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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. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know this member posted this skit in like 4 other threads too, right? That's "Birthday Emotions" level of obsessiveness.
  2. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    I just wanted everyone to know...

    I will try to stop though.
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  3. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this was an insert or an actual episode scene, but according to page 34 of Sesame Street Unpaved, there was a scene (not sure which season/year) where Gordon puts Big Bird in charge of watching his just finished painting of the street. Big Bird becomes so concerned about protecting it that he makes a "Wet Paint" sign, and hangs it directly on the painting...and the rest is history...well, the book doesn't talk about Gordon's response to the ruined painting; it just said that it was smeared beyond repair.

    @Katzi428 and @fuzzygobo do any of you 2 have any memory of this particular scene?
  4. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I don't remember that particular scene, but it was consistent with how the writers were portraying Big Bird at the time.

    One incident I DO remember from back then: one time everybody was going to take a trip to the beach, Big Bird included. So Susan and Gordon tell him to get a good night's sleep, they're leaving early the next morning. Big Bird worries if he'll be able to get up the next morning, so he stays up all night rigging his nest with various alarm clocks.

    Morning comes, but Big Bird sleeps through all the alarm clocks going off, so they go to the beach without him. Poor Bird. Back then, his heart was in the right place, even if his brain wasn't.
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  5. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Oh wow! I'd almost hate to imagine how that ended. Which year/season did it take place?
  6. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Somewhere around Season Five, when Roscoe Orman was the New Gordon on the Block.
    It ended with Bird asleep in his nest, and the credits rolled.
  7. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    So Roscoe became the new Gordon in the middle of Season 5 as opposed to the beginning of Season 6?
  8. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure exactly what date it was. I was only five at the time and remembered Hal Miller was out, Roscoe Orman was in. It was the era of Rotating Gordons.

    I've never been good at remembering exact dates, but I'm sure someone has it filed away all neat and tidy. On youtube in the Comments section, someone named kungfujiapple seemed to take it upon themselves to furnish all episode airdates and such. I guess it's more important to some people, doesn't make much difference to me.

    You tell me what season or episode number, and I'll agree.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I should know that this was a skit, but I haven't thought of it until 2 nights ago when it cryptically and randomly popped into my mind when I was trying to go to sleep and I never thought to realize how bizarre it was.

    But there was this sketch that was either a cartoon or some really weird effect done on live action where some lazy kid (a girl, I think) wasn't moving and her legs where whining about how lazy she was until they finally gave into the inevitable and stopped talking, and then the little kid starts moving again.

    I'm not talking about the stop motion thing about the shoes voiced by Fran Brill reminiscing about all the things that happened when their owner wore them. So don't think I've confused the two.
  10. Gordon Matt

    Gordon Matt Member

    I might have asked about this some time before, but I don't remember what (if any) response I would have gotten.

    I have a vague memory of a skit involving Mr. Hooper and (I think) Bob which featured an announcer's voice (my memory is that it sounded like an imitation of Howard Cosell) saying "Mr. Hooper is jumping for joy!" That's about all I recall. A very small clip of this might have appeared in a Noggin bumper-type thing but I don't think the actual segment itself appeared.

    Any help with this would be appreciated!

    Also...can anyone tell me if there are any Henson "KRAML MILK" commercials floating around? They would have aired in the Chicago area and were similar to the Wilkin's Coffee commercials -- some of them might even have been the same skits but with references to Kraml Milk instead of Wilkin's Coffee. I believe Kraml Milk is long gone and out of business, but as late as 1980 I remember seeing one of their trucks pass by and it had Muppet caricatures painted on it. Of course, I do not have a photo!
  11. CookieKing90

    CookieKing90 Member

    So here's the scene I am trying to find on one sesame street episode. I remember of this one scene of where Gladys the cow appears and starts telling the viewer about something. I remember she kept walking towards the camera while she was saying it. Then it goes to the film she was talking about, and when the film ends it comes back to Gladys, and she began laughing when she enters. And that is all I remember about that scene.
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  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay...I..uh... found what I was looking for and it was slightly more disturbing than I thought. So I'm going to move it to its own discussion.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Wasn't there an animated insert from the 90s that featured an elephant who placed a bunch of peanuts on the ground, jumped high up into the air, landed on them to squish them under his massive weight, ate said squished peanuts and remarked, "Mmm! Peanut butter!"
  14. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    You mean this one?


    I don't think there's a video of it online...I might upload that sketch soon.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Looks about right.
  16. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

  17. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Well, here's the video of that sketch. I don't think it's ever been online before now, so here it is.

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  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Cool! Thanks!
  19. Lawro

    Lawro New Member


    I'm new to the site, and am looking video footage of a few Sesame Street sketches I couldn't find on the internet. All I know is that they were aired during Season 19 (87'-88'), though chances are they could've been repeats.

    • One is from episode 2379 which features Teri Garr, who is a student of Oscar at his Grouch School.
    • Another is a live-action educational piece on how new roads are made (features the old road being dug up, new black-top being put down and then steam-rolled).
    • The other one I can think of at the moment is a cartoon (shown here as the last one before Segment 4) of a man who plays the flute to some birds in a forest, the forest gets cut down, he becomes sad, and then replants the forest:

    We had full episodes of 2379, 2414, 2415, and perhaps a couple of others from Season 19 on VHS when I was a child but sadly they were destroyed a few years ago.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  20. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know the Earliest Known Appearances of these segments?


    I can't seem to find a lot of information about these on Muppet Wiki.

    There is also one with Chuck Close but I cannot seem to find a picture of it.

    This is what Muppet Wiki has to say.

    A third segment features Close taking Big Bird through the steps he goes through in order to get ready to paint. Because he's disabled, he uses a special machine to maneuver his canvas into the right position. Then he chooses the right brush for the job, and finally, mixes paints to get the right color. Big Bird notes that the blues he goes through remind him of his friends Cookie Monster and Grover, and asks to have some paints himself. As Big Bird creates his self-portrait, he mimics Close's unique style of painting.

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