Sesame Street

Big Bird: I have a little song.
It isn't very long.
(missing lines)

(Scene changes to show Bob, wearing an old-fashioned boy's costume with straw hat.)

Bob (speaking): Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. (A lot of water splashes on him.)

(Scene changes to show Bob in ordinary outfit, at Oscar's can.)

Bob (singing): You go to visit Oscar. You knock upon his can.
(Knocks, lid opens and someone says:)

Unidentified voice (speaking): Oscar isn't in!

(Scene changes to Maria and a human baker.)

Maria (singing): You go to see a baker.
He's making custard pies.
You ask if you can have one, and the baker yells:

Baker (holds up a pie): Surprise! (Ready to throw it in her face)

Maria (holds up another pie and throws it in his face first): Surprise!

Chorus: Surprise, surprise, surprise!

(Scene changes to show Bob, wearing Jack and Jill costume.)

Bob (speaking): Mary had a little lamb. Its fleece was white as snow. (A bunch of snow dumps on him.)

(Scene changes to someone who looks out window and sees Grover hanging from a pole.)

Grover: I don't know how I got here.
(missing lines)
I'm in for a ... (loses his grip and yells as he falls)

(Scene changes to show Big Bird, sadly walking down Sesame Street.)

Big Bird (singing): Today it is your birthday, you're feeling kind of rotten,
Seems all your friends and relatives - they somehow have forgotten,
You're feeling sad and lonely when, right before your eyes,
All your friends and relatives jump out and yell "SURPRISE!"

Maria: We knew it was your birthday.

Mister Hooper (holding up a sweater): I hope this is your size.

(I don't know the rest, but I'm pretty sure it ends with "Surprise!")


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