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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Old School DVD

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

  1. caribbean

    caribbean New Member

    Well i think i should order my copy now that and see how long it takes to get to England. Hope this trend continues and we get most of the classics collected on dvd evetually.
  2. caribbean

    caribbean New Member

    Well i've got to order mine now and hope it gets here to England ok or i just might cry..Hope they continue on to the second set soon. and eventually we do get most of the classic stuff.( Dumb pc got me posting 2 replies with all this freezing up and crashing Grrr)
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Sesame Workshop had a test audience of teenagers and adults for this set, similar to how Sesame Workshop has a test audience of kids for the show. If there is a 13 and older test audience for these DVDs, then the test audience must not be people who post here. If members were tested, I am sure that they would have said something, even if there are things they couldn't reveal.
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Well, Sesame Street is a pretty special case. After all, Kermit starred on Sesame Street long before the Muppet Show ever happened. Sesame Street launched him into the stardom that he has.
  5. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Haha! Yep...the cow segment. It was just went on waaaaaaaaay longer than it should have. And when the guy squeezed the cows udders and shot the milk into the childs face, I just about lost it! It was weird.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, I dunno... The cow segment from the first season wasn't that bad to me. Then again, I guess I've been conditioned not to let that sort of roaming countryside drag-on filming technique bother me: sat through a similar long-windedcountry tour scene in the MST3K movie Manos: The Hands of Fate, and the horrid half-hour long mountain climb in The Lost Continent. But it's also not a botherance factor to me because back when my family took summer vacations in the US and once through Canada's eastern portions we would drive through country pastures for a while getting from one place to another. Guess what I'm saying is that I wasn't rully that offset by the cow segment.
  7. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Is there some reason why it has to short in order for some of you to enjoy?

    I think you all should just be thankfull they're even releasing this stuff and not compain about a film that's too long.
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I agree the cow thing was a bit too long, but I still love it! The music is great, very retro Sesame Street. Plus, the show already has so much quick and flashy moments. They were probably aware that kids (and their parents) needed some cooling down time as well! :)
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    On this set, the copyright credits were changed, stating that Sesame Street is owned by Sesame Workshop (not Childrens Television Workshop) and tha the word Muppets and Kermit the Frog are owned by the Muppets Holding Company. However, I wodner why there are two seperate credits for The Muppet Holding Comnpany. Couldn't there have been a credit, saying "Kermit the Frog, and Muppets are trademarks of The Muppets Holding Company"? Also, I have seen past Sesame Street DVDs of productions that were available on video before The Jim Henson Company sold the rights to the Sesame Street characters, with unchanged copyright credits. The Rock & Roll! DVD (which I think was released before Disney bought the Muppets) still has a credit saying that the "Sesame Street puppet characters are trademarks of Jim Henson Productions", and the DVD release of Learnign About Letters, released on DVD after Kermit was sold to Disney, has the original copyright information. It still says that the Children's Television Workshop owns Sesame Street and trademarks, while the Muppets were trademarks of Muppets, Inc. There are no replacement credits stating the ownership of Kermit the Frog there.

    In fact, for the first year when Disney bought the Muppets, most new Sesame Street DVD releases (both of new productions and past productions) had credits stating that The Muppets Holding Company owns the rights to the Muppet name, in both credits and packaging, but now it seems like new Sesame Street DVDs don't use the Muppet name in the credits.

    Another thing I noticed is that the classic cuts don't include any multi-part sketches. I wonder if any will be included as bonus sketches.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A little late, but I just got this after Christmas, adn I've finally been able to get to a computer today, so here's what I say....

    Positive: It was well worth it, a fun and educational look at the old years I wasn't born in time to enjoy....

    Negative (in a positive light): It left me hungry for more.

    The one thing about having the season openers is that they all seem to have been sponsered by the same numbers and letters. Therefore, you lose a lot of variety. And, if there is one thing I'm glad they got rid of was repeating the same skit in the same episode. I go ballistic if they use the same thing more than once in a season.

    That said, I Loved it, and I will buy all they intend to release, be it more episodes/clips from 69-74 or they go forward with more epiosdes. It was great to not have to go to youtube or something to see Jazzy segments (even though they only used the 2 segment... twice) and see it on an actual television set. Some clips Im would have pegged for 80's, but weren't... especially Ernie and Bert at the movies.

    I really wish there was more Roosevelt Franklin stuff... he was only in 2 skits, and he only talked breifly in one. Plus some clips weren't all too interresting. The Fireman and Dairy cow segments were rediculously laughable ("Hey Cow, I see you now." I mean, that's begging to be laughed at, not with.)

