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I’m Near! I’m Far!

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Mary Louise, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Mary Louise

    Mary Louise Active Member

    Just thought I’d post a transcription of this little animated bit I remember from years ago. Corrections are welcome. Oh, and as I recall, the announcer is female.

    Announcer: The Sesame Street Vaudeville Theater takes pride in presenting “Near and Far”!

    [Standing on the stage are two men. Upstage is a tall guy, and downstage is a short one.]

    [sung]

    Short guy: I’m near!

    Tall guy: I’m far!

    Both: That’s where [who?] we are!
    If you want to know just where [who?] we are...

    Short guy: I’m near...

    Tall guy: ...and I’m far!

    [spoken]

    Tall guy: Wait a minute! Stop the music! Stop the music!

    Short guy: What’s wrong?

    Tall guy: What’s wrong? What’s wrong? I’ll tell you what’s wrong! You’re always near, and I’m always far.

    Short guy: So?

    Tall guy: So, they can see you better because you’re near.

    [He starts walking downstage, toward the short guy.]

    Tall guy: Because you’re near, they can hear you better. Because you’re near, you get all the applause!

    Short guy: Okay! You be near, and I’ll be far. [Runs upstage.] Are you happy now?

    Tall guy: Now, that’s better!

    Announcer: And now the Sesame Street Vaudeville Theater takes pride in presenting “Wet and Dry”!

    [Tall guy smiles and waves at the audience. Water dumps on him. The audience roars with laughter.]
     

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