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What's your favorite Sesame 1-2-3's?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by The Count, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    don't think this was mentioned here. the boy we couldn't see putting eggs into an egg carton. ana a cookie. finally just before he puts. in the 12th egg, he takes the cookie out and eats. it. 12 eggs and no cooky. wonder who that kid was and who was the person who put the cooky in the carton? think the boy might of been 1 of Henson's children?
  2. bisforbubble

    bisforbubble Member

    I remember the cookie and egg thing you are talking about. I do not remember all of the details, but I definitely remember that.
  3. I also like the cast of characters 1-20 where something happened to each number.. Does anyone know where I could get that on tape please ? Thanks !
  4. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    When the narrator introduces each number, and the numerals are promptly destroyed in one way or another:
    In that case, the 17 wasn't called by the announcer, but by Cookie Monster himself. This was the way CM calls out the name of whatever it is he is about to consume. Usually "Coo-kie", but we all know that CM has an indiscriminate appetite, at least in the older shows. So eating numerals was certainly not out of the question for him.

    This animation had narrated closing credits that rolled at the end. "Today's cast, in order of appearance, was by the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4,.... 20." Somehow they forgot to credit Cookie Monster or the extra who stepped on number 15.
  5. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    I actually thought that sounded more like a girl's voice, but...

    This sketch was unusual in that (a) a follow-up skit always came immediately after, and (b) said follow-up was one of two different skits, both of which were equally legit.

    In one follow-up, Ernie says "Hey that was a good way to count, with those eggs and that cookie." Ernie proceeds to do the same, except with 11 cookies and one egg, since he (and at least a million viewers) likes cookies better than eggs. After he puts them in place, Cookie Monster arrives on the scene and eats the 11 cookies out of the egg carton. Then CM says something like "Oops, me forgot. One egg." CM tossed the egg into the air and caught it in his mouth (how many takes did THAT stunt require?) then trotted off.

    In the other follow-up, we see Cookie Monster against a plain background, reacting harshly to the final words of the previous sketch (12 eggs and no cookie). "No cookie? No cookie? I want a cookie!" Then from above an abstract mechanical "puppet" appears and starts talking to CM. His first words were "You're not asking very nicely." The strange puppet tries to convince CM that if he wants a cookie, he should say "Please". At some point the puppet drops a hardcover book, to which CM makes clear his intentions make a meal out of. The puppet then spoke the following line, whose reasoning made no logical sense to me:
    "If you say 'please' I'll give you a cookie. If you eat the bookie I'll give you all the cookies you want." IIRC, CM did in fact consume the tome. Then we heard a box open, followed by a shower of cookies to CM's excitement.

    Note on that last skit: I was a lot older when I learned what a "bookie" is.
  6. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    i rememebr seeing that 1 once though didn't rememeber exactly how it went.
  7. What is your favorite number getting smashed ?

    What is everyone's favorite sequence of the numbers getting destroyed ? I thought 15 was great, and 20 ( although bizarre)....

    SesameMike, what did you mean when you said that the cookie monster and the extra that steps on # 15 didn't get credited ?

    Also, can I find this on any of the Sesame Street DVDs and Tapes ? Thanks !!
  8. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    When they rolled the "closing credits" at the end of the sequence (Today's cast, in order of appearance), they only gave billing to the 20 numbers that appeared. They did not credit, for example, the extra that they cast to step on the 15 and squash it. Or for that matter, the operators of the heavy machinery that did in 12 and 13. But most motion pictures don't usually credit the extras, since if the film had a busy scene you'd be watching them roll till next Tuesday!

    They should have added:
    "Special appearance by Cookie Monster, courtesy Jim Henson Productions."

    "No animals were harmed in the making of this film. Though quite a few numbers were!" (for crazy credits, they "did a number on the numbers")
  9. Do you think I could find that on tape somewhere ? Do they show it on the episodes now ? When I first ( and only time of seeing it ) saw it, it was back in the late 80's. What is your favorite number sequence Mike ? :)
  10. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    remember this from the 80? Susan, Maria, Olivia and Linda were a group called Mass Communication. the 1st 3 would sing 1 and Linda would hold up 1 finger and they'd sing 2 and linda would hol up 2 fingers and they'd do this all the way up to 10 and then they counted backwards.
  11. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    18 song.

    there was a cartoon about 18 from the 90s witch i can't remember how it goes but it was a take on the 1971 Alice Cooper 18 and i like it song. anyone recall this one?
  12. ssetta

    ssetta Well-Known Member

    Was it "#18 Sandwiches" song?
  13. Fuzzy and Blue

    Fuzzy and Blue Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen SS that recently to remember what my favorite counting segment was, but "Count it Higher" is quite a catchy song..I do have a vague memory of it.

