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Your Thoughts: What's the Name of that Song? DVD

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Today a very special commemorative Sesame Street DVD ("What's the Name of that Song?) is being released highlighting many of the best celebrity appearances on the program. The disc also includes several classic clips from the history of the show.

    Featured celebrities include: Maya Angelou, Wayne Brady, Katie Couric, The Dixie Chicks, Gloria Estefan, Diana Krall, Patti LaBelle, Nathan Lane, Conan O'Brian, Queen Latifah, REM, Ben Stiller, and Vanessa Williams among others.

    DVD extras include a book insert with photos of the Muppets and song lyrics, interviews with the Muppets, a trivia game, four classic "Sasame Street" shorts and a parenting section, "Music Works Wonders."

    Post and let us know what you think about this new DVD. You can also submit a DVD review of this title here...

  2. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Hey Phillip, do you know what 4 classic skits will be on there? :confused:
  3. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I sort of wonder if that's the reason the anniversary special wasn't so great. Maybe they put more of their effort into making this. Just a thought.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking.

    Besides the real reason why people thought negative of the special was A) they worked it as an episode and B) people just don't like Elmo and cannot accept the fact that he's the driving force behind SS nowadays!

    I saw it at Best buy for 10 bucks... And it's not just a DVD, it's a DVD with a singalong book (their words, not mine). The box is not the conventional DVD box, but rather... err... remember the Sesame board books of the old days? It's sort of a DVD container shaped like one of those. I wonder hopw the DVD is secured...

    I cannot remember much, but it has Queen Latifah's "That's the Letter O" with Prairie Dawn and the litle yellow female monster (not Zoe) that was on the series briefly in the 90's.

    If I didn't blow my last chunka change on Board and Clay for my 3-D animation class, I would have picked one up right away!
  5. blackurth

    blackurth New Member

    DVD Rundown

    Here's the rundown of the DVD...

    Extras: 4 classic shorts-featuring-"abc-def-ghi" (big bird), "but I like you" (bert and ernie), captain vegetable and "pinball number count"

    Sesame Street trivia with some guy reading the trivia for you

    Cast interviews: featuring grover, bert and elmo, no REAL cast members

    For parents: a section that has elmo, hoots, telly and others learning to play songs. There's some hiddin "marijuana" joke if you listen real closely, at least that's what I picked up. Hoots says "he's fried" and "I can sing high."

    The show itself consists of these songs...

    1.Eennsy Weensy Spider
    4.From Your Head
    5.Gospel Alphabet
    6.Eight Balls of Fur
    7.Letter Song
    8.That's the Letter O
    9.Number Song
    10.Counting Vacation
    11.Get Along
    12.Do De Duck
    13.Doin' the Pigeon
    14.Operetic Lullaby
    15.You Made Me Love You
    16.Everybodys Song
    17.What's the Name of that Song

    All in all it wasn't bad, but most of the footage was from the 80's and '90s and there wasn't much Henson in it although a little with one song by Kermit.
  6. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Dr. Tooth, the yellow monster is Merry Monster.

    Blackurth, are all 17 songs you listed Muppet skits? Yes or No? :confused:
  7. jrod

    jrod New Member

    Who are the celebrities/Muppets on each song? I wish they had "Share" or "What is a Friend?" on there.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm.... I like Captain Vegitable and Big Bird's Abcdefgi, but I wish in liu of Pinball Number Count they'd use something like "Let's Sing a Song of 10" like in the special. "I like You" is on a bit, but it's great to have it on demand.

    I will get this DVD as soon as I get the money. It sounds great, especially since Hoots is on it! I wish they'd bring him back completely.
  9. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    That sounds cool. Which version of "ABC-DEF-GHI" is it? The one where Big Bird is talking to Susan and the original Gordon about it, the one where he cleans his nest and pulls out the alphabet thing, or do they just show him singing the song?
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The Wayne Brady "Between Song" (a remake of an older version... only this time a skit got better during the remake) was one of the highlights of last year for me.
  11. blackurth

    blackurth New Member


    they are all songs....
    the version of "abc-def-ghi" is the version where bigbird is showing the kids his toys then he flashes back not to the one you described but where he's standing in front of a banner that has the alphabet on it..

    the stars are on "sing" (conan o brian,dixie chicks and more who I forgot their names)
    "between" wayne brady
    "gospel alphabet" patti labelle
    "that's the letter o" queen latifah
    "operetic lullaby" (don't know her name but she's an opera singer)
    "everybodys song" (again don't know her name)
    "from your head" (again I forgot)

    "what's the
    name of that song" is a brand new version like that of "sing" on the 25th anniversary disc,they do a medly of "sing/doin' thee pigeon/and "what's the name of that song" as the finale..

