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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. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's on YouTube and I think on SS.org.
  2. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Does anyone recall an episode of Sesame Street from the mid-to-late '80s with everyone finding items being misplaced or gone missing? I particularly recall Telly in the opening scene of this one losing his orange. Thanks.
  3. webergh

    webergh New Member

    In this skit there's a man and a woman sitting on a couch or something and they start talking and he says he's not very good at singing and the only thing he can sing is "aroooom" and she says thats okay because the only thing she can sing is "beep beep". Then they start singing together "arooom, beep, beep" etc. If you've seen it you will know. It's the best skit ever and I can't find it anywhere on you tube! help!
  4. webergh

    webergh New Member

    i forgot to say, this is a live action sketch from the early 70's. One of the first seasons of Sesame Street.
  5. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    That one aired in Episode 131, the second season premiere; the characters' names were Larry and Phyllis.
  6. Rowlf's Ears

    Rowlf's Ears New Member

    For a short film SS aired sometime in the early 70s. It was set in a park, likely Central Park in NYC. It showed various wide & close up shots of things around the park (I somehow recall an iron gate up close)
    Then it ended with a jogger running in slow motion. All this w/ no voice-over & what sounded like pipe/ Hammond organ music playing a slow-tempoed tune.

    Every time I ask this on SS Youtube posts, no one knows what I'm talking about. I literally haven't seen this clip *since* the 70s.

    Any ideas?:p
  7. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    A few sketches I'm trying to find myself...

    A quick insert involving Cookie Monster looking at a plate full of cookies, and gobling up the whole plate (Season 2)

    Kermit talking about feet (mid-70s)

    Ernie sings "Three of These Things Belong Together" with plates of cookies that keep changing for some reason (three guesses why this keeps happening...or at least who keeps doing it...) (Season 2)

    Oscar driving a garbage truck out in NYC, stopping to chat with Luis and a kid. I've been looking for this one for ages after seeing it way back when. I found out that this was from 1978-79 (Season 10). Funny thing is, I thought there were more adults in this, but turns out my memory's been playing tricks on me after seeing an actual still photo of this scene.
  8. DanielBMS

    DanielBMS New Member

    What was the sketch that involved a gymnast having watered splashed all over her for some reason?
  9. webergh

    webergh New Member

    Thank you SOOO much! I finally found it on youtube by searching their names!
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any info on this episode?

    In the clip are the B for Boot "machine"
    The 2 headed monster in a sketch about same and different
    a sea shell being uncovered in stop motion from sand
    A street segment where Leo, Telly, Dexter the juggler, and a bunch of kids are "partying" leading to Leo introducing a semi parody of the band police, featuring Maria, Bob, and Gordon dressed up as police officers
    and then a cartoon about 3 dancers dancing to Roma type accordion music.
  11. zns

    zns Active Member

    There was a song Maria and Luis did sometime in the early 90's. It started with Luis reading a storybook to some kids on the stoop. Maria walks up and asks what he's doing and Luis tells, continuing with the story. As he reads, we dissolve into a Spanish neighborhood with the couple dressed in Spanish garb inviting the kids (in song) to come into one of their houses, until they both decide to cooperate, or something like that. If anyone has that number, could they please upload it onto Youtube? Thank you and God bless.
  12. Wiseman

    Wiseman Member

    on the outside I'm very calm

    There's this song that I've heard on Muppet Radio that starts "On the Outside, I'm Very Calm" it then describes how the singer is on the inside where everything is wild a spiral in a circle in wheel in the windmills of my mind or something like that. I was trying to find it on youtube and muppet wiki, but with no luck anyone know about it.
  13. anytimepally

    anytimepally Active Member

  14. SmartTina

    SmartTina New Member

    I know exactly which one you're talking about, and this one made me so intensely sad when I was a child. I remember crying and crying whenever I saw it or thought about it - ****, I'm almost 30 and haven't seen it in years, and I get teary just thinking about it.

    Sorry this isn't much of a help!
  15. SmartTina

    SmartTina New Member

    I know exactly which one you're talking about, and this one made me so intensely sad when I was a child. I remember crying and crying whenever I saw it or thought about it - ****, I'm almost 30 and haven't seen it in years, and I get teary just thinking about it.

