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Sesame Street video archive from Sesame Workshop itself, searchable and keyword-tagged. It's not quite comprehensive (yet), but includes many Monsterpiece Theatre, Kermit's News Flashes, and Ernie & Bert sketches.

(The only thing it truly lacks is the ability to link to individual videos.)
posted by cerebus19 (28 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:37 PM on January 1, 2008


A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter.
posted by chrismear at 8:48 PM on January 1, 2008


Your search for "mnuh mnuh" produced 0 results

Dammit!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:48 PM on January 1, 2008


The Count teaching Liam Neeson to count is priceless.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:04 PM on January 1, 2008


(The only thing it truly lacks is the ability to link to individual videos.)

I am still surprised at the number of big companies and entities that build websites like this. Say goodbye to loads of incoming Google search traffic, Sesame Street.
posted by dhammond at 9:17 PM on January 1, 2008


If it doesn't have the Pointer Sisters' pinball segments then I'm just not interested.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 9:17 PM on January 1, 2008


BOP: on youtube.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure this FPP is a double as the link was already visited by me and this is the only place I come that would link such a thing.
posted by dobbs at 9:20 PM on January 1, 2008


What you're looking for is "Mahna Mahna", originally titled "Mah-Na Mah-Na, BOP.
posted by sourwookie at 9:28 PM on January 1, 2008


Awww, screw them. No "Lower Case n".
posted by sourwookie at 9:30 PM on January 1, 2008


As sourwookie discovered, the search engine has a signal flaw: it doesn't handle single-character queries. For most search engines, this would not be an issue. Unfortunately, this is an ARCHIVE OF SESAME STREET CLIPS FOR THE LOVE OF BERT.

Consolation prize: lowercase 'n' is totally in there, because I spent half an hour hunting for it as soon as I found this site. I forget what it was called, alas. But evidently I wasn't the only six-year-old who sat lonely on a hill, waiting for that goddamned spaceship to come...
posted by bicyclefish at 9:37 PM on January 1, 2008


That is too rich. The Sesame Street search engine will not handle single character queries. Thank God all my favorite bits were from the episodes brought to me by the letter grruidsvhkjfhkr and the number e!
posted by sourwookie at 9:41 PM on January 1, 2008


So it was a stick of butter...
posted by delmoi at 9:58 PM on January 1, 2008


You can't name the segment "Lower Case N," right? 'Cause that would make no sense.
posted by sourwookie at 10:17 PM on January 1, 2008


water.water.water.water.water.water.water
posted by k8t at 11:13 PM on January 1, 2008


It's called "n: THE LONELY N SONG". Search for the word "lonely" and it comes up.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 11:26 PM on January 1, 2008


Complete my childhood: Mr. Rogers.
posted by drea at 11:39 PM on January 1, 2008


Needs a lot more music stuff in there from the crazy amounts of artists that have been on there over the years. But, other than that, pretty good.
posted by TheDonF at 12:11 AM on January 2, 2008


Thank you, cerebus19, for correctly referring to the duo by as "Ernie and Bert", and not by the recent (and inexplicably popular) abomination, "Bert and Ernie".

"Bert and Ernie" is just wrong. Ernie needs to get top billing; he's the star of the show and the center of attention. That's one of the reasons Bert is so bitter.

Ernie and Bert. Ernie and Bert. Ernie and Bert. Thank you.
posted by Spire at 3:24 AM on January 2, 2008


Ohboy, they have my very favorite song! The Aardvark Song! WHOOOOOT!!!!!

This year is getting off to an awesome start.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:22 AM on January 2, 2008


This is great. I love the Martian skits.
posted by bilgepump at 5:17 AM on January 2, 2008


"Bert and Ernie" is just wrong.

It's Bert & Ernie. Been that way since 1970. 1969 if you want to be pedantic.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 5:49 AM on January 2, 2008


I always worried about the guy stuck in the sand with the letter V hurting his knee. I used to fret and wonder who would let him out, whether he'd be stuck there forever in such hideous torture. I also didn't like the K cartoon where the kitten gets tied to the kite and flies away, I found that distressing for the cat. Also the 'we all live in a capital I' song weirded me out and made me sad, I thought those guys must be so lonely.

Twisted shit, man.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 5:53 AM on January 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I put this in the other thread but fear that no one has seen it.

Monsterpiece Theater presents: Twin Beaks
posted by shakespeherian at 6:13 AM on January 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


See, I always loved the Capitol I song.

My favorite letter song was "Rebel L". Though, it does seem to match a pattern in my life, first I hear the parody, then I hear the original. It was years after Rebel L when I heard first Rebel Yell.

Though, the most embarrassing moment there was when I first heard the real words to "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean". It wasn't that I knew the dirty words, no that wouldn't have been a problem. The problem was I not only didn't know the clean version, I was unaware that a clean version even existed.

Ahem... Sesame Street. Right.

I do hope that they expand the videos available, I couldn't find several of my favorites there, and the video quality is vastly better than you find on youtube.
posted by sotonohito at 6:32 AM on January 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


My daughter is going to have sensory overload if we decide to show this to her. At this point, her perspective on life is that any electronic media device is simply a conduit for Elmo to get into our house. I think we'll keep this secret for awhile.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:46 AM on January 2, 2008


Seriously? Seriously?

I'm the first person to point out that this link has been on the front page, highlighted in the sidebar, for four weeks?
posted by designbot at 10:04 AM on January 2, 2008


I somehow missed it. Maybe Elmo and Oscar can sing a song about actually paying attention to my rss reader?
posted by Gary at 11:57 AM on January 2, 2008


Do a search on "pinball" and you get...
"1-2-3-FOUR-5,
6-7-8-NINE-10,
ELEVEN TWELVE!"

Everybody sing!
posted by metrocake at 10:50 AM on January 3, 2008


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