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Little things we've noticed

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by minor muppetz, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Couple more little things I've noticed.....

    I now JUST noticed Frazzle's Pumpkin Anything Muppet pattern peeking out below in a few skits. I also noticed how that weird, bird-like monster that appeared in (from the looks of it) season 6 was made from the green Anything Muppet.

    Also, from watching the song Say toothpaste, somebody!" I happened to notice how only the female singers have teeth. I found it odd why the others didn't (though probably cause of the shape of the mouths of the Pumpkin and Fat blue ones, though why the green guy didn't have any is beyond me).

    Also, random note, but I feel like the pumpkin dentist was in another skit. Can anyone point it out?
     
  2. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I think the pumpkin AM was a dentist in a ''People in your Neighborhood'' skit, but I don't know if that's online.
     
  3. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Something I've just realized: most of the "classic" Sesame Street specials involve Big Bird in pursuit of something, and occasionally going missing in the process. In Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, everyone starts looking for him while he sits on the roof to see if Santa can go down a chimney. In Don't Eat the Pictures, the Bird wanders off to search for Snuffy in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, so everyone stays overnight to find him. Big Bird in China and Big Bird in Japan feature the Bird and Barkley the Dog in search of a Phoenix and a lost tour group, respectively. And in the movie Follow That Bird, Big Bird runs away from the Dodos' house in Illinois, causing a major fracas for Miss Finch and his friends on Sesame Street.
     
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  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've noticed that as well.
     
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    And for some reason, it's facing the opposite direction in Follow That Bird. Which I think might have to do with the opening title sequence.
     
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  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    One thing I noticed and find pretty helpful is how seasons 3 and 4 had a really bright look to the show's, so you can pretty much tell if a skit came from one of those seasons.
     
  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I was watching the visual thinking skit with the purple and pumpkin Anything Muppets and happened to notice the former's triangle-patterened shirt used on the season 1 hippie, Big Jeffy and Hardhead Henry Harris.... Was a jacket. I thought his green shirt was a scarf. Weird.

    Also, it took me a while to notice How Now Brown was wearing a black muscle shirt with that red vest. I always thought it was a bandana.
     
  8. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I think this might just be because of lighting, but I've noticed in some skits the Purple Anything Muppet shade seems to be darker with some characters and lighter with others. I could also say the same thing with the Pumpkin Anything Muppet.
     
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It could have also been the early, primitive videotape cameras they used: remember, Jim originally wanted Oscar to be purple, but the cameras at the time couldn't record the particular shade very well and made him look like a washed-out magenta, hence why he became orange before he turned green.
     
  10. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I can't even picture Oscar being purple..... That just sounds like a creepy pasta fanfic...... :eek:
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, they've had other purple grouches, so. . . .
     
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh..... Right.

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    (Eh, just one of those days I forget, probably cause the grouch characters don't stick out too much for me other than Oscar).
     
  13. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    From watching the song "Take a Rest", I noticed how some of the carribean AM characters look like the same ones from Carribean Air, and it actually made me wonder if that song debuted in (I'm guessing) late season 21.
     
  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    This is something that actually took me quite some time to catch on to, but I noticed how the first season didn't have the lavender Anything Muppet yet (I prefer that shade over the Purple Muppet anyway), same can be said for the Orange Gold puppet outside of Guy Smiley (I heard they just recycled the puppet for Conrad Love) and the Pumpkin Orange little Anything Muppet (outside of one Professor Hastings skit).
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What color was that hippy who popped up in a lot of early Season 1 inserts? The poor videotape quality makes it hard to determine, but I always assumed he was an early version of a lavender AM.
     
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Nah, that puppet was just the Grump puppet recycled into a hippie.

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  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    This is something I'm not sure if you could count it as "little" or not, but in the song "I'm so Lonely", @JonnyBMuppetMan pointed out on @Oscarfan 's upload of the song how the lead singer might be a parody of Randy Newman. I honestly thought the same thing, especially with the voice Jerry gave him and the appearance of the puppet is pretty similar to how Randy looked in his younger years. The melody of the song is also pretty similar to a song he'd write.

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  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    From listening to "Pour Some Sugar in Me" last night, it made me think of how the beat was pretty similar to "NTV"/"The Letter N" by Nick Normal and the Nickmatics (I could also easily say the black and white cutscenes remind me of the music video for "I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts).
     
  19. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I actually now just noticed that the Disco palace in Honk Around the Clock" is the same one from "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco" and where Grover does his alphabet dance among other skits.
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They recycled limbo sets quite a bit - more than likely to save time and money. I'm pretty sure the set for Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School was reused for things like School in the Afternoon and the Count's first day in school, and whatnot. And how many times have we seen that facade that looks like a reverse version of 123 in Muppet inserts that take place in a city setting?
     

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