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June 30th, 2005


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04:49 pm - Baseball Reprieve Continued
What? Finish my work tasks for the day? Okay, but first ...

Here were my top 5 favorite things about the show "Sesame Street":

1. Grover as the Waiter. I loved every single skit involving the blue face muppet with the mustache and the huffing, puffing Grover who always screwed up the order:



2. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-122222222222: It was a pinball machine cartoon that helped us learn to count. Very psychedelic. (I am now thinking that this could have been a feature on The Electric Company, another great show.)

3. The man who fell down the stairs carrying all the pies. I don't think he enjoyed it as much as me.

4. The man who had numbers painted on the top of his bald head. In mustard or ketchup or poster paint.

5. The theme song. Oh, how I loved to sing along to that. Hearing it meant there was a whole new episode in front of you. (The saddest part of the show was when Kermit or Oscar or Snuffy would inform you of the letters and numbers that the episode was brought to you by.)

I had this neat Sesame Street toy. It was like a doll house, kind of, but it folded up and had a handle, so you could carry it around. It also came with little plastic Sesame Street action figures.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 1st, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)

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Ah, the memories. 1-12 was my absolute fave. It was on SS, but I did watch EC, too. (Though I had to block my ears for the beginning--"Hey You Guys!" I was absolutely frightened by that.

10 banana cream pies!!!

And the way they painted those numbers. I don't think it was always on the head. But either way, they were so perfect. Like it was a stencil. But it wasn't, they just painted really well.

I had a Bert talking doll. "Pigeons are my friend." Of course, eventually the tape inside started playing all slow so he sounded like demonic Bert.
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From:kzsox
Date:July 1st, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)

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My cousin had a set of Burt and Ernie puppets. I was really jealous and played with them every time we visited. Their heads were this really thick plastic and it hurt my little hand to open and close their mouths. Also, my hand would get clammy really quicky under that thick plastic. I didn't care, I played with them anyway. He had one of those stretchy man dolls (I forget what they were called - the figures looked sort of like He-Man and you could stretch the arms out.) We stretched it too far one time and the "stuff" came out.

I loved the beginning of The Electric Company! And also enjoyed the show. Those Spider Man segments were the bomb.

Zoom was the best show. I used to send away for all their game instructions. And then I would get a package with a ton of stickers that said "ZOOM - Watch it. On TV." I covered the side of the refridgerator with them and boy did my mom have a fit over that. I found out later that egg-head Ben Affleck was on that show when he was a kid. They should have gone with the real talent of the family, Casey. Except, he was too young...I think...
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 1st, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)

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Last comment was from me, Jere. Of A Red Sox Fan In Pinstripe Territory. It's a blog.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 1st, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)

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I remember the thick plastic things. I also had a felt B & E where you could remove their facial features, like Mr. Potato Head. Only felt. I liked the alternate theme for Spidey on EC. "...nobody knows who you are..."

Affleck was also on Voyage of the Mimi.

Pat & I watched the "new" Zoom while staying at a hotel after seeing Sox-Braves on July 8th, 2000. (I remember the date because it was the year of all the Atari's--7/8/00. I also celebrated 2/6/00 and 5/2/00 that year.) Anyway, that new Zoom wa really cheesy.
Jere

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