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Old School Volume 2 coming November 6

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    But remember, episode 536 had a non-music segment cut as well.
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was just looking back at the Muppet Wiki pages for the episodes that will be released, and I wonder if Noggin might have cut The Subway from the 8th season premier. I noticed that that page mentioned that that episode has a cartoon takinhg place on the subway. I wouldn't be surprised if The Subway either followed it or preceeded it (though with an Ernie and Bert sketch following that cartoon on the Noggin version, I wouldn't be surprised if it came before that cartoon, unless this song followed the cartoon and then was followed by another segment that was cut on Noggin).
  3. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Not quite; the "Fisherman Song" is a copyrighted song in show #796. Plus, the Noggin version had edited something out, possibly a bad joke.
  4. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    But since "I Whistle a Happy Tune" was not edited from the release of #131, then anything's possible.
  5. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Great news! I finally found a list of the bonus segments! Here's the site:


    Telephone Rock
    Richard Pryor: Alphabet
    Here is Your Life, Loaf of Bread
    Arthur Ashe: Over/Under
    Magic Pig Calypso Song
    Don Music: Mary Had a Little Lamb
    Pointer Sisters: Swingin' Alphabet
    Super Grover: Stopping the Fight
    Henson Ball High Wire #3
    Richie Havens: Wonder Child
    Twiddlebugs: Postage Stamp
    Subway Song
    Jose Feliciano: Arroz con Leche
    Chicken Hatching
    Kermit News: Jack Jumps Over Candlestick
    Helen Reddy: Grow
    Broom Adventures
    City/Country Song
    Season 6 Credit Crawl


    *NOTE: Judy Collins' song did indeed make it to the episode.

    Pinball Number Count #4
    Kermit and the Weather Salesman
    Buffy Sainte-Marie: Wynkin Blynkin & Nod
    Don Music: Yankee Doodle
    Alone Song
    Marshall Grover: Away From
    Grover Invents the Wheel
    Follow the Leader
    Pinball Number Count Remix #1-12
    Season 7 Credit Crawl


    Cookie Monster Disco Song
    Paul Simon: Me and Julio
    All Out of Food
    Lobster Fisherman
    Dog Flea Camp
    Bert's Physical
    Too Doors with Bob
    Swamp Mushy Muddy
    Season 8 Credit Crawl


    It Feels Good When You Sing a Song
    Bert and Ernie: Slice of Life
    Ray Charles: I Got a Song
    Fonzie and Cunningham: Brushing Teeth
    Taxi Sounds
    School Pageant: Seasons
    Madeline Kahn: Sing After Me
    Fireworks Alphabet
    Ten Commandments of Health
    Season 9 Credit Crawl


    Grover Disco: Alphabet Song
    Kermit Casting Director
    Imagination: Dogs
    Llama at Dentist Song
    Bert Teaches Pigeon Checkers
    Lost Dog Flyer
    My Favorite Number is Six
    Old West: Letter Y Box of Crayons
    Season 10 Credit Crawl

    Overall, this set definitely doesn't dissappoint. According to the article, there is also a hidden feature on disc 3.
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I guess that the Cookie Monster Disco Song is Cookie Disco, since Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco features Elmo, who wasn't around in season 8.

    So we will get two Pinball Number Count segments (#2 in two of the episodes, and #4 as a bonus feature), plus the remix that was included in the What's the Name of That Song? DVD.

    There are a lot of segments that I was hoping would be included, such as Sinister Sam wanting to know who took the last box of crayons, The Twiddlebusg hanging apostage stamp, and Grover inventing the wheel. It looks like five segments with Kermit will be included as bonus sketches. I wonder what "Kermit casting director" is. I've hear dof a sketch where Kermit held auditions for a big bad wolf. Maybe that's it.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have read that the ball wire film is from season two. I guess all previous sources were wrong (unless Sesame Workshop is). It's odd that it's listed as "Henson Ball Wire #3", because Frank Oz directed it, not Jim Henson (but I guess there's no evidence that Henson didn't do any different work, such as producing, storyboarding, or writing it). Maybe the booklet wil explain.

    Though I hadn't seen any official sources, I thought that the sketch where Grover sold Kermit weather was from either season three or four. Since this one had already been released on video, it would have been great if the sketch where Grover gave Kermit ears was included instead.

    I wonder if "taxi sounds" features Simon Soundman. And I wonder if "chicken hatching" could be the segment where Kermit counts four eggs.

    It seems like each season has plenty of bonus sketches this time. The secodn season had only a small number of bonus skits, and the number of bonus skits for season 4 and 5 were only slightly better.

    I wonder why the Old School chapter stops refer to the Sesame Street News segments a s"Kermit News". Could that be the official title, despite the "Newsflash" title card and Kermit referring to it as "Sesame Street News"?

    I wonder what the "Follow the Leader" and "Bert and Ernie: Slice of Life" sketches are.
  8. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    I think the "Chicken Hatching" refers to a film, with music by Joe Raposo. The "slice of life" clip could refer to the sketch where they share apple pie.
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... It could also be the sketch where Bert and Ernie supposedly share slices of pepperoni pizza too.
    Thanks for the list of bonus segments MuppetDude... Some of these rully put asmile on my face like the classic version of Sing After Me and Subway, and Arroz con Leche is a classic nursery song/lullaby for us PR folks... Super excited to pick this up and FR Season 3 in a couple of weeks.
  10. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Happy to help. Looking back at the list, there are a few I would've loved to see on the set (namely "I Want a Monster to Be My Friend", but since it's retired, it probably will never resurface), but there's tons of good stuff on this set that make up for it. There were quite a few unexpected segments as well (TWO Don Music segments?). I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

    Here's some previews via Youtube:

    Richard Pryor Alphabet:

    Here is Your Life, Loaf of Bread:

    Magic Pig Calypso Song:

    Don Music: Yankee Doodle (dubbed in Portuguese):

    Llama at Dentist Song:
  11. wiley207

    wiley207 Active Member

    I dunno. I know the BMI registry calls the Sesame Street News theme music the "Kermit News Theme," but many people refer to it as Sesame Street News or Sesame Street News Flash.

