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Favorite News Flash Sketches

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Mickey Moose, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose New Member

    Hey guys. I don't know if this has ever been posted before, but what are your favorite Kermit News Flash Segments. Here are some that I remember.

    1. Hickory Dickory Dock - A cow, duck and horse try to run up the clock and the horse ends up running through the clock destroying it.
    2. Cinderella - Kermit is reporting from the ball and walks up to Prince Charming and Cinderella and Kermit asks Cinderella to describe her outfit. Prince Charming thinks Kermit was talking to him and begins describing his outfit. Cinderella hears the clock strike midnight and runs off. They find the glass slipper she leaves behind and Prince Charming wants the other slipper for himself.
    3. Rapunzel - Rapunzel(in a thick New York accent) can't hear Prince Charming asking her to let down her hair. She finally does, all her hair(wig and all) falls down.
    4. Snow White - Kermit hides in the Queen's mirror room, and she comes out with a microphone, asks the mirror who's the fairest(and then adds the stuff that applies to her) and the mirror replies "Kermit The Frog". (BTW, who was the guy in the mirror? Anyone know?)
    5. Rumplestilskin - Kermit sets up the hotline for people to call in with Rumplestilskin's name. He ends up taking Kermit thinking he is the baby.

    There are others, but I can't recall them right now.
  2. ceecee

    ceecee Member

    I remember the one with Humpty Dumpty. He was kinda scary looking.

    I also remember "The Princess and the Pea." But I don't recall the details.

    Ooh, and "Peter Piper." Where Kermit comes across the rest of the Piper family on their pepper farm.
  3. Klonoa

    Klonoa New Member

    My favorite Kermit News Flash is the one where the Yup Yup Aliens land their red UFO on Old MacDonald's farm, and MacDonald thinks the UFO is a red frisbee.

    My least favorite News Flash is the one with Humpty Dumpty. Kinda freaked me out when I was little.

    --Klonoa
  4. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    Peter Piper picks a peck of pickled peppers!
  5. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    My favorite one took a break from outright comedy and focused on a touchy subject in a heartwarming way. It's the one about the little bird whose mother and father live in two trees.
  6. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    I thought it was the other way around, that old MacDonald thought the red frisbee was a UFO. Still I agree, that is an awesome skit, one that can be enjoyed on many levels. Priceless references like Kermit interviewing an AM pig and then stopping to say, "You remind me of someone. I just can't figure out who." Then when the Martians arrive they ask if Kermit is.. "E.T.?"

    I've loved it over time for another reason is because of Richard Hunt's thick Scottish depiction of Old MacDonald. Also, I don't know if this was an adlib on Henson and Hunt's part, but one of the farm animals is the Gladys cow puppet. Since Hunt can't be Gladys in this scene, Hunt address the cow, "Go on, Bessy." Henson remarks, "That's Bessy, huh?" I know, much ado about little, but for what it's worth, that was a fun moment for me.

    Also liked for the first time seeing their spaceship and more than two aliens at a time. I think CTW knew they were on to a winner skit because they repeated this skit a lot. As this post indicates. :)
  7. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    SS News Flash favs.

    Hiya.I found some info. on SS News Flash,in the Tough Pigs site.Here are some of the skits,see if these ring any bells.

    -Tortoise vs. Hare(also had a rematch one)
    -Cow Jumped Over Moon
    -Alladin's Lamp(tiny little genie)
    -3 Little Pigs(one of my favs. though the wolf scared me,also had the day after)
    -Rumpelstiltskin
    -Princess and the Pea(Kermit counting the matresses)
    -Piper's Peppers
    -Beautiful Princess(describing a suitor,really describing Kermit,she kisses him and she turns into a frog)
    -Poor Little Shoemaker
    -Thumbelina(Mumford makes Kermit small at the end of the sketch)
    -Wonderland
    -Mary's Little Lamb
    -Little Red Riding Hood
    -Cinderella(in 3 parts)


    The Tough Pigs site forgot(some of my favs.):
    -Rapunzel(GET ME OUTTA HERE! lol)
    -Pinnochio(Pin.'s nose would grow,Kermit's coat got caught on it)
    -Snow White
    -Humpty Dumpty(yup it was a little dark to me too)

    BTW,wasn't Little Miss Muffet a News Flash skit also,one of my favorites. :eek:
  8. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    The earliest of the Three Little Pigs sketch is among my favorites too. I don't know if this was the first one, but I'm referring to the sketch with one pig (Frank) in shot, and the wolf who blew away everything except the straw house.

    I guess everyone who's seen that sketch knows by now that the blue wolf was the Herry Monster Muppet with wolf ears, snout and teeth attached. A fun Herry giveaway is the eyes and moving eyebrows on that wolf.
  9. Klonoa

    Klonoa New Member

    Yeah I remember the bird one that GeeBee was talking about. "They may not live together, but they still love me."

