Sunday, August 26, 2007

New "Old School" Information

As I announced earlier, another DVD set of classic Sesame is coming out this fall. Sesame Workshop plans to release "Sesame Street: Old School - Volume 2" on November 6, 2007. The three-disc DVD box set is full of classic Sesame Street, focusing exclusively on the second five years set of show (1975-1979).

The DVD set will include five complete hour-long episodes from the series (the five season premieres) plus a collection of more than 57 additional clips from each season. There are featured appearances by Judy Collins, Henry Winkler, Paul Simon, Lily Tomlin, plus the first episode featuring Roscoe Orman as Gordon, "Telephone Rock!," "What's the Name of That Song?," "Pinball Number Count", Guy Smiley, Harvey Kneeslapper, Biff and Sully, Chris and the Alphabeats, and much more! Additional bonus features on the set include the first Sesame Street episode created (one of the many unaired pilots), a 12-page booklet full of behind-the-scenes information and phots, plus a collectible "Pinball Number Count" animation cel in every box!

The total running time for the three-disc set is over 8-hours in total (484 minutes to be exact).

The DVD is being distributed by Genius Products and is already up for pre-ordering on many sites (such as for just under $30. I'll keep you posted as soon as I hear anything else about this collection or any future Old School sets.


Anonymous said...

Will Elmo and Baby Bear be in this collection? I'm also wondering if Abby Cadabby will be part of this set. I'm not sure when those characters were introduced.

Baby Bear is my all time favorite Muppet. He's absolutely hilarious!!! I laugh so hard just looking at him. He's sooooo funny. I'm also hoping for lots of Zoe.

Anonymous said...

Elmo did not join the show until 1980. Baby Bear joined in 1991. Zoe was introduced in 1993 and Abby didn't appear until 2006. Being that this particular set only covers material between 1975-1979, it is pretty clear that they will not be on here.

I do agree that those four are all great characters - however not until a set covering the 1990s and 2000s will they start to show up.

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure that was sarcasm...

rion-o said...

Old School Vol. 1 was in the fall of 2006 and Vol. 2 was in the fall of 2007.... any news on Vol. 3?? The 80s was my decade! :)