to the Muppet Central Forum!
are viewing our forum as a guest. Join
our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please
contact us if
you need help with registration or your account login.
Muppet Movie coming to Blu-ray in August
a preview trailer and discuss The Muppet Movie Blu-ray with fans. Pre-order
The Muppet Movie on Blu-ray and receive a low price guarantee. Let us know
your thoughts on this anticipate release!
Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by theprawncracker, Jul 25, 2007.
LMFAO at the Birds in the first post... LOL!
Awesome work guys. I love this!
Here comes some MOOOOOOOORE!
80. Earl Sinclair (Dinosaurs)
P - I LOVE Earl, he's just so funny. He's the typical family man, and he hates it. He reminds me of Fred Flinstone, except more outspoken.
L - ...That's an interesting comparison, considering that Fred Flinstone used dinosaurs as, like... household appliances...
P - Indeed, and Earl kept a caveman as a pet.
L - Really?
P - Yeah. Actually, it might've been a cavewoman... but it was a human.
L - I guess I should actually WATCH Dinosaurs at some point, shouldn't I? Because all I remember of when it was on is that the rest of my family loved it, and even though I'm the baby of the family, my sister told me I wasn't allowed to use the "I'm the baby, gotta love me," trick.
P - Haha, yes, well, that's true, that whole hitting people on the head with a frying pan thing... is painful.
L - Nah, only for the person getting hit...
P - Which is usually me.
L - ...Your point?
P - ...Never mind. Anyway, I really like Earl's relationships with other characters too, he's got a different one for all of them. He's a snivelling coward in front of his boss B.P. Richfield, he's the mooching husband around Fran, the cautious father with Charlene, the "father/son time" craving father with Robbie, and the frying pan avoider with Baby. I love it.
L - Well said.
P - Thanks.
79. Skeeter (Muppet Babies)
P - I miss her. I will never understand why she never became a Muppet and why no explanation was given for her dissapearance.
L - She SHOULD be an actual MUPPET Muppet. She deserves more than a spot in a cartoon that's no longer being made. And yes, I know, we both know, Muppet Babies was created AFTER everyone in the world knew all of the adult Muppets and lacks in accuracy in more ways than one, but STILL! Skeeter is a Muppet character, and a good one. Besides, seeing an actual sibling relationship within the adult Muppets would be FUN!
P - Exactly! All we get to see with siblings are Andy and Randy! And Skeeter was not only a great character, but possibly one of the best babies, maybe it was because she was an original character, I don't know, but she was great. I wonder what made them create her for the show?
L - Piggy needed competition.
P - Ah. Yes. But why didn't they use an existing Muppet? I know Janice appeared once or twice as a baby, but why not a permanent? I bet if she did she'd be a lot more popular today.
L - ...I have no idea.
P - Well okay then. Have you ever seen Muppet Babies?
L - Yes, actually, I HAVE! Some of my friends came over to my house with a bunch of Muppet Babies tapes not long before I went to Israel last summer.
P - Oh! Well why didn't you tell me? How cool! I still have a bunch of my old tapes too. My favorite episode is when they parody Star Wars and The Jetsons and Scooter gets mad at Skeeter for letting Bean take all of his roles.
L - ...I... DID tell you... But anyway. Skeeter's awesome.
P - You did? ...But yeah, she's great. I wonder who'd perform her if she became a real Muppet.
L - Yes, I did. And I don't know, but there is SO much potential there...
P - I know! I think Jerry could do it. But then again I think Jerry could do anyone he set his voice to, but that's just me.
L - Yeah, it amazes me that we've got the BBB, SWAEHB, RHLC, and nobody for Jerry. We should work on that. But isn't Jerry kinda pulling back, anyway?
P - Yeah... but still, he's Jerry!
L - He IS! And he has several more characters later on in the list, so- shall we?
P - Indeed.
78. Ma and Pa Gorg (Fraggle Rock)
P - Hey, he has a character here on the list! One of my all time favorite characters too, Pa Gorg!
L - Ma and Pa Gorg. They are SO flirty with each other, which is nice to see, considering that they didn't seem to have any other choices for dating...
P - Although I heard Junior was going to ask out that radish friend of his.
