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Favorite Grover moment!

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by TravellingMatt, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt New Member

    My favorite one has to be, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the Charlie's restaurant segments. It seems that Charlie has decided to turn his establishment into a Mexican restaurant (with appropriate food and atmosphere) while retaining Grover as waiter. And yes, Virginia, Fat Blue is still his customer.

    Well, every time Fat Blue orders and Grover brings the food to him, he has to start doing his "Singing and Dancing Waiter" bit. To the strains of a Mexican guitar, Grover sings a Mexican-styled song, then starts flamenco dancing, and in doing so, drops Fat Blue's food on the floor:

    OLEOLEOLEOLEOLEOLEOLEOLEOLEOLE...*CRASH*
  2. furryfella

    furryfella New Member

    My two favorites are when he puts those big ears on kermit & then he comes back as a toothbrush sales man & puts those teeth in kermit!! another one is when fat blue is sitting with his soup & grovers keeps coming out with letters!!:D
  3. Salmoto

    Salmoto New Member

    My favorite was when he was the scoutmaster and he was trying to tell all the little kids the difference between what was alive and what wasn't; That the rock that they just came across was alive and that his shoe was alive becuase he was able to move it around.
  4. SuprGro78

    SuprGro78 New Member

    Grover

    What moment of his isn't my favorite? I just love that furry blue monster. I love it when he is talking to the little kids.
  5. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Active Member

    wubba wubba wubba wubba woo woo woo :D
  6. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt New Member

    Second favorite Grover moment: when Grover's the waiter and Simon the Soundman is his customer. Grover can't get with the concept of Simon's sound effects and keeps bringing him the wrong thing. Finally, when Grover gets Simon's order right, Simon changes his mind. It is also revealed in this skit that Fat Blue and Simon are brothers (although in reality, the same blue Anything Muppet was used for both characters and they were both voiced by Jerry Nelson).

    Another favorite is when Fat Blue is on the receiving end of a "home invasion" by Grover, who is now a singing telegram, and can't get Fat Blue's message right...at least not on the first try! In this skit we also reveal that Fat Blue's last name is Johnson.

    "Mr. Johnson, ho ho ho
    I saw your hat in Buffalo
    I found it just the other day,
    Come and get it...*tap dances*
    Right away!"
  7. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    One of my favorite parts of that skit is when the guitar player (Marty Robinson) takes his break, telling Grover he's going down to the corner for a hamburger and some fries.

    That floored me, either because he didn't register that he could have eaten in the restaurant for free or that the food was so bad he had to go elsewhere. It was a relatively subtle part to the skit.
  8. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt New Member

    Either that, or he didn't get comped for his meals (which is what I can do at the restaurant I work at ), and found it cheaper to just eat someplace else!
  9. manoftheSTREET

    manoftheSTREET New Member

    This is easy...

    Grover and probably every notable celebrity of the late 1980s through the early 1990s performing "Monster In The Mirror".

    I'm a celebrity fan, and I love it when they appear on "Sesame Street".

    Sincerely,

    John "manoftheSTREET" Kilduff
  10. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 New Member

    * Grover: I just got a postcard. Do you know what it says? How are you? I am fine. it is cold. Love amy.

    * Grover, Bob and Susan playing "One Of These Things"
    * Grover suprising the adults and the adults suprising him
    * Grover and Oscar reciting the alphabet
    * Grover and Cookie singing a song about being afraid
    * Grover and Kermit demonstrating in by using a box.
    * Fat blue wants to buy a suit that is worn on a manacan however, Grover feels the manacan will be embarrassed when he is naked. He talks off Fat Blue's clothes and while people stare in disbelief, fat Blue runs away crying.
    * Grover and fat Blue fighting over popcorn in a theater.
    * Grover pestering, Kermit, the Count and Sully to help talk about the #2.
    * Around, Over, Under and through
    * Grover talking about front and Back
    * Grover ringing bells with tarzan
    * Gorver and monsters sinking in a rowboat
    * Skits with Grover and John-John
    * Grover the waiter skits
    * Super Grover skits
  11. Joggy

    Joggy Member

    Grover explains full and empty when he tries to use an empty phone booth, which fills itself with other monsters every time he tries to get in

    Singing a song in the Salvation Army about being afraid, in the end as a duet with the monster who scared the other musicians away

    The one from The World Of Jim Henson with the little girl. "What I love in the world is scratching my tummy. Could you scratch my tummy - OOH! OOH! Oh that's GOOOOD! Higher - OOH! You made a monster very happy."

