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(Some Guy)   "Sesame Street" started 38th season Monday, with guest stars Tina Fey, Brian Williams and CGI giant squid. Mr. Hooper still dead   (ew.com) divider line 155
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2007-08-13 11:49:21 PM  
Wow, it's been a while since I even thought about Sesame Street. I was another of those who grew up watching it (I turned 40 last month). I actually, according to my Mom, watched several of the single digit episodes (Do they still just number the episodes?). I don't know if I really remember the Mister Hooper has died episode, as there has been so much commentary since then. I know I watched the first moon landing because I have seen a photo of me watching it.

I also remember some song encouraging the eating of Black-Eyed Peas, a foodstuff I still love.
 
2007-08-13 11:49:53 PM  
binkle: I two the sandbox.

I three the sandbox

StarshipAngel: Does anyone else remember this?

I remembered it as soon as I saw it but haven't thought about it in probably 20 years.
 
2007-08-13 11:51:14 PM  
Gonna paint a 9 (pops)
 
2007-08-13 11:53:00 PM  
unchikun:
when elmo was first introduced he was depicted as an annoying kid that needed to work on his listening skills and manners. how the farkity fark did he come to be the star of the show? children's tv is increasingly spastic, that's why. a calm, quiet, but still educational show like mr. roger's neighborhood would have no marketability these days.

sad sad sad.

This.
If elmo was a real child he'd be "diagnosed" with ADHD.

/J.
//ump.
///J---umped
////Jumped.
//Jumped! This show has Jumped the shark!

I should step away from the slashies
 
2007-08-13 11:55:40 PM  
Elmo has most certainly ruined Sesame Street. All that talking in third person shiat has gots ta GO! That being said, I love(d) the show. More Cookie Monster, plz.
 
2007-08-13 11:55:42 PM  
Psychadelic Yo-Yo Man


You know that's the voice of Dizzy Gillespie, right?
 
2007-08-13 11:57:34 PM  
WhyteRaven74:
Also why is it almost no one ever remembers David?


I think I was in high school when David was picked up in Nashville, running down the street naked at 4 a.m., stoned out of his mind.

That could have something to do with it.
 
2007-08-14 12:00:13 AM  
This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I have tears streaming down my face right now.

Bert & Ernie - Casino
 
2007-08-14 12:07:15 AM  
Ducks do have ears, but they don't do the dishes (pops)

Billy Joel and Marlee Matlin, grouch groupies (pops)

And anyone remember when the baby honker hatched? (pops)
 
2007-08-14 12:08:53 AM  
AugustWest: That could have something to do with it.

well I don't even remember hearing about when he died, which was in 1990 let alone him having any problems.
 
2007-08-14 12:16:44 AM  
penthesilea: Nope. You can now get Sesame Street - Old School, Vol. 1 (1969-1974) and if you compare now and then there's a HUGE difference.

I have it. It's BETTER than I remembered.

/born in 68
 
2007-08-14 12:23:03 AM  
Mr. Hooper has been reincarnated as a guinea pig. Does the PBS Kids interstitials now.
 
2007-08-14 12:24:23 AM  
WhyteRaven74: AugustWest: That could have something to do with it.

well I don't even remember hearing about when he died, which was in 1990 let alone him having any problems.


I found out that David died only about four or five years ago, and was kinda sad. I always liked him. Well, he did get a little odd by the time he left the show. He no longer wore the cool urban "Sly Stone" threads he wore when he came on the show, he shaved his kick-ass sideburns, he gained about 40 pounds, and it sounded like he blew his voice box out at some point. Looking back on it now, you could tell there might have been some problems with drugs.

R.I.P. David
www.gregsgrooves.com
 
2007-08-14 12:30:46 AM  
Solve_Et_Coagula: This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I have tears streaming down my face right now.

Bert & Ernie - Casino


This one is pretty funny too
Sesame Street Gangsta Rap - Drop it like its Hot /Snoop Dogg (new window)
 
2007-08-14 12:31:08 AM  
StarshipAngel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWrUykkc-bs

Just saw that the other day watching with *my* little girl.
It is one of those things that bring tears to the eyes.
 
