Hi, Shane. You've changed an edit I made to Best of Sesame Street Spoofs stating that nowadays DVDs include details of bonus clips in their credits. I'm curious to know on what you base this claim. Because I haven't consciously taken note of that. If it's true, then it's all the better. I just want to know what your source is.
He means the Sesame Street DVDs specifically. Several of the recent sets have had credits covering all content (possibly before they decided what would go where) while others have simply had a master set of credits as a PDF download instead of an on-screen credits section (the 40th anniversary "40 Years of Sunny Days" DVDs are an example, with credits for both the new and specific DVD content including the extras, for each representative season, etc. all in one huge file; Elmo the Musical DVD did likewise). The Old School sets had special credits identifying Jim Thurman and Joey Mazzarino for their respective new intro scenes, "40 Years" did so for Matt Vogel as the Count, and so on. On "Spoofs," J Milligan's writing and directing credit applied to one of the bonus segments (he wrote and directed "Smell Like a Monster.")
It's not necessarily a larger trend, although on occasion, a few Disney DVDs have had extra credits covering the restoration, new featurettes, unbilled voice actors and artists from the *original* animated feature, etc (and they've also done more without such credits). It varies by company (and how much extra work they put into curating and compiling DVD content, possibly contract agreements or just whoever's in charge of the project; Sesame has a larger "interactive" division which includes DVD content, video games, web-only and viral videos, and so on, so they seem to go out of their way more to include credit, often even including the designers for the packaging).
I see. Well, that's certainly interesting. So I guess when Clash was credited as Elmo on the spoofs DVD, they were thinking of him in the bonus "Beat the Time" sketch. For the record, though, I don't know what you're referring to regarding special credits on the Old School DVDs that identify the voices in the introductions. I certainly haven't run across them.
Garrettk41 wrote: For the record, though, I don't know what you're referring to regarding special credits on the Old School DVDs that identify the voices in the introductions. I certainly haven't run across them.
The booklets include a list of credits for the DVDs.
Shane, now that M is for Mystery is out, do you think you can rent it or borrow it from the library so Episode 4270 can have an episode guide? You don't have to do it immediately. I'm just asking you to consider it.
I see that you just added a bunch of pictures for Sesame Street episode 1199, which aired in December 1978. One of those pictures describes a film clip of a man reading a newspaper while walking down the street and avoiding dangerous things. If I'm right, is this the same clip where that same man in the end gets hit by something like a revolving door and the voiceover (female, I believe) says 'You should have been more careful.'? I made that slight change in the description to it, but is what I mentioned an accurate 'recall' of what happened? Just wondering, and thanks in advance.