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B/W vs Color question

When was the last episode filmed in black and white? The images on Episode 0007 and Episode 0008 appear to support those two shows as the cutover, but there wasn't anything more to support that. — MrDolomite • Talk 15:33, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

They were all filmed in color. That picture on Episode 0007 just happens to be a black and white picture, from a book or a magazine. It isn't a screenshot. -- Danny (talk) 16:05, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Airdates

I think the airdates for this season from Episode 0056 through Episode 0100 might be off. 56's airdate is a saturday, and things don't seem to line up after that until 101. Here's what it looks like:

Episode 56 Saturday, January 24, 1970
Episode 57 Sunday, January 25, 1970
Episode 58 Monday, January 26, 1970
Episode 59 Tuesday, January 27, 1970
Episode 60 Wednesday, January 28, 1970
Episode 61 Sunday, February 01, 1970
Episode 62 Monday, February 02, 1970
Episode 63 Tuesday, February 03, 1970
Episode 64 Wednesday, February 04, 1970
Episode 65 Thursday, February 05, 1970
Episode 66 Sunday, February 08, 1970
Episode 67 Monday, February 09, 1970
Episode 68 Tuesday, February 10, 1970
Episode 69 Wednesday, February 11, 1970
Episode 70 Thursday, February 12, 1970
Episode 71 Sunday, February 15, 1970
Episode 72 Monday, February 16, 1970
Episode 73 Tuesday, February 17, 1970
Episode 74 Wednesday, February 18, 1970
Episode 75 Thursday, February 19, 1970
Episode 76 Sunday, February 22, 1970
Episode 77 Monday, February 23, 1970
Episode 78 Tuesday, February 24, 1970
Episode 79 Wednesday, February 25, 1970
Episode 80 Thursday, February 26, 1970
Episode 81 Sunday, March 01, 1970
Episode 82 Monday, March 02, 1970
Episode 83 Tuesday, March 03, 1970
Episode 84 Wednesday, March 04, 1970
Episode 85 Thursday, March 05, 1970
Episode 86 Sunday, March 08, 1970
Episode 87 Monday, March 09, 1970
Episode 88 Tuesday, March 10, 1970
Episode 89 Wednesday, March 11, 1970
Episode 90 Thursday, March 12, 1970
Episode 91 Sunday, March 15, 1970
Episode 92 Monday, March 16, 1970
Episode 93 Tuesday, March 17, 1970
Episode 94 Wednesday, March 18, 1970
Episode 95 Thursday, March 19, 1970
Episode 96 Sunday, March 22, 1970
Episode 97 Monday, March 23, 1970
Episode 98 Tuesday, March 24, 1970
Episode 99 Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Episode 100 Thursday, March 26, 1970
Episode 101 Monday, March 30, 1970

Here's what I think it should be, which would line up with the dates before and after:

Episode 56 Monday, January 26, 1970
Episode 57 Tuesday, January 27, 1970
Episode 58 Wednesday, January 28, 1970
Episode 59 Thursday, January 29, 1970
Episode 60 Friday, January 30, 1970
Episode 61 Monday, February 02, 1970
Episode 62 Tuesday, February 03, 1970
Episode 63 Wednesday, February 04, 1970
Episode 64 Thursday, February 05, 1970
Episode 65 Friday, February 06, 1970
Episode 66 Monday, February 09, 1970
Episode 67 Tuesday, February 10, 1970
Episode 68 Wednesday, February 11, 1970
Episode 69 Thursday, February 12, 1970
Episode 70 Friday, February 13, 1970
Episode 71 Monday, February 16, 1970
Episode 72 Tuesday, February 17, 1970
Episode 73 Wednesday, February 18, 1970
Episode 74 Thursday, February 19, 1970
Episode 75 Friday, February 20, 1970
Episode 76 Monday, February 23, 1970
Episode 77 Tuesday, February 24, 1970
Episode 78 Wednesday, February 25, 1970
Episode 79 Thursday, February 26, 1970
Episode 80 Friday, February 27, 1970
Episode 81 Monday, March 02, 1970
Episode 82 Tuesday, March 03, 1970
Episode 83 Wednesday, March 04, 1970
Episode 84 Thursday, March 05, 1970
Episode 85 Friday, March 06, 1970
Episode 86 Monday, March 09, 1970
Episode 87 Tuesday, March 10, 1970
Episode 88 Wednesday, March 11, 1970
Episode 89 Thursday, March 12, 1970
Episode 90 Friday, March 13, 1970
Episode 91 Monday, March 16, 1970
Episode 92 Tuesday, March 17, 1970
Episode 93 Wednesday, March 18, 1970
Episode 94 Thursday, March 19, 1970
Episode 95 Friday, March 20, 1970
Episode 96 Monday, March 23, 1970
Episode 97 Tuesday, March 24, 1970
Episode 98 Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Episode 99 Thursday, March 26, 1970
Episode 100 Friday, March 27, 1970
Episode 101 Monday, March 30, 1970

