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Classic SS Character Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by The Count, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi guys. You know the deal with these threads o'mine. Got some tapes wit classic episodes, and naturally... Got some character questions to get 'em added to the Muppet Listings.

    1 Harvey Kneeslapper's B Victim.
    Sounded like he was voiced by Jim. Harvey's joke... "Do you know where I wanna B?"
    Victim, or I guess it could be a "Passerby": No, where?"
    Harvey: "I wanna B right here!"
    *Slaps B on guy's chest.
    If you could, please provide a descript... Or at least if he should be added or not, and if so under what potential/possible name.

    2 The Alphabet Hide & Seek Kids.
    These were two AM kids who were playing hide and seek, the one kid who was It was saying the alphabet though he needed some coaching from the kid who was hiding. The sketch ended with the kid who was It asking what came after Y, the hiding kid came back to say "Z" and was then tagged as It.
    If you could, please provide a descript of what these kids looked like... Or at least, if they should be added or not, and if so under what heading.

    3 Smilin' Jack's Customer.
    Smilin' Jack sounded like Frank's tough voice while selling hats to a little kid who sounded like Jerry's meek Robin the Frog voice.
    If you could, please provide a descript of what the little kid looked like... Or at least, whether he should be added or not, and if so under what heading.

    4 The Circle Kid.
    Again, another Jim-voiced AM kid. This one was I guess a kid inside a circle that kept expanding and shrinking as it got bigger or smaller, until it collapsed in on itself fading to black.
    If you could, please provide a descript of what this kid looked like... Or at least, whether he should be added or not, and if so under what heading.

    All of these come from Episode 355, the Rain Storm episode.
    Hope to get some replies soon and have a great weekend.
  2. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    1. The blue guy of "Do you know where I want a B?" shouldn't be added.

    2. They were a small orange AM (played by Jerry Nelson) and a small pink AM (played by Frank Oz).

    3. The name of this customer is Farley.

    4. He was a pink AM with yellow hair and a striped shirt.
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    OK... Farley huh? Then that eliminates #3 from above.
    But... Why do you say Harvey Kneeslapper's victim shouldn't be added? After all, we're trying to make as accurate and as complete a listing as possible.
    As for #2 and 4 above, under what headings/entry names should they be added?
    Hope to hear from you guys soon.
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The guy from the harvey kneeslapper "B" sketch was blue, wih black hair around the back of his head, black eyebrows, a black mustache, and a pink nose. of course, he had eyes, too. He kinda looked like Fat Blue with black hair instead of brown. he also wore a blue sweater. I am not sure if you have him listed yet or not.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No I don't have him listed as of yet. Gonna watch some more episodes I got tomorrow and post again. Would be interested in a comparison of the guy who's the victim in all the Harvey Kneeslapper sketches. If he's not either Mr. Johnson or Simon the Sounds Man, and is rather this blue AM with the black hair round his head and mustache... Then maybe it'd be better to just add him as "Harvey Kneeslapper's Victim".
    Not sure, maybe I'll just wait till MuppetDude sees this thread whenever he comes back and hope for an answer from him. As well as an answer from all my other trusted sources.
    Hope to hear from you guys soon.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    OK, I'm back with some more questions about potential new entries to the Muppet Listings.

    From 1090, Hawaii Vacation Day 1.
    The Elevator Floor-Counting Singers: Four AM's who ride in an elevator and sing about counting the floors from 1 to 10, and then backwards as they come back down.
    Should they be added? And if so, under what heading?
    Frank and Gary: These were two AM's who appeared on opposite ends of the street, as if they hadn't seen each other in a long time. They walk to each other to measure how far they originally were, to know if it's too far to walk to where Gary was originally standing.
    Should these be added? And if so, should they be two separate entries?
    The Word Song Singers: There's the song about the Word Family, four words ending in "E-T" and at least two AM's singing the song I think.
    Should these be added? And if so, under what heading?
    Please provide of all the above potential entries.

