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Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by D'Snowth, Oct 16, 2009.
If I recall, Monster Hits! had Herry refering to the show as a tape and it's still on DVD.
Well, Muppet Wiki has posted a slightly different cover for "Best of Sesame Street Spoofs" (and apparently took out the old one). It no longer has that banner at the bottom listing some of the included segments (though it still has that jagged outline mentioning the "Smells Like a Monster" viral video), and the set is no longer referred to as "Vols. 1 and 2".
Can anybody identify what that still at the bottom left corner, underneath the Alistair Cookie images, is from? It looks like it could be some sort of studio, but I can't identify it. I've watched some clips and looked at Muppet Wiki images for what it could be, but I can't figure it out (I know, I have a month left before it comes out).
The next DVD after The Best of Sesame Street Spoofs will be Learning Letters with Elmo, which will include at least two street stories. Hmm, I've noticed that when DVDs contain only two street stories (and we don't exactly know yet whether it'll be just two) they usually have linking footage.
Here's the info at Muppet Wiki: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Learning_Letters_with_Elmo
Here's hoping this will have a good balance of new and classic segments, though with it following the Sesame Street Spoofs DVD I'm almost willing to forgive it if it doesn't.
EDIT: The cover seems to include representation of the two street stories announced, and I've noticed it also depicts Cookie Monster holding a cookie with the letter A on it. This leads me to assume it'll have The Letter of the Day: A. But I could be wrong.
Well, after reading Muppet Wiki I recently learned of a few other upcoming releases (though they aren't really "new releases"). In July there'll be Sesame Street TV Favorites, which I've seen in stores at Wal-Mart and are single-disc releases of full-hour episodes (the DVDs are titled "Big Bird's Wish" and "The Best Pet in the World"). And there'll also be a second "Essentials" collection, I think it's titled "Learning", which will include All-Star Alphabet, Learning About Numbers, and Guess That Shape and Color.
Well, the Elmo's World "People in Your Neighborhood" DVD was released. Did anybody get it and see if it indeed has any bonus "People in Your Neighborhood" segments?
IF the upcoming "Learning Letters with Elmo" has ANY bonus clips, I'd like it to have The Letter of the Day Pageant if it can only have one bonus clip (that one's a bit long for a classic clip, and if the letters are represented in alphabetical order then the winner wouldn't be much of a surprise). But I'd also like for it to have a bonus selection of classic letter segments, if for any reason classic clips can't be part of the main program (considering C is for Cookie Monster and Sily Storytime had a good balance of new and old I'd be surprised), I'd like for it to have a Typewriter segment (my choices would be I-Ink or O-Owl, since those are the only ones without images on Muppet Wiki), an AlphaQuest segment (preferably not the R segment, since that's the only one on DVD), an Alphabet Chat segment, a Harvey Kneeslapper segment, and some rare segment from one of the first three seasons (maybe one of Jim Henson's claymation segments, or The Sound of the Letter A).
Somehow I have a feeling that Learning Letters with Elmo won't include segments for every letter. It's 50 minutes long, but will include two street stories (taking up 20-30 minutes altogether). There very well could be time to cram in segments for every letter (many letter segments are very short), but I still doubt it. Learning About Letters and Do the Alphabet didn't have segments about every letter, either.
Here's a small selection of what I think would be good for the DVD, besides the two confirmed street stories and the bonus segments I suggested:
The Letter of the Day: A (alright, so Muppet Wiki confirms this will be included)
Harvey Kneeslapper: B
Super K Cereal (but only if it's not on The Best of Sesame Street Spoofs)
Animated Cookie Monster sings about U (I'll be surprised if this doesn't have any of the Sesame English letter segments)
It would be great if it were to include a Kermit segment about letters, but he has/will be in quite a few Sesame Street DVDs this year (though two are just cameo appearances), so I'll forgive Sesame Workshop if he's excluded from this.
Well, I read at Muppet Wiki that the DVD includes the Ben Stiller version. I wonder why Bob McGrath and Sonia Manzano were listed at the WB studio store.
They could've played something during the credits.
Well I finally saw a copy in person and read the back. I didn't pick it up, but it said on the packaging that it contains "two bonus classic versions of The People in Your Neighborhood" in addition to the Ben Stiller version. I think I'll wait until I know which classic versions are on there before picking up a copy (I'll definately buy if it contains the original with the fireman and postman). Of course considering that most Sesame Street DVDs released since the 40th anniversary have included content from the 40th anniversary DVD it won't surprise me if the elevador operator and pharmicist version were included.
Well, the DVD release after Learning Letters with Elmo will be "Elmo's Music Magic", which will contain the street story from episode 4220 as well as musical segments, including the first-ever DVD release of "What I Am", the third release of "1234", and the second release of "Outdoors" (now when it comes to release numbers, I'm just assumming "Best of Sesame Street Spoofs" won't have "1234" or "Outdoors").
