History TearJerker / SesameStreet

15th Oct '17 6:17:24 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* The 1982 passing of Will Lee (Who played Mr. Hooper).
* The 1989 passing of Joe Raposo (The original composer).
* The 1990 passing of Northern Calloway (David).
* The passing of Muppet creator Jim Henson on May 16, 1990.
* The passing of Richard Hunt (Muppet performer) on January 7, 1992.
* In 1997, Jonathan Stone (headwriter) passed away.
* In 1998, Headwriter and composer Jeff Moss passed away.
* The 2002 passing of Bill McCuctcheon (Who played Bob's Uncle Walley)
* Also in 2002, Matt Robinson (The original Gordon) dies from Parkinson's Disease.
* Michael Jeter (Mr. Noodle's Twin-Brother) dies in 2003.
* Jerry Juhl (headwriter) passed away in 2005.
* Cartoon voice actor Jim Thurman (aka Teeny Little Super Guy) passed away on April 14, 2007.
* The Mad Painter's Paul Benedict died on December of 2008.
* Aliena Reed-Hall (Who played Olivia) passed away on December 19, 2009.
* Headwriter and composer of ''Elmo's Song'', Tony Guiess died in 2011.
11th Oct '17 3:37:48 PM LemonRoseGirl96
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** "Island of Emotion" is about an island with sections for different emotions. The sadness section, Weeping River, has everyone crying.

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** "Island of Emotion" is about an island with sections for different emotions. The sadness section, Weeping River, has [[EverybodyCries everyone crying.crying]].



* 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]]. 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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* 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 cry]] after the announcer blurted that there are no {{consolation prize}}s. And all of this is PlayedForLaughs...



* Much everybody sobbing over losing the stick on episode 3626. In the soap opera story of ''The Princesses and the Stick'' Until the fish (Bob) asked them, Why don't you take take turns. Which made them happy again. And they lived happily ever after.

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* [[EverybodyCries Much everybody sobbing sobbing]] over losing the stick on episode 3626. In the soap opera story of ''The Princesses and the Stick'' Until the fish (Bob) asked them, Why don't you take take turns. Which made them happy again. And they lived happily ever after.
11th Oct '17 11:37:56 AM Unicorndance
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** "Island of Emotion" is about an island with sections for different emotions. The sadness section, Weeping River, has everyone crying.
9th Oct '17 11:57:53 AM Unicorndance
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** The song "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" (released on the CD ''Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown'') is an in-universe example, as it describes [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a cafe where cowboys and cowgirls let out their sadness]]. After the song ends, They cheer up and....
--->'''Cowboy:''' Hey, You know that I had a good cry. I feel better!
--->'''Cowgirl:''' Me too! I am not sad anymore! I feel happy!
--->'''A Horse:''' Hey, What do you all want to do?
--->'''A Cow:''' Let's to the ''Happy Cow-Lounge''!
--->'''Cowgirl:''' Oh, I love that place!
--->'''Cowboy:''' Yea-Haw! Let's go there! (As they leave the Sad Cafe).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CrDIEJB7ss Just Take a Look at 15]]" is a doo-wop type song about a number 15 who feels unnoticed. Apparently, the boy knows all the other teens except her and she thinks "life is mean". She even cries at one point on the hopscotch. You'd think there'd be a happier way to teach numbers.
** There's one song ''about'' being sad, by Little Jerry and the Monotones.
--->'''Jerry''': "I'm sad."
--->'''Monotones''': "So sad, so sad."
--->'''Jerry''': "Oh boy, am I feeling bad!"
--->'''Monotones''': "So bad, so bad."
--->'''Jerry''': "I wipe the tears from my eye-y-y-y-y-y-y. Want to sit down and cry-y-y!"
** One song, sang by Olivia, is about how she is awfully sad for no good reason.
--->'''Olivia''': "And I'm sad, I'm sad and it's not much fun to be. And though I know this feeling soon will grow, right now, it's bothering me."



* The song "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" (released on the CD ''Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown'') is an in-universe example, as it describes [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a cafe where cowboys and cowgirls let out their sadness]]. After the songs ends, They cheer up and....
-->'''Cowboy:''' Hey, You know that I had a good cry. I feel better!
-->'''Cowgirl:''' Me too! I am not sad anymore! I feel happy!
-->'''A Horse:''' Hey, What do you all want to do?
-->'''A Cow:''' Let's to the ''Happy Cow-Lounge''!
-->'''Cowgirl:''' Oh, I love that place!
-->'''Cowboy:''' Yea-Haw! Let's go there! (As they leave the Sad Cafe).
29th Sep '17 10:36:50 PM Unicorndance
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** "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"

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** While "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"Moon" doesn't have any sad content, it has a bittersweet vibe because of the slow pace and the emotional message about how they don't want to reside in certain weird places due to the fact that they'll miss their friends and familiar places.