L - Oh, really? But that's an option for Junior, not for Pa. You know?
P - Oh yeah, Ma would murder him. Or... you know, store him in the cellar.
L - Neither of which sounds all too appealing. But anyway, Pa and Ma are AWESOME.
P - I know! And they SO don't give a Doozer's behind about Junior's obsession with the Fraggles, which is kind of funny, 'cause when you think about it, if Junior caught enough Fraggles they could have their own little army to defend the castle of the King and Queen of the Universe.
L - Yeah, but defend against whom? Who is IN that universe, anyway? That's part of their awesomeness. As far we can tell, they are King and Queen of absolutely nothing.
P - Wander McMooch. Wander McMooch is in that universe. And the Trash Heap, and Philo and Gunge.
L - Oh. ...Do the Gorgs know about any of them?
P - Well Junior sold Wander McMooch the house, so yeah.
L - Oh, okay.
P - I like Pa.
L - I like Ma.
P - And we'll get to Junior later, moving on?
L - Yup!
77. Baby Bear (Sesame Street)
P - Numbow seventy-seven is Baby Beaw! Whewe'd I put my powidge?
L - ...Pwobably <ahem> I mean, Probably where you picked up the speech impediment. I can't really complain about the way Baby Beaw- <ahem> Baby Bear talks, because I used to have trouble pronouncing my R's. My big sister's name was "Sawa" for the LONGEST time... Which is why I'm trying not to slip into Baby Bear talk, because I might have trouble slipping back out.
P - I used to talk like that too, I think, geez, half thing much. I also really like Baby Bear's friendship with Telly, and I always saw Baby Bear as a cocky character, he actually reminds me of my brother.
L - You THINK you used to talk like that? I had to get pulled out of class in school for YEARS to sit with a speech thewapist! ...Therapist. But anyway, isn't Baby Beaw- <aHEM> Baby Bear. Isn't he Jewish? Was that established at some point, or did I imagine it?
P - Yes he is! In some Elmo's World thing Telly went over to Baby Bear's house to see how Hannukah was celebrated.
L - WHEEE! It's celebrated by lighting the menowah and spinning a dweidel! ...Er, lighting the MENORAH and spinning a DREIDEL. Anyway, I love that Baby Bear is Jewish, which probably has something to do with the fact that I'm Jewish and I love teddy bears, but who knows? The point is, Baby Bear is cool.
P - Yup! And his best fw- friend is Telly, who wouldn't want that?
L - Let's move on before we pewmanently lose the ability to pwonounce the letter R.
P - Vew- ...Yes.
76. The Amazing Mumford (Sesame Street)
L - A la PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES!
P - A la peanut butter sandw- ...What she said! Maybe you could do a DUCKumentary!
L - <Giggles!> Now, unforunately, I don't know Mumford too well...
P - I really don't either, I just know him from the Sesame 25th anniversary music thingie, but he was great, couldn't make the crowd "la la" but he could make them "baa baa" and "quack." Talented fella.
L - Quite.
P - I think he also likes to use Grover as a lovely assistant.
L - That, or Grover just sort of insists on it.
P - Which is totally something he would do. I know I saw Mumford at the Celebration of Grover at the Flyer's Club Roost.
L - Hm, cool!
P - Sha! And he's Jerry, which totally boosts his cool factor.
L - Oh, TOTALLY!
P - Hehe, moving on?
L - Might as well!
P - Now watch as I make this character disappear! A la peanut butter sandwiches! *turns into a goat* What a baaaad trick...
75. Placido Flamingo (Sesame Street)
L - We seem to be in a Sesame Street streak.
P Indeed, it continues after this, too. But anyway, his singing is for de birds!
L - It is! ...In a good way! And you forgot your dash.
P - *blink* Oh, sorry. I never was very dashing. But anyway... his duet with Placido Domingo was awesome!
L - I wouldn't know, unfortunately, but I've heard him singing about scrubbing a tub and how he loves a ringing telephone, and I love it.
P - Oh those are so funny... Richard really gave him an awesome voice. Definitely one of my favorite Richard characters.
L - He DOES have an awesome voice! So happy-making.
P - I know! I think all of Richard's characters do that, though.
