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5.0 out of 5 stars Sesame Street: Old School, Volume 2 features, August 28, 2007
This review is from: Sesame Street: Old School - Volume Two (1974-1979) (DVD)
Genius Products picks up the reigns for this second volume of nostalgic Sesame Street episodes aimed at adults who remember the series from their childhood.

The set contains five complete, hour-long episodes from the 6th through 10th seasons, 57 bonus segments, an unaired test pilot, a 12-page booklet with behind-the-scenes information and photos, and a special collectible animation cell from the classic animated segment "Pinball Number Count" featuring vocals by The Pointer Sisters.

Episode content includes the first episode with Roscoe Orman, the actor who still plays Gordon today. Also the first appearance of Muppet characters Rodeo Rosie, Oscar's trashman Bruno, the Two-Headed Monster and Barkley the Dog. Famous songs include "What's the Name of that Song?" and "A Song From Kermit" with celebrity appearances by Judy Collins, Henry Winkler (as the Fonze), Paul Simon, Lily Tomlin, Richard Pryor, Ray Charles and others.
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Showing 1-8 of 8 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 4, 2007 1:03:29 PM PDT
H. Devaney says:
How could you have reviewed this DVD on Aug. 28th 2007 when it hasn't even been released yet? The release date isn't until Nov. 6th. A little strange...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2007 2:37:41 PM PDT
Shaun Navis says:
He probably has some kind of insider knowledge about what's going to be in this collection. Maybe he helped work on it, or knows someone who does. Notice he didn't really review the content, just told us a bit about what's going to be on it.

Personally, I'm hoping this set includes two of my favorite sketches as a kid: "The Golden AN" and "The Secret Knock". I don't know what year either sketch came from, but I'm dying to see those again!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2007 11:18:28 AM PDT
Mr. x says:
He is telling us what's on the DVD set.
Also, some of this material has been broadcast on Sesame Street Unpaved on Noggin a few years ago - and he probably has it on (tape). I'm sure an avid collector.

Check out tvshowsondvd.com for verification.

It doesn't really look like a "review" per se. More like what's on the DVD set.

Posted on Nov 2, 2007 10:29:40 AM PDT
C. Martin says:
I saw it for sell in best buy on Nov. 1, So I am guessing it came out on a previous date, just not for Amazon??

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2007 4:57:39 PM PST
Mike says:
Today (Nov. 6) was the official release date, but a number of stores put out their copies early. My Sam's Club had copies yesterday.

Posted on Nov 6, 2007 11:42:56 PM PST
I still want CTV to release year-by-year, full-season box sets. '78 and '79 aren't of much interest to me... But 1972? '73? '74? That was Sesame Street at its ultimate creative peak. I would definitely be the first in line!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2007 8:42:20 PM PST
Scott Hanson says:
If complete season sets were released for '72, '73 & '74, they'd have to find room for 390 hours of Sesame Street. That's just unreasonable. So they give us the season premieres for each year which is a pretty sweet deal.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2007 1:08:19 PM PST
Copywrite issues are a mess for SS. Look at all the skits and writers that worked on the show. Many of them are no longer living. Trying to get copywright is a nightmare. I believe that is why they only show a few episodes and also why content is repeated. Hence the number 2 sequences repeating.
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