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Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
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The DVD box set is so well put-together.
This isn't something they just threw together at the last minute. The production values are there!
I love how they show the set being built.
And all this other behind-the-scenes stuff I've wondered over the years was answered, like: "How does...
Yes, I remember Carroll Spinney saying that Bruno's version of Oscar's can is different - one that's made of lighter material than the metal one, and one that can be sewn onto Bruno's puppet hands.
Same thing with Oscar's waking trash-can - It's a different prop than the one that's resting on...
I just got my copy delivered from Amazon.com.
Wow. It took me 2 hours just to go through every page and just look at the photographs. No reading. Just photos.
It'll take me days to pore over every sentence, cuz there's so much detail!
But so many questions have been answered, such as...
I have a copy of this Donahue episode on VHS.
I know this for sure, cause it's the 25th anniversary celebration from 1994, and I've watched it MANY times! I don't have the tape on me...It's at my parents' home in Nashville.
They had a mock-up of the Sesame Street set on the stage...
I can see people thinking that a grown man watching Sesame Street on a REGULAR BASIS would be frickin' weird.
I've got kids, so at least I have an excuse.
And plus, if you're interested in the craft of puppetry, then that's a good reason too. Look at Stephanie D'abruzzo....she watched in...
Going to the Smithsonian Institute in 1979 and seeing a re-creation of the SESAME STREET set along an entire wall.
They had the brownstone, Big Bird's nest, Oscar's trash can, the mailbox, the lamppost....
It was a 10th anniversary exhibit. I still have pics of me next to the lamppost.
You'll see a lot of Sesame Street actors on the various Law & Order incarnations, b/c the shows tape in New York and it's a good way to pick up an acting gig there.
Besides Roscoe Orman, we've seen on L & O:
Allison Bartlett O'Reilly
Anyone notice that for the past 4-5 years they have NOT had an 100 % attendance record with the human cast appearing on the Thanksgiving float?
This year, Gordon was missing.
Last year, Maria was missing.
The year before, I believe Susan was missing.
As the long ladder moves from left to right behind Kermit, you can see it pause in mid-air (taking a few bounces up and down), probably to give Frank enough time to race from one end of the ladder to the other to do the second Grover line.
Sesame Street Old School Volume 3: (1979-1984)
Get ready for:
Mr. Hooper's death
an appearance from R2-D2 and C-3PO
Mister Rogers' visit
The first appearance of Barkley and the kids playing hide and seek over the end credits
Maybe the first appearance of Elmo?
The EW "Happy Birthday" sketch on DVD Home Video has "For He's a Jully Good Fellow." But the "Music" one has the "Happy Birthday" segment edited out.
Then, I'm guessing they got the rights to use the "Happy Birthday" song for the original TV broadcasts only, NOT the home video releases.
I have one.
What did Frank Oz go through to do this:
1) Grover and Kermit sketch. 1971. Sesame Street.
Grover demonstrates short and long with short and long ladders.
The punchline is that somehow, Grover is able to carry BOTH ends of the long ladder, because it seems there are TWO...
I saw it when it first happened in 1981, and I thought it was the coolest thing.
It's neat when two shows come together like this.
I guess Fred Rogers and Caroll Spinney became really good friends with each other in 1981, since Fred Rogers also made an appearance on Sesame Street that same...