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Will there be an Old School Vol. 3 DVD?

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Narpin, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They'd have to edit the episodes because of coyrighted songs though.
  2. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Which songs?
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, take the Gordon and AMs sketch from the first episode - after Gordon dresses them, they break into "Consider Yourself (At Home)", that song from the musical of Oliver Twist.

    Or in Episode 3, Bob sings "Good Morning Starshine" with a group of hippie AMs.
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping that Warner Bros. would help work out copyright issues (unless working out rights issues would be 100 percent up to Sesame Workshop). The first week of shows also featured Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (apparently the only broadcast of that sketch on the show) and Susan singing I Enjoy Being a Girl. And I think Gordon also read the children's book Stevie in one of the first five episodes.

    Another great idea that probably sounds very unrealistic is volumes of certain seasons, released around the same time. "Season 1 - Volume 1", "Season 2 - Volume 1", "Season 3 - Volume 1", and so on... It'd probably take a long time to get all volumes of a certain season released at once, regardless of how many episodes and discs there are.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Holy smokes, there really were drugs on the street, lol!
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Pun intended?
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hard to get anything past you. :p
  8. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    That idea sounds good to me. Snuffleupague before the adults saw him.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was just thinking, "Sunny Days" would make a good title for a collection of Sesame Street DVDs. Perhaps we can continue getting "Old School" releases, and "Sunny Days" could be single-disc releases of classic inserts but no linking material. Maybe themed or not themed. Or we could have "Old School" releases that just represent the first 10 seasons, and "Sunny Days" collections that represent seasons 11-20 or something like that.
  10. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I would love to see a release that focuses on guest stars throughout the years.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I look forward to seeing what the 40 Years of Sunny Days set is like.

    I say "look forward", as I put it on my Christmas wishlist this year. :coy:
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking about this, and I think this could be a good content list for such a set:

    Sesame Street: 1969-1979 Vol. 1
    Disc 1: Street Scenes and Stories
    • Oscar moves away (episode 2)
    • Mr. Hooper's 10 machine
    • Susan wants to work as a nurse (mentioned in All About Sesame Street... Can't remembr if it's about her wanting to be a nurse or going back to nursing)
    • Big Bird wants to go to daycare
    • Oscar recites the alphabet and insults Bob
    • Sesame Street Pet Show
    • Herbert Birdsfoot: The AN Family
    • Snuffy gets his nose stuck in the mailbox
    • Luis and Rafael open the Fix-It Shop
    • Harvey Kneeslapper: confetti in Molly's hat
    • Linda moves to Sesame Street
    • Oscar awaits Tough Eddie
    • Big Bird photographs Snuffy
    • Cast Alphabet (episode 406)
    • Grover's afraid of Sam
    • Kermit's Magic Finger Drawing: K
    • Cookie Monster looks after (and eats) Hooper's Store
    • Cast Surprise Song
    • Oscar Welcomes Olivia
    • Grover and Rodeo Rosie imagine riding horses
    • Bert and Ernie plan to go their seperate ways
    • Biff and Sully's chocolate milk
    • The Wicked Witch Visits Sesame Street
    • Big Bird's Number 4 Show
    • Bert and Ernie's sing-along in the bathroom
    • I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl
    • Big Bird's jealous of Cody
    • The Anything-in-the-World Prize Game
    • Olivia reads "The Two-Headed Monster" story
    • the cast names Barkley
    • Bruno's Debut (Ive read that he had a proper introductory episode)
    • Telly Plugs In (all street scenes related to this)

