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What's your favorite letter segment?

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

  1. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    My favorite is the "Question Song" with Bert and that little Anything Muppet girl. I used to hear that song all the time on a Sesame Street audio tape, and I used to think it was Prairie Dawn singing since Fran Brill performed the little girl.
  2. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    In alphabetical order, my favorite for each letter:

    A is for "The Ape & 'A'"
    B is for the "'B' is for Bubble" song
    C is for Cookie Monster's game with Cousin Monster
    D is for the "Dee-Dee-Dee" song (Ernie and Cookie's softshoe number)
    E is for "'E' Imagination" (the psychedelic cartoon from episode 1)
    F is for the "Flea Circus" cartoon
    G is for the "G is the first letter in the word...in the word...GIGGLE! *ROFLMAO*" cartoon
    H is for the "repeating 'H' on Bert and Ernie's TV" sketch
    I is for the "man takes 'I' on a car trip" song/cartoon
    J is for the "'J' Friends" song
    K is for the "kitten knitting a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten" cartoon/poem
    L is for Bert and Ernie's "La-La-La" song
    M is for Herry and Cookie Monster's "MMMM Monster Meal" song
    N is for the "Nancy the Nannygoat" cartoon
    O is for Lefty the Salesman's "Would You Like to Buy an O?" song
    P is for a "P Animals" segment which featured kids painting a pony, a penguin, and a porcupine on glass
    Q is for Jim Henson's "'Q' Lecture by Quincy" claymation
    R is for the "woman uses 'R' to start her stalled engine" cartoon
    S is for Sammy the Snake's signature song (good grief, I was beginning to sound like him!)
    T is for the "'T'-Words by Category" montage (foods, jobs, animals, hobbies...)
    U is for the "boy buys a 'U' to spell 'up" cartoon
    V is for the "Violet plants a 'V' vine" poem/cartoon
    W is for the Dragnet parody sketch with a "W" as the wanted criminal
    X is for the "Cowboy 'X'" cartoon
    Y is for the "'Y' for Yawn" cartoon
    Z is for the Zizzy Zoomers' signature song
  3. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    I just thought of some more and I'll list them all in alphabetical order like ISNorden including the one I already mentioned.
    A - Ape cartoon
    B - Letter B(the Beetles)
    C - C Is For Cookie(Cookie Monster)
    D - Be My D(Di Di O Day and the Dew Drops)
    E - "E...E...See..Me....Eating a peach"
    F - Francis Fairy catoon
    G - Words beginning with G(with groovy guitar music)
    H - Mad scientist creates a capital letter H
    I - "We All Live In a Capital I"
    J - J Folk Jamboree song
    K - Karen the kangeroo
    L - La La La(Ernie and Bert)
    M - What comes out of a cow and starts with the letter M?
    N - The Letter N(Nick Normal and the Nickmatics)
    O - Folksy O song
    P - My Favorite Letter(Hillbilley Anything Muppets)
    Q - Question Song(Lavendar Anything Muppet Girl and Grover)
    R - Harvey Kneeslapper wants to send a letter to his mother
    S - Sammy the snake
    T - Words beginning with T(similar to the one with the letter G)
    U - U Really Got A Hold On Me(Smokey Robinson)
    V - Virgil Veep cartoon
    W - Dragnet Parody - Wanted letter W
    X - Mystery Guest
    Y - Y for yawn cartoon
    Z - ZZ Blues
  4. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    Here are all my favorites...

