The Grover Monster - Jean Marsh Cartoon Special (lost TV special; 1975)


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Jean Marsh and the Grover Monster Special (1975)
Jean Marsh (Left) and Grover (Right) appear in a framing segment.
Jean Marsh (Left) and Grover (Right) appear in a framing segment.
Status Lost

The Grover Monster—Jean Marsh Cartoon Special, also referred to as The Jean Marsh Cartoon Special, aired over PBS stations in March 10, 1975.[1] Jean Marsh, with the assistance of Grover, hosted a collection of the best animation from Sesame Street and The Electric Company, including award-winning shorts by Chuck Jones and John Hubley. David Connell produced, and Norman Stiles and Jim Thurman wrote the linking material.

The only visual evidence concerning this special's existence is a promotional photo that was sold on eBay and can be seen at right. In addition, it is unknown precisely what segments the special used, let alone by Jones or Hubley. Since this special aired when home recording was in its infancy, it's unlikely that anyone recorded it, though Sesame Workshop might have a copy of at least the Grover/Marsh framing segments.

Ironically, the "Cracks" short (which itself was lost for the longest time) has been speculated to have been one of the shorts featured during the program.

References

  1. Television Specials: 5,336 Entertainment Programs, 1936-2012, 2d ed. Retrieved 01 Sep '16.

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Nanis149

12 months ago
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Lol.
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CryClown

8 months ago
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Needs more mother 3
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Novemberletango

5 months ago
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Could this be related to what's listed on IMDB as the "International Festival of Animation"? It seems it may have been a series, but there's not a lot of information aside from some detailed reviews. This was in 1977, though.

http://www.i...e/tt0179025/
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Novemberletango

5 months ago
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This one seems to back up that assertion, though it mistakenly lists Kermit as Jean Marsh's co-host.

http://carto...-on-records/
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