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Street Season 48
Sesame Street's 48th season
officially began Monday August 6 on PBS. After you see the new episodes,
post here and let us know your thoughts.
Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Jul 20, 2007.
Was Carzy Harry in that Specal?
Technically yes, but under a different name. He was called Crazy Donald in this Special. He was re-christened Harry from his appearance in the Sex and Violence Special onwards.
I, too, am rather upset over the lack of Muppet Morsels. The ones of the first season were fairly unobtrusive, so you could turn them on and watch the show like normal, and also read the little factoids while you did. I greatly enjoyed learning more about the show's production, the people behind it, Jim Henson's vision, and the little things pointed out regarding the episode and characters.
I'd like to think that maybe there's not enough information to fill all 5 seasons with, so maybe they'll just keep the morsels on the odd seasons, but that's all just wishful thinking. I really hope they bring them back in the future.
Your review makes mention of there being two different styles of packaging - One with a felt-like front and one with a standard glossy casing. Do you have any more details in how to obtain the collector's edition? All online sites I have visited only list one version without any specification on which version it actually is.
Obviously not the end of the world, but I'd much prefer to have a "matching" set of all the seasons if possible, but I'm not sure how to guarantee getting the special cover.
I'm glad to hear from somebody else who hates the absence of Muppet Morsels. I hope they bring them back if enough people gently share their views with them in feedback.
It's really not like they wouldn't have anything worthwhile to say to us about the second season episodes. They could have written morsels telling us little pieces of fun facts about the inspiration for Pigs in Space, other behind the scenes secrets of puppeteering, the introduction of Bunsen's assistant Beaker and many other wonderful things.
Please bring the morsels back next time Disney.
Absolutely, I really would have loved for them to be featured in every season, since there are some pieces of information that would be season-specific or episode-specific (like one-time sketches, special guests, production/air dates, the crew for that season/episode). But other facts, like information on Beaker or Pigs in Space, or behind-the-scenes info, could be featured in any season.
I'm just hoping the issue here was that by season 4 or 5, they'd have "blown their wad" on interesting info, and they'd rather put the morsels on only a couple seasons instead of all of them. Wishful thinking at this point, but I wouldn't object if that were the case.
ether muppet mosrals or an aduio comentary from ether some of the muppets or the muppeterrs themselfs.
Yeah like I said, I definitely wish the morsels would have been included. But there is still a chance that they might be put back in a later season, that sort of thing does happen. Just have to wait and see.
But I know, it sounds very spoiled to complain, lol! At least the episodes are available.
Yea but it would seem off if you got season 1 and 3 that have it and season 2 that dont
I know, but it just wouldn't be the first time companies (in general) have produced inconsistencies with their sets.
And perhaps they could have had morsels that explain why Lobbock Lou and his jughuggers replaced The Gogalala Jubilee Jugband. Now we may never know.
The first and second season sets seem to have different styles of features. Perhaps this would be a good list of features for the next three sets:
A Jim Henson Retreospective
The Muppet Performers on The Muppets (all-new feature)
60 Minutes: Backstage at the Mupet Show (if Disney can get clearances from the company that owns 60 Minutes)
The Muppets Go to the Movies
Audio Commentary on the episodes with John Denver, Phyllis George, and Lynda Carter
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of the Muppet Show
a vintage interview with Jim Henson
audio commentary on the epsiodes with Loretta Switt, Shirley Bassey, Senor Wenches, Johnny Cash, and Marty Feldman
Nice list but I think it would be cool if we had the Original Unaired Juliet Prowes Pilot as a bonus feature on season three DVD set. 60 Backstage at The Muppet Show would be a great choice but would Disney be able to pay for it?
For the season four set I can't deside which Muppet Specials would make great bonus features.
The Muppets Go To Hollywood OR John Denver & The Muppets Christmas special?
For season five we should definitely have The Jim Henson Retrospective and Of Muppets & Men: The Making Of The Muppet Show. But what about The Muppets Go To The Movies?
I must admit I for one would love audio commentary on the John Denver episode. It would be cool to hear what they could say about the Happy Wanderer sketch. Although it's really such a fast-moving sketch they wouldn't have a lot of time to talk about it while it was happening.
But I'm sure they could say something short but sweet about it never-the-less.
Do you have bloopers in the season two of The Muppet show?
No Jeany, there aren't any. To see what the bonus features are, go to the first post in this thread and click the link to read about all the details.
One of the problems with a lot of those specials is that they are not applicable to TMS. "Muppets Go to the Movies" and "Muppets Go Hollywood" were specials to promote the first two films, and the John Denver specials were holiday specials that featured the TMS characters but are not *really* relevant to TMS.
"Of Muppets & Men" should be left until Season Five.
You are definitely right about Of Muppets & Men being saved until Season Five! Season Five should also come with the Jim Henson Retrospective.
Muppets Go the Movies is still relevant to The Muppet Show, I believe it takes place in the same Muppet theater set backstage.
In any case, I think any of the specials would be appropriate because they feature the Muppet Show characters (as opposed to the other specials). They are more appropriate than putting Muppets Tonight characters on the bonus features.
I think that The Muppets Go To The Movies would be more relevant for a TMS season set than the Weezer music video.
At the currently touring Muppets, Music and Magic festivals, I wonder if it would be appropriate to ask why there are no morsels on the second season set (assuming that somebody who knows will be attending).
Why not ask I say minor?
After all I think it is only fair that those of us who were looking forward to the second morsel helping be entitled to at least ask why we couldn't get them.
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