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Take the Ultimate Sesame Street Quiz (and watch a bunch of Sesame Street clips)
posted by IvoShandor (37 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
79 percent... a lot of the more recent stuff stumped me.
posted by evilcolonel at 7:02 PM on March 8, 2012


Go for the quiz, stay for the ladybugs' picnic.
posted by smirkette at 7:03 PM on March 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


71 percent (34 out of 48). I didn't know anything about the vegetable characters and misremembered a couple of things I should have gotten right.
posted by briank at 7:04 PM on March 8, 2012


65% Yeah, I tuned out around the time Elmo hit the scene. Some great reminders in the quiz though, of things I hadn't thought about in years.
posted by ShutterBun at 7:04 PM on March 8, 2012


Wow, I suck - 23%. Worth it just to re-discover the Cookie Monster Girl telling Kermit she loves him.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 7:06 PM on March 8, 2012


I couldn't get the embedded quiz to work on the PBS site, but it works fine on its own site.

*shrug*
posted by Sys Rq at 7:14 PM on March 8, 2012


60% - that was awesome. Even if I don't know anything recent.

Rosita was a fruit bat? What is this I don't even...
posted by Mchelly at 7:20 PM on March 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


48% .. downright embarrassing.
posted by dotgirl at 7:33 PM on March 8, 2012


I only got 54%.
posted by IvoShandor at 7:37 PM on March 8, 2012


Wasn't it a "bottle of milk"? I call shenanigans.
posted by padraigin at 7:42 PM on March 8, 2012


Definitely a container of milk. I got 60-something percent.
posted by donnagirl at 8:20 PM on March 8, 2012


Omg...I couldn't get past "Joey" adding "Cookie Monster" to the ABCs. I just watched that three times and I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.

Do you think that was scripted? That was amazing!

And the "I love you" at the end. Awww!

And I just finished watching "Being Elmo" on Netflix. I was all, "why does this have so many positive reviews? this can't be good...Elmo was just a toy-company plot..." And then I was all "Six stars! Elmo is amazing! Why can't I have such positive role models named Kermit in my life! Now, do I have any coats with fur lining????"
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 9:34 PM on March 8, 2012 [4 favorites]


Whenever my hubby runs out to the grocery store, he asks me if I want him to pick up anything else. I always, always ask for a loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter. He never brings them home. Sigh.
posted by esmerelda_jenkins at 10:00 PM on March 8, 2012 [9 favorites]


Wasn't it a "bottle of milk"? I call shenanigans.

Container

This is really Sesame Street 101 level stuff here.
posted by ShutterBun at 10:30 PM on March 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Do you think that was scripted? That was amazing!

Definitely scripted, definitely amazing. You could tell that Joey was soooo excited that she was "in on the joke" to flummox Kermit, and she was loving every second of it.

The "I Love You" part was real, and anyone who suggests otherwise: pistols at dawn.

She's gotta be in her mid 40's by now. Is there a "where are they now" for the Sesame Street kids?
posted by ShutterBun at 10:33 PM on March 8, 2012


I did better than I thought--65%.

Also:

In our preparation for the television broadcast premiere of Being Elmo

Man, fuck a bunch of Elmo. GROVER 4LYFE
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 11:57 PM on March 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


ShutterBun: "Definitely scripted, definitely amazing. You could tell that Joey was soooo excited that she was "in on the joke" to flummox Kermit, and she was loving every second of it.

The "I Love You" part was real, and anyone who suggests otherwise: pistols at dawn.

She's gotta be in her mid 40's by now. Is there a "where are they now" for the Sesame Street kids?
"

Yes, and she is in it, IIRC. Sesame Street: 20 Years. It's on Netflix but no longer streaming.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:01 AM on March 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I forgot the sound that the letter E makes. :(
posted by newdaddy at 1:24 AM on March 9, 2012


The *only* reason I got the container of milk question is because it was a Jonny Bravo skit.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 3:54 AM on March 9, 2012


73%
posted by JHarris at 4:02 AM on March 9, 2012


fuck a bunch of Elmo. GROVER 4LYFE

Where to buy bumper sticker?
posted by ShutterBun at 4:59 AM on March 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


fuck a bunch of Elmo. GROVER 4LYFE

Where to buy bumper sticker?


Haters. Elmo loves you.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:36 AM on March 9, 2012


75% and missed a couple that I shouldn't have.

