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Walmart exclusive DVDs (were we aware of these?)

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by minor muppetz, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    When I went to walmart looking for Sesame Street: Old School Vol. 1 today, although I ddin't find any copies (I also didn't find any copies of The World According to Sesame Street), I did find three Sesame Street DVDs that I wasn't aware of. I don't know if anybody here knew about them. Anyway, they were three single-disc DVD releases of apparantly complete episodes from the last few seasons.

    The DVDs each had a sticker that said "Walmart exclusive". The packaging for each one said that they were 60-minute episodes, though I am not sur ehow different they are from how they aired (if they even are different). It was mentioned that the DVDs had a bonus feature where the time could be different, allowing people to watch only 20 minutes and a few other time options (weird for a DVD feature). I think all three episodes are from the 35th season.

    The three DVDs are:
    The Letter of the Month Club
    Elmo and Zoe's Scientiffic Exploration (the only episode that I'm not familiar with)
    The Furry Red Monster Parade

    So who else knew about these? Did anybody pick these up (of course, why would any of us want to buy these if we could buy the Old School set, assuming we can find it)?
  2. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Weird. Never seen/heard of that. Pretty cool though.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If you want to see it, just go to Walmart and you'll find it. The sticker says "Walmart exclusive". It's weird that there apparantly haven't been any press releases announcing them. I would think that Sesame Workshop or Walmart would have wanted to promote them.
  4. travellingpat

    travellingpat Active Member

    I go to Walmart a lot and havent seen these
  5. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I knew about them- just hadn't bothered to mention them. I know, I know... shame on me! :-(
  6. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Same here GL. I just didn't really care either. I did think of buying them to see what songs were on there to make new mp3s of some but didn't really borther to mention them either.
  7. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    The "Old-school set" is hard to find. You're best bet is online, as for me, I found my copy at a store called "Suncoast" and it was for 35 bucks (plus tax), :eek: .

    "The World According to Sesame Street" I got at "Target," that's a really good DVD.
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    They are full 60 minute DVD releases of epsiodes that were shown on TV a few years ago. The DVDs promote them as 60 minutes, and if you've seen the epsiodes, you probably know what's on them. I think Muppet Wiki lists most of the sketches for these episodes. I don't know if any segments are cut or replaced, like on the Old School set.

    Ever since Sesame Street changed it's format, there have been DVD releases of some of the street stories, but with the other segments cut out, and many street stories were paired with street stories from other recent episodes, some releases had new footage linking the stories togetehr, and some have even included other inserts from the show as well. But these are pretty much the whole episodes (unless certain segments are replaced).
  9. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    Awesome find! Now I have to make a trip to Wally World!
  10. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius New Member

    What is Wally World?
  11. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Walmart. It's what us Texas folks call it. Funny huh?
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So I take it, these are basically just DVD releases of the entire episode, exactly how it aired, and not the street story with other segments that back up the theme of the street segment. In other words, "Letter of the Day club" isn't the street story, plus various alphabet related skits.
  13. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    From what I've seen and to the best of my knowledge, all three of them are actual episodes of Sesame Street, exactly as they aired on PBS.:)
  14. LadyVader

    LadyVader New Member

    The Furry Red Monster Parade aaahhhh yes all this means is a large headache at the hands of that high piched twit.

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