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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. ekmom

    ekmom New Member

    Hi! My First post. Can someone help? In the fall of 1978 I was staying with my parents recovering from Mono. One day I turned on Sesame Street and saw Snuffie singing the alphabet with I believe Pavarotti. (complete with tux) I laughed so hard I had tears pouring down my face. I would love to see a copy of that clip. Anyone have a site I can go to? My 18 year old daughter is currently recovering from Mono and I would love to play it for her. Thanks. Laurie (ekmom)
  2. slai

    slai New Member

    Sesame Street sings the Alphabets of TV Vocabulary?

    Hello! I'm new here because I figure someone here MUST know what I've been trying to remember for the past 25+ years or so!

    I remember watching some awards show during the early 1980s where the entire cast of Sesame Street appeared and sung about the alphabet of TV vocabulary. I even recorded it on my brand spanking new VCR at the time and kept it for several years before my stupid younger self ERASED it for lack of videotape space since videotapes were somewhat expensive back then. I'm still very angry at my younger self for doing that.

    I can't remember which awards show it was specifically, but I surmise is the Primetime Emmy Awards. I could be wrong though. I somehow also associate that appearance with a skit involving dancing accountants with their briefcases and a choir of game show hosts singing about the turmoils that comes with their job. I actually finally found a clip of the game show host choir from another videotape collector, but that's it!

    The only other clue that I remember is that this appearance took place before Snuffy was 'outed' to the adults since Big Bird came on at the end of the segment looking for Snuffy which all the adults again didn't believe he existed. I'm not sure if this was also when Gordon, Linda, and Maria did believe Snuffy existed or not either, but my fuzzy memory think they did believe Snuffy was real and supported Big Bird's claims. Does anyone here have any information pertaining to this segment, and does a clip of it exist anywhere out there? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.


  3. Wiseman

    Wiseman Member

    One of my faves

    One of my favorite clips from the old-school Sesame Street is one where Bert turned on the TV set and a letter H was on the screen. The set just showed the H over and over again and a monotone announcer's voice kept repeating "H" over and over again. Bert started complaining about the obvious boringness of the show and Ernie came out and tried to fix it. After turning a few knobs and getting nowhere he suddenly did something totally surreal and reached inside the set and pulled out a huge helping of items that started with the letter H. Bert looks on in amazement and tries to figure out how Ernie is doing this. Then when he is done he adjusts the set some more and the same show comes on, only now the letter is I. Bert actually likes this show and thinks it's exciting (go figure). Ernie wants to try to fix it again but never gets to as the sketch ends here. I imagine that if we were to prolong the sketch the set would eventually have gone through the entire alphabet from H to Z and then started up again at A, finally stopping and being completely fixed at G. Does anyone know where this sketch might be?
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  5. Wiseman

    Wiseman Member


    YeaH tHat's it. Great to see tHis again. I Had forgotten about Harry tHe Hamster, wonder How He survived in one of tHose old-fasHioned TV sets witH tHose HigH-radiation catHode ray tubes.:concern:
  6. warewolf

    warewolf New Member

    So none of the experts remember the episode where Bob shows Elmo how to blow up a raft?

    Sigh. Maybe someday they'll release all the episodes on DvD and I'll finally find it.
    Luke kun likes this.
  7. Draugr

    Draugr New Member

    Question about a Classic Clip

    Hello Everyone.

    I'm hoping some of you here might be able to help me. I was born in 1972, so I was really young when I saw this bit on Sesame Street. I haven't seen it since that first time when I was a young child. The bit was a classical musical piece which I believe now was Pahelbel's Canon. I remember the following, but it is possible that it was a few different bits that got stirred into one image in my young head. I recall there being a scene while the song was playing where there were white daisies with a morning sun brightening their petals. I recall there was dew on the petals as well as it must have been early morning. The song and images gave me a feeling of sadness, but in a good way. I don't really know how to explain it. If you know this song then maybe you understand. :) Anyhow, I also think there was a scene of a beach with the rolling waves all while the music was playing. Does anyone else remember this and if so, do you know if it is available to view on the Internet, or do you have any other information that might help me track down this small bit of a very old Sesame Street episode?

    I really appreciate any help I might receive tracking down this scene from Sesame Street. It really means a lot to me as I have a long history with the bit from Sesame Street and waiting over 20 years before I was able to find out what the name of that beautiful song was. For over 20 years that song avoided me and it wasn't until 2000 or 2001 that I heard it and was able to get the name of the song. I was in a record store when the song played over the store music system, so they should know the name. :insatiable:

  8. clipjj27

    clipjj27 Member

    Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    I would love to see and hear that clip again after all these years as well - nostalgic indeed!
  9. Answering Draugr's Question

    I think THIS might be the flower film you're looking for.

    No luck on the wave one, however. Try searching on YouTube or SS.org's Video Player.
  10. Draugr

    Draugr New Member


    I think this is it! After all this time I finally see and hear it again. But it's not playing Pahelbel's Canon. I wonder if I just got the skits mixed up. My question now is this... "Was there a skit where Pahelbel's Canon was the background music?"

  11. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Active Member

    It's an eel. It's the same eel muppet that appeared at the end of "Squeal of Fortune" (Who asks Pat Playjacks if it was called "Eel of Fortune.")
  12. quattle

    quattle New Member

    Im looking for a skit where Maria is inside a painting. And she has a dress on and an umbrella and I think she is sitting at a table and she moves in the painting when people turn around. I can't find it. I think it was an 80's sketch
  13. Wiseman

    Wiseman Member

    difficult dangerous and delicious

    i remember seeing this sketch once on SS: the sketch involved a juggler demonstrating three D words: difficult, dangerous and delicious by juggling a bowling ball (difficult) a knife (dangerous) and an apple (delicious). While he was juggling these items he would occasionally stop and take a bite out of the apple. Oscar was watching him and jokingly said to him "After you're done with the apple, why don't you take a bite out of the bowling ball." Does anyone know what season this ep is from or who the juggler was.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it was Maria in the painting? I can remember one similar, but it was Linda, and Maria was Charlie Chaplin... very similar to what you said, just with Maria jumping inside the painting to be with Linda.
  15. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Active Member

    Are you thinking of the one where Luis and Maria at the art museum? It did not have Linda. But it did have Susan and Gordon in a Egyptian art, Telly in the Mona Lisa, Elmo in the armor. And Bob in the Atlas Statue holding the Earth. I love that song. BTW, It was a parody of the song, "Let's Call the Whole Thing, Off." The song is called "Sing Your Synonyms."
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    No, it WASN'T a song, it was a Charlie Chaplin type sketch, and I remember it clear as day. it was NOT "Sing your Synonyms" since that one's even more vivid in my mind, as I rewatched it frequently on my old VHS copy of Put Down the Duckie I taped off of TV.
  17. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Active Member

    Well, I have not seen that in a long time. I do remember Maria as Charlie Chaplin where he tries to reach the door. But his suspenders were caught on the wall, and a voice over says "Long Suspenders, Longer, Longest."
  18. quattle

    quattle New Member

    no it wasnt the one where susan and Gordan are in the Paintings and its not the one with Linda and Maria as Chaplin. It was definately either Maria or Linda in a big 1900's pink frilly dress with a parasol and they had a white tabel and were in a garden in this painting. and everytime the person turned around they had a new pose.
  19. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Active Member

    Well, I remember Linda as Charlie Chaplin's reflection. With Maria as Charlie Chaplin in the mirror for the word, "ME".
  20. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Active Member

    Now I remember that, It had nice violin music in the background. I love the part when they were on the painting of the table and chair and they went on a date. What a happy ending. :)

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