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2008-08-11 01:44:17 PM
Zombie Eater: Every time I see a modern episode of Sesame Street, it seems to be getting dumbed down more and more. Elmo was probably the worst thing to happen to that show.


Glad to see I am not the only one utterly annoyed by that cloying twerp.
 
2008-08-11 01:48:56 PM
Nice slideshow. Best I could do on short notice without opening PS:
pages.suddenlink.net
 
2008-08-11 01:52:11 PM
caperbear: Just love the unnecessary censorship parodies of Sesame street that are out there.

"I (bleep) the cobwebs on the wall;
I (bleep) the candles in the hall.
I (bleep) the scrolls upon the shelf,
And when I'm alone, I (bleep) myself!
AH-ha-ha-HAAAAA!"


Indeed. Linky goodness.

/SS rules
 
2008-08-11 01:59:15 PM
Elmo sucks.
The bear isn't that great either.

But my 15-month-old loves her Sesame Street, and sometimes will even watch it for long enough for me to do the dishes. As far as she knows, though, Elmo's World is a separate show and that means it's time to turn off the TV.
 
2008-08-11 02:00:32 PM
Wooooooooooooooooo!! Sesame Street Thread!!!!

- Mana Mana, The Original™.

- Froggy Goes Swimming
 
2008-08-11 02:02:53 PM
hocho064: Big Bird used to be the only one who could see Snuffleupagus

As a preschooler watching it in the late 80s, that confused the heck out of me. Half the episodes, everyone knew Snuffy and interacted with him regularly. The other half, only Big Bird knew about him.

Oh, and it turns out that there's an unaired episode where Snuffy's parents divorce.
 
2008-08-11 02:05:52 PM
images.wikia.com

Wubba wubba?
 
2008-08-11 02:09:11 PM
I can NOT be the only one who remembers this:

(BigToughGuy walk towards a door with a sign that says "Entrance")

BigToughGuy: Entrance.

(BigToughGuy tries to open the door to no avail)

BigToughGuy: This is an Entrance.

(BigToughGuy tries to open the door, again, to no avail)

BigToughGuy: You use it to go inside.

(BigToughGuy fights with the door for a while, pulling the door to open it... to no avail... eventually getting tired)

(SmallSkinnyJumpingDude comes in, pushes the door open, and goes inside)

(BigToughGuy laughs and facepalms himself so hard that he's kocked out cold)


/or am I?
 
2008-08-11 02:11:51 PM
 
2008-08-11 02:13:13 PM
The yipyips are awesome, even as an adult. I remember that they always made my Dad laugh until he cried.

It made me so angry that no one believed that Snuffy was real. Glad to hear that got sorted.
 
2008-08-11 02:15:56 PM
still laugh at this muppet news flash:

Link (new window)


/man, i'm layin' this stuff down, but these mice just ain't pickin' it up, dig?
 
2008-08-11 02:22:25 PM
Sgian Dubh: Nice slideshow. Best I could do on short notice without opening PS:

Looks like Cookie Monster is seeing an Oh face.

/All week
//Veal
 
2008-08-11 02:23:55 PM
I loved that show as a kid except for one single sketch that sent me screaming and crying from the room, and left me traumatized for weeks. Perhaps you recall it: Smokey Robinson performing "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" against a black background, with a giant letter "U" chasing him around (obviously punning on "you"/"U" in the song). I'm not sure what did it, but something about watching that poor singing black man get chased around by some floating, googly-eyed letter struck a nerve in my toddler brain and freaked me right the f*ck out. It's one of the earliest, most vivid memories I have from my childhood, and every time I hear the song, I remember Smokey getting chased by "the big U" as I came to call it in the following weeks after my Sesame Street incident.
 
2008-08-11 02:25:00 PM
Oh, and Stevie Wonder was the best performance on Sesame Street, hands down.
 
2008-08-11 02:27:11 PM
Heamer: Oh, and Stevie Wonder was the best performance on Sesame Street, hands down.

Yup! Just when you thought that the funk threshold had been reached and the song was over, Stevie was like "Hell no! We are not done with the funk." and kicks it off again. It is really hard to listen to that while sitting in the office and not start rocking out.
 
2008-08-11 02:35:25 PM
Mandapants: COOKIES

He was like the Robert Downey Jr. of cookies.
 
2008-08-11 02:36:23 PM
Heamer: I loved that show as a kid except for one single sketch that sent me screaming and crying from the room, and left me traumatized for weeks. Perhaps you recall it: Smokey Robinson performing "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" against a black background, with a giant letter "U" chasing him around (obviously punning on "you"/"U" in the song). I'm not sure what did it, but something about watching that poor singing black man get chased around by some floating, googly-eyed letter struck a nerve in my toddler brain and freaked me right the f*ck out. It's one of the earliest, most vivid memories I have from my childhood, and every time I hear the song, I remember Smokey getting chased by "the big U" as I came to call it in the following weeks after my Sesame Street incident.

