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Sesame Street TV References

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

  1. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this is where I am supposed to post it, but for a lack of a beter place, I'll put it here. on the shrek 3 dvd (which is lame compared to the other 2), on the DW Kids menu its something about going green, kinda pointless if you ask me. Anyway, shrek starts of by saying "Shakespere once said, or maybe it was kermit, that its not easy being green". Like I said, the special features on this dvd are really lacking, but still
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi... Not exactly an SST reference, but... You know the Electric Company segments where they would sound out halves of words and then say the entire word? Well, Comedy Central has created a few parodies of these to promote the second half of the current season of South Park, hyping the start of the new episodes on 3/12/2008. Check 'em out and LMK if you think the same.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Last Night's The Simpsons (Dial N for Nerder) featured a brief refference. Bart, Lisa, and Homer had something to hide (Bart and Lisa accidentally committed a murder, Homer was cheating on his diet). They all go "Nothing", and the camera zooms on Maggie, who was playing internet poker. She quickly clicks the mous, and it reveals an Elmo shapes game instead.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    In the Broadway play "In teh Heights", Usnavi is told by is co-worker that "Would Bert ever abandon Ernie?" when Usnavi is planning to leave town.
  5. muppetfan89

    muppetfan89 Member

  6. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    I dunno--Ernie's eating habits driving Bert crazy I can understand, but Bert drinking and swearing and sharing a bed with Ernie? That just gives Sesame Street a bad name, especially with the older characters getting phased out.
  7. muppetfan89

    muppetfan89 Member

    I see what you mean, but even though someone makes fun of something I like, I try to see the humor in it, but that's just me.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    yeah, but the joke is that they're making fun of 2 shows. While they are using Sesame Street as the characters, they are using Homicide as a template. Plus, the fact that it paid off to, "I wish you would stop eating cookies in... bed" was just a brillaint gag.

    I never feel terrible about anything they have done about the Muppets on FG. Quite a few people who work on it are true fans. That goes especially for Seth Green and creator Seth MacFarline.


    ...though I do wonder if they'll ever allow Seth Green back on Sesame Street... Hmmm.
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I found that Family Guy sketch very funny. It doesn't tarnish the Muppets to be at all. I also often enjoy making fun of things I like. A SS puppeteer once said Richard Hunt made a joke about Aristotle, the blind monster character he played. And as Don Reardon once said of Richard, "We both shared the belief that good-natured teasing was an act of love."

    The Family Guy sketch is clearly for adult, and kids shouldn't see it. And the "adult" themes used in the sketch, contrasted with the cookies in bed line (and the old B&E theme music at the end) was indeed brilliant, lol.

    But it really depends on the kind of humor we enjoy and our opinions, and that's cool. :)
  10. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    Yeah, my favorite part in that skit is the goofy music at the end. It's just like the real Ernie and Bert skits! They also did a similar joke relating to the Flintstones once, a dinosaur said one of those one-liners, and you hear the laugh track and the "laughing" Flintstones music.
  11. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    They just had another Sesame skit on MADtv. It revolved around Big Bird (and later, Gordon) getting evicted out of Sesame Street and in some suburban neighborhood.
  12. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    Was it the same "Bird" and Gordon from the previous skits? I'd love to see that! And did it have those two "kids" as well?
  13. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Was it the same "Bird" and Gordon from the previous skits? I'd love to see that! And did it have those two "kids" as well?

    Yes, and yes.

    It's on YouTube:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q-zs-1eb1pI

    They even snuck in another Electric Company/Muppet Show reference in there.
  14. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    That was awesome! I always enjoy seeing those Sesame Street parodies from M.A.D. TV. And it was cool to see them do it at a different location than Big Bird's Nest. Though it stinks they didn't do a Grover voiceover at the end.
  15. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    I wonder if MADtv ever makes more Sesame skits, maybe they could expand on the Electric Company/Muppet Show references---not just the "Silhouette" skit, or the well-known TMS Muppets (Statler and Waldorf, Swedish Chef)

    Say they could have Easy Reader, or Crank, or Letterman, or North Decoder...and for TMS, they could have Sam, or Animal...and maybe Scooter reminding George Bush that he has "15 seconds to curtain"
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I've seen several references to SS on Saved by the Bell: The College Years. Like in teh episode where the gang tries to cheat on their ethics exam, Screech sings the SS theme as he dumps out the trash.
  17. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    In a promo for PBS new cartoon series "Click and Clack: As the Wrench Turns", one scene shows them being thrown out of the PBS building by an angry Big Bird and Cookie Monster.
  18. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    Thoes Madtv skits are insane and sometimes I little sad the way they get mistreated.

    I was thought it was so awful the way the Kermit look a like was on his death bed and song that horrible verison of "It's Not Easy Bein Green." It went something like it's quite easy glowing green" then a little later something like "as my blood-flow thicken, doctors hope I taste like Chicken." Just really sad.

    But the truth is I do find them really funny and that's saying something since Madtv really hasn't been that funny in awhile. In my mind this is some of the funniest stuff they got going for them.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In the Click and Clack episode "election", when trying to get money for pledge drive week, the old woman in the garage cage decides to go double or nothing, by betting that Sesame Street's number of the day would be odd. It turns out to be even (the number 4), and she says "The Count is killing me this week."
  20. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Aw man! I really have been meaning to watch Click and Clack! Is it good?


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