Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I turn my back for a couple of decades and suddenly the Street is not what it used to be.

Okay, so I'm not it's target audience but check out this from Sesame Street. (Ten bucks says you don't last longer than thirty seconds).

Me, I prefer vintage Sesame Street.

I love Oscar. Think Johnny is pretty special as well.

And while we're talking about Oscar, did you know he started out orange ? And that in Germany he's called Rumpel aus der Tonne which means Rumpel from the wheelie bin.

Being an uber star, he's featured in a handful feature films and few other telly shows (Scrubs, The Simpsons, Southpark to name a few) but I do love what he said in The Great Muppet Caper. Miss Piggy had just hurled Peter Ustinov (now she's one broad who catapults the term 'high maintenance' into a whole different league) into a pile of boxes and Oscar emerges and says, 'Hey, what's all the racket?'

Peter Ustinov: 'What are you doing here?'

Oscar: 'A very brief cameo'.

Peter Ustinov: 'Me too'.


Jo said...

You're not wrong. What's with al lthe bloody flshing these days? Like resting your eye on the same image for more than 3 seconds is too hard? Shame on Sesame Street!


laughykate said...

It's almost like they think their audience all suffers from ADHD.

Sp8y said...

Sesame Street post-70s is just plain weird. I had to pop off for a calming peep at the Muppets to assure myself that all was well. My earworm will now be tuned to Mah Na Mah Na... all day (pictures on ewe-tube, no idea how to link). You're welcome.

laughykate said...

'Mah Na Mah Na Boo Boo Bi-Boo-Boo
Mah Na Mah Na....

That's my day screwed.

Anonymous said...

We've introduced our boys to the Muppet Show - there is naught better than hearing great gusts of laughter from the 3.75 yr old and 6 yr old as the Swedish Chef shoots holes in the donuts.

laughykate said...

A great mental picture, Anon. Long live The Muppets.