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There's a Hole In the Bucket, Dear Liza

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Frodis, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Frodis

    Frodis Member

    Hey all,

    I'm surprised that more people don't remember this sketch. Do any of you tape traders have this clip? I always considered it a classic, as many times as I saw it. Anyone know who did the female voice in the sketch? Does anyone recall how the whole thing goes? I just remember the opening line as well as "So fix it dear Henry". If anyone has this, I'd love to trade for it!

    Frodis
  2. Cowboy X

    Cowboy X New Member

    Here ya go

    Henry: There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole.

    Liza: So fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    So fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it.

    H: With what should I fix it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    With what should I fix it, dear Liza, with what?

    L: With straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    With straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, with straw.

    H: But the straw is too long, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    The straw is too long, dear Liza, too long.

    L: So cut it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    So cut it dear Henry, dear Henry, cut it!

    H: With what should I cut it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    With what should I cut it, dear Liza, with what?

    L: Use the hatchet, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Use the hatchet, dear Henry, the hatchet.

    H: But the hatchet's too dull, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    The hatchet's too dull, dear Liza, too dull.

    L: So, sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    So sharpen it dear Henry, dear Henry, sharpen it!

    H: With what should I sharpen it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    With what should I sharpen, dear Liza, with what?

    L: Use the stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Use the stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, THE STONE!!!!

    H: But the stone is too dry, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    The stone is too dry, dear Liza, too dry.

    L: So wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    So wet it dear Henry, dear Henry, WET IT!

    H: With what should I wet it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    With what should I wet it, dear Liza, with what?

    L: (moves her rocking chair over to Henry and sings fast)
    With water, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    With water, dear Henry, dear Henry, WATER!!!!!

    H: With what should I carry it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    With what should I carry it dear Liza, with what?

    L: (crying)
    Use the bucket dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Use the bucket, dear Henry, dear Henry, the bucket!

    H: Uh, Liza????
    There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole.

    At this point Liza takes the chair and goes off to live with her mother which is probably what Henry wanted in the first place!
  3. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    Is this a Muppet or animated insert?
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    It's Muppet and a very popular 70's Sesame piece at that.
  5. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    Do you know who the voice of Dear Liza was? It's been some time since I last saw it, but I often thought it sounded like Rita Moreno. But I could be wrong, it might have been someone else.
  6. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    I'm guessing by what you said about Rita that it was Marilyn Sokol.
  7. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    That was my next guess.
  8. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member


    That's one of my favorites. Although, I don't recall anything being said about Liza going to her mother's. When she got up, she just said, "I should have married up with Lukey". This final line was sometimes cut from the skit either for time or PC reasons.
  9. angeesings

    angeesings New Member

    There's a hole in my bucket

    I have been searching for the "Hole in my Bucket" skit for years. Does anyone have it in any format? I am willing to pay for it.

    Thanks!
  10. Astro4004

    Astro4004 New Member

    This was just added to the official Sesame video site. It's just as funny as I remembered it! The last line is indeed cut, though.

    Oh, and it certainly sounds like Rita Moreno to me. I'm also a huge Electric Company fan, and at times I heard inflections of the Director, Pandora and regular ol' Rita.
  11. Son of Enik

    Son of Enik Member

    Classic bit! I used to crack up at this one. Harry Belafonte recorded this song in the 60's, but I forget whom with.
  12. sesameguy

    sesameguy Member

    Way cool! I remember this one as well & I look forward to seeing it again.


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