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Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days - DVD Review

40yrs I am not going to beat around the bush with this review. I LOVE Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days. It is everything I was hoping Sesame Street - Old School would be, but wasn't. I found Old School to be dated, not nostalgic. That's part of the reason I had the 40 Years DVD for over a month before I finally got around to watching it. I am so glad I did.

Watching a full episode of Sesame Street from the 1960s or 1970s is boring, but Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days takes the best segments and puts them all together. There were so many segments that I remembered from my childhood once I saw them on the screen. It just made me happy to watch it and I was thrilled that my toddler enjoyed watching it, too. (She did not enjoy Old School.)

There are a couple different options for watching. You can turn on the pop-up facts and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. This collection also comes with a little commemorative book.

Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days is a joy to own and watch and I highly recommend buying it to anyone who every watched Sesame Street as a kid.

This DVD was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of writing this review.


DVD Reviews:
Definitely, Maybe and The Brave One

I had planned to do a full movie review for each of these but, [blah, blah, blah, excuse, excuse, excuse].  We recently watched these DVDs and I thought they were great. Fantastic. Worth watching.

DefinitelyDefinitely, Maybe

I should preface this opinion by letting you know that I love romantic comedies. On the one hand, that means I was predisposed to like Definitely, Maybe starring Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin. On the other hand, that also means I know a good one when I see one. Definitely, Maybe is sweet, touching and funny. It isn't the usual romantic comedy, but it still delivers everything you expect in one.

BraveThe Brave One

I LOVE when bad guys are shot/punched/stabbed/clotheslined/waterboarded by good guys. I LOVE vigilante justice. I LOVE badassery. This movie had all of that along with excellent screenwriting, which focused on story and character. Amazingly, it did not have gratuitous violence. Jodie Foster was impeccable and I have new respect for Terrence Howard.


Waste

I wouldn't describe myself as an environmentalist or a tree-hugger or a greenie or a damn hippie. I recycle. Usually. I traded in my SUV for an economy car. To pad my wallet. So, when I am appalled by a blatant disregard for conservation and the environment, you know it has to be bad.

Dvd_sleeves

This pile of cardboard DVD sleeves* came out of my entertainment center. I was looking for a DVD to put in for the baby and was amazed by how many of the DVDs had these extra cardboard sleeves on them. I pulled off a couple of them and realized they are completely useless! There was no information printed on the sleeves that wasn't also printed on the DVD inserts in the plastic cases.

None of those DVDs were purchased recently so, hopefully, this packaging practice is already on its way out and I won't be forced to write to various DVD distribution outlets. I hate writing angry consumer letters.


*Sorry about the picture quality. I couldn't find my camera.