    There were three human characters in this episode that took place at the airport. There was the "Metal Detector Officer" (Calling her that cause that's what Oscar called her, "Officer"); the Stewardess who got a bit frazzled as the grown-ups were rounding up BB and Oscar before getting on the plane; and the pilot, not sure if his name is Captain "Cooty", "Cootey", "Cootie".
    Any help with these three, including names of who portrayed them would be appreciated.

    From Episode 1091: Hawaii Vacation Day 2.
    Will have to watch it again to get all the names of the Hawaiian friends Buffy introduced.

    The Hawaii Fruit Stand Vendor: This is the man who's tending to the fruit stand when the SS grown-ups stop to ask and buy some tropical fruits like papaya and bread fruit... Mmm, so delicious when cooked right.
    Any help with this character, including the name of the actor who portrayed him would be appreciated.

    The Lost and Found Clerk: Sounded like another Jim-voiced character. An AM man in charge of a Lost and Found booth. He helps a kid find his toy box. Was that kid Farley again? If not, then under what heading should the kid be added? Should the old man in charge of the Lost and Found booth be added?

    From Episode 1092: Hawaii Vacation Day 3.
    The Rocket Cheerleaders: Bunch of AM's who were leading a cheer like... Give me a Rock! Give me an Ets!
    Rock-Ets! Rock-Ets! And then a rocket took off.
    Should these be added? Please provide descripts of these and all the other potential entries above.
    Thanks, hope to hear from you guys soon.
  7. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    That was the character's exact name in a 1970's Sesame Street paper finger puppet set.
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks GB. Somehow, I think I'm missing one of the six Hawaii vacation episodes, cause I just watched all I got and there were only five. Oh well, so long as I got 1095 where there's a cast list that'll help out... That's the main thing.

    Some more characters to ask about.
    We have Harvey Kneeslapper's Victim from the I Wanna B sketch. But is the "victim" in the Gimme 5 sketch the same character? If not, then should they be listed as two separate entries?
    There was a song performed by a Christopher Cerf voiced character called "one Way", a spoof of "Leader of the Pack" recorded by the Shangri-Las with a young Billy Joel at the piano. My question is...
    Who were the characters sing the song "One Way"? Should they be added?
    Who was "The Guardian Angel" that showed up in the song? Should it be added?
    There's a segment with Grover and a girl scratching each other's back. Was that girl named Penny? Was it even a girl? If so, was her name Penny? If so, what was her full name?
    Will post again later. Rully hoping to get some help with all these old/new entries for the list.
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Here are another few questions...

    In the Hawaii Vacation episodes, there's a man who shows up three times. The first time, he says "Sad" thrice; the second time, he says "Happy" thrice; and the last time, just before the end of the episode he shows up and says "Silly" three times. Who is this person?

    From the episode with Olivia's Grandmother... There's this sketch with a little AM boy talking about things you can do with your mind. And then we hear a knocking t the front door of his home, growing louder with each instance of the boy continuing to talk instead of answering the door. In the end, it turns out to be Herry at the door wanting to know if the boy can come and play with him. Who was this AM boy?

    As for everything else above, guess I'll go ahead and add it. If you guys have any objections to the entries being added post here. If not, then I figure you'll see it all in version 16 of the Muppet Listings and post your thoughts regarding certain entries' inclusion or exclusion then.
    Hope to hear from you guys soon and have a good weekend.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    One more for you guys to help with...

    In episode 17106, the first of Big Bird Goes to Camp Echo Rock... There's a song with a Jim-voiced character, sounds a bit like Link Hogthrob. He's singing a song of how because he lives in the city he prefers to go out to the wide open spaces of the country. And while he's singing his song in the country, it gets turned into a second sprawling cityscape by a local construction crew, oblivious to the knowledge of the singer.
    Who was this AM character singing the song? Please LMK how best to add him to the list.
    Hope to get some help with this and all the other questions posted here soon.
  11. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    The guy who sang "Wide Open Spaces" is the Woodsman, who also appeared in a News Flash sketch in 1972 where Kermit reports on the wolf chasing Little Red Riding Hood.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    More questions... From 1707, Camp Echo Rock Day 2, I think.

