Wednesday, September 20, 2006

And that's the song of ten

I had a love-hate relationship with this "Sesame Street" sketch growing up. I was kind of fascinated with the baker who always fell down the stairs and dropped the cakes, but at the same time, he was a bit exasperating.

Dude, don't try to carry 10 cakes at once! You'd think you'd learn. Get a cart or some help or something. For just a tiny smidgen of frosting, I'd have carried one for you.

Also note that Jim Henson provides the baker's voice. Huh. Who knew? (Update: Henson is also the baker! At first I thought he just did the voice.)

5 comments:

briank said...

It's not just Jim Henson's voice.

That's Jim himself as the baker.

lefty said...

that sure sounds like kermit. was henson also kermit?

T said...

oh gosh - I used to get so upset when the baker would drop his cakes. Like, upset to the point that I would burst into tears and my mother began switching off the TV when she'd hear the 10 song.

Sylko said...

Henson was the voice of Kermit. I think his son does it now.

I search for a lot of Sesame Street stuff on You Tube. I've shown my daughters my all time favorite Sesame Street song (Capital I), followed by lower case N, my second favorite song.

I also did a search for David, who was my favorite adult human being on Sesame Street next to Mr. Hooper. It was great seeing him again.

PJ said...

Yes, Henson was Kermit. It did sound like Kermit there...