Monday, September 26, 2005

Classic Sesame Street DVD Sets - You Can Make Them Happen!

For years fans have been wondering if Sesame Workshop will release classic episodes, or even a collection of the classic segments of Sesame Street on DVD. And for years, the prospect of ever seeing such releases has looked grim. However there may be a light at the end of the tunnel for nostalgic fans. I recently e-mailed Sesame Workshop about releasing the classic material in a box set or other forum – as these types of products are becoming more common and more desired. They responded with some hopeful news.

“...Thank you for your inquiry... Releasing past, "classic" episodes and/or segments in a collective boxed set of DVDs is something we are considering... [We] can keep your email address on file and send you any information when we are ready to make an official release... I hope that this is has been helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us with further questions, comments, or concerns...”

As of right now, there are no plans for such sets, and there is no news to report on the subject. However with your help, there could be. History has shown us that when a company is considering a release such as this that a little letter can go a long way. By sending a letter, making a phone call, or shooting them an e-mail can show them that there is a demand for a product, and that people want it – and want it now. So I urge everyone to write and call Sesame Workshop and ask for DVD box sets of the “classic” material. Together we can relive, reexperience, and reintroduce ourselves to the Street of the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s. Together we have a voice – let’s have it be heard.

You can call them at: 212-595-3456

You can write them a letter at:
Sesame Workshop
1 Lincoln Plaza (Attention: Classic Sesame on DVD)
New York, NY 10023

You can send an e-mail using their online form: click here!
or send an e-mail to their general in-box at: sesameworkshop@sesameworkshop.org

The more e-mails and letters, and phone calls they get with interest in “classic” releases the more likely they will do something in response. It takes 1 minute and can make all the difference. So send an e-mail, make a call, or write a letter. Let's get their attention and get the “old” Sesame Street on DVD.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's something a little more definitive from them.....a year!

Thank you for your inquiry. As a matter of fact, yes, we are considering
releasing "classic" episodes, although this is something that may not happen
for a while (not until at least '07), as there are many legalities that
would first need to be addressed. I will keep your email address on file, so
that I can send you more information when we are ready to make an official
release statement.

In the meantime, we will be releasing a boxed set of The Electric Company in
February '06.

-Hugh

MuppetDude said...

It's better than nothing. :)

"All-Star Alphabet" is definitely a step in the right direction. While none of the clips during the actual program were older than the 90s, five classic clips from the 1970s were released as bonus features, including "Dragnet W", "Zizzy Zoomers", and "Capital 'I'". I hope that future releases continue this trend.

David Ho said...

I would like to request the following Sesame Street Skits on its DVD format, Classic Sesame Street DVD Sets:

*The Count Counts 4 Kids Rolling On A Yellow Gymnastic/Tumbling Mat
*The Count Counts Dancing Kids
*News Flash: The Princess and the Cookie
*And Much More

-David Ho
-dho1@stu.parkland.edu