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"Back to Sesame's Future" - Another Lamefic from D'Snowth

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Fan Art' started by D'Snowth, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This is my idea of what kind of special targeted at old-school fans that Sesame Workshop should make for either TV or DVD for SST'S 50th... like the Old School DVDs, this would be for "adult fans only".

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    Chapter One - The Comeback

    It was a sunny day on Sesame Street, as usual, the street was filled with the sounds of birds chirping, kids playing, monsters going "wubba wubba", and the ever-familiar "la, la, la, la" of an eight-foot tall yellow bird.

    BIG BIRD: La, la, la, la! LA, la, la, la!

    SNUFFY: (OS) Bird! Oh, Bird!

    BIG BIRD: (Looking around) Snuffy?

    SNUFFY: (Walks up) Hi, Bird!

    BIG BIRD: (Turns around) Oh! Hi, Snuffy! Are you ready for our playdate?

    SNUFFY: Gee, Bird, that's what I came over to tell you, I forgot today's the day I have to rehearse for our new dance recital for Snufflegarden.

    BIG BIRD: Oh, right, you've been praciticing for your part for a long time now.

    SNUFFY: Yeah, my mommy says I'm the best Snuffle Cloud she's ever seen!

    BIG BIRD: Ah, well, I'll see you when you get back!

    SNUFFY: (Laughs) Okay, Bird! I'll see you!

    Snuffy turned, and walked away, as Big Bird turned to face the camera.

    BIG BIRD: Oh, hi! Welcome to Sesame Street! I was about to have a playdate with my best friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus, but looks like that isn't going to happen... (Eyelids drop) oh well... he'll be back when he's through rehearsing... I wonder what I could do in the meantime...

    Big Bird suddenly heard a familiar "dum de dum-dum-dum" coming from the arbor.

    BIG BIRD: Oh, that sounds like Cookie Monster... I wonder what he's up to.

    Cookie Monster was sitting at a picnic table outside of Hooper's in the arbor, patiently drumming his fingers, and humming his little tune, as Big Bird approached him.

    COOKIE MONSTER: Dum de dum-dum-dum!

    BIG BIRD: (Walks over) Oh, hi Cookie!

    COOKIE MONSTER: Ello, Big Bird!

    BIG BIRD: What are you doing?

    COOKIE MONSTER: Me just waiting for lunch!

    BIG BIRD: Ah, what's for lunch?

    COOKIE MONSTER: What else? COO-KIES! Yah-yah-yah!

    BIG BIRD: Oh... (Looks to camera) As if I couldn't guess.

    COOKIE MONSTER: Oh, me getting SO hung-a-ry! What taking so long?

    BIG BIRD: Oh, don't worry Cookie, it's not Alan to keep you waiting long.

    COOKIE MONSTER: No-no-no, Alan good man! Very good man! He understand Cookie Monster!

    BIG BIRD: Mind if I join you? I could use a nice birdseed milkshake right about now.

    COOKIE MONSTER: Oh, yah-yah... pull up seat, park your feet! Ha-ha, that little rhyme!

    BIG BIRD: Yeah! (Chuckles)

    Alan strolled out the side door of Hooper's Store, carrying a large tray of cookies.

    ALAN: Alright! Here we go...

    COOKIE MONSTER: Oh, Alan! That all smell scrumptous!

    ALAN: Well, I hope you like them!

    COOKIE MONSTER: Me know me will!

    BIG BIRD: Hi, Alan!

    ALAN: Hey Big Bird... let me guess... a birdseed milkshake?

    BIG BIRD: (Jaw drops) How did you know?

    ALAN: Call it a hunch. I'll get right on it.

    BIG BIRD: Thanks, Alan!

    ALAN: You're welcome, Big Bird.

    Alan walked back into Hooper's, as Cookie smelled the delicious aroma of the assorted cookies on his platter.

    COOKIE MONSTER: Ah... next to eating cookies, me love to savor the delicious aroma of delicious cookies on me platter!

    BIG BIRD: (Sniffing) Say, they do smell good.

    COOKIE MONSTER: And now... for taste test...

    Cookie carefully picked up a cookie, examined it closely, gave it a little lick to taste it, before devouring it in his usual fashion, making as mess as he did, while Big Bird lightly chuckled.

    ERNIE: But Bert, today's a day to play games! A day to sing songs! A day that can only be made possible by an ol' buddy like YOU!

    BERT: Ernie, I simply must get to the library before it closes... I have to return my copy of A Tale of Two Pigeons, before I get a late fee.

