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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Old School Volume 3 1979-1984 DVD

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

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    A'ight then... he sounded very much like Marty... but then again, I've found some times Brian Meehl could sound like Richard at times.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hold the phone... did they replace the music during the busride montage in Episode 1706?

    I also wasn't aware that "Me and My Chair" was an already-existing song before the Traction Jackson shorts, but it doesn't entirely surprise me, it seems like half of the songs we may hear today have been in existence at least since as far back as day one.
  3. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  4. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    One highlight that I enjoyed and forgot to mention was the insert in Episode 1446 where Gordon rides his bike around the city. I loved the feel of the film, and of course that funky music.
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I agree, I really enjoyed that particular highlight as well; I liked how every body was so quick to wave to him, and him waving back... you try to wave to people today, and they're like, "Uh... do I know you? Get lost."
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Just finished, so many great things on this volume that I really enjoyed; I loved the inclusion of "Frog in the Glen" (one of my favorite Kermit songs), "Cooperation Song" (I remember so well from my childhood), and I was shocked to see those multi-colored drawers in the Fix-it Shop with Luis and Barkley's "In and Out" song, I only remember those from the ATC era.

    I do have one little nitpick though, but I'm sure Oscarfan probably has the answer to it (why he's not a book yet, I dunno), but the DVD lists the bit as "Henson Ball #3"... wasn't that film actually done by Frank? I seem to recall reading that was one of the very few things that Frank actually did for the show (though I know Jim did a number of little films, such as the counting films, King of 8, the dollhouse, among others).

    I only have one minor quibble though: I KNOW there's more behind-the-scenes footage from Grover's Singing Waiter insert, it was seen in the A&E special, though Frank's anecdotes were heard over most of them, so you can't really hear any thing, but there is at least one shot where we see a stagehand catching the dish as it falls off Grover's tray. I just felt that particular feature left a bit to be desired.

    Other than that, now I'm RULLY anxious for a volume four set which would cover 1984-1989, which was probably my favorite era of the show.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Jim Henson produced it while Frank Oz directed it.
  8. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I got it yesterday. I love it! I love Sonia's commentary. Especially when she says she wants Mumford and Abby to interact. But why no Brian Mehul Elmo? They say in the booklet that he debuted during that time.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    "Me, Claudius" is in Episode 1576.
  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    That was Jerry, not Brian.
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've noticed that at the beginning of Big Hello 1-20, there's quite a few seconds of silence before Big Bird starts talking. That segment seems like something that would open an episode, so I wonder if perhaps that segment originally began with the ending of the theme song and it was muted for this release (even though the end of the theme can be heard at the start of a few episodes and can be heard as an instrumental at the end of each episode).

    Of course, unless we can find an episode with it, or maybe if Sesame Workshop puts it online with the music starting it (if some YouTube puts it online with the music there, how would we know he didn't just edit it to the beginning?), it'll be awhile before we can ever know.

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