Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline
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YoB&E: Day 6--Talking about shapes

This one starts out a little slow, but the payoff is worth it, at least in my opinion.


Ernie talks about shapes
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As is often the case, it's really Bert's reactions that make this sketch. Notice how much expression Frank Oz gets out of that puppet even though the eyebrow doesn't move; as Bert himself might say, it's terrific.

Again, this motif of Ernie asking a question or doing something that prevents Bert from going to sleep is a common one. Later sketches take it up to eleven in a way that I won't spoil.

You know, it's been a long time since I took a geometry class: is there a mathematically correct answer to the question "how many sides does a circle have?" I would say, in my limited English major assessment, that a circle either has an infinite number of sides, or no sides at all.
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