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What's your favorite letter segment?

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

  1. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    Yupe. He was sleeping.
  2. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    I don't remember that one, unfortunately...then again, a girl less than a year old probably wouldn't. :mad:

    Those were cool, especially Kermit's "or...dessert, depending on your point of view" after Cookie scarfed down the last of the W.

    I personally didn't like those two: loud, in-your-face voices have always bothered me, even when I was a girl. The ending for the F clip made no sense to me, either: when a cheer involves spelling, the result is supposed to sound like a word at least...:boo:

    *groan* I don't remember seeing the episode with that sketch in it, but that's a classic pun!

    "What you do with quart of milk? You drink it...[gulps it down noisily]...AND you eat it [devours the empty carton, with his trademark gobbling sounds]!"
  3. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    Ummm, that clip was about the letter R, not P...I distinctly recall a rhyme "Or how about a radish from the salad bar?"

    (Why am I suddenly flashing back to the Two-Headed Monster's own "R versus P" sketch? :concern: )
  4. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    That one made me nervous as a kid--between the shouted "I" becoming more insistent, and the loud metallic "twang" that played every time the dot bounced. When I finally got my own TV, I'd turn the sound all the way down as soon as that "i" showed onscreen.
  5. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    The word before the ending is "medal", not "manhole"; Martha stands proudly, wearing a gold medal with an "m" on it, as a trumpet fanfare sounds.

    BTW, when the narrator asks Martha how to make an "m", she does it by dropping a small ball; its bouncing leaves visible "Mm" trails behind.
  6. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    Holy cow, you saw that one?

    *whew* I finally have proof that the "R for Ribbon" sketch existed; before you described more details, all I had were vague memories of the letter/ribbon changing as a woman's voice spoke. Many thanks!
  7. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    I recall two similar ones: "U/Underpass" with speeded-up traffic driving on it; and "B/Boats" with several kinds of boats moored in a harbor. Have you seen those clips--and if you have, can you identify the locations? (I've never been in NYC myself, but it wouldn't surprise me if CTW usually filmed their city footage there.)
  8. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    Well, a gourmet restaurant in the land of Q is probably going to serve quail (yes, that's a delicacy in French cooking), and some dessert with quinces in it. :)
  9. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    I FIRST SAW THIS 1 AROUND 1980, Sorry about the caps, and the film starts out with a song sung by kids that went like Haven't you heard? Letters make words? Yes letters make words. etc. Then some kids are standing by the refrigerator and 1 come up and says, ''Hey looks at all those letters on there?'' Can't rememebr everything that was said but the focus was on the letter B and a off camera person asks what sound does the B make and after that he asks what words does it make? they would make the B sound before saying the word but each would makke BBBBBB ball make the sound several times in a row before saying the word. I remember seeing lit a few times, don't know if it was in 1 episode or not.
  10. ISNorden

    ISNorden Well-Known Member

    I do remember that sketch: the magnetic letters appeared to move by themselves while the opening song played. The way that sketch was written, I thought it might become part of a series with different letters--the "letters make words" approach works a lot better than just showing a B for three seconds and saying the name. Too bad the series idea b-b-bombed! :concern:
  11. cartman

    cartman Active Member

    my faverite is letter segment is "e-elephant"

    my faverite letter segment is e-elephant

    where the big elephant morp into a big E and little e

    do any have it on tape?
  12. cartman

    cartman Active Member

    you forgot the big elephant mopr into a big E

    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





  13. rbcmlr

    rbcmlr Member

    That's my favorite!
  14. Chris Gawley

    Chris Gawley Well-Known Member

    My favorite is the "J- Jump" song!

    Joe Raposo was so good in that number, CTW should seriously consider bringing that sketch out of moth balls!

    If any of you out there have never seen it, check it out on youtube.com!

    ".... on a just nice day with the jumpingest "J"s in town!"
  15. Skekayuk

    Skekayuk Well-Known Member

    Without a doubt, my favourite is

    I Get A Kick Out Of U - Louise Gold at her brassey Mermanesque best.
  16. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    This one I think goes back to about 1980.

    A barber shop quartet is singing about the letter B. Can't remember how the whole song went but goes like bbb b beautiful b brightly b etc. And this lowercase b would appear above them swaying to the music.
  17. Son of Enik

    Son of Enik Well-Known Member

    My favorite animated letter skit would have to be Harry The Horse (who had very long hair). That one STILL cracks me up to this day.
    My favorite Muppet letter skits are a toss-up between Bert & Ernie's La La Song (I love when Bert sings "Linoleum!!) and the other is some AM's singing about the letter J (J-Joe Jeans and his Jelly beans, hey let's sing a song about J!!)
    Those would be my picks.
  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    My ALL TIME favorite letter segment would be "The Letter N" by Nick Normal and the Nickmatics.BTW,does anybody know who provides the voice for Nora Nicks at the begining of the song?
  19. Soul H

    Soul H Well-Known Member

    Methinks it was Fran Bill who voiced her.

  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Yeah,I think that too.It's just that I haven't seen the song in years and I forgot who voiced her.

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