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Sesame Street Encyclopedia Update

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by Thijs, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    well, should I say more...:sympathy:

    as you can see Elmo's bio is online, but has only a few lines. I have the feeling there is more to say about this fella....
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In case anyone wants to know, I gave them pictures of the ZAizzy Zoomers, Roscoe the Grouch (a character from this season), Mr. Between, Lefty, the Elephant amoung others.

    Does anyone have the Sesame Alphabet Singles? (that's where I got Lefty and Zizzys) If so, can anyone check to see what characters are on what? Maybe a pic of Sammy the Snake is on it.

    And BTW, about Sammy the Snake... there were two puppets of him (I forget the differences) so will you need two pics of him?

    And will Manah Manah be under Bip Boppadotta (I meant to ask that before I left last week), or Mahnah Manah, since he was under both names (they just changed the puppet slightly, and gave him different names).
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Answers and Questions for Drtooth.

    1 What character named "The Elephant" are you refering to? What sketch or song was this character in? Please provide a description for me, cause I might just include it in my Muppet Listings.
    2 What do you mean by the Sesame Alphabet Singles? Are these individual records or albums with specific songs? What more can you tell us about these releases?
    3 There was the mention that the SS Muppet who looks like Mahna Mahna would be added but under his second name or alias, Bip Bippadotta. Just look through the previous posts in this thread.
    4 There are actually three different SS characters named Sammy the Snake.
    a. The first Sammy the Snake sang the song "The Sound of the Letter S". This one looked like a tubular snake made up of violet and green rings with a violet egg-shaped head and pinkish forked tongue.
    b. The second Sammy the Snake sang the song "Hello Sammy" with Carol Chandling and the S-Girls. This character was at least voiced, if not performed, by Jim Henson. It was a diamondback snake with dark yellow skin, orange and yellow diamond pattern on his back, and one bushy eyebrow above his eyes sitting atop his head.
    c. The third Sammy the Snake was a dusty brown rattlesnake who appeared in a sketch with Ernie where they taught emotions. Sammy replied that when he got angry, he shook his rattle, which scared Ernie to the point that he bolted out of the sketch leaving the rattler seen on the wall mount or ledge as the camera panned away.
    Hope this helps.
  4. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    1 Simple. It's a grey elephant (a beautiful puppet, it looks almost real), on one of the pics wearing a hat.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    1) Well, It's hard to explain. When you go to the site, look under E, and click on the Elephant (if someone can help you with that) Anyway, there was a semi realistic Elephant used once Sesame Street went around the block (including the Furry Arm Hotel) and there has been one ever since. There was The Elephant elevator oporator, Mr. On-top-of (used in the Mr. Between skit, seen on the Sing yourself sillier at the movies video) Actually, he pops up quite a bit on the new season, especially in Monster Clubhouse when he runs around chasing the monsters!

    2) This was basically the Alphabet album chopped up into four song records (the last few of the series had but three songs) and the covers of each feature the Muppet (who sang the song) holding the letter (i.e. Ernie and Lefty help an O, The Zizzy Zoomers were on the letter Z, etc.). The pictures were seperated into 4 (or three) squares and a little side bar had all this copywrite material on it, and Purchase of this album... blah blah blah, prfits would go to CTW, you know... I have the MNOP and XYZ singles!

    3) That is confusing, though. I understand the idea behind it. But in the Bio, they should put him as Bip Bopidotta (alias Manah Manah).
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    The Sesame Alphabet singles are rare. As they are records, they are impossible to find these days. I'm not surprised you have never heard of them. Of course, someon on the site has to have access to one of them, as the Professor Hastings picture comes from the U V W single.

    There is
    A B C D

    E F G H

    I J K L

    M N O P (I have this one)

    Q R S T

    U V W

    X Y Z (have this one too!)

    and they are the same songs as on the Alphabet album.

    Can anyone confirm this? H has a picture of Harvey Kneeslapper (?)

    K and T have Herbert Birdsfoot (?)

    S has Sammy the Snake (?)

    I haven't seen the others. I think I won them at a carnival or something when I was REALLY young.....
  7. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    I am very interested in that Alphabet Singles. I'll post a new thread about it.

