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Shouldn't this be Sesame Street TV Specials? Otherwise, it suggests that direct-to-DVD specials could go here as well. -- Scott Scarecroe 15:21, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Oh. Maybe. Yeah. I don't feel like doing it, though. -- Danny Toughpigs 15:30, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
Is a direct to DVD/video production a special? I know I just use the term "direct to video" to class the whole thing. Since in the world of direct to video, there's no "regular" slot for the production to be seen outside of, or to interrupt. But that's just me (unless you're wanting to distinguish any productions which might have been released on DVD first and *then* aired on PBS or whatever, which if so, does make a lot of sense. --Andrew, Aleal 16:22, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
Except, what do you call The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street? Is it a direct-to-video video? Or a direct-to-video special? I figure on the latter. -- Scott Scarecroe 03:23, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
I'd still say a "video compilation" as it's basically a clip compilation with some staging filler. But that's me. Somehow, I've never associated "special" with "Sesame's Silly Songs" or "Big Bird's Bedtime Tales" or whatever. Would one consider all those Playhouse Muppet videos to be specials? (If you time it, I'd expect Best of Kermit probably has more new Muppet footage, but still...) If it aired on TV, it's a special. If it went to video, it ain't a special, it's either a direct to video movie or a home video educational supplemental thingummy or a plain old video. I mean, there's already a direct to video category, so is there a need to cross-reference as "specials"? But I guess we can do a vote if need be. --Andrew, Aleal 03:46, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
Addendum: I suppose Elmo's World: Happy Holidays could be considered a grey area, as it went straight to video but later aired on PBS during December pledge drives and such. But I'd still call it a direct to video release which just happened to have a TV airing. --Andrew, Aleal 03:49, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
I think everything that was aired on TV is a Special, everything that didn't is Direct-to-Video. -- Danny Toughpigs 13:07, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
A lot of Sesame Street videos that were released by Random House were released as part of a series/ label/ collection of videos (My Sesame Street Home Video, Sesame Songs Home Video, etc.). Should we count them as specials if they were originally part of a collection? Some made-for-video productions, such as The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street, A Celebration of Me, Grover, and both made-for-video anniversary specials seem to have the quality of a stand-alone, made-for-video special, while others, like Learning About Letters and The Best of Ernie and Bert, seem more like they are part of a video collection. Of course, most of the Sesame Songs videos seem to be more distinctive from each other. --Minor muppetz 15:12, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
I agree that A Celebration of Me, Grover has the quality of a special, but I still think it's easier to have that as a rule -- if it aired on TV, it's a Special. -- Danny Toughpigs 15:24, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

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