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Elmo's world "Jingle Bells" controversy

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by SillyRed, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. SillyRed

    SillyRed Well-Known Member

    Have you guys noticed that Elmo repeats a topic to the tune of "Jingle Bells"(except the Farm episode)? I think It's funny while some of you think it's stupid. Why did this happen anyway?:smirk:
  2. CookieFan

    CookieFan Well-Known Member

    I dunno, but my 19 mo old has been "singing" it over and over since she was 14 mos and driving me nuts. (It wasn't so bad over the holidays, but sheeeesh!)

    I understand why they do the repetition, but don't know why they chose that particular song.
  3. Hays

    Hays Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing because the tune is one almost everybody knows, and it's easy to learn, as it's almost all one note.
  4. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    Possibly because it is public domain and pretty much any words work with the tune.
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    There's a controversey about this?!

  6. Hays

    Hays Well-Known Member

    Hey, at least y'all can spell controversey (anyway, it looks more right to me than the way I wrote it!)

    And I have a degree in English! The nuns would faint!
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    There was a nun who ran the preschool I went to as a kid, and you could do what you wanted in the classroom or outside and be as loud as you wanted to; but there was NO talking in the halls or cafeteria or bathrooms!!

    One day, Monte (my best pal) and I were getting water in the hall and I looked over and said, "It tastes like metal!" in a VERY quiet whisper, and the nun was right behind us and smacked me across my back with a 12" ruler. I thought I had been shot by a cannon!!

    There was another nun who would come in, though, who was SOOO sweet and ended up taking over the preschool after the other one left (way after I graduated from there); but, finally, she ended up going to the missions somewhere I think in S America.

    I have no idea of her history after that--BUT!

    The nuns and the teachers and everyone was impressed with my spelling and reading abilities at such an early age.

    I am, however, unsure of the correct spelling of controversy (it's correct without the "e" before the "y").
  8. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    That sounds about right. Them rulers hurt!

    I went to two days of pre-school. That's about it. Then, when I started Kindergarten (is that with a d or a t? Think it's a t.) my parents were told I'd never amount to anything and end up working as a school janitor. I think that's part of the reason I got yanked out of school in first grade.

    I started reading real early. I can read pretty well. Pronounce words properly and such (pronounce hyperbole. That one's so annoying!), but I've never been real good at spelling. I get confused with words ending with "ing" and such. I never remember if you're supposed to add and extra letter, or take away some or what. Can't spell finally right except by accident. Two Ns? Two Ls? One N and two Ls? Never could figure it out.

    I think I have it now. One N. Two Ls. And I absolutely hate plurals! As is obvious in this post.

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