Friday, September 19, 2008

Flashback Friday – 39th season of Sesame Street, Dave Chappelle

Sesame Street has kicked off its 39th Season. I used to adore the show as a kid. Most of the Spanish I know is from the show. Ha.

Great songs, excellent characters, what’s not to love? As I got older I started to wonder about some things. Like, what was the real relationship between Bert and Ernie. Hmmm

Anyway, this short clip cracked me. A reminder for those at work or who don’t like curse words: It’s Dave Chappelle.

The Oscar the Grouch joke had me on the floor.

Who was/is your favorite character? I liked Cookie Monster because well, I liked cookies and my strict West Indian mom who was a nurse, wouldn’t let us eat them that often.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.


joanne at frutto della passione said...

I *caught up* on Sesame Street gossip when I was home this summer. All the old regulars are still there (except Mr Cooper because he passed away) Luis and Maria got married, had a daughter and now she's on the show with them too!!! Gordon and Susan are still on the show as well.

Milanese Masala said...

LOL! Thanks so much for the clip!! Chappelle is too funny! "Chocolate chips don't do THAT to people". Ha! I will now look at Oscar in a different light. And to think that I was contemplating buying a Sesame Street dvd for my kids. I won't now. I don't want my kids judging me, calling me a grouch. Or worse!

Diana said...

That was pretty damn funny. I love a blast of American humor in the middle of a very Italian day.

Jen in NJ said...

I have to admit that Oscar was my favorite! The guy had edge and mystery, like what did his feet look like? And his can was like a portable fort. He's lucky that Smell-o-vision never became popular!

Felicia said...

I AM Cookie Monster! My mother caught me sneaking cookies as a teenager and to this day, she teases me by calling me Cookie Monster. Cookie Monster, Earnie, the purple, fuzzy, bald one with skinny arms (his name escapes me now), that tiny little worm that used to live with Oscar the Grouch. Love them! Love the show!

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Maria from Philly said...

Thank you for that! That just made me laugh so hard and definitely a good way to start a Friday morning!

erin :: the olive notes said...

LOL!!! I grew up on Sesame St for sure...remember the weird pool-table ball illustration counting to 12?!

Tracie B. said...

i can't see the clip because i can't get youtube on my work computer. but, i used to love sesame street! and electric company. i think i really liked big bird, but i love me some cookies!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

joanne - I haven't watched the show in decades but I still remember those names. thanks for the update.

milanese - I wonder how he came up with this. I mean it does make sense Oscar would be salty...he lives in a trash can. ha

diana - you're welcome.

jen in NJ - I can't even imagine what that can smelled like. Oscar was probably my first exposure to "snark", :)

felicia - I totally remember that worm. ha. I liked Guy Smiley as well.

maria - glad you enjoyed it.

erin - I do remember those. I also remember the song "Rubber Duckie."

tracie - electric company and zoom were cool too. We were allowed to watch those shows because they were "educational" . the only thing I remember from zoom is the theme song.

sdg1844 said...

I loved The Count. It was alot of fun learning how to "count" from him. LOL. Chapelle is a sick puppy and I love him for it.

gibber said...

HILARIOUS clip!!!! Love sesame street. Nothing will ever compare. As did my sister, I learned most of my Spanish from the show (uno dos tres...). And then there's always:

1,2,3,4..5...6,7,8,9...10...11, 12!

Delina said...

LOL. I love Sesame St. Have a great weekend.

Faith said...

That was too funny! I had the Seasame Street records. You know there's the pat your head/rub your tummy song. And Ernie's rubber duck song. I still remember them and School House Rock!! Back when they used to TRY to teach us something.

J.Doe said...

I liked cookie monster because of his loose googly eyes. They always made melaugh. I loved how he ate too! Just shoveled it all in.
I also liked the snuffalupagus or however it is spelled.
What a great show. I liked it, and I'm sure my daughter will too.
Is the Electric Company still on the air?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Way too funny. My fave was Elmo, but more as a mom viewer... I'm *just* too old for the early days.

What was the coolest, though, was when C was in his Sesame Street days, Savion Glover was on the show. Savion was my true favorite!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

sdg1844 - I feel the same way about Mr. Chappelle.

gibber - "I'm the poorest mfer on Sesame Street". ha

delina - thanks..hope you had a good one.

faith - how times have changed. now most children's programming is trying to sell you something.

j. doe - I don't know if Electric Company is still on the air. I liked Snuffy too (I have no idea how is spelled either and I'm too lazy to Google it right now. ha)

jen - elmo is so cute but that Tickle Me Elmo doll drove me nuts. :)

glamah16 said...

Hilarious!Got me smiling this morning.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

glamah16 - Mr. Chappelle is a trip.

NewWrldYankee said...

I haven't seen it in ages, but I remember my grandmother used to watch it to learn English. How great is that! I love that they are trying to even out the number of male and female muppets lately - have you noticed?

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

new - They have? Very cool. I haven't watched the show in a very, very long time.