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Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by The Count, Sep 15, 2002.
Obviously, we don't have a clue who it really is, but it still sounds like Richard to me
Well it mostly sounds like Jeff Moss to me because Billy Idol sounds a little like the lavendar alphabeat from the band Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats and the lavendar alphabeat is performed by Jeff Moss.
I've now updated two of my favorites.
A - Ape on the train
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 cartoon
G - Words beginning with G(with groovy guitar music)
H - *Updated* - Ernie (almost) fixes the t.v.
I - "We All Live In A Capital I"
J - J Folk Jamboree song
K - Karen the kangeroo
L - *Updated* - Rebel L
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(Hibilley 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 - Vergil Veep cartoon
W - Dragnet Parody - Wanted letter W
X - Mystery Guest
Y - Y for yawn cartoon
Z - ZZ Blues(Over The Top)
I too also have a few letter and alphabet sketches to share.
1) A group of kids creating the alphabet with their bodies (shown from overhead) and throwing various objects in the air, like - paper airplanes, paper frisbees to name a few. A very creative sketch I might add.
2) The nighty-night-time alphabet, it shows various creatures, plants, making letters, thus making up the alphabet as they go along. A few examples - a snake with a bonnet is the letter "S", two swans put their tails together to make "W", and so on and at the end the little boy/girl does the Z himself - with his own body! Another creative sketch.
1) Typewriter Guy "V": Every time I look back at this sketch, I burst out laughing, mostly because this guy is persistent - he types up the letter V, and the vacuum keeps taking his paper, and him with it!! (at the end).
2) We all live in a capital "I": Cute song, and different in it's own way.
3) Maria asking a bunch of kids "Who wants to make a (letter)". They fly all over the place and eventually they make a letter, and say it. A new sketch I know, but it's special.
4) A lot of you would think differently, but I actually liked the sketch where they take a rock or iron, and create an "I" out of it. True the music is spooky, but it is also unique too.
I will share more favorite alapbet/letter sketches when I think of some more, until then - good job, all of you.
O.k.,I figured it out,it's Kevin Clash.
I can see why Kevin Clash did several singing characters... he was the first REAL African-American Muppeteer, if I'm not mistaken
The policewoman sounds like Camille Banora to me.
S Skit With BB and the Adult Cast.
This goes back at least to the late 70s or early 80s.
Mr. Hooper Gordon Bob and Susan from the looks of it are going to sing at a concert.
BB who's the conductor blows whatever that round things is called, says
Points the stick at them
Adults: SSSSSSSSSS, makes the S sound.
I'm suprised they didn't BOO.
My Favorite Letter and Alphabet Segments
Favorite letter segments:
A - Animated skit where a man says words that begin with A and an ape appears and he runs from it
B - "No Letter Better than B" - Dixie Chicks, Bert, Big Bird and Baby Bear
C - C is for Cookie
D - "Dee Dee Dee" - Ernie with Cookie Monster
E - Gregorian Chant E
F - Frances the Fairy
G - GNN with Oscar, Dan Rather-Not, Walter Cranky and Anderson Cooper
H - Soul H
I - "I is Gonna Soak Up the Sun" - Sheryl Crow with Elmo, Tellly, Rosita and Zoe
J - My J Won't Jump
K - K is for Key (Close the House, Leonard!)
L - "La La La" - Bert and Ernie
M - "MMM" Monster Meal - Cookie Monster/Herry Monster
N - NTV Presents "The Letter N" Nick Normal and the Nickmatics
O - "That's the Letter O" - Queen Latifa with Prarie Dawn and Telly
P - P words on Signs
Q - Queen Quagmire
R - Cartoon with a little boy and a wizard who uses his wand to create things that start with R
S - Sammy the Snake
T - T Party
U - "Thinking of You" by the Beetles
V - The Villian in the Panama hat
W - National Association of W Lovers
X - "How I Miss My X" by Patty Labelle
Y - I Wanna Know Y (Cowboy muppets and some bearded muppet who wants to know what a Y is)
Z - "ZZ Blues" by Over the Top
Favorite ALPHABET segments
Street Sign Alphabet
Morphing Alphabet (Baby sleeping on the moon turns into A, etc)
African Alphabet - Kermit & Ladysmith Black Mombazo
Segment where the alphabet is formed by different art and printing devices (this was on YouTube but not anymore.)
Kermit's Bayou Alphabet
And I always liked the Alphaquests...too bad they didn't do one for all 26 letters.
"C is for Cookie" is my all time favorite.
I also like "C Drives Me Crazy".
Would You Like To Buy An O, with The African Alphabet in second.
The Alphabet Chats with that catchy intro sung by Jerry and Richard. And I love how they presented the segments like a real working TV show.
This is hard. Probably Any sort of Cookie and Prairie dawn Letter Segment
Been looking for this alphabet song
One letter segment that I'll never get out of my head is the "Alphabet Polka" song; at least two versions have been performed as part of a street scene. Both begin with these lines--
A and B and C and D
E and F and how 'bout G?
Hey! Do the Alphabet Polka
H and I and then comes J
(Don't forget the letter K!)
Hey! Do the Alphabet Polka
The lyrics differed at the end, though: the oldest version I saw featured Slimey playing a clarinet in a polka band, with Oscar singing lyrics that rhymed "alphabet" with "Slimey and his clarinet". The later version (performed by a chorus of human cast members as they danced along the street) rhymed "alphabet" with "everyone get ready, set" at that point. Does either version ring any bells with those of you who watched Sesame Street in the 80s or early 90s? Please tell me more, if you remember details I didn't!
haha yes @ the Ernie and Cookie "dee dee dee" song...I still sing a version of that song when playing Uno with my family: "d d d, d d, d d d d draw two, d d d d d draw four, d d d d d draw eight, etc."
I must agree that the "Alphabet Chat" theme is super catchy. For the longest time I couldn't put the song to the skit. I would sing it over and over, and until I saw the skit on youtube did I finally remember it. I was so excited to finally hear the full theme song.
I Just Love The National Association Of W Lovers
Ntv And Cookie Monster's Letter Of The Day.
Actually, it's been confirmed that Richard WAS Billy Idle by Chris Cerf himself on youtube...
There were some letter segments I remember as a kid when they would show either an L or a B. The next thing you know the letter disintegrates and the sand would morph into an animal or everyday object that starts with that letter. Without question the music was very creepy. Still kinda haunts me to this day.
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