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Ugliest International Sesame Street Muppets

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by MikaelaMuppet, May 5, 2013.

  1. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    In your opinion, what International Sesame Street Muppets are the ugliest? Please name the coproduction and if you have a picture, please upload it. If you have a video, then please upload a video.
     
  2. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I would say the International Sesame Street Muppets from the 1972 version of Vila Sesamo are the ugliest.
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    First, there's Garibalo, the residential bird of Vila Sesamo. He seems to be a rip-off of the original Big Bird from the American Sesame Street. Gugu, the grouch, seems to have a creepy and ugly face, which would scare little children.
    Heck, is Funga Funga, the red elephant, supposed to be the Brazilian counterpart of Mr. Snuffleupagus?
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    And last but not least, there's Ze Das Latas, which means "Ze of Cans" in English. He's the robot of Vila Sesamo. Doesn't he look like the CDA from Monsters Inc?

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    Overall, Vila Sesamo seems to be the ugliest co-production of Sesame Street ever. And please, don't look at any Vila Sesamo pictures or videos before going to sleep. They will give you the chills. :eek:
     
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

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    Ugh.... Gugu. He is the worst looking thing ever associated with Sesame Street ever. I've seen amateur puppeteers with puppets that don't look that bad.

    I agree... Vila Sesamo is the ugliest, creepiest Sesame Street co-production ever.
     
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  4. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Sesamstraat's season 1 Muppet designs are a close second for me. The guy who designed them also worked on directing, writing songs, and translating skits for the show, but apparently wasn't so good with this aspect.

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    Their designs really hit their stride when the Muppet Workshop stepped in to redesign them in the early '80s.

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  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Tommy looks like a 1960's Teddy Bear. It's actually quite adorable. Pino, however?

    Seriously... once they got the Muppet people involved, most of these guys looked much better.
     
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  6. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    It's the angry-looking eyes that get to me the most.
     
  7. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    I've always liked Pino's "revamped" design-- the original doesn't even look like the same character. The first pic of Tommy looks like something from Mister Rogers.
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You have not seen ugly Garibaldo until you've seen THIS pic:

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    Everything else, he almost looks kind of like a large blue sea gull, but THIS is like a blue version of the original Big Bird.

    AndI agree, those original SESAMSTRAAT Muppets are kind of awful looking.
     
  9. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Gosh those would scare Jareth........they're that bad.
     
  10. Vicki Fraggle

    Vicki Fraggle Active Member

    Those would scare anybody. Yikes. That blue bird is not as disturbing as the background set.
     
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  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I AM curious about something though... when did Sesame Workshop start allowing other international co-productions to have their own Big Bird? I'm not talking about Abelardo, or Pino, or Minik Kus, or any of those, I mean actually having an actual Big Bird, if by another name? Caroll mentioned specifically in his book that other countries weren't allowed to have Big Bird, with the exception of the Chinese co-production at the time (it was interesting him noting that they had to turn one potential puppeteer for the Chinese Big Bird down because he spoke with a really heavy Shanghai street accent, which was like the equivilant of a Brooklyn accent in America).
     
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  12. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Well, the newer version of Vila Sesamo and the Japanese version of Sesame Street also had their own Big Birds. That's the newer version of Garibaldo.
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    And that's Japan's Big Bird from Sesame Street (Japan).

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    Most of the international co-productions of Sesame Street didn't have their own Big Bird. They usually had original Muppets exclusive to the international co-productions like Abelardo, Lola, Samson, Kami, Zeliboba, and Moishe Oofnik.
     
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  13. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I don't think that the Big Birds that you put aren't ugly, but this Big Bird is really ugly. He looks like Cheetos![​IMG]
     
  14. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I wasn't meaning that these Big Birds were ugly. It was just to answer D'Snowth's question. That's all.
     
  15. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    He's actually decent looking. He could look WAY worse.
     
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  16. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    ^^I think it looks like what would've happened if Big Bird had been the Red Bird of Happiness in Follow that Bird.
     
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  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's a sort of not that great color, but I agree, not ugly. Hard on the eyes though.
     
  18. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Where did Big Red Bird come from?
     
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's either Portugal or Turkey.
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Turkey.

    He almost kind of reminds me of an OC I came up with years and years and YEARS ago as a kid: essentially, a red cardinal version of Big Bird named Mac.
     


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