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Hebrew names for SS characters

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by Mumu Talpaz, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. Mumu Talpaz

    Mumu Talpaz Member

    Hi all,

    I saw the Plaza Sesamo list, and thought I would add in my 2 cents with a Rechov Sumsum list. Most of this info is from a Hebrew version of Linda Heyward's sesame street picture dictionary that I just got - highly recommended btw. Feel free to supplement or correct:

    Ernie - Arik
    Bert - Bentz
    Cookie - Oogi or Oogi Ha-Mifletzet or Oogifletzet
    Prairie (my favorite muppet, but that's another thread) - Miri
    Betty Lou - Chaftzi-Bah (which means "my delight is in her")
    Kermit - Kermit
    Grover - Kruvi (= little angel, cherub)
    Super Grover - Kruvi Ahuvi
    Oscar - Mar Ashpach (the Israeli version of Oscar is Moshe Offnik but this is Oscar's own name)
    Count - Mar S'for
    Don Music - Gali Musikali
    Lefty - Mar Karkumi
    Farley - Pupik (which means 'belly button')
    Mr Hooper - Mar Kuper
    Roosevelt Franklin - Binyamin Ze'ev Weitzman (!)
    Sherlock Hemlock - Sherlock Hemlock
    Guy Smiley - Mumu Talpaz
    Biff - Beni
    Sully - Sami
  2. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Are there pictures of Moshe, Kippi, Dafi, Haneen or Karim ?

    Are you from Isreal ?

    See ya
  3. Mumu Talpaz

    Mumu Talpaz Member

    Hi BlueFrackle,

    I think the book is just a direct translation of an English SS dictionary, so there aren't any pictures of the Israeli characters in it.

    I live in Washington, but have family in Israel. Last time I was there I watched Rechov Sumsum, and it was pretty good. My little cousins like it too.

    I haven't yet found any good Hebrew sites about SS but will post links when I do find some sites and/or pictures.

    - MT
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have a bunch of "Americanized" Rechov Sumsum episodes on tape (I'm not sure if it still works, and I've lost it years ago since it really freaked me out when I was a kid) called SHalom Sesame. I beleive they have some episodes on tape for sale, but they are out of print. I did see one in the window of a Jewish Book store in BOston (Brookline, I believe) with Bert (or rather Bentz) on the front.

    The American ones were aired as a week long special in 1988 and once in 1992. They have American Celebrities (Bonnie Franklin, Itzak Perlman, and my personal favorite Jerry Stiller) as hosts and Puppeteers playing Kippi the Porkupine and Moishe Oofnik in English. It did show Hebrew Language versions of the old skits like "If I knew you Were Coming, I'd have baked a cake," "Telephone Rock," and even Ladybug Picknic and the Grace Slick (obviously a different singer) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 skit. It also had Israeli Skits that taught American kids hebrew words and letters.

    I think I have one episode taped on a video with all these Garfield and Peanuts sketches.
  5. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Yeah i have that set of Videos, What im looking for is the 'real' Rechov Sumsum/Shara'a Simsim.

    Mumu -
    Do you think there is any way you could get some episodes ?
    Maybe we could trade ?

    See ya
  6. Mumu Talpaz

    Mumu Talpaz Member

    Dr Tooth --

    I love those videos: When I was first dating my now-wife, we decided to skip the fall formal and watch Shalom Sesame instead. From then on we knew we were meant for each other :)

    BlueFrackle --

    I don't have any videos, but will fish around on israeli auction sites. (I've just added hebrew typing capability to my computer, so now I can do things I couldn't do before...)

    BTW if either of you are interested, the Hebrew mirror version of the Bert is evil page can be found here:


    The last red bulleted link on the top page is to an mp3 which has a clip from a radio show about the bert controversy...
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Obviously I knew you guys had them, I was mearly making conversation. It's cool to see that others have heard of this special. They listed the videos in an encyclopedia of Kid's videos, and the woman who wrote it was CLUELESS!!! She kept asking stupid "Where's Big Bird" type questions...egad!!!

    However, there is a program on MSNBC (that was reran on NBC this summer) called Time and again. They had two shows devoted to Jim Henson, one was entirely about Sesame Street. Anyway, it showed short clips of inserts on certain co-productions of Sesame (Including the Russian and Chinese versions) and had reporters on location talking about them (only the two I mentioned and Rechov/ Shar'a Sumsum). They were talking about this episode they made in which Kippi met the cast of Shar'a and they found a common disinterrest: Onions!

    It was mainly about the story behind it, I really can't recall, but they were on location, showing the episodes being filmed. Just wanted to point that out!

    And..were there any PVCs or anything of these characters?
  8. Mumu Talpaz

    Mumu Talpaz Member

  9. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Do you think there is any way you could get this video for me?

    I would send you the money, Or you can pick some stuff from my Trades List and we could trade ?

    Let me know, And send me an email !

    See ya
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I must say one thing. I cannot for beans read that language, nor do these school computers have that font. What format is the video in? I'm asking this on BlueFrackle's behalf.

    Cool video, though!
  11. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    I'll answer on my behalf, LOL

    They are PAL, European format.

    see ya
  12. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked A Cake" was on the show?

    I do not have any of those videos, but I never knew that song was on the show. I have only heard it on the album. Was it exactly the same?
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can scarcely remember the "If I knew you were comin'" thing. DO you mean was it on Sesame Street, or was it on Shalome Sesame?

    I think I saw the Hebrew one, It's very foggy in my mind, but it's in there. All I know it was Ernie singing to Cookie Monster!
  14. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    That's actually what I heard, because on the show it was with The Count. I actually asked the lady at the SS music department to look up the song, and she said it was from season 1. But I knew The Count wasn't on during Season 1, so he couldn't have been in it. Then she looked up the character file, and it was with Ernie and Cookie Monster.

    Also, during season 1, Cookie Monster was just referred to as the filthy monster who came and ate whatever they had on the set. So did the Monster eat anything he wasn't supposed to?
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can't really remember. That was the only time I saw it, in Hebrew or English! I think Ernie was baking a cake and Cookie tried to eat every thing!

    All I really Remember is Mad was called Me Atzben or something like that (Bad with spelling on this one, I know a ' is supposed to be in there!)

    BTW, I always thought that the Count was REALLY creepy in Hebrew! And I didn't like how Grover sounded like a bad Ed Wynn imitation. The pinball thing SPOOKED THE HECK out of me!!!
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

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