Sesame Street

Bert: (reading an oatmeal recipe book, "Cooking With Oatmeal")
"You take four cups of oatmeal...two pitted mangoes..."

Ernie: "Hey Bert!"

B: "...buttermilk..."

E: "Hey Bert! It's time for the rhyming game Bert!"

B: "Oh, no Ernie, thanks, I don't want to play a game, I'm reading my book."

E: "Oh, but you'll love this game, Bert! See all you have to do is, you say something, and then I'll say something that rhymes with what you just said!"

B: "Uh-huh, yeah, but I really don't want to play a game."

E: "Maybe not Bert, but we'll do it all the same!
You see that, you said game and I said same, and game and same both rhyme!"

B: "Yeah, uh-uh, rhyme, I know. But Ernie, it's just not what I want to do."

E: "Wiggle your finger, and waggle your shoe!"

(drums start)

B: "Uh, Ernie, I'd much rather sit and read my book."

E: "With ears you hear, and with eyes you look!'

B: "Now come on Ernie, cut this out."

E: "Easy old buddy, no need to shout!"

B: "I don't want to play a game with rhymes!"

E: "Nice going Bert, oh ring my chimes!"

B: "I don't wanna do it!"

E: "There's really nothing to it!"

B: "It's so silly."

E: "A boy named Billy."

B: "Stop it, please!"

E: "A dog has fleas!"

B: "Oh!"

E: "Mow!"

B: "Ernie, please this has got to stop!"

E: "Some people like to jump and hop!"

B: "I don't wanna do it (Ernie interrupts)any more."

E: "What what hmmm?" (I like this part because here Jim H. messed up and they were able to recover wonderfully)

B: "What what hmmm?! I don't want to do it anymore!"

E: "Oh. One and two and three and four."

B: "Ernie!"

E: "Bernie!"

B: "Stop it!"

E: "Mop it!"

B: "Stop!"

E: "Flop!"

B: "No!"

E: "Flow!"

B: "Mmmmmmm....Hippopotamus!

E: "Ahhhhh...rhipototopus!"

B: "Egh! Alright, alright! I give up!"

E: "Eat from a plate and drink from a cup!"

B: "I guess I'll just have to play along."

E: "It plays like a game and sings like a song!"

B: "You may be right, I may be wrong."

E: "A clock goes tick and a bell goes bong."

B: "This game is really kinda kicky!"

E: "Sugar's sweet and glue is sticky."

B: "Yeah, water is wet and dust is dry!"

E: "Dogs gotta walk and birds gotta fly!"

B: "It's a great kind of game to play with a friend!"

E: "And now old buddy we've come to the end!"

(drums stop)

B: "Yah! You're right Ernie, that's a great game ... you" (still in rhythm)

E: "Ah...w-well Bert see, I think I'm gonna go read my book now, okay? Hmm hmm hmm..."

B: "...... Hey there lamp, that's a nice shade .... you .... it's not the same."


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