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Favorite Kermit Moments

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

  1. DerekJ

    DerekJ New Member

    And, although it may have been mentioned already:

    - Grover: "Sir, I am a plumber! Are you telling me how to...plumb?"
    Kermit: "Well, you can plumb any way you want--"

    - (And then, of course, the letter B, "which sorta looks like a fat man with his belt too tight"...)

    - "They told me to wait for a surprise, and I'm kinda worried--Because sometimes, y'know, there're monsters that sneak up behind you, and go 'BLAAGHKK!!'....And then sometimes, there're the Cream Pie monsters, that sneak up and hit you in the face with a cream pie..."
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    my favorite kermit the frog moments from sesame street are:

    the songs this frog, tadpole, get along, we're alive, i wonder about the world above up there, and i love my elbows.

    the skit where grover gives kermit a nose.

    kermits appearance in miami mice.

    kermit and the girl singing the alphabet.

    sesame street news: alice in wonderland, humpty dumpty, rupunzel, pinnocchio and peter pipers family.

    kermit instructing cookie monster to not read a poem about cookies.

    kermit drawing the letter m in thin air.

    kermits cameos in the songs do de rubber duck and subway.

    kermit counting happy little tweedlebugs.
  3. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Maybe this is the one I had mentioned recently where Kermit made a drawing on the screen and as the lines drew he made a "zshhhh" sound. And then said, "Look at that!" and "Beautiful!". I just couldn't recall what the drawing was of!



    This must be where he says, "Hi ho Kermit the Frog here and ... oooh, what have we here?" Twiddlebug goes, "Twiddletwiddlebug, twiddletwiddlebug.."
    After 6 of them come he says, "And when you have 6 happy little twiddlebugs ... you have a twiddlebug party!" And horns blow and confetti falls. This is my earliest memory of the twiddlebugs. Maybe it was their first appearance, especially considering in later episodes there were tiny twiddlebugs living in a box outside that window at Ernie and Bert's apartment.
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    yes, that is the skit you were thinking of. it is featured in the video/ dvd "learning about Letters". I know that there was also a similar skit where kermit drew the letter k. I have only seen a picture from that sketch, but both have the same setting (the area between hoopers store and 123 sesame street) and both feature grover (i am not sure if grover only appears at the end of the k one, like in the m one, or throughout the skit). I wouldn't be surprised if these skits were shot in the same hour, nor do I know if more were made.
  5. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Does anyone remember a sketch with Herry and the twiddlebugs? I'm thinking of one where near the end I think you hear a bunch of twiddlebugs going, "Twiddle twiddle twiddle ..." And I'm thinking Herry appears and is a little upset or puzzled. Maybe he says something like, "Where are all the twiddlebugs coming from?" I can't recall if Kermit or someone else was in it earlier in the sketch. I'm also wondering too if something was falling out of the sky to the ground. Can't quite place much on this one.
  6. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member


