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Favorite Bert and Ernie Sketch

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Buck-Beaver, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Mister Fred

    Mister Fred New Member

    The Broken water pipe Floods the Apartment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My favorite is when Bert is sitting down reading and Ernie keeps going from the kitchen and outside with a glass of water. Bert wonders why and starts asking. Finally he gives up and Ernie says the kitchen sink is broken and water is all over the floor. Bert then yells, "Oh Ernie why didn't you tell me before the whole house flooded"! That's what happens next, THE APARTMENT FLOODS WITH WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. dalexandre

    dalexandre New Member

    there was a similar one but instead the tub overflows because of ernies forgetfullness!
  3. BarkingSprocket

    BarkingSprocket New Member

    There are so many great Bert & Ernie sketchs,

    But i guess my favourite is when Ernie can't sleep and he sings "Dance My Self To Sleep" I love it when Bert asks where the boogie woogie sheep got their tap shoes from.

    It's just a classic. Does anyone know when it was first transmitted? US and UK dates plz :p :(
  4. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    let him eat cake

    There's one early B & E skit I'm very sentimental over. We see Ernie polishing off a piece of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for dessert. Bert comes in and sees Ernie ate the cake, since he has a plate of crumbs in front of him, and he's holding a fork and napkin. Ernie is still trying to maintain he's innocent, but Bert ain't buying it. So Ernie concocts a rather tall tale of how a monster came in and ate the cake. "You know how monsters like cake!"
    The monster, Ernie claims, ate the cake, and handed him the fork and napkin. But Bert's convinced Ernie's a categorical liar, and storms off. "Well, it COULD'VE happened that way, Bert!" We all know it didn't. Anyhow, right on cue, our big blue scary monster friend Beautiful Day comes in with some manic Joe Raposo music playing, and eats the second piece of cake, and hands the napkin and fork to Ernie. Poor Ernie doesn't know what to do as Bert comes back and sees the second piece of cake gone. "You won't believe this Bert, but a monster...." "I don't wanna talk about it Ernie". Then poor Ernie looks at us then bursts into tears. End of story. Man, I felt so bad for our orange chum. But remember kids. If you do something wrong, don't make it worse by lying about it, because it will come back and haunt you.

    Unfortunately, this clip has not been shown on any Noggin episodes, but thank you Mokeystar for sending me the icon with Beautiful Day and Ernie right before our monster friend helps himself to dessert.
  5. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    Speaking of sentimental, remember the "Things That I Remember" Ernie and Bert skit? I love how they showed scenes from the old skits with Ernie and Bert (and were not afraid of showing the older Bert with a larger nose). I thought the whole thing was a beautiful summation of all the years and all the skits. I wish they'd do another one like that and reminisce about more old skits and their friendship (of course, the producers will have to get the psychologists' permission first).
  6. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member


    I remember that one. It's one of those good ol' "lost" E & B skits. That one did have a good moral; kind of like "the boy who cried wolf" or "the boy who cried monster."

    Some other very obscure E & B skits that very few people seem to remember:

    Bert makes Ernie throw away his R collection, so he could use the box for his J collection.

    The mysterious nose snatcher takes Ernie's nose.

    Ernie opens Bert's present to his Aunt Matilda because Ernie thinks it's for him.

    Ernie obsseses over putting a large vase on a small shelf.

    A lot of toys are scattered around the apartment, Ernie decides that he will put away all the toys that are red, have wheels, make noise, etc. and winds up only putting away the fire engine.

    In a similar skit, Bert tells Ernie to clean up the apartment and says that even Oscar's "trash can is cleaner than this". Ernie does in fact clean it up, but then cleans up the toy box, thus knocking everything around again.

    In the bedroom, Ernie imagines what it would be like if he was Bert and Bert was him. The imagine scene comes on with Bert acting silly and aggravating Ernie who wants to get his sleep. Ernie says, "Do I really act like that?"

    Ernie pours a glass of mild upisde down, much to Bert's dismay.

    Bert claims possession of the cabinet because it has a "B" on it, but Ernie opens one door, turning it into an "E".

    :p :(
  7. Ernie and Bert

    Ernie and Bert New Member

    Fish in the cowboy hat

    The fish in the cowboy hat was one of the funniest(if not also the best) It showed the comic genius behind the duo and one my favorite songs (while mostly sung by Bert) is "The National Association of W Lovers" :p :(
  8. bobhopesite

    bobhopesite Active Member

    My favorite is when they talk about wind
  9. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    could you possibly discribe that 1 a little bit?
  10. ponamytrail

    ponamytrail New Member

    My favorite was predating Bert's paper clip collection, when he shows Ernie his bottle cap collection, to try to get Ernie all into the joys of collecting things as a hobby. He proudly shows his bottle caps, which are in a frame with glass over it. There is a blank space in the middle, where Bert confides that he is in need of the ever-elusive oh-so-rare bottle cap of "Figgy Fizz", and how when, if ever he gets that, his life will be complete. Meanwhile, Ernie, getting bored, looks through the junk in his pocket, and gives him a Figgy Fizz bottle cap. "Uh, here you go, Bert." Ernie gets bored and goes out to play; Bert is so ecstatic, that he has to go lie down.