2007-08-14 12:32:53 AM  
They pretty much killed Grover when they brought in Elmo.

It died for me then.


/The Monster at the end of this book?
 
2007-08-14 12:40:47 AM  
Poldana: They pretty much killed Grover when they brought in Elmo.

It died for me then.


/The Monster at the end of this book?



Oh HELLS yes.
 
2007-08-14 12:43:43 AM  
binkle: I found out that David died only about four or five years ago, and was kinda sad.

same here, I was totally bummed. Same like when I found out Roy from the Great Space Coaster died, ironically enough also in 1990. Triple obscure trivia points? Kevin Clash worked on the Great Space Coaster before coming to Sesame Street and giving the world the voice of Elmo.
 
2007-08-14 12:44:29 AM  
We all live in a capital I.

Ladybug's Picnic.

The crayon factory.

Milk.

'nuff said.

/Elmo can get farked.
 
2007-08-14 12:47:28 AM  
If you want to see the real Gordon do one of dem google searcher thingies and look up "Willie Dynamite"
 
2007-08-14 12:51:12 AM  
Poldana: /The Monster at the end of this book?

how about the monster in the mirror? (pops)

Or how about fuzzy and blue? (pops)

And an all time classic, the G sound song/a> (pops)
 
2007-08-14 12:53:28 AM  
beet beet sugar beet beet sugar beet sugar beeeeeeeeet
 
2007-08-14 12:54:34 AM  
My son and I have been watching some Sesame Street videos from about '91 or so. Best of Ernie and Bert is his current favorite (he's three). And I realized for the first time in my life that
a) It's Abbott and Costello (how did I miss that growing up?) and
b) All Bert wants is to go to sleep once in a while. Ernie man, just chill and let your buddy get one good night's sleep. You can talk about your toys, or the noises you hear or whatever in the morning.

Seriously.
 
2007-08-14 12:56:02 AM  
galactus5000: We all live in a capital I.

Ok since you remember that, do you remember the short about the carwash? Had a mom and kids going through a carwash in a late 70s station wagon.

Also there was a song with words to the effect of "people work and people play" Was in like every fifth episode for a couple years in the 80s. And no it's not everybody sleeps or everybody eats.
 
2007-08-14 12:58:38 AM  
Phineas J Whoopee: All Bert wants is to go to sleep once in a while

hey Ernie just needs to count sheep. And sometimes he dances himself to sleep (both pop)
 
2007-08-14 01:00:36 AM  
If you aren't moved by this, there's just something wrong with you (pops)
 
2007-08-14 01:09:27 AM  
near! ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................. Now I'm far!
 
2007-08-14 01:12:08 AM  
WhyteRaven74: If you aren't moved by this, there's just something wrong with you (pops)

That's one of the clips on the "best of" video. Some of those songs are very sweet.
 
2007-08-14 01:28:59 AM  
to a couple posters up: Yes, its much different. They purposefully are tailoring to a younger crowd. Seriously. They were appealing to like 7 years olds... and said 'WOH, let's appeal to 3 year olds.' So, they did.

Its severely destroyed whatever appeal that show had.
 
2007-08-14 01:57:26 AM  
Solve_Et_Coagula: This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I have tears streaming down my face right now.

That is gold. Pure farking comedy gold.
 
2007-08-14 03:09:37 AM  
Aww I LOVED The Monster at the End of this Book :)
Thanks for the happy memories.
Here's another one:
www.riotvideo.com
 
2007-08-14 03:42:22 AM  
A CG squid in a land of live-action Muppets?! Henson would be rolling over in his grave! Couldn't they just make a large muppet on the scale of, say, Snuffleupagus or Barkley the Dog?

Squid puppet:
img443.imageshack.us
 
2007-08-14 06:00:33 AM  
glad to see i'm not the only one who finds tina fey incredibly attractive


/brilliant writer too
 
2007-08-14 08:06:26 AM  
Hallows_Eve: Actually, there were three Gordons...there was one in between that only lasted a season or two..

