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What's your favorite letter segment?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by The Count, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    All right, we have a thread where we can post our favorite recitations of the alphabet and our favorite number-related songs and sketches from Sesame. But how's about your picks for favorite letter-related sketches or songs?

    Here's a few of mine:
    "Letter B" by the Beetles
    "C is for Cookie" by Cookie Monster
    "Dee, Dee, Dee" by Ernie and Cookie Monster
    Daddy D
    Letter of the Day Pageant with Guy Smiley and E
    "Oh G", "Two G Sounds", and the Growing G
    The letters H, O, and R being pulled up the side of a tall building, though they were only two letters short from wining a game of Horse.
    "I Stand up Proud and Tall" by Grover
    "We All Live in a Capital I"
    "J Friends"
    The Pink Panther karate chopping a block of cement to form a K
    "La, La, La" by Bert and Ernie
    "M Monster Meal" by Cookie and Herry Monster
    The Story of Nancy the Nanny Goat
    "Would You Like to Buy an O?" by Ernie and Lefty
    The Q Questions song

    "The Sound of the Letter S" by Sammy the Snake, the striped snake.
    The Snakes Sunday holiday
    The sketch where six S-named vehicles appear one by one, and then all together side by side until they blurr away.
    Happy Birthday to U, with "U Really Got a Hold on Me" a close second
    The National Gathering of Fellow W Lovers, led by Bert
    The episode dedicated to an X-muppet, including Sherlock's appearance on What's My Line game show. Also "X Marks the Spot" by Sherlock Hemlock and "How I Miss my X" by Patty LaBelle.

    The Zizzy Zoomers, "ZZ Blues" by Over The Top, and the Zig-Zag-Zig song.
    Here's one I forgot" The Story of The King and the K.

    So, what are your choices? Have a great week.
    The Killer of Threads, the Count.
  2. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    Bert's "W" song is probably the best!
  3. Natalie

    Natalie Well-Known Member

    Yeah this is a good post, but I'll have to think about it...hmm
  4. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    "D Du-ah Du-ah" aka "Be My D" by Dee Dee O'Day and The Dewdrops
    This Is My "J" by Biff
    "Rebel L" with Billy Idle
    "The Letter N" by Nick Normal and Nickmatics
    "My Favorite Letter--P" Anything Muppets
    "The R Machine" with Bert and Ernie
    "Thinking Of U" by The Beetles
  5. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, a lot of my favorites were already mentioned.

    Here are some of the ones that weren't:

    The skit where inhabitants of the Street introduce themselves in alphabetical order. (A--Alterrian, B--Bob, C--Cookie, D--David...etc.)

    The Question Song with Grover and a little girl.

    "Name That Letter" with Guy Smiley and Prairie Dawn.

    Professor Hastings' lecture on the letter U. ("Up, Professor!") By the way, did anyone else notice how Prof. Hastings sounded a lot like Sam the Eagle?

    The word family song ("You take a J sound "J" and an E-T "ET", you put 'em both together and they spell JET"). There were several versions of this, but the ones I've seen are a spot with two Anything Muppets and another with Bob.

    Bert and Ernie's "Happy Birthday to U" skit. ("Happy birthday to U, happy birthday to U, happy birthday dear letter, happy birthday to U! Make a wish!" "I wish I wasn't here...")

    Kermit's lecture on the letter "W", in which the "W" comes to life and attacks poor Kermit.

    "The Tale of Tom Tattertall Tuttletutt" (who sounded a lot like Rowlf).

    Sammy the Snake's song (one of Jerry Nelson's more underrated performances...sounds like a young Floyd Pepper).
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey ssetta: One of your picks was "The Letter N" song by Nick Normal and the Nickmatics. Do you remember the name of the female muppet, NTV's host, who presented the video? If so, please tell me what her name was. Thanks for your help.