    Disc 2: Muppet, Cast, and Celebrity Inserts
    • Bert's What Happens Next Game
    • Kermit's Feelings Lecture
    • The People in Your Neighborhood - postman and fireman
    • Windy
    • Crossover Q
    • Everyone Likes Ice Cream
    • Susan sings the alphabet
    • James Earl Jones: Alphabet
    • Ernie and the 8 Salesman
    • Prairie Dawn invites/ adds monsters
    • Roosevelt Franklin spells his name
    • The Busby Twins: candle
    • Professor Hastings: Up and Down
    • Baby Monster: Is
    • Grover gets a surprise
    • Ernie's missing cookies mystery
    • Sing with Susan and Miguel
    • The Sound of the Letter A
    • What's My Letter?
    • Kermit and Bob discuss frogs
    • Mumford's leviation act
    • Ernie locks Bert outside
    • Kermit and Grover: fire in the forrest
    • The Count and Cookie Monster Co-Operate
    • Roosevelt Franklin: traffic
    • Harvey Kneeslapper: 3 Sticks
    • Anything Muppets draw shapes
    • Grover's Restaurant: The Count's hot dogs
    • Bert and Ernie: cookies in bed
    • The Golden An
    • Count it Higher
    • Kermit News: Wolf Chases Red Riding Hood
    • On eof These Things - Spies
    • Ernie and Cookie Monster: Same and Different
    • Lena Horne: Bein' Green
    • None Some All
    • Grover's Restaurant: Hamburger
    • I'm Square
    • The Addition Game
    • Bad Bart: Five Good Men
    • Danger
    • Grover: Near and Far
    • The Geefle and the Gonk
    • Oscar whistles on ice
    • The Cookie Bunny
    • The Earmuff Salesman
    • Marshall Grover: Front and Back
    • Cookie Monster and the green napkin
    • Admiral Bird
    • Super Grover: Broken Bag
    • Madeline Kahn: O
    • The Cursed Prince
    • Simon Soundman: Call
    • Big Bird Rhymes Hooper
    • Fonzie: Same as Yours
    • How to Get to Yellowstone Park
    • Grover wants to be a life guard
    • Prairie Dawn's Pageant: Teeth

    Disc 3: Animation and Film
    • Jazz #6
    • Poverty X
    • Henson #4
    • Alphabet Bates: P
    • W-water
    • Henson E Claymation
    • Rocket Countdown
    • Dots Bridge
    • Buddy and Jim: Ironing Board
    • Poverty A
    • I'm Pretty
    • Somebody Come and Play
    • Seven Monsters
    • Eleven Cheer
    • Alice Braitwaite Goodyshoes: G for Good
    • Larry and Phyllis
    • Operattic Orange
    • George the Farmer: 5
    • Cowboy X
    • Funny Farm
    • Mad Painter #4
    • The Lonely N Song
    • Raisin Army
    • Wally and Ralph: Peanut Butter
    • That's About the Size of It
    • Julius and Jasper: elbows
    • Gymnast: forward and backward
    • Numbers 1-20 get destroyed
    • Christopher Clumsy: two holes
    • Willie Wimple: Land Pollution
    • B-beard
    • Sand Animation: I
    • Typewriter: R-rope
    • Wind Film
    • Baby eats a cookie
    • Milk Film
    • Pinball #5
    • Sign Cartoon: Coffee
    • Ringmaster #2

    Regarding bonus features, disc 1 could have the second test pilot (or "A Walking Tour of Sesame Street"), disc 2 can have a featurette on the various characters, and disc 3 can have a featurette on the show's animators and film makers (or the rare Jean Marsh Cartoon Special with Grover).
  13. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Lot of good stuff in there. That brought back some memories
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've decided, if I get to pull the wishbone this thanksgiving, I'm going to wish for a set like that to come true by the end of next year. Unless I can think of a better idea for a Sesame Street nostalgia set (I guess I'll have to and not tell anybody so it can come true). But I recommend everybody do the same if they get to pull the wishbone (unless they can think of an idea they like better).

    Of course I wonder if a two-disc set would be better, featuring all inserts on disc 2. My listing of animation and film inserts seems small compared to the other disc content, and the animated inserts are usually really short. I honestly couldn't imagien making a wishlist for a three-disc 1980s set like that, because I really can't think of too many films and cartoons that I know are from the 1980s.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Honestly, we can say whatever we want is going to be on these disks, but we're going to be sorely disappointed. Again, we're talking about a company whose business model is thinking that 4 episode DVD's for 15 bucks (rather than full seasons for 20 bucks) is recession friendly. oh Yeah, more for less. I'm SURE these will sell like hot cakes.

