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Classic Canadian Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by prickle747, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. prickle747

    prickle747 Well-Known Member

    Classic Canadian Footage of the show in our area was

    2 channels: CBC & Treehouse

    CBC aired 1 hr show and later Sesame Park
    Treehouse aired Open Sesame

    when 30 years of S.S. came around old skits surfaced
    this year being 35 who knows ? anybodys guess

    i think CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has a massive s.s. archive collection since non-noggin skits were found there the most.

    I grew up watching S.S. on CBC that was the main TV Station at the time..........as many of us in Canada would agree.

    Smy Guiley.............where did you come across your footage ?

    any other Canadian's out there.......please share your thoughts.
  2. Kamit

    Kamit Well-Known Member

    Hmmm I have to admit, most of the time when I watched Sesame Street, I was watching the "American" version on PBS.

    There was almost no difference between the two except for the fact that the Canadian one had three "Canadian" Muppets that would pop up in non-Street sections. A female bush pilot, a beaver and a bear (Louie and Basil - I think Louie was the beaver and Basil was the bear)
  3. Smy Guiley

    Smy Guiley Well-Known Member

    There are definitely Canadian-only skits I'm looking for but I'm sure I'll never find. If I EVER find the one with "Les Mains" (The Hands--which were detached from their bodies, just floating and playing invisible instruments) playing be-bop jazz on a blue background, my brother (who's now fully grown with degrees and diplomas galore) will have a fit! This one used to send him running! That's a scary Sesame moment you can't normally discuss with people cuz they've never seen the Canadian clips! I used to watch SS at 11:00 am on CBC and then at 1:00 pm on PBS, so I got a large serving everyday, including Spanish AND French clips. I don't have any of them now, and don't know where to turn for stuff like that. CBC has recently pulled Sesame Park from it's morning lineup completely. Now what?

  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This all reminds me of a really cool show with puppets that was produced in Canada, that used to air on PBS from 1998 to 2000 during the spring break, summer break, and Christmas break, and that show was....Wimzie's House! I really miss that show. I loved it.
  5. prickle747

    prickle747 Well-Known Member

    we were lucky in our area several non-noggin sketches or skits aired at the 30 year mark..........i think boober gorg was pleased....

    my 2 favorite skits is chocolate cake with ernie n bert and b.d.
    (ernie you ate that cake, you ate it !!)

    and the pillow skit with ernie n cookie monster........
    (hhuhuhuh i want the pillow....i want the pillow....the pillow ?)

  6. SSUfan

    SSUfan Member

    needed Unpaved episodes .....

    Hi everyone ,

    I am new here does anyone here have copies of Sesame Street unpaved episodes which i may be able to purchase I have been searching for these episodes for such a long time please help..
  7. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    More than pleased ... so was Ryan ;).

    Welcome, Martin. To answer your question, no one here SELLS tapes, but we trade instead. We make copies of our episodes for you if you can give us something in return (some people accept blank tapes).
  8. prickle747

    prickle747 Well-Known Member

    Ryan ? not sure if i met him.
  9. SSUfan

    SSUfan Member

    I wish I had something to trade the 6 episodes I had was lost in a fire I am now tryin to get back a collection now that my son is of age to enjoy them with me he just turned 3 . I hoping someone could help me ........Oh wait I have an the first 3 DVD's in the best of the muppet show release if anyone cares for that.??
  10. Alain

    Alain Member

    They had done a skit on les mains (the hands). I'm looking for an old skit of body parts, this one is called "les pieds" (the feet). "on peut faire beaucoup de choses avec les pieds" (we cand do a lot of things with feet). Showing a bed with an adult and a kid beeing covered with their feet out of the blanket. Same kind of skit like T FOR TOES but talking about the great things who can be done with feet. Showing feet walking on the sand, playing ball, touching the pool water, running on the grass, rollerskating, bicycle riding, tickling our twin sister, following the beat of the music, skating, scratching the other leg, counting to ten by using the toes, ballerina. It ends with the same barefeet out of the bed from the beginning, close-up of their toes, wiggling them in front of the camera.