    Grover and an Anything Muppet man demonstrate adding and subtracting with tangerines. The Muppet man throws the tangerines away, breaking all the windows. "Now Grover, what do we have left?" "One MESS! Your mommy's gonna be real angry now."

    The Easy Rhythm Rappin' Alphabet by Ferlengheti Donazetti, with Grover breakdancing

    Grover passing a group of three big tough scary monsters with his flute. "Hey you! Wanna play?!" "Uhm, no thanks - I'm not that much of a social monster, ha ha ha..." He ends up playing an unexpected concert with the monsters.
  12. Billy's Girl

    Billy's Girl New Member

    When Grover sings the song about being all by himself and what he does when he is by himself. That song just melts my heart.

    Whenever I hear it I want to give him BIG hug.
  13. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member

    Wow. I just realized again how much I love my furry blue pal Grover.

    Some of my favorites:

    EVERY SuperGrover sketch--those always seemed to work for me as a kid and now as an "adult."

    Grover vs. Fat Blue--whether as a waiter, a taxi driver, a telegram delivererererer...these two were the PERFECT foil for each other--as perfect as Bert and Ernie. LOVE Waiter Grover, and I can still remember my love for swinging kitchen doors that came from him going BACK into the kitchen..."hey Charlie, that customer's baaaack!"

    Grover as a salesman for Kermit--especially selling the Weather Machine. Classic stuff.

    Grover acting in "Monsterpiece Theater" sketches. Although Cookie always hosted the bits, Grover was usually acting in them--my favorites were "Upstairs Downstairs," "Taming of the Shoe," "The King and I" and "The Old Man and the C"

    He's also in my two favorite Sesame Street books--The Everything In The Whole Wide World Museum and The Monster At The End Of This Book (which has unfortunately, recently been invaded and destroyed by that little furball Elmo).

    My favorite Grover songs:

    Fuzzy and Blue
    Monster in the Mirror
    Me
    There's a Hole In the Bottom of the Sea
    Climbing the Stairs
    Around, Over, Under, and Through

    LOVE LOVE LOVE my Grover!

    Quinnnnnnn
  14. Natalie

    Natalie New Member

    Yeah, Grover is my favorite Sesame Street Muppet, i just wish we could still see more of him on it. Probably everything of his was funny. I definitely agree that the book "the Monster at the End of This Book" was so hilarious. All his sketches with fat blue are great. But my favorite one with him is when he's in his bed talking about pretending (first he's on the moon, then the desert): it's sooo funny! Grover rocks!
  15. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant New Member

    I thought that whenever Grover Grover would come up to Kermit and say Hey Froggie Baby was funny.:)
  16. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    Besides the "In the Box" sketch, were there other bits from Season 1 involving Kermit and Green Grover? I'm assuming there must have been from Kermit's reaction to Grover's offer to help: "I figured you might".

    Grover was not identified by name.
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hello, everyboddeeeeeee!
    Some of my favorites have already been stated, but here are some others.
    *Grover as a pizza delivery guy bringing Mr. Johnson a pizza with hammers and saws instead of ham and sausages.
    * The Mexican restaurant bit, but because the meals are different numbers ordered which are all destroyed except for the number 1.
    *Mr. Johnson ordering the #9 special of the day after Grover recited the menu, which turns out to be a number 9. The really funny part of this sketch is that Mr. Johnson asks Grover to take it back because it wasn't cooked to his liking.
    * I Stand Up Tall and Proud.
    Now here's one that you classic buffs might be able to help me with. On Saturday, August 31, the Unpaved episode included a sketch with Herry and Grover where Herry told Grover to keep a secret, the alphabet! Grover brought in some other monsters and recited the alphabet to them. Herry came back, after overhearing the conversation, and told Grover that he said the ABC's well but couldn't keep a secret just as well. My question is this, do you guys remember a monster character in this sketch named Rosemary? If you do, please described how she looked like to me. BTW: Gonzo, "Come along without, Come along within, They've not seen nothing like the Mighty Quinn."

    PS: If noone else responds to my post and this thread languishes, just call me the Killer of Threads.
    The Count.
  18. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Reply

    I have to agree with everything that was said here: Grover the Waiter/Super Grover/"Monster in the Mirror." He's definately one of my favorite Muppets. My sister's too. But I thought I'd comment on the blue guy (Fat Blue/Mr. Johnson/Whatever the heck his name is). He never was really given much of an identity. Actually, I always thought he and Simon Soundman were the same person. It was kind of interesting to find that they were brothers.


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