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Old Sesame Sketches

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by DonMusicFan, May 27, 2005.

  1. DonMusicFan

    DonMusicFan New Member

    Hey there~

    Anybody remember these sketches and exactly how they went?:

    The first one involved a kid walking down the street repeating a shopping list to himself. Something about, "Loaf of Bread, Gallon of Milk, Stick of butter." Ringing any bells at all?

    The other one just popped into my head the other day and I hardly remember anything about it. It involved somebody getting to a bridge of something and there was another person preventing him from passing. He had to take things out of a grocery bag to give to the guy to let him pass. I remember a giant cookie or something.

    I know those are really vague--but I figure somebody has got to know them. And maybe even have them to trade. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks guys,
    Steve
  2. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    I well remember the cartoon with the little girl going to the store for her mom to get a loaf of bread a container of milk and a stick of butter. This sketch was brought up recently and the complete details were posted:

    http://forum.muppetcentral.com/showthread.php?t=18327&highlight=butter


    I also recall the two trying to cross the narrow bridge going from opposite directions, but not as well. I don't remember specifically what they were (I think one might have been a bear). And there was a third party in one of the bags who settled their dispute (don't recall what type of creature he was. maybe a giant cookie that you mentioned?! Think it was some kind of animal.) Anyway, I think he suggests that they exchange their items and then walk back across the bridge so they can get their things over. The last line has the mediator saying, "I thought I'd never get across."
    This one brings to mind one I am very familiar with from the 70's. There were two lines going across the screen, one horizontally and one vertically. They crash into each other at the middle and both cannot proceed any farther. I pretty much remember all the dialogue that follows:

    Line 1: Hey! Why don't you watch where you're going!
    Line 2: Me? What about you? I was here first!
    Line 1: Out of my way man, I'm going that way and nobody's gonna stop me. (He points the direction he intends to go)
    Line 2: Oh yeah? Well I'm going this way and nobody's gonna stop me. (He likewise points the direction he is headed).
    Line 1: Oh yeah? Says who?
    Line 2: Says me!
    Then the two of them try hard to get past and keep bumping into each other. Eventually they tire themselves out and have to stop and catch their breath.
    Line 1: You know, I got an idea.
    Line 2: Oh yeah? What?
    Line 1: Come over here and I'll tell you.
    He then whispers his plan to him (Not sure why. Not like there was anyone else around and even if there were it doesn't exactly seem like it would be classified information!)
    Line 2: Hey! That's a great idea. We'll cooperate.
    Line 1: Right.
    They then each take turns moving a space ahead, with the other one filling in a small gap of space that the other left until they are both passed each other.
    Line 2: Great! Now I can get where I was going.
    Line 1: And so can I.
    Line 2: Thanks for helping out.
    Line 1: Anytime.
    Then they both move until they disappear from the screen.

    Recall that one?
    And I'm sure others will be more helpful with the specifics on that bridge one. I didn't see that one as much. I would guess that one is from the mid 70's, whereas the loaf of bread one and the line one I described definitely go back to at least the early 70's.
  3. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    actually he's talking about a whole different cartoon. this one is about a bridge keeper who wants people to do certain things before he passes. in this one he makes everyone eats things that are round before they cross and this man eats the food in his bag though claims he came to deliver the bridge keeper's groceries. but i do remember that other 1 you mentioned.
  4. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Oh okay, thanks for pointing that out. I definitely haven't seen that other one before (the bridgekeeper).
    I rather enjoyed that one with the two lines. The sound effects were appealing. And it was classic SS doing one of their many hallmarks - showing how disputes between people (or lines!) can often be worked out by a simple willingness to discuss and cooperate.
    Remember another one with a green anything muppet and a blue one where they worked together to get some fruit from a tree (I think the blue one was too short and I don't recall the limitation the green one had)? The blue one made a noise like "gop gop gop". At the end the blue one said, "Let's call this cooperation". (Perhaps these were supposed to be primitive or prehistoric muppets since they were creating a name to describe their working together).
    Then I believe the green one said, "No, let's call it Shirley." Not totally sure if Shirley was the word that was used. That's what it always sounded like to me. I remember asking my parents once and they said maybe he said "sharing". That would fit better, but perhaps they did indeed use Shirley and were just closing the skit in a silly and humorous way.
  5. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    i can't spell out the green monster but i know what is was and begins with G and the blue 1 voiced by Nelson was a Gonk and said Gonk not gop. now maybe you're right and i interpetted as Shirly but i wonder now if the green 1 said sharring?
  6. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Yeah it's pretty interesting cuz the green one had a rather high peculiar sounding voice so it seems like either Shirley or sharing could have been said.
    "No, letch call it shirley (shering)." If I had to guess I would still go with Shirley, though. That's just what seemed to be the word I was hearing him say. If we ever get to see this skit again we can try to decipher it. :)
    And oh yeah gonk comes back to me now. I think he might have got gonked on the head with a piece of fruit from the tree. No, that would be CONKED.
  7. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    you're pretty commical. of course now you mentioned it he did get hit.
  8. Soul H

