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The "Surprise" Song

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by bigbird, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Well-Known Member

    OK folks here's another one for you ol' SS buffs like me. Remember the "Surprise" song that was sung by a bunch of I think 50's style muppets? The lyrics went something like..."ooh-aah-do, ooh-aah-do...be du ooh-aah do surprise...oh something suddenly happens when you can't believe your eyes...it's a surpri..i i ise!" Then the Bass singer comes forward and says "Do you know what a surprise is now, we're gonna show you one more time" Then it switches to a scene on SS with one skit involving Susan and Oscar. It seemed that Oscar gave Susan a present which turned out to be a snake can and she was "surprised" when the snake popped out! Then it goes back to the singing muppets again repeating the same lyrics as before and then a few more illustrations of surprise. What were the other illustrations? Anyone remember? what episode was this found on? Anyone have a copy?
  2. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    If this is the surprise song I remember, it featured much of the cast demonstrating "surprise" with a lot of slapstick humor.

    Some highlights:

    Bob: Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water...
    Cast: SURPRIIIIIIISE!!! as Bob gets a bucket of water dumped on him.

    Gordon's in a supermarket: You're in the supermarket
    And suddenly you start
    The groceries start moving
    There's a monster in your cart!
    Monster: SURPRIIIIISE!!! and starts rolling Gordon's cart away

    Bob: Mary had a little lamb, his fleece was white as snow...
    Cast: SURPRIIIIISE!!!! as Bob gets buried under an avalanche of snow.

    Big Bird: Today it is your birthday
    You're feeling kind of rotten
    Noone seems to be around
    And everyone's forgotten
    (Big Bird goes into Hooper's store and sees a birthday cake)
    and everyone yells "SURPRISE!!!!!!!"
    A few verses, Mr. Hooper holds up a tiny sweater to Big Bird
    Hooper: I hope this is your size!

    Then everyone in the cast yells "SURPRISE" and gets hit with a pie.
    When it's Maria's turn, she gets hit with a pie, then takes off a mask.
    Maria: "DISGUISE!" then gets another pie in the face.

    The song ends with the whole cast singing "Everyone loves a SURPRISE!!"
    and with the help of some video wizardry, a pie comes flying right at us, the unsuspecting viewers . SPLAT!!!!
  3. bigbird

    bigbird Well-Known Member

    I think you have that one confused with the one I had mentioned about...but yours does sound somewhat familiar, but I don't think it was the same one.
  4. bigbird

    bigbird Well-Known Member

    Actually, I think the skit I'm talking about was even before Maria was in the show at all. So it can't be it. Sorry, but nice try anyway!
  5. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    I remember that song/skit! There was one break point in the song where Bert was sitting calmly and reading in the apartment, when Herry monster sneaks up behind him and suddenly shouted "reh-heh-heh-heheheheh". Bert, not the slightest bit scared, says in a calm but ticked voice, "Would you please stop that? I'm trying to read my book."

    Another breakpoint had someone reponding negatively, possibly with an unpleasant cry and/or scream. They cut back to the band and sang "A surprise can be really scary, a surprise can make you ---" (the blank was either cry/sad/mad, can't remember which)
  6. bigbird

    bigbird Well-Known Member

    Yes yes yes! That's the one!
  7. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    oh yeah. I think it was little Jerry & The Monotones singing.
  8. PumpkinJ

    PumpkinJ Well-Known Member

    Don't wanna bump the thread, but I found the one with the Little Jerry-esque hippies from 1970, but it's not full, though. I added a couple of English audio pieces during the first verse and at the end of the song. Everything else is foreign-dubbed, I used some sources (with the N3 bug) from the 2-hour special "Lange Sesamstraßen Nacht" to splice in some higher-quality video sources, and used the (low-quality) Hebrew sources as well.

    I found the other song by Big Bird, Grover, Bob, and the cast from 1975 as well.
  9. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Um, if you didn't want to bump this thread.... why did you do it in the first place? :rolleyes:

    Better term would be, "Sorry to bump this thread."
    Froggy Fool likes this.
  10. PumpkinJ

    PumpkinJ Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah, didn't know that. Sorry. :oops:

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