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What Sesame Street moments made you laugh?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by BertsNose, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. BertsNose

    BertsNose Active Member

    I hope this isn't a topic already. I see there are over 5,000 topics. If this was already a thread I apologize. For me here are the bits that make me laugh hard every time.

    -Grover the singing Spanish waiter.

    -When Bert is reading about air and Ernie makes his book fly out of his hand by putting the fan on high

    -When Kermit tries to explain about frogs and Bob turns up with a real one.

    -Kermit directing Forgetful Jones on "Oklahoma"

    -Kermit's "W" lecture

    -Kermit explains to Forgetful Jones how to use the telephone

    -Ernie and Bert: 2 Noses

    -Cookie Monster and Kermit on the MacNeil Lerher Report.

    -The Wonderful World of T-Shirts with Kermit

    -the one where Bert is going to get the mail and is supposed to let Bert back in afterwards and plays his knocking as drum beats.

    -Bert almost leaving the apartment to go shopping

    -When Ernie plays the radio soft and loud then puts the knob onto Bert

    -In Christmas Eve on Sesame Street when Cookie Monster eats all his writing supplies while trying to write to Santa.

    -Mysterious Nose Snatcher with Ernie and Bert

    -Ernie writing a shopping list out of chocolate pudding

    -Kermit's lecture on "between" with poles that are really mops

    I could name some more but I think I said enough. I would love to know what skits make you laugh and I'm sorry if this has been done before. I'm too lazy to find the similar thread.
     
  2. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Hi BertsNose ! You mentioned a couple that made me laugh. The Wonderful World Of T Shirts one is funny. Kermit's supposed to be a calm frog . But watching him having a fit is funny!: :) I'M KERMIT THE FROGGG and I want my KERMIT THE FROOOGG T SHIIIIRRTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was hopping mad! (I know...bad pun!)
    Kermit explains hands was funny too. He had a live hand next to him & was explaining what hands could do. He said hands could point. So the hand pointed to him. So Kermit told the hand not to point because it was rude. So the hand made a gesture like "Well EXCUSE me!"
    Prairie Dawn, Herry , Ernie & Cookie Monster were doing a sketch about "She'll Coming Around The Mountain" Cookie was supposed to be the one going around the mountain. Only he didn't know what "around" was. At one point he went through and yelled "COWABUNGA!!" while doing it!!
    Kathy
     
  3. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Well-Known Member

    What about Sonny Friendly giving out the pile of sand to Maria at the Fix-It Shop as the prize? That always makes me laugh.:laugh:
     
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  4. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I would say most skits with the count made me laugh!!!!!!
     
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  5. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I have two that are tied Count counting sheep in his castle and Grover trying to be not afraid with his teddy bear.
     
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  6. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I would like to bring up the skit where Biff hangs up Salvador Dada's artwork. It's impossible not to laugh at Jim's pompous faux French and Jerry's spot-on New York accent (Dada: "THIS NEXT ONE MONSIEUR…I've entitled FOUR!" Biff: "Four, hah?" Dada: "FAAAWWRR!!!"). But the best part of the whole skit is the punchline. Find out for yourself. Every second is worth it.

     
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  7. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    you've got that right!!!! The punchline is so great!
     
  8. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    Ernie demonstrating "-oom" with "boom" and "zoom"
     
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  9. superboober

    superboober Well-Known Member

    Among some of mine:

    -Super Grover attempting to solve the instance of the not turned on computer by first running around in circles and screaming at the top of his lungs, then hopping up and down and yelling "Wubba wubba."

    -Bert's colossal freak-out after Ernie contemplates perhaps retrieving the balloons they just let go after begging Bert to do so in the first place

    -Cookie smashing the train into Guy Smiley's studio to get the third item rhyming with rain in time

    -Kermit resignedly mumbling "Hop" with each one after realizing he really has no choice but to hop up the stairs in his trench coat because the Count's too busy counting each floor in the elevator

    -Ernie counting the fire engines and waking Bert up, followed of course by his equally massive freak-out when counting balloons proves louder than expected

    -each time Telly ended up sitting in the broken seat and spilling his popcorn everywhere on Sneak Peek Previews

    -Forgetful Jones and Daniella: "Your name's not Vanilla? Then you must be Chocolate."