  14. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    it had something to do with food. that's all i remember.
  15. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    counting backwards animation.

    each number backs away on a black screen as a lady annoucer counts the numbers. a bass guitar playing throughout the skit.
  16. Soul H

    Soul H Well-Known Member

    In the song "Four" by Little Jerry, exactly what does Little Jerry and the Monotones say at the beginning? I know how the song goes, but I never heard the beginning. Any help would be good.
  17. Ziffel

    Ziffel Well-Known Member

    There were a lot of number segments where they counted the numbers in really neat sounding and catchy ways with cool music too. Some of the real popular ones are the "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10...10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1.." from the falling baker sketches, the "1,2,3,4,5...6,7,8,9,10...,11,12" from the pinball ones, and "1,2,3,...4,5,6...7,8,9...10,11,12" from the ladybug picnic cartoon.
    A couple of more obscure ones I recall had one that went up to eleven. It started out with cool music which I have no idea how to describe in words. Had three beats - (tuh... TUH TUH!) and repeated it four times. Then people unseen sang/counted up to eleven with one of those three beats between each number. When they got to eleven they shouted it happily and excitedly. Then they counted up to eleven fast - "1,2,3,4,5,6,7...8,9,10,11"
    Then there was some more music and some animation that I don't remember. You could hear the people being happy and going "Woo!" (was a pretty festive sketch). Then they counted up to eleven again the slower way. Then some final festive music and it ends.
    The other more obscure one I thought of goes up to five. Also an animated sketch with unseen people singing/counting. I forgot most of the animation that happens in this one. I imagine it was a lot of the numbers 1 through 5, especially 5. They would frequently say, "1,2,3,4,5" with a very slight pause between the 3 and 4. (Kind of like "one, two, threeeee, four , five." At one point they substituted "da,da,da,da,da" for the numbers for a little bit. Then near the end they went back to "1,2,3,4,5" a few times, with the final time going, "1,2,3.....(long pause with a music beat) 4,5!"
    Oh so many great memories!
  18. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    recall all of those. sometimes they sounded so silly or at least they did when you thought about them later. there was also this one for the number 6 where 6 of various stuff appeared. i think this red 6 hanging on a blue wall appeared 1st and a drawing of one appeared and whatever ammount of 6 stuff appeared. at the end this red 6 i mentioned fall off the wall.
  19. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    Anyone this animation, possibly computerized, about the number four?

    We see 4 white or yellow squares against a black background. A man asks
    "How many is this?"
    A chorus of kids, probably boys all answered "four".

    The above process repeated once. Then the male voiceover asked
    "How many is this?"
    We then saw 100 or so of those squares. The kids reply:
    "Oh... haha... 'four'... too many... hahaha..."
    The screen, in one swift and smooth swoop, whittled down to only 4 squares.

    MAN: "NOW how many are there."
    KIDS: "Four. Yayyyyyy!"
    As the kids were "yay"ing, a numeral 4 faded in over the remaining 4 squares.
  20. SesameMike

    SesameMike Well-Known Member

    Jazzy 20 sketch

    Does anyone remember a counting-to-20 sequence from 1969 that featured a bunch of adults, with a jazzy theme?

    The setting had a line-up, a "chorus line" if you will of men and women teaching us to count to 20. Most if not all were African-American, and I distinctly remember that they pronounced "twenty" properly, as if it rhymed with "plenty"; most people make it to rhyme with "funny". There was jazz type music in the background throughout the whole sketch. Where appropriate, numbers appeared overhead onscreen.

    At one point, a man said "Now we'll count by twos to twenty. If you can't, repeat after her." The then sang "2 4, 6 8, 10 12, 14 16, 18 20"

    One of the longer sequences was when they counted in fours, i.e.,
    "1 2 3 4" (did they add a rhyming line after each quad, something like
    "just you wait we'll count some more"?)
    "5 6 7 8"
    "9 10 11 12"
    "13 14 15 16"
    "17 18 19 20"

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