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Funniest Wackiest Zaniest Sesame Sketches

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by mupcollector1, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to start a thread of the funniest sketches that we all remember

    It would take me a long time to list all my favorites but here's a few

    The Count Goes Shopping
    The Count's Rocket with Professor Rain Brain
    Grover as the waiter in a Mexican Resterant dancing and knocking over Mr. Johnson's meals
    The Frazzle Song
    Don Music sketches
    Ernie writes a list (probably my #1 fav Ernie and Bert Sketch Ever) Bert: He's improving, last time he used spaghetti sause. lol
    Ernie Plays The Drums
    Ernie is listening for Bert knocking at the door (Bert forgot he's keys and says at the end "I'm gonna move out" lol)
    $1.00 man (Where the robot distroys the lab, Kermit's in shock and the scientist is laughing like crazy) lol
  2. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    How about "I EIGHT the sand box" (How'd it taste, Bert?", TEN-Q ("You're welcome, You're welcome, You're welcome!" and I bet you didn't know that Maria did this trick on Oscar!)
    Bip Bippadotta singing Air, and Scratch My Back
    There's many more, and I'll post those when I remember them.
  3. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I used to tease my mother and high school teachers with the Ten-Q trick. lol Of course the students didn't find it funny, only my teachers. lol

    I just remembered "Oh I'm between" lol One of my all time favorites

    Also the opening lines in "Healthy Food (aka Cookie Hammer)" "Throwing loyal fans a curve, what's he doing eating fish or vegitable dish, man he sure has a lot of nerve" lol I caught this listening to one of my Sesame CDs that I put on my ipod laughing thinking only if this was placed instead of "Cookies are a sometimes food"
    Also Eight balls of Fur where Chrissy is playing the piano with his back like he has what heck of a bad itch. lol I just got to remind myself to show that one to my best friend. I tell him that there was some cool funny stuff from Sesame which is doesn't believe me, all I can say is I got him interested into The Muppet Show about a year ago. :)
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  4. Benji2

    Benji2 Member

    Funniest: 'There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza' - the looks on Liza's face were priceless

    Wackiest (and Funkiest): 'Imagining shapes'/'Visual Thinking' with a 'hipster' and a 'square', with Northern Calloway in fine form as the 'hipster' and Frank Oz as the 'square'.
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  5. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, the remake of the Sam & Friends classic :) I heard Stuffed and Unstrung are remaking all the classic Muppet sketches again. So far I know they are doing Java and I've Grown Accustom to your face and even sketches in which the original film footage no longer exists.

    Who's Liza? I've never heard of that character before.

    I probably just listed Frazzle already. The lyrics are so funny
    Especially the ending

    (Frazzle's growl)
    That means he's hungry
    (Frazzle's growl)
    That means he's hot
    (Frazzle's growl)
    That means he's sleepy
    (Frazzle's growl)
    That means he's not
    (Frazzle's growl)
    That means yes
    (Frazzle's growl)
    That means no
    (Frazzle's growl)
    That means thanks for the dinner but it's really getting late and I really must go. lol
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  6. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Visual Thinking would be my pick but since it was named already...

    Bert and Ernie in bed- counting sheep.
    Makes me laugh every time and always loved Bert's nose waggling back and forth after he screams at the balloon.

    2,3,4 Art Gallery (Biff in the museum)
    I've talked about this many times before. Best punchline delivery and ending tag ever. ("Chicken soup? What is this? I don't get it...")

    Ernie replaces Bert's ice cream with mashed banana. Bert's reaction at the gravy gets me giggling just thinking about it.

    News Flash - Miss Muffet
    Henson/Oz/Nelson at their best. The way they play off each other is pure art.
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  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Do I even need to mention Happy Caps? The long billed baseball caps that keep whacking Elmo off the head?

    Someone has to have that on tape and put it up on Youtube.
  8. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    HA HA HA, I totally forgot about that one. lol I remember I did a tape trade years ago (the VHS stoneage time of Tape trades) and making a combo VHS for myself, I found that sketch and I put it on a tape for myself. I might have transmited it to DVD, I don't remember.

    Is there a youtube link to that? I'd love to show the ending to my best friend. lol
    I just loved the security guard dancing with the Guy Smiley like French Artist just flooping his arms around when he was dancing with that, what kind of music do you call when they have a comedic ending? And Biff just completely confused. lol

    That was always my favorite kind of humor right there, something so silly and surreal it confuses people. lol

    LOL Again the security gaurd and his flooping arms.

    Kind of reminds me of Telephone Rock when Little Chrisy (Not to be confused with Little Chrisy and the Alphabetes, but still voiced by Christopher Cerf) the Punkin Muppet. At the last choris of Yeah...yeah..And when he pops up, his arm just flops in the air when he comes up. lol

    For some reason, floopy arms on Muppets with no rods attach crap me up. I know that Ernie has mentioned Ber's Floopy arms many times. lol
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  9. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Did I mention the one with Elmo in Space with Prarie Dawn. The old funny pain in the neck Elmo? lol That one was super funny. It's amazing how Elmo became today. Same with the first original goofy clumsy Big Bird with Cookie Monster type eyes but half shut in his eyes to what he became today. Lol Imagine if we had Big Bird like that today just walking into walls and tripping over stuff like back in 1969. lol
    I wonder what Big Bird in China or Big Bird in Japan and even Follow That Bird would be like. lol
  10. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I think this is what you might be looking for!:
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  11. Benji2

    Benji2 Member

    Liza is the long-suffering wife of the dim-witted Henry. I think the two of them appear in this sketch only and the sketch I think was first shown late in 1976, then repeated well into the 80s.