    A-Ape Train
    B-"Letter B" (the Beetles)
    C-"C is for Cookie" (Cookie Monster)
    D-"De De De" (Ernie and Cookie)
    E-What's My Letter? (gameshow)
    F-Fred the Monster learning F words ("Fred stood on that guy's Foot since last Friday")
    G-"Two G Sounds" (Grover and George)
    H-The Mad Scientist's H
    I-Ink (with the Angry Bird)
    J-"J Friends" (with the Anything Muppets)
    K-Karate (with the Pink Panther)
    L-"La La La" (with Ernie and Bert)
    M-"Monster Meal" (I only heard the audio but I loved it)
    N-The Sesame Street News with the caveman school and the letter "N"
    O-"Would You Like To Buy an O?"
    P-"My Favorite Letter" (with three Anything Muppets)
    Q-"The Question Song" (with Grover and the Anything Muppet girl)
    R-Alphabet Chat about the Letter R (with Lord Chatterly and Guy Smiley)
    S-"Sammy the Snake"
    T-T for Train cartoon
    U-... I dunno.
    V-That old early 1970s V cartoon with the weird music and odd choices for V words, like "Vikings" and "Vigilantes."
    W-"The National Association of W Lovers"
    X-"X Marks the Spot" (with Sherlock Hemlock)
    Y-The Limerick with that Yak opening a restaurant
    Z-"The Zizzy Zoomers:
  5. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    Here are all my favorites...

    A-Ape Train
    B-"Letter B" (the Beetles)
    C-"C is for Cookie" (Cookie Monster)
    D-"De De De" (Ernie and Cookie)
    E-What's My Letter? (gameshow)
    F-Fred the Monster learning F words ("Fred stood on that guy's Foot since last Friday")
    G-"Two G Sounds" (Grover and George)
    H-The Mad Scientist's H
    I-Ink (with the Angry Bird)
    J-"J Friends" (with the Anything Muppets)
    K-Karate (with the Pink Panther)
    L-"La La La" (with Ernie and Bert)
    M-"Monster Meal" (I only heard the audio but I loved it)
    N-The Sesame Street News with the caveman school and the letter "N"
    O-"Would You Like To Buy an O?"
    P-"My Favorite Letter" (with three Anything Muppets)
    Q-"The Question Song" (with Grover and the Anything Muppet girl)
    R-Alphabet Chat about the Letter R (with Lord Chatterly and Guy Smiley)
    S-"Sammy the Snake"
    T-T for Train cartoon
    U-... I dunno.
    V-That old early 1970s V cartoon with the weird music and odd choices for V words, like "Vikings" and "Vigilantes."
    W-"The National Association of W Lovers"
    X-"X Marks the Spot" (with Sherlock Hemlock)
    Y-The Limerick with that Yak opening a restaurant
    Z-"The Zizzy Zoomers:
  6. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    Looks as if Vincent Twice Vincent Twice just replied...(just kidding, muppetdude!)
  7. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    What kind of music was played in "The Letter N"?

    Like PinballStewie,I'd also like to know if the music was New Wave like How Now Brown Cow and the Moo Wave or Punk Rock.
  8. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I loved ALPHAQUEST!!! ( I can't help it, I'm from the 90's genaration, and proud of it!)
  9. anytimepally

    anytimepally Active Member

    I like Guy Smiley's Mystery Guest with X and Over the Top's "ZZ Blues"
  10. PinballStewie

    PinballStewie New Member

    Here are mine:

    A - the ape on the train
    B - "Letter B" by the Beetles
    C - tie between the oversized canary cartoon and the one with the candle blowing out the man
    D - "Daddy Dear"
    E - "See...me...eating a peach..."
    F - Frances the Fairy
    G - Gorilla in the man suit (I know I hated that as a kid, my how times change ;))
    H - Mad scientist invents capital H
    I - tie between "Capital I" and the infamous "steel-beam" segment
    J - country "J" song/cartoon
    K - Karen the Kangaroo
    L - "REBEL L!!!" by Billy Idle
    M - Tie between the "M" chorus conductor and the M who comes to dinner
    N - "The Letter N" by Nick Normal and the Nickmatics!!!
    O - the one where the weird-lookin' man drains the orange (and the orange sighs!!)
    P - p for painting (??) (SS didn't do too many segments about the letter "P")
    Q - "That funny lookin' thing"!!
    R - Gordon voiceover segment with the running "R" (set to new-wave type music)
    S - "Sammy the Snake"
    T - T for Television
    U - "When I'm Calling U" by Jeanette and Nelson, a Muppet couple
    V - ahhh...so many for this letter - "Villain In the Panama Hat", "V Hurt My Knee", "V for Vitamins (Vim and Vigor)", the "V" segment with the boy and the van, Violet and the "V" poem, the psychedelic "V" cartoon (with viking, valentine, and vegetable), and of course "Virgil Veep" (ironic considering V doesn't begin too many words and my REAL favorite letter is "S")
    W - tie between the one with the Muppet cops and "Wanda the Witch"
    X - the one with the Salvador Dali-esque animation and Nick Drake-ish background music with the kid repeatedly saying "X"
    Y - Yellow Yahoo
    Z - "ZZ Blues" by Over the Top!!
  11. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    I have some questions for that song.

