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Ernie & Bert Before and After (Eating cookies from the tin)

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Dantecat, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Dantecat Active Member

    I know this skit was just made in 1969 But,

    (1)What just happens in this skit?

    (2)Where did it take place at?

    (3)How is it?

    (4)If ending music is on there how does it go?

    4 Questions please! ;)
  2. mikebennidict New Member

    ernie wants to east some cookies and Bert says it's time for dinner and Ernire says 2 times all come along right after i have some cookies and i don't know why it went like this but Bert asks Ernie if he knows the difference between before and after. and he doesn't so bert says for example if you want a cookie you have lift the cover and after it's lifted, than you can have a cookie. so Ernie decides to practice this a few times but after a 4th cookie he's not hungry for dinner.
  3. Dantecat Active Member

    Thanks Mike! But you forgot the last 3 questions to answer.So take your time please! ;)
  4. TotallySpiesFan New Member

    (1) Ernie wants to eat some cookies and Bert says it's time for dinner and Ernie says 2 times all come along right after i have some cookies and i don't know why it went like this but Bert asks Ernie if he knows the difference between before and after. And he doesn't so Bert says for example if you want a cookie you have lift the cover and after it's lifted, than you can have a cookie. so Ernie decides to practice this a few times but after a 4th cookie he's not hungry for dinner.

    (2) In the basement of 123 Sesame Street.

    (3) Good.

    (4) The same ending music as the "sheep, fire engine, and balloon" sketch.
  5. bobhopesite Active Member

  6. mikebennidict New Member

    even though i try to answer people's questions the best i can, i think you're getting carried away with some of these questions. just figure that it was in their apartment.
  7. fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    before and after cookies

    I haven't seen this clip in eons, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Every time Ernie lifted the cover, he grabbed a cookie (look like Oreos). He demonstrates for our benefit four times:

    "Before I can have a cookie, I have to lift the cover.
    After I lift the cover, then I can have a cookie"

    Of course that kills his appetite for dinner, much to Bert's frustration.
    At the end, Bert is looking more than a little peeved, so Ernie hands him a cookie. "You want a cookie, Bert?"

    But magically, he does so WITHOUT lifting the cover!!! Wow!
  8. Dantecat Active Member

    What's "eons" mean :confused:
  9. ssetta Active Member

    It's another way of saying "Ages."
  10. Ziffel New Member

    I just mentioned in another thread how I ruined my appetite for any dinner due to eating snacks this afternoon. And I mentioned how that reminds me when Ernie did that with cookies. But I don't recall yet seeing that skit mentioned here so I searched for it and saw this thread.
    Yeah, it's been eons since I've seen this one too but remember it pretty well. At the end when Ernie says, "I'm not hungry anymore, Bert", Bert sighs in frustration. When Ernie asks if Bert wants a cookie it's funny how Bert just turns his head and looks at Ernie but doesn't speak (Almost like the look was, "Are you kidding me!" )
    And yes, as Totally Spies Fan said, the ending music was the same as the "counting sheep, fire engines, and balloons" sketch. Five beats of music. Weh Weh Weh Weh Wehhhhh.
    Boy, Ernie ruins his dinner with cookies, eats cookies in bed, takes Bert's cookies a bunch of times (even wanting half of Bert's half of a cookie!), sets his alarm clock to remind him to eat his cookie on the table, substitutes cookies for eggs in the egg carton. Ernie was quite the cookie monster himself!
  11. SesameMike Member

    Ernie and cookies

    There was also the time he filled up the laundry basket with so much junk there was no room for any laundry. A small box of cookies was included in the mix. Reason given: in case he (and Rubber Ducky?) get hungry while waiting for the laundyry to be done.

    Then there was the time where, off-camera, Ernie accidentally broke the cookie jar, but still highly prioritized having the cookies in a secure location. So he put the cookies in the sugar bowl, the sugar in the flower pot, etc...

    One day, Bert was reading a newspaper and Ernie asked him how to spell the word "Help". Bert told him how it was spelled (begrudgingly? I'm not sure.), and Ernie moved back off camera. Then Bert is alarmed that Ernie might be in grave trouble; afterall, why else would he want to know how to spell "Help". Bert quit reading the paper and desperately asked Ernie what was wrong. Turned out that Ernie fixed a nice plate of cookies, and put up a sign that read "Help Yourself".

    One time Ernie had a plateful of assorted cookies and was trying to match them. He wasn't doing so well at it, but then Cookie Monster came by and produced a matching pair right away. Of course, CM was quick to demonstrate a "better way" to match cookies. After eating up the contents of the plate in one fell swoop (to a musical accompaniment?), CM said "All cookies are crumbs and in my tummy. They all match. Bye-bye." Note that CM was still holding the matching pair from before.
  12. Ziffel New Member

    Oh yeah even further examples of Ernie's cookie loving. But despite all these, there are two skits that would forever discredit Ernie as being an acceptable "cookie monster"!
    (1) In the skit where Ernie cleans up the place in 15 seconds so he can win Bert's dessert, Bert says the dessert is cookies and ice cream. And Ernie says those are his two favorite desserts. Whereas Cookie Monster would never equate anything else with cookies (In his "C is for Cookie" song, he says "A round doughnut with a bite out of it also looks like a c. But it is not as good as a cookie!").
    (2) When Ernie wants to buy an empty box from Lefty the Salesman but doesn't have any money on him, Bert comes along with a whole box full of cookies. Ernie throws the cookies on the ground so he can use the box to catch jellybeans from the sky! No way would Cookie Monster do such a thing even if it DID rain jellybeans from the sky!
    But despite these two instances, Ernie sure did display himself to be a "muppet after CM's own mouth!" :crazy:
  13. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    the sesame street book of puzzles

    Pictures and dialog from this segment appeared in a book from 1970 called The Sesame Street Book Of Puzzles, but the ending lines (with ernie not being able to eat dinner and asking bert if he wanted a cookie) were not included. I think certain dialog from other sketches were not included in that book as well. I have read that at the end of the skit where Kermit wanted Grover to get inside a box, after discovering that there was already a monster in the box, grover greeted the monster ("hi, fred"), but that line wasn't included in the book.

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