    ERNIE: No more late fees!

    BERT: Boy, that didn't last...

    Big Bird watched from the arbor as Ernie and Bert made their way down the sidewalk.

    BIG BIRD: Hi Ernie, hi Bert!

    ERNIE and BERT: Hi Big Bird!

    BIG BIRD: Wanna join Cookie and me for lunch?

    ERNIE: I will! How 'bout it, Bert?

    BERT: I'd love to, but I have to get to the library before it closes...

    Bert was about to continue on his way, when the group suddenly heard a tiresome grunting growing louder and louder.

    BIG BIRD: Is that you, Cookie?

    COOKIE MONSTER: (Wipes mouth) Ah, nope! Not me.

    ERNIE: Isn't me.

    BERT: I'm not the one making that tiresome grunt...

    The tiresome grunting grew even louder; coming down the sidewalk was an old face the gang haven't seen in a long time.

    COOKIE MONSTER: Eh, there an old face me haven't seen in a long time!

    ERNIE: Could it be?

    BERT: Couldn't be!

    BIG BIRD: It is! It's Dr. Nobel Brice!

    Dr. Nobel Price was feverishly pulling a wagon behind him; inside the wagon was another unusual-looking machine, that he seemed to be very proud of.

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: Uh, that's PRICE, my large, feathered friend, Dr. Nobel PRICE!

    BERT: It's been a long time since we've seen you around the neighborhood, Dr. Price.

    ERNIE: Where have you been?

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: I... (Adjusts bowtie) Dr. Nobel Price, have been working non-stop for MONTHS on my latest invention... a time-traveling machine!

    BIG BIRD: A time traveling machine?

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: Precisely! With this machine, one can travel to any time in the past, or future!

    BERT: Like tomorrow?

    ERNIE: Or yesterday? You know, yesterday was a VERY fun day, I wouldn't mind doing it all over again!

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: Anytime you want! I was just on my way to the science museum to donate my precious machine to their exhibit for all the world to see!

    ERNIE: Can we try it out first?

    BERT: Ernie, I don't know about this...

    ERNIE: Aw come on Bert, it'll be an adventure!

    BERT: I've had enough "adventures" to last me a lifetime... at least eleven years.

    BIG BIRD: Hey, I'd like to travel through time too!

    COOKIE MONSTER: Oh yeah, me too! Me already eat me cookies... me like to go back and do it all over again!

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: I appreciate the appeal, my friends, but I simply wouldn't recommend non-scientists like yourselves to attempt time travel... the results could be a little messy.

    ERNIE: Aw, come on? Please?

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: You said the magic word! All I have to do is set this dial here for a specific time, and you will find yourselves there in a matter of seconds!

    ERNIE: Oh boy! How about this time yesterday?

    COOKIE MONSTER: No! Me want to go back to lunch a few minutes ago!

    BERT: I have a bad feeling about this...

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: One at a time, everybody, I can't concentrate!

    The gang continued to babble about what specific time they'd like to travel to (except for Bert), that Dr. Price wasn't able to full concentrate on what he was doing.

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: Alright! So as to not overwhelm yourselves, you'll be going on a short little trip... to YESTERDAY!

    ERNIE: Hooray! Yesterday was SUCH a FUN day!

    BERT: This is a disaster in the making!

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: Now, nobody move a muscle! I'm about to send you back to yesterday...

    Dr. Price adjusted his bowtie once more, before he pressed a large red button on his machine; a bright, green light beam was emitted from the antannea atop of the machine, and consumed the group in the arbor, and with a flash, they were gone.

    DR. NOBEL PRICE: Yes! I... (Adjusts bowtie) Dr. Nobel Price, have successfully sent non-scientist types on a trip through time! (Checks watch) I should probably check back with them in about an hour or so...

    Dr. Nobel Price grabbed a nearby cover, and draped it over his machine, while he went off for lunch, just as Alan walked out with Big Bird's birdseed milkshake.

    ALAN: Alright, one birdseed milkshake... Big Bird? Big Bird? Hmm... where did he go?

    Alan continued to ponder, before taking Cookie's now-empty platter back into the store with him. Dr. Price's machine may have been covered, but not completely to where we can see that through a miscalculation, he didn't send the group to this same time yesterday, but rather this same time on this same date... in 1969...
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  2. mbmfrog Active Member

    Holy 40th anniversaries :wisdom:!

    Now this is a good idea for a story, I mean just how different can life be for these guys when they went back to the street's very begininning on television.