    Did anyone remember that skit? If it does I would like to have a copy on videotape.

    Thank you.
  11. prickle747

    prickle747 Well-Known Member

    who remembers this one ?

    ENGLISH/FRENCH Animated one the hippo is rolling around in the dirt,having a great time then the man comes home and sees the hippo and says your very dirty you need a bath,come in to my house runs the water and gives the hippo the soap......SOAP "LE SAVON"......then hippo replys back LE SAVON.........then man let's him get washed....hippo tries eating the soap.......hippo says "YUCK"........then hippo has had enough of washing.......goes back and rolls in the dirt again..........FUNNY !! :)
  12. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Did Open Sesame include footage from "Canadian Sesame Street"? I never saw any, and also I thought that footage was owned by CBC, not Sesame Workshop (though they actually hold the rights on the characters).

    My understanding was that Sesame Workshop sold footage to CBC who then spliced in made-in-Canada segments, produced by CBC, to for each episode of Cdn. Sesame Street. Later on, Sesame Park was of course 100% Canadian without any of the US segments.
  13. Soul H

    Soul H Well-Known Member

    I remember that one. It was hilarious the way the hippo was acting.
  14. prickle747

    prickle747 Well-Known Member

    i guess you might say classic canadian sesame street was the french sketches or skits that were not aired in the U.S.

    In the 70-80's the french lanuage teaching was more directed to Canada and I thought the french was here to stay.......and now has went back to just straight english,being the show is Americian.

    Does anybody know why CBC does not air Sesame Street anymore ?
  15. Pino

    Pino Well-Known Member

    Does anyone of you have pics from the muppets on this show???
  16. drmusic_99

    drmusic_99 Active Member

    There were two songs in particular that I remember from Canadian Sesame Street. One was called "Des Heureux" (Clocks), and showed a bunch of still photos of clocks. The other I was thinking of was about bees, and the song went "Who goes from flower to flower... a bee, a bee, abeille... who works hour, after hour... a bee, a bee, abeille."
  17. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Sesame Park ceased production in 2000, but continues to air on CBC in reruns on a regular basis. The problem was I think that once the show became Sesame Park and 100% Canadian in 1995, CBC had to pay for producing an entire show rather than just inserts. The change to Sesame Park was done mostly because CBC is supposed to favour Canadian content over foreign programs and the American curriculum of Sesame never completely meshed with the CBC's programming goals. The feeling was I guess that CBC should be doing a 100% Cdn version of Sesame instead of just inserts for an American show. I think there was a lot of political pressure on CBC as well, but that's just a guess.

    Because the show was so obviously Canadian there wasn't much of an international market for the series either, meaning CBC couldn't sell it overseas to make some money back. Most children's series are only produced for five years anyway and after that they are just endlessly rerun so the programming money can be put in to new projects. That's a pretty common phenomenon - Between the Lions, Bear in the Big Blue House and other great shows have had the plug pulled as well.

    In the end I think Sesame Park was just too expensive to keep going. A few of the International co-productions have fallen victim to that over the years. It's said, but usually the only shows that stay on the air are huge merchandising successes like Sesame Street (the original) and Barney. They make so much money on T-shirts, DVDs, videos, toys and books that it subsidizes the cost of producing the series. Plus, by producing more episodes they sell more merchandise.

    Even the American Sesame Street couldn't hope to survive without merchandising.

    Kinda sad, eh?
  18. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    I have a few photos of the characters on display at the CBC Museum in Toronto (they are currently part of an exhibit) in my Yahoo Photo Album:


    Click on the "CBC Puppet Exhibit" photo to see them. Feel free to use them on your site if you want Pino (they are my original photos). I also have a few more publicity photos from the show that I can send you privately if you like.
  19. Pino

    Pino Well-Known Member

    I sure like that! :)
    Thanx :)
  20. prickle747

    prickle747 Well-Known Member

    Buck Beaver..............

    sesame street continues to air on CBC in reruns on a regular basis ??

    what day and what time is it on ?

    all i see it on is channel 61 WNED (on digital cable)

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