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Your Sesame Street VHS tape collections

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Schfifty, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    Three Sesame Street Stories. "Hold on to your feathers, Little Bird!"

    (IT'S A TWISTER! IT'S A TWISTER! IT'S A TWISTER!)
     
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  2. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    I just got Sesame Sings Karaoke from eBay! Also now own Five Sesame Street Stories. (Big Bird Brings Death to Sesame Street!!! :))
     
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  3. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I have a lot of videos that I watched religiously as a kid.

    With video sleeves:
    • Learning About Letters (1986, with booklet that was colored in)
    • Learning About Numbers (1986)
    • Sing Along (1987, with Big Bird illustration and small photo)
    • The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland: Sing and Play (2000)
    • Big Bird's Story Time (1987, w/BB illustration & small photo)
    • The Best of Ernie and Bert (1988, with booklet)
    • The Best of Elmo (1994)
    • Big Bird in China
    • Big Bird in Japan
    • Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
    • Cinder-Elmo
    • Dance Along! (1990)
    • Don't Eat the Pictures (1983)
    • Elmopalooza! (1998)
    • Imagine That! (1996, with booklet that was colored in)
    • Monster Hits! (1990)
    • Put Down the Duckie/The Sesame Street Special (1988)
    • Rock and Roll! (1990)
    • Sesame Street's 25th Birthday: A Musical Celebration (1993)
    • Sing Yourself Silly (1990)
    • We All Sing Together (1992)

    No video sleeve:
    • Bedtime Stories and Songs (1986)
    • Getting Ready to Read (1986)
    • Play-Along Games and Songs (1986)
    • Getting Ready for School (1987)
    • Learning to Add and Subtract (1987)
    • Sesame Street Visits the Hospital (1990)
     
  4. DePingPong

    DePingPong Active Member

    As a kid, The Best of Elmo and Elmo's Sing Along Guessing Game were watched religiously. I had four VHS copies of TBoE and 5 DVD copies, all Sony Wonder 1996 version. And one of ESAGG, I eventually got my hands on it sometime last Winter though. I had many others I watched almost as much as the Elmo ones:
    Kid's Favorite Songs 1&2
    Learning About Letters and Numbers
    Bedtime Stories and Songs
    Sing Yourself Silly (Sony Wonder VHS and DVD copies)
    Play Along Games and Songs
    Do the Alphabet
    The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street
    Elmopalooza!
    The Best of Ernie and Bert
    Fiesta!
    Sesame Street's 25th Birthday: A Musical Celebration
    Getting Ready to Read


    What I currently own is:
    With sleeve:
    Learning About Letters (1986, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    Learning About Numbers (1986, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    Getting Ready to Read (1986, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    Bedtime Stories and Songs (1986, My Sesame Street Home Video w/ booklet)
    I'm Glad I'm Me (1986, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    Play Along Games and Songs (1986, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    Getting Ready For School (1987, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    The Best of Ernie and Bert (1988, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    The Alphabet Game (1988, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    Big Bird's Favorite Party Games (1988, My Sesame Street Home Video w/ BB illustration)
    Sing Along (1987, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    The Best of Elmo (1994, My Sesame Street Home Video)
    Sesame Street's 25th Birthday: A Musical Celebration (1994, Sony Wonder)
    We All Sing Together (1993, Sony Wonder)
    Fiesta! (1997, Sony Wonder)
    Elmo's Sing Along Guessing Game (1991, Sesame Songs/Random House)
    Sing Yourself Silly! (1990, Sesame Songs/Random House)

    Without sleeve:
    Sing Yourself Silly! (1996, Sony Wonder)
     
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  5. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    How did Elmo's Sing Along Guessing Game work again, sonicruler100? I found the tape in my garage along with the Best of Elmo.
     
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  6. DePingPong

    DePingPong Active Member

    What do you mean? Like, what the concept of it was?
     
  7. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    Yeah.
     
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  8. DePingPong

    DePingPong Active Member

  9. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Has anyone noticed the information on the tiny flaps inside the sleeves? There's lots of videos by Random House that show a number, some sort of logo, and even (for some copies) the month and year the cassette was produced!