    -Detective Grover remaining blissfully unaware that his office is blowing completely down around him

    -Waiter Grover's wild and crazy Mexican restaurant singing routine that keeps ruining Fat Blue's meals--and Fat Blue's climactic faint to the music after seeing the Numero Uno special is in fact the number 1
     
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  10. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I also love the skit that is highlighted in my signature: Ernie and Cookie Monster's identity crisis (circa 1973-1975). Best parts: Ernie and Cookie stare at each other in PERFECTLY synchronized movements (it still amazes me how well Jim & Frank did that…shows you how masterful their puppetry skills were). And the final hilarious exchange when they try to figure out the Anything Muppet's identity. I feel pretty sure that half of it was ad-libbed.
     
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  11. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    There are way too many classic moments that made me laugh to be honest. But all of the sketches with our favorite frog loosing his temper is a definite. I also found Dance Myself To Sleep pretty funny. :)
     
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  12. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    Oh, and Kermit screaming at Cookie Monster.
     
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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In the episode where Baby Bear and Telly dread having to play with Zoe, the entire Tea Party segment.

    David and Martin hamming it the heck up while their respective characters are in frumpy clothes was funny enough, then comes Baby Bear's line of (paraphrasing) "After dwinking all that tea, I pwedict we'll have to visit the wittle boy's woom," and a loud, anguished yelp from a frantically hopping in place Telly who suddenly runs off.

    Considering they have actual mugs that say "Tea makes me Pee" (the counterpart to "Coffee makes me poop" of course), they really were on the ground floor on that one. Wish that would pop back up on YT.
     
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  14. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  15. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Here's one I laugh at, Telly helping Big Bird and Zoe.
     
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  16. BertsNose

    BertsNose Active Member

    Wow. This thread seems to have taken on a life of its own. Sorry I randomly poofed for a year. I forgot my login. Anyway, Doo Wop Hop was another favorite moment of mine. Thanks for the clip, Jazzy. I don't know if I liked it because it was funny or if I just liked the song.

    Anyway, I thought of a few more skits that made me laugh. I don't know if there was ever a thread for favorite/most funny Ernie and Bert skits but I've noticed that pretty much all of them make me laugh.

    -Kermit explaining beginning, middle, and end. I believe he had a cookbook and who should turn up but Cookie Monster. I thought it was funny when he said, "son of gun" while listening to Kermit talk about what recipes are in the beginning, middle, and end of the book.

    -Kermit talking about Light and Dark but Grover comes in and ruins it by letting light into the house after Kermit tried to make it dark. I believe that was the first time Steve Whitmire took over as Kermit.

    -Kermit explaining In and Out and getting trampled by the monsters. I honestly don't know why I found Kermit getting trampled so funny.

    -Whenever Grover tries to sell something to Kermit he doesn't need like a nose warmer.

    -Ernie singing the "Ding Along Song" because of the end where Bert makes the dingers go away then ends up singing the song.

    -Ernie and Bert's rhyming game ("hey there lamp, that's a nice shade!")

    -when Bert is sick and Ernie is trying to figure out who it is but doesn't realize its Bert.

    -Ernie is supposed to be doing the laundry and he fills the laundry basket with all kinds of junk but didn't put any actual laundry in it.
     
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  17. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    The common thing I see here are Jim Henson & Frank Oz characters (Kermit, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster). So I guess you really like them a lot!

    One of my favorite SS sketches EVER is the one where Bert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by shouting, "Heeeeeere FIHSY FISHY FISHY" at the top of his lungs, causing several large trout to leap into the boat. Bert is astonished and wants to try it out, but he fails on his first few attempts. After some advice from Ernie, he finally takes a deep breath, screams "HEEEERE FISHY FISHY FISHY!!!" and a shark jumps into the boat, scaring him out of his wits. Of course, Bert faints, and the shark shares a laugh with Ernie.
     
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  18. BertsNose

    BertsNose Active Member

    Yes, I love Jim Henson and Frank Oz characters a lot. Its not that I don't like the work of their replacements Steve Whitmire and Eric Jacobson. I think they do very well in trying to sound just like if not near perfect versions of Jim and Frank. I just miss Frank Oz and Jim Henson working together so much. I heard somewhere that Frank would perform his characters occasionally but I don't know if he still does.

    I love the "Here FISHY FISHY FISHY!!!!" skit too. I forgot all about it. Thank you for making me laugh all over again.
     
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  19. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Frank returns to Sesame Street for 3-5 days each year to shoot new inserts with Bert and Grover. He's also done some one-shot characters from time to time, including the Don Draper Muppet in the "Mad Men" spoof, Clucky Luciano in "Birdwalk Empire," Keith Heartburn in "Heaviest Catch," and Carson the Butler in the "Upside-Downton Abbey" sketch.
     
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That old cartoon about how "Fllllleas have fu-u-u-u-un in fu-u-u-u-uu--r!"
     
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