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Pre-Order Sesame Street Old School Volume 3 (1979-1984) coming to DVD 11/6

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by BigBirdABCDEFGH, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. Sesame Skates

    Sesame Skates Active Member

    I was sorely disappointed in the lack of variety in the first two volumes: Everything brought to you by the number 2! I never thought I'd get tired of the "Two Little Girls and a Dollhouse" sketch. I won't be wishlisting this for Christmas if they do that again.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Explain this to me.

    Other than the fact they painted themselves into a corner by making every episode on all three sets the first episode, and other than the fact the only edits to the episodes are based on songs and footage they couldn't clear the rights to (and at least a couple instances of censorship). Please tell me this...

    Sesame Street was supposed to repeat segments, and no one ever thought of putting an episode on home video until a few years ago. That's why all the home videos before then were 30 minutes of themed segments with linking materials.

    It's not an intentional money saving conspiracy to screw the fans, it's dealing with a series of co-incidences and unintended effects due to not having the foresight of something that didn't exist then. We get like, a couple repeated segments per disk... think of all we get that hasn't been repeated yet. Complaining about 2 minutes of something we've already seen vs. hours of stuff we haven't? That's nitpicking at the worst level of fandom.
  3. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Like all all of you Classic Sesame Fans out there, I'm pretty excited for this long awaited release (does anyone else besides me notice that it's coming out exactly 5 years after Old School Volume 2 came out??). When I brought the first 2 when they came out, I took the plastic wrap off and watched them the minute I got home, but this year I'm actually going to risk the chance of waiting longer to watch it, so I'm going to request it from my mom or my uncle for Christmas.

    While, I am very well looking forward to this release, there's something that got me to thinking. The premiers for seasons 11 (IDK for sure) and 14 both ended up being week-long trip episodes. So it got me to wondering if SW is going to show the other episodes from the Puerto Rico and Camp Echo Rock trips or if they're just going to stick with showing only the first episode from the week.

    If anyone else has their own input about this, let me know.
  4. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    You mean the brief instance of nudity in the washing insert from episode 1? I thought that was due to music rights, too.
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I don't think there'd be enough disc space to include the whole trips (unless they include just the street scenes).

    There's good and bad news here: The good news is that two of the episodes won't be sponsored by 2 (they'll be sponsored by 8 and 12), the bad news is that at least one of these episodes does contain the Dollhouse segment (who currently knows what Noggin edited from these episodes? In fact Noggin edited the segment out of some of the episodes that appear on the first two sets).
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  6. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    It's Frog Day today!!! :):):):)
    Happy Frog Day, Everyone!! :):):):):)
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  8. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's a great cover image. I wasn't expecting them to include a few still images on this cover, but it's still good. Glad to see Kermit on the cover, and I guess this confirms that the clip with the adults explaining Mr. Hooper's death to Big Bird will be included. The only change I would make would be to include Telly and maybe Barkley on the cover. But hey, it's not often you get to see Prairie Dawn on a DVD cover.
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  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Not bad, me likey!
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    LOVE IT!
  12. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Oh yes! That is a fantastic cover!
  13. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I like it a lot, really encapsulates! :)
  14. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Well-Known Member

    Here's the content info from Warner:
    • Includes 5 full-length classic Sesame Street episodes:
      1. Sesame Street Goes to Puerto Rico
      2. Big Bird's First day of School
      3. Big Bird and the Birdwatchers
      4. Big Bird Goes to Camp Echo Rock
      5. Snuffy and Gordon run the NYC Marathon
    • Plus a jam-packed 110 minutes of bonus material and extra clips
      • Never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage
      • Sesame Street's most beloved and requested clip, "Goodbye-Mr. Hooper"
      • Exclusive interview with Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch)
      • A special on-screen storybook of Oscar's How To Be a Grouch, with a sneak peek at Caroll performing Oscar!
      • Audio commentary on the Puerto Rico episode by Sonia Manzano
      • Bonus booklet bursting with extra info and special cast memories!
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  15. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Okay, that's it. When I get back to school after this weekend, I'm going to pre-order this. No question about it.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    To the member who was complaining one of the episodes has the dollhouse segment in it...

    Do you still want to skip this release?

    Those bonus features made me almost fall out of my chair! WOW! Audio commentary by Maria herself! We didn't get anything like that in the first 2 releases... best we got was a plastic sheet with a Pinball Number Count picture on it.

    Hopefully they'll also have some great classic cuts too... but I'm totally sold on this on the How to be a Grouch ALONE!
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  17. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Oh gee! Actual bonus features?! This will be worth the 5 year wait! I'm re-enabling my Amazon Student Prime account next time I get a paycheck but there's no doubt in my mind I will be pre-ordering this shortly thereafter.
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  18. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Fantastic. It looks like this is going to be well worth the wait. Sesame Workshop has really come out on top for this release.
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yes this truly is a great time to be a Muppet fan!
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  20. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member

    While I'm thrilled to hear that a third set is on the way (and pleased with so many extra features), I noticed that there's no mention of any "classic cuts" that were on the other sets. Will there be any on this set? :skeptical:

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