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Yep Yep Guys

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by mckgreg, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. mckgreg

    mckgreg New Member

    You all remember those bizarre characters that say "Yep..yep..yep..yep..uh huh?" Many people seem to know of them but I am unable to find anything online about them. No images, no wavs, nothing! What is the story about these guys and why are there never references to them?!
  2. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    There are two skits that feature them from the early 70's. They're Martians and they land on earth and explore our world.

    In one skit they find a telephone, and according to their little red book, they try communicating by making various animal sounds (cow, cat, chicken) but to no avail. Finally the phone rings, and they answer back "BRRRRRRRRRIIIINNNGGGG!!!!!!" and are happy to make contact with an earthling.

    In the second one they find a grandfather clock, and believe it must be an earth person since it's tall, has a face, and hands. They hear the clock ticking, and think that's how it talks. Then the clock strikes nine, and the loud bells scare the Martians off.

    There's also an impossible-to-find clip of Bob singing by the brick wall, and the Martians come in and join him.

    Many years later, there's a clip of the Martians coming into Bert and Ernie's apartment, and Bert offers them oatmeal.

    It's something how these characters are remembered by so many, and they only appeared in a handful of clips- although the first two clips were in heavy rotation for years
  3. mckgreg

    mckgreg New Member

    I was told by someone they still show up on Sesame Street today! That suprised me...
  4. KGJC

    KGJC Well-Known Member

    Surprized me too!
  5. maxdrive

    maxdrive Well-Known Member

    the thing i rember most is there song about family i always ge tthat stuck in my head
    yip yip you
    yip yip me
    yip yip baby
    yip yip family
  6. mckgreg

    mckgreg New Member

  7. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

  8. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Well, I remember they made an appearance in the Elmopalooza special and that wasn't too long ago.
  9. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    That guy writing that article is a wuss! I know sometimes as kids people got scared of Sesame Street or Muppet characters but please! The Yip Yip Marians were always cool in my book, and they are probably the Muppets I quote the most in day to day conversation ("Yip yip yip yip, uh-huh, uh-huh").
  10. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    Haha, I was singing that the whole time that I was reading this post.
  11. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    Yep, that's all my brother ever says in our telephone conversations. Cool guy.
  12. maxdrive

    maxdrive Well-Known Member

    i wathced that telephone skit so funny any other sites i can dl full skits like that id so like that
  13. maxdrive

    maxdrive Well-Known Member

    lol me too i find i end up singing it allt he time

    yip yip yiip yip yip yip uh-huh uh-huh
  14. Sunrise

    Sunrise Active Member

  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I didn't notice if anybody pointed this out yet, but they are the "Yip Yip" Martians.



    They were in this year's SS Live, too. Open the following link and let it run a bit thru the pictures and the costumed characters of the YIP YIP martians show up:
    Another shot of them is in different photos at this website:


    I googled SS and Yip and got these links.
  16. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    Very clever. :D
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    C'est moi! :o
  18. SesameKermie

    SesameKermie Well-Known Member

    Martian Voices

    I've been trying to figure out the puppeteer's voices on the yip yip martians. I think one of them is Fran Brill, but who's the other? I've heard his voice on other characters. I think he did Sam the sound man too.

    Any help? :confused:
  19. Tonichelle

    Tonichelle Well-Known Member

    OMG! I haven't thought about that song in ages!
  20. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Well-Known Member

    My Favorit Martian skit was with kermit's News Flash. He visited a Farm where they spoted a UFO. So Kermit is interviewing this Famer, and he claims he saw a circluar flying object, as then the kids are playing frizbee witht he dog. They through the Frizbee past the Famer and the farmer tells kertmit that it was the UFO. Kermit thinks the Famer is crazy, and mistaken, and tells the farmer its just a frizbee. Then from the sky lands the UFO and multi color'd Martians come out.

    If anyone is able to find that file, please PM me about it i would very much appriceate it

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