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Best of Sesame Friends DVD

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Oscarfan, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

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  2. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm so excited! Too bad there's no Kermit clips there.

    Edit to Add: While voting seems to focus onthe current main characters (I think Murray is the only current main character not included), this is impressive. So many segments I've wanted on DVD for awhile.... Admiral Bird, Spider-Monster, Oscar's Bein' Green, Cookies in Bed...

    I wonder if this will be a two-disc set like "The Best of Sesame Street Spoofs!" (which when it was initially announced was titled "Best of Sesame Spoofs"). It'd be great if they'd allow write-in votes or if the site would update with more clips. Interestingly, it appears to be promoting voting for favorite characters more than clips. But it looks like you can vote for multiple clips and can vote for the same clips many times (just not multiple times a day). Today I voted for Alone in the Swamp, Admiral Bird, Spider-Monster, and Oscar's Bein' Green. I wonder if the winning clips will be part of the main program or if they'll be bonus clips, like how the winning clip from the amazon.com contest was included in 40 Years of Sunny Days as a bonus feature.

    One thing that bothers me a bit is that so many clips from past releases are included to vote for, especially classics and especially recurring segments (though maybe they'll include multiple editions of recurring segments, especially if these are to be bonus clips). Still, it appears that Monsterpiece Theater: The 39 Stairs will be the version with the original intro/outro (if it wins), and hopefully if Super-Grover: Telephone wins it'll include the pre-title sequence cut from Old School Vol. 1 (it looks like sesamestreet.org doesn't even include the full pre-title sequence).
  3. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Seeing as though there's 12 characters and you approx. 2 minutes per one sketch for each of them, that's barley half-an-hour. I would saw that either: A. they'll have two or so segments for each characters on one full disc, or two discs, six characters on each.
  4. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping there'll be more characters included (Kermit, Roosevelt Franklin, Biff and Sully, Murray, Herry), or some clips already decided on that aren't votable (if that's a word). You never know.
  5. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I still refuse to get a facebook page on the grounds that you need one to vote.

    Still, this a cute idea with a lot of potential, but I just want something that's all classic based. Something with actual episodes.
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  6. The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    I am actually over the moon with delight about this.
    Finally, stuff from both MY childhood and from now that I adore that I can have a say in. Suffice to say, I am definately buying this.
  7. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It says "view and vote", but it doesn't actually provide clips or links to the clips, just images and descriptions. Most of the stuff nominated can be viewed at sesamestreet.org, and everything else can be viewed on YouTube (for now...). Considering this, I'm glad they didn't nominate anything really rare. It'd be annoying if they nominated something none of us have access to (especially not in english) and then it didn't get enough votes to be included.

    Noticed that it lumps four clips for each character, even though many characters are in multiple clips. I find it odd that "The 39 Stairs" is listed under Cookie Monster instead of Grover. Yeah, Cookie's in it, but Grover's really the star.

    The nominated stuff I'm really interested in are the Big Bird, Snuffy, and Oscar clips, even though most of the nominated Big Bird ones have been released on DVD.
  8. zns Active Member

    Looks pretty good. I wouldn't mind buying a copy for myself. Let's see how it turns out. :wisdom::p:(
  9. The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Ah man, I wanna vote for all four Zoe clips to make it in.
    Muppet fan problems.
  10. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    You know, that's the reason I got a facebook back in 2008, because Sesame Workshop allowed fans to nominate clips for "40 Years of Sunny Days". I think I nominated the second-largest number of clips. And only nine were included on that DVD.

    One thing interesting is that after voting for a clip, you get an option to share something to your wall (though you can cancel) saying that the clip you voted for is your favorite clip. With so many clips, I don't really want to be seen saying that one particular clip is my favorite, and while it has stuff that should have been on video ages ago, I don't think very many of my biggest favorites are nominated here (I should look at the "top 41 Sesame Street Moments" article I wrote for The Muppet Mindset and see if any of those clips are nominated here).
  11. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There's nothing like having a physical copy... but I hope that somehow they manage to give us something deep from the archives that NO ONE has ever posted online, youtube or Sesame Street web player.
  12. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I will say this, I don't think I could ever settle on one of those Grover sketches (maybe not the Marshal Grover one); the rest are all so perfectly funny.
  13. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Considering the "friends" aspect, I think it'd be great if this were to include some "ensemble cast" segments. Like "The King's Nose", "The American Revolution: National Bird", "You Tickle Me", "Fuzzy and Blue", "Do De Rubber Duck", any of Prairie Dawn's pageants... Things with many of the main Muppet characters.

