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The Single Greatest Cinematic Work Of All Time

TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Social Entropy++
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Wikipedia wrote:
Big Bird is sent to Oceanview, Illinois, to live with a family of dodo birds by Miss Finch, a social worker who thinks he needs to be with his own kind (other birds, instead of the diverse Sesame Street). His new family thinks exactly the same, even saying Big Bird should have a bird as a best friend instead of Mr. Snuffleupagus. This causes Big Bird much distress.

He soon runs away from home. His Street friends band together to find him. In a Volkswagen Beetle is the group of Gordon, Olivia, Linda and Cookie Monster. Count von Count departs in his own car, known as the Countmobile. Bert and Ernie go out to search in a plane, Grover flies as Supergrover and later falls into the Volkswagen. Maria leaves with Oscar, Telly and a Honker in Oscar's Sloppy Jalopy. They all head out across America in search for their beloved Big Bird.

Big Bird has various adventures in his attempt to get home. First he hitches a ride with Waylon Jennings who plays a turkey truck driver. He then meets a pair of kids at a farm who let him stay with them for a while. All the time, Big Bird is being pursued by Miss Finch who wants to take him back to the Dodos. He has to leave the farm because of her arrival.

He is also sought by two scam artists, the Sleaze brothers, who operate a lousy carnival, the Sleaze Brothers Funfair. They want to capture Big Bird to put him on display. The Sleaze Brothers do soon capture Big Bird, but with the help of two new friends, he is soon rescued safely. The Sleaze Brothers are pulled over by a state trooper (John Candy) who questions them about multiple felonies. Sam tries to cover up the situation, but the officer simply replies "Tell it to the judge".

When he is finally brought home, Big Bird's family on Sesame Street convinces Miss Finch that Big Bird can be, and is, happy there on Sesame Street—that it does not make any difference that his family consists of humans, monsters, grouches, honkers, and the other varieties of eclectic species on Sesame Street. What matters is that they are family.

At the beginning of the end credits, Count von Count begins to count the movie credits (in a nod to the original series, Count calls Joan Ganz Cooney, the co-creator of Sesame Street, "mom" when her name is credited as one of the executive producers). By the end of the credits in a brief "bonus scene" Count announces 278 credits and does his trademark laugh accompanied by a thunderclap (no lightning flash was present as was in his usual running gag).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG14o6dVGBU

So ads for this movie's release on DVD have been all over the TVs at my work, and it's gotten me thinking about Sesame Street and really children's television in general. Any of you guys have any fond memories of your electronic surrogate parent?

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2009
    muppets take Manhattan is better, but fuck yeah muppets

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2009
    "Ah, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker."

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Snuffalupagus - real or imaginary?

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    thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    "Ah, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker."

    take a left when you reach a fork in the road

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    "Ah, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker."

    take a left when you reach a fork in the road

    KERMIIIIIIIT

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Big Bird creeps me out slightly.

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    thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    pretty much everything with muppets is great until after treasure island

    and then they made something ashanti and I cried

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    DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Sesame Streets is better

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    this thread is not about Death Wish III

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    this thread is not about Death Wish III

    no, it isn't

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    FellhandFellhand Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    this thread is not about Death Wish III

    Nor the Super Mario Brothers movie.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    this thread is not about Death Wish III

    no, it isn't

    then the title is a lie

    tdot, why would you lie to me via thread title?

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wait a second.

    That's not The Princess Bride!

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    centi you are so behind on the truth

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited March 2009
    a muppet christmas carol is the best muppet movie

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    QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The Great Muppet Caper isn't bad either

    they keep making Kermit and Fozzy be identical twins

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Fuck Fozzy.

    Rolph was the better sidekick.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited March 2009
    rizzo and gonzo is the second best muppet team behind statler and waldorf

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Gonzo was clearly the best

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    edited March 2009
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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    "We have to catch them red-handed."
    "What color are their hands now?"

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    QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Seeing Wil Arnett on Sesame Street performing as a magician was pretty great.

    Muppets Take Manhattan is also great.

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    JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Place at the tableRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    three words guys

    Sesame Street Fighter

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    wait a minute this thread isn't about Return of Jafar

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    Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    three words guys

    Sesame Street Fighter

    I'd buy that for a dollar!

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    three words guys

    Sesame Street Fighter

    oh

    my

    god

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    Mr BubblesMr Bubbles David Koresh Superstar Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas is the best muppet movie

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    What about Big Bird Goes to Japan?

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    "Ah, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker."

    Her da her!

    Da Flim is okie dokie!

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    THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    three words guys

    Sesame Street Fighter

    It's... it's beautiful... D:

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    repo man

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I put Movin' Right Along on road trip albums for years. Pretty much until I stopped burning road trip albums. (Now it's just on my iPod.)

    Sesame Street is still pretty entertaining these days, for real. Even though it doesn't have Teeny Little Super Guy anymore, which is a crime.

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Muppets From Space is easily the best one.

    I mean

    it's funktacular

    I mean seriously funktacular

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    They've got a really cool traveling museum installation of a whole bunch of Jim Henson memorabilia, puppets, character designs, all sorts of stuff.

    I'm gonna go see it in a couple weeks. I'm excited.

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    zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    don't forget Jeffrey Tambor

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I wonder how much it costs to get a custom muppet made.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'd love to learn how to make one. I bet it costs a fortune to have one made, though.

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    deowolfdeowolf is allowed to do that. Traffic.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Butler wrote: »
    three words guys

    Sesame Street Fighter

    oh

    my

    god

    It's full of stars.

    And fuzz.

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