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    Where are all these classic Sesame Street episodes coming from?

    Before Old School Volume 2 was even released, someone had an uncut copy of Test Show #1 for sale on eBay; I chipped in to help a fellow forum member buy it in exchange for an .mp4 version.
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    Where are all these classic Sesame Street episodes coming from?

    I'd do almost anything (as long as it was legal, didn't hurt anyone, and didn't involve some topics too personal for Muppet Central) to get my hands on the first ten seasons intact.
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    Sponsored Letter Pairs never seen on classic "Sesame Street"?

    Exactly why I was puzzled about that eight-in-a-row sequence...were the guys at Channel 42 dusting off their master-tape collection and thinking, "We have these stacked together, better show these one last time before they get trashed"? It's that incident that got me wondering how CTW decided...
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    Sponsored Letter Pairs never seen on classic "Sesame Street"?

    During the mid-1980s, I lived in a city where the PBS station aired a string of eight consecutive episodes with the letter X as a common sponsor. I suspect they were not in chronological order, since no such string exists on Muppet Wiki -- and since the CTW educational advisors would have...
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    Episodes that Have Stuck with You

    When in Episode 3898 was Snuffy called imaginary? He'd been revealed as real 15 years before, so it's unlikely that the cast of the newer show would forget and foul up.
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    Sponsored Letter Pairs never seen on classic "Sesame Street"?

    During most of the "two letters/one number per episode" seasons, these seem to be the general rules: Keep the "newer" of the two letters taught on the previous episode, as defined by CTW's re-scrambled list. Replace the "older" letter by the next one in line {not sure how duplicates were...
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    PBS launches first-ever national 24/7 PBS Kids Channel via broadcast OTA and on-line

    Just called my cable company; Charter's not carrying PBS Kids. *sigh*
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    PBS launches first-ever national 24/7 PBS Kids Channel via broadcast OTA and on-line

    I'd define classic Sesame Street as "Season 1 until Henson's death"; the show took its first dive after that. But yes, a general "vintage CTW" block that covered many shows would draw a lot of nostalgic adults in. Imagine TEC Mondays, 3-2-1 Contact Tuesdays, and so on...
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    PBS launches first-ever national 24/7 PBS Kids Channel via broadcast OTA and on-line

    Please, I hope Wisconsin public TV carries the new channel...
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    Muppets Tarot Deck

    My cleaned-up list of ideas... https://www.facebook.com/notes/ingeborg-nord%C3%A9n/silly-idea-the-sesame-street-tarot/1196276320393291
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    Muppets Tarot Deck

    Hmmm. Wonder what a more Sesame-specific deck might look like? I did a Google search for "Sesame Street Tarot" but didn't find more than a few individual fan-drawn cards. So far, these ideas come to mind -- Fool: Ernie (crazy logic, always off on his own adventures) with a laundry basket...
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    Major Changes in store for Sesame Street Season 46

    Amen. The new set design made a lot of needless changes IMO (Elmo having to squish into Susan and Gordon's place -- what the [bleep]?!) But those doors were there (1) to give the street an inner-city look, and (2) to hint at the symbolism behind the show's name. (Learning is like a magic...
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    The "White Dot" Skits

    Whoever it was may have seen the "crumpled napkin" variant in #355 (Noggin kept that in) and thought the napkin was an iceberg.
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    Episodes that Have Stuck with You

    A few memories from the early 90s: Rosita (who still had wings back then) is upset that she can't fly; the adults on the street comfort her, showing Rosita other things her wings were good for. The show ended with Rosita giving Maria a big wing-hug... (Where's an "awww" smiley when you need...
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    Belated anniversary filk: "40 Years on the Air"

    In the words of Grover, "I am so embarrassed!" Setting the history of Sesame Street to music (especially someone else's music) was a lot harder than I thought; unfortunately, the rhythm and rhyme in the original song made it impossible to fit the Around the Corner reference where it belonged.
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