    Who were the characters that sang this song about Frazzle? Were they the "Frazzletones"?
    If so, would appreciate a descript.
    There was this segment with three African-American men. The first two talk about playing a game, standing around or bouncing a ball. One of these two is a bit contrarian, and says he wants to play "grown-up". A third guy comes in and asked if they want to play jump rope.
    Not sure who these guys were.

    The Body Song. I know this involved Little Jerry and the Monotones, but... There are at least six parts to the song.
    Little Jerry who's singing, one guy snoring, another one coughing, another hiccuping, another sneezing, and one last guy whose heartbeat is pounding loudly. Were the other Monotones in this song or were they other AM's?
    If these were other AM's, how should they be added?

    As for the campers from Camp Echo Rock...
    Should they be listed individually by their names?
    Or should they be listed as a group, as "Camp Echo Rock: "Insert Camper's Name""?
    Hope to hear from you guys soon.
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Oh yeah... Before I forget, wanted to ask about the sketch where Sinister Sam wants to know Y.
    There are two characters at the beginning, they call each other Chester and Snooks. Was Chester the bartender? Was Snooks the cowboy who exited the saloon at that point, or did he come back in quickly?
    Also, who were the other cowboys in the saloon, and how could they best be added to the list?
    Hope to get some answers soon.
  14. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    They were the Frazzletones. The monsters in this group were a blue Harvey-esque monster with Little Chrissy hair and sunglasses, a purple AM monster with yellow horns, and Maurice Monster.

    As for the characters in "Body Full of Rhythm", they were a tall orange AM with closed eyelids who was snoring, Rockin' Richard with a beating heart, Big Jeffy with hiccoughs, Chrissy who was sneezing, and an unnamed purple AM who was coughing.
  15. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    I think you mean David's Grandmother.
  16. Dantecat

    Dantecat Well-Known Member

    No mike.There was definitely an episode where Olivia's Grandmother come to visit and sets up a vegetable stand and it was done in 1982. ;)
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    To help you out Mike... Harriet, David's Grandmother, is already listed. This episode can be found on SesameStreetGuy's episode guide list and thread by the same name in the group of episodes from Season 13, from 1982. It starts with 16, not sure about the last two digits of the episode. I think it was sponsored by the letters K and V and the number 4, though that's what the cassette's label says.
    This was Olivia's grandmother who came to Sesame Street in Oscar's Sloppy Jalopy to set up a vegetable stand. She was so concerned about bringing enough produce in all her suitcases, she had to convince Oscar to take her back out to the country to get some clothes and a toothbrush.
    If anyone knows the name of the actress who portrayed her, I'd be very interested since we could add her to the list.
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Still have four more episodes to finish Tape #2, but here are some questions from...
    Episode 1709, Camp Echo Rock Day 4.
    There was a segment much like the ones with the Two-Headed Monster putting together word sounds to make a word. However, this segment had a small AM kid putting together the individual sounds of the word "Hug". At the end, Herry appeared and hugged the kid.
    Who was this AM kid? And how would it be best to add him to the list?
    Who were the singers in the background at the construction site for the song "This is My J"?
    There was a sketch with the Camp Wanna Go Home campers learning about the parts of a tree, and another sketch with the Rhymies camping out. In both sketches, a big Muppet bear showed up at the end scaring them off in both instances.
    First, are these two different bears? If so, should they be added as individual entries?
    Second, were these the same bear? If so, how would it be best to add him to the list?
    Rully hoping someone can come in here and answer these questions. Feel like they're piling up and that the pile keeps growing.
    Oh well, will wait for someone knowledgeable answers 'em.
    Hope to hear from you guys soon and have a good night.
  19. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    oh sorry about that.
  20. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    There was an orange AM girl in the sketch where Herrry talked about the word HUG. In the song, "This is My J", the singers in the background were AM construction workers. As for the sketches "Rhymies Go Camping" and "Camp Wannagohome: Tree", they used the same bear puppet in both of these sketches.

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