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Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by D'Snowth, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Back in the 1990s and 2000s, various different older animation companies, such as Hanna-Barbera, Jay Ward Productions, Warner Bros, etc. released these CD collections of the various different, yet memorable sound effects, music cues, buttons, and such that they would use frequently in their cartoons.

    Wouldn't it be great if Sesame Workshop could released a similar CD collection of all the sound effects and music cues that they've used over the years? I'd especially love to hear clean recordings of those quirk little music buttons we all know and love from classic Muppet inserts without any dialogue or other sounds interrupting them.
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  2. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Active Member

    That might be pretty cool! Wonder if we could make a list of what that might include. How about that little music piece that plays after the Banana in My Ear sketch? Did that used to play on several other SS Bert & Ernie sketches too?
  3. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Active Member

  4. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Active Member

    That's fine. :) Love your idea. I'm thinking a red or purple shirt with cartoon versions of all the characters and Big Bird in the center. It's sort of based off of something I saw in the November 2004 issue of SS Magazine; I'm not sure if I'll find a picture of it or not here on the web, but if you have the magazine, then it's the very last page.
    Of course, actual photos of the characters might look cool as well. But whatever it looks like, my vote is for Big Bird to be in the center of the action with Elmo featured almost as prominently.
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  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I really like that wacky chase music that plays whenever segments end with some kind of chase or conflict, like the "Kermit: Casting Director", "Cavemen Invent Paper" and, I think, "Ernie Cleans the Apartment: Part 2" (though that last one isn't really a chase).
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There's a couple that I really like: one was used during the early-to-mid 70s at the end of various sketches, such as Kermit and Grover demonstrating short and long, Ernie surprising Bert for his birthday, the Little Miss Muffet sketch where the actor playing the spider kept getting his costume wrong... the other was used in the early 90s for both inserts and street scenes, the twiddling little tune like at the end of Robin Williams's stick bit with Elmo.
  7. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Active Member

    Alright, that's a pretty great way to go about it. Thanks for contributing!
  8. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Active Member

    I don't know if I've heard any of those except for the Robin Williams one. I've gotta go find that one on Youtube again. What if we were to start making an official list that we edited, and include sound bites on this thread? I'd like to hear all the different ones that you've mentioned.
  9. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I can think of a couple at the end of several skits on the Old School Sets:
    • Old School Volume 1: at the end of the Waiter Grover skit in episode 406 (soup and spoons), there is a funny musical ending.
    • OSV1: Bert and Ernie: Counting Sheep, Fire Engines, and Balloons
    • OSV1: Ernie decorates the apartment for a special person
    • OSV1: The Great Cookie Thief
    • Old School Volume 2: Episode 1186 when Maria brushes Herry's fur and then Herry tries to brush someone else's hair...only problem is, Gordon (Roscoe Orman) is the only one around

    And I agree, D'Snowth...sound effects should be included!
    I think that SS has the best sound effects of any show. Period.
    There was Bobbie Wood and Terry Ross in the 1970s, and Dick Maitland has been on SS as a Foley artist/sound engineer since the late 1970s. From breaking pianos and wind chimes for flashback sequences, to the Count's thunder and "BOING" sound effects when someone is surprised, SS has always used sound effects and music cues to great comical effect.
    This would be a great idea, but finding all the sound effects from 43 of production would require a lot of work on SS's behalf.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know what I want to see? An "Animators of Sesame Street" DVD collection with as many of the animators/studios being represented as possible. Especially if they can call some back to do commentary on them.
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  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Like the Pixar Shorts Collection. I'd enjoy a Bud Lucky one, and especially a Sally Cruikshank one; her cartoons look great and the songs are some of the best animated ones they've had.
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  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Something like that. As many significant shorts per animator as they possibly can, all labeled with title cards that names them and names the animation in question.

    Muppets are a significant part of Sesame Street, but we always forget the animators.
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  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've liked the idea of a Sesame Street DVD collection of animated and live action shorts for years. In fact, that was the topic of my first April Fools thread on the forum back in 2006. It'd be great to have one themed around either animation or animation and films, though I doubt a set themed around just the film inserts would sell well.

    I wonder if it'd be better for the animated segments to be themed around studio/animator or if they should go in a chronological if not random order. I guess whether such a set would have the complete works of each animator would depend on how much they contributed to the show (though the average classic animated segment is shorter than the average classic Mupet segment), not to mention how redundant it would be in some cases to have everything. Like the various number segments where the only difference is literally where the counting stops (it'd be more practical to just have the segment with the highest number, as opposed to the redundancy of having each individual segment). I wonder if anybody would want to sit through every Sand Animation segment, as the only difference is the letter (though they are al just a few seconds long. They could all be presented together as a lesson on the alphabet). I'd like to have all the Jazz Numbers segments, but are they all different enough?

    Imagination, Inc. in particular seems to have contributed to a lot of segments, including The Typewriter, Pinball Number Count, and The Ringmaster (I think all of Bud Luckey's segments were prodced by Imagination). It might be redundant/tiring to have all the Pinball segments back-to-back (besides, all of them are on the Elmo's Magic Numbers DVD, though I'm sure more of us would rather have an animation collection). It'd be great to have some of Bud Lucky's segments that AREN'T Ladybug Picnic, Alligator King, or Martian Beauty. I feel like That's About the Size of It and Candy Man are classic enough yet haven't been released on DVD.

    And I doubt there'd be any problem releasing all of Jim Henson's animated pieces. I wouldn't be surprised if such a set included the segments with animated versions of the Muppets, like Abby's Flying Fairy School, Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, and the anime-style Cookie Monster and Elmo bits. Though I wouldn't want all of those included in a collection on the show's animation, due to length and amount of each segment.

    If there was an animation collection, I doubt it'd have anythign animated by Owe Gustofson, since his segments were cut from Old School Volume 3. If all the segments were arranged by animator, then it'd be good to FINALLY know who animated the "detective series" cartoons.


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