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devourax
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If you grew up in the 70's like I did, you will probably remember this Sesame Street segment, "A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of buttah."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jdP7HUPbVs

I love the stylized animation and the endearing (not obnoxious) story.

classic stuff, man.

-dev

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Ganklin
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HAHAh yeah man. i still say that line to this day. i love it.

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Jasen
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Did Dan Haskett do this one? He's shown us some Sesame Street spots that he did once.

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tstevens
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I was fortunate enough to meet Dan a few months ago and see some of his reel (which included some of his Sesame Street work). I don't think this is his but I could be wrong.

Dan's style appears to be almost effortless and his timing is about as close to perfect as you can get. I'd put him up there with anyone in the business.

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Jasen
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Yeah, I doubt it too. A little bit jerky to be Dan's, but thought there could be a chance since this was so old. On that note, anyone know the date or year of this?

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Paka
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Jasen, I'm enough of a nostalgic nerd to possess the Sesame Street: Old School DVD sets that have been released so far; Volume I and Volume II - it seems the pattern is one volume every year around November. [Razz]

Anyhoo, the Bread, Milk, and Butter segment is listed with the 1972 season 4 material. I'll see if I can find any "creator" credits on the DVD. [Smile]

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devourax
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I just ordered Sesame Street "Old School" Volume 1 and 2. Thnaks!

Here is a segment from the same animator from The Electric Company.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyAyWIoDusI&feature=related

and Copy Cat...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LWisHKRIoc

and yet "Vegeatble Soup"....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eIR6SVvpyw

His name is Jim Simon produced by Wantu Studios.

Really cool stuff.

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Paka
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Yup, it's Jim Simon all right. I just was going to post my findings after digging around a bit online. Thanks devourax! [Smile]

And trust me, you'll definitely enjoy the DVD sets! Lots of great material on there, including quite a bit of Bud Luckey's classics, like Ladybug Picnic and The Alligator King. [Big Grin]

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Paka
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Err, and apparently I missed a "/" mark in the link to the Volume II set. O_o Here's the corrected link. [Smile]
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SoleilSmile
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Wow, thanks for the Vegetable Soup link. They had Big Blue Marble too!

Now if someone can dig up Woody the Spoon from Vegetable Soup!

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Mr. Fun
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Thanks for reminding me of the wonderful work Bud Luckey did on Sesame Street. It was great to team up with Bud again at Pixar.

I did my fair share of animation as well on Sesame Street. Those were fun days.

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Paul D
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Not animated.... but this is one of my favorite television moments of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE

Hope you've got good speakers!

Sesame Street was the best.

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nettajean
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The Sesame Street clip I'm looking for had a monster in a high chair singing "boo hoo wah wah sob sob" (blow nose in handkerchief).

These were among my first words and my parents had no idea what I was saying. They knew I got it from Sesame Street but never saw the clip. I'd love to send it to my mom and say..."Here it is! 30 years later! This was what I was saying!"

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devourax
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Mr. Fun.....What did you animate for Sesame Street? How did you get involved?

-dev

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EustaceScrubb
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I'm sure the "stick of butter" piece is not Dan Haskett ,
but there are a few of Dan's Sesame Street pieces on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z19tl_vTwR0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W0GtIn9lx0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSa6aE3FwF0

These all look transferred from old VHS tapes, so the video quality isn't very good, but the appeal of Dan's drawings shines through.

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EustaceScrubb
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*Correction:

On the last YouTube link I posted above :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSa6aE3FwF0

Dan Haskett himself left a comment identifying the animator of that piece as Bob McKnight. I just now noticed Dan's comment on the video. I had done a Search on YouTube for "Dan Haskett" and that is one of the ones that turned up. It looks close enough to Dan's work that it could have been ... but apparently isn't .
I'm pretty sure the first two I posted are , in fact, the work of Dan Haskett.

If anyone has more YouTube (or other) clips to post of his work I'd love to see them.

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Mr. Fun
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Wow! That was a long time ago, but I animated a bunch of those Sesame Street opening "commercials," such as, "This show is brought to you by the letter F."

I animated a lot of them directly on paper, and colored them in with markers. On occasion, I did cel animation. I did some of those goofy "Countdowns" as well. Like when the rocketship takes off.

The west coast producer was a guy named Ken Snyder who lived in my home town of Santa Barbara. Ken was a great guy and we loved working for him. He passed away in the eighties, I think. Snyder was also the producer of "Roger Ramjet," although I never got to work on that show.

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