Guy Smiley) / Billy Dee Williams counting with Honker / Pinball #4 / early "Terrific" letter T film (with toes--is this what everyone's looking for?) / Don Music doing ABC song / "T" sketch with man on typewriter, and getting a T on his "toe"

    #2476 (L-X-6)
    film: building log cabin / Animal Kids song / Cookie Monster at Library / "zet" film / Dr. J helps little girl slam dunk / Jazzy Spies #6 / song "Take a Breath" / B&E "5 cookies"

    #2477 (A-P-9)
    song "Born to Add" / Harvey Kneeslapper "A" / Meryl Sheep / Gym kids (featuring the trampoline bit from the original "3-2-1 Contact" opening montage) / "Martian Beauty" (#9) / Cookie Monster doing "Healthy Food" / Baker #9 / B&E "Shopping List"

    #2478 (G-S-5)
    Limerick "S-Snail" / Circus Trainer #5 (clowns) / girl inflating "S" balloon / "Sammy Snake" by Carol Channing / G-Giggle / "me" sketch using Electric Company's "2001" motif / Max Headroom reciting alphabet / Herbert Birdsfoot with "et" family / "Heartstrongs" soap opera parody (with David)

    #2479 (Y-Z-8)
    early "Z" animation (zip...zoom...zoo) / Snow White & 6 Dwarfs (muppet) / Yellow Yahoo / Charlie Chaplin-like sketch about "cold" / Typewriter Guy: Yo-yo / Spaceship Surprise-"CH" (recycling part of the original 3-2-1 Contact set) / RARE?: Pinball #8 / "Z" in space / "ZZ Blues" song by "ZZTop"-like muppets

    #2480 (D-G-6)
    Paul Simon doing ABC song with backup vocalists (the ones who do the Life Savers ads) / Monsterpiece Theatre: "Gone with the Wind" / early film "Delightful" letter D / Limerick: "G-Goose" / old-style B&E--"day at the zoo" / Pinball #6 / fisherman removing plants / "Everybody Eats"--UNEDITED? (Includes eating with hands and black kid with watermelon) / Grover & Herry looking for triangle

    Every evening, I'll go over one of my tapes and post its contents. Anyone interested in any or all these shows? (NOTE: contents list not complete, just a few selected notable sketches.)
  16. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    Drool, drool. Those all sound appetizing. :D Nothing beats the golden age.
  17. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed. They all sound great!

  18. rjschex

    rjschex Well-Known Member

    My 2nd tape

    Here's what you'll find on my second tape: the final week of the 87-88 season, and 88-89 season premiere.

    #2481 (C-U-10)
    includes: Golden "AN" / song by Carly Simon / "U"-train / two CGI lines trying to cross each other / Circus Trainer #10 / Teeny Little Superguy (baseball) / Baker #10 (FINAL APPEARANCE FOR THIS SERIES) / Limerick: C-Cat / Monsterpiece Theatre-"Sound of Music" / King Minus (ever notice?--when he touches his crown and it disappears, it looks like he's giving us "the bird"!)

    #2482 (C-E-11)
    Spanish "upside-down 11" / film about cheese making / "E" sketch with Casey Kasem / Gloria doing ABC song (Don't Dance!) / Circus Trainer #11 / story-"Goldilocks and the 3 BAHS"

    #2483 (O-Z-11)--Meet Luis' uncle and Maria's mother.
    song "Somebody Come and Play" / honkers doing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" / Mad Painter #11 (FINAL APPEARANCE FOR SERIES) / "Do the Rubber Duck" / "Cyrano de Bergerac" parody / "O" being raised to roof of building (watch for that speeding bus!) / surreal "O" song / James Taylor singing "Up on the Roof" / Lovely Eleven Morning / Grover delivering a Singing Telegram to Blue-head (from the "Waiter!" series)

    #2484 (F-J-7)
    Big Bird with New York Giants players / "Geronimo!" series (mattress) / "What's Prairie's Problem?" (Smiley) / film about crayon making / limerick: F-Face / "One of These Things"--3 big feet & one little / "7" sketch parodying Coca-Cola ad (Mean Joe Greene) / Jughead / Kermit singing "Doo Wop--HOP!"

    #2485 (A-L-2) LUIS & MARIA'S WEDDING
    Ape on "A" train / (animated) story of raisins / cat tries to open can of food / conductor asks for "A!" / song "Me and My Chair" / Kermit doing African ABC / man picking flowers, they wilt / Bert & pigeon playing checkers / Madrigal ABC

    #2486 (C-P-5) 88-89 SEASON PREMIERE
    B&E fishing / "C is for Cookie" / Pinball #5 / "I Love Being a Pig" (animated version) / "Let's Take a Ride in My Automobile" / Pee-Wee Herman ABC / "Mi Kat Iz...Gone" / Banjo-playing turtle "Hey Diddle Diddle"
  19. mikealan

    mikealan Well-Known Member

    Wow! Were these from PBS or both #2485 and #2486 were taped from Noggin in your tape?
  20. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    I want all of them! And I want them in SP! Is the quality on these tapes very good? Are they complete with closing credits and everything?

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