    I wonder if I should put myself in a freeze chamber now or wait until voting is over and freeze myself until fall.... ;)
  14. panmanthe2nd Active Member

    I'm not on facebook, so can't vote, :( but I love the sound of it!
  15. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Currently voting ends on feburary 1. I've been hoping that every month for at least a few months they'd replace the nominated clips and let fans vote again and again. Probably won't but I'd still like it to happen.
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  17. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking about this, and here is what I think might be a good line-up for the release. Assuming that it'll have stuff not nominated, that at least one of the nominated clips for each character will be included, that some additional character clips will be included (I won't go too crazy on the old school characters) and that all winning clips will be part of the main program (as opposed to being bonus features like the winning clip on the 40th anniversary DVD), here is my wishlist.

    Disc 1:
    • Bert and Ernie blow a fuse
    • Kermit and Grover "loud and soft" radio bit
    • Prairie Dawn invites/adds monsters
    • The Sound of the Letter A
    • Mumford's Levitation Magic
    • Cookies in Bed
    • Count and Cookie Monster co-operate
    • Nobody
    • Roosevelt Franklin: Traffic
    • Super Grover: Telephone
    • The Addition Game
    • the earmuff salesman
    • I'm Square
    • the King's Nose
    • Counting is Wonderful
    • Admiral Bird
    • Leslie Mostly interviews The Count
    • News: First Day of School
    • Wheels on my Feet
    • Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
    • Honk Around the Clock
    • That Grouchy Face
    • Two-Headed Monster: HONK
    • If I Was a Cloud in the Sky
    • Miami Mice: The Count
    • Kermit and Elmo: happy and sad
    • Forgetful Jones: brushing teeth
    • The American Revolution: National Bird
    • Best Friends Blues
    Bonus Features: The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street

    Disc 2:
    • Happy Tapping
    • Waiter Grover: CH Sounds
    • Just Happy to be Me
    • Ernie catches all the fish
    • Seven
    • My Name is Zoe
    • Bubble on my Snuffle
    • You Tickle Me
    • Look What Our Baby Can Do
    • The First and Last Cookie
    • Things That I Remember
    • Natasha's New Nanny
    • Share with Elmo and Zoe
    • No Matter What
    • Three Sides Now
    • The First Time Me Eat Cookie
    • Bein' Green
    • Sleep!
    • Murray and kid play detective
    • Because We're Friends
    • NasCount
    • Tu Me Gustas
    • Hurray-Hurray for Broccolli
    • I Wonder
    • Two-Headed Monster: 14
    • The Elmo Slide
    • Spider-Monster
    Bonus Feature: Featurette on the main characters
  18. panmanthe2nd Active Member

    That would be great!
  19. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Another idea I thought would be cool, though I doubt it'd happen with this release, would be to focus on the evolution of all the main characters. I'd include a few segments in a row of each character, with a behind-the-scenes introduction for each character, then show character clips, mainly one for every few years. For example, for Grover, show a season one clip, then something from seasons 2 or 3, then something from the late 1970s, then one or two clips from the 1980s, then a 1990s clip or two, and then a few clips from the last decade. Or with Elmo, begin with a Baby Monster clip, then one of Elmo's season 11 clips (I'd be okay if it's something where he's hardly there, since I'd be surprised if he had any starring roles in season 11), then a "Brian Meehl as Elmo" clip, then a "Richard Hunt as Elmo" clip, then one of Kevin Clash's earliest Elmo clips, then a few 1990s clips, and then somethign from the 2000s.

    I wonder if any celebrity clips will be included. No such clips were nominated, and with the focus on main characters it'd be best to avoid celebrities as much as possible (unless that celebrity is Kermit the Frog). And if the set is to include Kermit, I wonder if they'd only include material where Kermit appears alongside other main characters of if they would treat him like a regular and show something with just Kermit (or just Kermit and some minor/one-shot characters).
  20. muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

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