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Your Favorite Cartoons on Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Nicole, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    I thought of one with a man (might have been a professor) , a boy, and a bird (that I think looked sort of like Heckle and Jeckle). The man was either trying to teach the boy about the letter n or was trying to show the boy how the bird could talk. Anyway, I do recall he asked the bird to say a word that starts with n and the bird says, "No." The man gets upset and keeps prompting the bird to say a word that starts with n. The bird said 4 of them, the last one being, "Never." But the man didn't realize this. He thought the bird was deliberately being defiant. So he got real mad. Then the boy pointed out to him that all four words ( no, never, and I forgot the other two. One may have been "nothing." ) began with n. The man apologized to the bird and said, "You really are the smartest bird." The bird replied something like, "Thank you. And beautiful feathers also." I'm thinking the name of the bird was Willis. I'm a little sketchy about this sketch!
    Oh, and I also remember that they did this animated sketch in Spanish also.
  2. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    In the animation with the birds and counting to 20, I think what happened is you had a flock of birds resting on the digits, and the number of birds increased by one with each number -- so there were nine birds on the 9 for example. The numbers passed by as the camera gradually panned to the right while the narrator counted.

    The narrator was particularly intense about the last 3 numbers: 18..., 19.... AND 20!! What happened here was 19 birds came to rest on the 20, then the 20th landed sort of in the middle. The instant he landed, all the other birds suddenly turned to look at him.
  3. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    Does anyone remember this crazy animation?

    Against some background, we see progressive "bites" taken out. Munch and chewing sound effects accompany the scene accordingly. Finally, when there's nothing left but a white (or black?) background, a male voice says:

    "All right. Now that you've eaten everything in sight. Would you mind telling me what you plan(ned) to have for dessert?"

    The chomping resumes, only this time the white bacground is crunched away to reveal a black background -- or whatever the correct colors were.
  4. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Mike I typed that 1 up in the section on computer animation witch is on the bottom of this page.
  5. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    How about this animation?

    Against a plain background, a man is walking along and trips over a small rock. This gives the man a series of ideas -- inventing the wheel, essentially -- which are promptly reflected in a detailed thought balloon.

    First, the man picks up the stone. He imagines he can flatten it round, and put a stick through the center (the thought shows him spinning the rock on the stick).

    Then he imagines putting a stone on each end of the stick, "and have a horse pull them" (image shows a horse pulling a crude chariot, with hoof-beat audio)

    Then he imagines putting two such "axles" down and "have a lot of horses pull them" (image shows 3 or 4 horses pulling a buggy/carriage)

    Then he tries to figure out a way "to get rid of the horses." (The thought balloon shows the buggy evolving into an automobile)
    "I could call it, a cucumber. No that's too long of a name."
    "I could/I'll call it, a CAR!"
    "I'll make zillions of cars! And more cars and more cars and more cars..."

    Thought balloon now depicts the chaos of a busy highway and the din of motors roaring and horns honking. Not to mention a (un)healthy dose of car exhaust overhead. This is sustained for a few seconds.

    "Who needs it!" says the man, as he throws/kicks the rock away.
  6. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    yeah that was a wierd 1. how about the man from the country saying he's on his way to the city saying how he'll know he's there and goes into these details and he's so busy telling us all this he's passes it all by. after saying i'll have a lot of fun when i get to the city pauses. uh i think i passed it. he certainly was a fool for the city. get the joke? let me know if you don't.
  7. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Here's a couple more:

    (1) This one was part cartoon. There was a real boy and a little cartoon man.
    The little man was exploring all around the boy and explaining what the various body parts were called and their function. When he was near the boy's teeth he said he better be careful because teeth can "chew you to bits." At the end the little man was going back down again and the boy says his only line in the skit, "Happy landing." The man replies, "Oh, thank you!"

    (2) I liked this one that had two ducks in a bathtub and one duck is saying, "I'm tall. dee dum. I'm tall. dee dee.." Then the other duck says, "Wait a second, did you just say that you were tall?" Other duck nods. "How can you say a thing like that? I mean, you and I are the same size (he moves his hand, er, guess I should say... wing, over both of their heads to show the identical height). And if I am...(he jumps out of the tub) short, then how can you possibly be tall?"
    The other duck starts to ponder, "Let's see, how can I be tall (he gets out of the tub too, but it is then revealed that his legs are about ten feet long!) how can I be tall, how CAN I be tall when you are short? I give up, shorty. How?" The short duck resignedly says, "Never mind, you're dripping water on me."
  8. FshyFshyFshy

    FshyFshyFshy New Member

    I remember this one because I had a cousin about 5 years older than me that I thought this boy resembled. I'd also bet money that the voice of that animated character is the same one that did the original Piglet in Disney's "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh".

