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Video: 80's Sesame Street Music Mashup Parodies

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by LittleJerry92, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    It turns out this isn't a montage of classic 80's sketches, but this is still really awesome!

    What were your favorite parodies? I'm curious to know.

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  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I love this! It was nice to see Prairie Dawn and The Count have major roles in this. Also, I really love Cookie's parody of Take On Me, and Abby's version of Don't Stop Believing. I'd love to see full versions of those.
  3. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This was amazing! I love that they got permission to use the actual music for the songs.
  4. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it was definitely cool.

    I pretty much lost it once they used Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." But I also really liked seeing "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Take On Me" and "Don't Stop Believing."
  5. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, interestingly enough, I heard "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey on the radio after going grocery shopping the day this was uploaded :p (but I guess that's no surprise, it is a great song and many stations play it often; I even kept my car running till the song finished).
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Abby nailed it!
    I lov love love this video! This is Sesame getting back to there roots, and doing what they where created to do! This was highly entertaining, silly, and also educational all at the same time. This is the Sesame Street I remember, and grew up with.
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  7. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    Love this!!!! Made me laugh like crazy, especially since Prairie Dawn is always getting herself into problems!!!! Very good parodies if you ask me!!!
  8. TheWoodringman

    TheWoodringman Well-Known Member

    I loved this video! I particularly liked Rosita's "Karma Chameleon" parody as well as Cookie Monster's "Take on Me".
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Would anyone be willing to put Two Heads Are Better Than One from the Facebook video on YT? That's the only one that had a significant edit.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the best web-exclusive video SST's produced in a while.

    And yup, can't say I was expecting them to Rickroll us, but they did.
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This video gives me hope, and makes my faith in Sesame Street grow!
  12. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I wish they did 80s rap parodies!!! Especially with MC Hammer!!!
  13. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    I loved it a lot! As a lover of 1980s music (maybe because I was born in 1988), it was lots of fun. And of course, I still remember those great 80s-style original Sesame Street songs, like "Wet Paint," "Danger's No Stranger," "Healthy Food" and "The Word is No."
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  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    This was awesome. Though now, I wonder if people will search "Sesame Street 1980s" looking for '80s clips and be disappointed to find this (though I actually searched for this and found some '80s clips before this clip).

    One thing I've been meaning to ask, maybe it'd be better for its own thread, but is there any special reason why Caroll Spinney hasn't been heard as Big Bird or Oscar in the web videos from the last few years? I get that he's unable to physically perform the characters, and I get that Matt and Eric are heard as them when they make live TV appearances (where it might be difficult for Caroll to do the voices separately), but it seems Caroll doesn't do these web videos as Big Bird or Oscar anymore. And the first web video to feature Eric as Oscar, I thought it was weird because I had recently heard that Caroll still performs Oscar if he doesn't have to get into a tight space and that video in question seemed like something he could have done (it was just Oscar in front of a plain backdrop).
  15. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Maybe Caroll's just retired at this point? Who knows.

    And some people on YouTube already were dissappointed, but at the end of the day, that's their own problem.
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    He really only does Oscar at conventions and stuff, where he doesn't have to hold him above his head.

    Production-wise, it seems harder to bring Caroll down to record one line for a web video.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Caroll's voice, sadly, hasn't been up to speed in recent years either - this is evident with the "Meet Julia" episode on YouTube, practically every other comment on that video is how Big Bird sounds "depressed," and we've commented here about how Oscar has been sounding weak lately.
    What about Tone Loc? Imagine one of them rapping with a freezing Muppet hyena: "Funky Cold Hyena"? If they brought back Harvey Kneeslapper, he could be a "Wild Thang."
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Oh, I thought it was just that he didn't perform Oscar when he's in his trash can area and there's a lot of set pieces/props around.

    When I first saw that Sesame Studios promo and thought it was odd Eric was heard, I wondered if that was a case similar to bluescreens. I've seen people say that Caroll doesn't like performing in bluescreen for some reason, though I hadn't seen any official confirmation (the closest comes in I Am Big Bird, where Matt says "if Caroll doesn't want to do the blue screen, I am happy to"). Didn't think a plain-colored backdrop would count the same (especially if that background isn't changed), but you never know.

    Hmm, if Bruno was still around, I wonder if he would do Oscar and Bruno, since he wouldn't have to hold his hand above his head.

    But what if the video was made during the production season, when Caroll is already in the studio?
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    In I Am Big Bird it was mentioned that Carol would choose what he would want to do and what he did not want to do. Or something like that.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, for years, Caroll had been saying he intended to stay with it until he couldn't physically hold Big Bird's four-and-a-half pound head up anymore. Well, we're past that now: now he's saying he intends to stay with it in some capacity (in this case, dubbing voices) until Season 50.

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