Workshop launches official streaming video site
days are here indeed: Official video archive includes hundreds of
clips from the show's first season in 1969 to today
Phillip Chapman, Muppet Central
the advent of VCR's fans have been sharing their unofficial Sesame
Street videos and clips. When video streaming site YouTube
debuted in 2005, devoted fans added thousands of Sesame clips to the
popular flash-based web site.
folks at Sesame Workshop have taken notice and have now
launched their own official video site with a vast archive of
streaming clips in pristine quality. The great news is that a lot
more is yet to come in 2008.
Workshop’s video site already includes hundreds of clips from
the shows first season to today including character clips with Cookie
Monster, Big Bird, Ernie and Bert, Elmo, Zoe, The Count and Grover.
But the fun doesn’t end with the main characters, search for
Kermit, Guy Smiley, Sherlock Hemlock and other classic favorites
and you will be pleasantly surprised.
the great news is that Sesame Workshop will continue to dig even
deeper into their archives and will be adding even more classic
clips in the future. We can only hope that eventually most of the
Muppet and animation segments from the entire history of the show
will be archived on-line for fan access.
the top of our “wishlist” are some of the rarely seen
sketches and songs like “There’s a Hole in the Bucket
Dear Liza” and the rarer Bip Bippadotta and Kermit appearances.
Not to mention a complete library of Roosevelt Franklin and Don
Music sketches. And... well we could go on for awhile.
addition to the character sections and the search engine on the
site, we’d also like to see a complete clip library (possibly
accessible by letter of the alphabet) so that if a fan wanted to
see everything that was on-line it would be possible to go through
each clip one by one. If Sesame Workshop also added the ability
to sort the entire archive by either the date the clip was added
or the season the clip was produced this would allow fans to quickly
view the newest videos on-line or to watch the clips in chronological
or reverse order from the seasons they debuted.
Workshop wants to hear your opinions on their new site too. Send
them your feedback and then join
in our discussion at the Muppet Central Forum.
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