All the rage comics in the world can't compare to the expression in one Kermit crumpleface.
posted by delfin at 6:08 AM on March 9, 2012


I watched Being Elmo yesterday and you really will hate the Little Red Menace just a tad less afterward. Kevin Clash is such a nice man. And it's worth it for the outtake at the beginning when Elmo is being a complete shitbird and beating up a piece of Muppet cheese.
posted by elsietheeel at 6:09 AM on March 9, 2012


75%. I feel good about it--the ones I missed were mostly the newer characters/sketches. (Though I really shouldn't have missed the Hoots The Owl one! Jeez. I mean, I can sing "Put Down the Duckie" with the best of them.)

If I didn't have to work today, I can tell I would totally fall down the YouTube Sesame Street hole. Oh, Don Music, I miss you. ("I'M SORRY LUDWIG!" *head crashes onto piano keys*)
posted by theatro at 6:10 AM on March 9, 2012


...oh, and delfin, you are so right about the crumpleface. It's sublime.
posted by theatro at 6:11 AM on March 9, 2012


Yes, and she is in it, IIRC. Sesame Street: 20 Years. It's on Netflix but no longer streaming.

It's definitely worth checking out, though she isn't in it. But John John is!
posted by cottoncandybeard at 6:20 AM on March 9, 2012


52%. I am ashamed of myself.

Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip.
posted by cmyk at 6:45 AM on March 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


63%. Mostly it was the more recent stuff that stumped me, although I misread one question and made a mistake I shouldn't have ("Hey Food").
posted by dlugoczaj at 7:00 AM on March 9, 2012


(and they seriously didn't do a bit about chewing gum being made? Why do I have a really clear memory of seeing the gum goop swirling around in the machine, and the sticks being cut? Where else could I have seen this?)
posted by dlugoczaj at 7:01 AM on March 9, 2012


HA. I was right, and the quiz is WRONG (I took the damn thing over again to make sure I hadn't misread that question too, and it definitely says that chewing gum was not included in the series--that WOULD have to be the LAST freaking question, too!). I feel vindicated.
posted by dlugoczaj at 7:11 AM on March 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Arrgh, no video at work. Plus, well, WORK. Must wait til hometime... Sesame Street has been a bonding experience for me, from childhood, to my own kid in my 20's, to a coworker in my 30's when we both had on 'Street T's one day...
posted by pupdog at 8:01 AM on March 9, 2012


52% for me. My 2.5 year old LOVES the Old School Sesame Street DVDs and will not tolerate any of the new episodes.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 9:18 AM on March 9, 2012


Aw, 65%. I am not good with names! I don't think I'll get the ladybug picnic out my head though.

Seconding that Sesame Street: 20 Years is definitely worth watching.
posted by wiskunde at 10:20 AM on March 9, 2012


HA. I was right, and the quiz is WRONG (I took the damn thing over again to make sure I hadn't misread that question too, and it definitely says that chewing gum was not included in the series--that WOULD have to be the LAST freaking question, too!). I feel vindicated.

When I took the quiz just now I answered "peanut butter" and got it right. Chewing gum IS one of the things that the quiz says was on the show, at least on the quiz I took.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:08 AM on March 9, 2012


OK, this is driving me crazy. Went over and did the quiz a third time (well, actually, just skipped through the questions at high speed, getting the worst score on earth). Here is the Q&A that I copied and pasted directly from the scrolling results tab:

Several times, Sesame Street aired segments about how things were made. What product was not included in that series?

A. Chewing gum (Correct Answer)
B. Crayola Crayons
C. Doughnuts
D. Peanut Butter (Your Answer)

Don't know how you got peanut butter right, oneirodynia (they marked it wrong for me, obviously). As far as I can find on Google and YouTube, doughnuts would be the correct answer (I was sure about crayons from the start, and that was confirmed; I already checked on chewing gum, and peanut butter turned up here.)

God, I'm coming across as freaky obsessive but I swear it's more about freaky obsession with (or fear of betrayal by) my own memory and cognitive powers than anything else!
posted by dlugoczaj at 11:33 AM on March 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


As a Brit, I don't think I even heard of Sesame Street until I was in my thirties.

I was raised on far more substantial childhood TV fare.
posted by Decani at 11:41 AM on March 9, 2012


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