    I felt there was a very good balance of Muppet and non-muppt segments, especially the bonus features section. I will say, I kinda disliked the first couple of years ONLY because they didn't have as many puppeteers and as many Muppet characters. But then of course, they only started with three voice acting star performers.

    All and all, a great experiance. I loved it.

    Though I am confused. The season 5 opener was only sponcered by D, but the end credits said C and U. Was this one of the edits?
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes... Tha was one of the edits to the set indeed. Though it baffles me as to how they could get clearance to include Stevi Wonder' song "1-2-3 Sesame Street" for the Songs From the Street boxset and not his onscreen appearance from the Season 5 epremiere episode, since it was replaced by the segment where Big Bird and Grover are demonstrating the number 2 by means of Grover repeatedly doing two chin-ups, they used the sponsor ending from that very same episode for the ending of the Season 5 premiere episode included ithe DVD boxset.
    Hope this helps.
  12. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Yo Ed. I hope this won't make you mad but my sister found me it just the other day at Best Buy. Thanks for letting me know you had extra one. I had gotten over to my sister's since I watch the girls and there it was. Shd left a note saying "Here lookie at what I found. Was thinking of you. Hope you like it?" So when she got home I was thank you so much. I told her that you were going to be sending me one and she was like well if I knew that I wouldn't have gotten it. But she was only teasing me. Thanks aways Ed.
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Any time Kyle. At least now I know where you live in case I should ever swing by in some hereto distant future.
  14. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    So I finally finished this set. It's absolutely fabulous, I loved it. I love the music and the guest stars and the muppet moments are adorable. Yay! Please Sesame Workshop, let us have more.
  15. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Welcome Ed. Now if you ever want to send me a letter do so. I wouldn't mind having you as a Pen Pal or Computer Pal too. That is if you can.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I agree. The first episode had an extra number sponsor, but that number only had one skit in the episode. However, some of the episodes had skits for numbers other than 2, even though they weren't sponsors. It was mostly segments about the numbers 10 and 20, though the Count's first skit was technically about the number 6. And quite a few bonus segments represented different numbers (I don't think any 2 segments were included as bonus sketches).

    If volume 2 gets made, I hope that there is more variety in the number sponsors. If the first five seasosn are represented again, I think it might be good for it to include a first season epsiode sponsored by numbers higher than 3 (since this was the only season to have episodes ponsored by two numbers, then have an epsidoe that wasn't sponsored by 10... that number never shared sponsorship with any other numbers). Maybe have a first season episode that was sponsored by 8 and 9, a second season episode sponsored by 7, a third season epsiode sponsored by 6, a fourth season episode sponsored by 4, and a fifth season epsidoe sponsored by 20.

    I am not, however, annoyed by segments being repeated in the same season. Not even (or let's say "especially") the most recent seasons, which have 26 episodes instead of 130. It seems like most of the repeated segments were ones about the number 2 and letter D, and none of the Muppet segments were repeated on the set.
  17. Davina

    Davina Member

    Just got these disks (finally!!!) and am almost through them.. so far, yes, there's a good deal of repetition (esp for the number 2 skits), and that one cow skit did seem to drag a little, esp by today's standards, but over all, gotta say, I love it!!
    though, gotta say.. Snuffy was kinda creepy looking on his introduction, glad he improved with age. I was born in 73, so it's been great to see some of the early stuff i missed, and the old stuff I still barely remember. (Mom would sit me down and I'd be fascinated with SS, my younger sister, however, would wander off..)
    So glad I finally managed to find this :)
  18. dabauckham

    dabauckham Member

    Question about Spanish on Sesame Street

    Hi all,

    I have really been enjoying Sesame Street Old School. I recently watched the premier episode for season 3 - I feel like this was the year Sesame Street really polished itself (IMO, there was some dead time in the season 1 and 2 premieres, like that really long cow sequence in the season one premiere). The season 3 premiere flowed perfectly. (snuffy did look a little odd, tho :halo:

    Here's my question: season three marked the entrance of several new characters, including Luis, Maria, and Raul Julia (tho he only stayed one season), all of whom are Spanish speakers. Did SS not do much with Spanish until season 3? It definitely seemed to become a front-and-center issue starting in this season, but I didn't know if it was incorporated at all in seasons 1 and 2.

    I think the bilingual/multicultural aspect of SS remains one of it's strongest features.

    -David
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if there are any sketches that Sesame Workshop will just plain refuse to release. I hope not.
  20. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member


    Believe it or not, SESAME STREET had a Hispanic character named Miguel (kind of a Luis-prototype handyman) played by Jaime Sanchez in the second season (1970-1971).

    I have an old black-and-white 16mm episode from 1970 with him in it, and I also have the Time Magazine article from Nov. 1970 with Sesame St. on the cover that mentions him as one of the new human regulars.


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