    Really, I wish there was some way SW could get creative control over these sets. Genius did a remarkable job, and even Sony Wonder did alright near the end of their partnership. I do NOT like this whole "Warner Bros is going in a different direction with classic materials" jazz. Somehow the "different direction" sounds like "we ain't gonna do it at all! Buy one of the hundreds of complete season sets of shows that just finished their season." And they wonder why no one buys DVD's anymore.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I often wonder how much creative controll the video distributors actually have. I feel like the distributors just distribute them, but I could be wrong. It's a shame we don't know who to ask about this (right?). But still, it seems like the Genius releases weren't too different from the Sony Wonder releases.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was thinking a bit about this last night, and I wonder if a single-disc "Best of the First Week of Sesame Street" would be a good idea. The whole first week was sponsored by the same letters and numbers, and quite a few sketches were repeated throughout the week (some were in all five of the first five shows). It could include a number of street scenes from that week, plus various sketches... Stuff that was repeated throughout the week, rarities, I'd prefer a Buddy and Jim skit that isn't the picture hanging one...

    Sure, it might be a bit misleading to put "the best of" in that title, as many fans aren't really familiar with the street scenes from episodes 4-5, and I'm sure that a lot of inserts from that week wouldn't be in people's minds. Still, I feel like that week does have some classic moments, like Wanda the Witch, Bert and Ernie Blow a Fuse, and one of the James Earl Jones sketches. I'd like to see the rare Henson E Claymation that premiered in either episode 2 or 3. I'd also like to see Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, but I don't know what the chances of clearing it are.

    Also, such a release could start with the opening scene from episode 1, and the closing credits from episode 5.

    Bonus features could include This Way to Sesame Street, the first five episode number sequences, and maybe also the second test show.
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the other night, since Warner Bros. seems more interested in releasing two-disc collections of it's animation properties than four discs, maybe there could be two-disc Sesame Street collections, similar to the Looney Tunes Golden Collections, but each disc could have seperate 90-minute "themed" content, plus a handful of 5-10 minute themed content.

    For example, volume 1, disc 1 could have 90 minutes of Bert and Ernie sketches, then approximately 90 minutes of alphabet inserts (one for each letter, and a few general alphabet segments), and maybe all of the ice follies sketches. Then disc 2 can have 90 minutes of classic Grover sketches, 5-10 minutes of season one Grover sketches (keeping them seperate), and around 90 minutes of number segments. And then for volume 2, disc 1 can have 40 minutes of Big Bird, 30-40 minutes of Oscar, and 15-20 minutes of the human cast, then disc 2 can have 90 minutes of Cookie Monster, 60 minutes of pageants and stories, and ten minutes of Sesame Street News (or live action and animation).

    Heck, last night I was thinking of ideas that could be a little bit too far/ ridiculous: A two-disc ccollection higlighting the first 20 years, a two-disc collection highlighting the first 24 years (before "around-the-corner"), and a two-disc set highlighting the first 32 years (before the big format change).
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's some ideas I've had for some one-disc releases of the first three decades (if I was in charge, each would be a "volume 1").

    The Best of Seasosn 1-10:
    • Bert and Ernie: Cake
    • The People in Your Neighborhood (original)
    • Pinball Number Count #5
    • Grover's Restaurant: Big Burger
    • Kermit and Bob: Frogs
    • Henson #9
    • The Count and Cookie Monster Co-Operate
    • Biff and Sully share a drink
    • Let's Make a Face
    • Lilly Tomlin: Sing
    • One of These Things - spies
    • Jazz #8
    • Bert and Ernie: Sandbox Game
    • How to Get to Yellowstone Park
    • The Ballad of Casey McPhee
    • Ernie and Jason: Mirrors
    • Grover: Near and Far
    • Danger
    • Roosevelt Franklin: Here and There
    • X Marks the Spot
    • Twiddlebugs Cut Down Flowers
    • Typewriter: O-Owl
    • Operatic Orange
    • Luis: Agua
    • Super Grover: Bus Stop
    • Bert and Ernie: The Count Sleeps Over, Part 1
    • B-Beard
    • Bert and Ernie: The Count Sleeps Over, Part 2
    • The Golden An
    • Anything Muppets Draw Shapes
    • Kermit and Grover: The Earmuffs Salesman
    • Milk Film
    • Nobody
    • The Ringmaster #9
    • Henson Computer #10
    • Somebody Come and Play
    • I'm Square
    • Same and Different with Ernie and Cookie Monster
    • The Anything-in-the-World Prize Game
    • Bill Cosby: Twins Count to 20
    • Kermit News: Pinocchio
    • Two-Headed Monster Story
    • Admiral Bird
    • That's About the Size of It
    • I'm a Big Girl Now
    • Old West: Five Good Men
    • Mad Painter #8
    • Ernie and the 8 Salesman
    • Grover's Restaurant: The Count's Hot Dogs
    • I'm Pretty
    • Lena Horne: Being Green
    • Funny Farm
    • The Sound of the Letter A
    • Poverty A
    • Rubber Duckie (the real original first season version)
    For special features, I'd include the second test pilot and street scenes from the episode where the fix-it shop opened and the episode where Big Bird hosted a show about the number 4.

