History TearJerker / SesameStreet

3rd Jun '18 3:11:02 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* [[https://www.twitch.tv/videos/254057744 An in-universe example occurs on one of the game show sketches, ''The Crying Game Show''.]] In this sketch, host Sonny Friendly tells a contestant a sad story; the contestant that cries the hardest wins the game. Ultimately, the grand prize is [[ButtMonkey Sonny Friendly's]] own teddy bear - [[LoopholeAbuse causing Friendly to cry the hardest, thus winning the game]]. [[EverybodyCries The contestants continue to cry]] after the announcer blurted that there are no {{consolation prize}}s. And all of this is PlayedForLaughs...
--> '''Sonny Friendly:''' Well, I guess we all can't be winners, You know! (laughs) Well this is Sonny Friendly saying we will see you again next time on ''The Crying Game Show''. (To his teddy bear) Oh, Teddy! I am so glad to have you back again.

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* [[https://www.twitch.tv/videos/254057744 An in-universe example occurs on one of the game show sketches, ''The Crying Game Show''.]] In this sketch, host Sonny Friendly tells a contestant a sad story; the contestant that cries the hardest wins the game. Ultimately, the grand prize is [[ButtMonkey Sonny Friendly's]] own teddy bear - [[LoopholeAbuse causing Friendly to cry the hardest, thus winning the game]]. [[EverybodyCries The contestants continue to cry]] after the announcer blurted that there are no {{consolation prize}}s. prize}}s.
--> '''Announcer:''' Today's grand prize is an official Sonny Friendly Teddy Bear!
And all it goes to Pierre Blue!
--> '''Sonny Friendly:''' WAIT! MY TEDDY BEAR?!? THAT'S THE GRAND PRIZE?!? BUT, BUT I LOVE MY TEDDY BEAR!!! YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!! (Sobs very hard)
--> '''Announcer:''' Sonny Friendly, You are the best cryer on The Crying Game Show, You've WON!!!
--> '''Sonny Friendly:''' WHAT?!? I WIN? YOU MEAN I CAN KEEP MY TEDDY BEAR?!? WOW!!! This is the most happiest day
of this my life! Thank you very much! Let's give some contestant some consolation prize!
--> '''Announcer:''' NO!
--> '''Sonny Friendly:''' What do you mean NO?
--> '''Announcer:''' There
is PlayedForLaughs...
no Consolation prize!
--> '''Luke Warm:''' NO CONSOLATION PRIZE?!? (Voice breaks down) That's awful!
--> '''Ida Normer:''' (Whines) THAT'S NOT FAIR!
--> '''Pierre Blue:''' (Whines) IT MAKES ME SO SAD!!!
--> *All constestants sobbed in failure*
--> '''Sonny Friendly:''' Well, I guess we all can't be winners, You know! (laughs) Well this is Sonny Friendly saying we will see you again next time on ''The Crying Game Show''. (To his teddy bear) Oh, Teddy! I am so glad It's to have you back again.again. (Kisses his teddy bear)
** In real life, Game Show hosts cannot win prizes.
3rd Jun '18 3:00:46 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* An in-universe example occurs on one of the game show sketches, ''The Crying Game Show''. In this sketch, host Sonny Friendly tells a contestant a sad story; the contestant that cries the hardest wins the game. Ultimately, the grand prize is [[ButtMonkey Sonny Friendly's]] own teddy bear - [[LoopholeAbuse causing Friendly to cry the hardest, thus winning the game]]. [[EverybodyCries The contestants continue to cry]] after the announcer blurted that there are no {{consolation prize}}s. And all of this is PlayedForLaughs...