L - I think most Muppets are like that, really. Part of the whole "millions of people happy" thing.
P - Indeed! Very, very true! But Placido especially.
74. Abby Cadaby (Sesame Street)
P - We're expecting big things from you! But... not too big. *glares in Elmo's general direction*
L - Easy, Prawnie, easy. I don't see any mad street-conquering in her yet. I see an adorable fairy-god-daughter who turns everything into pumpkins!
P - Especially the Sloppy Jalopy. I think that was my favorite episode last season, seeing something pink interact with Oscar was priceless.
L - "Something pink interact with Oscar." Yeah, that DOES sound priceless! I've really gotta get to watching Sesame on a regular basis, but I've been in school when it's on for the past thirteen years, and I have no means of recording it that I am competent enough to use. But I don't think I have any classes when it's on this semester... Hm, maybe I WILL bring a small TV to college... My roommate won't mind, will she?
P - No, of course not! Doesn't she teach preschool?
L - She's majoring in Elementary Education, so... maybe? Well, whether she minds or not, she's just going to have to deal with the fact that I'm a child at heart. I still haven't decided how many of my thirty-seven teddy bears I'm going to bring...
P - Hehehehe! Your poor roommate. Wait till you tell her that Chef lives with you too.
L - We'll be the only people on campus to utterly adore all dorm food. ...Or, maybe not. Have I mentioned there's a Ben and Jerry's on campus?
P - Ooh! No, you haven't! ...Which Muppet were we talking about?
L - Abby Cadaby, of course! I LOVE saying her name. Abby Cadaby! Abby Cadaby Abby Cadaby Abby Cadaby Abby Cadaby!
P - She has the cutest little voice, too.
L - She DOES. She's adorable. I can't wait to get to know her.
P - And I think everyone will if they watch Season 38, since she's supposed to be in every episode.
L - Ooh! How exciting!
P - Or frightening. I guess we'll just have to wait and find out.
L - I guess so. While we're waiting, shall we move on?
73. Zoe (Sesame Street)
P - Or as the other list of Top Muppets called her, "Girl Elmo."
L - Sheesh. She's really not as bad as the other list made her out to be.
P - Yeah, I know, I just thought it was funny. I really actually like Zoe, and all of Fran Brill's characters.
L - Oh, of course. So, yes, about Zoe...
P - I really do like her! But I liked her when she didn't have her tutu all the time...
L - She has it all the time now?
P - Yup. A very odd choice if you ask me.
L - Quite. Poor Zoe. Tutu's aren't all that comfortable. Although I think the one I had was too small...
P - Ha! Sheesh... well, Zoe looks pretty comfortable. ...Or maybe THAT's why her voice is so high.
L - Sheesh! The poor monster! Well, tutu or no tutu, she's fun!
P - Indeed! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that she has a pet rock.
L - Me too! Heck, I just love the idea of a rock being a pet. So easy to care for. And I betcha pet rocks never eat the eyes off of teddy bears.
P - Hahaha! And Elmo is SO jealous of that rock. He feels that Zoe takes him for GRANITE!
L - <Giggles!> ...I'm trying to come up with a snappy pun to counter that, but I fail miserably... Zoe rocks.
P - I think you just came up with that snappy pun.
L - Ooh, so I did! YAY!
P - Shall we continue?
L - Sure.
72. Hilda the Wardrobe Lady (The Muppet Show)
P - Ah, a character very close to my... can I say pants?
L - You just did.
P - Oh. Well, I don't mean she's close to my pants in a... non-family forum friendly way, I mean she's close to my pants as in... she's mended all of them at one point or another.
L - Ah, see, I have my mother for that. Anyway, Hilda has also been your dance partner...
P - Indeed she has! We got toppled by the Rolling Stones!
L - Ah, typical. But anyway, Hilda definitely should've stuck around longer than she did. I mean, no one even replaced her, ever... Who ELSE is supposed to take care of the Muppets' costuming needs?
P - I know! It's not like Piggy's gonna do it! And who wants to give Gonzo a sewing machine?
L - Not I, that's for certain. Anyway, Hilda is WONDERFUL. I love her glasses.
P - Yes! And the way she talks is just so cool!
L - It IS! Wonderful, so wonderful...
