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What would make some good classic Sesame Street DVD releases?


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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Cartoon1984

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Posted June 01 2010 - 02:46 PM


 I've been thinking, what would make some good DVD releases of "Classic Sesame Street", besides a continuation of the "Old School" sets (and we haven't had any new ones in two years)?


 Warner Bros. currently holds the DVD rights to the show, and these days it seems like when WB releases multi-disc sets of childrens/family properties it's usually two discs.


 I have recently thought maybe a two-disc set with four of the show's most notable episodes from the 1980s (Mr. Hooper's death, Snuffy revealed, Maria and Luis' wedding, and Gabbi's birth). Bonus features could include interviews/commentaries regarding those shows, plus bonus footage related to those episodes. Like a compilation of bonus clips starring Mr. Hooper, a compilation of clips where the characters talk about thinking Snuffy is imaginary (or where they just barely miss Snuffy), clips from street scenes involving Maria and Luis falling in love and getting engaged, and clips from street stories invovling Maria's pregnacy.


 I think the six Hawaii episodes from season 9 coudl fit on two discs as well. I recently read at Muppet Wiki that there were several episodes leading up to the six-parter that invovled getting ready for the trip, with Buffy inviting them to Hawaii, the cast trying to raise money for the trip, Snuffy revealing that Hawaii is where Snuffleupaguses come from, and Big Bird going on a game show and winning the trip. I know that the episode following the trip had at least one scene where the cast returned from their trip, but all these street scenes could be included as bonuses (though would "part 1" really be considered "part 1", considering they don't actually go to hawaii until "part 2"?).


 I could also go for some insert-only collections, with no linking footage. Maybe some chronological character insert sketch collections, or more random choices, or maybe some highlighting certain characters plus others (like "Cookie Monster and Friends" or "Bert & Ernie and Friends"). And some decade collections, though each "decade" would begin with the end of the previous decade. Maybe give them titles like "Sesame Street: 1969 + 1970s Collection", and they can include street stories and inserts. I can think of quite a few existing features that would also be good for such releases.



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Posted June 02 2010 - 01:00 PM


 Here is what I think would make a good line-up for a "Sesame Street: 1969+1970s Collection".


 Disc 1: 1969-1974

 Rubber Duckie (the real original version, not the most commonly-seen version with the blue background that Sesame Workshop tends to incorrectly cite as being from season one)

 The People in Your Neighborhood: Postman and Fireman

 Alphabet Bates: S

 The Mr. and Mrs. Game: Part 1

 Henson #9

 The Mr. and Mrs. Game: Part 2

 Kermit and Grover: In the Box

 Buddy and Jim: Ironing Board

 Crossover C

 Henson E Claymation

 Poverty X

 Professor Hastings: Y Lecture

 James Earl Jones: The Alphabet

 Jazz #8

 Bert and Ernie: Sandbox Game

 Everyone Likes Ice Cream

 Batman: Dirty Windows

 Chickety Chick

 Prairie Dawn: Monster Addition

 Bert and Ernie: Banana in Ear - Part 1

 Operatic Orange

 Bert and Ernie: Banana in Ear - Part 2

 Seven Monsters

 Bert and Ernie: Banana in Ear - Part 3

 Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot: HELP

 Somebody Come and Play

 Bill Cosby: 20

 Henson Computer #10

 Sing

 Today's Secret Drawing: Camel

 Sherlock Hemlock: S

 Harvey Kneeslapper: B

 Three on Lady's Lap

 Bert Gets Locked Out

 Kermit and Grover: Snowman

 The Lonely N Song

 Mad Painter #2

 The Sound of the Letter A

 That's About the Size of It

 Hi Friend

 Gordon Builds a Model Airplane

 Luis: AGUA

 Kermit and John-John: Loud and Soft

 The Count and Cookie Monster Co-Operate

 The Golden An

 Kermit's Magic Finger Drawing: K

 Roosevelt Franklin: Traffic

 Christopher Clumsy: Shapes

 Grover's Restaurant: The Count's Hot Dogs

 Bert and Ernie: Cookies in Bed

 Nobody

 Julius and Jasper: Elbows

 Lena Horne: Bein' Green

 Willie Wimple: Land Pollution

 Johnny Cash: Five Feet High and Rising

 Big Bird Rhymes Hooper

 Sesame Street News: Old Mother Hubbard

 Count It Higher

 Bonus Feature: This Way to Sesame Street (1969 preview special)


 Disc 2: 1974-1979

 Grover: Near and Far

 Roosevelt Franklin: Here and There

 Speedy Maria Subtracts Chairs

 Ernie and Cookie Monster: Same and Different

 Grover's Restaurant: Big Burger

 Danger

 I'm Square

 Sand Animation: I

 Typewriter: I

 Bert and Ernie: The Count Sleeps Over - Part 1

 Harvey Kneeslapper: Gimmie Five

 Bert and Ernie: The Count Sleeps over - Part 2

 Anything Muppets Draw Shapes

 Kermit and Grover: The Earmuff Salesman

 Pinball Animation #5

 The Anything-in-the-World Prize Game

 I Want a Monster to Be My Friend

 Biff and Sully Share a Drink

 Marshall Grover: Front and Back

 Twiddlebugs: Cutting Flowers

 Judy Collins and Snuffy: Alphabet

 Super Grover: Broken Bag

 There's a Hole in the Bucket

 Buffy Breastfeeds Cody

 Milk Film

 The Cursed Prince

 Mumford: Magic

 Simon Soundman and the Colonal

 Admiral Bird

 How to Get to Yellowstone Park

 Two-Headed Monster: Cooperation Story

 Cookie Monster Describes a Phone

 Prairie Dawn's Teeth Pageant

 Fonzie: A

 Buffy: I'm Going to Be a Country Girl

 Billy Jo Jive: Bad News Barton

 Bert and Ernie: Meet the Martians

 Oscar Jogs in Central Park

 Ringmaster #2

 Ernie and Jason: Mirrors

 Special Feature: A Walking Tour of Sesame Street with James Earl Jones


 Maybe a selection of street stories could be included as well.