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... Now I'm Wet, Too!

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Anyone else ever think that it's kinda odd that they had this very specific skit/gag as a running series?




Not complaining at all, since they're always fun. But it's just very odd that they had such a specific set of segments to teach wet and dry like that. Seems like they could have taken this with other opposites.
 

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Not complaining at all, since they're always fun. But it's just very odd that they had such a specific set of segments to teach wet and dry like that. Seems like they could have taken this with other opposites.
Mr. Johnson: "Are you kidding me? I had enough with his other opposites - that's the only thing Grover never made me as a waiter was wet!":smile:

Seriously, when were these made? Perhaps Grover's introduction caused them to find ways to introduce opposites that were more entertaining/caused kids to watch and/or listen better. At least, in my mind I always associate him with the opposites in the early-mid-'70s, though there were likely others, too.

It would have been better than what I heard they did a few years ago - Murray just going back and forth between neara nd far. It can't cost *that* much to do animation, can it? You can do so much on a computer nowadays...
 

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I think they just really liked doing the same gag with different characters in different situations. That's the only way to explain why they have a comprehensive chronology of one specific ideal. I guess the gags came first, the educational content came in second.

Still makes you wonder why they didn't expand upon these gags with "I'm up, he's down [walks into hole/floor breaks down beneath/slips and falls]... Now I'm Down, too!"
 

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There's one other clip in this series of a man with an umbrella, happy that he's dry while others run for cover in the rain. Then a car drives by and drenches him, "Now I'm wet, too!". This one even had music scored to it, and the voiceover actor doing a pretty hideous Peter Lorre imitation.
 
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