    The Count.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Other than any Muppet segments (Reble L, Letter B, R Machine, National Association for W Lovers, etc.) my favorites are the following

    Jughead (of Archie) talking about "J"

    Pink PAnther demonstraiting K for Karate.

    The one with the animated woman recieving an "O" from he mail, and it wrecks her whole house, and the only Dialogue in the episode is "Ohhh!"
  8. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    The video presenter's name was Nora, I believe.
  9. roadrat15

    roadrat15 Well-Known Member

    I got a couple:

    "the V in the sea" skit
    " Small v . . .vaavoom!"
    Harvey Kneeslapper's immortal "There's an I on your hat"
    Superman's pitch for the letter S : "It's my favourite."
    "Capital I"

    How's those for starters?
  10. manoftheSTREET

    manoftheSTREET Well-Known Member

    Nora's full name...

    Nora Nicks, the VJ for NTV.

    To me, she seemed modeled on one of MTV's first VJs, an N name herself, Nina Blackwood.

    Fave alphabet sketch: Melissa Etheridge's spoof of her "Like The Way I Do" entitled (I believe) "Like The Way U Does".


    John "manoftheSTREET" Kilduff
  11. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    And don't forget Smokey Robinson's "U Really Got A Hold On Me". Anyone remember that?
    Cory Stoczynski likes this.
  12. Cowboy X

    Cowboy X Member

    I'm kinda partial to Lefty trying to sell Ernie an O, Cowboy X, and the one in the old west where Sinister Sam want's to know who bought the last box of crayons, and Y!!!!!!
  13. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    Personally, I have a special place in my heart for skits that were made in the 1969 season.

    -The "A"/('Ey!') bit with Henson's early Muppet monsters, including an unnamed Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day and Green Grover.

    -Kermit's lecture on "W" from Show #1. Both parts with Cookie Monster and the Wrestling W each have their own charm.

    -Kermit's "B" lecture, similar to the "W" lecture, Pt. I

    -Anything involving the cheerleaders with letters "F" & "K".

    -Cookie eating Ernie's very own "X": "I always like to eat bacon and X!"

    -Ernie teaches "A" for "Apple" until Cookie Monster appears. There's another one for "U" for "Ukulele". I do believe there was also one with "Q" for "Quart".
  14. roadrat15

    roadrat15 Well-Known Member

    How about :
    The 'letter on the street interview show' skit?
    'G, Grover . . .G,George"
    Ernie's TV that only shows the letter H
    'La La La La Lemon'
    'Oh G . . .That's Why I Love That Letter' song
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I also like Professor Hasting's U lecture, especially this part:

    U is undoubtably the start of USA...which all began when the United States...Ummm buummmbb United, that's another U word...heh!
  16. roadrat15

    roadrat15 Well-Known Member

    I've heard that on record . . .was it ever filmed?
  17. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    I kinda liked the letter stories. You know, when a human cast member, like Bob, would read a story based on a certain letter and it would be acted out by the Anything Muppets. I have memories of one being about the letter Y.
  18. roadrat15

    roadrat15 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I loved Maria reading the story of the King and the letter L
    . . .complete with Loyal Lackey Louie! LOL!
  19. mikealan

    mikealan Well-Known Member

    Here are my favorite letter segments I watched and heard from late May 2002 to the summer of 2003!