    Please do keep up this great idea of yours as it's off to a good start. :insatiable:
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  3. redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Snowthy - this isn't lame, it's cute. I think you should post some more. :)
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  4. Bannanasketch Active Member

    Oooooh! This seems like a good fic. Can't wait for more!
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  5. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I would if people would actually read this stuff, which I see they're just now starting to do, lol.
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  6. Bannanasketch Active Member

    We Want More! We Want More! We Want More!
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  7. GonzoLeaper Active Member

    Dude, as a fan of Back to the Future and Sesame Street (and the Muppets in general, of course)- I couldn't help but be intrigued by this one! Very nice- I like it so far. This would be great to see this kind of storyline on an actual Sesame Street episode- or at least maybe a direct to video special or something. They sort of did something like this with "The Street We Live On" special, but I definitely think that one could have been a lot longer in showing clips from the past. I think you're on the right track for a good time travel story here.
    I can't wait to see the gang really explore 1969, run into doppelgangers of themselves and meet other classic, long forgotten characters.:):wisdom:
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  8. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yep, once again, I not only failed miserably, but I failed epically... over two months, and hardly anybody cared. :smirk:
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  9. mbmfrog Active Member


    I still care as i'm a fan of such time-traveling stories and Sesame street tales, a story like this is truly the best of both worlds in a combination of the two. :wisdom:
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  10. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The problem with fanfics I've seen around here is you have to be in the loop of fanfic writers, otherwise, your stuff tend to go un-noticed, lol.
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  11. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Over three months now, and still, this has gone mostly un-noticed.

    Now I've lost interest in continuing the story.
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  12. Gelfling Girl Active Member

    :(:(:(
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  14. ISNorden Active Member

    Awwww, that's a shame; I too am a fan of both classic Sesame Street and the Back to the Future trilogies. If this existed as a direct-to-DVD set for the adult fans, you can bet I'd be curious to see how the story went on! :insatiable:
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  15. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, now that I've got a decent amount of readers...

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    Chapter Two - Haven't I Seen Me Somewhere Before?

    The setting is of a realistic looking inner city street, somewhere in Harlem; the straight little street consists of a collection of construction doors, a somewhat grundy two-story brownstone house, a wide fence, a little store with a striped awning and a black-and-yellow checkered exterior, the front door to a tenament, and an empty store front. The sounds of moaning can be heard, as Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Ernie and Bert approach the empty store front, all in a daze from their trip.

    ERNIE: Well, that was a wild ride...

    BERT: Ernie...

    COOKIE MONSTER: Coooooooo... kie?

    BIG BIRD: Are we here?

    ERNIE: I think so... hey! Dr. Price did it! It's yesterday again! Come on Bert ol' buddy, let's do all the things we did yesterday, only do 'em again now as if it's today!

    Ernie took off running, following the street as he would normally do, that is, until he came across an exceptionally tall fence that bordered one end of the street.

    ERNIE: Hey... where did this come from?

    Ernie paused, and began looking around, as did the rest of his friends.

    BIG BIRD: Is THIS Sesame Street? It doesn't LOOK like Sesame Street...

    BERT: Well... there's 123... and... (Turns around) there's Hooper's Store apparently...

    BIG BIRD: Gosh... everything looks so... so... so different...

    COOKIE MONSTER: Yeah... and things SOUND different too...

    Everyone stood in silence to listen to the surroundings; instead of hearing the sounds of birds chirping, and kids laughing and playing, they heard the sounds of car engines revving, car horns beeping, sirens passing by and trucks backfiring.

    ERNIE: (Grabs Bert) Bert... I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!

    BERT: (Pushes Ernie away) Ernie, we've never even been to Kansas.

    ERNIE: Then... I have a feeling we're not on Sesame Street anymore!

    BERT: Well... that sign over there should confirm our suspicions...

    Everyone looked at the end of the street to see an old-fashioned lamppost, with a small, chunky version of their beloved street sign on it; instead of the sign being topped off with 123, it was topped off with CTW.

    BIG BIRD: C... T... W... wonder what THAT stands for.

    COOKIE MONSTER: It DO sound vaguely familiar, don't it? Me think me ATE something like that once...

    BIG BIRD: Maybe they're the letters of the day... but... we haven't done more than one letter a day in a LONG time...

    Before the others could continue to ponder about their whereabouts, they heard a crash; looking down the street, they could see a hedious-looking pale yellow bird, with hardly any feathers about his head, and raggedy looking feathers covering the rest of his body. He had emerged from behind the collection of construction doors, and had inevitably knocked over the trashcans by his side. He drawled in his deep, country accent.

