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Sesame Street Old School Volume 2 DVD Review - -

Feature 7.5
Video 6.0
Audio 6.0
Special Features 6.0
Total 7.5
Distributor: Madman
Running Time: 300 minutes
Classification: G
James Wright


Sesame Street Old School Volume 2

It's hard to believe that Sesame Street has been around for so long and this current DVD focuses on some of the classic the episodes during 1974 to 1979 that brings together some of the most memorable highlights.

Sesame Street was also quite revolutionary at the time as it was one of the first edutainment series on television that not only kept children of all ages entertained but taught them a variety of things from mathematics to colours and even spelling.

Compared to the modern incarnation of Sesame Street, the series was quite grass roots based on the 70's format that included over the top characters and some really great looking "home made" puppets.

Apart from the humour in the series, the original series featured a plethora of guest stars that included Judy Collins, Henry Winkler as his alter ego Fonzie, Richard Pryor and the extremely talented Ray Charles who really gives his utmost in his classic episode. It's quite amazing how many guests were featured in this series, although my favourite was the Star Wars one.

This collection features the Sesame Street test show 1 which is a great insight into the original series and how it may have panned out today plus a variety of Sesame Streets inspired Easter eggs. It's a shame about the video and audio quality, however considering the age, it's understandable.

This definitely brings back a variety of memories and although kids of today, more specifically the younger ones will enjoy it, it seems like this DVD has been collected for the older viewer in order to travel down reminiscent lane. Definitely a fun collection!

Sesame Street Old School Volume 1 Episodes and Special Features

Disc 1
* Episode 666 (6th season premiere), originally aired November 4th, 1974.
Relive the groovy days of retro Sesame with Counting Lights; Enter and Exit; Africa; What's the Name of that Song?; Bert & Ernie: Scary Movie; Beetle Bailey; First & Last Pencils; Frog Struggle.

Classic Cuts:
* Telephone Rock (EKA: Episode 0733)
* Richard Pryor: Alphabet (EKA: Episode 0862)
* Here Is Your Life: Loaf of Bread (EKA: Episode 0709)
* Arthur Ashe: Over and Under (EKA: Episode 0978)
* Magic Pig Calypso Song
* Don Music writes "Mary Had a Bicycle" (EKA: Episode 0698)
* The Pointer Sisters' Swinging Alphabet (EKA: Episode 0802)
* Super Grover: Stopping a Fight (EKA: Episode 0682)
* Henson Ball High Wire #3
* Richie Havens: Wonder Child
* Twiddlebugs: Postage Stamp (EKA: Episode 0961)
* "The Subway" (EKA: Episode 0808)
* Jose Feliciano: Arroz Con Leche
* Chicken Hatching (film) (EKA: Episode 1845)
* Sesame Street News: Jack Be Nimble (EKA: Episode 0723)
* Helen Reddy: Grow
* Broom Adventures (cartoon) (EKA: Episode 3187)
* City/Country song (EKA: Episode 0681)
* Season 6 Credit Crawl (First: Episode 0670)

Easter Egg: "Bumble Ardy" cartoon

Disc 2
* Episode 796 (7th season premiere)
Featuring the hilarious Snuffy Counts; Cow Dog Song; Harvey Kneeslapper; learning opposites with Soft & Loud; Hand & Pencil Draw Telephone and loads of other timeless moments from the 7th season.

* Episode 926 (8th season premiere)
Starring the Chaplin Exit Door; Touch Song; I in the Sky; superstar Lily Tomlin in Count 1-5; Cookie Monster in the Library and many more classic skits!

Classic Cuts:
Season 7
* Pinball Number Count #4 (EKA: Episode 1709)
* Kermit and the Weather Salesman (EKA: Episode 0848)
* Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Wynkin, Blynkin, & Nod"
* Don Music: Yankee Doodle
* Alone Song (EKA: Episode 1706)
* Marshal Grover: Away From (EKA: Episode 0856)
* Grover Invents the Wheel (EKA: Episode 0898)
* Follow the Leader (Bob & kids) (EKA: Episode 0828)
* Pinball Number Count Remix #1-12
* Season 7 Credit Crawl (First: Episode 0800)

Classic Cuts:
Season 8
* Cookie Disco (EKA: Episode 1093)
* Paul Simon: Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
* Waiter Grover: All Out of Food (EKA: Episode 1708)
* Lobster Fisherman (film) (EKA: Episode 1845)
* Dog Flea Camp
* Bert's Physical (EKA: Episode 1090)
* Two Doors With Bob
* Swamp Mushy Muddy (EKA: Episode 2291)
* Season 8 Credit Crawl
Easter egg: A girl prepares for the snow.

Disc 3
Episode 1056 (9th season premiere)
With pinball animation #4; a stirring song from Kermit; Making Noodles; Water Foundation and heaps more fun memories!

Episode 1186 (10th season premiere)
Taking center stage are Bert & Ernie with What Time is it?; Billy Jo Jive boogying along as she searches for her missing wig; the Nose Blower sketch and more!

Classic Cuts:
Season 9
* It Feels Good When You Sing a Song (EKA: Episode 1563)
* Bert & Ernie: Slice of Life (EKA: Episode 1396)
* Ray Charles: I Got a Song
* Fonzie & Cunningham: Brushing Teeth
* Sign Cartoons: Taxi
* School Pageant: Seasons
* Sing After Me with Madeline Kahn and Grover (EKA: Episode 1839)
* Fireworks Alphabet (EKA: Episode 2293)
* The Ten Commandments of Health (EKA: Episode 3164)
* Season 9 Credit Crawl

Season 10
* ABC Disco
* Kermit Casting Director
* Imagination: Dogs (new sound effects added) (EKA: Episode 1800)
* Llama at Dentist Song
* Bert Teaches Pigeon Checkers. (EKA: Episode 2485)
* Lost Dog Flyer (film) (EKA: Episode 2293)
* My Favorite Number Is 6
* Old West: Letter Y Box of Crayons (EKA: Episode 1708)
* Season 10 Credit Crawl

Easter egg: When a little boy gets lost, a mysterious man teaches him how to think backwards...

DVD Special Features

Includes Easter Eggs
The Sesame Street Test Show 1
"Classic Cuts": all of those favourite Sesame Street moments


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