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Skits that made you kind of sad

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by fatblue, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. fatblue

    fatblue Well-Known Member

    Well, for me, it was always Kermit singing 'It's not easy being green'. Anyone else?
  2. muppetfan620

    muppetfan620 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this would count as a skit, but for me the death of Mr. Hooper, as well as the fire in 123 Sesame street made me cry :cry:
  3. fatblue

    fatblue Well-Known Member

    They showed that scene in a special called 'Unpaved', it was very sad indeed.
  4. HarveyK

    HarveyK Active Member

    Need help here

    There was something about a lower case letter that was lonely. Was it n?
    It was a cartoon and there was something about it standing on a hill. Anyone want to jog my meomory suppression?
  5. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    This E+B skit had a kind of sad ending.

    Ernie is telling Bert it's time to them to hit the road because "...we've been planning this trip for a week" Bert is apprehensive about leaving the house because (approximately):

    B: I've got a purple hand.
    E: Why BERT! Your hand is purple, look at that. KEHEHEHEHEHEHE
    B: Don't laugh, Ernie. I got paint all over my hand.
    E: Well wash it off and let's go.
    B: No... it's gotta wear off.

    Ernie places a mitten on Bert's colored hand. When Bert feels dumb with only one, Ernie puts the other mitten on him. Then Ernie puts a winter hat on Bert, a scarf, and hands him a full-size sled. Which brings Ernie to a lead-in to their trip:

    E: Off we go, to lie in the hot summer sun, on the beach. KEHEHEHEHEHEHE

    Bert's response to this, after Ernie walked off, was to start crying. This made me kind of sad because we rarely if ever saw Bert crying, whereas we were more or less inured to Ernie's comparatively frequent crying. Also Ernie sobbing didn't bother us as much since he is more of an emotional character than Bert. And lastly, it can hurt watching a stunt like that being pulled on someone else.
    Another E+B skit: Ernie is holding an umbrella in a downpour, who explains to Bert (unsheltered) that he can feel 3 different ways about the rain:

    1) Happy, because rain makes the flowers bloom and the plants grow.
    2) Sad, not sure why, but I think it was because a ball game was called off.
    3) Mad, because "I was gonna bring my bike to the zoo, and this was the only day I could do it, now I can't, and I don't know when I'll have a chance again" (Editor's note: How many zoos really allow visitors to bring their bicycles?)

    But meanwhile, Bert is peeved for some reason. Ernie asks where Bert's umbrella is, and he replies that Ernie is holding it! Rather than return it, or at least make an attempt to share it, Ernie says something like "Oh really? Well I'll see you around." and walks off. The part that got me kind of sad came next, where Bert turned around and walked off in the pouring rain into the background, slowly, with each footstep emitting a loud and clear puddle splash. Bert then stopped, and sneezed to one side (I thought it was only a myth that you can catch a cold by being chilled), then continued his dismal stroll.
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  6. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    The Mupets going the own way in TMTM :cry: :cry: :cry:
  7. ceecee

    ceecee Well-Known Member

    The animated bit about littering. Something along the lines of "if every kid did it....yuck!" And then they show the earth, and it's super grimey looking.
  8. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    speaking of it, does anyone have the file to the song or other SS songs?
  9. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    In a cold and far-off place
    There was a lower-case N.
    Lonely and cold, she would stare off into space
    And it was known that she would cry now and then.

    Lower-case N, standing on a hill.
    The wind is very still, for the lower-case eh-en...

    (occasional, unearthly "oohs" in background now)

    And then one day a rocketship
    Came racing from the sky.
    It landed on the hill and there opened up a door
    And somethin' started comin' outside...

    A lower-case N!
    (She's not lonely anymo-o-re)
    They are standing on the hill
    (There are two of them for su-u-ure)
    The wind is very still
    For the lower-case eh-ens!
  10. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    Hooper's death and when Big Bird's nest got trashed by the hurricane.

  11. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    Big Bird's Nest Week didn't Seem to be a big deal like when mr Hooper Deid maybe it was because i was young when he died
  12. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose Well-Known Member

    Thanks, now I got that song going through my head. I remember that there was more than one of those bits, but they pretty much had the same theme. I can't remember exactly the lyrics are, but I know the tune, and now I can't get it out of my head. AAAAHHHHH!!!!
  13. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    stilll I'm sad

    Instead of any actual skits, I'm just sad over the loss of the four J's.

