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"Sesame Street" song is *WRONG!*

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Janice & Mokey's Man, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Wait a minit wait a minit wait a minit!!!!! Do cats and Sacks count as people....cause if they do.... (shakes fist ala Homer Simpson)

    Uh... didn't I just post this.......(Eerie music plays in background)
  2. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    Re: Byron

    (Sarcastically) How about that? (scrunches muppet face in disgust)
  3. Link Hogthrob

    Link Hogthrob New Member

    not quite...

    HOLD ON!!!!

    I too got 2,801, but we are all wrong!

    As I was going to St. Ive's....so that is 2801 PLUS the person who is telling the story, so that is 2802 people going to St. Ive's!!

    Has anybody posted that yet?

  4. Link Hogthrob

    Link Hogthrob New Member


    oops...sorry...guess I did that wrong...

    It's been awhile since I've seen the original sketch on SS unpaved, but I think the mistake I made was the original punchline, right!


  5. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    Re: not quite...

    Yeah, well the idea of the original riddle was that the "I" (the boy AM in this case) met the man and seven wives, etc. by crossing in opposite directions. So the 2,801 were meant to be coming from St. Ives.

    Obviously the premise has a bit of a hole in it, since they all could have met while going to St. Ives at the same time, say if they were all riding the subway or something. The No. 7 train from Sesame Street to St. Ives, no doubt. ;)
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    *head explodes*
  7. *sigh*

    I think all of us at MC can chalk up this thread as "most humiliating topic by a poster".

  8. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    Oh I wouldn't think that. It's actually among my favorite Muppet sketches from Season 1. I couldn't exactly say why, but it just is.
  9. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt New Member

    Um...uh...er...too many numbers...

    *puts on a sombrero and grabs a tray and starts dancing around*

  10. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    traveling matt


    Anyone who can combine the classic Mexican Waiter Grover sketch and a Letter People reference in the same post gets a cookie (imported from St Ives no less).
  11. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    I have just found out that these Letter people truly existed. I never in my life saw these Letter People. What exactly did they do?
  12. CaptCrouton

    CaptCrouton New Member

    I don't know the reference on S.S. but I do know the letter people pretty well.

    The Letter People were cool characters used in Kindergarten to teach the sounds. Our class had vinyl inflatable characters that came to the room as we learned the sounds of each letter. Mr M came first, then Mr T, then Mr H.

    Let me distinguish between old letter people and new letter people. The new ones frankly stink. What you might see currently produced by whatever company, has been politically corrected beyond recognition.

    The REAL traditional letter people were highly imaginative fantasy characters. For instance, (no offense Byron) Mr C was made of Cotton Candy. Mr D made of Delicious Doughnuts. Mr T had tall teeth. My favorite was Mr H who had Horrible Hair, but I liked any of the guys made of food.

    The new Mr D is a "dynamic dancer. " and Mr H has been turned into Happy Hair, or something much "nicer." Also, while the vowels were female and the consonants were male, (Miss E for example was for Exercise) it was decided that there should be an equal amount of females to males, and the feminine letters became Ms instead of Miss.

    The letter people made out of food no longer exist. Cotton Candy and Doughnuts and Gooey Gum are not good for you, and so those letter people were dulled down into something else.

    The good news is you can still find old letter people stuff on ebay. The new liberal sanitized Letter People have a website called www.letterpeople.com but you won't appreciate how gosh darn cool the letter people actually are if you go there. Somewhere there's a fan forum of the old letter people and I would look for that instead. I might hunt it up for you if I get a chance today.
  13. Oh YAY Kap'n, you know the Letter People!!! :D :D :D

    But you're wrong.


    You are!


    Mr. M was first, indeed followed by Mr. T, but next was Mr. F. I know this kause I have the "readiness reading" program, and Mr. F has always been my favorite Letter Person. :D

  14. CaptCrouton

    CaptCrouton New Member

    Yeah, you're right. Thanx for jarring my memory. He has great feet. They're psychedelic flowery things if I remember right.

    But one thing I remember loving about Mr H was cutting the top off of those cafeteria milk cartons and covering them with construction paper to look like Mr H. Then we planted grass seed in the containers and watched as they grew into horrible hair.

    Hooray for the Letter People!!

    Hmm, I must've had a wonderful childhood because I have so many loving memories of silly things like this.
  15. CaptCrouton

    CaptCrouton New Member

    And since I always want to be a man of my word, here's a fan site of the REAL letter people. Specifically for Jackie, but for Muppet fans everywhere. I really had to dig for this one. It seems many of the links are gone.


    Does anyone remember any of the Letter People songs? I can recall the Mr M and Mr H songs with some clarity. But the further down the list of characters, the less I can recall about them.
  16. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    What's with all this Letter People business? Does it have anything at all to do with Sesame Street? If not, why was it posted on this board?
  17. CaptCrouton

    CaptCrouton New Member

    Sorry sseta,

    Someone asked a question and I gave an overly complete answer. Guess I get it from my dad. You ask him what time it is, and he'll show you how to build a watch.

    It isn't often that I get to share my knowledge of Letter People and when I do, I guess I get a little excited...

    *walks way dejectedly*
  18. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    Noo!! That was a wonderful answer!! Thank you so much for spending the time telling me more about them!! I'm checking out those web sites as we speak! I really missed out on those Letter People! *sigh* childhood gone by!
  19. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt New Member

    If anyone has seen "The Letter People" TV show (60 episodes, 15 minutes each, I have them!), it *was* a puppet show, with many Muppeteering aspects in them. Several of the Letter People were live-hands (and in Mr. F's case, live-feet) puppets, but most of them were hand-and-rod. And I was quick to catch which Letter Person was which kind of puppet. Also, the concept of "Anything Muppets" was also used as there were at least two or three puppets with interchangeable body features.

    I also have a tape of the songs each Letter Person sang, if anyone's interested. They were a lot of fun...almost as fun as Sesame Street. But none of the Letter People ever tried their hand at being a waiter at a Mexican restaurant!


    Although Mr. M did attempt to sing calypso...

    *to the tune of the Harry Belafonte song "Matilda"*
    Munching Mouth, Munching Mouth, Munching Mouth, I take me meatball and go down Mexico Way...ALL TOGETHER NOW!
  20. I told you about 'em MONTHS ago.


    Remember? When I had that "job" where I got to goof around and chat and post and make up crazy stuff to send you all day?



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