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Mad TV Sesame Parody

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by The Count, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey guys... There's reports of a Sesame parody on the episode of Mad TV on 12/10/2005 on Fox TV. It's called the "Bird Flu", you can download a clip at filmforce.ign.com, hope this helps.
  2. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

  3. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    That was the funniest thing ever. When "Gordon" came on I laughed so hard.
  4. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    That was great without having a sick humor aspect.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    OMG!!! Sooooooo funny!
    Just finished watching the whole parody, and it was great. References a plenty, will come back on Monday at the latest and tell you guys about it.
    There was even a shot at Statler and Waldorf at the end of the parody... LMAO!
  6. Is there a place I would be able to see this?
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Not sure, you might want to check filmforce.ign.com and see if the link/article with the clip of the parody's still there.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I saw it, and I say it offended me... not because the Muppets were killed at the end, but because the parody made SS look like a rinkydink cable access crappy kids show from the 90's. But I'll gived it a C+, anyway. The actor playing Gordon was the only one who did any research.

    But this was pretty funny, I guess... But I have heard/ Seen the "Big Bird gets the Bird flu" joke one too many times... in a local paper (the Weekly Dig, which mentioned Benny Rabbit in the article, kudos to them) and again as a political cartoon strip.

    And I've seen too many Sesame/ Muppet Parodies in which someone gets killed. It's not offensive as a Muppet fan, but as a comedic writer. I saw one on Stankervision (some weird MTV2 sketch comedy show) which was sorta funny, and it was original in the aspect the skit was Claymation. I'll explain it another time, somewhere.

    Of course, I did like the Statler/ Waldorf bit at the end.

    I only watched MADTV, because the first episode of South Park on syndication (no Cable) was one I had on a tape I bought.
  9. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    of topic the South Park Syndication is terrible
  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't show the whole thing on the website. It only show half of it. I would love to see the whole thing. Does anyone have it?
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No... But here's my almost-complete review.

    Missed out on the opening theme, that's why I say almost-complete.
    The two kids come up to "Bird", wondering what's the matter.
    Bird: I don't feel well.
    Then the actor (me thinks Harry Black) playing Gordon comes in...
    Gordon: What's the matter Bird?
    Bird: I'm not feeling well, I just got back from vacation.
    Gordon: Where did you go?
    Bird: I was visiting some of my relatives in southern Asia.
    Gordon: Uh-oh, seems you got the bird flu.

    Gordon and the kids then launch into song, with the scientific name of the Asian Bird Flu set to the tune of ABCDEFGHI.

    Next, is the part where a cartoon voice was saying a few words, guess it was a spoof of the Electric Company.
    Voice: Flu, blanket...

    Then there's the part with Cookie Monster. He comes in and spots some chicken on a plate.
    CM: Hey, what that? Smell like chicken. That not cookies, me not "Chicken" monster, me Cookie Monster.
    After thinking about it, CM: What the hey... Me eat anything anyway.
    He eats it and then...
    CM: Me not feel good. Me feel chilly, me feel cold...
    And then he throws up.

    The kids, still with Bird ask about the flu and say maybe Bob will know what to do. The actor playing Bob comes in and says "Kids, I didn't want you to have to see this..."
    And there are the dead Muppets...

    Kids: Bert? Ernie? Grover?
    The last one was a particular high-voiced laugh, with a bit of a last cough, known to all as Elmo.
    Then Bob starts singing "Everybody's infected in the neighborhood..."
    The kids want to hug Bird to make him feel better, with Gordon shouting for them not to do so. Bird sneezes and gets the kids wet...
    Gordon says I'm sorry old friend... And then he lights Bird on fire to end the threat.
    Bird: Oh well... Good bye kids! The sketch ends with a final explosion.

    Then we get Grover's voice saying: Sesame Street has been brought to you by the letter P, for Pandemic."
    And it wraps up with the shot at Statler and Waldorf...
    We're sure going to get a lot of letters about that one.
    As if anyone who watches this show knows how to read or write.

    Had me laughing so hard... Hope this helps.
  12. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ed. Your alot of help. I just hope to see it sometime soon.

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