LOUD AND SOFT
Ernie: "Hey there, Bert."
Bert: "Hi. Listen the radio is playing soft and then loud. Something wrong?"
Ernie: "That's the volume control, Bert. See this little button here? That's the volume control."
Bert: "Yeah, you're the one that's doin that, huh?"
Ernie: "And when I turn the knob this way, it makes the radio play louder."
Bert: "Yeah, I know. See, I'm tryin to read over there..."
Ernie: "And then Bert, when I turn the knob this way, it makes the radio play softer."
Bert: "Good, I like it just that way Ernie, soft."
Ernie: "But I think, I think I like most of all, is when I turn the radio up loud."
Bert: "Ernie! Ernie! That's too loud. You're making the radio play very very loudly!"
Ernie: "Bert, don't yell, I'm tryin to listen to the radio!"
Bert: "I will yell Ernie! I will yell! I have every right to yell! I'll yell and yell and yell because I can't hear myself any other way!"
(Ernie turns off the radio)
Bert: "Ernie! Now, you really do not care if I want some peace and quiet do you?"
Ernie: "I wonder what would happen if I took the knob off this radio..."
Bert: "You know you really have no consideration for people, do you?"
Ernie: "C'mere Bert."
Bert: "What're you doing?"
Ernie: "I'm gonna put the volume control on you."
Bert: "Wha! I am not a radio, Ernie! Now cut that out!"
Ernie: "And now I think I'll turn the volume a little lower..."
Bert: (In a softer voice) "You know you cannot do that to people, they wanna talk, they're not radios. And I wanna talk and I'll tell you one thing...."
(Ernie turns the volume up)
Bert: (In a louder voice) "I have been trying to read over there! I have been trying to read for so long......."
(Ernie turns the volume down)
Bert: (In a softer voice) "And I hear the radio going up and down, up and down, up and down. And I don't want that. I want....."
(Ernie turns Bert off)
(Ernie leaves Bert there with his mouth flapping and no sound coming out)
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