• Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help.
  • Sesame moves to HBO Max
    Sesame Street is moving to the new HBO Max streaming service for Seasons 51-55. HBO Max will also stream a broad collection of classic episodes from the past 50 years.
  • 50 Years and Counting
    Read our review and discuss with fans the highly anticipated Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
  • "Muppets Now" announced for Disney+
    It's finally official. A new, unscripted short-form series, “Muppets Now”, is coming to Disney+ in 2020. Let us know your thoughts on the Muppets big announcement.
  • The Dark Crystal: "Age of Resistance"
    After a 36 year wait, return to the great conjunction. The Dark Crystal "Age of Resistance" is a mesmerizing and beautiful prequel series now on Netflix. Renew your essence today.
  • Music is Everywhere
    Muppet Central Radio is now on TorontoCast, TuneIn and Apple Music. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.

Lily Tomlin Appearances on Sesame Street

Convincing John

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2003
Messages
1,229
Reaction score
184
Hey,

I'm a fan of Lily Tomlin, and I was wondering if there was anyone out there who could help me either remember (or find) the different clips of Lily on SS.

Here's the ones I remember:

As herself:

Singing (and signing) "Sing"...in 1975 I think.


As Edith Ann:
Talking about roller skating with Herry Monster
Talking about making a big sandwich with things from the fridge

As Ernestine:
As Oscar's operator (from the 1990's, I think)
Her appearance on "Sesame Street Stays Up Late"

Were there any other Lily appearances? I've seen a couple on Noggin, but does anyone remember any more?

Convincing John
 

BooberFraggless

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2005
Messages
395
Reaction score
1
I saw her in 1988 as a Shoesalesman when Maria and Grungetta went to the shoestore so Maria could get a new pair of shoes. First she tried to try on a Baby shoe and she tried squeezing it onto Maria but it wouldn't fit, then she tried this Humungous shoe that was way too big for Maria's foot. Grungetta thought this was really funny of course. She actually said she was glad she decided to come to Maria. Then a few scenes later every single shoe box in the store and pair of shoes was scattered all over the store because Maria had tried just about every pair on and nothing seemed to fit. Grungetta really ate this up. She loved the fact that Maria was getting frustrated, and also that there was a big pile of empty boxes and shoes everywhere. Finally there was 4 pairs of shoes left, and Lily sang the 3 of these things song. Maria finally chose a pair she liked that fit her just perfectly. Grungetta was upset but Oh well.
 

mikebennidict

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
3,700
Reaction score
6
Convincing John said:
Hey,

I'm a fan of Lily Tomlin, and I was wondering if there was anyone out there who could help me either remember (or find) the different clips of Lily on SS.

Here's the ones I remember:

As herself:

Singing (and signing) "Sing"...in 1975 I think.


As Edith Ann:
Talking about roller skating with Herry Monster
Talking about making a big sandwich with things from the fridge

As Ernestine:
As Oscar's operator (from the 1990's, I think)
Her appearance on "Sesame Street Stays Up Late"

Were there any other Lily appearances? I've seen a couple on Noggin, but does anyone remember any more?

Convincing John
It was Sing Sing a Song and she was sitting on the stairs of the apartment building and was signing and signing it to some kids who were apparently deaf.
 

Fuzzy and Blue

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2005
Messages
191
Reaction score
0
I believe Lily Tomlin's appearance as the operator on "Sesame Street Stays Up Late" was in 1993. I used to have that on video tape, but I'm not quite sure what happened to it.

~Dana~
 

Splurge

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
652
Reaction score
6
BooberFraggless said:
I saw her in 1988 as a Shoesalesman when Maria and Grungetta went to the shoestore so Maria could get a new pair of shoes. First she tried to try on a Baby shoe and she tried squeezing it onto Maria but it wouldn't fit, then she tried this Humungous shoe that was way too big for Maria's foot. Grungetta thought this was really funny of course. She actually said she was glad she decided to come to Maria. Then a few scenes later every single shoe box in the store and pair of shoes was scattered all over the store because Maria had tried just about every pair on and nothing seemed to fit. Grungetta really ate this up. She loved the fact that Maria was getting frustrated, and also that there was a big pile of empty boxes and shoes everywhere. Finally there was 4 pairs of shoes left, and Lily sang the 3 of these things song. Maria finally chose a pair she liked that fit her just perfectly. Grungetta was upset but Oh well.
Very, very close, but a different Edith. That was actually Andrea Martin, decked out in her Edith Prickley outfit. That character with a loud personality and a wardrobe to match was on SCTV, maybe originated from that show.
 
Top