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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Old School DVD

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    What to say to her would depend on what her reasons are for forbidding you to buy the set. Did she say why?
  2. Medbe Monster

    Medbe Monster New Member

    She said it's a baby/Preschooler show and she wouldn't want my friends to see that I have a DVD like that. I showed her the review of it on Muppet Central, A little bit of her oppinion changed, but now she says that I could get it when I'm in my 20's or 30's, Yeah probobly then DVD's will be obsolete like how VHS's are.
  3. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    I guess it's time to find a job so you can buy it yourself if you don't have 1 yet.

    Don't think I'm trying to sound mean but that's the only thing I can think of.
  4. Medbe Monster

    Medbe Monster New Member

    I know what your saying, and That's True I do need a job.
  5. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Well, you could always try to fall back on the DVD disclaimer that it "may not be appropriate for preschoolers" to convince your mother, (even though it is perfectly fine for preschoolers).

    In the meantime, there is still a lot of classic Sesame Street you can watch on YouTube.
  6. travellingpat

    travellingpat Active Member

    Does anyone know if Best Buy still has them?
  7. Medbe Monster

    Medbe Monster New Member

    Yes. Best Buy still has them.
  8. ftnpro

    ftnpro Member

    FINALLY got Sesame Street Old School (for Christmas), and I'm enjoying the heck out of them. I'm glad they included entire episodes, so I could recall how the original episodes were paced (a lot more interesting to watch than today's episodes, but then... I'm not a three year old).

    No, not all of my favorite segments are represented, which just leaves me wanting MORE! (Hint hint to Sesame Workshop.)
  9. fatblue

    fatblue New Member


    Oh, I think we'll see more, because there is so much more to see! The list is too long of skits I like, but I'm sure other volumes will follow.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know how well this set has sold in stores? It would be good to know what the sales are, and possibly good to know if it sold better or worse than the two Electric Company sets (it would be good to know if it sold better than whichever EC set sold better, and perhaps if it sold better than both sets combined).

    I read at Wikpedia's page for The Electric Company that the second EC box set had some segments replaced with segments that were not included in the episodes when they originally aired. It was suggested that this was most likely due to the skits being on earlier sets and the DVD producers not wanting to repeat segments. I wonder if Sesame Workshop will have any skits replaced on volume 2 of Old School if they were on the first set. I've read that some of the skits on the first EC set were repeated in other episodes, so the fact that Old School had segments repeated wouldn't neccessarily prevent the next one from repeating segments. Of course, if Electric Company or Sesame Street episodes get segments replaced just to avoid repeats, then I wonder if that limits the amount of volumes that can be made.
  11. Medbe Monster

    Medbe Monster New Member

    hey! I told my mom the facts of the DVD set and she understood and she let me get it.
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Does anybody else think that the term "Classic Cuts" sounds misleading? It might lead to people thinking that it is a grouping of skits that were cut from the show (then why'd they be called classics?). Then again, classic cuts is probably a better term than "The Best of Season (insert season number here)". While many of the best-known segments are included as bonus features, there are also a lot of rare segments included (they are well-known to hardcore fans, but probably not to the general public), and there are also a lot of average segments. They may not be known to a large percent of the world, but they also aren't rarely seen (well, that statement might be more true if it was ten years ago, but now almost every sketch on the set is rarely shown in new episodes, but a lot of them have been released on video and/ or shown on Noggin, if that matters).

    I guess the best known ones are stuff like Rubber Duckie, Bein' Green, C is For Cookie, The King of 8, The Alligator King, Bert's Bust, Martians Telephone, Sesame Street News: Rupunzel, Loaf of Bread, and others, while rare would apply to the original I Love Trash, Big Bird meets Little Bird, I've Got Two, and some others (and the two examples I gave probably haven't been seen in years; I certainly don't think any of us had copies of that sketch before the DVD release). And average could apply to a lot of sketches, like Hamburger Bun Factory, Jazz Alphabet, A Special Day with Ernie and Bert, S-Superman, Twiddlebugs Go to the Zoo, and others.