This also terrified me.

Can I also say that it was a long time before I knew that the "real" song was "Let it Be", and not "Letter B" I loved those Beatles.
 
2008-08-11 02:39:38 PM
i81.photobucket.com
 
2008-08-11 02:40:54 PM
IXI Jim IXI: Juniper Jupiter: Thank you, thank you!! But don't drool too much...I only know this because when they started showing the Old Skool Sesame Street on Noggin a few years back (along with The Electric Company) they had that clip and I remember they mentioned it was back in 1969...but I'm only 34.

Holy crap...they're not showing 3-2-1 Contact! also, are they?



Oooh!!! I almost forgot that one. Between Contact, Voyage of the Mimi and Square One TV, I discovered my nerdish tendencies at a young age.
 
2008-08-11 02:50:15 PM
 
2008-08-11 02:50:45 PM
for good or for awesome: Exit! It's the way way out!


This. I STILL love that song.
 
2008-08-11 02:52:35 PM
schiefaw: Stevie Wonder - Superstition (new window)
REM - Furry Happy Monsters (new window)
Hooty and the Blowfish - Hold My Hand (new window)
Tony Bennett - Slimy to the Moon (new window)

/Best show ever


There was one song with a very young Melissa Etheridge doing "Like the Way I Do" with the letter U...a GIGANTIC letter U that she was able to sit in and it looked like it was molesting her unmercifully, LOL!! But youtube doesn't appear to have it...
 
2008-08-11 02:56:45 PM
RevMercutio: for good or for awesome: Exit! It's the way way out!


This. I STILL love that song.



Meh. Not as good as the Way-Outs.
 
2008-08-11 03:45:30 PM
I realize that Sesame Street != The Muppets, but I highly recommend the Jim Henson exhibit (new window) currently at the Smithsonian.
 
2008-08-11 03:54:44 PM
Watching with my daughter I always liked the things they threw in for the parents.

Loved Rebel L (new window)
 
2008-08-11 04:06:20 PM
I remember when Sesame Street began. They brought TVs into the classroom! We were incredibly excited to WATCH TV AT SCHOOL! Mr. Rogers and Cap'n Kangaroo rules the airwaves then so all the little animated bits and fast-edits were kind of dazzling back then. Later, we were equally breathless about Electric Company.

Yes, I am Older Than Dirt.

And I cried about Mr. Hooper, too - at a much more advanced age than, it appears, the majority of the Fark Nation.
 
2008-08-11 04:06:48 PM
I always liked where Grover was the waiter and that green guy came in for a bite to eat. Classic fly in the soup gag.
 
2008-08-11 04:09:24 PM
Sgian Dubh: Nice slideshow. Best I could do on short notice without opening PS:

Nookie Monster
 
2008-08-11 04:09:56 PM
my favorites were the old cartoons, the ones made in the 70's i think

there was one about a kid who got lost, in some sort of funky psychedilc land.

and the yip yips, they were hilarious when theycame on

haven't watched it in years, maybe when my son was 2 or 3 was the last time
 
2008-08-11 04:11:02 PM
otherginger: I remember when Sesame Street began. They brought TVs into the classroom! We were incredibly excited to WATCH TV AT SCHOOL! Mr. Rogers and Cap'n Kangaroo rules the airwaves then so all the little animated bits and fast-edits were kind of dazzling back then. Later, we were equally breathless about Electric Company.

Yes, I am Older Than Dirt.

And I cried about Mr. Hooper, too - at a much more advanced age than, it appears, the majority of the Fark Nation.


i recall electric company, even had one of the albums,
 
2008-08-11 04:19:25 PM
girljen: Elmo sucks.
The bear isn't that great either.


I HATE the bear. I make it a point NOT to speak to my children in a baby voice and here comes this Cindy-Brady-lisping bear. I HATE HIM!
 
2008-08-11 04:54:13 PM
espiaboricua: -- Mana Mana, The Original™.

The sound of canned applause at the beginning of that clip gives it away as the Muppet Show version.

Original Sesame Street version (new window)

Second, more commonly well known Sesame Street version (new window)
 
2008-08-11 05:00:12 PM
To the guy who was afraid of the letter U video.

Link (new window)
 
2008-08-11 05:20:02 PM
schiefaw: Heamer: Oh, and Stevie Wonder was the best performance on Sesame Street, hands down.

Yup! Just when you thought that the funk threshold had been reached and the song was over, Stevie was like "Hell no! We are not done with the funk." and kicks it off again. It is really hard to listen to that while sitting in the office and not start rocking out.


Hell yeah! THE single greatest music appearance on SS ever.

I think the reason that SS is so dumbed down today is because parents plop their kids down in front of the TV to keep them occupied, whereas in the 70's/80's there was a stay-at-home parent who actually watched SS with the kids.

/plan on buying the old seasons as soon as I have kids
//no Elmo!
 
