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Your Thoughts: Sesame Street Old School Volume 2

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. ploobis Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you noticed the modern Super Grover opening! I have no idea why they did that either? :confused:
  2. BillyKal New Member

    Question:

    One thing I noticed during the first episode of the 3rd disc....during that episode ...the segment where Maria and Linda are both dressed like Charlie Chaplin miming the same things -- as if they are looking in the mirror...

    I don't remember there being music to that segment. I thought it was all silent originally.

    Anyone else notice this or is it me?
  3. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I think that the bonus Sesame Street News segment also had an updated opening, instead of the season 6 opening.
  4. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Don't forget to mention Norman styles.

    Actually, I believe that the falling in love of Maria and Luis might have actually have been planed around the birth of Sonia Manzano and her real life husbands daughter. I know that they didn't want her to have to be ad sent from the show or to look pregnant and have it look awkward to audiences when watching the show. Sonia actually wrote the nine month scripts for the penance episodes. I think it happend abut a yeah after the wedding episode. But of course The real Gaby was already born before she was on the show. Here's a little story Sonia wrote about why her daughter did not want to be on the show any more. I wonder why Rosco Orman's real life son didn't want to do the show anymore as well?

    http://www.sesameworkshop.org/parents/advice/article.php?contentId=108946&
  5. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It's speled "Stiles". And I didn't know that he's dead.
  6. Ilikemuppets New Member

    :o :o :o on so many levels.
  7. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I just got the set and im fixing to watch the first DVD cant wait.
  8. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Since this set seems to have included newer openings for Sesame Street News, The Adventures of Super Grover, and Here is Your Life in the bonus features, I wonder if the next set will include one of the later Monsterpeice Theater openings instead of the original, if any Monsterpeice Theater segments are included. I also wonder if they will include the original Alistar Cookie scenes or the remade ones, which don't include his pipe. Hopefully, any epsidoes included which feature Monsterpeice Theater sketches will include whatever versions were originally included in the broadcasts of those epsiodes, and not be replaced with the newer versions.

    Then again, does anybody know if the Alistar Cookie scenes from Me, Claudias were replaced? I would be surprised if that segment was shown after Alistar Cookie's pipe was removed, since Elmo had a different voice there. Of course, I have read that the sketch did appear in a 1987 episode, though I don't know when the pipe was removed, or when the introductions and closings were replaced.
  9. ssetta Active Member

    I think the pipe was removed sometime in the early '90s, but all of the intros for Super Grover and MPT changed in 1992. The 1992 MPT opening was the camera pan over the library. But it was re-done again in 1995, with just a green curtain that said "Monsterpiece Theater" on it. I wonder if they'll even include THAT!

    If you remember, on Old School Vol. 1, there was a Super Grover sketch from Season 5 with the telephone. That one DID have the original intro, but I think that's because it was never made with the newer one. I think that's also true with some of the Monsterpiece Theater sketches.

    But I think what happens here is, usually they refer to the "Master Tape", which I think is usually updated. That's what happened with the "Alphabet Soup" animation from Season 1.
  10. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If it's true that the master tapes get updated, then let's hope that the original versions don't get lost forever. On Old School Volume 1, the Sesame Street News segment had the original title card, and the Old School Volume 2 release of the Humpty Dumpty sketch includes the 1970s black and white logo. And I only remember seeing updated logos on those sketches.

    Hopefully, Sesame Workshop won't object to Alistar Cookie's pipe on a commercial release. And if they do, maybe the original versions can still be included as easter eggs.
  11. Son of Enik Member

    Overall, I am very pleased with Old School Volume 2...I saw so many songs and skits that brought back so many great memories. "What's The Name Of That Song" has long been a favorite of mine, and I loved seeing the original clip again as well as the music montage of kids doing things that could be their jobs in the future. (Love the music!) The bonus clips were well selected also///I love "Cookie Disco" and "Wonder Child" as I am a huge fan of Ritchie Havens.
    I could go on all day here, but instead I'll jaust say I truly enjoyed this set and look forward to Volume 3!
  12. Son of Enik Member

    Old School scores again!

    Overall, I am very pleased with Old School Volume 2...I saw so many songs and skits that brought back so many great memories. "What's The Name Of That Song" has long been a favorite of mine, and I loved seeing the original clip again as well as the music montage of kids doing things that could be their jobs in the future. (Love the music!) The bonus clips were well selected also, I love "Cookie Disco" and "Wonder Child" as I am a huge fan of Ritchie Havens.
    I could go on all day here, but instead I'll just say I truly enjoyed this set and look forward to Volume 3!
  13. AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    This is a great set, though if I see "Two little dolls" again I may go mad. That's a lot of the same clip to keep watching, even if it is sweet.

    Then again, the inclusion of "FOUR PEOPLE FOOLED!" more than makes up for that.
  14. TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Am I the only one who thinks they should be putting more than just 2 episodes on each dvd?
    I mean look at the muppet show sets...they have quite a few episodes on each one...
    And ok episode 666 that's just creepy lol
    Ohhh and I almost forgot I thought that the set having easter eggs was great! I love those little hidden gems!
  15. ISNorden Active Member

    I agree, JimHensonHour...even though Sesame Street is an hour long and the Muppet Show is half that, I'd like to see more full-length episodes on the next set of Old School DVDs. After all, a lot of eventful stories took place during the rest of the season!
  16. TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Exactly I'd pay for more episodes myself I don't know about the rest of you..
    I mean I like all the cuts they've included but I really enjoy all the stuff going down on the street.
  17. Pug Lover New Member

  18. PinballStewie New Member

    Anyone else surprised about the inclusion of this segment?

    One of the "bonus" clips is listed as "Magic Pig Calypso Song". I TOTALLY remember that song from my youth, but it doesn't seem to be talked about much here on MuppetCentral and I don't remember it being shown very often either. Anyone else surprised about this song's inclusion?
  19. minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    I wasn't very familiar with that song before this set came out (I don't remember it at all), but many of the bonus clips seemed more random on this set than on the first one. This set has many segments that I wasn't familiar with, such as Ernie and Bert: Slice of Life, I Got a Song, It Feels Good When You Sing a Song, Marshall Grover: Away From, and quite a few skits with celebrities whom I had never heard of. But there are some segmnewts that I would have expected (or at least am not surprised about the inclusion of), such as Subway, City-Country Song, Bert Teaches Pigeon Checkers, Letter Y Box of Crayons, Sing After Me, and Ten Commandments of Health.
  20. ssetta Active Member

    I was a little surprised they included that one as well. I was also surprised about "Dog Flea Camp" from Season 8.

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