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Your Thoughts: A Special Sesame Street Christmas DVD and CD

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I mean, it helps beef up the Christmas rotation. I'd rather hear anything from that album than "Camaraderie" a few dozen times more.
     
  2. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Active Member

    After several delays, I have finally completed my video review of A Special Sesame Street Christmas. I hope you all enjoy it.

    Please note: This review contains some harsh language, as well as two jokes making light of recent not-so-happy news stories relating to Sesame Street.

    Part 1


    Part 2


    Part 3
     
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  3. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Already watched it, my thoughts, after all I had the pleasure of reviewing this stink bomb too:
    • For someone who initially thought he wouldn't have anything to add after myself and Morgan Leger (Vaulting) both did the special last holiday season, you really did have plenty of original jokes or at least good variations on jokes Morgan and I already noted in our reviews.
    • This was my first time seeing actual footage from the DVD and I can definitely say seeing clips from the special in much better quality than the copy of a copy of a copy that's been going around for years exposed a lot, I didn't even notice the actors stuttering their lines when I watched the special. And it shows that they really didn't try in the production values. Let's be honest, Sesame has always been a fairly low-budget affair but here it's just at an all-time low.
    • Your "Christmas is..." montage worked for me, especially since I feared it would be too close to mine in tone, but the excuse of "I can do this, too" over my "This is the true meaning of Christmas" works.
    • I just noticed watching this special again, anyone else notice Mr. Hooper completely disappears after the first song?
    All in all, solid stuff. Even the jokes about Jerry Nelson (the news ticker in particular) and the Kevin Clash joke. Though who would write a hate letter so vile? :electric:
     
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  4. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Active Member

    Thanks, John. :) I actually watched both videos before I started writing, to make sure that none of your jokes were stuck in my brain without their creator's name attached to them.

    I was actually a little worried of that, too. I'm glad you think otherwise about it. :)

    Hey, you're right! After the "It's the Thought That Counts" song, he basically just stands in the background.

    Yeah, I figured that if I was going to make a joke about a real person's death, I should at least aknowledge how horrible and wrong it is. :laugh:


    Anyway, I'm really happy that you enjoyed the video. :)
     
  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Another aside: I just found out Leslie Uggams' episode of The Muppet Show was filmed the week this special aired on CBS! Why do I get the feeling she and Caroll made sure to say nothing to Jim about their big special that Friday. :fishy:
     
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  6. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    I bought the DVD as well thinking it was one of the specials like "Christmas Eve On Sesame Street". Boy, was I wrong. I prefer EW: Happy Holidays WAY more the A S.S. Christmas. That may alsp be because I grew up on seasons 31-34 of SS, and am a fan of EW, unlike many other people. :laugh: I consider season 31 of EW classic (as well as Happy Holidays from season 32) and that's it. From Season 32 on, I became more of a :p and :( fan. I still love Classic Elmo though.

    And to SuperGzilla12, your review was just.. awesome! I was almost choking when she opened the present. Aw, that's nt true. Kyle Brofloski sure does! I fell off my bed laughing! I subscribed to you and I planned on reviewing EW: Happy Holiday until I found out that the DVD was broken. Could someone post Happy Holidays online? I REALLY wanna do a review on it.
     
  7. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    welcome to Muppet central rugrats kid
     
  8. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

  9. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    your welcome
     
  10. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    I am making Elmo Saves Christmas Review as we speak. :laugh:
     
  11. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Active Member

    Thanks again! I'm very happy to hear that people are enjoying my work. :)
     
  12. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    I am also Rugratskid on Youtube. The one who requested "Ekmo Saves Christmas".
     
  13. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Active Member

    Hence why I said "Thanks again." ;)
     
  14. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    Sorry, didn't know if you knew. :laugh:Was there a episode os SS where Prarie Dawn holds a Beauty Pageant, or am I imagining that? :coy:
     
  15. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    There were several.
     
  16. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    Oh. Sorry, I thought I imagined them.
     
  17. dinoboy

    dinoboy Member

    I got Christmas Eve on Sesame Street from Walgreens years ago. Very memorable, as it had Big Bird's snoring sound which was just plain silly sounding. But I remember as a kid laughing to bits at the end when Cookie Monster ate the Christmas tree at Susan And Gordon's house and burped up a storm during the closing credits.
    cookie monster: buuuuuuuuuurp- oh dat a long one.
     
  18. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    Wait, I thought that scene was cut in the late 1980's and on DVD.
     
  19. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Active Member

    I have a VHS from 1987, and the DVD that's inside Happy Holidays from Sesame Street - That scene is on both editions.
     
  20. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Yeah - SG's right. That scene was only cut out on certain PBS station re-runs.
     


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