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Favorite Kermit Moments

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by TravellingMatt, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Everyone's got to start somewhere, and Kermit the Frog is no exception to the rule! Here's some of my favorite Kermit moments on Sesame Street!

    Kermit tries to explain rectangles, but his rectangle gets destroyed by Cookie Monster.

    Kermit takes applications for the Big Bad Wolf. First he gets a small bad wolf, then a medium bad wolf, before the standard Big Bad Wolf (the large blue one voiced by Jerry Nelson) shows up.

    Kermit and Susan play "One Of These Things" with woodland creatures: a frog and three others who can fly. When Susan says that the frog is the one that doesn't belong, Kermit gets insulted and leaves.

    Kermit and Bob interact with a real frog. Bob is trying to explain the mannerisms of the real frog, where Kermit is trying to convince him that frogs live in apartments and eat pizza & fried chicken.

    Kermit tries to explain the letter W, but his letter W is a bit more active than he expected it to be.

    Kermit interviews Mary and her little lamb. However, the lamb follows Kermit home instead of Mary.

    Kermit goes to Piper's Pickled Pepper Patch to interview Peter Piper. However, he gets everyone else in the Piper family (whose names all begin with the letter P) except Peter, who's in Portland, pressing pants. (Great Kermit line: "This is Kermit the Frog returning you to the program in progress. Anybody have a letter Q?")

    Kermit interviews Humpty Dumpty, who has just been put back together again. However, when Kermit gives Humpty a hearty slap on the back, he falls off the wall. Oops!

    Kermit interviews Jack (of "Jack Be Nimble" fame) who talks a lot like Floyd, jumps over a candlestick, and breaks every bone in his body in the process. (Somewhere Gonzo is saying "WOW! What a finish!")

    Kermit interviews Old MacDonald on his farm, where Old MacDonald reveals his newest acquisition: a spaceship, complete with Yip-Yip martians. (Kermit to a pig: "You remind me of someone I know!")

    Kermit interviews Pinocchio, and is driven out of the picture when Pinocchio tells one lie too many. "STOP THE NOSE!"

    Kermit singing "This Frog", "When I Listen In The Quiet Of The Evening", "African Alphabet", "In My Pond", and "Caribbean Amphibian".

    Any of the Kermit/Don Music sketches.
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    * Kermit the Reporter Interviewing Pinocchio

    * Kermit singing ABCs with the "HIJK Cookie Monster" little girl

    * "This Frog"

    * "When I Listen In The Quiet Of The Evening"

    * Kermit as Salesman Grover's unwilling customer

    I love my froggy.

  3. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Frogs in the Glen
  4. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 Well-Known Member

    * The 1970 version of Being Green
    * The 1976 version with Lena Horne
    * Kermit interviewing the 3 little pigs while the Count interrupts him
    * A Song from Kermit
    * Kermit interviewing Pinocchio
    * Kermit, Grover, the Count and Sully talking about the number 2
    * Kermit wandering around Sesame Street with Bill cosby
    * Kermit reuniting with Fanny and Shola
    * Kermit interviewing Cookie Monster in school
    * Kermit, Snuffy and Big Bird sleeping in "Big Bird's ,Storytime
    * Kermit making letters with his magic fingers
    * Kermit interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming
    * Kermit interviewing Rapunzel

    Does anyone here recall a skit where Oscar and his grouch pals drive a bus through Kermit's house?
  5. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    * I Wonder 'Bout the World, Above, Up there

    * Kermit and the little girl singing the alphabet (with the girl constantly saying "Cookie Monster" instead of a letter.

    * Kermit singing the African Alphabet song. "A is for alligator, B is for Bayou..." Does anyone remember this one? I've only seen it once.

    - Billy :cool:
  6. LabyrinthFan

    LabyrinthFan Active Member

    fave kermits

    >Kermit's asides before and after every disastrous Newsflash, ie. "I've heard of killing time but this is ridiculous!" and "These fairy tales are starting to get me down!"

    >Anytime Kermit interacted with the monsters. Specifically, when Cookie Monster would eat his letters midway through the lecture.

    >Every lesson he ever gave on 'the wall.' Funniest were: counting baby birds, talking about heavy vs. light (with Grover) and What Happens Next, and lessons on hands and feet. Kermit knew everything!:cool:
  7. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    Hey, Traveling Matt,

    The "African Alphabet Song" is on "The Best Of Kermit" Sesame Street Video that came out a few years ago--if you don't have the VHS, it's definitely worth your time and money to hunt down--especially since it's probably about six bucks.

    It's got a lot of other great stuff on it too!

  8. good bye fly

    good bye fly Member

    and don't forget

    the subway song!!;0) and being green.
  9. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    Anything with Don Music

    On My Pond; Polliwog Ways; This Frog; A Song From Kermit; Frogs In The Glen

    The Harmony Song - Kermit sits in the swamp and tries to read a book, but he gets interrupted by a bunch of people singing, a bunch of Twiddlebugs and two YipYips making noise. He teaches them to sing harmony. Only seen it once. Cool clip!

    Pinochhio newsflash

    Rumplestiltskin newsflash

    Kermit's What Happens Next Machine (which does not work)
  10. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Quinn. I'll check that out. I've been trying to locate it, and I figured someone would know.