    "letter song" and "number song" have floating cartoons singing the songs they are brand new songs and they are both the same songs with different lyrics....

    now for the henson fans here's your surprise........"get along" is sung by hensons kermit,do de duck is complete (not cut up like the 25th) again henson doing the voice.."eight balls of fur" by chrissy and the alphabets,and all the 4 bonus skits are from the henson days..so even though there's not alot of henson stuff there's some mixed in it..

    also I don't know if this is a first but this disc says "eric jacobson as super grover and bert" (he also does cookie monster which was off a little but not too much)

    the parents section as I mentioned in the above thread was boring and had too much elmo in it I turned it off after 5 minutes.......
  12. jrod

    jrod New Member

    I wish there was a sesame dvd with a lot of old clips and sketches. Closest thing I have to it is the ss 25th anniversary dvd. If you already have the 25th anniv, is the new dvd worth purchasing? :sympathy:
  13. blackurth

    blackurth New Member


    well the new one doesn't repeat the same songs as the 25th so if you want more songs this is a good one for you...here's more things I wanted to bring up abut the disc..

    1.one thing I noticed is that the puppets look wierd...example,ernie has a big head with a head full of hair,bert's head is too small,big birds head is too big,and grovers is too big,cookie monster looks like he had a big hair cut (like harry the monster) elmo looks the same..

    2.the human casts that we are used to don't show up until thee very end,gordon,maria,ect....

    3.oscar trys to freak out bigbird by putting a song in his head,and it worked.

    4.bigbird doesn't know the name of "what's the name of that song" so he goes up to people and asks them "what's the name of that song" and they start singing which upsets him (although he sang that song a long time ago)

    5.elmo goes off chasing those floating letters and floating alphabets that i mentioned in the other thread...

    6.grover wants to bring "peace" by having everyone in the world sing the same song only to find people arguing which song to sing which makes him feel like a failer..

    7.you get a little bit of steve whitmires ernie........
  14. Cheebo

    Cheebo New Member

    Yes. All the classic songs are different(but do de rubber duck but 25th only showed part of that) and the "street" stuff in between the songs is better than the 25th.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    As much as I liked the 25th anniversary one, I'd have to say (from what I hear) this one is better. Everything was cut up, and it wasn't the same as the broadcast version (they didn't use the Opera version of C is for Cookie, and Monster in the Mirror lacked the celebs and Simpsons).

    Plus it's a different collection of songs, and surprise extras (the 4 clips, the appearacne of Hoots, etc). I have the 25th video, but it's probably the same as the DVD... I'd get both, to be a completist, but from what I'm hearing, I'd rather get this instead.

    BTW, 8 balls of fur was used a few times on VVHS releases, especially Sing yourself sillier at the movies, but I'm guessing this doesn't have anyone talking during the skit. Oscar and Telly provided a little commentary on the movies VHS...
  16. Cheebo

    Cheebo New Member

    To anyone who has the DVD don't ignore the 20 min parent thing. It really isn't a parent thing at all! It is like a normal 20 min street segmant on Sesame. But with Mr. Hoots (which I havent seen in new stuff for a long time) trying to get some people together for a jam session and he ends up getting Elmo, Rosita, Telly, Oscar (and grouchkateers), Big Bird, & some kids to take part in. Really cute and purely Muppet Sesame stuff.

    Captain Vegetable on it shocked me. I havent seen that in YEARS. Heck, I forgot all about it. It was really nostalgic seeing it.
  17. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think that is the one I described. I guess I just didn't describe it very well. Lol.

    Anyway, that's the one I remember seeing when I watched the show as a kid. Thanks for that info.
  18. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. I was worried Kevin has been so busy with Elmo lately, he forgot about Hoots. Lol. I'm glad he's still around. Maybe I should by the DVD. I also remember Captain Vegetable. That was another one of my favorites.
  19. jrod

    jrod New Member

    2 questions:
    What does Gloria Estefan sing on here(she is one of my favorite singers)
    Are The Simpsons on this dvd(Simpsons is my fave cartoon)
  20. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    As nutty as this may sound, which "Pinball Number Count" # was this? (Sounds crazy, I know, because they all seem so similar, but some of those cartoons I like better than others. Know what I mean?)

    Also what was the scene for BB's ABC-DEF-GHI song, that usual one where he's facing a green banner in the playground?

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