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May 24, 2008 11:25 AM   Subscribe

Don't Eat the Pictures! Sesame Street gets locked inside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Featuring Bob, Susan, Gordon, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Cookie Monster, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, an cursed Egyptian prince and many others. With special guest stars James Mason, Fritz Weaver and Paul Dooley rocking the fake 'stache.
posted by miss lynnster (12 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this when it aired originally. The weighing of the heart thing really freaked me out... because somehow I was convinced that one of the Egyptian jackal-gods would tear out the prince's too-heavy heart and eat it.

It was a hell of a lot more interesting than Follow That Bird, I can tell you that much.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:08 PM on May 24, 2008

"an cursed Egyptian prince"
posted by LSK at 5:28 PM on May 24, 2008

Awesome! Thanks for posting this.
posted by homunculus at 5:37 PM on May 24, 2008

Well, this is certainly going to add another odd dimension to my nightmares about work.

posted by louche mustachio at 6:59 PM on May 24, 2008

Don't eat the pictures-- NO! / When you go to museum!

Oh, man, I watched this over and over again when I was a kid. But seriously-- a deceased spirit possibly facing eternal damnation? This was Sesame Street? TV used to be so cool.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:00 PM on May 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

That was Sesame at its finest.
posted by caddis at 9:55 PM on May 24, 2008

Cookie Monster singing a song about resisting the temptation to eat a 4,000 year old corpse? This, ladies and gentlemen, is hardcore.
posted by darksasami at 12:02 AM on May 25, 2008 [1 favorite]

I was 5 when this came out... I recall that the show scared me to pieces.

Not because of the strange Egyptian boy who had to weigh his heart to get into the afterlife... no, the most disturbing part for me happened in the first 10 minutes.


How were they ever going to get out!?!?!

My parents tell me they had to turn the TV off and calm me down for a good 10 minutes, explaining to me that the muppets would get out in the morning and that they all would be all right.

I was a sensitive child... what can I say? ;)
posted by purple_frogs at 9:14 AM on May 25, 2008

Cookie Monster singing a song about resisting the temptation to eat a 4,000 year old corpse? This, ladies and gentlemen, is hardcore.

Mummies hardcore? What about the next verse where Cookie sings about his urge to nibble on a nude statue? Oscar's scene, too, involves some Greco-Roman statuary nudity. I don't see this ever being allowed for children today... it was certainly from a different time.
posted by purple_frogs at 9:32 AM on May 25, 2008

"an cursed Egyptian prince"     Woo hoo! Yay, you caught my typ-o! Your prize is in the mail.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:19 AM on May 25, 2008

I watched this movie at least once a week when I was little. I always loved the scene where Grover talked with the suit of armor. And all the scenes with Ernie and Bert. Actually, I loved the whole movie. Sesame Street used to be awesome.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 1:06 PM on May 25, 2008

This, ladies and gentlemen, is hardcore.

Back in the day, he so was. *nostalgia*
posted by Tehanu at 1:31 PM on June 2, 2008

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