    A-animated Acorn sketch
    Soul A, sung by a cartoon dancer
    The Sound of the Letter A, by Big Bird
    B-Kermit's 'B' Lecture, similar to 'W' Lecture Pt. 1
    Animated segment: A boy named Jack who visited the Land of B
    Animated segment: B is for bicycle, bear, bump, branch, bee (1969)
    Harvey Kneeslapper-'Do you know where I wanna be?'
    Animated segment: B is for basket, bandit, ball and various other things on the wall
    Animated segment: A brown boy having a bath with his baby bear named Bosco
    Animated segment: B-banana, short that ends with a ballerina inside a banana!
    C-C Is For Cookie, as sung by Cookie Monster (duh!)
    C Is For Cookie (Opera version)
    C-canary, an animated segment with the little man in the cage and the over-sized canary!
    Harvey Kneeslapper-'Do you wanna see?'
    Animated segment: C-cowboy
    D-Daddy Dear, a surreal classic animation/song
    Disco D
    Animated segment: Little construction workers are going to build the 'd' store after they made the huge lowercase letter 'd' in metal
    Animated segment/song: Small B for boy and Small D for dog
    The Limerick-D, dog
    E-The Letter of the Day Pagent with Guy Smiley and the letter E
    E...E...See me...eating a peach, a surreal classic animated segment with the princess, a seal, an eagle and the scary Land of Steam
    School tools form capital E and small e
    F-'F' Cheerleader Anything Muppets cheer for the letter F (1969)
    The Typewriter Guy: F, fly
    G-Animated segment: G-gorilla
    Grover & the Growing G
    Animated segment: G is the first letter in the word...in the word...in the word...giggle!
    Live-Action segment: G (from the late 90's)
    The Typewriter Guy: G, glue
    Live-Action segment: the G song about capital G and small g
    H-the Ha Ha Ha song
    Animated segment: "An H is the first letter in the word...(telephone ringing) hello!" (possibly from 1970)
    Animated segment: H-hair, with the short bald-headed man
    Live-Action segment: H-hat
    Soul H, sung by a cartoon dancer
    I-We all live in a capital I...in the middle of the desert...in the center of the sky (haven't seen it awhile, but heard it on audio MP3)
    The King & I, a Monsterpiece Theater production
    Letters In Sand-I
    Sheep create capital I and small i
    J-Animated segment/song: The J family jamboree!
    Animated segment: J for jacket
    Newsflash with Kermit: Alphabet Mine
    This Is My J, sung by Biff
    The Typewriter Guy: J, jump
    Letters In Sand-J
    Animated segment: J-jam with little girl shouting, "Strawberry, my favorite kind!"
    Big Bird, Barkley and live kid: J-jump
    K-Animated segment: Small k kisses
    Animated segment: K-key ("Close the house, Leonard!")
    Live-Action segment: K-karate
    Herbert Birdsfoot's Silly K Poem
    School tools form capital K and small k, with the same music of 'E' version
    Worms In Space-K
    L-La La La Lemon, sung by Ernie & Bert
    Animated segment: L-laugh
    Animated segment: L-loud
    Animated segment: L-large, L-little
    Animated segment/song: If You've Lost Your L, you'll find it
    Animated segment: the story/song of the letter L (from 1998-99)
    Live-Action segment: L (from the late '90's)
    Live-Action segment: Man in 'L' costume in beach
    M-The Typewriter Guy: M, magic
    Ya Gotta Have M, sung by a female purple Anything Muppet singer
    Monsters In Day Care: Monsters sing about the letter M
    Animated segment: Mighty M, the M-shaped man
    Animated segment: M-M-M Marvelous Martha!
    Animated segment: The rude-behaviored letter M comes to dinner, and ate everything in sight! ("Next time I'll invite a J...or a polite Q...but not another M!")
    Animated segment: M is for milk ('Do you know what comes from the cow and begins with M?' Cow:Mooooooooo! I get it, milk!), from the early '70's
    Animated segment: The M Chorus, with conductor conducting the high M notes, then the middle M notes, then the low M notes, until they became a big M as the conductor happily says, "My music!"
    Animated segment: "The letter M...a mask"
    N-Lowercase N, standing on a hill (haven't seen it awhile, but heard it on audio MP3)