    1.I know that he obviously has blonde hair,wears punk clothes(cause I saw a picture of the real Billy Idle on Google),and is obviously performed by Christopher Cerf but what kind of AM was he and what kind of nose did he have?

    2.What year was it?

    3.Who performed the L and the policeman?
  12. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    My question has been answered.After watching it on Youtube it's both.
  13. PinballStewie

    PinballStewie New Member

    ANSWERS:

    1. I think it's the Rebel L himself (or itself) that's performed by Chris Cerf, not Billy Idle. Billy Idle had lavender skin and a triangular nose.

    2. 1986 (or maybe '87)

    3. I don't know who performed the policeman (policewoman, actually), and the L as mentioned above was Chris Cerf.
  14. PinballStewie

    PinballStewie New Member

    For that reason, it kinda reminds me of "Lost In the Supermarket" by the Clash, even though there were no keyboards in that song. Then again, "The Letter N"'s structure (and video) do bear a pretty strong resemblance to "I Love Rock And Roll" by Joan Jett. Do you think Jerry Nelson was a punk-rocker at heart once the punk era came along? (I mean he also did the one with the screaming Muppet baby singing to the tune of "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones)
  15. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    O.k.,so that leads to 3 more questions I have.

    1.Since Billy Idle is not performed by Christopher Cerf,was it Billy Idle himself that played the muppet or was it another male performer?

    2.What color was his nose?

    3.When do you remember last seeing it?

    I've never seen this one when I was little and I'm actually kinda surprised.I rember seeing alot of the 80's muppet segments when I watched Sesame Street. For example,I remember seeing "Wet Paint" all the time(and getting freaked out by it lol :D ).
  16. anytimepally

    anytimepally Active Member

    Was Richard doing Billy Idle?.. It's not a voice I've heard him do before, but there are some vocal similarities to some of his voices, especially when he says the "Leapin' Lizards" line
  17. PinballStewie

    PinballStewie New Member

    ANSWERS (part 2):

    1. I believe Richard Hunt performed Billy Idle.

    2. I'm pretty sure his nose was either hot pink or dark purple.

    3. 1992 or '93 (I think)

    BTW, I too remember seeing "Wet Paint" a lot on SS, but I LOVED it!!! Actually there were quite a few "freaky" segments I just adored between age 3 and 5 (or thereabouts), like the opera-singing orange, Count to 10 With Nobody (I was obsessed with the font), and the Sally Cruikshank-animated "Beginning, Middle, and End".
  18. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    The first two I've never seen when I was little but have seen on Youtube but "Beggining Middle and End" I remember seeing when I was little.I loved that one two though the eyes and the mouth on Seymour's bed are creepy lol.
  19. Nyperold

    Nyperold Member

    After 12 pages, it's likely that every segment there every was has been mentioned, but still:

    For whole alphabet, I like the Kermit & Kid segment where they're saying the alphabet together, only every few letters, the girl would say "Cookie Monster" instead and start giggling. ("Next time Cookie Monster... *giggles*" "Next time Cookie Monster can say the alphabet with you. I'm leaving.") So cute. :) But it did take me a while to realize that that squiggle that kept appearing when she did that was supposed to be a picture of Cookie Monster...

    The "La La La" song. ("La la la, LINOLEUM!")

    Bert & Ernie count with the letter Q. ("10 Q! 10 Q! 10 Q!" "You're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome, Bert! *Ernie snicker*")
  20. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    Actually to me it sounds like either Jeff Moss or Kevin Clash.


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