- Aug 8, 2003
- Reaction score
A'ight then... he sounded very much like Marty... but then again, I've found some times Brian Meehl could sound like Richard at times.
One highlight that I enjoyed and forgot to mention was the insert in Episode 1446 where Gordon rides his bike around the city. I loved the feel of the film, and of course that funky music.After all this time, I finally got my own copy today (obviously as a Christmas gift). I must say that this is a great set, despite a few minor disappointments. For the most part, I pretty much skimmed through both discs, and mostly watched the stuff that was new to me. Those included the episode scenes for 1446 and 1576, I Say Banana, The first part of Weather Around the World, Big Hello 1-20, Snowflakes, Trash Outta Heaven, the original In/Out, the Behind the Scenes footage, the How to be a Grouch story, and the interview with Caroll Spinney. Eventually, I'll watch Episode 1316 with Sonia's commentary, when I get a chance. I especially loved the little character drawings that pop up on the menus. The booklet was especially fantastic (especially the character sketches and pullout).
But, all in all, Old School Volume 3 is a great DVD set, and I sure hope that Sesame Workshop and Warner Home Video bring out a 4th volume next year, or so!
Jim Henson produced it while Frank Oz directed it.I do have one little nitpick though, but I'm sure Oscarfan probably has the answer to it (why he's not a book yet, I dunno), but the DVD lists the bit as "Henson Ball #3"... wasn't that film actually done by Frank? I seem to recall reading that was one of the very few things that Frank actually did for the show (though I know Jim did a number of little films, such as the counting films, King of 8, the dollhouse, among others).