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What's your favorite letter segment?

travelsonic

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The letter planet segments are one of my favorite - - you know, the one with the letter on the moon, with the spaceship flying by, the voice over was like "Y... the letter Y" for the Y clip for example...


Maybe it was just that music they used - gave me goosebumps. Too bad I can only find Yy and Jj letter planet clips on YT, none of the others (that I know of).
 

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It has been SO long since I've seen my favorite, the memory is a little fuzzy, but I loved the animated sketch for the letter F that takes place in a science lab with the punchline "Fred, you've been standing on my foot since Friday." My mom and I still say that to each other now and then.
 

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Ten Tiny T's Tapped Their Teeny Tiny Toes To The Tangooooo! To The Tangoooooo!

And of course, "Letter B", as performed by The Beetles. Richard Hunt has the voice of an angel, does he not?
 

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Favorite Letter Segment

Hello everybodee!:super:

I think my most favorite segment is Harvey Kneeslapper, asking his friend ( err..victim, lol) if he wants to "see" what is in a paper bag. Of course the other muppet is gullible and wants to see what Harvey has. *PING!* "C! Hyuk hyuk hyuk hyuk!"

Hehe, very punny.

your dear friend,
Kitt
 

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I don’t know why, but recently quite a few old threads have been revived here. With that, I felt now would be a good time to share my favorite Segments for each letter (a few from each decade, considering I grew up when YouTube was a thing)...
  • A’s Anatomy
  • “Letter B” by the Beetles
  • A cartoon with a weird poem about C words in space
  • A cartoon where Ds are formed with a drum and drumsticks
  • E for Elephant and Elk
  • Suzie Kabloozie vs. the Letter F
  • Two G Sounds
  • Mad Scientist creates an H
  • I in the Sky
  • J Friends
  • That film with the wooden Ks spinning to a song
  • Rebel L
  • Law and Order: Special Letters Unit
  • Celebrity Lullabies
  • The film with a breakdancer spinning around a Letter O
  • Letter P Menu
  • Q for Quack
  • R for Rocks, Red and Road
  • S, You’re the Best
  • I’m the Letter T
  • My Friend U
  • Measure of the Letters: V
  • Ws spinning to a song (kinda similar to K)
  • Really most X Segments, since that’s my favorite letter.
  • Measure of the Letters: Y
  • Zelda discovers the Z Zone
 
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Here is a list of my favorite letter segments (in no particular order), by individual letter. They are all from the pre-1983 era, which is my favorite era of the show:

A:
  • The Ape who escapes the A train, and travels to a birthday party.
  • The Fonz and his message: "A!"
  • The maestro asks "May I have an A, please?" and a gigantic lowercase "a" falls from above and crashes to the stage.
  • Sand Alphabet A/a
  • The Typewriter: A for Airplane
  • A for apricot, alligator, accordion, etc. (Canadian produced segment)
B:
  • The Beetles performing "Letter B"
  • B for a certain boy and Bosco the baby bear producing bubbles in the bath.
  • Jack and the B-Stalk
  • Kids painting various things starting with B.
  • B for Bandit (Casey Kasem narration)
C:
  • The segment where Cookie Monster wants Cousin Monster to bring him something special that starts with C, but while he expects cookies, Cousin delivers other healthy foods starting with C.
  • Speech balloon: C for Carrot
  • C for candle
  • A man receiving a letter C in the mail
D:
  • Every letter D segment except "Daddy Dear".
E:
  • E for Enter and Exit, in which Roy demonstrates those words
  • The game show "What's My Letter?", in which the mystery letter is E.
  • Three Muppets, including Farley, running and yelling "E!" before a gigantic E comes forward.
F:
  • "The Dialing for Prizes Movie", in which a lucky caller has to identify the secret F word - FUR - in order to win a prize.
  • A mad scientist asks a Frankenstein-like character to utter the words "Fred", "foot" and "Friday".
  • Small letter F - for flower, fantastic, fox, etc.
  • Muppets cheer for the letter F (all versions)
G:
  • Grover and the growing letter G.
  • The letter G word showcase film/cartoon segment.
  • A gorilla who has the ability to name G words applies for a job.
  • Kids narrating a drawing of the letter G.
  • G for Giggle
H:
  • The cast assemble a lowercase h.
  • A mad scientist assembles a large, walking capital H.
  • H for horseshoe.
  • Harold and Howard vs. a lowercase h.
I:
  • I for Ink, with an angry bird kicking over the bottle of ink and filling the screen.
  • Speech Balloon: I for Iron
  • Speech Balloon: I for Island
  • Grover singing "I Stand Up Straight and Tall"
J:
  • J is for jacket, which illustrates J words and reveals two African-American kids named Jenny and Jeff inside.
  • Biff singing "This is my J"
  • The "J" Train
  • Two boys see a J and one of them claims it looks like a fish hook, but Gary Owens confirms it is a J, and leads into a jazz-flavored story, "Joe and the Junebug".
  • Jughead Jones and his "J" story.
  • The man who has a tall letter J under his hat.
  • "J Friends"
K:
  • A kitten who is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka dot mitten in the kitchen
  • K is for karate (Pink Panther version)
  • K-kick (football players)
  • Kent the lion gets a kick out of being king of the forest, but ends up literally getting a kick out of a letter K.
  • Muppets cheer for the letter K (all versions)
  • Kermit's "K" lecture. (both parts)
  • Buffy and Mr. MacIntosh's song and dance number about the letter K.
  • Speech Balloon: K for Key
L:
  • L for large, l for little
  • Two bored boys hear a letter L story in which the moral is "Never leap over a lying leopard"
  • Maria and the story "The Legend of Lord Lester"
  • "If You Lost Your Letter L, Look Around"
M:
  • Herbert Birdsfoot's M sound lecture, with Grover
  • Herbert Birdsfoot's M and W lecture (oddly enough, I originally didn't like the rotating camera angle, but now I seem to appreciate the segment more)
  • M is for Moo (and Milk)
  • M is for Mouse, Mud and Mother
  • Melvin the Moving Man
  • The M Who Came to Dinner
N:
  • The letter N word showcase film/cartoon segment
  • A reporter interviews the letter N on the street.
  • The story of "Nancy the Nanny Goat"
  • An artist paints a Number Nine (it was initially supposed to be a letter N segment, but ended up being used as an "N" segment or a number 9 segment).
O:
  • The letter O falls off a Grocery Store sign, and tries to use round things to replace it, until finally settling on painting an O as a placeholder.
  • A letter O rolls along a horse's body.
  • Sand Alphabet O/o
  • Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly's O lecture.
  • A limerick about the letter O, in which a gigantic man appears in the end.
P:
  • P for Painting
  • P for Pat the Pilot, who uses a Plane to write a letter P in the sky, and illustrates a Parachute.
  • A cartoon segment illustrating P words, including parachute and plug.
  • Kids paint various animals beginning with P on glass.
  • Anything Muppet hillbillies sing about "My Favorite Letter"
  • A woman has a picnic with foods starting with P which are carried away by ants as well as the woman.
Q:
  • The letter Q, which an elderly guy calls "that funny looking thing"
  • Q for Quiet (a face inside the Q yells "QUIET!")|
  • A duckling who sings about how the letter Q should be remembered (including a certain Q word that would be deemed inappropriate nowadays)
  • Ernie and Bert play a "Q" game. (1 Q, 2 Q, etc.)
  • Q for Quarter (with a blue man voiced by Casey Kasem, sounds a lot like Scooby-Doo's Shaggy)
R:
  • Grover's letter R lecture, in which the letter R demonstrates ROLL, ROCK, RUN and ROCKET.
  • The funky letter R car repair skit.
  • The R Wizard
  • Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly's R lecture.
S:
  • Superman illustrates S words while performing a heroic feat.
  • David narrates a letter S story, which starts "Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand..."
  • S for snow, Santa and sleigh.
  • A voice asks a face if it is aware of the letter S, and the face belongs to a snake.
T:
  • Poverty T: T is for trash and ticket.
  • The Muppet T party
  • Speech Balloon: T for Train
U:
  • A man demonstrates the useful things that he can do with the letter U, and also names places in the world that start with U.
  • The U Train
  • In a store, a boy needs to buy a U in order to form the word UP.
  • Poverty U: "A Salute to U"
  • Ernie and Bert: "Happy Birthday to U"
V:
  • V for vitamins, which give vim, vigor and vitality to a saggy V.
  • Virgil Veep and another guy stand atop each end of the letter V and discuss the letter V.
  • "The Villain in the Panama Hat"
  • An Anything Muppet boy searches his neighborhood for his letter V.
  • The V for Van cartoon/film hybrid segment.
W:
  • The story of "Wanda the Witch"
  • Gloria talks about the letter W.
  • The "Dragnet" parody in which Sgt. Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted letter W.
  • Kermit's "W" lecture (both parts)
X:
  • Letter Xs are displayed over a black sky.
  • "The Story of Cowboy X"
  • Brand X (the one with the branding iron)
  • Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
Y:
  • The Yakity-Yakity-Yak and his ability to name three-letter words starting with Y.
  • A boy can yell and yodel, while a dog can yelp and yowl, but both can yawn. Yup.
  • Sinister Sam and the missing box of crayons ("I Wanna Know Why!")
  • The story of "The Yellow Yahoo"
  • Sand Alphabet: Y/y (steering wheel/roundabout motif)
Z:
  • "The Zizzy Zoomers"
  • "ZIg Zag Song"
  • A bee asks Cookie Monster for some food, but all Cookie could spare was a letter Z, which the bee accepts, and buzzes away with it.
  • Crayon Letter Animation: the Letter Z (Canadian produced segment)
  • Z for Zebu (consonant sound and limerick)
 
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Actually, to clarify, the second Z segment I named is actually the "Zig Zag Dance", not "Zig Zag Song".
 

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" We All Live In a Capital I"
Arts and craft animation creating the letter I
M song animation M M M M M M M M M
Z song animation same tune as the M one.
 
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