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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 Member

    Wow! The variety in this box set is way better than I expected! I think I'll put it on my Xmas wish list after all. :D

    I only wish I could delete my previous post. I feel like I kicked over a hornets' nest.
  2. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well I agree about the repetitiveness of the previous discs (seriously, the doll sketch? Again?! Lol) but it's cool that they'll be doing more behind the scenes stuff this time. :wisdom:
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The features list did mention "extra clips", as well as mentioning inclusion of the "Goodbye, Mr. Hooper" clip.

    When the first two were announced the press releases mentioned a number of bonus clips included (even if the first one ended up having more than was announced). I would have liked for it to have mentioned a few more of the bonus clips included, or at least some of the celebrity guests (to give us a clue as to what'll be included).

    I feel a little mixed about the inclusion of How to Be a Grouch. The book is from the late-1970s as opposed to 1979-1984, though I didn't grow up with this book (I did read it as part of The Sesame Street Treasury from 2009). It's interesting that this feature has a"sneak peek" of Caroll as Oscar... I wonder what that means. The set already has behind-the-scenes footage. I wonder if it's a sneak peek for an upcoming season or Caroll recording Oscar's dialogue for the animated storybook.

    Having animated storybooks as bonus features seems to be a recent trend for Sesame Street DVDs, and I wasn't exactly expecting this set to have an animated storybook. Some of the bonus animated storybooks had been available as their own DVDs (sold exclusively at Toys R Us) while some were made for the bonus features. I wonder what the chances are of them eventually releasing the animated storybooks from the Golden Book Video or Start to Read series. If volume 4 is released ans has an animated storybook, I'd like for it to be Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum or Ernie's Neighborhood.

    I wonder if this weeks "Making Friends" DVD will have a preview for Old School Volume 3.
  4. liss1979

    liss1979 Member

    Hmm...there's only one of those episodes I haven't seen yet. Sounds like a good set, but I wish there were more episodes on there that aren't already in circulation on YouTube and torrents
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but again... that's something that can't be helped. After all, it WAS on the original episode and they had no intent to collect any of these on home video because that didn't exist. It's just one of those things that stands up like a sore thumb when they're all together instead of in a sea of over 100 episodes a season.

    The special features are amazing and all, but I really hope they continue the classic cuts. I'm sure they will. I just hope they have a decent amount of them.

    Cough cough... support the series legally cough cough.
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Love the cover art for the new volume... is that the top of Oscar's Sloppy Jalopy I see in the background photo?

    You recogn there was a LOT of negociations with Disney to have Kermit appear on the front as well?
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  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Wait a minute...is that what I think it is?
  8. liss1979

    liss1979 Member

    I do support the series legally. I like the downloads so much, I buy the discs and episodes on Itunes.
  9. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Wow! Those sound like awesome bonus features. Now all we need is a list of Classic Cuts that will be on the set (if there are any), and then we'll be complete.
  10. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Is that "Big Bird and the Birdwatchers" episode the one with a certain cameo?
  11. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    I believe so.
  12. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

  13. Dunebasher

    Dunebasher New Member

    Do any of the Old School releases feature the "sand drawing" animations with the hoedown music?
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Episode 666 on volume 2 has the E segment, and when looking at the Muppet Wiki pages for the episodes on volume 3 I saw that the D segment is in one of the episodes (can't remember which one).
  15. SesameFever

    SesameFever Active Member

    Comments about Sesame Street Old School 3

    One It seems pointless to me to only release one episode of a 5 part series (Echo Rock) make a set for all 5 episodes??????
    Also what year did the Adults see Snuffy for the first time? I want that on DVD.
    Any idea if any of these episodes have Alpahabet Chat or Mysterious Theater???
    Any chance of an Old School Volume 3 Music CD release???
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The Old School volumes have traditionally been the season premieres of every season. It's supposed to be a taste sampling of the show year by year, even though it would have been something to have key episodes from each season. I'd guess that it's just more logistical and less time consuming (after all, there are over 4000 episodes) to just grab those instead of sorting through all those episodes.

    As for Snuffy... that would happen if there's a volume 4. It's one year after the cut off date.
  17. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Active Member

    There are actually three shows on here that are from a 5 episode series (Puerto Rico, Big Big Goes to School, and Echo Rock.)

    Snuffy was seen by the adults in 1985 (so if there's an Old School Vol. 4, expect it there), no idea on Alphabet Chat, and Mysterious Theater didn't debut until 1989.
  18. SesameFever

    SesameFever Active Member

  19. Frodis

    Frodis Member

    The banjo song is called "Cripple Creek". Buffy actually performed a version of the song on an episode.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I had no idea the school episode was the start of a five-parter. It is interesting that Noggin didn't seem to think it was important enough to include the entire week.

    Alphabet Chat doesn't appear in any of those episodes (unless Noggin cut it out), but I believe the segment was around during this time period, so maybe we'll get one as a bonus clip (I'm hoping for one of the earliest ones, where we see the set crew). As had been mentioned, Mysterious Theater came at least five years later.

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