P - I really do love her, just not as much as she thinks I do.
L - Good. ...<Ahem>
P - *smirks* I think we'll continue.
71. Dr. Phil van Neuter (Muppets Tonight!)
P - My absolute FAVORITE Muppets Tonight anything was when Dr. Phil got drunk on egg nog. Awesome. Incredibly awesome.
L - I wouldn't know, but I DO know that he was pretty funny in Muppets From Space.
P - Oh totally! Loved the HMO thing. "...Good question."
L - I was just about to comment on that. Yeah, the HMO thing. Good stuff. And he befriended the rats at the end.
P - Hahahaha! Oh that was so funny! He was melting a marshmallow on the end of a shot needle!
L - Was he? I never noticed that!
P - Totally! See, you've watched MTI and KSY more times than you can count, well, I've watched MFS more times than I can count. Love it. He's just so funny. Did you know Bill does his hands?
L - I don't even know who does his head.
P - Really?
L - Really. Care to enlighten me?
P - Brian Henson!
L - Ooh! Shame on me for not knowing. Good for Brian! Fun character, very fun.
P - Indeed, and the last one for this post.
L - This one took longer than usual. Next time, don't crash so much, silly Prawnie. <giggles>
P - *frowns* Not my fault...
L - I know, I know, I'm just teasing. Very difficult to convey with plain ol' text.
P - Indeed. So are we done?
L - Done? There's another seventy Muppets to go! ...But done with the post, yes, I think so.
P - ...Sheesh.
L - You said it. How long do we wait before doing the next ten?
P - After I get back from my movie.
P - Maybe.
L - You and your movies. Maybe your computer will be done with the crashiness by then. Oh, but I can't stay up too late tonight! I have work in the morning.
P - I have to be up early to leave for a week.
L - Curses. Looks like the list will have to take a break.
P - Indeed. Sorry gang.
L - Aye. But the list WILL return!
P - Sha!
L - Oy. Oh, and by the way? I have no idea what I was talking about with the whole, "Life is tomatoes" thing last night. I think I just put Pete lines in a blender or something...
P - And I was too tired to pay any attention.
L - <shrug> It works.
P - Kind of.
L - Ish.
P - ...That's enough of that.
L - Indeed.
P - Oh just post.
L - I was about to, and then you talked.
P - Well I'm not now.
P - Oops.
Sorry, Ed, but I think you are being a little bit too overly critical with the way Prawnie and Lisa are making their list. This is their list. Let them do it the way they want.
Uh Bry... You did red the post above where I said it was okay and all that other stuff fright?
Anyway... Like I said, would've loved to be part of this you two crazy kids.
As for no JN club here at MC... Try thinking of a good acronym and what it stands for, and please send it to me.
Actually, I think more of Karen performing a grownup Skeeter.
Zoe was named because Fran didn't want any Muppet named after herself, so she got the name from a J.D. Sallinger poem. And yet, this last season, she finally got a self-named character, Fran, who served as David Letterguy's stage manager.
It's no problem, Ed. I read it. You know I love ya, man. I just think you can get a bit too nitpicky with certain things. But to each his own, I guess. Anyway...I love this list and am enjoying reading the commentary. By the way, I am still not really back. I am just viewing a few of the threads. Won't be back for a couple more days.
Sorry about that... Let's just forget about it and sweep it under the rug. Rully looking forward to whenever this gets started up again, after the prawn gets himself out of da hot water of his current mini-vacation.
This is a good list. Concerning pairs that get one spot, have you thought about giving a spot to 2 completely unrelated characters, like Miss Finch and Sprocket? Or Grover and Lips? Or Thog and Irving Bizarre?
Considered it? Possibly. Done it? Possibly. Clarifying that before the entire list is posted? As if we would be so kind! It's far more fun to be mysterious about it, which means that you can either patiently wait and see what we've got planned, or you can eternally loathe us for the teasing. Or, I suppose you could potentially do both, or neither, or some other variation thereof. And if none of that works, you could always just pat your head, rub your tummy, hop up and down on one foot, and spin around in circles while reciting the Gettysburg Address.
Hmmm...I have tried this once, and it was kinda successful, but by the time I got to "four score and--" my head was somehow encased in a large roast turkey...
