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May 19, 2011 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Bert (from Sesame Street) interviews Andy Samberg. [SYTL]
posted by k8t (39 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
The only thing that could make that better is Bert leading Adam in a bit of pigeon dancing.
posted by oddman at 11:04 AM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Puttees.

Sesame Street, you continue to teach me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:05 AM on May 19, 2011 [7 favorites]


Breathable fabrics are overrated.
posted by k8t at 11:06 AM on May 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


That was adorable. Sort of an anti Between Two Ferns. Who is the audience for this?
posted by Nelson at 11:07 AM on May 19, 2011


@Nelson, Sesame Street has a goal of getting parents to watch (because co-viewing has been empirically shown to increase learning outcomes) and that's why they have celebrities on frequently.

This past year they had a Mad Men parody and a True Blood parody.

I think that they like getting parents re-engaged with Sesame Street as well. I know that with my toddler, there are dozens of other options - including many channels strictly targeted to his age group. Sesame Street doesn't get his attention like some of the flashier shows do. So these videos (that get a lot of blog buzz too) call people back, I think.
posted by k8t at 11:11 AM on May 19, 2011 [8 favorites]


next up, Conversations with Bert talks with... James Lipton.
posted by boo_radley at 11:11 AM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here's a summary of the co-viewing research.
posted by k8t at 11:14 AM on May 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


I fucking love Sesame Street
posted by Blasdelb at 11:23 AM on May 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Bert: How does the imaginary Andy Samberg unwind?
Andy: You know, he just likes to go flying...jet pack flying...in the sky..into space

SOLID
posted by mcstayinskool at 11:23 AM on May 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Puttees, in the 5th century
posted by Blasdelb at 11:28 AM on May 19, 2011


Same hair style.

Does Bert wear socks? Never see his feet. Hmmm.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:48 AM on May 19, 2011


This was surprisingly engaging...I was always an Ernie fan.

Ricky Gervais and Elmo
posted by nile_red at 11:51 AM on May 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Has Bert always had a uvula?

For some reason that's all I can see now.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 12:05 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bert's unibrow is exquisit.
posted by gc at 12:08 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


From now on I'll be asking these same questions on any first date I find myself on:

If you could be a fabric, what fabric would you be and why?
If you could wear a sock from any time period what sock/time period would you pick?

DONE.
posted by Fizz at 12:11 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


"P-U-T-T, that's where a lot of people go wrong."

I love you so much, the Muppets.
posted by gc at 12:11 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Equally awesome: Elmo with Ricky Gervais.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:17 PM on May 19, 2011


I forgot the best one!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:19 PM on May 19, 2011


OMG, BERT IS NO LONGER BERT*!
(*aka miss piggy / yoda / fozzie bear / cookie monster / many more i'm sure)

I confess, I had a hard time listening (even though it was cute - milk time!) because it just seemed so wrong.
posted by lesli212 at 12:29 PM on May 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


Sublime. Simply Sublime. I love comedy on the slow burn.
posted by MasonDixon at 12:46 PM on May 19, 2011


Does Bert wear socks? Never see his feet. Hmmm.

You've never seen Bert's feet? Goodness. Welcome to one of the most classic Sesame Street bits ever -- Doin' The Pigeon. (Bert's feet - with socks in evidence - starts at about 1m45s.)
posted by hippybear at 1:04 PM on May 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


OMG, BERT IS NO LONGER BERT*!

And Becky was oddly and mysteriously different for a season or two of Roseanne, too.

At least they're not going to be trying to sneak in Ashton Kutcher as the same character that Charlie Sheen played on that one show. They'll do an actual new character for him. Or that's the rumor. God only knows how they'll play that out once it's finally filmed.
posted by hippybear at 1:08 PM on May 19, 2011


While the voice may not be Oz's, those questions were unmistakably Bert.
posted by ShawnStruck at 1:33 PM on May 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


I forgot the best one!

Wow, Warwick Davis is really being a good sport here. I would have clocked Ricky Gervais.
posted by Deathalicious at 1:58 PM on May 19, 2011


I kept hearing David Cross.

:(
posted by Capt. Renault at 3:31 PM on May 19, 2011


(Tilts head back, waves arms wildly) Yaaaay!
posted by santaslittlehelper at 5:03 PM on May 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


I have to admit that's a great Frank Oz impression though. I was expecting something much more different from Oz's voice.
posted by gubo at 5:13 PM on May 19, 2011


Wait, what the WHAT? Oz doesn't do Bert anymore? I'm literally on the verge of tears - why you gotta ruin my day, Metafilter? ~sniff~

I guess this is what happens when you don't have kids and not much of an excuse to watch Sesame anymore.

(Whoever's doing it is GREAT, though, I will say. Bravo, sir.)
posted by tristeza at 5:50 PM on May 19, 2011


Who is Andy Samberg?
posted by newdaddy at 7:38 PM on May 19, 2011


Just kidding. All in, scoring a one-on-one interview with any Sesame Street muppet is, IMHO, the honor of a lifetime. Like the Nobel prize for comedy. I'm deeply jealous.

Just call me, Bert, call me!
posted by newdaddy at 7:43 PM on May 19, 2011


Sesame Street has a goal of getting parents to watch (because co-viewing has been empirically shown to increase learning outcomes) and that's why they have celebrities on frequently

Recently, they had Will Arnett as an incompetent magician. It was awesome - I don't think the peanut understood why we were laughing so hard.

If they really want us to re-engage, they need to update Elmo's World, and nuke Abby's Flying Fairy School. (I really like Chris and Leela, tho - likable actors who fit right in with the spirit of the show.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:05 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


My personal favorite is Neil Patrick Harris as the song-and-dance Fairy Shoe Person.
posted by KathrynT at 9:19 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I kept hearing David Cross too - glad I'm not the only one. But I'm still so disappointed that Bert sounds like a totally different person (muppet?) then he did in the 70s. And what's with his eyes? Is it me or are they just pasted-on circles now?
posted by bendy at 9:21 PM on May 19, 2011


I definitely tune out Abby's Flying Fairy School.
posted by gen at 10:04 PM on May 19, 2011


I kept hoping Ernie would rush into frame to tell Bert of some major development to do with his rubber ducky, destroying the faux-seriousness of the interview and causing Bert to lose his shit.

It didn't happen. I was somewhat dissapointed. But it was good, anyway.
posted by Effigy2000 at 10:18 PM on May 19, 2011


So they've really embraced that whole Bert is gay thing, huh.
posted by jpdoane at 11:06 PM on May 19, 2011


It's not that Bert is gay. It's that Bert is evil.
posted by hippybear at 11:14 PM on May 19, 2011


Part II
posted by k8t at 8:03 AM on May 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's too bad Bert didn't get to ask him about the Golden Rule.
posted by homunculus at 9:34 AM on May 22, 2011


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