    One of my favorite cartoons is of the lady with the fruit on her hat. I know there's a fruit song but am not sure if that's in reference to this cartoon or not. I also love the cartoon about the acorn that goes from falling off a tree to becoming a tree itself - great music in that piece!
  9. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Remember one where this gigantic bug like a caterpillar walks on a floor and leaves messy tracks all over? And then this guy looks astonished and disappointed at the messy floor. I think he might have just finished mopping it, but not sure. What I got a kick out of was the sound effects of the bug walking on the floor. Let me try to describe it by one of my wacky typing depictions: Tih lih LIH..Tih lih LIH..Tih lih lih..Tih lih LIH! :zany:
  10. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    first he begins to sweep the mess up but keep leaving his marks on the floor. after a few times in gets the idea to go backwards. then come the long green caterpillar or caterpilars.
  11. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Oh yes thank you! Now I remember about how he kept retracking over the part of the floor he did and then did it backwards so he wouldn't walk over it again. But then that huge caterpillar ruins it all anyway.
  12. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    An SS cartoon that I liked very much was about water. A voice of a man narrates it. He was talking about all the things you can do with water like drink it and swim in it. When he mentioned about water's bathing use, it showed an elephant showering and then drying off with a towel. I remember it ended with the guy saying, "Water can make you feel sad (because of rain) and then feel happy again (showed the sunshine after the rain with pretty flowers and the sound of birds chirping). The cartoon was nice and long, too. Probably over 2 minutes. And I really liked the music throughout. Definitely another asset.
    Speaking of water, I also recall a segment with real children that started with them saying, "Water.water.water.water." And then they all said water really fast about ten times until one of them laughed (kind of sounded like cried, actually!). But I don't rememeber the details after this point. I think they might have shown kids drinking water from a fountain, but that might have been at the beginning that I just described. If I tried to guess on any other specifics of this one I'd probably be all wet!
  13. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    One came to mind about an animated guy who looked real life-like (probably computer animation). I wonder if the guy was one of the adults used on SS like Paul Benedict or Joe Ponazecki. Looked like it was someone I had seen in real life segments on SS before. I think there was also bowling pins. It counted ( with a music melody) up and down the pins and showed the man next to them. At the end each pin disappeared one by one and then the man does too. The music was a bit eerie when that happened and I was a little unnerved by it as a small child.
  14. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    you got me stumped.
  15. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Yeah that one's pretty obscure. Don't recall seeing any later than about 1974. Here's one you'll definitely recall. The 3 cuckoo birds that each take a turn saying, "Cuckoo" at 3 o'clock. Then they kind of do some slapstick. Maybe they were like the 3 stooges. Well they were CUCKOO birds, of course. Anyway, it was a pretty amusing cartoon skit that seemed to crop up quite a bit on SS.
  16. SesameMike

    SesameMike Member

    I remember the one with the cuckoo birds. A man is explaining that a cuckoo clock is about to strike 3:00, and the 3 birds approach with a ladder to enter the clock. They do talk in a sort of 3-stooges style. When they actually chime out the hour, each one says "cuckoo" with a distinctive voice and style. Afterwards, the birds leave the clock, saying as they pass the man:

    "Sorry"
    "Come on, come on"
    "See you in an hour."

    The man's final line, against the sound of the still-ticking clock, is "Three cuckoo birds". The accent was on the middle word, half-implying that the birds were "cuckoo" mentally.
  17. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    a guy plants 3 trees. 1st one's big, 2nd one"s bigger and the 3rd on'es the bigest and he ends up high up on the tree saying THIS TREE IS THE BIGEST!
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    some of my favorite cartoons:

    *the cartoon about the ostrich (featuring an animated cameo by Big Bird).
    *a cartoon where a guy keeps asking a chicken "why did the chicken cross the road?", and at the end the chicken turns out to be a duck in a chicken mask.
    *The monster who ate the television set.
    *the vilian in the patama hat.
    *all pinball number count cartoons.
    *the cartoon where susie kabloozie talks about how she hates the letter f.
    *a cartoon where kids decide to count the number of ducks in a pond, but there is only one.
    *the alligator king.
  19. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member


    It's interesting that the animated cameo of Big Bird had an orange beak instead of a yellow one.
  20. Ziffel

    Ziffel New Member

    Just thought of the cartoon where a guy walks in a store and asks for five pounds of bubblegum. As the clerk weighs them a pound at a time the guy counts each pound. Then when all five have been dished out, he excitedly starts chewing on all of them at once and then blows a bubble so huge he floats out of the store.
    Cute sketch, but I like the B is for bubble one better.


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