You guys are really funny. But honestly, Baby Bear? Did you guys add that for comic relief or do you actually like him, Because I love me some Blind Pew and Mildred, and could do without Baby Beaw.
Actually, that's interesting Mrs. P. Because I believe Junior Gorg mastered that particular speech impediment, where all r's in words were pronounced as w's, long before Baby Bear was added to the Sesame Street cast. That, plus he's gone through attitudinal changes... Initially, he was always angry whenever partnered with Goldilocks, then mellowed out when he became friends with Telly, and now has a bit of both balancing his friendship with big brother duties towards Curly Bear.
Oh yes, absolutely. Especially as there appear to be so many similarities between Skeeter and Red Fraggle.
I agree - Red and Skeeter are both dedicated tomboys, with a strong sense of get-up-and-go, so Karen would have been ideal to play Skeeter. And it is fun to speculate about Skeeter appearing on a Muppet show in grownup form - it'd have added another strong female presence, and it probably would have shown us some other sides of Scooter (and by extension, Richard). How would the Muppet Show's best gofer interact with his sister backstage at the theater?
Toga, Prawnie, I like your list of the 100 greatest Muppets much better than the original one - whoever wrote that list seems like he (or she) is demented. Keep up the good work, guys.
70. Gladys the Cow (Sesame Street)
P - Gladys is my second favorite Richard character, right behind Scooter. I love her. That's all there is to it, she's just so beautifully bovine.
L - I love that cow. She's wonderful. And she's PROUD to be a cow!
P - She's just SO funny! Trying so hard to be a great singer, but not really succeeding. On the street anyway, because we love her voice everywhere else.
L - WONDERFUL voice. I love the actual puppet itself, too. If you look in pictures, cows and horses are really pretty different from the other Muppets. I'm no puppet builder, so I can't get technical and explain what the hey I'm saying, but I love it.
P - You're very right! She's got such a unique design, and I love her eyes.
L - Ooh, me too. But I'm a sucker for eyes in general. It would be shorter for me to talk about eyes that I DON'T like than eyes that I DO like.
P - I'm strangely intruiged. Which don't you like?
L - ...Ummmmm... <thinks>... Um... I'll get back to you on that.
P - I'm sure you will. Anyway, I love how Gladys sings "My butter's rich and creamy" in I'm proud to be a cow. It's my favorite line. I don't know why.
L - Really? I'd say my favorite line is, "I'm proud to have an udder, like my father- no- my mother."
P - HA! Yes, my second favorite.
L - So much to love in that song. And, in that Muppet.
P - Totally! Did you know they brought her back for "Sesame Sings Karaoke"? LONG after Richard had gone.
L - Oh, I didn't know that! Good!
P - Sha! No idea who performed her, but she sounded fantastic. She kept trying to get a turn in karaoke, but Alan kept not letting her, shame really, but it was great comic relief.
L - Oh lovely! Pity she didn't get a turn, though.
P - Yeah, but she got to play harmonica in the final number.
L - ...How?
P - It was attatched to her neck somehow... it was cool.
L - Ahhhh. Awesome!
P - Totally! She's such a multi-talented uttered one.
L - Uttered or uddered?
P - *blink* Both, I think.
L - Oh okay. Yes, I agree.
P - Moving on?
L - You bet!
P - No, that's Sal.
L - Oh, whate- <ahem> Yes. Moving on.
69. Waldo C. Graphic (The Jim Henson Hour and Muppet*Vision 3D)
P - I've only seen him at Muppet*Vision, and BOY is there something to see!
L - DUDE! Waldo was SO a part of the cutting-edge technology that Jim so adored and was FASCINATED with and just LOVED!
P - YES! Exactly! I loved that about Jim. You do know he's performed by Steve, don't'cha?
L - ...Ah, well- I do now. How AWESOME!
P - I know! And he turns into Mickey Mouse at the end of Muppet*Vision! "They'll never recognize me now!"
L - I've really gotta see that some day. Actually, I should see Jim Henson Hour, too. I've never seen Waldo. But he is AWESOME!
P - Yes, yes he is! And another cool thing, he befriends Bean in Muppet*Vision, and they're both played by Steve. Love inter-performer character relationships.