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* [[https://www.twitch.tv/videos/254057744 An in-universe example occurs on one of the game show sketches, ''The Crying Game Show''. Show''.]] In this sketch, host Sonny Friendly tells a contestant a sad story; the contestant that cries the hardest wins the game. Ultimately, the grand prize is [[ButtMonkey Sonny Friendly's]] own teddy bear - [[LoopholeAbuse causing Friendly to cry the hardest, thus winning the game]]. [[EverybodyCries The contestants continue to cry]] after the announcer blurted that there are no {{consolation prize}}s. And all of this is PlayedForLaughs...
3rd Jun '18 2:58:22 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* [[https://www.twitch.tv/videos/256167024 Cookie Monster having a rather sad nightmare on meeting a giant, talking cookie, given the name "The Monster Cookie". As he tells Cookie Monster in his sob story, he used to be a monster, though he had been transformed into a cookie because he was on a cookie-only diet, and regrets that he never had carrots, fish, or bread. After this sad nightmare, Cookie Monster wakes up moaning, "What a dream! Oh, Very sad!" He then approaches a cookie and scolds himself to never eat cookies again, and eats carrots, fish, and bread, [[TenMinuteRetirement and then a cookie afterwards leaving a remark "Well, Maybe sometime a cookie!"]] The whole sketch is so over-the-top and dependent on the SpaceWhaleAesop that it's utterly fantastic. Props to Jerry's and Frank's impeccable performances.]]

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* [[https://www.twitch.tv/videos/256167024 Cookie Monster having a rather sad nightmare on meeting a giant, talking cookie, given the name "The Monster Cookie". ]] As he tells Cookie Monster in his sob story, he used to be a monster, though he had been transformed into a cookie because he was on a cookie-only diet, and regrets that he never had carrots, fish, or bread. After this sad nightmare, Cookie Monster wakes up moaning, "What a dream! Oh, Very sad!" He then approaches a cookie and scolds himself to never eat cookies again, and eats carrots, fish, and bread, [[TenMinuteRetirement and then a cookie afterwards leaving a remark "Well, Maybe sometime a cookie!"]] The whole sketch is so over-the-top and dependent on the SpaceWhaleAesop that it's utterly fantastic. Props to Jerry's and Frank's impeccable performances.]]
3rd Jun '18 2:57:07 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* Cookie Monster having a rather sad nightmare on meeting a giant, talking cookie, given the name "The Monster Cookie". As he tells Cookie Monster in his sob story, he used to be a monster, though he had been transformed into a cookie because he was on a cookie-only diet, and regrets that he never had carrots, fish, or bread. After this sad nightmare, Cookie Monster wakes up moaning, "What a dream! Oh, Very sad!" He then approaches a cookie and scolds himself to never eat cookies again, and eats carrots, fish, and bread, [[TenMinuteRetirement and then a cookie afterwards leaving a remark "Well, Maybe sometime a cookie!"]] The whole sketch is so over-the-top and dependent on the SpaceWhaleAesop that it's utterly fantastic. Props to Jerry's and Frank's impeccable performances.

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* [[https://www.twitch.tv/videos/256167024 Cookie Monster having a rather sad nightmare on meeting a giant, talking cookie, given the name "The Monster Cookie". As he tells Cookie Monster in his sob story, he used to be a monster, though he had been transformed into a cookie because he was on a cookie-only diet, and regrets that he never had carrots, fish, or bread. After this sad nightmare, Cookie Monster wakes up moaning, "What a dream! Oh, Very sad!" He then approaches a cookie and scolds himself to never eat cookies again, and eats carrots, fish, and bread, [[TenMinuteRetirement and then a cookie afterwards leaving a remark "Well, Maybe sometime a cookie!"]] The whole sketch is so over-the-top and dependent on the SpaceWhaleAesop that it's utterly fantastic. Props to Jerry's and Frank's impeccable performances.]]
23rd Apr '18 9:59:45 AM fruitstripegum
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGoKZToy0bg This animated skit]] features Noodles the animated FunnyAnimal cat breaking his owner Nedd's toy plane (specifically, one of the wings fell off). At one point, he has this thought bubble where he's carrying the wing in a bag while wearing a cap and looking dejected. This could be interpreted as either him considering running away from home and taking the wing with him or him considering the possibility of having to take the wing with him to school and feeling guilty about having broken it. Either way, it's tearjerking. Doesn't help that that skit was written by a writer who reportedly was a bit morbid and made his skits slightly DarkerAndEdgier than standard Sesame Street.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGoKZToy0bg This animated skit]] features Noodles the animated FunnyAnimal cat breaking his owner Nedd's toy plane (specifically, one of the wings fell off). At one point, he has this thought bubble where he's carrying the wing in a bag while wearing a cap and looking dejected. This could be interpreted as either him considering running away from home and taking the wing with him or him considering the possibility of having to take the wing with him to school and feeling guilty about having broken it. Either way, it's tearjerking. Doesn't help that that skit was written by a writer Creator/JohnRDilworth, who reportedly was a bit morbid and made his skits slightly DarkerAndEdgier than standard Sesame Street.
23rd Apr '18 9:54:35 AM fruitstripegum
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* There's a cute little song called "You and You and Me", written by Jeff Moss, about Elmo, Grover and Zoe taking turns going through a door. The comprehensive 2008 book ''Street Gang'' by Michael Davis reveals that Moss, who suffered from cancer ,wrote that song ''the day he died''. Since he was a commanding presence on the Street since day 1, being behind some of the most famous songs and episodes, he went out with a blaze of glory.
* The small cartoon with AnAesop about telling the truth. It begins with a small girl named Cookie with blue skin and crazy red hair and her yellow cat Lucy playing baseball. On the third strike, the window breaks and Cookie mopes that it's the "end of her baseball career". This is tear-jerking enough, but then she has an ImagineSpot about what would happen if she lied that Lucy broke the window: "They" (probably her parents and possibly other relations like siblings) would lock Lucy out Lucy and would have to live in the doghouse with Bruno the dog, but wouldn't like it as he doesn't like to share and would bark at her, so she would run away never to be seen by Cookie again. This leads Cookie to tell the truth to her mother in a very emotional way.