    The Best of Seasons 11-20:
    • Mystery Guest
    • Geometry of Circles
    • Wheels on my Feet
    • Kermit News: Old MacDonald and the Space Ship
    • You're Alive
    • Teeny Little Super Guy: Sleep
    • Dance Myself to Sleep
    • Forgetful Jones: Brushing Teeth
    • Squeal of Fortune
    • The Leslie Mostly Show: The Amazing Mumford
    • Kermit's Mystery Box
    • Professor Grover's Bath Time Tips
    • Twiddlebugs: Using the Door
    • I Can Do It By Myself
    • Miami Mice: The Count
    • Detetcive Series: Hippo on Trampoline
    • Snuffy on Trampoline
    • The Word is No!
    • Kermit and Elmo: Happy and Sad
    • Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
    • Write it Down
    • Bellhop #16
    • Snuffy and Barkley at the Park
    • You Say Hola
    • I Wish I Had a Friend to Play with Me
    • The Letter N
    • Good Morning, Morning
    • News: Talking Stick
    • Grover's Restaurant: Singing and Dancing Waiter
    • Angry Annie
    • Ookyook Song
    • D-U-C-K-I-E
    • Alone in the Swamp with You
    • Super Grover: Computer
    • Wake Up/ Good Night
    • Monsterpiece Theater: Gone with the Wind
    • The Letter of the Day Pageant
    • Proud to be a Cow
    • Up and Down Opera
    • Two-Headed Monster: Honk
    • School Pageant: Foods We Eat
    • That Grouchy Face
    • The American Revolution: National Bird
    For bonus features, I'd include The Sesame Street Experiment documentary (half of which can be found on youtube, but a lot is missing) and the entire street storyline involving the adoption of Miles.

    The Best of Seasons 21-30:
    • Robin Williams lets the Two-Headed Monster play
    • Monsterpiece Theater: Cyranose De Bergerac
    • Don't Throw That Trash on the Ground
    • This Song is for the Birds
    • Tito Puente: El Timbalo
    • Zork: Austrailia
    • Water Conservation Cartoon
    • Big Bird's Sun Poem
    • Felines
    • Kermit News: The Bird Family
    • Aaron Nevile: I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
    • C is for Cookie
    • Grover's Restaurant: A New Waiter
    • Baby Bear's Bath Song
    • Bert and Ernie: Ernie Catches Fish
    • Numberella
    • Jim Carrey: Happy/ Sad Feet
    • Above It All
    • Monsterpiece Theater: Hamlet
    • Grover: Bakery
    • Super Morphin' Mega Monsters: Blue Kids Play
    • This is How We Take a Bath
    • Rhyme Out
    • You Tickle Me
    • Barn in the USA
    • Simon Soundman Meets Old MacDonald
    • Let's Lay an Egg
    • Mountain of Love
    • Suzie Kabloozie: Somebody Come and Play
    • Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates: Measuring Song
    • Grover's Restaurant: Charlie's Birthday
    • Air
    • Fay Ray: Headphones
    • Worms in Space: 17
    • Super Grover and Super Elmo
    • Things That I Remember
    For special features, I'd include Elmo's World: Transportation (the only 1990s Elmo's World segment not available on DVD) and the street scenes from episode 3136.
  20. Man, I hope so... Vol. 3 was going to cross my birth year, though it would probably take till vol. 4 for me to see things I really remember. Aside from the toons on that they played for years, ad some of which are already on the first two.

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