L - Oh me too! Like Kermit and Rowlf, both of whom we'll get to... eventually. But yeah, you've just GOTTA love it.
P - That's a very long eventually... *ahem* But yeah, Waldo was definitely my favorite part of Muppet*Vision. ...Okay, right behind Gonzo asking Bean if he'd bring him back a sandwich when he said he was running away forever.
L - HAHAHA! Oh, I've GOTTA see that someday.
P - Yes, yes you do.
68. Marvin Suggs (The Muppet Show)
L - Ow.
P - Were you just doing "Lady of Spain"?
L - Naturally. Good song.
P - Performed by SUCH a fantastic character.
L - And his victims. ...Er... instruments?
P - Yes, of course! My all-time favorite Marvin scene is in either the Star Wars episode or the Raquel Welch episode where Kermit interviews him.
L - "Does it hurt?" "Is Marvin still here?"
P - That's it! "What do you do with the Muppaphones after they've gone flat?" "I don't'a think you want to know."
L - They go flat, like little pancakes! OH it is so wonderful. Poor Muppaphones. But you know what I love?
P - Hm?
L - Marvin really, truly believes that what he does is a WONDERFUL music form... and that it's humane.
P - HAHA! YES! Didn't Frank say something about Marvin in "The Works"?
L - Um... Maybe? I could check...
P - *shrug* If you want to. It's on the page where they talk about Jim and Frank's characters, I think.
L - Okay. Hang on, I'll check...
P - Meanwhile, folks, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank some of our sponsors. Thundercloud Studios, of course, Gags Beasly's Joke Factory over on West Main Street, um, let's see... oh, Muppet Labs, the Fix-It Shop, Hooper's Store, Crazy Moe's Discount Banana Cream Pies, Uncle Larry's Boomerang Fish Depot... am I forgetting anyone?
L - Huh? Um- sorry, I was uh... distracted... MAN there are some good pictures in this book. Um- Did you say Wilson's Pet Shop?
P - Oh, I knew I forgot someone. Wilson's Pet Shop. Oh, and Juhl's Pizza Parlor.
L - Oh, and that. Why was I looking through The Works again? I got distracted by all the awesome pictures...
P - ...To see if Frank said anything about Marvin! Sheesh, I guess I have to tell everyone to go out and buy "Jim Henson: The Works" next time you get a chance...
L - Oh yeah! I found that a while ago. Or- well, okay, so I found the page with all the Jim and Frank characters. Here's what it's got on Marvin: "One of Frank's more unusual creations must have been Marvin Suggs, whose forte was banging on the heads of the hapless Muppephones- small, well-trained balls of fur- who would then dutifully yelp out the melodies to such tunes as 'Lady of Spain.' "
P - And there aren't any quotes from Frank?
L - Nope. Well, maybe elsewhere in the book, but if I start looking for that, I'll NEVER stop getting distracted...
P - WAIT! I know where it is! It's in the little booklet that comes with "The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem, and More" CD!
L - Oh, well, no wonder I don't have it.
P - While I go check for that, you continue that sponsor list.
L - Oh, of course. Sponsors. Um, there's Salmon Friends, The Daily Chronicle, Pete's... I love Pete. Um... Rat Tours, Ltd, of course...
P - Very nice, anyway, I found it. It says... "'I don't recall where Marvin Suggs came from...probably from one of the writers' meetings,' says Frank Oz, who performed the character. 'But the accent came from my French friend Phillippe Genty--I just exaggerated it and made it really annoying. I've always felt Marvin lived in a scuzzy trailer park with his put-upon wife, and he kept the Muppaphones in a cage and would beat them regularaly.'" So there you have it!
L - HA! Oh that is awesome. I wonder what Mrs. Suggs is like...
P - ...Wait a second, you don't have this CD?
L - Nope.
P - Well now I guess I have a reason to go to Best Buy tomorrow.
L - As if you DIDN'T? The Muppet Show Season Two comes out tomorrow! Best Buy will most likely have it! Seeing as that's where I got Season One the day it came out... <Ahem> Anyway- thank you. Should we stop plugging and move on?
