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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Old School DVD

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

  1. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe Well-Known Member

    What's the "swinging Gibbon" bonus clip from 1969?
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I don't think my Barnes and Noble carries DVD's. And I don't have a Borders near me...:smirk:
  3. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    The film where a gibbon swings to a Joe Raposo piano waltz.
  4. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe Well-Known Member

    Hey Boober Gorg:

    Can you quickly sum up what happens in each of the first five years credit crawl? And thanks for your previous replies, btw....Very helpful.
  5. dvakman

    dvakman Well-Known Member

    One question: which Mad Painter sketch is included?

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me it's number 2!! That's the only one I'm missing (and Guille, if you're reading, you've got it already? How dare you? ;) ).
  6. BillKal

    BillKal Well-Known Member

    #3 is the only Mad Painter sketch in the whole thing! AHH the Madness!
  7. BillKal

    BillKal Well-Known Member

    I'm also disappointed that the "Bert & Ernie at the Movies: Emotions" is not on the DVD.


    It's nice to see the other 2. I can always find that clip though on YOUTUBE.

    Of course, there's never enough Jazzy Spies and/or Baker Clips on here.

    Overall nice set with very few disappointments other than the ones above. Its pretty much what fans want I guess (I know die hards want full seasons).
  8. BillKal

    BillKal Well-Known Member


    Hope you all enjoy your sets and looking forward to hearing from you!
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If volume two has the second five season premiers then it will probably be included. It was in the season six premier.

    It's mostly just the 2 segments repeated in various episodes (it seems like 2 was a frequent season premier sponsor).

    Well, I spent most of the day looking for it, but with no luck. I checked my two local meijers, one of my two local Targets, one of my two local Walmarts, my local Best Buy, my local Sam Goody, my local Suncoast, one of my three local Kmarts, my local Toys R Us, my local Sears, and my local Circuit City and haven't found it anywhere. Did very few non-online retailers order copies? Could there be some shipping problems? It seems like a lot of recent Muppet products haven't been released in any stores near where I live on their release dates. I ddin't see any copies of My Life as a Furry Red Monster or Before You Leap untill three weeks after they were supposed to be released, I still haven't seen any copies of A Green and Red Christmas, and besides Old School, I have only found a copy of The World According to Sesame Street at one place (Target).

    And not counting A Sesame Street Christmas Carol and a few small Sesame Street releases, we do not know of any new upcomming big Muppet DVD releases (we still don't know for sure when The Muppet Show: Season Two will be released, nor do we know when the third season of Dinosaurs will be released).
  10. dvakman

    dvakman Well-Known Member

    dvakman wept.
  11. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Ugh, I'm really upset that I can't find this set anywhere in store near me...I really hope I don't have to order it on the internet...:smirk:
  12. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe Well-Known Member

    Here's a tip:

    Borders, Barnes and Noble, and Tower Records have it. I've checked.
  13. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I bought mine this afternoon and it is tremendous. I only have one question about it though. How do you find the easter egg on disc one?
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Know what's funny? I was just at Target and they didn't have said box set... oddly enough they had "World according to Sesame" and it was in the (preschool) children's DVD endcap... and it says "Not suitable for 13 and up."

    Newburry Comics in Boston has it for 31.99, BTW... I was just there.

    As for Pinball Number count... if it is indeed not on this set, it will probably be on the next. besides... I feel Pinball Number count is over rated and Jazzy Spies never gets any attention. PNC was on the Great Numbers game and What's the Name of that Song, so I wouldn't be too p.o'd if we have to wait to see it on another disk set.
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Heh... Feeling a bit relieved, gonna order this from the online Amazon links, along with everything else on my Muppety wishlist in the hopes some proceeds do end up in the coffures of MC.

    Markie... Noggin was a premium cable network channel launched fairly recently, probably as early as 1998. It was originally cofounded by Nickelodeon and the CTW, now known simply as SW Sesame Workshop, in equal 50-50 partnership. A total of 63 episodes from the first twenty years of the show aired under the banner of Sesame Street Unpaved, I only came to find it from 2002-2003. The great thing was that it aired on Saturdays and Sundays from 3:30-4:30 AM sandwiched between two episodes of The Electric Company... So it was a great nostalgia trip seeing all of these programs together. They even had a cool police siren car cruising through the street cityscapes just before the SS episodes started. And a funny promo talking about how we've had Bob (Bob McGrath) through four decades as a constant fixture.

    Rully good times and good memories. Rully looking forward to the boxset and all the classic goodness it has for us Sesame Street fans.
  16. Dr. Bombay

    Dr. Bombay Well-Known Member

    I hope I'm able to find this set when I go shopping in about an hour...from the sounds of it I might run into trouble.

    But I have a question: is the Muppet News Flash: Hickory Dickory Dock included? Oh please say yes! :o That is my all time FAVORITE and I haven't seen it since I was little.
  17. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe Well-Known Member

    I just got mine and it is EXCELLENT.

    I'm not through all the discs yet, but it's as if SESAME WORKSHOP finally delivered what we fans have been looking for.

    One thing:

    The credit crawl for 1971-1972 (on disc 2) is different from the one on Noggin. There isn't any drawing of Grover flying over the neighborhood anymore, is there? There must have been (at least) two credit crawls for the Charlotte Rae / Raul Julia season.
  18. mjb1124

    mjb1124 Well-Known Member

    Contrary to what people were saying earlier in this thread, I had no luck finding this at Target, but Best Buy had it.

    So far, I've only watched the "Classic Clips" for seasons 1-3, and it's a great mix of familiar favorites, segments that I had almost forgotten about until now, and ones that are new to me but made me smile nonetheless. I did notice the aforementioned discrepancy with the credits - I guess the scrolling building drawing was introduced later in season 3. On this set, the season 1 and 3 credit crawls take place over the end of the street scene, while season 2 has the credits flashing over a montage of children's paintings.

    Can't wait to see the rest!
  19. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    Yep. Noggin wasn't carried either by StarChoice or ExpressVu, so the only way you could see it in Canada is through purchasing a "grey market" satellite dish and subscribing to DirecTV or DishNetwork by acquiring a U.S mailing address. Or you could just have tape traded with contact in the U.S -- that's how I managed to get my hands on a few of them ;)
  20. mjb1124

    mjb1124 Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention a glitch on my copy (or maybe it's just my DVD player): I selected "Play All" for the season 3 clips, but after "C Is For Cookie", it went back to the menu. I tried it again and the same thing happened. The third time, I skipped ahead to "Ladybug Picnic", and everything went fine from there. Did anyone else have this problem?

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