Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
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YoB&E: Day 22--Taking a nap, featuring special guest Shola

So I went to see the movie Les Miserables yesterday, and it was good but it took a lot out of me, to the point that all I wanted to do when I got home was crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head. So in today's Bert & Ernie sketch, Bert and Ernie and special guest Shola are taking a nap.

(As described above.)

Man, how lucky is Shola? She must be the luckiest kid in the whole universe because she got to hang out with Bert & Ernie in their apartment. To my knowledge, there has only been one other human (i.e., non-Muppet) visitor to Bert & Ernie's apartment; that was the late Mr. Hooper. We will be watching that clip, but not for many more months.

I didn't notice this until recently, but at one point in this clip Ernie scratches his head and almost pulls off his left pupil in the process. Fortunately, Shola doesn't comment on it and, in his wisdom, Jim Henson also lets it pass without drawing attention to it, but I wonder if that's part of the reason why Ernie finds an excuse to trundle offscreen shortly thereafter.

I love these unscripted Muppet & kid moments. They're so emblematic to me of the respect that Sesame Street has for children. They listen to kids and validate their thoughts and feelings. Let's do some more tomorrow!
Tags: unscripted muppet & kid moments, year of bert & ernie
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