Backyard With Bert

Jarrod Fairclough – Over the past couple of years it seems like Sesame Street have really be leaning in to sketches that have no educational value – they’re just funny.  Look at that 80’s song spoof just a few months back; unless educating kids on Footloose is part of STEM, that thing was made just for…

El Patito

Jarrod Fairclough – Sesame Street have today released a fantastic new music video starring Ernie, parodying the song ‘Despacito’ by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee.  He sings to his old pal Rubber Duckie, reminiscent of the old classic song he sang back in 1969.  Not only is the clip extremely well made, it’s also a great…

I Was A Three Year Old Muppet Snob

Jason Mondine – My earliest childhood memory isn’t of my mother’s cooking or my dad tossing me into the air. It’s Muppets. On my third birthday, I unwrapped my presents to find toy puppet versions of Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie and Bert. I was ecstatic. Here were the very same fantastic characters I was…

Wonder No More, Ernie! – Part 2

Jarrod Fairclough – Last week we started answering the questions Ernie pondered in the Season 41 song ‘I Wonder’, with explanations on shooting stars and bumble bees!  Today we’re taking on the second half of the song, so get your pencils sharpened, because there’s gonna be a test! How Does A Bunny Hop Hop Hop? From…

Wonder No More, Ernie! – Part 1

Jarrod Fairclough – Way back in Season 41 of Sesame Street, Ernie sung an Emmy nominated song called ‘I Wonder’, about the things that cross his mind as he examines the world around him.  If you’re unfamiliar with the piece, you can watch it here! Over two posts, we’ve decided to take every question Ernie asks…

The Top 10 Songs of: Ernie

Kieran Moore – Having reached the halfway point in my Muppet Show anniversary charts and the massive milestone of 100 lists, I thought it might be fun to take a break and go “old school” for a little while. So we’re putting aside the yearly charts for now and going back to looking at individual characters…

‘Ernie and…’ Looking At Ernie & His Friends

Jarrod Fairclough – If I said ‘Ernie and’, 100% of those surveyed would say ‘Bert’.  Of course they would, Ernie and Bert are one of the most successful duos in the history of television.  But over the years, Ernie has been paired with a number of characters on the series, playing both the straight man and…