    BTW, cool sketch list, even though is only one bonus Super Grover skits. And I was also expecting the bonus News Flash skit to be the "Jack and Jill" segment, but the "Jack Be Nimble" skit is one I've never seen before. And since "Upstairs, Downstairs" isn't on it (sorry, jonnytbird!), this might prove the sketch was actually from the early 1980s, but that is for my debate thread. :D
  12. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Well we have a better idea about the bonus skits, but what about the unaired episode? Let's see a review, please.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was looking at some Muppet Wiki pages on Ernie and Bert sketches, looking for sketches where the earlist-known appearance is from the late 1970s, and saw the pie sketch listed and started wondering if that could be it. I wonder if that sketch (or any other Ernie and Bert sketch) have the characters saying "the slice of life". I don't think it's the one where Ernie and Bert share pizza and grape juice, because I think that's from the second or third season.

    There are a lot of sketches listed that I'm unfamiliar with. Maybe I'll remember some when I actually see them. I wonder if the "out of food" sketch could be the one where Grover tells Fat Blue that the resturaunt is out of everything except milk. I didn't notice any sketches mentioned which I know feature The Count or Big Bird, and I only noticed one Cookie Monster sketch in the listing. I wonder which characters appear in the "seasons" pageant.

    I didn't notice until somebody commented that there will be two Don Music skits. That's great. I thought that Mary Had a Little Lamb was the only one listed, and since that one has already been released commercially, I hoped that a different Don Music sketch would be included.

    I looked hard at the Barns and Nobel site, since chapter listings were listed, and I didn't notice any segments listed in the episodes that weren't on the Noggin broadcasts. So we might have to wait a week before we know what Noggin cut. he first set included both sketches added to episodes in the chapter stops.

    Doing some counting, this set will have at least five bonus Grover sketches, six bonus Kermit sketches, five Ernie sketches, and four Bert sketches.
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Do you mean "bad" as in not good, or "bad" as in innappropriate? If it's the "not good" kind of bad joke, then there shouldn't be a problem.
  15. BillyKal

    BillyKal New Member

    I am so stoked about this release - even more than the last one, as I grew up with this era of Classic SS - the mid '70s.

    Anyways, anyone notice if there are any Jazzy Spies on this one?

    I know we see the Pinball Number Song...

    Looks great -- and I'll finally have a mint copy of the "Bert & Ernie at The Movies (Emotions)" sketch!
  16. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    I meant "bad" as inappropriate.

    I think you're right about the "All Out of Food" sketch being a Waiter Grover sketch; the Dutch dub on YouTube and that sketch share the same running time, albeit a one second difference. I still have no idea of what the "Taxi Sounds" clip is; maybe it's a film or cartoon.
  17. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    I think I remember three of the main characters in the "seasons" pageant...

    • Herry represents spring; I remember him reciting a rhyme about singing birds, and Grover "tweeting" offstage as he dangles some wooden birds overhead ("Oh, a thousand tweeets!")
    • Ernie represents summer; he dresses in a swimsuit and recites a badly rhymed verse about summer activities. (Even Prairie Dawn grimaces when she hears "...there's fishing and swimming;/the beaches are open/for men and for woming [sic].")
    • Cookie Monster represents autumn in that pageant. He plays an apple tree, with real apples hanging from his costume, and also eats some fallen leaves used as a special effect.
    I forget which character did winter, although he came first in the pageant; hopefully, the DVD will set me straight.
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I don't think any Jazz Numbers cartoons are included, unless Noggin cut any out of those episodes (but even so, it would probably be Jazz #2, which was included in afew episodes on the first set).

    It seems to me that the titles listed for the bonus skits are more clear regarding recurring sketches then they were on the first set. On the first set, the menus listed the Sesame Street News sketch as "Kermit News: Rupunzel", but wasn't as clear with other recurring sketch titles. The Super Grover sketch on that DVD was just listed as "Telephone Booth", with no clear indication that Super Grover appeared in that sketch. The Twiddlebusg sketch included as just listed as "Going to Zoo", as opposed to "Twiddlebugs go to the zoo". But this listing clearly lists the included Super Grover and Twiddlebug sketches as "Super Grover: stopping afight" and "Twiddlebugs: Postage Stamp".

    And the press releases and packaging for the first set incorrectly promoted Pinball Number Count, which wasn't from any of the first five seasons and wasn't included on that set, but now it seems like Sesame Workshop is trying to make up for it, with the #4 sketch being included as a bonus feature in addition to the #2 sketch being in two episodes, including the remix from the What's The Name of That Song? DVD, and including a colectible cell from that segment. I wouldn't be surprised if the hidden feature on disc 3 will be a behind-the-scenes feature on these segments, or even storyboards.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Is the You Tube clip a second longer, or is the running time listed here a second longer? If the You Tube clip is shorter, it's probably because the person who uploaded it either stopped the video early or started it late.

    And I think the press releases have said that Fat Blue appears on this set, though no Grover the waiter segments are in any of the episodes.
  20. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Active Member

    I got my copy at Wal-Mart today. Really nice that they're breaking the law by putting the set out a week early lol. I'll post contents here soon... and If Phillip will allow me (I sent an email but never got a reply) I'll post a review as well

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