    Since this could be an advantage to figuring out when the re-releases of the My Sesame Street Home Video series were first produced, as well as when the later videos were produced, I'll go ahead and list the dates for my copies:

    The Alphabet Game: 5/92
    The Best of Ernie and Bert: 5/92
    Count it Higher: 5/92
    Getting Ready for School: 6/92
    Don't Eat the Pictures: 8/92
    Sing-Along Earth Songs: 1/93
    Sesame Street's 25th Birthday: 1/93*
    Learning About Numbers: 8/93
    Sing Along: 8/93
    Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game: 8/93
    The Best of Elmo: 10/93*
    A New Baby in My House: 11/93*

    *Sesame Street's 25th Birthday was originally released in October 1993.
    *The Best of Elmo was released in August 1994
    *A New Baby in My House was released in January 1994
     
  10. DePingPong

    DePingPong Active Member

    The Best of E&B - 8/92
    Sing Along - 8/92
    Getting Ready to Read -4/93
    Getting Ready for School - 7/94
    Bedtime Stories and Songs - 8/93
    Learning About Numbers - 8/93




    Copies with no date:
    The Best of Elmo (Tiny flaps missing, but it's original My Sesame Street Home Video release)
    Big Bird's Favorite Party Games (original release with Big Bird illustration on front sleeve cover.)
    Learning to Add and Subtract (original release with Big Bird illustration on front sleeve cover.)
    Play Along Games and Song
    The Alphabet Game (Missing tiny flaps)

    All have sleeves, all from My Sesame Street Home Video release, none of the Sony Wonder re-releases.
     
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  11. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I forgot one more video:

    Bedtime Stories and Songs
    : 5/92

    Also, I forgot the date for Sesame Street's 25th Anniversary is actually 3/93, not 1/93.

    BTW, thanks for sharing, sonicruler!
     
  12. BertsNose

    BertsNose Member

    Wow. I never thought to look there before and its very interesting to discover when certain tapes were released/produced. I didn't see any flaps on my two Random House videos. My copy of "The Best of Ernie and Bert" is a Sony Wonder re-release. I guess the date on there wouldn't count since its not the original release. If you are interested though it says in that set of numbers on the tape that my Sony Wonder copy of Ernie and Bert was released/printed 3/96.

    Also this might be a silly question but I know that VHS tapes have things called print dates. Is a print date the same as a release/production date? I couldn't find any dates on my copies of "Put Down the Duckie" and "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street." I guess either the flaps are missing or the those end labels on the front of the tape are hiding it.
     
  13. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Well here is my video I did for my YouTube page that has my collection of Sesame Street VHS. Skip to 0:46, Ingore the guy in the green shirt. Enjoy!


    I have also two more videos that has the rest of my Muppet/Fraggle Rock VHS tapes.
     
  14. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Great Video, also Don't Eat Picture was release on DVD.
     
  15. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    That was when It hadn't came out yet on DVD and I wanted to see it. It was one of the specials I remember very well. I don't have it yet on DVD only cause I never did see it in stores and if I had I would have. Thanks for liking my video.

    I have other videos like I mentioned in the last post also if you can't wait for my new VHS Collection video (September 14) I'll be posting a new video, a review video a Sesame Street Episode. "Episode 0592: A Cold Day On Sesame Street."
    I'm posting it cause of fall just being right around the corner or on your door step.
     
  16. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Print dates basically mean when the cassette was produced, not necessarily when it was released. The month/year info in the flaps denote when the cassette was produced, and this is definitely true according to the three videos I denoted asterisks for. The Best of Elmo was released to retail in August 1994, but my copy's production date is from October 1993.
     
  17. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Well, I had "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" for the longest time on VHS which we kept at my parents' house and can no longer watch since my parents don't have a working VCR anymore, so fortunately I have the DVD copy of that one.

    We also had a copy of "20 and Still Counting" that my uncle taped when it originally aired.
     
  18. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    I used to have Kids Favorite Songs 2 but my parents sold it. Yeah.
     
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  19. Garrett

    Garrett Member

    I have these copies of these tapes that have different labels, stock numbers and UPCs than most copies do:

    Elmopalooza! (LV 51704; 074645170435)
    Sesame Street's 25th Birthday: A Musical Celebration! (LV 51707; 074645170732)
    1 2 3 Count With Me (LV 51708; 074645170831)
    The Great Numbers Game (LV 51709; 074645170930)

    Here's what the labels look like on these copies:

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    Do you have or know of any other Sesame Street tapes besides these that have different stock numbers, UPCs and labels than most copies do?
     
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  20. DePingPong

    DePingPong Active Member

    I think all of the Sony Wonder VHS release, like the pictures you posted, have the stock numbers and such.

    I have a ton of releases from Random House, I can look and see if they have the stock numbers and all that stuff.
     
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