    1969 BIG BIRD: Oh... clumsy me!

    OTHERS: AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!

    1969 BIG BIRD: Hmm? AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

    OTHERS: AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    1969 BIG BIRD: AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    EVERYONE: Who are you? !

    1969 BIG BIRD: Well, what do you mean who am I? My name is Big Bird!

    BIG BIRD: But... I'M Big Bird...

    1969 BIG BIRD: (Gasps) Oh my heavens! Gosh... and I thought I was the only large bird on Sesame Street!

    ERNIE: Gee... you... you were right Bert... this IS Sesame Street...

    1969 BIG BIRD: Huh, your name is Bert? That's funny... I have a friend who's name is Bert!

    BERT: (Nervous) Somehow, that doesn't surprise me.

    Pause

    ERNIE: Hey... Bert? Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

    BERT: (Pause) I'm afraid I think so, Ernie...

    ERNIE: Come on!

    Ernie grabbed Bert by the arm, and drug him up the familiar steps of the 123 brownstone, where they made their way through the unusually dark green doors of the building; shortly thereafter, everyone heard the sounds of someone licking their chops, and letting out sounds of hunger.

    BIG BIRD: Was that YOU Cookie?

    COOKIE MONSTER: Me was so hoping that it was the other bird there.

    1969 BIG BIRD: Well, it wasn't me... at least... I don't THINK it was me... maybe it WAS me... I'll listen again...

    The sounds continued.

    1969 BIG BIRD: Gosh... that kinda sounds like a monster... (Pause) a monster? ! Ahhh!

    The older Big Bird tried to run back to his nest, but ended up bumping into the closed door.

    1969 BIG BIRD: Doh... stupid door!

    The older Big Bird opened the door to his nest, and quickly made his way through it, while Cookie began trembling.

    COOKIE MONSTER: (Trembling) Ohhh Bird... what if other bird right? What if monster coming to get us?

    BIG BIRD: Well, why are you so scared Cookie Monster? You ARE a monster.

    COOKIE MONSTER: (Pause) Well, yeah, me KNOW that... but... it matter of enter-pra-tay-shun! (Trembles) Ohhhh!

    Without warning, a furry, bluish-green creature approached the two of them, wiping the invisible saliva from his mouth, and repeating "Yum! Yum!" over, and over again, signifying he was hunrgy; he faced Big Bird and Cookie Monster with his mishapened head.

    COOKIE MONSTER: Hold me... me scared!

    BIG BIRD: Gee Cookie Monster, he kinda looks like YOU!

    COOKIE MONSTER: No way! He no look ANYTHING like me!

    BIG BIRD: Sure he does... look, the two of you have blue fur...

    Cookie Monster walked up to the other monster, and the two of them began comparing their fur.

    BIG BIRD: And the two of you have big hands, with wiggly fingers...

    The two monsters brought up their hands, and began wiggling their fingers.

    BIG BIRD: And you both have big, googly eyes!

    Cookie Monster googled his eyes, as did the other monster.

    COOKIE MONSTER: This seem so strange.

    1969 COOKIE MONSTER: You telling me!

    They both gasp.

    BOTH COOKIE MONSTERS: Hey! You talk like me!

    COOKIE MONSTER: What big idea? You trying to steal Cookie Monster's bag?

    1969 COOKIE MONSTER: Me no interested in bag, me interested in FOOD! Me SO hungry... say... you look good enough to EAT!

    COOKIE MONSTER: Well, me KNOW me dashing, handsome devil... but me no know if me taste good...

    The older Cookie Monster began nibbling on Cookie Monster's fingers, but he snatched his hand away.

    COOKIE MONSTER: Oh! Nononononononono! You no eat ME!

    1969 COOKIE MONSTER: But me HUNGRY!

    COOKIE MONSTER: No! No eat Cookie!

    1969 COOKIE MONSTER: (Pause) Cookie?

    COOKIE MONSTER: Me Cookie Monster!

    1969 COOKIE MONSTER: No way! That all you eat? Cookies?

    COOKIE MONSTER: Well, that not ALL me eat... after all cookie is a SOMETIMES food.

    1969 COOKIE MONSTER: (Pause) That far out, man...

    Meanwhile, Ernie and Bert approached the door, of where they deduced their apartment is located.

    ERNIE: Well... here it is Bert, our home sweet home.

    BERT: I don't know about this Ernie...

