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Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by fatblue, Dec 9, 2004.
According to Muppet Wiki, Lonesome Joan is from 1982 and was featured on a few SS albums.
I had one of them with it, in fact. Ernie and Bert's cowboy talk before and as they sang it was quite amusing.
My two 'sad clips' were:
1) Where the 'have a nice day' monster eats the cake in front of Ernie and Bert doesn't believe him.
2) Where Harvey Kneeslapper tricks Kermit into standing out in the snow for a long time.
yeah.. if Ernie was my roommate, I'm pretty sure I would've moved out.. or at least punched him in the face
I know exactly what you mean about Ernie, when I think back to when that "Dance myself to sleep" sketch was on, I kept wondering - what was the whole purpose of taking Bert (in his bed) outside for? And as soon as it happens, Ernie gets into his own bed (with a grin on his face), and starts to fall asleep - while we see Bert looking in on him from outside.
In some ways I felt the same way when they showed that sketch where Ernie had to explain to Bert (step by step), that he "accidently" broke the cookie jar. When they get to the end however, Bert get uptight with Ernie because he put the fish and water into Bert's cowboy hat, and Ernie has the nerve to say the following statement: "Yeah, so?" at Bert.
So yeah, I agree - Ernie is quite the sarcastic one, but at least he got his "just desserts" from the Count's sleepover. I think Bert should ask the Count to come over more often, to put Ernie in his place.
There were 3 skits that were sad to me:
1) This is a classic clip.
Bert & Ernie fight over a cookie & threaten to breakup as room-mates. In an attempt to mediate, Maria leads Ernie & Bert both on a mental journey of what their lives would be like apart. Ernie moves out west & becomes a cowboy, Bert travels to the North Pole & studies fish! Time passes & they both grow old alone! That clip has stayed with me to this very day!
2) Cookie Monster loses his favorite cookie at a discotheque, & everyone around him would rather keep dancing that help him find it! Not only was this a sad clip, it made me angry because it showed me at a very young age that people (and Muppets) have the capacity to be very selfish & inconsiderate of the pleas of their fellow man (or Muppet)!
3) Bert had to leave the apartment but asked Ernie to let him in when he gets back (I believe he lost his key, or something). Bert suggests that they rehearse Ernie letting him back into the apartment when he knocks, but Ernie insists it isn't necessary.
As soon as Bert leaves, he has to go back because he realizes he forgot his money. When Ernie hears Bert knocking, he assumes Bert is practicing his return & ignores him.
By the end of the skit, Bert is at the end of his rope; turns to the camera & says: "I'm going to move out!"
I hope you have seen people (and muppets) that are not selfish & inconsiderate in your lifetime Chris. And that you are not jaded and can love people and life to its fullest
I have no idea why, but THIS one I can never get through without a Kleenex.
But it's not sad really. Just really touching and sweet.
There was one where (I think it was ) Carroll Spinney singing "Rockabye Baby" & it was a koala or something in a tree. First he whistled,then sang.So that made me cry. It might still be on you tube.Not sure.
Don't forget Jerry Juhl.
We also lost Jerry Juhl in 2005. So that would have been 6 J's.
R.I.P. Joe Raposo (1937-1989), Jim Henson (1936-1990), Jonathan Stone (1931-1997), Jeff Moss (1942-1998), Jerry Juhl (1938-2005), and Jim Thurman (1935-2007).
Almost forgot about this one...and yep, I'm currently a sniveling mess. But still happy you posted about it, in a weird way.
I recently rediscovered "Two Little Girls And A Little Dollhouse" and was a mess for days. But my hands-down number-one Sesame Cry Fest of all time is an old animated one I haven't seen since I was little. It involves a guy playing guitar in the woods, and I seem to remember a bird tweeting along. Eventually he sees someone with a chainsaw cutting trees down in the distance and starts to cry. This one ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED ME as a child...I even remember a day where I was riding in a car with my mother - couldn't have been older than 4 or 5 - and I just randomly started thinking of it and just burst into tears. She had to pull over to tend to me...it was pretty bad. The sadist in me almost wants to find it, but at the same time I'd hate to think of how I'd react as an adult.
I've been trying to get to the bottom of why all these Sesame Street skits, even now as an adult, make me bawl. I'm totally stumped, but it certainly helps that I'm not alone!
I think this is the sad when i saw a skit of Kermit the frog trying to get a t shirt from the store the sad part was that he tried to get that shirt but they did not have it till thursday, i have that happen before what a way to do so much work.
It's a skit from 'Christmas Eve on Sesame Street' that makes me sad. It's where Bert and Ernie have to give up their prized possessions to get a gift for each other.
Oh definitely, especially when Bert asks if he can still come and see his "paper clip c....c...nevermind...::"
::sniff:: So touching!
Now it is going to 7 J's because we recently lost Jerry Nelson.
The begining of "Somebody come and play" Made me sad.
Ernie was so sad...
One that made me sad is the one where Grover's mouth is stuck closed because he had been eating peanut butter. He keeps saying "mmmmmmmm" because it is all he can say.
Herbert Birdsfoot comes along and thinks Grover is making the sound of the letter M. He begins saying M words and tells Grover to make the mmmmmmm sound before each word, which Grover does.
Towards the end, Birdsfoot realizes that Grover's mouth is stuck and helps him get it unstuck. He then leaves, and Grover's mouth becomes stuck again with no one around to help. Grover then sighs and looks sadly at the camera.
There have been quite a few moments on the show that have made me sad. Here's one that really sticks out:
Another sad moment I can think of Cookie Monster having a very emotional nightmare of meeting a giant talking cookie (Who is addressed as "The Monster Cookie"), He tells Cookie Monster a sad story about how he became that way, His cookie only diet cause him to become a cookie. And sadly regrets on not eating healthier treats at all. And Cookie Monster sadly woke up from his dream and vows to never eat cookies again. And started eating more healthier treats.
I also remember this game show sketch called "The Crying Game Show" with host, Sonny Friendly. The contestants are Luke Warm, Ida Normer, and Pierre Blue. In the sketch, Sonny Friendly tells a sad story to a contestant. And who ever cries the hardest, will win the grand prize. However, The grand prize turned out to be an official "Sonny Friendly Teddy Bear". Sonny Friendly denies the grand prize by crying the hardest ("I LOVE MY TEDDY BEAR, YOU CAN'T DO THAT!") and thus, Wins the game. The audience did not even get a chance to vote on which contestant cried the hardest. And Sonny Friendly caused the contestant to sob in failure as the announcer blurts "There is no consolation prize!" And Sonny Friendly remarks while holding his teddy bear, "Well, I guess we all can't be winners. Until then, This is America's 2nd favorite game show host, Sonny Friendly saying, We will see you next time, on The Crying Game Show!" And then he remarks to his teddy bear "Oh, Teddy, It's so good to have you back!" and kisses it.
The music is too beautiful and reminds me of Attack of the Friday Monsters. It'd be enough to make even Bob cry, considering it is computer animated and I associate computer animation with ReBoot.
I'm really depressed right now, too. Sometimes I hate being 14. It doesn't help that I'm a girl. I'm living off ReBoot right now.
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