Bah, them darkies all look the same

/JOKING
//Please don't kill me
 
2007-08-14 08:20:12 AM  
I used to love this show, even as an older kid. I cannot farking stand Elmo or that bear cub with the speech impediment.
 
2007-08-14 09:24:26 AM  
www.vitusproductions.com

That is all.
 
2007-08-14 09:26:03 AM  
Is there any kid who didn't watch Sesame Street when they were a kid?

/my favorite shows growing up: Sesame Street and The Price is Right
//grandmother loved TPIR...use to watch it with her while she babysat us
///as well as Bob Ross on PBS
 
2007-08-14 09:38:38 AM  
espiaboricua:
Sesame Street Factoid™: Cookie Monster (a.k.a. The Man™) popularized the term Cowabunga before those four turtle siblings did.


Howdy Doody popularized the term Cowabunga before Sesame Street was a gleam in its creator's eye.
 
2007-08-14 09:40:28 AM  
kona: He was cool.

Holy crap. I never noticed this before, but Old Man Hooper looks a lot like my father in law.
 
2007-08-14 09:45:24 AM  
img2.timeinc.net

Tina Fey dressed as a pirate, I can now die happy, this is the sexiest pic I have seen all day!
 
2007-08-14 09:46:43 AM  
Did anyone ever see the Sesame Street movie, "Follow That Bird?" A classic...
 
2007-08-14 10:20:02 AM  
Being a geezer I can remember the first episode, Gordon walks down the street and introduces everybody.

What did they do with Telly and Baby Bear? I would love to see them jump and pummel Elmo ("Does that tickle? WHAM! How about this? Kick!"). He just seem to dump his buddies when he hit the big time.

/Maria was hot way back when. Gina was too.
 
2007-08-14 10:20:24 AM  
As I have a 5 year old, I watch this every day. In the past 3 years, Elmo has gotten WAY less face time. They still do Elmo's World at the end of each show (not sure about this new season), but they are going back to the more old school style. Right now, they've got Gordon's "nephew" looking for a job to pay for books for college. As he looks for a job, he's singing the "person in your neighborhood" song. And they haven't farked up the song, either. Just made it a bit more uptempo.

The show is moving at a MUCH slower pace than it did a few years ago. I, for one, appreciate that.
 
2007-08-14 10:33:33 AM  
Well, there's Harry Monster, and Cookie Monster, what of a muppet of Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Sesame Street used to pwn. There was a book detailing Sesame Street out a few years ago, and they explained why they ditched some of the characters (example: Don Music, the tortured musician, who banged his head on the piano in frustration a lot). Took a whole lot of the magic out.

/Elmo is Teh Great Satanz.
 
2007-08-14 11:00:10 AM  
The Golden An.
 
2007-08-14 11:01:21 AM  
This has to be my all-time favorite Ernie and Bert segment...Ernie and Bert explore an ancient pyramid (new window). I remember being creeped out and fascinated by the dancing Egyptian statues as a kid... and seeing it twenty years later, I have the same reaction.
 
2007-08-14 11:45:46 AM  
Poldana: They pretty much killed Grover when they brought in Elmo.

It died for me then.


/The Monster at the end of this book?


What?!!??

Grover has his own segment on the show where he travels the world and intros clips from other countries. He also can still be seen as Super Grover.

Ernie and Big Bird play Journey to Ernie every day, which features the two headed monster, and Cookie is in charge of eating the letter of the day. The Count introduces the number of the day.

And Miles (Gordon's son/nephew??) is the brother of Donald Faison (Turk from Scrubs.)
 
2007-08-14 02:05:46 PM  
espiaboricua: Bah! Your feeble attempts to remember the death of Señor Hooper are weak! Remember it the way it was, darn it!!


/thank you IMDB
//hey, that scene's kinda painful
///*tear* :'(



You just made me tear up at work you beautiful SOB.

Thanks.
/sincere
 
2007-08-14 02:18:49 PM  
CraicBaby

Thank you for that pic--I can't even begin to tell you how much those things scared the heck out of me when I was a kid.
 
2007-08-14 02:29:39 PM  
Everyone knows it's Windy.
 
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