Hi, Can you help me identify a Muppet toy? It says 1978 Gabriel/CBS Toys on the bottom, just like my Sesame Street vinyl toys from that era, but I don't know the character. Here's a picture: http://oi62.tinypic.com/t6wh29.jpg
For many years now people have celebrated Grouch Day on October 15. I have enjoyed my grumpy day each year. However, credit has not been given to the original "Grouch". although Oscar is a wonderful icon deserving recognition, the history of the day can be confirmed in Chase's Calender of Events. Now retired elementary school teacher, Alan Miller, was given the honor of the dedicated day by a former student whose grandfather was co-founder of the publication back in the 80's. In good fun, she asked her grandfather to make it official that she had the world's grouchiest teacher. Al's birthday, Oct. 15. was celebrated yearly at Carter Middle School in Clio MI with kids being issued a "Grouch License" allowing them to be grouchy all day. He would also allow them to sit in wastebaskets to have their pictures taken as "throwaway children". I taught with him for many years and enjoyed listening to calls from classrooms around the world asking what it was like to have the grouchiest teacher. He is a very interesting character that I think you would benefit from by getting to know him. If you want to know more feel free to contact me, or better yet, call the ole curmudgeon yerself! I can provide you with contact information.
It seems like there has been a recent big influx of new information on the content of various episodes of Sesame Street from the 1970's, and administrators, like Oscarfan, have been 'going to town' updating those episode pages. I asked Oscarfan if any of those videos should surface, that he let me know. He responded that, unfortunately, these are just notes from the CTW archives.
Again, some of those notes refer to clips which I would like to see again after not having done so for several years, like the remaining clips featuring the blonde gymnast (you've read my article on her, right?) and stop-motion 'beginning-end' clips, and I have done some editing of my own in this regard.
Once more, I know this is not a 'tape trading' Web site (strictly speaking), but when I see info on a clip I haven't seen for some time, it makes me wonder if the actual video of the clip (or the episode in which it is contained) is 'right around the corner.'
Once again, thanks, and hope to get to see these sometime soon!