    ERNIE: Oh come on Bert... what could happen?

    Ernie and Bert carefully walked into the apartment; the floorplan was similar to theirs, but the layout was a bit more simplisitic.

    ERNIE: Is this where we live?

    BERT: Obviously not, come on Ernie, let's get out of here, before somebody thinks we're breaking in.

    Bert prepared to walk back out the door, but was stopped when someone else walked into the room.

    1969 ERNIE: Hey Bert! You got the soap? I wanna take a bath in my Rosie!

    BERT: (Faints)

    1969 ERNIE: Gee... what's the matter with him?

    ERNIE: He's not used to this much excitement.

    Ernie observed the obvious resident of the apartment - he had shaggy black hair on top of his wide, orange head, he had big ears, droopy eyes, but a huge smile, with a burgandy-colored nose in the middle of his face, while sporting a pink and orange striped sweater; shortly afterwards, another resident walked into the room from the other side.

    1969 BERT: You said something Ernie?

    Ernie saw the other resident looked a lot like his old buddy Bert, but this person had a narrower head, less hair on top, a thicker eyebrow that didn't even more, and an exceptionally droopy nose.

    ERNIE: Wow... who built you two? H.R. Pufnstuf?

    At that moment, Bert regained consciousness, and worked his way to his feet.

    BERT: (Groggy) Ernie... what... what's going on?

    Bert took one look at his 1969 doppleganger, and promptly fainted again.

    1969 BERT: What's his problem?

    1969 ERNIE: Yeah, and who ARE you guys?

    ERNIE: Well, I'm Ernie (Points to Bert) and this is my ol' buddy Bert.

    1969 ERNIE: Wait a second... that can't be right... because I'M Ernie... (Points to 1969 Bert) and THIS is my ol' buddy Bert.

    ERNIE: Wait a minute... I think I saw this on TV before... either of you have a newspaper I can look at?

    1969 BERT: Yeah, there's one right here on the counter here...

    Ernie walked over to the counter, and grabbed the newspaper, to look at the date.

    ERNIE: Let's see... uh... 1969... 1969? ! Bert! Bert, wake up!

    1969 BERT: I'm ALREADY awake!

    ERNIE: Not YOU Bert, MY Bert! (Lifts Bert) Bert! Bert! Wake up ol' buddy! Wake up!

    BERT: (Wakes up) What... what... WHAT? ! WHAT IS IT ERNIE? ! WHAT? !

    ERNIE: Bert! Dr. Price's time machine worked alright... it's 1969!

    BERT: 1969? ! Holy cow!

    1969 BERT: Does that come as a surprise to you?

    ERNIE: Yeah... see... you guys are obviously Ernie and Bert of 1969... WE are the Ernie and Bert of the future!

    1969 ERNIE: Really?

    1969 BERT: Prove it!

    ERNIE: (Starts rapping) Yo! Rubber ducky, you da one! You make bathtime lots o' fun! Rubber ducky, I'ma awfully fond of you! Vo-vo-vo-de-do!

    1969 ERNIE: Wow! Hey Bert... they ARE us!

    1969 BERT: I don't believe this!

    1969 ERNIE: Well, if you guys will excuse me, I wish to take a bath in my beloved Rosie!

    BERT: Who's Rosie?

    1969 BERT: His bathtub... he calls his bathtub Rosie.

    1969 ERNIE: That's right, 'cause everytime I take a bath, I...

    BOTH ERNIES: Leave a ring around Rosie! (Snickers)

    BERT: (Sarcastically) This is gonna be a fun day...
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  16. ISNorden Active Member

    Bravissimo, it's the little details that count in a story like this--both physical ones like the street sign and behavioral ones like Cookie being more aggressive. If Big Bird was that astonished over meeting his past incarnation though...I can only imagine how he'd react to seeing Mr. Hooper alive and well, running the store! :wisdom:
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  17. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    *Regrets not making Mr. Hooper a part of the original idea*
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  18. ISNorden Active Member

    Well, as a certain giant bird taught us both, everyone makes mistakes. Maybe you can work him into a later chapter...hint hint hint! :wisdom:
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  19. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's just my thinking though... again, writing this as if it were going to be a TV special, who would they possibly get to play Mr. Hooper?

    However, I do plan on having an encounter with the full-head-of-hair 1969 Gordon, but again, only if enough people read this, lol.
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  20. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Come on fanfiction readers/authors, quit being so cliquish! Give those who don't crank out umpteen elaborate stories at a time a chance too, huh?
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