    Jim Henson
    Joe Raposo
    Jon Stone
    Jeff Moss

    I'm sort of grateful Sesame Street is still around, but the death of each of the above makes me yearn a little more for the good ol' days. But the joy Sesame Street has given me since Day One far outweighs the sorrow of each man's mortality.
  14. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    A Grover and Kermit skit

    One more skit that had kind of a depressing ending.

    It's a snowy night in what appears to be a wooded area. We see Kermit inside his house (!) through a window, happily rocking on an orange recliner chair.

    Then we see a shivering-cold Grover outside, covered in snow. He decides to knock at Kermit's door for some advice. As best as I can remember:

    GROVER: Kermit! <knock-knock-knock>
    KERMIT: (answering door) Oh, hi Grover.
    G: Please Kermit, can you tell me, how to get warm?
    K: Come inside!
    G: OK (enters) Now then, can you tell me how to get warm? I know, I'll just exercise a bit. That usually gets you ward. (races back outside, closing door behind him)
    K: But...
    G: Now I'll exercise (jumps around a bit). And exercising gets me very... very... (panting) tired. And I'm still cold, all over my body.
    (knocks again at Kermit's door)
    Kermit! <knock-knock-knock>
    K: (answering door) Oh, hi Grover.
    G: Please, can you tell me, how to get warm?
    K: Come inside!
    G: OK (enters) Now then, can you tell me how to get warm? I know, I'll put some earmuffs on.
    K: But...
    G: I can't even hear you, I got earmuffs on. (exits, closes door) Boy with these earmuffs my ears are nice and toasty warm. <pause> But the REST OF ME IS FREEZING.
    (knocks yet again at Kermit's door)
    Kermit! <knock-knock-knock>
    K: (answering door) Oh, hi Grover.
    G: Please, can you tell me, how to get warm?
    K: Come inside!
    G: WHY!!!
    K: Because it's warm inside, Grover. If you want to get warm you come inside.
    G: Wait a minute now. If we go inside, it's nice and toasty warm.
    K: That's right.
    G: But if we go OUTside (pulls Kermit with him)
    K: Wow, it's freezing out here!
    G: We will be cold?
    K: Right. Now you've got the picture.
    G: So the answer, is for Grover (or did he say "the monster"), to go INside. Oh thank you so much Kermit.
    K: Oh, you're welc...
    (Grover slams the door in Kermit's face, leaving him outside of his own house. Kermit turns around to reveal his usually pointy mouth sort of pushed inward.)
    G: (Inside, while ignoring a frantic knocking on the door; he does still have earmuffs on) Wow, I'm feeling warmer already. I think I'll go sit down in this nice comfy chair. (which he does. Pause) And how nice and toasty warm I feel.
    K: (Who is glumly looking in the window, wiping off a circle of fogged up glass)
    Grover!..... Grover!....

    I don't exactly recall any closing music to this one, though there may have been some soft sad music as Kermit was freezing outside. A red-orange glare from the in-motion rocking chair was reflected against the window.
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  15. Mokeystar

    Mokeystar Well-Known Member

    Probably the one that made me the most sad as a child (other than the Lowercase N clip) was the live action clip that had a man in a kayak. He seemed so helpless to me as a child when his kayak kept turning over and over, dunking him into the water. Every time I saw it, I felt so sorry for this man.....I thought he was going to drown. I just wanted to leap out there and save him! I can still remember the music that went with this clip.....and it still gives me the chills. :cry:
  16. Dantecat

    Dantecat Well-Known Member

    SesameMike,What year was that skit?(you know,the grover and kermit snow skit and what was it really about?)
  17. Al Hempker

    Al Hempker Well-Known Member

    The one skit that makes me sad is the film where different flowers and plants are shown, and a real sad accoustic guitar piece plays over it. I saw it on Unpaved in the Mr. Hooper's death episode at the very end after the adults explained (or tried to explain) Mr. Hooper's death to Big Bird. Perfect film to end that particular episode.
  18. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Yeah....I thought so too.
  19. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    actually that film was about 1 flower witch seemed to have been on top of a roof top restaurant. towards the end hears it is and the camera back away and we see the area facing the Brooklyn Bridge.
  20. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member


    The skit with Grover out in the snow and Kermit in his house was probably from one of the two seasons between 1975 and 1977.

    The basic point of this sketch was that "you have to come inside from the cold, to get warm". However, I think even the youngest kids watching the show already know this "lesson", so it may have really been for the comedic value of Grover not understanding this fact (i.e., too dumb to come in from the rain, er snow), and the IMHO unfunny effect of locking Kermit out of his house at night during a snowstorm.
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