P - Probably, yes. But first, let me say that MY Best Buy did NOT have Season 1 on August 9th 2005. I had to get it at Wal-Mart. So I wasn't planning on going to Best Buy until just a few minutes ago.
L - Oh, fair enough. They probably don't have the felt cover, anyway.
67. Rosita (Sesame Street)
P - I LOVE ROSITA! She's probably my favorite new-age Sesame character, after Telly, that is.
L - Ah, Rosita. All the Spanish I ever retained, I learned from her.
P - HAHA! Me too, mostly, actually, and I've taken two years of it in school.
L - I've taken a total of four weeks of it in school, spread out over three years, starting out with a substitute, and then a sub for the sub, and then the real teacher, and they all had INSANELY different teaching styles, and then I was learning it in the same room where I was studying Hebrew later in the day, so... Yeah. Thanks Rosita!
P - *blink* Anyway, I loved her wings, it was very strange that they took them away, especially after they did an entire episode where she tried to find uses for them.
L - Ooh, really? Never heard about that episode.
P - I haven't seen it, personally, but the guide on my satellite advertises it a lot. Anyway, she's certainly a popular street resident, there have been two episodes where she has two different best friends, Herry and Prairie Dawn. Two good choices if you ask me.
L - Oh, EXCELLENT choices! And we'll get to both of them! ...One sooner than the other.
P - Indeed! But anyway, I love that she plays guitar, too. She sang a song called "I Say 'Hola'" in "Sesame Sings Karaoke", she's awesome, there's not one part of her I don't love.
L - Absolutely. She's a very nice shade of blue, too.
P - Turquoise, really.
L - Call it what you like. It's a pretty color.
P - Yup! And she's got a pretty voice too.
L - Oh yes!
P - Anymore we can say about her?
L - ...Nice eyes?
P - And hair, it's different colors.
L - Ooh, yes, that too.
P - One more thing, she was absolutely AWESOME in the Sesame cookbook, the only thing that bugged me is they kept reitteratitng the fact that she was from Mexico.
L - Maybe it's to avoid the general anti-Mexican-immigrant thing that tends to pop up around here. Mexicans can be PROUD, because they've got a character on Sesame Street! And she's awesome.
P - But they've had Luis and Maria for who knows how long.
L - Yeah, but now they've got a Muppet, too.
P - Why can't we Americans ha- ...Never mind.
L - Yeah! Why can't we Americans have such awesome turquoise fur?
P - Because we... don't eat enough tortillas? OH! That reminds me! She dressed as a tortilla in Prairie Dawn's healthy food pageant last season.
L - Ooh, cool! ...I love how you mention healthy food as I sit here munching away at a bowl of popcorn... Kids, watch Sesame, not me!
P - Hehehe! Can we move on now?
L - Yes, yes we can.
66. Herry Monster (Sesame Street)
L - Remember how I said we'd get to one of those excellent choices sooner than the other?
P - Yes, yes I do. And Herry certainly is an excellent choice. I love him so much, he's such a big, strong fella, but he's so huggable. My favorite Herry scene is him counting to 20 with John John.
L - I just love Herry. He's fuzzy and blue, and he's got a furry blue Mommy.
P - And a teddy bear/monster thing, my farthest memory of Herry goes back to when I had a Sesame video as a kid that was three Sesame stories, but they were like you were reading a book, that's what the pictures were and their mouths didn't move, anyway, one of the storied focussed on poor Herry losing his dolly... HERCULES! I think that's his doll's name!
L - Oh, how apt! And man, is it just my imagination, or did you have a LOT of Sesame videos as a kid? All we ever had was Follow That Bird... Which is a wonderful movie, but still...
P - Yes, yes I did have a lot of Sesame videos as a kid... but sadly most were given away to my cousin, who I think has given them away to... someone or something.
L - Probably to something. That's a pity. Anyway, Herry! SO awesome. I love how he's SO strong. Do they ever emphasize the physical strength of any other Sesame Street monster?
P - Ummm... I don't think so, no. Maybe Grover's lack of such...
L - Yeah, that's about all that I can think of. But Herry, oh... I seem to recall hearing a song on Muppet Central Radio- look, here we are plugging again- I seem to recall hearing Bob sing that Herry had torn three cars in half.