Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > Weather-Cocked > FreeForAll
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 12-13-2017, 10:10 PM
blackshire's Avatar
blackshire blackshire is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 5,457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbzep
And we can't forget the guy singing Mahna Mahna, Bip Bippadotta.

A few others that have stuck with me for 50 years in addition to the more common Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, etc. are:
Marvelous Martha (MMMMMMMM, Martha! cartoon segment)
Wicked Wanda (cartoon segment)
Yip Yips (aliens......cow, book, telephone)

This post was brought to you by the letters Q and U and the number 6.
Ironically, some folks criticized that "sponsorship schtick" as "enticing children into crass commercialism," but I always found it--like Guy Smiley's and Kermit's send-ups of game shows and news broadcasts, respectively--charming. Most of what I recall from those distant days is that Oscar was orange before he was green, but I was only 3 when the show started. :-) I vaguely remember those other characters and segments, and also the (James bond/"Get Smart"-inspired?) "Shh! Right..." 'spy character.' (oddly, I'd remembered Bip Bippadotta's song, but not his Muppet-character). I'd bet that none of the human actors, way back then, ever dreamed that they'd still have the same jobs, playing the same characters, almost five decades later...
__________________
Black Shire--Draft horse in human form, model rocketeer, occasional mystic, and writer, see:
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperba...an-form/8075185
http://www.lulu.com/product/cd/what...of-2%29/6122050
http://www.lulu.com/product/cd/what...of-2%29/6126511
All of my book proceeds go to the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre www.northcotehorses.com.
NAR #54895 SR
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe 1998-2018