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10-08-09, 06:09 PM
Sesame Street:40 Years of Sunny Days 2 disc set

I know that this was mentioned before, but the details have now emerged, and looks really good. I just hope the Sesame Wrokshop continues with the old school sets after this comes out


Featuring nearly six hours of everyone's favorite Sesame Street stories, songs, Muppets™ and celebrity segments, the SESAME STREET: 40 YEARS OF SUNNY DAYS collectible set spans the renowned show's four decades, includes never-before-seen archival footage and a limited-edition hard covered commemorative book.

Premiering on November 10, 1969, Sesame Street is the longest running children's series and "arguably, the most important children's program in the history of television" (Newsweek.com). The show has won 122 Emmy's® as well as a recent Lifetime Achievement Emmy®, more than any other television show, and 10 Grammy awards.

The two-disc set, SESAME STREET: 40 YEARS OF SUNNY DAYS, features a wide selection of iconic segments of past and present from Ernie's bath-time song "Rubber Duckie" (Season One), which topped the Top-40 charts for seven weeks; to Kevin Clash's first episode as Elmo (Season 17); to Maria and Luis' wedding (Season 19); to Abby Cadabby's arrival on Sesame Street (Season 37), and much more. Fans can also watch some of their favorite celebrity segments including James Taylor, Pattie Labelle, Smokey Robinson and Feist!

Additionally, the set includes an array of bonus features including:

An interview with Jon Stone, Emmy®-winning writer, director, and producer who was involved in the creation of Sesame Street, on research and curriculum, and the barriers the show broke
An interview with legendary puppeteer Carroll Spinney on Oscar the Grouch
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Jason Weber, from the Jim Henson Company, both talk about the creation of Abby Cadabby
Behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage of several songs including "Guess The Seasons," "Hello, Hello," and "Friendship Song"
Exclusive archival footage featuring incredible behind-the-scenes studio rehearsals with cast, puppeteers and crew including the making of the Muppet™, Nobel Price, green screen passes of Elmo and other characters and even a production meeting discussion
An interview with Kevin Clash about the origin of Elmo
"Bert And Ernie String Tied" segment - voted the fan favorite on Amazon
An on-screen pop-up's feature with fun facts about Sesame Street
A special peek into how everyone's favorite characters come to life

The Monkees
10-08-09, 08:30 PM
I don't watch Sesame Street anymore nor have I in probably over 15 years, but I wouldn't mind taking a look at this, it sounds interesting. I wonder if they will have the death of Mr. Hooper in there.

10-08-09, 08:50 PM
would be good to have if you plan on or have little kids. that show helps a lot of ppl

10-09-09, 07:15 AM
A little chatter on this going on in this existing thread


10-09-09, 05:40 PM
^^^I know but I thought of doing a thread for it.

10-27-09, 09:30 AM
Any more info on this as in what segments are going to be on it? I really hope "I don't want to live on the moon" makes the cut as well as a few Grover/Waiter segments.

10-27-09, 07:09 PM
I don't know there is also a 40th aniversery book coming out the same day I am planning on getting as well.

11-02-09, 07:46 PM
Disc #1 -- Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days - Disc 1 / 1969-1989 Seasons 1-20
Play All Seasons 1-20
Select a Segment
Season 1
Sesame Street Open
Henson #1 Song
Rubber Duckie
I Love Trash
Batman Around/up/Through
If I Knew You Were Coming
Bein' Green
Season 2
Bert & Ernie: Banana in Ear
Henson Queen of Six
Mad Song
Sorting Song With Cookie Monster
Season 3
Mad Painter #5
Bienvenido Song
Lady Bug Picnic
Season 4
Herry & John-John Count
Talking Loud / Talking Soft
Remembering Bread, Milk, Butter
Kermit News: Sleeping Beauty
Bert & Ernie: Bert's Bust
Season 5
Fat Cat
O-Orange Man
Lena Horne: How Do You Do?
Doin the Pigeon
Season 6
Super Grover: Exit
Typewriter: N-Nose
Invisible Ice Cream
Season 7
Pinball Animation #7
Season 8
People in Your Nieghborhood
Season 9
Fonzie on/off/on
Clips From Hawaii
Season 10
Telly Plugs in
Season 11
Star Wars: One You Go Beep
Kermit News: Foot Snuggies
Geometry of Circles
Monsterpiece Theater: Me Claudius
Martians: Radio
Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco
Season 12
Hello Hello Hello Song
Dancing Dog Imagines
Two-Headed Monster: Telephone
Bring Your Own Can Night
Mister Rogers Returns
Season 13
Making Crayons
Diana Ross: Believe in Yourself
Bert & Ernie: Fish Call Quiet/Loud
Madeline Kahn: Friendship Song
Season 14
Honker Duckie Dinger Jamboree
James Taylor: Jellyman Kelly
Bert & Ernie: Snowman
We All Sing the Same Song
Season 15
Teeny Little Super Guy: School
Just Because
Season 16
Peanut Butter Factory Song
Smokey Robinson: U Got a Hot on Me
Season 17
Elmo's Make Believe Trip
Batty Bat Song
Snuffy Is Seen
Season 18
Put Down the Duckie
Sing Your Synonyms
Season 19
Pee Wee Herman's Alphabet
Maria and Luis Get Married
African Alphabet
Season 20
Meet the Baby
Bonus Features
Pop-up Facts
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Behind the Street
Turn Feature On
Turn Feature Off
Play All
TV Montage
Fan Favorite

