51 thoughts on “Sesame Street: David Disco Skates

  • October 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm
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    That was great! I always liked when there were clips from around the city. It's nice to watch the people looking and wondering what is going on.

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  • October 17, 2009 at 12:11 am
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    A lot of people did skate-dancing in the 70's/80's. It was very popular.

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  • October 17, 2009 at 11:42 am
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    Awesome. Try that with inline skates.

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  • October 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm
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    David was the man…The epitome of cool in my childhood…Im certain hes in a happier place now, with his skates on, and he finally knows the name of that song 🙂 RIP Northern Calloway

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  • October 19, 2009 at 1:55 pm
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    Check it out at 0:58. David magically grows out his hair! 😀

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  • October 19, 2009 at 8:58 pm
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    People still do this in central park.

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  • October 20, 2009 at 9:02 am
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    I remember this when I was a kid =D

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  • October 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm
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    i sure miss Northern Callaway.I grew up watching him on sesame street. he wasn't the best in rollerskating,but was the best actor on sesame street!

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  • October 30, 2009 at 2:58 am
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    I'm The Best Figure Skater In The Bellingham Figure Skating Club , I'm Just As Good As Anybody In The Bellingham Figure Skating Club , I'll Bet Nancy Mane Is His Coach In A Happier Place ,

    Love Scott Orvik

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  • November 5, 2009 at 3:25 am
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    That musical piece in this video was called "What Makes Music" and it had words. It was posted on YouTube a while back, but it was yanked.

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  • March 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm
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    yo you know he is dead..he jumped out a window

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  • April 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm
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    What was the name of this song?

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  • June 25, 2010 at 6:21 am
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    is there anywhere I can buy this particular instrumental as mp3?

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  • July 24, 2010 at 6:18 am
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    In total agreement about the song. Plus, if I tried doing that on skates, I would be at the E. R. being sized for a body cast

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  • August 2, 2010 at 3:35 am
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    @noreaga12326 It's on the "Sesame Disco" album and a lot of people and muppets sing it. I can't seem to find it anywhere online though.

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  • August 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm
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    " In his authorized history Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street, author Michael Davis reveals that Calloway had been a patient at the Stony Lodge psychiatric facility in Ossining, NY at the end of his life. On January 9, 1990 Calloway died after going into cardiac arrest during a violent altercation with a staff physician. He was pronounced dead at the age of 41. A coroner's report listed Calloway's official cause of death as exhaustive psychosis." Wikipedia

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  • February 13, 2011 at 7:50 am
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    After reading Street Gang, one of the main things I thought was "Man…poor David." After everything he went through, it's good to know he had at least some happiness in his life. This clip proves it. Thanks for posting it!

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  • March 4, 2011 at 11:34 am
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    Great clip. All it needs is some vocals from Barry White.

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  • August 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm
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    Watching these clips with David, you relize how much you really miss him. He was truly the star of the show, but became the Brian Jones figure after his 1980 downfall to the point where no-one wanted to work with him, or he couldn't cut it anymore, and so was not included in much of anything after a while. But things like this make you forget about the problems he had, and just remember him as David, as we all should.

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  • February 17, 2012 at 1:39 am
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    If only there's a complete instrumental tune of "What Makes Music" like this version which is edited short.

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  • February 25, 2012 at 11:21 am
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    Oh wow I remember this!! I loved Sesame Street as a kid!

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  • May 18, 2012 at 3:00 am
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    I wish all the disco/incidental music used on the show was put on a Cd or at least iTunes.
    I was born in 1980 so I am thankful to shows like Sesame Street, Mister Rogers and Loony Tunes for not hiding good music from kids and giving me my eclectic taste in music.

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  • August 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm
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    I can't count how many face plants I did in my driveway trying to do this stuff. I miss growing up before helmet laws 🙂

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  • September 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm
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    it was EDS Excited Delirium Syndrome

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  • October 28, 2012 at 12:12 am
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    uhh.i can't see his face..just saying

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  • January 3, 2013 at 3:04 am
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    There is all different things being said about Northern Calloway. Some say he was told to leave the show because of health problems, some say he chose to leave the show hoping his bad health would get better (if so, those people say he would have returned), some say he got fired from the show for getting into a fight with the producer of the show, then some say he died of stomach cancer. However, on Wikipedia it says that he died of heart failure.