    Soul H New Member

    The Gonk getting conked on the head is pretty harsh for a Sesame street skit don't you think? I reckon that why they don't show it no more. But what do I know?
  9. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    I remember the bridge keeper series. I just wish I could find more info on those on the web, since it has been years since I've seen those cartoons.
  10. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure he said "Shirley."
  11. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    More about the "let's call it Shirley" sketch:

    The setting of the skit was "The Planet of Snew" (Snoo?) The only thing to eat on The Planet of Snew was a nectarine from the nectarine tree. But one creature couldn't reach the fruit, and the other had no elbows so couldn't bring the food to her mouth. Hence the co-operation, as one wanted to call it.

    I bet this skit has its origins in a legend that I've seen with different variations.

    A person has a dream/vision in which he meets the Creator. He asks Him to see a preview of heaven. The big G responds that before he can see heaven, he must first see ****. The person is shown a vision of a beautiful banquet table of fruit. But all the people around it are constantly starving, because they have been put in bodies that have no elbows, and as such, can't put the food in their mouths. Then the person is shown heaven. The setting is exactly the same! The Creator tells him to look again. Everybody was satiated and happy. What was the difference between the two places? In heaven, the people had learned to feed each other.

    I heard this story told a different way. There was a giant soup tureen, but all the spoons were too long to reach one's own mouth.
  12. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    not to be critical but if you mean GOD, don't feel funny about saying it. it's no big deal. unless you mean something else. i thought those were 3 spots you had. sorry i don't get that part.
  13. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    Some people's religion teaches them not to write God's name. I don't know if that's the case here, but it's good to remember that what's not a big deal for one person might be something very important for another.
  14. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    Yes, that's right.

    Actually, the reason I wrote it that way is just the reason GeeBee gave. Thanks.

    Mikebennidict: What are "3 spots"?
  15. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I definitely remember the sketch with the two muppets trying to get a nectarine. That one's been buried in the back of my mind for years! It was also one of the kinda freaky Sesame Street sketches. :concern: I don't know how to describe it. It wasn't really scary, just sort of surreal. I think there's a few other sketches like that I remember that fall into this category. It'd be cool to see this one again. Weirdly enough, I was actually thinking about this sketch the other day- and I'm pretty sure it was before I saw this thread! My mom had just brought home some nectarines and I had one to eat and hadn't had one in quite a while and for some reason a picture of that sketch came to mind! :crazy: :)
  16. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    i was referring to these * don't know what they're called.
  17. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    I had written in Hades, spelled in the H-E-double hockey sticks manner. Would you believe that the message board censored that word out?
  18. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    yes. depending on your usage, that is considered an expletive.
  19. muppetwannabe

    muppetwannabe New Member

    I do remember the one about the milk bread and butter. A kid is asked to go to the store for is mom and he is trying not to forget what she wanted him to buy so he repeats it over and over! when he gets back home he is so proud and calls to his mom that he remembered everything! The one about the necterines was that two muppets one with really short arms and one with really long arms wanted to pick and eat the fruit. the one with the short arms could feed himself but couldn't reach the fruit and the other one had the opposit problem. finally the long armed one picked the fruit and the other one fed himself and the long armed one. I used to love that sketch!:excited:
  20. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member



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