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Favorite Ernie & Bert Moments

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by TravellingMatt, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    SOOOOOOOO many to choose from!

    Ernie putting the pot on Bert's head...and his explanation as to why Bert has to do so.

    Ernie & Bert go fishing, and Ernie catches all the fish. "HEEEEEEERE FISHY FISHY FISHY!!!!"

    Ernie & Bert play the Rhyming Game.

    Ernie and the Boogie Woogie Sheep dance themselves to sleep...and throw Bert out of the apartment in the process.

    Ernie & Bert sing "But I Like You" at bedtime.

    Ernie & Bert play a game with Ernie's drum set. (Good thing Animal wasn't around!)

    Ernie spoils Bert's nephew Brad a bit *too* much with his bath toys.

    Ernie plays with his new disguise kit, and Bert thinks the Big Bad Wolf is Ernie in disguise.

    Bert plays checkers with his pigeon, Bernice.

    Ernie & Bert sing "La La La" about the letter L.

    Ernie sings "Dee Dee Dee" while Cookie serves as prop master.

    Ernie meets Bert's brother Bart.

    The Gift of the Magi from "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street".

    Bert sings about love while dressed as Cupid...then loses it over his costume. (We actually see a tear roll down Ernie's cheek onto his nose during this song!)

    Ernie and Bert engage in "small talk" with a thoroughly alienated Doc. (From "Muppet Family Xmas")

    Ernie wakes up Bert to tell him it's time for his nap.

    Bert is waiting for his brass band to show up (their instruments beat them to Sesame Street). Bob sings a song about a brass band and soon the entire Street starts a parade with the instruments...just when the band shows up.
  2. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    "Dance Myself to Sleep" - HANDS DOWN, the most clever sketch ever performed by Bert and Ernie.

    My all-time fav SS moment.

    - Billy :cool:
  3. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    When Bert needs a friend to play with him. And Ernie is there the whole time :)
  4. Natalie

    Natalie Well-Known Member

    yes, definitely Dance Myself to Sleep

    but also the one where they go to the Egyptian pyramids and there are two mummies, one who looks like Bert and one like Ernie, and the Ernie look alike is like alive and starts dancing and singing with Ernie.
  5. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    "...he knows Rubber Ducky, Bert"

    "Sure Ernie..."
  6. Natalie

    Natalie Well-Known Member

    Hey! i love how all of you know so many quotes and lines from stuff. My bro has a tape called "the Best of Ernie and Bert" and it has sooo many funny ones on it including that Egyptian one. You should all check it out
  7. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    Well, Sesame Street sure has stopped using old clips pretty much, but occasionally, they will throw in an old Bert & Ernie skit. Here are the ones they have used last season:

    Ernie brings home a puppy.

    "Dance Myself to Sleep"

    "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon"

    Ernie teaches his cousin to say "Er-nie."

    Ernie and Bert go fishing.

    Bert's portrait.

    Ernie eats cookies in bed.

    "But I Like You"

    Ernie teaches his pigeon to play checkers.

    And they have used Rubber Duckie and La La La with the original audio recordings, but they did re-do the segments.
  8. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    Ernie wears socks over his ears for the "Guess What I'm Thinking Of Game" where Bert has to guess what bodypart Ernie's thinking of.

    The Classic "Banana In The Ear" skits

  9. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    How about when Ernie tries to make a shopping list? LOL!!! He writes with chocolate sauce!
  10. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Hey, don't laugh---that's what I use to write out the reseets for kustomers in the phone mart!


  11. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Jeez...now I've got Hershey's on my cell phone cover! :p

    - Billy :cool:
  12. Muppet Frog

    Muppet Frog Well-Known Member

    I Don't Want to Live on the Moon, Do De Rubber Duck, Shake Your Head One Time, Bert goes shopping sort of, Ernie making Bert bald, Ernie calls Bert while he's out of town, Ernie home alone, Ernie turning the radio up and down and turning Bert into a radio, Ernie interacting with Zoe on 3999 and Ernie and Bert letting their balloons go.
  13. MeepMeepBork

    MeepMeepBork Well-Known Member

    Oh, wow. Where do I begin?