I hope this has at least some classic song clips (I'm sure we all are), even if it's just as far back as the mid-1980s. As far as new material goes, I hope it has "I Wonder" and maybe the new versions of "Pinball Number Count" and "Ladybugs Picnic". If it has any classic songs I just hope it's not any of the classics that have been released many times in the past.
The description says "and favorite Sesame Street songs", so there may be more. I would like them to put "I Wonder" on there though!
You know, I wouldn't be surprised if it included the recent hit "I Like My Hair" (maybe before or after "What I Am", since both are about pride... I could very well see "What I Am" saved for the end of the video). I'm hoping that the one street story listed is the only one included (I could be wrong, but you never know).
I just hope it doesn't include ANOTHER release of Rubber Duckie (unless it's the original), C is for Cookie (I wouldn't mind it having the 1998 version, as the only video release of that is in the mash-up in C is for Cookie Monster), Monster in the Mirror, Elmo's Song, and Doin' the Pigeon. I wonder what the chances would be of it having anything from the first season. I also wonder what the chances would be of it having such rarities (in video form) as The Sound of the Letter A or Counting is Wonderful.
I'm hoping best of spoofs doesn't have 1234 or Outdoors because... let's face it. Best of? They can do better. MUCH better.
Seriously... Outdoors sadly has better lyrics than the original. I heard it, and it sounded like he made up everything on the spot and wasn't very good at making stuff up on the spot.
Well, I really like the "1234" parody. I was a fan of the original song and music video before it was parodied (and before it was featured in an iPod Nano commercial). But I hope we don't see one new DVD release of that every year.
You probably seen the listings, so I guess we can both confirm that NONE of those celebrities will be singing their own parodies of their songs. Just the good honest sound a likes by Muppets.
Looking at Muppet Wiki, it mentions that Learning Letters with Elmo will have three street stories. It was said that it'll have The A-Team episode in addition to the previously-mentioned episodes (Fetch the J and Elmo changes his name to Jelmo). With the announced running time of 50-minutes and the street stories being 10-15 minutes long I doubt there'll be segments for every letter. But I noticed the description at Muppet Wiki mentions "Animation and songs with Elmo and Cookie Monster". I know that the Elmo and Cookie Monster line followed the songs part, but with "and songs" following the animation part, I wonder if that means it'll have those animation segments with the characters (it won't surprise me).
Well, I guess it won't have any classic segments, unless the release has a bonus clip. Maybe I shouldn't complain, since we got plenty of classic clips on DVD this year (in Silly Storytime and Best of Sesame Spoofs, plus some classic People in Your Neighborhood clips on Elmo's World: People in Your Neighborhood, and Forty Blocks from My Home on Elmo's Travel Songs and Games) and we just got several formerly rare classic episodes on iTunes.
I really don't like these "Three street story" DVDs, since they're comprised of nothing but episodes re-ran to death on TV and those lame celebrity word of the day bits. I mean, most of the stuff on the Wild Words DVD is on SS.org; why would you pay $14 dollars for it if it has nothing new to offer?
The only reason I see why we have these is because of SW's budget. They probably can't afford to film linking footage for videos, so they have to cut back on them. We've only had one DVD this year with new linking footage. Those kinds of DVDs aren't bogged down with long street stories to fill a running time, so we get to have a wider variety of segments, including classic ones.
And despite that, going by the sketch listing for Elmo's Travel Games and Songs at Muppet Wiki, it still only has five inserts, focusing the most on the new footage.
I'm pretty sure the list there is incomplete.
I wonder if it's both SW's low budget and WHV's general... I dunno... screwy-ness... I mean, WHV has a history of releasing unfinished DVD sets, lame single disk releases that no one actually buys, refusal to pay the extra bit for special features when they DO release a box set and just... generally I have a lot of problems with how they handle everything.
I don't see the point of current season stories on DVD rightaway. I mean, sure, I wish I got the Super Hero compilation, and I would buy the one with the A-Team... but other than that, why pay for something you can see for free on television? Yet, there's a LOT of storylines from season 33 onward that should get a release since they aren't common.
I like the attempt with Best of Spoofs and putting a few classic clips on the DVD's... but I really think they should step up and make OTHER compilation disks of older segments.
According to Muppet Wiki, the Sesame Street DVD after Elmo's Music Magic will be Elmo's Shape Adventure. Currently there's no cover image or description. We'll probably see the cover soon and learn more details, but for now we don't know if it'll be a release of street stories, an all-original plot, a mix of original footage and past clips, or what. The suspense is a bit exciting, though I predict this release won't be too special (unless it has the sketch with two Anything Muppets drawing shapes or any Kermit segment involving shapes).
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