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Oscar on Craig Ferguson

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by Davina, Sep 18, 2007.

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  1. Davina

    Davina Member

    Haven't seen this posted anywhere yet, so figured I'd mention it... Was up late last night flipping stations and caught Oscar the Grouch on the Late, Late show with Craig Ferguson. Missed the first part of his bit there, but the last part they were discussing how Graig wants to become a US citizen and Oscar says he is the self elected mayor of SS and gives Craig a certificate to show honarary citizenship on SS... was a pretty cool looking certificate too.
    Then Oscar left and Craig talked to Alan Alda (who inadvertantly said something that was taken wrong.. so very, very wrong... about having met Carol when he was performing as BB)

    hopefully someone else saw this as well and i wasn't just dreaming the whole thing :)
  2. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Oh hey, I saw this! I was wondering if anyone else had.

    I saw it from the beginning, and was so surprised when Craig announced that Oscar was there. It was really fun to see him. He had some very good jokes in there. And what an adorable idea to make Craig an honorary citizen of Sesame Street! I loved that.

    First Miss Piggy, and now Oscar... Craig must like having our Muppets on his show! :)
  3. Davina

    Davina Member

    all i know is I want to be an honorary citizen of SS so I can have one of those certificates, too.. hehehe
  4. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    I know that kermit has been on and I think maybe even pepe right?
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Sounds interesting. Was the Grouch grouchy? Sometimes he seems to have mellowed a bit with age. He he. :grouchy:

    Did Alan Alda say something mean-spirited or offensive. Rather big bomb dropped there without much explaination. I enjoy Spinney and Alda as performers. Guess I found that statement potentially troubling. Was the altercation something really harmless? Really hoping so. :eek:
  6. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Hehe, he kind of was. Not terribly grouchy, but playfully grouchy (a part I remember the most was when Oscar said that the reason he likes watching Craig's show is because he likes trash, lol). I thought it was really a cute appearance (and I'm sure Oscar would just love me saying that, lol)! ;)

    I didn't see the Alan Alda interview, but I was actually curious about that, too. I imagine it wouldn't be anything too negative...
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    On the other hand. according to the title of Alda's book, he did have his dog stuffed! :concern: He he. Never can tell about a guy who'll stuff his dead dog. :sympathy: I'm expecting Alda simply said something a little dark and off-color that may not have gone a well as intended.
  8. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    He said he and Big Bird "did a routine on stage." Craig gave him one of those looks, and it escalated into nonsensical comebacks.

    Also, that certificate :grouchy: gave to Craig was an original piece of Spinney art. I can tell.
  9. Davina

    Davina Member

    Craig asked Alan if he'd ever met Oscar..
    Alan replied that he's met him when he was doing Big Bird (refering to Carol, of course...) it wasn't intended as anything rude.. but being a late night program, Craig gave him a look and the audience (or laugh track..) went off and then they kinda did a little rude-ish bantering to play off of it...
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks. Thought it was probably something like that. ;) Spinney art! Lucky Craig.

    I also encourage anyone who hasn't read Spinney's Wisdom of Big Bird book to do so. I found it quite inspirational.
  11. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    I hope someone puts up a video on YouTube sooner or later.
  12. Swoopfoomer

    Swoopfoomer New Member

  13. travellingpat

    travellingpat Active Member

    Hahah this is awesome, Carrol ROCKS
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  15. BeakerSqueedom

    BeakerSqueedom Active Member

    Carrol did great!
    I was all giggle n fits!
    LOL!
  16. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Was great loved it as much as I'ved loved the Pepe & Miss Piggy ones.
    I'd love to see Dr. Teeth, Floyd, & Gonzo.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I saw that by accident... I'm not a fan of Craig Ferguson, but he's on like right after David Letterman (whom I AM a fan of), and saw that he was going to have Alan Alda on the show that night, so I was watching for Alan Alda, and then next thing I know, here's Oscar the Grouch, making Craig a legal citizen of Sesame Street.

    It was a pleasant surprise, I'll give you that, but I think it's better when Jimmy Kimmel has Muppet guests on (ala Grover and Fozzie Bear).


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