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DVD-40years
Release Date 2009
Produced by Genius Entertainment
Catalogue no. SS00161
Format DVD
Discs 2
Region 1
ASIN
40YearsofSunnyDaysbackcover

Back cover

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Booklet wrap-around

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Disc menu

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Pop-up trivia

40years-interviews

Vintage interviews

40years-rehearsals

Rehearsal footage

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In the workshop

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Archive photos during scene transitions

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Henson #1 Song

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Bein' Green

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Bert and Ernie: Banana in Ear

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"I Can Remember": Bread, Milk, Butter

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Geometry of Circles

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Luxo Jr.

Song

Monster in the Mirror

Song

"Slimey to the Moon"

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Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days is a Sesame Street DVD set released on November 10, 2009, to celebrate the show's 40th Anniversary.

Guest stars featured in clips on the set include: Madeline Kahn, James Taylor, Patti Labelle, Batman, Lena Horne, Happy Days' Fonzie, the Star Wars droids, Mister Rogers, Diana Ross, Pee-wee Herman, Feist, Smokey Robinson, Destiny's Child, and Robert De Niro, in addition to the various celebrities who appear in "Put Down the Duckie" and "Sing."

Each disc begins with a TV Montage introduced by Count von Count and featuring one clip from each of the 40 seasons (all of which are presented within the main program). Each five-year period begins with a look through a scrapbook representing the time periods, and many clips begin with behind-the-scenes photos related to the clip (with the first few seconds of audio heard over the picture). The set also comes with a commemorative booklet, a shortened 24-page version of Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street. Early copies were hardcover, but when distribution switched from Genius Products to Warner Home Video the booklet was changed to paperback.

Disc 1: Seasons 1-20[]

A * denotes that part of that clip was also featured in the "TV Montages" in this set.

Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

Season 4[]

Season 5[]

Season 6[]

Season 7[]

Season 8[]

Season 9[]

Season 10[]

Season 11[]

Season 12[]

Season 13[]

Season 14[]

Season 15[]

Season 16[]

Season 17[]

Season 18[]

Season 19[]

Season 20[]

Disc 1 Bonus Features[]

  • "Behind the Street" featurettes, which play when clicking the "enter" button when the Sesame Street logo appears on-screen, or can all be viewed all together by selecting "Play All."
  • Easter Egg: One minute panning shot of the Street set from Big Bird's nest to the Fix-It Shop.
  • Fan Favorite Clip - Bert and Ernie: String Tied
  • TV Montage
  • On-screen pop-up facts
  • DVD Rom Feature: 189 pages of 40 years of credits in PDF format.

Disc 2: Seasons 21-40[]

Season 21[]

Season 22[]

Season 23[]

Season 24[]

Season 25[]

Season 26[]

Season 27[]

Season 28[]

Season 29[]

Season 30[]

Season 31[]

Season 32[]

Season 33[]

Season 34[]

Season 35[]

Season 36[]

Season 37[]

Season 38[]

Season 39[]

Season 40[]

Disc 2 Bonus features[]

  • Behind the Street featurette, including:
  • Bonus Behind-the-Street featurette, including:
  • An on-screen pop-up feature with facts about Sesame Street.
  • Sneak Peek: Abby's Flying Fairy School -- "Cinderella" episode
  • TV Montage
  • Easter Egg: Four and a half minute high speed montage of building the Sesame Street set.
  • Link to sesamestreet.org/moresunnydays online DVD bonus.
  • DVD-ROM: 189 pages of credits of 40 seasons of Sesame Street in PDF format.

Fan Favorite Vote[]

Genius Entertainment partnered with Amazon.com to allow fans to vote for one moment from a list of 10 clips to appear on the release. Voting was open from April 1st to April 28, 2009. The winning clip, with 27% of the vote, was "Bert and Ernie String Tied."

The nominees and results were as follows:

Edits[]

  • "I Love Trash" is edited as it was before on Old School: Volume 1.
  • "Kermit News: Sleeping Beauty" is presented with the late-1980s title card instead of the original.
  • Herry's closing line "Right!" in "Herry and John-John Count."
  • Smart Tina's line "Do it, Roosevelt!" at the end of "Talking Loud/Talking Soft."
  • Lefty the Salesman's line "I didn't see nothing" at the end of "Invisible Ice Cream."
  • The Martian sketch is edited at the end to omit them going extra crazy with their dancing and chanting "happy happy, boing boing!," etc.
  • The last 10 seconds of "Me Lost Me Cookie."
  • The opening wide shot in "Put Down the Duckie."

Notes[]

  • Caroll Spinney wears a t-shirt with the Muppet Show logo on the back during behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsal of the "Hello Hello Hello Song" which is blurred out for the DVD release.
  • Frank Oz is wearing a headband with his Muppet Show characters on it in behind-the-scenes footage of the snowman sketch. The images have been blurred out for this presentation.
  • Caroll Spinney wears a Mickey Mouse t-shirt while rehearsing scenes from Episode 1576 which has been blurred out for the DVD release.
  • A parody of the Birth of Venus from the Kermitage Collection can be seen on a wall in the bonus feature on the making of Abby Cadabby. The painting was blurred out for the DVD release.
  • In December 2010, Amazon.com released an online exclusive version of the set with a bonus disc containing Episode 4228.
  • The behind-the-scenes footage was later released in The iTunes Store as a full, half-hour segment with new pop-up facts. The behind-the scenes of "The Friendship Song" was also later included on Old School: Volume 3.

Errata[]

  • The season 2 version of "Rubber Duckie" is listed as a season 1 segment.
  • "Ladybugs' Picnic" is listed as a season 3 segment, even though it would not air on the show until the following season.
  • Three segments listed as from season 11 - "Kermit News: Foot Snuggies," "Monsterpiece Theater: Me, Claudius," and "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco" - actually premiered in season 12.
  • The celebrity version of "Put Down the Duckie" is listed as a season 18 segment. Although the song did debut in season 18, the celebrity version debuted later.
  • The back cover of the DVD case for Disc 1 mentions Caroll Spinney performing Bruno the Trashman, who is incorrectly identified as "Biff."

Other releases[]

International releases[]

Promotions[]

See also[]

External links[]

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