Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There's a hole in the toilet, dear Liza, dear Liza... ('Sesame Street' Wednesday)

Wednesday wouldn't be Wednesday if I didn't Sessify it all up!

I've always claimed that 'Sesame Street' in the '70s frequently featured a sketch with a short-tempered backwoods Muppet couple and a song that went, "There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza..." But everyone was adamant that I was making the whole thing up.

But once again, YouPube has saved the day...


I came up with a parody that went, "There's a hole in the toilet, dear Liza, dear Liza..." But all the other lyrics were the same.

Although the male Muppet in this sketch was voiced by Jim Henson, notice how his voice sounds like Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane of 'The Dukes Of Hazzard' when he stammers around 2:05. Also, I think the female Muppet was voiced by Rita Moreno, because when she gets angry, she sounds like Moreno's "HEEEEEY YOOOOOU GUYYYYYS!" yell from 'The Electric Company'.

I think it would have been funny if ol' Henry peed on the stone when Liza told him to "wet" it.

The song in this skit represents going around in circles while finding solutions that only bring more problems, eventually taking us back to where we started. It's kind of like the way the Republicans are acting about health care reform. Except they don't really even have solutions.

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