    The Noodle Story, performed by Big Bird & Oscar
    Nancy the Nanny Goat
    O-Would You Like to Buy an O, performed by Ernie and Lefty
    "O...open...O, off...owl....O!...ocean...O" (probably from the mid-90's)
    The Olympic athletic lady spins to string to form the letter O
    That's the Letter O, sung by Rosie O'Donnell, Prairie Dawn, Mary Monster and Telly Monster
    Letters In Sand-O
    P-Newsflash with Kermit: Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers
    My Favorite Letter, performed by the cowboy Anything Muppets
    Q-The Question Song, performed by Grover and the little girl Anything Muppet
    Herry and John-John discuss about the letter Q
    R-Animated segment: the 'r' car, a groovy animation from the 70's
    Animated segment: the 'R' Wizard
    The Typewriter Guy: R, rope
    The Limerick- R, rhinoceros
    "R...robot...R...rabbit...read...r, r, r,...rocket...R" (probably from the mid-90's)
    S-Sammy the Snake, the claymation from the first season
    Animated segment: S-snake, with the snake playing jazz with the flute!
    The Limerick- S, snail
    Letters In Sand-S
    S, You're the Best
    Live-action segment: S, square
    T-Luis' voice that announces capital T and small t with violin music in background
    Kids form the capital T
    Live-action segment: T Is For Turning (from 2000)
    Twirling Letters-the 'T' song
    Animated segment: T-Taxi puzzle
    Animated segment: t-tiger, teapot, television, taxi (nice animation)
    Live-action segment: T, triangle
    U-The Typewriter Guy: U, umbrella
    Letters In Sand-U
    Zoe explains about the letter U to Oscar
    Animated segment: the U-N-I-T-E train
    Animated segment: The 'U' Class
    My Friend U
    Animated segment: the 'U' greets the 'P' without understanding (from 1998-99)
    The Yip-Yips and the letter U
    Animated segment: Little boy buys the 'U' first, then the 'P' for the word 'up'!
    V-Live-action segment: V (probably from the late 90's or 2000, i think)
    Animated segment: Letter V zooming into outer space ('v...v...v....V!!!!!')
    Animated segment: V-violin, with the man breaking the violin!
    Animated segment: Letter V standing on a tree, then lands in the sea and then was blown away and lands on the man's knee! Ouch!
    Live-action segment: Swinging Letters-The 'V' Song
    Animated segment: "The letter V...(sounding just the v sound) v...v...v...v...v...VOL-CANOOOOOO!!!!!!!! The letter V."
    Animated segment: V Is For Vitamins ("You forgot to take your vitamins!")
    A Very, Very, Very Special Letter, sung by Big Bird
    W-Wanda the Witch
    Animated segment: "A good day everyone. I am a worm. Worm begins with this letter, W."
    Animated segment: W for water, wave, wind, wet (from possibly 1998-99)
    Two cop Anything Muppets chasing the letter W on the run!
    Kermit's 'W' Lecture Pt. 1, with Cookie Monster
    Kermit's 'W' Lecture Pt. 2, with W struggling with the poor ol' Kermit!
    X-Animated segment: Brand X!
    Animated segment: Cowboy X!
    Animated segment: the training circus x's!
    Animated segment: X-xray
    Animated segment: White man talks about the letter X
    X Marks the Spot, performed by Detective Sherlock Hemlock
    Harvey Kneeslapper-'X Marks the Spot'
    Bert, Ernie and Shala demonstrate about the letter X
    Animated segment: X, with x's on the black background, with dreamful flute music in the background
    How I Miss My X, sung by Patti Labelle
    Y-Letters In Sand-Y
    Animated segment: The Yawning Y
    Worms In Space-Y
    Live-action segment: Y (possibly from 1998-99 or 2000, whichever I propose)
    Animated segment: Mary telling the story, "Why Oh Y?"
    Z-Animated segment: Z-zipper
    Computer animation: the 'Z' room with a buncha words that start with Z!
    The Zig-Zag Dance, sung by the Anything Muppets

    That's all of the letter segments I know were my favorites.
  20. erracht

    erracht Member

    The D song - Definitely. :) The one with the weird
    pics of dandelions and daisies with faces that we've
    discussed before.

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