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* There's a cute little song called "You and You and Me", written by Jeff Moss, about Elmo, Grover and Zoe taking turns going through a door. The comprehensive 2008 book ''Street Gang'' by Michael Davis reveals that Moss, who suffered from cancer ,wrote cancer, wrote that song ''the day he died''. Since he was a commanding presence on the Street since day 1, being behind some of the most famous songs and episodes, he went out with a blaze of glory.
* The small cartoon with AnAesop about telling the truth. It begins with a small girl named Cookie with blue skin and crazy red hair and her yellow cat Lucy playing baseball. On the third strike, the window breaks and Cookie mopes that it's the "end of her baseball career". This is tear-jerking enough, but then she has an ImagineSpot about what would happen if she lied that Lucy broke the window: "They" (probably her parents and possibly other relations like siblings) would lock Lucy out Lucy and she would have to live in the doghouse with Bruno the dog, but wouldn't like it as he doesn't like to share and would bark at her, so she would run away never to be seen by Cookie again. This leads Cookie to tell the truth to her mother in a very emotional way.
19th Apr '18 12:35:58 PM Unicorndance
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9th Apr '18 1:18:35 PM MarioandSmurfs
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----->'''Scooter''': ''Reading a fanmail'' Perhaps the substance of Jim Henson's genius was the ability to see wonder far off in crazy directions. And get people to follow him there.

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----->'''Scooter''': ---->'''Scooter''': ''Reading a fanmail'' Perhaps the substance of Jim Henson's genius was the ability to see wonder far off in crazy directions. And get people to follow him there.
9th Apr '18 1:18:22 PM MarioandSmurfs
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-->'''Scooter''': ''Reading a fanmail'' Perhaps the substance of Jim Henson's genius was the ability to see wonder far off in crazy directions. And get people to follow him there.

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-->'''Scooter''': ----->'''Scooter''': ''Reading a fanmail'' Perhaps the substance of Jim Henson's genius was the ability to see wonder far off in crazy directions. And get people to follow him there.
9th Apr '18 1:15:51 PM MarioandSmurfs
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* In one of the episodes, everyone: ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Oscar]], his pets, [[CheerfulChild Elmo]], [[LovableCoward Telly]], the kids, [[MrFixit Ma]] [[GenderInvertedTrope ria]]...) miss Slimey the worm who's on the moon. They're so sad that it's hard not to [[TheWoobie feel sorry for them]].

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* In one of the episodes, everyone: ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Oscar]], his pets, [[CheerfulChild Elmo]], [[LovableCoward Telly]], the kids, [[MrFixit Ma]] [[GenderInvertedTrope Ma]][[GenderInvertedTrope ria]]...) miss Slimey the worm who's on the moon. They're so sad that it's hard not to [[TheWoobie feel sorry for them]].
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