    But now, to the point:


    Characters added:

    Mr. Between
    The Elephant
    Grannie Fanny Nesselrode
    How Now Brown Cow
    Grandma Happy

    I 'fixed' (read: removed mistakes and things) all the bio's from A to K. I added all the bio's from A to K, except the characters I don't know a thing about. Some bio's are still to short. If you guys can help me out that would be great.
  8. Pino

    Pino Member

    hI Tommie,
    Trough Kazaa I´m downloading a lot of sesamestreet songs.. I have arround 150 song and there ar e a lot alphabet songs in it!
    So I you like them ( I want some more because I dont have them all) I´ll send you a cd with them when I´m ready!
    And if someone hase some mp3 songs in winzip for me.. they can mail me:excited:
  9. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    of course I am personaly interested in Sesame Street songs. Cool! I would like to buy them.
    But for the site we need the pictures of that singles, because there are some rare characters on the singles (check out our site (Lefty for instance))
  10. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    To Drtooth:

    I don't have the albums, but I once seen them on eBay. "K" and "T" do have Herbert on them, and "T" also has Tom Tattertall Tuttletutt (I think), in case anyone finds his pic and wants to add him to the site.

    And S does feature Sammy slithered around a large red "S".

    Also, "G" has George.
  11. Pino

    Pino Member

    Well Ofcourse I look for you and when I find it I will post them to you.. Maybe this site too will help???

    http://www.hipsurgerymusic.com/Sesa... Well Let me know if it was helpfull oke???:D
  12. fuzzyandblue

    fuzzyandblue New Member

    Wow --just checked it out and it's going to be a priceless reference when all plumped out!

    Here's a tidbit --about Frazzle (I never knew his name --thanks!) , my alter-ego avitar. He performed in one of my favorite song and dance numbers ever --Fuzzy and Blue. It was Herry, Grover and Cookie dancing a la vaudeville about the virtues of being blue. Then Frazzle joins in and the song becomes "Fuzzy and blue...and orange!"

    Cool --I'll keep checking back as the site grows.
  13. furryfella

    furryfella New Member

    maurice monster: was light blue with a greenyellow nose he was performed by richard hunt!! he was grovers friend! he can been seen in such songs as: "Fur", allbymyself, "C" is for cookie, FRazzle!! THe Maroon&Yellow monster was Performed by Richard hunt for the song (my fav) "Fur" he had red & yellow Fur with yellow horns!! The song Fur was on the SEsame street Monster lp & monster melodies!! Richard was 24 when he did him!!:D
  14. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member


    We would love to add Maurice Monster to the Encyclopedia, I always liked seeing him in the background !
    But we dont have a good enough picture of him.

    I noticed that he made an appearance in Follow That Bird too, He can be seen when Big Bird is leaving as he goes around the corner (Maurice is up at the window).

    And then in the same place when Bob and Olivia return, I think Maurice is wearing a hat too.

    see ya
  15. VC2020

    VC2020 New Member

    Hey Tommy,
    Great Site! I can also contribute. I have caps of Sesame Street Movies and Episodes. I can send you a few episodes through mIRC or something or I can just take Pics and e-mail you.

    From V.C.
  16. Pino

    Pino Member

    I wonder if there will be links on your sites? I mean sesame world and encyclopedia... because I like it when u both also think about me:D
  17. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Here's some more info about Frazzle:

    --The original Frazzle was built from the Tall Orange Anything Muppet. The fur was sort of designed like an orange furry jacket that covered most of him (his bare "skin" can be seen when his tongue flaps around and around his waist). He's best described by his theme song, "Frazzle" (written and performed in 1975), which is also performed by the Frazzletones (one of the members being Maurice Monster). Near the late 80s he sort of disappeared, but appeared in the background from time to time. He was re-introduced in the mid-90s as a young monster, about as old as Elmo and Zoe. In one sketch we even seen his mother. He carried a little yellow baby blanket and covered himself with it when he was scared or shy, and he is often taken care of by Gina when she used to own a day care center around the corner. He was an interesting way to show how something so different-looking can be misunderstood. Later, in 2001, Frazzle would be rebuilt, not designed to be worn by an AM, as a separate puppet. Some interesting notes about the refined version is that his mouth was bigger and more visible, and given four fingers on each hand.
    --I think he made his debut on "Beat the Time" in 1971 as a rabid monster attached to a chain.
    --One of the few times that he can be understood is in a 1993 episode where he is rejected by the Furry Arms Hotel to bring in his pet human, Pickles. He was performed by Marty Robinson for this appearance, and had a well-refined accent. Here's his line:

    "Well, it's just not fair! What am I supposed to do, leave little Pickles at home when I'm travelling on business? Come, Pickles, we'll go to another hotel!":D
  18. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

  19. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    Good news!

    More characters are updated:

    Gutnag Gerlad Jones
    Harvey Kneeslapper
    Placido Flamingo
    Meryl Sheep
    Mr. Bill Smith
    Bad Bart

    You know that I felt worried if the bios of Sherlock Hemlock and Sam the Robot are not going to be on site. But some day or today, I will make a bio about Harvey Kneeslapper as if I want to do it.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... I just sent them a Sherlock Bio a while ago. And I wrote a Harvey Kneeslapper one just this morning. Sorry, mike.

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