50 Years and Counting
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"Alphabet game", with Oscar and Grover. Grover says nice words, like "A is for Apple", while Oscar picks ugly ones like "B is for Blecch". (Yes, I know, B is also for Bump, as in thread.)
"Oh show me the way to go home", lamented this cow who was trying to find a home. After...
Has anyone mentioned the Grover the waiter sketch, where Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs? He changes his mind so many times that it ends up being time for lunch, resulting in a loud fracas in the kitchen!
From maybe the 2nd season, there was this sketch I saw exactly once. Cutting to multiple settings:
Susan sitting on the 1-2-3 stoop with a hardcover tome, saying "I like reading books."
Gordon in a living-room chair with an open newspaper. "I like reading the paper."
Little girl (setting...
One other Project Apollo-inspired segment was where Grover was introducing the letter R. If I remember correctly, he asked the letter to demonstrate some R-words, like to rock back and forth. Finally, Grover asked the R to show off a big one: "Rrrrrrrrr-rocket!!". They then showed the R...
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, I have here a description of a sketch where Mr. Hooper and Susan went to the moon.
Scene: a plain background with a freestanding chalkboard, and 3 boulders in the foreground. The background music is "space-like".
Susan (S) and Mr...
I saw that episode exactly once, when it first aired. One of my all-time favorite lines by Oscar comes from there.
Oscar was holding a vinyl record which he noticed had some scratches. Looking to do something "nice", he decided to sandpaper out the scratches. (Insert sanding sound) Oscar...
I can think of three others:
One was F for Factory. An industrial factory along a river was shown, probably at sunset or sunrise, with 2 or 3 letter F's balanced over the roof. A woman's voice said "F, factory" at least twice. About halfway through the segment, one of the F's -- I think the...
On the D for Dart sketch, I think what happened was that the dartboard was in his thought balloon; since darts are pointy, he ended up "popping" that balloon.
Always thought the background jazz riff was cool, as was its timing with the shifting background. Like how they alternated between...
Ironically, the day after this was posted, a TV special from 1970 was posted featuring the 5th Dimension. For what it's worth, they sing Up Up and Away starting here:
It was while watching this that YouTube listed the Muppet clip as an associated video. And there is one other Sesame...
You know that animation where they count to 20 and each number is "destroyed" in one way or another after it is counted? I understand they used some Hanna-Barbera sound effects in that one.
One live-action sound effect that stands out in my mind was in a Wally and Ralph segment. In this one...
Does anyone remember the "I'm a letter" film about the Post Office? And is it available anywhere?
The film begins with someone dropping a letter in a mailbox, and ends with a kid receiving the letter and opening/reading it. In between, the film shows the process by which the mail travels...
This is the "Arthur a go-go" drummer from the Falling Baker sequence: "4 wind-up toys".
It's on the far right. The character seems to be based on Ringo Starr, which would be yet another Beatles reference.
Hah, I only posted this question 7 short years ago. At last, the sequence has come to YouTube! Of course it turns out it wasn't a hay wagon after all, but rather a buggy being pulled... by a donkey. The scene starts at about 2:20.
Thank you so much Monsterpiece Theatre!!