    I also remember the Pinochio one where his nose pushes Kermit out of the scene. For some reason I remember one of the lies he told to make his nose grow: "I drank 100 glasses of milk and put the sun in my pocket." I don't know WHY I remember that.

    --Klonoa
  10. sixdollarman

    sixdollarman Member

    Including some of the ones that were mentioned, some of my favorites:

    The Pied Piper where that jazzy guy with the shades played his flute but the rats didn't care for it. They liked Kermit's whistling instead.

    The Six Dollar Man that destroyed the entire laboratory. "Well what do you expect for six dollars?!"

    The two Sleeping Beauty skits. Prince Charming kisses her and falls asleep too. And the other one where he kisses her and she turn into a princess frog and Kermit takes her out on a date.
  11. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    This was a pretty funny and bizarre one. It was called "The Princess and the Cookie." A cookie was placed under a stack of about 20 mattresses and the princess was played by The Cookie Monster! Kermit the Frog was in "her" bedroom covering the story and at one hilarious part Cookie asks, "Wait a minute! What frog doing in my bedroom?" Kermit says, "Uh.. Kermit the Frog Sesame Street News ma'am." Cookie pauses then says, "Whatever. Oh me tired! Nite nite." Kermit then gives good play by play action : "Hold everything folks, the princess has sat up ... the princess can't sleep folks ...
    she's discovered something." Then I didn't quite understand the ending. Cookie Monster shouts out, "Mattress!!" and then starts tearing into them all (with real weird music playing). I guess they just had Cookie notice the mattresses rather than the cookie (or pea) which would have been how the real story went. But the odd thing is that the mattresses should have been a given since "she" directly laid down on one to sleep (as "she" would have done every night for years I'm sure). Plus, as Cookie Monster is tearing through the mattresses "he" says, "What's inside?" Does this mean "he" did detect the cookie after all and that's why "he" was freaking out, or was he just fascinated with the mattresses only and enjoying tearing (and maybe eating) them and wanted to know what good stuff might be inside (oh those scrumptious coiled springs!).
    Cory Stoczynski and cstoczyn like this.
  12. Fuzzy and Blue

    Fuzzy and Blue New Member

    The News Flash sketch I remember liking during my childhood was the one that must've been a spin-off on The Princess and the Pea (but it wasn't "The Princess and the Cookie") where the Princess turns into a frog at the end...can anyone tell me the name of this one?

    ~Dana~
  13. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    I don't know about that one. I did think of another one where Kermit wanted to talk about the famous London Fog. Then somebody came in with a London Log and there was a London Frog, etc.
  14. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose New Member

    I think there were two that ended like that. One I believe was a Sleeping Beauty spin-off, where Kermit kissed the princess instead of Prince Charming, and she turned into a frog.

    Another one where that happened, the princess was going to choose her prince, and she started naming the qualities she was looking for. As she named each one off, more prospective princes left the room(ie. bulgy eyes, funny voice, tiny ears, hat & coat) until only Kermit was left. She then kissed him, thinking he would turn into a handsome prince, but instead she turned into a frog, and she and Kermit left together.

    I don't know when these aired, but I vividly remember the second one.
  15. Soul H

    Soul H New Member

    Something doesn't make sense about the 6 Dollar Man sketch. I added up the prices of the things the Prof. used to build him, including the taxes like he said. And it adds nothing of the sort up to 6 dollars. Is it me or am I missing something here?
  16. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I do remember that the 6 Dollar Man was made out of junk, his head was a bowling ball, and the best part to me was his feet were made out of pancake turners "from a going-out-of-business diner in Passaic". When you're a fanatic of Sesame Street like I was, and they mention a town that's right in your backyard, it's really cool. Way back in the 70's there used to be a place called the Gold Star Diner in Passaic, New Jersey that I went to a few times when I was little, and the place did close down, so that skit really hit home to me. :)
  17. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    I'm pretty sure it was. I forgot a lot of what happens in it but recall the hilarious finale. When along comes the spider he says to KERMIT, "Hey frog!"
    Kermit is scared and says, "Ooh what a fearful looking beast!" The spider says, "I've come to frighten you away." Kermit then turns to the audience
    trying to do a quick wrap up: "Folks this is Kermit the Frog saying goodbye from Sesame Street News.." As he is speaking the spider says several times, "Hey Frog." Kermit turns to him and says, "What?" The spider says, "Boo." Then Kermit screams and runs away. What made it even funnier is that the spider didn't shout, "Boo!" but merely said it in a calm, normal tone of voice. And yet Kermit was terrified! :) (Yeah easy for you to smile NOW Froggy baby!)
    cstoczyn likes this.


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