    That sounds like the one where Sherlock Hemlock sees gift wrapping, a piece of cake with a candle in it, and various other party items in a yard, Sherlock deduces that the Twiddle Bugs were having some kind of meeting and then a monster came and frightened them away, threw a candle at them, which landed in their cake, and created havoc. A little girl muppet (Betty Lou?) comes along and disagrees, saying that she thinks someone just had a birthday party. A boy muppet comes out and confirms her theory. Sherlock Hemlock, with a broken spirit, leaves in disgrace. But then, after everyone has gone, the twiddle bugs do come out, Herry monster comes along and frightens them away, and everything that Sherlock theorized comes true. This skit was also done as an illustrated book.
  7. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Thank you GeeBee, that's the one I was thinking of. :) It was the birthday party and Sherlock Hemlock that just weren't coming to mind but I sure remember it now.
  8. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    All I am gonna say right now is...monologue in the ghost town scene. :)
  9. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    I thought of a skit with Kermit that I can only remember that near the end a girl anything muppet asks Kermit if he wants a marshmallow. I think she might have been toasting marshmallows on a fire. Kermit gladly accepts the marshmallow. I think there was an anything boy muppet in this one too. And I'm thinking that he was sad or upset about something.
    That's all I can recall. Does this marsmallow one come to mind at all? It would had to have been made by 1974 and probably earlier.
  10. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    Here's what I remember of it. Kermit was in the country talking, until he smells smoke. A girl comes in and tells him there's a fire over there and walks away. Kermit panics and calls for help. And in comes Grover and tells Kermit that he's a fireman. But Grover forgot his uniform so he leaves. Kermit tells him to hurry, then Grover comes back as a doctor. He looks at Kermit and says he looks green. Kermit shouts that he's a doctor, not a fireman. Then Grover leaves and comes back as a farmer. Kermit shouts at him to be a fireman. So Grover leaves and finally comes back as a fireman with a hose. They slowly approach to where the smoke was coming from and it was from a campfire that belonged to the same girl and she was roasting marshmallows. She asked them if they'd like some. Kermit was now suddenly calm and said, "Sure." Then Grover fainted, probably from exhaustion.
  11. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Thank you, Xerus. Now comes back to me about it being Grover and not an anything boy muppet that was frazzled at the end.
  12. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    And I'm pretty sure it was Kermit in a walk/don't walk segment. Back in the 70's when the white walk lights and red don't walk lights at street corners were more prevalent, Kermit was demonstrating how to cross the street by waiting when the red don't walk was lit up. And then proceeding to cross when the white walk lit up. What was really amusing was that every time he started to walk across the street the don't walk sign would quickly light up (often before he was even at the halfway point) and then he'd walk back again and start over to wait for the walk sign. I can't remember how it ended, but I think he got increasingly frustrated and impatient as this kept going on, as he is so famously funny for.
  13. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    Your welcome for your first question. And I can also answer how that Don't Walk sit ended. Kermit got totally frustrated and walked off. Then the Don't Walk sign suddenly sprouted wobbly legs and started to walk off as well.
  14. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Wow haha I don't recall that ending at all. :)
    I remember as a small child thinking, "Hey Kermit, you're already half way over, why don't you just keep crossing over, cuz either way you'll still be walking!" Yet another very fun skit for kids (and adults! I remember my dad getting a kick out of the one where Kermit was asking people on the street what makes them mad. But everyone kept walking saying they don't have time and then Kermit got increasingly angry himself. And my dad laughed increasingly harder!).
  15. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd comment here. I caught a bit on "Plaza Sesamo" this morning where the Count was the elevator operator and Kermit wanted to go to the seventh floor, but the Count insisted on counting the floors. I remember that from when I was younger and I thought it was interesting to see it in Spanish. Actually, I didn't think they were allowed to use Kermit there. I know regular "Sesame Street" needs permission from Henson productions since it's owned by "Sesame Workshop" now. I sort of thought it was the same deal with foreign versions of the show.
  16. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    walk and don't walk sign still exist today. though many have those symbols on them instead.
  17. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba New Member

    broken clock

    my favorite kermit on SS moment was when Kermit decided to show the famous mouse running up the clock scene from the nursery rhyme. For some reason the mouse couldn't make it and a number of other animals tried out for the part the last of which was a horse which ran up or rather through the clock, causing the clock to strike about 13 times. At which point Kermit made a grand exit. :)
  18. Rosewood

    Rosewood New Member

    Harry and the twiddlebugs

    I'm pretty sure it was a Sherlock Hemlock case. You can find the whole scenario of it in the "Tribute to Sherlock" thread. Tell me if thats the one your thinking of.
  19. Rosewood

    Rosewood New Member

    Some more "Oldies but Goodies"

    1)The one where kermit is demonstrating the difference between "short" and "Tall". This was an early one, one of the first, and the 2 creatures which were helping him were black piles of fur sitting on "the wall". Each was identical except that one had a long neck (w/ bulgy eyes on the end of it), and the other had a short one. Halfway through the demonstration, the long one starts getting shorter and the short one gets longer. They keep switching back and forth like this untill Kermit gets mad!
    2) Kermit helps Grover demonstrate proper tooth care. When Grover finds that Kermit has no teeth, he tackles Kermit to the floor and stick HIS teeth (don't ask me where he got them!) in Kermits mouth. The demonstration then proceeds, and when Grover asks Kermit for his "teeth" back, Kermit starts chomping frantically and chases Grover off the screen!
    3) "Oh, baby, baby, listen to the heart of a frog!"
    4)Kermit (from ss news) visits "Old MacDonald's farm, which has now been turned into a health spa!
    K-"what was that splash?"
    OM-"Oh, ak-eye! That came from the new swimming puoooel!"
    K-"The swimming puoooel?"
    OM-"Eye, laddie! It's complete with a jaquooozi!"
    K- "A Jaquooozie?"
    OM-"Ak-eye! In fact here come some of the animals from it now."
    Goose- "That was a beautifull swan dive, dear!"
    Swan-"My Dear, all my dives are "swan dives"!" (They both exit laughing) :)
  20. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    Walk/Don't Walk segment

    The way the Walk/Don't Walk segment ended: Kermit got so frustrated with the sign reverting to DONT WALK every time he tried to cross, that he just gave up and left. Once kermit was out of the picture, the sign stayed on WALK, AND the whole stanchion pole assembly sprouted feet and started walking away. There was this 5-note closing music phrase, I think the same one we heard when Grover's boat kept sinking because the passengers kept gathering on one side.


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