    Sorry this isn't much of a help!
  16. torontoguy

    torontoguy New Member



    what your talking about sounds like the "Willie Wimple" cartoon shorts. there were 3 of them and your question sounds like the forest one. i only remember the water polution one and it still scared the crap out of me to this day. i cannot watch them or i will go into a funk/daze. hope that helped.
  17. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Another one...

    This is from the early 1970s (between seasons 2-5):

    A small pink AM girl (performed by Carroll Spinney) and Little Bird (seen in a cage) are in a hole/window on top of the gray building in the Arbor Area.

    GIRL: This bird is my (holds up sign reading PET)...pet.

    LB: Hey look, I'm getting tired of this cage. So why don't you be the pet bird for a while?

    Then it ends with Little Bird sliding the cage towards the girl, making her the pet, and the bird fleeing away.
  18. eday2010

    eday2010 New Member

    There is a two-second clip from the A&E Biography where Carol Spinney is talking about the original Big Bird puppet with Susan singing "Hey, Big Bird!". It's definitely from the 70s. That two-second excerpt has made me want to see the entire clip, but I cannot find it since I don't even know what it's called. Anybody?
  19. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Okay- I just ran across this on Muppet Wiki- http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4147

    This episode sounds really close to the episode I recall from the 1980s- especially since there is an orange involved in both.
    (See this post for details.)
    And this post.

    Does anyone remember an episode with a similar plot in the 1980s? I recall a similar scene with the Street story starting with Telly putting down his orange in the arbor area, walking off, and then coming back to find it missing. As the story progresses, we find that there is an epidemic of things going missing on Sesame Street. I do believe Big Bird gets struck at his nest either right afterwards or later on. The only other thing I can recall is that at the end of the Street story, it turns out that there was a monster going around stealing things. Maria and Big Bird and perhaps some others finally capture him at Big Bird's nest. They explain to him that taking things that are not yours without asking is wrong and it's called stealing. Maria tells him that if he wants something, he should ask to borrow it and then if the person lets him borrow it, that is fine.
    I know I've asked about this episode before, but I still hold out hope that someone might recall this and offer some help in tracking it down. I'm not positive, but I think the monster may have been Old MacDougal - though I think he was a taller monster- perhaps a full body monster.
    Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
  20. luvoldsesame

    luvoldsesame New Member

    Hi there.
    Since youtube has been posting old sesame street skits, Ive started to remember fragments of old skits and was hoping people might remember and can fill in the blanks or link me to some of them.

    One I vaguely remember involves a female puppet who keeps sitting down on a seat that crunches and another puppet that keeps coming in wearing the wrong costume and the final one he wears is right which is a spider and she totally freaks out. I just remember laughing so much at it. Can anyone remember this one and is it on youtube?

    Another one is a long skit involving all the cast I think. Big Bird thinks everyone has forgotten his birthday and then a song starts up about how everyone pretended to forget so they could give him a surprise. I remember it starts with gordon in a turban, 2 kids and maria dressed as charlie chaplin each popping up from behind the wall near big birds nest. They each sing surprise then maria has a pie thrown in her face and gordon sings "you really wont believe it, you wont believe your eyes, when everyone is laughing and throwing custard pies". At least I think that was it. Then there are a heap of little skits involving muppets and human cast members with a lot of slapstick, pie throwing type stuff based around the concept of surprise, with a choir of the cast singing Surprise. I think there was a part in a bakers where maria and david who is dressed as a baker stand next to one another, and david holds up a pie to throw at maria, but maria puts a pie in his face first, then bob and mr hooper suddenly appear either side of maria, each holding a pie and go to put them in her face, but she ducks and they both pie each other. I also remember Bob dressed as a keystone cop in the choir singing opera like, and david ducking as a pie is thrown in bobs face. And I think Bob had snow or something dumped on him? I just cant remember the rest of it. Anyone know which one this was?

    The last one is where Guy Smiley is doing some game show and this totally manic woman is a guest and keeps screaming. I just remember she had enormous earrings and screamed all the time. Again, it made me laugh alot.


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