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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Old School Volume 2

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    According to the timeline sequence from The Street We Live On, Born to Add debuted in 1979, I assume that means the eleventh season. I don't know exactly which season the Kermit t-shirt sketch debuted, but I assume that it was during the years that this set represents.

    In the meantime, that Kermit skit has been released on Bert and Ernie's Word Play, and Born to Add was included in the out-of-print, hard-to-find video release Learning to Add and Subtract.
  2. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I just called Best Buy and they still do not have it on the selfs yet but they might have three copies of it there tomorrow like they said earlier.

    I hope to GOD they do! No other place I looked had it! :mad:
  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    So I'm just about halfway through the Classic Cuts on Disc 1 and I'm already in love with this set. It just looks FANTASTIC. I love everything about the packaging, booklet, and discs. The Pinball Number Count cel is incredible as well. I'm just so excited to add this to my collection, all in all, a fantastic set. 5 stars in my book.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Like I said, it's on my Christmas wish list./
  5. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Active Member

    I apologize if I offended anyone. At first I was speculating because when I compared to the original version of the episode it didn't sound like she was singing at all. When I had discovered that she did indeed (barely) sing the song... Phillip alerted me to it by the way... we put that in there as the likely reason. I really didn't realize that the rest of it had remained, even though I approved the version of the review that got published. I also didn't realize that it would offend, but again I deeply apologize to those I have offended.

  6. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    I do wonder what made CTW cut "Dialing for Prizes"; was the black-and-white film footage in the middle copyrghted to someone who wouldn't allow its use on home video? That's the only explanation consistent with other edits to the DVD set....
  7. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    Apparently so; at one time, letter sponsors used to follow a cyclical pattern on the show, so why wouldn't the numbers follow one too?
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the only caveat if there is one is that there isn't much variety in the way of number sponsers. other than that, this is going to be an even better set than the first one.

    Well, the truth is I agree with you there, but then we have to go into the whole Maria falling for Luis speculation (which I don't want to get into it here). I always thought there was a conspiracy there. Plus, unfortunately ,this is still a Taboo in parts of the country. I highly doubt SW would be so blind to edit something like that out for that reason, but I can see where he could have arrived at that conclusion. But it is clearly a music rights thing, not a racial thing as he suggested at first. Those old Crones own the worst song in the world and are billionairs for it. Sorta like Britteny. Ahha ha ha!

    I wonder if this would affect SW's releases of EW videos in the future. Maybe they'd just dub out the music with something more public Domain. Like "He's a Jolly Good Fellow" which makes no sense, but it's the most common substitute.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Back in the 1970s, the episodes seemed to be sponsored in numerical order from 2-12 and 20, and then back to 2, skipping one and the numbers 13-19 (though I've seen a talk page at Muppet Wiki from someone who claims that the number 1 did occassionally sponsor the show in the 1970s, and claimed that the season 2 finale was sponsored by 13). The season premier for season 12 was the first season premier to be sponsored by a different number (11), so I guess the show stopped being sponsored by numbers in order then (just like how the shows alphabet sponsors were never in any particular alphabetical order). Although if volume 3 includes the premiers for seasons 11-15, it will still have three epsiodes sponsored by 2.

    And the first season was usually sponsored by the same letters and numbers throughout the week. But it was still in numerical order, with shows being sponsored by 1 or 2 numbers, and shows sponsored by 10 were sponsored alone. I think the last few weeks of season 1 were sponsored by different numbers in each show.

    By the way, does anybody know what the film clip from Dialing for Prizes is from? I wonder if it could have been produced for Sesame Street, but Sesame Workshop couldn't get clearances from the filmaker of that footage.
  10. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Mine too. :) :) :)
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Was Happy Birthday sung in any Elmo's World epsiode? Or are you reffering to Jingle Bells, which I think is public domain.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. in certain earlier episodes they used the Happy Birthday song (instrumental) whenever they did the "Can a Birthday cake ______________." They long since have stopped. it was an unneccisary use of money. I wish I had an example or two of episodes that used it. They also used Rockin' Robin at one point.
  13. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    It's hard to tell why it was cut. The silent film used in that segment was also seen in show #131, for the traffic light film.
  14. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member

    No, the song used for Elmo's World was "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow", which is the cheaper/more affordable alternative for Happy Birthday.
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    While the Typewriter's new segments are good, they are hardly introductions. They seem like more of an excuse to make new Typewriter skits. Only the introduction to episode 666 seems to have any relevance to the set, as he types "O-old school". However, unlike the animated closing sequences on the first set, all of the closing sequences are different, and related to the introductions. On the first set, all of Bob's closings were the same.
  16. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

  17. Rubber Duckie

    Rubber Duckie New Member

    I have to ask. Is the 1971 PBS logo retained at the end of the episodes on this set like the previous one?
  18. mjb1124

    mjb1124 Member

    Yes, and they also kept the NET logos on the pilot.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere on the web, so I'd like to be the first to confirm that Henson Ball Wire #3 is the version with the cherry ending, rather than the powder ending.
  20. BillyKal

    BillyKal New Member

    Just got this in the mail today.

    Lovin' it so far. Although I must admit that I do miss slighly Jazzy Spies and The Number Painter.

    BUT what we do get is pretty sweet stuff.

    This was the era I grew up with (the mid 70s) on Sesame Street.

    Nice to see more David and Louis on here, as well as the debut of Linda Bove.

    BTW, nice fuzzy memories seeing Don Music again.

    Weird about the Dialing For Prizes Movie being replaced.

    Can anyone post that on YouTube?

    All in all A+ on the set. To me more enjoyable than Volume 1.

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