Anyone want to share any thoughts? -Joltman 14:20, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, you're right! I made a mistake when I added dates for these. Thank you for catching that! -- Danny] (talk) 16:36, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Sponsors for Season 1

Taken from this thread. --MuppetVJ 06:47, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Professor Hastings?

When did Professor Hastings actually appear in Season 1? I don't think he's in any of the Unpaved episodes. -- Danny (talk) 17:35, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, unfortunately, I never saw him in an Unpaved episode either, but here's one printed source that indicates him being a character in Season 1, from Look Magazine: "The Secrets of Sesame Street" Sept 22, 1970. "When the new season starts November 9, expect changes. ..... There will be a lot less of Professor Hastings, the dusty old bore who can't keep awake during his own lectures. It seems he was putting the kids to sleep too." The same article has a not very clear photo of Jim and Frank holding Kermit and Hastings. I'll try to scan in a good enough picture of that. -- User:Splurge 15:28, June 4, 2006
Some of the international Sesame Street versions (Sesamstrasse, Sesamstraat) show scenes featuring Hastings that were clearly shot in 1969, judging by the plain backdrop and the use of backup Muppets. This includes a "part of the bodies" sketch with Kermit, and a sketch about "happy/sad" with Kermit and various Anything Muppets and monsters. -- Jog 23:28, 4 June 2006 (UTC) Jog
That line in the newspaper article, "Expect less of Proffessor Hastings", sounds interesting. It makes it sound as if he was a very major character in the first season, only to be seen less often after that. And if he was more of a major character in the debut season, then I wonder if it is a coincidence that none of his episodes aired on Noggin (assuming none of his skecthes were cut from episodes shown on Noggin). --Minor muppetz 14:25, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Holly Robinson Peete?

This has niggled at me for awhile. I know I've seen fan speculation and IMDb listings and such claiming that Matt Robinson's daughter Holly Robinson Peete played "Sally" in the first season, but does anyone have any concrete sources for her inclusion? Here's what I've found, this interview, which raises serious doubts for me: Born into show business, her father was the original “Gordon” on Sesame Street in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. “There was my dad on TV with his pork chop sideburns,” she recalls. And though her father was vehemently opposed to her being in front of the camera (he himself went on to be a producer on The Cosby Show), Robinson Peete begged him to let her go on Sesame Street just once. “I had one line, and that was ‘Hi Gordon,’ but I couldn’t get it right. All I could manage was ‘Hi, Dad!’ and that was the end of that.” That paragraph seems to imply that a) she only appeared on the show once, an appearance which may not have actually aired if she couldn't get her lines straight, and b) that this presumptive appearance was not in the pilot episode, given the context of having to beg to be on Sesame Street. Anyone have any other facts or sources? Otherwise, I'm inclined to remove her from the season 1 cast list. --Andrew, Aleal 18:10, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

I totally agree. You should make that into an HRP page -- it's a great quote! -- Danny Toughpigs 18:27, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
It is cool, isn't it? I especially like the "pork chop sideburns" bit. "Gordon and His Pork Chop Sideburns" would be a great name for a Muppet Band. --Andrew, Aleal 19:00, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

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