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Some poor assumptions some non Sesame Street fans have made

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by BooberFraggless, Nov 1, 2005.

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  1. BooberFraggless

    BooberFraggless New Member

    Dont you just hate it when somebody thinks they know something about Sesame Street, and they argue with you about it, and you know that your'e the hardcore fan and the one who's right? It has happened to me in the past. For instance some people think Elmo has always been there, right from the beggining of the show's run. They have no clue how untrue that really is. I try explaining to them that Sesame Street began in 1969, and Elmo didn't join the show until 1985. Also whenever I try to tell somebody about Herry Monster, they think I'm talking about Cookie Monster. They say "Oh yeah, you mean Cookie Monster?" Also some people think Miss Piggy Fozzie, Gonzo and the rest of the muppets are all on Sesame Street and it's just one big show. I try to explain to them that Sesame Street and The Muppets are 2 completley different sets of charachters, with the exception of Kermit. Some people make me mad, but I guess you can't expect everyone to be a SS fan.
  2. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Well, in response to your comment about Elmo, he has been around a lot longer. It's just that Kevin Clash didn't perform the Elmo we know today until 1985.

    I see what you mean though. I remember once at work, some people were talking about "The Muppet Show" and someone mentioned that it was still on and they mentioned Cookie Monster being on it. Plus, I remember when the SS cast appeared on "The West Wing," somebody mentioned Miss Piggy and Fozzie appearing on "Sesame Street" and the other girl corrected her by saying that Kermit was the only crossover.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I hate it when that happens as well. Even David Hyde Pierce believes Animal is on Sesame Street. I once remember a Sesame Street item up on eBay, however, the item's page had The Muppet Show theme playing in the background.:grouchy:

    EDIT: Daffyfan Ziffeled me!
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Oh well...people just don't understand. It's like that whole thing where people don't consider the Sesame Street characters to be "The Muppets" simply because they weren't on The Muppet Show or they don't hang out with Miss Piggy and stuff. If only they took the time to notice that they were all created by Jim Henson and that in the credits it says "featuring Jim Henson's SESAME STREET MUPPETS".

    You would think however that some people would have basic knowledge of who some of the characters are though.

    As I say, you can't expect everyone to be just like us. We are a rare group.
  5. anythingmuppet

    anythingmuppet New Member

    I guess some people dont really care if they mix em together. I just correct em if they do. I guess its like a 'racial slur' just..um..a 'Muppet Slur?'
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    I mean some of these guys are the same people that make comments about Ernie and Bert being gay, because they don't care to find out more and know otherwise.
  7. BooberFraggless

    BooberFraggless New Member

    Wow, this is so ironic, I was just in a chat room on Yahoo, and I was talking about Ernie and Bert, saying how I liked Bert better, but they hardly ever use him on the show anymore. And someone said "aren't they gay" Iv'e heard people say the same stuff about Mr. Rogers. I guess there's 2 types of people in this world narrow minded and open minded. Unfortunatley the majority of the world is narrow minded, and only a select few are open minded. I like it here because it's a select few group we have going here.
  8. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    A lot of people also mistakenly think that "Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood" is a song by Mister Rogers instead of Bob on Sesame Street.
  9. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Its ridiculous, especially since there is nothing about Fred Rogers that even has the hint of gay. Just because a man is warm and gentle and loves children makes him gay? Oh bother... The guy was married and wasn't he a minister?
  10. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    I also remember Jay Leno talking about Sesame Street and he made a Miss. Piggy joke. Miss. Piggy is not a SS character.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So did Jimmy Kimmell when he was talking with Grover, but it was connect to Kermit, when Grover made a comment about how Kermit eats.

    "Do you know how frogs eat? They stick out ther tongues, and... oh, it is disgusted, very disgusting!"
    "Yeah, that's what Miss Piggy said, when she has problems with the kissing."
    "Hmmm."
  12. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    What drives me mad is when people INSIST that Bert and Ernie share a bed. I flip out and tell them, "They do not! They never ever have! I have LOOKED INTO THIS!!! 11o1nwo2jnso1" Yet, they never, EVER give in. It's ridiculous. And makes me sad. :( <-- Bert is sad too. Poor, sad Bert.
  13. Rosewood

    Rosewood New Member

    I believe his father was a minister

    I believe I remember it being said, when they aired a story on his life after he died, that his father had been a minister. I do know he was married and had a happy family and a masters degree in child psycology. His early career, however, had actually been started as a puppeteer on a kids show. He had needed a way to get from scene room to scene room in good time, but without making noise, which is where his famouse "red tennise shoes" first made their grand debut!;)
  14. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Yeah, I know! I think there may have been a time or two when Ernie would try and get in bed with Bert because he was having a nightmare or something, but that was for comedic purposes. I mean, it would just be like how a little brother tries to jump into his older brother's bed for security or playing around. I know I did that when i was little because I looked up to my brother and I felt secure, especially if my parents weren;t around. And of course, my brother would get annoyed just like Bert.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It reminds me awhile back, my mom was watching one of her reality shows, and I heard the people on the show having a conversation that went something like this...

    "Y'know like those gay muppets uh..."
    "Ernie and Bert?"
    "YEAH! Ernie and Bert!"
  16. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I can't stand when people say things like that. I just don't get it.
  17. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Fred Rogers was a minister, his Father ran a Brick Co. in Latrobe PA where Rogers grew up.
  18. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    And most importantly, Fred Rogers sang "It's a Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood"; Bob sang "Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood." LOL
  19. superfan

    superfan Active Member

    It's especially annoying when you KNOW 99% of people have seen SS and they STILL have no idea who's who. You grow up with a show that has a huge impact on you one way or another...and they can't get their Muppets in order. Sheesh. :rolleyes:
    (it IS fun to correct them, though, really...)
  20. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    It's "the neighborhood". I not mad at that, But what really grips me is when people get the Mr. Rogers theme wrong, and what especally gets on my nerves is how people potray his show and hia mannerisms.

    First off, his show does not have this rinky, dinky music to it if you know what I mean. It's very improvised jazz, and his show is highly intelegent and not all "can you say" and "I knew you could".

    But I'm a little off subject, so I'll end this tangent. carry on.:o


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