Sesame Street

Monsterpiece Theatre overture, Cookie Monster seated in his chair wearing his lovely red smoking jacket.

Alistair Cookie: Good evening. Alistair Cookie here, again. Welcome to Monsterpiece Theatre. Tonight, me very excited to bring you all-time favorite movie, "Gone With The Wind". Me not seen it yet, but, me hear it about ... the wind. And now, "Gone With The Wind".

(We see a plantation-style house from the outside, the wind blowing through the trees. Next, we move inside and see two figures on a staircase, holding onto the banister railings for dear life as the wind blows through the house. The chandelier sways before them. Soon animals begin to fly by, pigs and sheep mostly.)

Green (played by Kermit the Frog): Uh, that wind seems to be getting mighty strong, Miss Scarlet.

Scarlett: Oh, Green, what'll we do? What'll we do? What'll we do?!

Green: Frankly my dear, I haven't got the froggiest ... errr ... foggiest.

Scarlett: But that means ... that means, I'm going to have to figure something out.

Green: I reckon so, my dear.

Scarlett: Oh! This wind! It's too loud for me to even think! I know, I'll think about it tomorrow.

Green: I was afraid she was going to say that. Uhhh ... uhhh ... something tells me tomorrow will be too late!

Scarlett: Wait, there is something we can do!

Green: What's that?

Scarlett: We can subtract!

Green: We can subtract?

Scarlett: Yes, subtract, like this. There's two of us, right?

Green: Yeah.

Scarlett: Two of us, take away one of us (Kermit's railing breaks and he flies offscreen, yelling as he goes, "Aiiiiii!") leaves one of us. (The chandelier swings in front of them again, this time holding a pig) One of us, take away one of us (her railing now breaks sending her flying off) leaves zeroooooooo!

The chandelier with the pig sways by again as the scene changes back to Cookie Monster. The drapes in the window behind him are being blown inwards and various animals fly past.

Alistair Cookie: And so ends all-time favorite, "Gone With The Wind".

A lamb lands in his lap and he pulls him close, saying, "Awwww." as he pats him.


Premiering in 1969, this educational television show aimed at preschoolers has charmed generations of youngsters ever since. The show - featuring a lovable cast of characters including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Snuffy, Grover and many others - has delighted and educated children and adults alike, with its collection of songs, skits, and celebrity guest appearances. ... Read More