    - Bert is "It".
    - "Dee, Dee, Dee"
    - "La, La, La"
    - Ernie impersonating Bert when he's home alone.
    - "Dance Myself to Sleep"
    - "Bert's Blanket"
    - "I Gotta Be Clean"
    - "Do De Rubber Duck"
    - "Would You Like to Buy an O"
    - Brad's bath (isn't Brad just the cutest?)
    - The cave with the lookalike statues (one of which sings "Rubber Duckie")
    - "One Fine Face"
    - "Doin' the Pigeon"
    - The National Association of W Lovers (I used to sing the club song all the time as a little one... Ah, who am I kiddin'. I still do!)
    - The countless occasions where Bert's nose comes loose.

    I'm sure there's more, but I'm gonna stop there for now. I love these guys. :p:(
  14. 3stairs

    3stairs New Member

    Does anyone remember Bert and Ernie fishing and Ernie singing a song with "Hey, Fishy, won't you come out and play?" in it? It was one of my all-time favorite Sesame Street skits and I still sing the line to my kids. I'd love to see a video of it. Does anyone have any ideas on where I can find it? I've searched and searched and can't even find mention of the song, let alone a video.
  15. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Haven't heard of it. The only "fish" thing I was ever aware of was the "here, fishy, fishy" sketch (which always cracks me up, btw).

    At any rate, I love the one where Bert is It, the drum one where Bert has to mimic the notes (and the REAL sad thing is I can't find it on youtube but after all these years I can still sing most of the entire routine), the fishy one, Doin' the Pigeon, ... okay, I really just dig the entire thing.
  16. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Oh goodness, there's so many...but off the top of my head, the Egyptian tomb one, the old school Bert has a purple hand, the one where Ernie's taking a bath with the bowling ball, flashlight, etc. Anything where Ernie had a radio because I always thought the music that came out of it was funny (my favorite use of the radio was when Bert was trying to sleep and Ernie was turning on the radio, the vacuum, etc.)
  17. clutch123

    clutch123 Member

    there are so many Bert and Ernie sketches to choose from, but these are my favorites:

    - "My favorite number is 6": song by Bert.

    - "The statue of Bert": Ernie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.

    - "Imagine That": a song by Ernie.

    - "Imagination"; A beautiful song by Bert, and the ending with all those balloons coming down brought a tear to my eye because it was so majestic.
  18. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I like the Number 6 song as well. I especially like when the song changes when Bert sings "When people say hey Bert pick a number, I always pick the one nobody picks...."
  19. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    I have lots of moments with Ernie and Bert that I could think of off the bat:
    - "Here fishy, fishy, fishy!"
    -Ernie and Bert explore a pyramid in Egypt and the statue that looks like Ernie scares Ernie at first, then scares Bert in the end.
    -"I don't want to live on the moon"
    -Ernie returns from camp
    -Ernie brings home a puppy
    -Bert tells pigeon jokes
    -Ernie and Bert camping under the stars
    -"But I like you"
    -"Dance myself to sleep"
    -Banana in the ear sketch
    -The rhyming game- the ad-libs are funny!
    -Ernie and Bert explore the jungle looking for Dr. Livingston
    -Ernie's snowman
    -Ernie counts fruit including the fruit that isn't there!
    Ernie: Want a kiwi fruit, Bert?
    Bert: NO!
    Ernie: I don't have one anyhow.- My favorite line of the whole sketch!
    -Bert's physical exam by Ernie
  20. clutch123

    clutch123 Member

    I just thought of another bert and ernie segment I liked:

    "The counts sleep over", I just love the way the Count comes over bert and ernie's for a sleep over, then keeps ernie awake the entire night counting, thus turning ernie into a zombie. "I laugh at ernie's zombie expression when he enters the room at the end".

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