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    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing…

    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...
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    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing…

    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...
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    Where are all these classic Sesame Street episodes coming from?

    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...
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    Early on-location videotape segments

    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...
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    Sesame Street's most disturbing bits

    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...
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    Up, Up and Away

    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...
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    Classic-era sound effect sources

    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...
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    The Official "I'm looking for/trying to remember a sketch" thread

    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...
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    The Official "I'm looking for/trying to remember a sketch" thread

    I posted a description of that, or a similar scene. Likely season 5 or 6.
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    Four wind-up toys

    This is the "Arthur a go-go" drummer from the Falling Baker sequence: "4 wind-up toys".*g*)o/-/67957274012 It's on the far right. The character seems to be based on Ringo Starr, which would be yet another Beatles reference.
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    Music from a hayride sequence?

    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!!
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    Classic Sesame Clips on Youtube

    Please post the Buddy and Jim sequence in which they replace a light bulb, or at least attempt to.
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    David and Maria DID get married

    No doubt about it -- this was a real sequence. I've posted about it myself on other boards. A couple of other details: when I saw this, there were actually 3 segments. The first and last were as described, but the middle sequence was short, and only had David taking one round item out of his...
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    Location of country road in closing credits?

    Does anyone know where the road in the mid-70s closing credits was filmed? For 3 or 4 seasons (6 through 9 according to YT), the longer credit roll was shown against a kid "driving" slowly down a narrow, winding, unstriped country road somewhere. Recently, this sequence came to the attention...
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    The Beatles

    Regarding cover songs of (mostly) showtunes, don't forget in the very first episode, the Anything Muppet family sang "Consider Yourself" from the musical Oliver! Gotta like how they threw in "soft drinks!" after the "drinks are on the house" line. Sadly, the DVD includes Gordon assembling the...
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    The Beatles

    As it's been 50 years since The Beatles first performed in the USA, let us explore the appearances of the Fab Four in the earliest years of Sesame Street. Back when the show used to cover popular songs just as they were, with no parody or lesson, no less than 4 songs were sung as part of a...
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    Word Family Song

    Is it just me, or is The Word Family Song one of the most underrated songs on the show, at least musically? Consider the musical structure. The song essentially repeats the same strain four times. But to keep it from becoming too repetitive, there are subtle modifications. Verse 3 deftly...
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    Questions we may never know the answer

    In the intro to "The Grouch Song" on the Sesame Street 2 album, Oscar says: Though in that same song, Oscar also describes ice cream " yucky as can be." But if you put on the right toppings...
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    Classic Sesame Clips on Youtube

    I wanna thank you for this link, Mary. I made reference to this scene in a post I made on this board over 4 years ago. It was part of a list of things Oscar did to keep people from bothering him.
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    Classic Sesame Clips on Youtube

    Whoa! At about 12 minutes into that Abrete clip, there's a 30 dots sequence that has never been on YouTube before! At not one that I've found. It's not the one with the circles and squares spiraling, though, that everyone seems to be looking for. It's the regular 30 dots, stopping...