2008-08-11 05:34:21 PM
espiaboricua: I can NOT be the only one who remembers this:

(BigToughGuy walk towards a door with a sign that says "Entrance")[...]

/or am I?


You had to dredge it up from the muddy recesses of my brain, but yes, I do remember that.

How about.... "Everybody Eats?"
....the animanted pinball number?
...."four little dolls in their little doll house?"
....the royal chef who would announce a number and a dessert, and then fall down the stairs?
....the stop-motion orange with the rubber-band lips singing opera?
...the red rubber ball on the metal track, winding down and down, and ending up groun into powder in some kid's hand?

GAWD I love Sesame Street. Cazme back to it in 1994 when my son was 12 months old, and was horrified to find Elmo.He is the suxxorz.
 
2008-08-11 05:39:59 PM
YIP! YIP!YIP!, UH-huh, Uh-huh, Uh-huh !
 
2008-08-11 05:49:33 PM
ThatGuyGreg: Sybarite: To this day my favorite Sesame Street moment is the Manamana song.

Wasn't that the Muppet Show?


There were a number of crossovers. Muppet show version was much more polished, so I imagine it came later.
 
2008-08-11 05:55:46 PM
remember this guy?
 
2008-08-11 06:14:03 PM

Ahem...

PIGS...

IN...

SPAAAAACE!


That will be all.
 
2008-08-11 06:15:31 PM
Aw, crap...Pigs in Space was Muppets, wasn't it? What was I thinking of that was like that, but on SS?
 
2008-08-11 06:19:21 PM
Holy hell, you guys have just opened a box in my brain that had all of these memories in it thanks. I'll ahve to come back after work and check out the links.

Does anyone remember a show or sketch that had a little guy in a glass going through the kitchen. I think it was stop motion. I can't remember what it was called and my boyfriend doesn't remember it. It would be from around the late 80s early 90s and it might be just Canadian.

If anyone else remembers this please let me know... I'd like to know that I'm not crazy. Thanks.
 
2008-08-11 06:37:12 PM
this is the most entertaining thread ive read in a while....i love sesame street...not so much the new episodes but the ones i grew up on. i love the muppets in general.....the muppet show was amazing.
 
2008-08-11 07:09:40 PM
Hey Agent Paper,

TEENY LITTLE SUPERGUY
POPS RIGHT UP BEFORE YOUR EYES
HE'S NO BIGGER THAN YOUR THUMB
HE'S JUST A TEENY LITTLE SUPERGUY.


You're welcome.
 
2008-08-11 07:10:40 PM
otherginger: I remember when Sesame Street began. They brought TVs into the classroom! We were incredibly excited to WATCH TV AT SCHOOL! Mr. Rogers and Cap'n Kangaroo rules the airwaves then so all the little animated bits and fast-edits were kind of dazzling back then. Later, we were equally breathless about Electric Company.

Yes, I am Older Than Dirt.

And I cried about Mr. Hooper, too - at a much more advanced age than, it appears, the majority of the Fark Nation.


I remember when Sesame Street started. I started teaching not long after. I'm really, really old. I loved watching Sesame Street with my kids. I was very glad they added an adult level so I didn't go nuts.

I love Elmo & The Muppet Show & hated Mr. Rogers.

dirt/off/

*teacher voice*
 
2008-08-11 07:26:01 PM
herb Tarlek's daughter: I love Elmo & The Muppet Show & hated Mr. Rogers.

What the hell. How can you hate Mr. Rogers?
 
2008-08-11 07:27:56 PM
Oh, and my favorite song in Sesame Street was sung by Ernie. That and the rubber duck one :P

/hates Elmo
 
2008-08-11 07:56:57 PM
dangelder: Hey Agent Paper,

TEENY LITTLE SUPERGUY
POPS RIGHT UP BEFORE YOUR EYES
HE'S NO BIGGER THAN YOUR THUMB
HE'S JUST A TEENY LITTLE SUPERGUY.

You're welcome.


Hee hee!! I could be mistaken...but the dude sounded JUST like Billy Barty sped up a little...lemme check...

Oop. Nope. A guy named Jim Thurman, all of the voices! A damn shame, he died just last year. :( I liked that voice.
 
2008-08-11 08:50:06 PM
My favorite song ever on Sesame Street - I'd Like to Visit the Moon (new window)

Bert & Ernie try gangsta rap (pops - NSFW language)
 
2008-08-11 09:30:54 PM
Late to the thread, but I don't care. Just had to share one of my favorite SS songs: Disco Frog (pops).

/ "ghost" frog used to scare me
 
2008-08-11 10:43:18 PM
How about B is for Bubble? I couldn't get that shiat outta my head for days!

Oh, and Sugar Beet could also take the prize for super annoying, can't-get-out-of-your-head short.

I do remember being mesmerized by the "How Crayons Are Made" short, though.

And who could forget Teeny Little Super Guy? Great stuff!!
 
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