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Sesame Street TV References

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by Muppet dude, May 13, 2007.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes... And don't forget the episode of South Park where the boys are recreating the crucification plays, where Carpmen's nailed to a cross... To which a strolling Officer Barbrady comments: "t, turtle" before walking away.
    Obviously an homage to the Typewriter Guy.

    Or the episode of Drawn Together where the housemates look at a ringing telephone oddly, imitating the sketch with the Sesame Street Martians.

    There was also the episode of South Park with special guest star Wing, she was singing songs of Abba during the episode. This one ends with her performing at the wedding for Sylvester Stallone's son. She sings the song "Sing", which while recorded by Abba belongs to the pantheon of Sesame Street songs in its own right.

    Hope this helps, any others feel free to post 'em here.
  2. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I also must mention (vis a vis Samuarai Pizza cats), that an evil ninja crow character is called Bad Bird (probably a play on Big Bird).

    Let's not forget the Tickle My Elmo refferences too...

    Johnny Bravo: in the episode Detective Johnny (I guess that's the title... I can check later) the episode centers around Suzy having her Jiggle Me Jimbo doll stolen.

    Pink and the Brain: there was an episode where the Brain was becoming a Sumo Wrestler for some reason (I forget what his plan called for), and Pinky is playing with a Tickle me Bimbo doll. When Brain reveals his mechanical sumo suit Pinky says "NARF! A tickle me Dom Deluise! That's the rarest one of all."

    Spin City: I recall an episode in which 2 of the workers (the Gay one and the stuck up one) were in a toy store fighting over a Giggle Me Gizmo.
  4. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Member

    That episode got shown here in Australia last night. I remember seeing the shirt of Big Bird having tied up Elmo. It seemed to me that that was what a lot of older Sesame Street fans would have liked to have done!
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    there was also a few in a movie called Ernest Rides Again. The Dr. Ernest was hangging with called him a refugey from SS. and i think when Ernest was nameing off gropes of duo's i think he said Ernie and Bert.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I was watching Fosters Home for Imaginary friends yesterday, and I saw a 2 headed monster that has one head with horns pointing down, and one that has horns pointing up. Considering Craig McCracken has confirmed he is a muppet fan (The Sesame Street News logo popping up in the Powerpuff girls movie, the Mr. Looper refference, and puppet pals clearly being a refference to Ernie and Bert) I think it's worthy to be a mention.
    muppetspot2 likes this.
  7. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    That's cool! And not a typical reference. :)
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    2 Things. The episode is called Noir Johnny.

    secondly, I found out how to make screen caps, so here's some pictures of it

    Pitcure 1

    Picture 2

    If someone can get this message to someone at Muppetwiki (if they want to use these screen grabs) please do.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In th new unfunny Fox sitcom "Back to You" they made some joke about one of the anchors hitting on a skater from "Sesame Street" on Ice. The Fred Willard character points out, "I seem to recall you banging Bert" Kelsey Grammar adds, "That night was brought to you by the letter "O-O-OH!"
  10. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Yeah...I noticed that too.:rolleyes:
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In last night's Family Guy, they had a computer projection of Joe with different leg transplants. One of them was big Bird's legs. You could tell from the pink stripes.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    While not a TV reference, the Homestarrunner.com 2007 Halloween toon had a nice little reference to the Typewriter guy. Apparently it's Homsar's Halloween costume.

    Here's a screen grab
  13. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    Remember the episode of South Park with Cartman getting crucified as part of a religious drama? Officer Barbrady (the town's police chief, who can barely read) sees the cross in the distance and says "T...T is for Turtle!" Then he leaves with a "nooney-nooney-noo" song similar to Typewriter Guy's; that sounds like a Sesame Street allusion to me, though I wonder how "turtle" came up in the scene.
  14. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    Ooops, I see that one's on the Wiki...it's fresh in my mind because I saw the episode just last night. My fault!
  15. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    This may be just an eerie coincidence, but the Inspector Gadget episode "The Coo-Coo Clock Caper" has a scene at the end where a clock tower graphically collapses, and it reminds me of the News Flash segment about "Hickory Dickory Dock" with the horse destroying the clock. :D
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Simpsons 11/25/07 Funeral for a Fiend

    In this episode, Moe buys, and then accidentally destroys a Plasma screen TV. He then says, "oh well, at least I can still watch DVD's on family vacations."

    He chases the Hibbert's car/ "Big Bird in China? Won't Grover be Loneyly? No! He's with Derek Jeter."

    An a Purple Grover is seen on the TV screen.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sesame Street was mentioned twice in last Sunday's episode of the Simpsons. In this episode, the town of Springfeild is sick of the pandering made by political candidates, and puts Ralph Wiggum in as a write in Candidate.

    one line, a commentator said, "Can Ralph go from Sesame Street to Pensilvania Avenue?"

    later on Ralph is in the center of a bidding war between the Republican party and the Democratic party. Someone asks Ralph who he likes, and Ralph replies, "uh...Elmo?"

    I forget the rest of the gag, but they make a reference to someone named Elmo in politics, and I just can't remember his name, or I'd give the rest of the joke.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I was going to repost it with more accurate Dialogue.

    Anyway the episode is called "Big in Japan."
    The plan was about catching a rare fish that they only feed Sumos, that have a chemical in their tail that causes people to get paralized for 24 hours.

    While calculating the Plan, Brain cannot concentrait over the sound of Pinky playing with his Tickle Me Herbert doll. It appears a parody style Muppet monster that's purple with yellow hair, and has googly pink eyes. Brain bops Pinky off the head with it (and later says to bring it along so he'll have some intellegent conversation.)

    Later on, he reveals a Sumo suit, and Pinky's line is "The Tickle me Dom Deluise! That's the most expensive one."
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi... Currently watching the Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks playoff football game. And a few moments ago during one of the play breaks, there was music from Pinball Count playing in the background at the stadium. Cool. Guess they did this after hushedly calling BretFarvre's number... 4!
  20. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    On an episode of "Family Feud" the other day,the contestants were told to name a famous puppet.Someone answered Kermit and it was on the board!
    (OK...so we MCers know Kermit's a Muppet,but I guess they figured same thing):)


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