    Funny stuff.
  11. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member


    That's a rare and classic E & B skit. It's also one of the few skits where Bert comes out ahead.
  12. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    There seemed to be a period of time when Bert collected both paperclips and bottle caps. In the skit where Ernie paints Bert with a beard and mustache, Bert screams that Ernie ruined his whole day because he could have been out collecting his paperclips, his bottle caps...

    Also, Bert has had a few obscure interests that were only mentioned once or twice. There was a 70's street scene where Bert sings a song about being "square" (for those too young to remember, that was a 70's type term for "nerdy" or "geeky") and mentions his "collection of bricks" and says that he "loves Kleenex" and he just can't get enough of it. There was also a very old skit where Bert had a "J collection." Bert's interests are probably a lot broader than most realize. :(
  13. ponamytrail

    ponamytrail New Member

    This only had Ernie in it, and Blue Fat I think, but I haven't read about it yet in all the posts. Anyone remember this?
    Ernie and the IceCream man -- Ernie wants this sky-high combination ice cream cone Chocolate/Strawberry/Peach/Vanilla/Banana/Pistachio/Peppermint......
    The exasperated Blue Fat brings out this monster cone, with a scoop of each of about a dozen flavors. Ernie refuses to pay, citing that the scoops are in the wrong order, with the bottom where the top should be.
    Blue Fat, angry, tells him to eat the cone standing on his head.
  14. matthewxel

    matthewxel New Member

    Also lemon/orange/butterscotch. :)
  15. kermiejam

    kermiejam New Member

    Umm maybe the ones where ernie always tell a story and bert doesnt want 2 hurt it b/c hes trying 2 sleep
  16. matthewxel

    matthewxel New Member

    I like the one where from 1973 in which Bert tells Ernie he is suppose to take the laundary basket to the laundramat, and he fills up the basket with Rubbie Duckie, a box of cookies, a coloring book with crayons, a radio, some books, a basketball, a ukulele, a yo-yo, and an umbrella. Then at the end Ernie suggests he'd like to play baseball instead.

    Or when Bert hears water dripping from the sink and Ernie tries to fix that by turing on the radio and vaccum cleaner.

    I really like and I always liked when Ernie made a sculpture of Bert made from clay, and then Bert exlaimes it has no nose. Then Ernie pulls off Bert's nose and puts it on the sculpture.

    I also like the one from the late 80's where Ernie makes a shopping list for Bert out of chocolate pudding because Ernie couldn't find any pencils, or pens, or crayons, or markers, or a typewriter. So Ernie use chocolate pudding instead. Luckily Ernie had paper and a paintbrush. Leaving Bert saying that the last time Ernie had to make shopping list, he used spaggetti sauce.

    I like the time when Ernie breaks the cookie jar and he puts the cookies in the sugar bowl, and he puts the sugar in the flower pot, and the flower in the milk bottle, and the milk in the soda bottle, and soda in the fish bowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat but Bert asks,"What am I suppose to wear when I want to play cowboy?!" Then Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and he says,"Ride 'em cowboy, Bert!"

    I really like the one with Ernie's ice cream cone too. The 10 flavors were known as: chocolate,strawberry,peach,vannila,pistachio,peppermint,lemon,orange,and butterscotch.
  17. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    don't think this was mentioned.

    don't know if this was the 1st time Ernie pulled Bert's nose offbut this was from season 1. Ernire mentions how we have 2 eyes 2 ears and 2 noses. Bert, hey you dingaling you only got 1 nose! Enie, 2 noses, and 2 eyes too bad. Bert very funny very funny. funny thing this skit looks like it was done in the basement of the apartment and though they do live downstairs, this was in the cellar room were you saw pipes.
  18. Fuzzy and Blue

    Fuzzy and Blue New Member

    bert and ernie

    The Bert and Ernie sketches I remember the most from my childhood come from the "Bedtime Stories and Songs" video that I watched frequently when I was a young'un (I think I may even still have it), and they are "Dance Myself to Sleep" (very cute song and sketch) and "Here in the Middle of My Imagination" (if that's what it's called...if not, what's the real title?)

    ~Dana~
  19. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

  20. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I was reading that yesterday. Very funny.

    I seem, vaguely, to remember a sketch where Ernie comes out with a sock on his ear and says, "What am I thinking of that begins with E" and Bert says, "Ear." And Ernie replies, "Nope. Eyes."

    I've tried that on a lot of people and it works evey time.

    Also, I seem to remember something with kneecaps...not sure what.

    Bea:zany:{No. I am not refering to Gonzo's photographic essay on kneecaps from TGMC)regard


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