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"Classic Sesame Street Boxset" Out in October


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#41 of 132 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted September 06 2006 - 11:16 AM

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Frank Oz's characters have been recast however Frank Oz to this day still films a handful of sketches with Bert, Cookie, Grover...etc. But most material is done by a new guy.

Also the guy who plays the Count/Herry Monster and others is still around full time.

Thanks for the update on Oz. Jerry Nelson was the Count etc. and I'm glad he's still around.

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I wonder how many people will buy this and be surprised that Oscar was once a different color. Until one of the cable channels showed some vintage SS awhile back I had completely forgotten the "Orange Years".

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#42 of 132 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted September 06 2006 - 12:48 PM

This sounds great, I hope they release follow-up collections until we have all the classic segments and sketches on DVD!!!

#43 of 132 OFFLINE   Bill_Nolan

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Posted September 06 2006 - 01:20 PM

Fran Brill is also still with the show, I believe. Still doing Prairie Dawn, as well as Zoe.

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Posted September 06 2006 - 01:22 PM

If they keep the NET logo on some of those then instant sale.

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Posted September 06 2006 - 02:22 PM

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Only 2 main cast members are deceased: Mr. Hooper and David.

Speaking of David, the actor who played him, /htf/images/misc/wikipedia.gif Northern Calloway, got in some legal trouble in the 1980's.
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An actor on the popular children's television series Sesame Street was charged [in Nashville, Tennesse on Sept. 19, 1980] with staging a rampage on Graybar Lane after apparently going berserk, police said.
Northern J. Calloway, 32, of New York City, was subdued by three police
officers after having beaten a woman with an iron rod, smashing the windows of one house, breaking into and vandalizing a second residence and breaking the windshield of an automobile, officers said.
"I'm David of Sesame Street and they're trying to kill me," screamed Calloway after metro ambulance personnel strapped the man--dressed only in a tee-shirt--onto a stretcher near the intersection of Graybar Lane and Benham Avenue.


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Posted September 06 2006 - 02:30 PM

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Posted September 07 2006 - 05:36 AM

A small thing, but I sort of resent the name "Old School", which isn't an expression that would have been used at the time. It's like they're apologizing for releasing something dated, which is the whole point.

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Posted September 07 2006 - 06:11 AM

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Speaking of David, the actor who played him, /htf/images/misc/wikipedia.gif Northern Calloway, got in some legal trouble in the 1980's.


Wow, that's freaky. And they never solved it? Did he go back to work on the show after that?

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Posted September 07 2006 - 06:43 AM

Heh, the info in this thread lead me to search Google for some stuff, and I found this site:

http://muppet.wikia....iki/Muppet_Wiki

Very useful.

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Posted September 07 2006 - 01:04 PM

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Wow, that's freaky. And they never solved it? Did he go back to work on the show after that?

He did go back to work on the show. That incident, I believe, happened around 1980. However, Northern Calloway is said to have had some psychological and other health issues. He left the show at the end of the 1988-1989 season. He died in 1990.

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Posted September 07 2006 - 10:22 PM

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A small thing, but I sort of resent the name "Old School", which isn't an expression that would have been used at the time. It's like they're apologizing for releasing something dated, which is the whole point.
I didn't even think of that. I was just glad they didn't go with "Old skool" or something like that. I actually feel "Old School" is clever for this set of old educational shows.
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Posted September 08 2006 - 09:58 AM

Where did that expression come from anyways? What does 'school' have to do with most of the things it refers to- they're old, but not usually school-related.
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Posted September 08 2006 - 10:51 AM

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Where did that expression come from anyways? What does 'school' have to do with most of the things it refers to- they're old, but not usually school-related.
I think it started with rap music. It meant the music leading up to rap that "taught" or directed the newer rap artists in how to do it or evolved from that early music. The same can be applied to almost anything. It's pretty clever on this set.
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Posted September 09 2006 - 02:05 PM

Re: Seasame Street Live..

Don't know if they have this in other city's besides New york, but I just heard an add for the latest one on the radio. Now it's more or less 'Elmo's Seasame Street Live!'. That's really sad. Why bother have the other characters that started the series on at all?

I remember going to this as a kid, getting those lightup fiber optic things, and those flashing light things. I remember bringing home something with cookie monster on it...might have been a cardboard picture attached to a stick...

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#55 of 132 OFFLINE   Jay Pennington

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Posted September 09 2006 - 07:00 PM

"Old school" is a term that predates rap and its current pop culture usage. It was in use at the time of these early episodes.

It was generally used academically, in reference to a theory or approach or way of thinking that predated a more modern approach.
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Posted September 10 2006 - 07:21 AM

I saw a Sesame Street Live show a long time ago (early 80s), the ENTIRE thing was a tape being played straight through, and all the live performers had to lip-sync with it. I felt sorry for the actors. They ought to release just the audio that was used for these.
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Posted September 11 2006 - 04:20 AM

I think we saw SS on ice at the Omni in Atlanta in the early 70s. I remember I had a new camera and I used up all the film taking pictures of my shoes, the garbage can at the front of the building, inside my mother's purse, etc. They thought it was funny. Unfortunately I cried when they wouldn't develop my pictures. Now I have nothing to remember it by. Posted Image

Anyway, the audio from the old SS live show would be a great extra on a future set of these. I hope they'll do it.
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Posted September 12 2006 - 04:21 AM

I hope this set includes the first appearance of the Count, where Ernie builds a pyramid and the Count hypnotizes him so he can count the blocks. Gave me nightmares as a kid but I really want to see it now!
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Posted September 12 2006 - 04:58 AM

I remember a SS without the Count. He always bored me.
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Posted September 13 2006 - 08:57 AM

This may be the best purchase I make this year.
Talk about bringing back childhood memories.......wow.
Does anyone know when volume 2 is going to be released?

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