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"A Special Sesame Street Christmas" coming to DVD and CD November 6

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Oscarfan, Aug 3, 2012.

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  1. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  2. Aaron

    Aaron Active Member

    Terrible special.
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't care if this real, fan made, or whatever... I'd rather buy and watch ALL the Elmo's World collections than this.

    I love Michael Jackson on the cover. You think we can get a Muppet Movie with Steve Martin or Kojak on the cover? Rerelease MFS with the caption "Starring Hulk Hogan?"
  4. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member


    I've never seen it in full, I just can't bare to watch the whole thing. It basically looks like "A Bunch of Stars Singing Christmas Songs and Just So Happen to be on Sesame Street Christmas Special."
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    We already did. The original VHS cover had images of all the celebrity cameos.
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't think you got the point of his joke...
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    In the words of Elaine Benes, "Fake-fake-fake-fake-fake..."

    At least I HOPE... the DVD cover art looks like it could have been done in Photoshop, I can't really say anything about the trailer, because I can't see a trailer for some reason (got a direct link?).

    Either way, I really don't think this is too legit, looking closely at the cover art, that certainly doesn't look like the WB shield on the spine, and we know Warner Bros. currently holds the distribution rights to SST DVDs; not only that, but we also know the folks at then-CTW knew this special was a flop, they made it that way on purpose, because they were forced to make two Christmas specials that same year, but CEOSST was meant to be a success; they knew ASSSTC wouldn't be so much, and they didn't care, as long as CEOSST was a success, that's all that mattered.
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    And SW distributes DVDs with other companies. The "Shalom Sesame" series is done by Sisu and they released "Don't Eat the Pictures" on DVD through some Art Appreciation organization.
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yikes... now that I've seen the trailer, this DOES look legit. :eek:
  10. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    WOO HOO Alright, new classic Sesame DVDs. That's so going on my christmas list next to The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-Ray.

    I've heard this special rumored around tape trade sites but I heard only a bad quality version was being passed around. Finally an official DVD of it. I hope Ernie and Bert are in it. :) Out of all things I've seen of Classic Sesame. I've never seen this special before. It's always excited for me to see something new from the classic era. :)
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Nope, no Ernie and Bert. Just Oscar, a little bit of Big Bird and Barkley, a little of the humans, and a rampage of celebrity guests. I believe sawing14 sums up this special best when he said:

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  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't know what you guys are talking about. This is hands-down the best Sesame special in history.

    In seriousness, I'm hoping that if they're releasing THIS of all things, "Out to Lunch" has a chance of making it to disc as well. I mean, they've played clips of it in screenings.
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  13. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member


    I love how Michael Jackson is on the front cover, despite only having a brief scene in this gosh-awful special (and I use the term 'special' very lightly here).
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Shh, I think even Oscar would be offended by a joke like that.
  15. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    So just Caroll Spinney's Muppets where present. None of Frank's, Jim's or Jerry's characters at all? Weird. No wonder I rarely heard about it. lol
    Though I do love Christmas Eve on Sesame Street. That was a classic. I bought the dvd awhile back. And I think I was just fusterated with the cover as well as first three Muppet movie covers being all stock photoshop instead of the actual posters so I printed out the original movie poster covers over them. lol I think Muppets Take Manhattan I found one of my trading cards with the poster of that and I just scanned it and resized it somehow. lol A great example why I'm such a picky fan. lol
  16. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    He might change his mind if you put a fish and newspaper over it. lol Muppet joke, couldn't exist.
  17. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I like how basically his whole scene is in the preview.
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  18. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Jim, Frank, and co. were probably busy doing The Muppet Show at the time. Besides that, we do have one other Muppet (a much larger Barkley), but only four of the humans (Mr. Hooper, Bob, Maria, David). If anything, this special's focus is on Oscar, Diana Ross, random cameos, and a series of poorly-staged musical numbers. We get to hear the word ''idiot'' uttered for the first time on Sesame Street(?). And did I mention that CBS aired this the same year they aired "The Star Wars Holiday Special"? And it was also released around the same time of the far superior "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street". The CBS executves' thinking was "Gee, if there are two Sesame Christmas specials made this month, one of them's bound to air".

    Hmmm... I wonder if the Rifftrax gang will do a commentary on this special.
  19. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I know there was a Ernie and Bert sketch where Ernie sings Oprah out the window to find what time it is and there a voice that can be heard "ERNIE, Shut Up!"

    And was it Miles? Or who was that Young guy from the 90s Sesame with the backwards baseball cap with those cool blue sway shoes. Was there an episode where there was racist on the phone and he was telling Telly that he was a jerk or something? I seen a clip of that on the A&E Sesame Documentry or Sesame Unpaved. Did that even air?

    Also an early 1970 Ernie and Bert sketch, Ernie has his own Barber shop and Bert said what Ernie was doing was so Stupid.

    Big Bird called Mr Hooper Mr. Pooper once.

    So I guess that joins the list of rare Sesame Moments.

    Sesame must have said something like jerk on the 25th Aniversary Special, the one where they satirize Donald Trump for trying to cancel Sesame Street and PBS, they called him Ronald Dump. I didn't get the refference until I was transmiting my old tape my grandmother must have taped off of TV from me to DVD a few years back. I was like, Satire on Sesame? Hmm, Interesting. lol He was working with Benny Bunny. Kevin's rare character you just don't see anymore.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually it was somebody from CTW who thought that.

    I don't think Sesame Workshop owns this special, which would be why it's not being released by Warner Home Video (Sesame Workshop also lacks the distribution rights to Elmo in Grouchland, 20 and Still Counting, and Being Elmo, all of which were released on DVD by other companies).
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