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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikebennidict, Apr 6, 2007.
this was 1 PBS show I do not recall.
me either, but I'm watching it as I type
You've just piqued one Letterhead's curiosity, Mike (and I have a real-life friend on this forum who's also a big fan of the show). Many thanks!
My kindergarten taught us our alphabet with the Letter People; she had like these records and each Letter Person had their own special song, and we would do little arts and crafts projects with the Letter People... *sigh* good times.
I remember these guys from when I was in school. I didn't know they had videos! The company that sells them is still around, but they've updated the looks: http://www.abramsandcompany.com/letterpeople_index.cfm Some things just get better with time!
I remember when this show used to come on all the time! I think I may have heard a few of the records to before, but I deffenatly remember the show, though. Yeah' I've seen that updeted one and was suprised that it was still around.
I loved the Letter People ever since I was a little kid. The only problem was they came on during schooltime and I was only able to catch the episodes on snow days, teacher workdays, or when I was sick.
Thankfully, I was able to get all 60 episodes on video from an eBay auction. That was a blessing. And now I can see The Letter People anytime I want.
My favorite characters are....
Mr. S and his Super Socks
Mr. N and his Noisy Nose
Mr. R and his Ripping Rubber Bands
Mr. V and his Violet Velvet Vest
And the mystery of Mr. X
It would of been interesting if they all made guest appearances on SS.
I remember Mrs. M for some reason... I remember her for her big hair, thus using her as a ref for big hair on random gurls. some get it, most don't & that's the gift of it all. *giggle*
That's awsome lael!
I use to have helf days wjen I started school, so I guess that why I remember them.
Ahh...The Letter People
It does my heart good to know there are others like me who loved the Letter People...I loved that show!! 10 years ago I taped 4 cassettes worth of episodes and gave them to my then 4 year-old nephew, so he could learn his alphabet and learn to read. It makes me so proud to tell you that at 14, he reads books and actually enjoys doing so. He then passed the tapes along to his little sister (who is 6 now), and she loved the show as well.
My only regret is I didn't record the shows for myself. I sincerely hope The Letter People will be released on DVD someday, especially because I just became a new Dad on April 2, and would love to show my daughter some Letter People shows. (Believe me, she has alot of SS and Muppets to watch already.) As a personal note here, Mr. V and Mr. L were always my favorite consanants and I loved Miss E too.
I do have a question though...the character of Monty Swell, was he voiced by Charles Nelson Reilly? Sure sounds like him.
Aww, that is a really sweet story. And it great that he passed them down, too! And congradulations on your becoming a father, too! That's relly wonderful news and that you or sharing it with us!
Congrats, Nuevo Pappi, Son of Enik! I hope the letter people are dvded as well. I'd love to see how much of them I actually remember.
History Of The Letter People.
Me too. Our school was heavily involved with them. I remember Tall Teeth was frightening to a lot of us.
I miss The Letter People and with they were available on video or something.
Looking at some of the TV show on YouTube, I'm curious if those puppets were built by different people, because while some of the puppets really don't look half bad, most of them look very amateur and poorly put together.
The crappy puppets can be looked over for me because the songs are at least catchy and well-produced.
You know, the earlier ones seem to have a more amateurish feel to them. Overall, of course, not just the puppets. The humor isn't well developed, it felt like what most off brand Sesame Street type shows come off as. But there's a certain point where the show becomes its own. The one shot/incidental puppets looked a lot less like oven mitts, the humor becomes sly and less preschooly... Monty Swell certainly changed the tone of the show, making it more accessible to parents watching.
But the earlier skits really feel like they were being educational first and entertaining a few steps down. Not so much bad as very much for the younger audiences. I'd say that this Mr. M at the Market skit has some pretty awkward moments.
I love how Melissa acts like "Munching Melons on a Monday" is a war crime when she's selling the freaking things herself.
The production values did seem to improve after the first number of episodes, that's for sure. Not a whole lot, but noticably.
And ah, yes, Monty Swell. The only other puppet gameshow host who could probably give Guy Smiley a run for his money.
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