    The sketch is just a retelling of a traditional song but the looks on Liza's face as the song goes on are priceless.

    Frazzle was pretty cool - he didn't bother me as a kid!
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  12. Bliffenstimmers

    Bliffenstimmers Well-Known Member

    One of my favorites that would fall in this category is one involving a purple Muppet guy in a yellow sweater with black furry hair (Frank Oz) demonstrating the word "CLOSED" by closing things (door, window, drawer, etc.) and shouting the word. I vaguely remember the punchline being two other Muppets shutting him up or something like that. xD

    It always seem that to me the funniest sketches on Sesame Street feature Frank Oz. Nearly anything with Grover :super: and Cookie Monster :insatiable: end up being hilarious (the sketches with Mr. Johnson, doing lectures, Cookie pestering others for cookies, etc.)

    And don't forget Ernie :p and Bert! :( The original Muppet comedy duo... well, the first to be popular around the world, at least. The first would probably be Wilkins and Wontkins...
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  13. Mister Fred 1

    Mister Fred 1 Member

    My favorites have not even been mentioned yet

    1.All the counting clips with the baker falling down the stairs at the end
    2.the martians Yip, Yip, Yip, Yip when they discover a radio in a house and
    when they visit Bert & Ernie.
    3. ALL the Simon Soundman clips
    4. Who are the people in your neighborhood (garbageman & barber)
    5. The baby eating a chocolate cookie (& gets very messy)with cookie monster talking
    6. Telephone Rock
    My very favorite is "Pockets". My mom would sing along whenever it was on & she'd sing it around the house too.
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  14. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if anyone knew if this sketch is uploaded on youtube or another video site or not, It was from the early 90s. It was Old MCDonald and a Pig going to the movie theater in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fashion and they watch a movie about lizards and they get too wound up and crazy and they just end up running around the theater shoulding "LIZARD! LIZARD! LIZARD!" lol Only their shadows are shown like on Mystery Science Theater 3000. I haven't seen that in ages but that really cracked me up. I think it was part of a book Elmo made and Maria was reading and then that sketch came up from the book. Does anyone remember this? lol
  15. Piggy The Frog

    Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

    The one where Bert and Ernie go fishing never fails to make me laugh. I'm giggling right now just thinking about it!

    "Heeeeeeere, FISHIE FISHIE FISHIE!"
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  16. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    This thread is making me want to do some sketch rewatching...
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  17. dinoboy

    dinoboy Well-Known Member

    a funny my sister and I watched and laughed at involves two square robot costumes. One is featured in one appearance and the other attempts to be the same as the other robot. It like that throughout the film and it gets faster and faster, untill they both crash into each other and fall to the floor, which is covered with stuff.
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  18. dinoboy

    dinoboy Well-Known Member

    how about when they show a film of a place that you know where that is. They once did a live action movie of the Port Jefferson Ferry. Cars boarded the ferry and were counted one by one. And in time lapse the ferry makes it trip from Port Jefferson to Bridgeport Connecticut. And the cars drive off and are counted backwards. My sister and I used to take that same ferry when we visited our dad in Connecticut.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    How about the skit where the kid asks the not at all plagiarized from Terry Gilliam campy photos if they've seen his "No?"

    Or, more recently (well... relatively) where Kingston Livingston bothers Maria until he gets to have a jalapeno, only to have a seizure, fall to the floor in pain, shoot what looks like a fire extinguisher gust from his mouth symbolizing smoke, and then asking for another one.

    And while not a skit on the show, this special has one of the unintentionally funniest Sesame Street moments I've ever seen... it starts at about 1:28

    Jane Curtain talks about a fire safety program "using the credibility of Sesame Street as a vehicle." Cut to 2 Fire House employees with soggy Hasbro Ernie and Bert puppets and thick accents. "It's dees, Uhhnee! Ess Smoke Detecktor! Leesen! Beep! Beep!" and proceeds to mash Bert's face into one that actually beeps on "Bert's" third Beep.

    I can only imagine what Ernie sounds like.
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  20. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Counting Sheep: PWAHAHAHAHA!!! I thought I was the only person in the world who noticed Bert's nose waggling! Glad to know I'm not alone.

    Biff and the art museum: Hands-down the best performance by Jim and Jerry. Jim's sidesplitting French accent paired with Jerry's spot-on New York accent has me in stitches. And the ending is hysterical.
    Miss Muffet: I would argue that the Rapunzel sketch is Henson/Oz/Nelson at their best.

    Yes. Jim Henson performed Henry, and Rita Moreno of all people did the voice of Liza. But can anyone here guess who did the puppeteering for Liza? My guess is Frank Oz, since Jim :jim: :) :p :sympathy: & Frank :mad::super::o are like peanut butter and jelly...or cookies and milk. :insatiable: :hungry:

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