    I don't ever remember seeing any of the included celebrity appearances before this release. I heard Nasty Dan on Songs from the Street, and I saw clips from some of those skits, but I don't remember seeing them on the show. Do skits with celebrities eventually stop being shown if the celebrities start to lose popularity (though I don't think James Earl Jones or Johnny Cash have ever lost popularity)? Out of the celebrity appearances, I think that the ones from the first season are the only ones that were shown on Noggin. Of course, I know that Monster in the Mirror was shown as late as season 31 or 32, and some of the celebrities from that song were probably unknown by then. I also don't ever remember seeing Batman, Superman, or Beetle Bailey's appearances, and I don't think Batman or Superman ever lost popularity (I think I would remember if I saw them on the show).

    Also, it seems to me that a lot of first season sketches aren't too popular with the general public. I know that they were still shown regularly in the 1980s and 1990s, but I don't think first season sketches are as well known as sketches from the 1970s. Very few of them have been released on video before this set, and most of the ones previously released are included oin this set. Bein' Green, Rubber Duckie (though it seems like the version that's often been released is from a later season despite the fact that Sesame Workshop seems to think otherwise), and Wanda the Witch have already been released on video. According to Muppet Wiki's page for Getting Ready for School, the original version of ABC-DEF-GHI was already available on video. There are some sketches on Learning About Letters and The Alphabet Game (Frances Fairy, K-Key, G-Gorillia, letters in the street, and capital letter H) that I think are from the first season, but I do not know for sure.

    Sure, some first season sketches are classics, and sometiems it's hard to tell if something is truly a classic or just classic to us fans. The baker and Jazz films are classics, probably well known to casual fans, but are any particular editions of these segments well-known? I think some early Ernie and Bert sketches are classics (the sandbox game, Ernie's trip to the zoo), but I could be wrong about that. There are a lot of first season sketches that I don't remember seeing as a kid. I assume that first season sketches with Oscar and Grover weren't repeated after the first season (though I've heard that the baker #5 film continued to be shown untill the baker films stopped being shown), and I think first season Big Bird sketches might have been repeated for a few years (I don't think the original Big Bird looks too different). I don't ever remember seeing any first season Kermit sketches on TV, though I know they were repeated for at least a few years (though I also don't remember seeing very many of Kermit's lectures on television). I do remember seeing some first season Ernie and Bert segments up untill season 30 (sketches I rememebr seeing on the show include part 1 of Ernie giving Bert a haircut, Ernie and Bert dividing jellybeans, Ernie demonstrating before and after with a cookie lid, Lefty attempting to sell Ernie a U, and Ernie cleaning the apartment in less than 15 seconds).

    I guess volume 2 will have a similar balance between classics, average sketches, and rarities.
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    well i went to 3 stores looking for this set and finaly found it thanks a lot sony i love this set. i love how sesame workshope has worked with muppet holding compny. to bad that hit could not cut a deal like that when they relesaed emitotters jugband.
  15. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

  16. travellingpat

    travellingpat Active Member

    I got it for my birthday and its great!!! Heres hoping for more!!
  17. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Still haven't found it. I've tried my best to look everywhere. I can't seem to find it at Best Buy at all. I even looked at Hastings too. Can someone help me?
  18. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    It took me months but I found it. If you ca shop online, do so because it's very hard to find.

    So far I've only watched episode 1. I totally understand why they have the disclaimer saying that it may not be appropriate for todays children. Did anybody WATCH that 5 (or was it 10? 50? Cause it felt like about seven THOUSAND) minute long segment about cows??? **giggles** Hey cow.... I see you now... It's just not effective enough. I'm an adult and I couldn't sit through it; how it a child expected to. I guess things like that they learne to improve and tighten over time.
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Kyle... Drop me a line, I gots me an extra copy and can ship it out to ya.

    You know... My hopes are that more Old School DVD sets get released, but I'm somewhat wary due to the trouble most people have had finding Volume 1, and how that might affect the sales of this set and/or any potential future releases. Oh well, at least I bought my set, that's all I cans do cause I cant's do no more.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If this set had a limited run, then it's starting to show up more. Today, for the first time ever, I saw multiple copies in the same store at the same time. I was at my local Best Buy and saw three copies. If a second volume gets made, I'm sure that I'll be able to find a copy eventualy (but hey, at least I found my copy on the day after it came out).

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