** "What Do I Do When I'm Alone?"

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** "What Do I Do When I'm Alone?"Alone?" has Grover talk about the things that he does while he's by himself. It heads into tearjerker territory when he mentions that sometimes when he's alone, he gets lonely because he has nobody to show what he's doing. Thankfully, it ends on a light note.
--->'''Grover''': "And you ''are'' here. So I'm not alone. And I'm happy."



*** "One Way" as well, though it ends on a heartwarming note.

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*** "One Way" as well, due to the scene where the biker doesn't know how to get to his girlfriend's house past the 'One Way' sign and worries that it won't work out between them, though it ends on a heartwarming note.note with the girlfriend riding on the back of his bike.



** A more obscure example: "I Think That It Is Wonderful"

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** A more obscure example: "I Think That It Is Wonderful"Wonderful". While it has no sad vocals, it is another slow-paced, emotional song.



** The film insert/song ''It's alright to cry'' (and it certainly is) is another example.

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** The film insert/song ''It's alright to cry'' (and it certainly is) is another example.example, due to its powerful message and the fact that sad situations (hurting your knee, your "stomach aching and your heart aching too", being cranky and tired, being sad for no reason, etc).



** "Feeling Good, Feeling Bad" is a whole rollercoaster of emotions that sometimes goes into this territory. It starts with Ernie singing about how happy he is and Bert interjecting about his various negative emotions: first sadness ("Do I feel bad!"), then anger ("Grr! I feel like getting mad!" and "Me, I'm feeling crosser than a bear."), then apathy ("And I don't care!"). Eventually, Bert cheers up...but Ernie now has Bert's negative emotions. Luckily, after they go through the song again, they're both happy.
** There's this one song called "All I Can Do Is Cry". About the three little kittens crying because one of them lost her mitten. Enough to make a lot of cat lovers tear up.
--->'''Ginger Cat''': "Whatever happened to that mitten? I'm so sad my heart is splitting. Never got a chance to say goodbye."
** "Willie Wimple" tells a story about a young boy who chops down trees and litters and the disastrous consequences of what would happen if all children cut down trees and littered. They talk about how there'd be no room due to litter everywhere, no rivers (and therefore nowhere for fish to live and nowhere to sail), no submarines or swimming, no plants or bees and nowhere for birds to live.
--->'''Singer''': "If every kid did it, can't you see what an empty, ugly, messy, dirty, icky, messy, no-fun world it would be? Yuck!"



* There's this one song called "All I Can Do Is Cry". About the three little kittens crying because one of them lost her mitten. Enough to make a lot of cat lovers tear up.
29th Sep '17 10:07:26 PM Unicorndance
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* In "Elmo Saves Christmas", Elmo wishes it was Christmas every day. When they travel in time to the next "real Christmas", they find out that [[BadFuture nobody likes Christmas anymore and it's all dystopian]]. Some highlights (lowlights?) include the Count being bored of counting the days (and seeming apathetic in general), Big Bird is crying because he hasn't seen Snuffy (who was staying with his grandmother in Cincinnati) all year and the carol singers have lost their voices. Thankfully, thanks to time-travel, it [[EarnYourHappyEnding gets resolved.]]
18th Sep '17 6:23:26 PM oknazevad
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* Effective October 2016, [[http://www.toughpigs.com/steve-whitmire-news/ Muppet performer Steve Whitmire was fired by The Jim Henson Company]].
4th Sep '17 6:04:09 PM Unicorndance
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* One animated skit featured a mouse singing a song about four cats having different emotions, two of them being sad (which makes the mouse sad too) and angry.
2nd Sep '17 10:08:40 AM DaScarecrow
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* One episode has Telly chasing a penguin that stole his Triangle Guy costume. He gets so angry that he wants to ''hit'' the penguin and Gina asks him to think on what might happen if he tries that idea. What follows is an ImagineSpot where the penguin gets hurt and Telly goes to jail for hitting it. By the end Telly is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified by what his temper could have made him do]].
16th Aug '17 1:23:37 PM Unicorndance
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* There's this one song called "All I Can Do Is Cry". About the three little kittens crying because one of them lost her mitten. Enough to make a lot of cat lovers tear up.
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