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"Sesame Street" on the Biography Channel

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by smcguire, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. smcguire

    smcguire New Member

    "Biography for Kids" will be airing the "Sesame Street" biography on the Biography Channel (sadly, not a cable channel a lot of people get), on Sunday May 4 from 7 - 9 AM (Eastern/Pacific).

    This is almost certainly the same as the Biography episode of "Sesame Street" that aired on A&E a while back, although it may be edited. (The Charles Schulz bio lost about 5-10 minutes when it aired on "Biography for Kids" so they could insert some segments with an inane teen girl prattling about something barele related... hopefully they won't do the same here.)

    --Scott McGuire
  2. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Sweet! I get Biography channel. I'll make sure to tape it.

    It's two hours?
  3. smcguire

    smcguire New Member

    Yes, it's two hours - that was not a typo. It was two hours when first shown on A&E - it was an "extra special Biography" or some such.

    (Technically the Biography Channel is listing the show as two one-hour episodes, "Part 1" from 7-8 and "Part 2" from 8-9 but I felt that was gratuitous detail.)

    --Scott McGuire
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I purchased both SS and Schulz bios on video from A&E, the I taped the hurricane episodes that week it came on to supplement the SS Biography.

    I like to keep sets of things when I can.
  5. smcguire

    smcguire New Member

    I quickly skimmed through the recording I made this morning. It was indeed the show that originally aired on A&E.

    I don't believe it was significantly edited, because there wasn't an excessive amount of commercial time nor were there pointless segments with a teen host, but I haven't done a straight comparison. It may have been slightly edited, though, because they chopped it into two parts and put an introduction and closing credits on each part. Anyway, hope you all had a chance to catch it if you hadn't seen it before...

    --Scott McGuire
  6. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    My DVD copy (or, the DVD copy I USED to have, before I sent it to MahnaMahna) runs 1:34:25. I suppose this special aired with commercials? It's a good thing I made a VHS backup of it - it'll do for now, till I get another DVD copy, in the future. It's worth the wait. :D :)
  7. smcguire

    smcguire New Member

    Yes, the show had commericals when it originally ran, so 1:34 sounds about right.

  8. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Its good they re-aired it. I think it is probably the only SS special that encompasses all the vital information about the show (I mean, a show spanning from 1969 to [at that time] 1998 [1999?]? 2 hours is needed just to scratch the surface..).

  9. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E New Member

    Shoot, I missed it! Will it be aired again? Anyone know?
  10. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    If you have digital cable, it's on Biography on demand.

    If not, I taped it, if you'd like to do a trade.
  11. smcguire

    smcguire New Member

    It's not listed as being shown again this month in the Biography Channel's listings, unfortunately.

    --Scott McGuire
  12. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Hehe, i remeber when i first read about this special in a parade Magazine..when i posted EVERYONE was soooo happy!!:) I'm mad that Biography.com doesn't take money orders! I'd love that DVD!!!! I never did see the hurracane ep aswell.


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