Disc #2 -- Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days - Disc 2 / 1990-2009 Seasons 21-40
Play All Seasons 21-40
Select a Segment
Season 21
Monsterpiece Theater: King and I
AlphaQuest: Letter R
Monster in the Mirror
Elmo's Song
Grover's Restaurant: Most Important Meal
Season 22
Cecille the Ball: I'm Gonna Get to You
Season 23
Does Air Move Things?
What's the Name of That Song?
Season 24
Oh What a Fabulous Party
Season 25
Marilyn Horme: C Is for Cookie
Season 26
Arrested Development: Pride
Dance Theater of Harlem: Five Birds
Luxo Jr.: Front/Back
My Name Is Zoe
B Is for Bubble
Season 27
The Spin Doctors: Two Princes
Season 28
Fay Family: To Market
Season 29
Tony Bennett: Slimey to the Moon
Count Me in
Season 30
Patti LaBelle: Gospel Alphabet
Season 31
The Goo Goo Dolls: Pride
Celebrity Sing
Season 32
Robert De Niro: The Actor Prepares
My Nest, My Home
Elmo's World Games: Mr. Noodle
Season 33
Bird on Me
Destiny's Child: New Way to Walk
Fire on the Street
Season 34
ABC Hip Hop
Season 35
TJ: Me and My Chair Song
Elmo's World: Lord of the Feet
Six Feet Under
Season 36
Alicia Keys: Dancin'
A Cookie Is a Sometimes Food
Season 37
Abby's Arrival
Matt Lauer Interviews Cookie Monster
Law & Order Special Letters Unit
Season 38
Can't Say the Alphabet Enough
I Love Every Part of You
Season 39
Feist: 1234
The Golden Triangle of Destiny
David Bacham: Persistent
Plain White T's
Neil Patrick Harris: The Shoe Fairy
Bert & Ernie's Great Adventures: Penguin
Season 40
Guess the Seasons Song
Bonus Features
Pop-up Facts
Turn Pop-ups: On
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Behind the Street
Turn Feature: On
Turn Feature: Off
Play All
Bonus Behind the Street Scenes
Play Bonus Scenes
TV Montage
Preview New Segment: Abby's Flying Fairy School

11-02-09, 07:55 PM
Thanks for posting the list.

11-02-09, 08:15 PM
I have to say, I am bit saddened to see classics like "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon", the original "C is For Cookie" and others left off. I understand, of course, that over 40 years of material is hard to mine but we one of Grover/Waiter sketches, it seems, and hardly any Count.

11-02-09, 09:10 PM
What??!! No "C is for Cookie"??!! I would have bought the set just for that.

11-02-09, 10:04 PM
I can't wait for this release. I grew up watching this and would love to see them again. :)

11-02-09, 10:09 PM
I don't have kids, don't expect any soon (though hope for kids eventually), and haven't watched this since I was little - and yet I am still tempted to get this. Sounds pretty good IMHO.

11-03-09, 06:44 PM
I wish they would have left off segments that were already on the old school sets. Such as "Being Green", Rubber Duckie, Doin the Pigeon. "C is for Cookie" is on the Old school set vol. 1

The Monkees
11-03-09, 08:39 PM
I wish they would have left off segments that were already on the old school sets. Such as "Being Green", Rubber Duckie, Doin the Pigeon. "C is for Cookie" is on the Old school set vol. 1

I'm glad they didn't, I have no intention on buying season sets of the show, but I wouldn't mind getting a best of type DVD like this.

The Monkees
11-11-09, 12:06 AM
I picked this up today at Wal-Mart for $20, it's not too bad. I mean, not having C is for Cookie on there is ridiculous it's got Marilyn Horme singing the song, for some reason. It's amazing some of the stuff from the 1987-1989 time period, which is when I was watching it and seeing it again for the first time in 20 years! I found it entertaining and very nostalgic. I also found it interesting how much I remembered. Good memories.

11-11-09, 07:50 PM
I don't get paid until Monday so I will pick it up then.

Alan Smithee
11-12-09, 05:13 AM
They need to just get every individual segment ever used on the show and put those all on a set of DVDs in chronological order.

STILL can't believe how lazy they were not to chapter everything on the "Old School" discs. Haven't gotten the 40th anniversary one yet but probably will.

I watched Sesame Street religiously in the 70s, quit around 1980 because not only was I too old for it by then, but because I was sick of them repeating the same segments over and over. A few years later I checked on it again and they were STILL running the SAME segments, many looking horribly outdated. By the 1990s it looked like they'd given everything a facelift though.

03-25-10, 01:23 PM
I hope there's another Old School set soon, I hope it has "Some Enchanted Lunchtime" and "(The Sign It Says) Don't Walk" which are actually really touching, SEL is a lovely parody of Some Enchanted Evening (I used to think that was the actual tune and its even better than the real SEE!) and it's sad because when I was young I couldnt make friends easily :(

Sad to see they don't have "I Don't Want To Live on the Moon" on there but pleased about the Making Crayons film and Teeny Little Super Guy.
Still I guess with 40 years of material it is hard to select what to put on there.

08-01-11, 12:07 PM
I just finished watching the set and enjoyed it a lot overall but thought there was too much time devoted to more recent material (ie the last 5-10 years) on Disc 2. I loved the splendid parodies of the Spin Doctors, and Alicia Keys though (I never saw that skit, UK TV had long since stopped showing the show by that point).
Annoyed there was only ONE Grover the Waiter skit :mad:, and there should have been more Bert/Ernie :( Too many things had already been on the Old School sets.
I'd never seen "The Death of Mr. Hooper" episode and found that scene included here, really, really sad :( Very brave for a kids show to do that.

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