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  • March 10, 2013 at 3:50 am
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    OMG I remember this one from when I was little. I KNEW I remembered seeing some guy on SS roller skating down some stair steps LOL.

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  • March 19, 2013 at 1:49 am
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    This clip was originally David's imagination, sandwiched between two other scenes of him trying to skate and falling down while Big Bird tells him he'll get better after he practices.

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  • July 16, 2013 at 6:02 am
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    I think that was used as a flashback sequence, as this seems to be in the later '70s, and the street scene was in the mid-80's. It was kind of sad, as most of the cast didn't want to work with him anymore, and that's why you only would see him with the Muppet characters in the later stuff.

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  • November 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm
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    Isbhe wearing PLASTIC pants???!!!

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  • November 24, 2014 at 11:32 am
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    I seem to remember another Sesame street clip where another black man with a goatee listening to a walkman was also grooving with roller skates in central park. Or perhaps THIS is the one I was remembering. He also had shorts, like a blue exercise Tshirt and red shorts. 

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  • November 26, 2014 at 1:18 am
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    The clip ended well. Where David slowly glides off screen, and the magic ends.

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  • December 5, 2014 at 1:44 pm
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    it would be interesting to see a remake of this done with splinter from the 1987 ninja turtles cartoons doing the same roller skating dance david did in this video. that would be so cute! I wonder what peter renaday would think of that

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  • January 5, 2015 at 12:30 am
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    January 9, 1990. 25 years he's been gone. He hasn't been forgotten, at least by us fans who enjoyed him on the show.

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  • April 16, 2015 at 10:40 am
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    I was in the park that afternoon! He skated right past me…lol…I'll never forget it!!!

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  • August 2, 2015 at 10:22 pm
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    Watching this clip makes me so happy that I grew up during times when Sesame Street was actually great to watch and makes me appreciate David and Mr. Hooper.  Thanks for posting this

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  • November 11, 2015 at 8:16 am
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    I can tell you — if I tried any of those moves, I'd have ended up in that lake!

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  • February 20, 2016 at 1:26 am
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    David was one of my favourite SS characters

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  • March 25, 2016 at 4:12 pm
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    I never knew David was so talented when it came to skating. Gotta love the bell-bottoms!

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  • August 29, 2016 at 9:44 am
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    Thanks Mr. Calloway for doing your part to help tame mankind. May GOD bless your surviving family and legacy. Everyone be careful out there..

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  • December 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm
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    great music and video!!Mr.Calloway was very talented !

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  • July 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm
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    What Makes Music; the instrumental version.

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  • September 23, 2017 at 1:54 am
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    Beautiful and so talented. I wish I could skate like that.

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  • March 20, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    Buenos Aires….err… dias! Y como estan? Mi nombre es Karolyn. Besamos. Hoy es Martes, :el 20 de Marzo de 2018. Hace muy muy frio y lluvioso. Son las siete y veinticinco de la madrugada. Voy a la trabajar. Hasta luego. Ve con Dios, Amigos!

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  • June 7, 2018 at 1:42 pm
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    I love this man. RIP

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  • March 1, 2019 at 2:43 am
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    David was a really cool guy, and a very talented actor and entertainer. I was very sad when I heard that he had passed away. It's good to see him again during happy times.

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  • March 4, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    sail boat lake !!! I use to ride my bike around it all the time ! and i still take my walks around it

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  • March 7, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    My crush sent this to me the other day; I love it! It makes me so happy and he's my best friend; I know we will end up dating eventually. It just makes me so happy. I love how we love this kind of thing; just playful and young at heart, like kids. It's so cool how we both love Sesame Street. I like this guy a lot who sent me this and he knows I do. He will ask me out eventually.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 5:32 am
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    David was one of my favorite humans on sesame street. RIP

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  • August 11, 2019 at 5:24 am
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    This song is "What Makes Music" from the Sesame Disco album.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    This was a fantasy but David did eventually learn to skate well.RIP Northern Calloway.We miss you and Alaina and Will.

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