    - Billy :cool:
  11. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    Dr. Nobel Brice

    There were these skits made in the early 80s mostly where he interviewed this inventor, Dr. Nobel Brice. He was a purple, bald muppet, with a gray mustache, and he wore glasses. He would come up with this great new invention, he'd tell all about it, and then, he would remove the cover to show everyone what his wonderful new invention is, and then...

    It's not anything new. It would be something that everyone already knew about. And then he would start to cry when Kermit spoiled it for him, telling him that it's already been invented.
  12. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    Re: Dr. Nobel Brice

    I of course loved the one where he re-invented the piano and Kermit turned out to be a professional piano player!
  13. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    Re: Dr. Nobel Brice

    I've seen it on Plaza Sésamo. I actually haven't seen much of him at all. I have seen that one, and the one where he invented foot snuggies (socks). The only ones I have seen on Noggin were a bit unusual, as I understand.

    There's one where he tries to invent a rain-making machine, and it never does the right thing. And by the end of the show, it does start raining, and he claims that he has done it. And Big Bird walks up to the camera and says, "Please don't tell him it was raining already. I don't wanna hurt his feelings."

    And there's another one where he discovered The Great Shaggaphant. Maria said at the beginning that it was probably something they already know about. So he tells Big Bird all about it, and it sounds familiar to him, because when he lifts the cover, it's a snuffle-upagus. It was Snuffy's cousin Abigail from Hawaii. Big Bird then tells him that his best friend is a snuffle-upagus, and that there must be lots of them in Hawaii. Brice then gets really upset, and starts crying. Maria comes in, who has heard him crying. And he says, "I don't believe it! A snuffle-upagus!" But then, Big Bird is the only one who has ever seen one, or even believes it's real, so Maria says, "Oh, that's okay. I don't believe it either!"

    And was there ever another time when Kermit played the piano? On the muppets maybe? And did he actually call it the piano, or did he call it something else? I would like to know what the regular segments with him were like.
  14. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm...I don't remember Kermit playing the piano, but I do recall the performance of "The Cat Came Back" on "The Muppet Show" where Rowlf played the banjo!
  15. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    * Kermit singing ABCs with the "HIJK Cookie Monster" little girl

    I thought this was one of the most touching skits I had ever seen. It also sums up Sesame Street altogether in a way. Here is how:

    There is a little girl, and a Muppet. That's the basic cast. They are doing the alphabet, which shows the basic education aspect of the show. The little girl gets a bit goofy with the "Cookie Monster" in the alphabet, showing the silliness of the show. Kermit gets upset, but its all resolved with a simple "I Love You." This shows that it really was a show built on love, and that my friends, is how this skit gets the basics of Sesame Street covered.

    God, it just so darn touching to me...

    Kermit: Okay fine, I'm leaving...
    Girl: I Love You...
    Kermit: I Love You Too.

    That will always bring a tear to my eye. Oh..I'm fighting the emotions now...SEE WHAT YOU DID!! :D

  16. CherryPizza

    CherryPizza Well-Known Member

    Of course "Bein' Green" is a Kermit classic, but let's not forget his otehr musical experiences, when he helped Don Music to write such classics as...

    Mary had a bicycle
    Bicycle, bicycle
    Mary had a bicycle
    It was painted red as fire

    Everywhere that Mary went
    Mary went, Mary went
    Everywhere that Mary went
    The bicycle had a flat tyre


    Stormy night
    Not even a star in sight
    On my way to where the sky is dark
    Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Yellowstone Park


    Twinkle Twinkle little bird
    Would you like some ham on rye
    Or a piece of Cherry Pie
    If those crumbs are all you want
    Then don't come to my restaurant


    But the classic Kermit comedy moment had to be the time when he went into the shop to pick up a Kermit the Frog t-shirt, and the shopkeeper assures him it is, and holds up a "Kermit the Gorf" shirt. Kermit protests, points out there is no "Kermit the Gorf", and a monster named Kermit the Gorf comes in to pick up his shirt

    This happens twice more, with "Kermit the Forg" and "Kermit the Grof" shirts, Kermit the FROG gets hysterical, the shopkeeper asks the guy out the back... who tells him that the shirt will be ready on Thursday.

    The moment kinda loses something in its translation to this board, but man it was PHUNNY!

    Cherry "hail Kermit" Pizza
  17. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Bob: "Frogs like to eat..."

    Kermit: "Fried chicken and pizza"

    hehehe! I loved that!
  18. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    If I may, the "Twinkle Twinkle" revision went like this:

    Whistle, whistle, little bird
    Eating crumbs is quite absurd
    Try a ham and cheese on rye
    And a piece of cherry pie
    If the crumbs are all you want
    Don't come in my restaurant!

    And "Mary Had A Bicycle":

    Mary had a bicycle, bicycle, bicycle
    Mary had a bicycle, it was as red as fire

    And every time she wanted a ride, wanted a ride, wanted a ride
    Every time she wanted a ride, the bicycle had a flat tire

    Jim and Richard at their absolute best!
  19. Natalie

    Natalie Well-Known Member

    Cantus Rock, i totally agree about what you said about the little girl and Kermit. I love that one and any others Kermit does with the kids. Everybody loves Kermit! and it's fun to see how the kids react with him
  20. BlueAM

    BlueAM Well-Known Member

    Travelling Matt, I have a question:

    Do you remember what Jack Be Nimble looks like? Tell me what type of AM he was, nose color and shape, description of eyes, hair color, and clothes. Thanks!


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