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The Official "I'm looking for/trying to remember a sketch" thread

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by catabor, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. catabor New Member

    I seem to recall a Sesame Street sketch back in the 80s in the live-action people appeared hatless. It really freaked me out.

    But no, really, the sketch featured Muppets dancing around a crowded, dangerous city street, partially under construction to the tune of "The Safety Dance", by the band "Men Without Hats". Very large letters were being hauled upwards on cranes. I believe the vocals might not have been the original artist, and the words might have been altered. Any links, recollections, or informations? I looked through Muppet wiki, but nothing came up in the search, and the list of songs is just hudge. Uh, yeah, I said hudge, why do you ask?
  2. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    To help prevent clutter from multiple threads asking for help identifying an older skit, I'm combining this into one thread... as an added bonus, maybe others looking for help can help someone else out as well...

    (Note: if any moderators see this, please "sticky" the thread so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle)


    I'll start. It was either the late 80's or early 90's when I saw this... but does anyone remember a story Oscar was telling about a town that lost their pickles, and they were lamenting to the tune of Old MacDonald?
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  3. muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Just when I first saw this thread, I also came across this video on Sesame Street's Youtube channel.



    It's some sort of promo for the "Elmo's Being Green" DVD. The reason why I posted it on here is because I caught a few glimpses of some rare clips: one is Cookie Monster screaming in front of Oscar's trashcan. I know it's from the second season, because Cookie's head looks small. And one involving a little girl and a gigantic green monster with a picket fence for teeth!
  4. Dantecat Active Member

    The one with the little girl and the monster with a picket fence of teeth is where the little girl counts 7 pickets of fence and then it starts turning to a monster and she runs away.As a matter of fact,It's on the SW site.And for the Cookie Monster skit from 1970,I'm not sure about that one since I like to know about that one too.:insatiable::excited:
  5. Muppet dude Active Member

    I seem to remember a Grover skit from when I was little. Grover was, I think, on the brick wall, and I believe it was on a black background and he was talking about the letter "R." There was a white "R" next to him. Grover mentioned at one part that "R" is the first letter in the word "rocket," and then the "R" took off into the air with smoke coming from the bottom and making rocket ship noises. I looked on YouTube and SesameStreet.org but I can't find it!
  6. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    There's a sketch from the late 90's I recall where at night, Herry was in the arbor writing a story about his favorite place and his mom showed up. It wasn't the same mom puppet used in his family song, but a a spare Herry puppet in drag.
  7. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I remember that. My thought was, "That's not Herry's mother!" But I guess with that sketch Herry has the fur of both parents.
  8. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I also recall an animated segment by Paul F. where fingers morphed into a person who struggled to plant a seed in an egg carton. Anyone else remember this? And I think there were more of these.
  9. mikebennidict New Member

    Struggled to plant a seed in an egg cartoon?

    Oh you mean egg carton.


    Sorry I misread yout post.
  10. Drtooth Well-Known Member



    Now, the skit looks like it was made for Sesame Street, not for the VHS (other than the Oscar linking material)... and it has Big Bird singing a friendship song to an eel (possibly a snake?) It clearly looks mid 80's... anyone got any info on the real full skit?
  11. Mokeystar Member

    I am almost positive that clip was shown in one of the Unpaved episodes.
    I haven't seen it in a while, but from what I recall the scene is split. Where Grover is, the background is one color, and where the R is to the right, the background is black. Grover talks about words that start with R and as he does, the R demonstrates. For example, Grover uses the word "rock", and the R rocks back and forth. When he mentions the word "roll", the R rolls. Lastly, when he mentioned the word "rocket", the R shot off like a rocket with smoke and all the nifty visual effects.
  12. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    You're right about it being in an Unpaved ep. It was in #2059.
  13. I've looked all over, and I can't find the Sesame Newsflash of Kermit talking to the magic mirror, which was Jerry Nelson. I thought that would be all over the place, but I can't find it. Unless I'm overlooking it....
  14. Oh and another - it was a cartoon of a Frankenstein-type robot that sang Vo-do-do-de-o-do
  15. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Could you be talking about the one where a Mad scientist tries to give his monster feelings, and the monster over reacts to each feeling he has?

  16. I think that might be it....
  17. tv76 New Member

    in what sesame street does bob sing five monkeys and follow the leader song ?

    hi in what sesame street does Bob sing with kids five little monkeys and follow the leader ? write eferrucci@aol.com
  18. Tobester New Member

    Question about an Animal Rock band

    The band consisted of a hippo on drums, a beaver playing stand up bass, a rooster on guitar and a pig dressed as Elvis as the singer.
    They counted from 2 to 12 in different segments and rocked hard in between.
    I could swear that the singer was the Dead Kennedy's Jello Biafra.
    My 2 yr old likes to play air guitar when they come on.
    Makes daddy's old punk rock heart swell with pride.

    Anybody got any insight in what band/ musicians they used for this?

  19. Motown Mike New Member

    This one's sort of O/T, since it doesn't involve any Muppets, but...

    A favorite of my mother and myself, way back when, was a skit involving Bob and - I think - David as waiters who keep running into each other because one of them keeps using the wrong door:

    "In on the left, that's the name of the song / Out on the right, and you'll never go wrong!"

    Anyone else know what I'm taking about?
  20. Drtooth Well-Known Member


    I wondered that myself. In old skits like Pinball Number Count and Jazz Numbers, they had famous bands/singers like The Pointer Sisters and Grace Slick, respectively. I always wondered if this was a famous band that was uncredited, or more likely a small local band/session band that did it.

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