Merrystar

Admin
  • My occupation is Cross-stitch and Sudoku
  • Bio Muppets, Star Trek, Stargate, chocolate, and books
  • [Show More]
A FANDOM user
  Loading editor
  • I can't remember the Co-Founder's name anymore and I don't know the name of the Founder

      Loading editor
  • That user posted ab adoption request, because he keeps getting blocked. Its crazy, i left a response on that page to him on it... I hope i did ok :!

      Loading editor
  • Hi! I didn't know if you knew this, but Bob's website (www.bobmcgrath.com) has a whole bunch of pictures from his life, including some Japanese records that we're missing! I'll see if I can figure out the record numbers and where they go. I think Discogs.com and 45cat.com have stuff we need, too. I've been gone for so long, it's hard to keep from jumping from page to page!

      Loading editor
    • Cool!

      I pulled a bunch of stuff from discogs.com recently, including some updated/improved covers of stuff we had, and a few we didn't. I haven't had a chance to go through 45cat though.

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
  • And the hits keep on coming! Just messing around sites like 45cat.com and discogs.com, I'm finding things that we've never had before, or I'm finally finding the pictures for pages we made 10 years ago. Here is a South African 45 of Rubber Duckie. I'm pretty sure that every single country where Columbia operated (they were using CBS at the time for everything outside the US and Canada) released Rubber Duckie, if not the whole album. We have a torn picture of a Japanese cover of the entire book and record edition, and I don't even think the show was on over there then, but I guess they sold it as an educational record. I'm pretty sure the whole world got Rubber Duckie just as a novelty song, even if they had no connection to the show. I have a list on my profile page of countries that had CBS records in 1970. I should go look at it again to see if I can add any. By the way, I've never found a picture sleeve for any country of the "pop" release. I guess they figured all the kid records got the picture sleeves and book and record sets.

    And here is an Italian 45 of the disco version of Rubber Duckie. It's funny that most of the world's records for Sesame Street Fever were on the same label as Saturday Night Fever (Polydor), so I'm sure that made the side-by-side comparison even funnier. Polydor owned RSO at the time, but I guess it was never used worldwide. Anyway, Merry late Christmas!

    P.S. I knew I forgot one! Here is a UK 45 of Sesame Street Fever. If it looks a little weird, that's because there's no paper label. Some European 45's during this period would have a "label" actually stamped into the vinyl. I'm not sure when it started or stopped, but I think that's our first example of a Muppet-related release to be made that way!

      Loading editor
    • Very cool -- and they had a much better version of the UK Rubber Duckie label as well :). I've added everything to the International singles page.

      The label for the South Africa 45 says 1969, not 1970. I'm not sure why though as all the others are 1970.

      I wonder if Japan was partially because of the connection to Bob -- wasn't he pretty popular over there?

        Loading editor
    • Yeah, the album wasn't recorded until 1970 (I'm guessing after they finished taping the 1st season), so I don't know why they said that.

      And I thought about Bob having been a big star over there, which might have helped promote the album, since he's on the cover, and sings on a bunch of songs.

      I also started looking at International Muppet singles, and I can't believe I never thought to look for the Canada 45 of the Arista single of Mahna Mahna! I made a place for it, and I think we can rework some other stuff, because Discogs has a whole bunch of European Muppet stuff, but it's kind of confusing, because some countries have the same number, but a different B-side. I'll look at those soon.

        Loading editor
    • Wow, there really is weird stuff out there. In about 2 clicks I found this very bizarre single with "Rubber Duckie" and "Dead Skunk"!

        Loading editor
    • Yeah, we've had that for a while on the International Sesame Street Singles page. Other countries seem to pair up different artists on oldies singles more than we do. Dead Skunk was a US novelty song that hit #16 in 1973, the same position as Rubber Duckie!

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
  • Sorry to keep spamming your wall with new topics, but I keep thinking of stuff. Talking about the different ways the Sight and Sound tapes came with and without books, how do you feel about showing pictures of the different versions of the Golden tapes? They came in just a tape case, and they also came in a big hollow cardboard box, and you could see the tape at the bottom. Do you think we should show both versions where we have examples? I think I asked you this years ago, but I forgot if we ever decided.

    On a related note, I've decided to attack the renumbering of the Golden book and tape sets, which is another whole problem. More on that soon!

    I wanted to mention that I'm pleasantly surprised to run across so many picture sites, and other places that I'm finding things I've never seen before. There seem to be a lot more than there were 10 years ago!

      Loading editor
    • Yes -- there is definitely a lot more documentation out there. Although I notice our images show up a lot as well :)

      I'm fine with showing both versions of the golden tapes when we have them.

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
  • Hey, remember Best of Sesame Street, the tape from the Book of the Month Club that we never knew what to do with? Somebody put it up on Discogs.com. It's a 3-tape set, and unfortunately, they only put up tapes 2 and 3, but that's more than we had before. I haven't found proof that this also came out on records, but since this was from 1983, I'm pretty sure it did!

    I don't know if you go to Discogs that often, but there seems to be a ton of new stuff there. I'm also working on a bunch of tape stuff that I've never gotten to before. And here I thought I'd run out of things to do!

      Loading editor
    • I don't spend much time on discogs, although I sometimes wind up on there when I do google searches. I still have a tendency to browse on ebay when I have the time - I never know what will show up :)

        Loading editor
    • Oh, and after I posted that, I saw that Discogs shows the tape inserts where they actually give you the album numbers of where all the songs came from. There were a couple of mistakes on there (like they gave an album that a song was from, but it wasn't the first album a song was from), and I was able to piece together the albums that Tape 1's songs were from, but I still don't know the right song titles. We'll find it someday!

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
  • You probably heard about the new Sesame Street deal with Warner Music to make records and CD's again, and that kind of brought me out of retirement. Anyway, I'm also running across things I've never seen before, and I wanted to share them with you like I used to. I can't believe after 13 years (today!), we're still finding stuff in the records/tapes/etc. area!

    Talk to you soon!

      Loading editor
    • View all 10 replies
    • I swear I remember seeing a yellow label 45 of SS Fever and Trash, which would be the missing 2 songs, and the number would be in sequence with the other 2. There seems to be some confusion about numbering on these. Remember how some of them have a 1 in front of the number on the sleeve, but not the 45? I'll have to do some more digging.

        Loading editor
    • Yeah. The regular 45s have two different numbers (with and without the 1). But I still think the 3rd "SFT" single must have been 79008 if it exists.

      It looks to me like that seller on amazon had the regular single for Fever/Trash (with the orange label) and then the yellow ones for the other two. But it's not very clear, nor can we read what it says >_<

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
  • can you block AnotherSquidwardPepe, he is spamming and delete [[Squidward|this page]]?

      Loading editor
  • I'm a fan of your focus on the letter M... that is all ;)

      Loading editor
  • Do you think this would belong on the page?

      Loading editor
    • Oh wow. That's definitely a weird one. How utterly bizarre that it was released in Australia as well! I wish we knew how much of the original theme is included in the final song...

      But yes, I think it could go with the other covers.

        Loading editor
    • Just saw there is a link to the youtube version. It definitely has a good chunk of the theme song in it.

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
See archived talk page
Give Kudos to this message
You've given this message Kudos!
See who gave Kudos to this message