History TearJerker / SesameStreet

17th Jan '18 1:21:52 PM fruitstripegum
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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.]

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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.]]]
9th Jan '18 11:03:52 AM ladyofthelibrary
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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.]]

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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.]]]
** Also sad ([[[NightmareFuel and scary]]) is the scene where Elmo innocently asks Maria why she's upset because "Christmas is fun". She, in a voice that clearly hints at a breakdown, snaps that she's sick of having fun and wants to actually do her job, only to mix up what kind of appliance she's picked up and bemoan that catching up will be impossible.
8th Jan '18 2:10:56 PM PPG-Katelyn
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** "Brothers And Sisters" can be this for anyone who's an only child.
8th Jan '18 12:56:01 PM PPG-Katelyn
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** The fact that the show has been running so long since Mr. Hooper's death and seen so many changes over the years makes his passing even more tearjerking in hindsight. Mr. Hooper never got to see Maria and Luis get married, never got to see Miles's adoption or Gabi's birth, never got to learn that Snuffy was real, never got to be a grandfather figure to Elmo, Zoe, Baby Bear, Rosita or Abby Cadabby, and none of them ever got to know him.

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** The fact that the show has been running so long since Mr. Hooper's death and seen so many changes over the years makes his passing even more tearjerking in hindsight. Mr. Hooper never got to see Maria and Luis get married, never got to see Miles's adoption or Gabi's birth, never got to learn that Snuffy was real, never got to be a grandfather figure to Elmo, Zoe, Baby Bear, Rosita or Rosita, Abby Cadabby, Cadabby or Julia and none of them ever got to know him.
15th Dec '17 4:15:04 PM Anddrix
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** Clash was not just Elmo's performer, he also created other characters (such as Hoots the Owl, Baby Natasha and a whole host of additional Muppets). In addition, he was the show's Muppet Captain, a co-writer (being the head writer and director of ''Series/ElmosWorld'' and its SpiritualSuccessor ''Elmo: The Musical''), a co-producer, co-ordinator of international outreach programs and being responsible for training new Muppeteers. With all those roles gone, a big gaping hole is left in ''Sesame Street'' as the show has lost someone greatly responsible for its overall tone and direction - and morale is apparently so low on set that Sesame Workshop has resumed filming Season 44 with a therapist hired to look after the cast and crew. Elmo may have been a [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] character, but if that's not a TearJerker to a ''Sesame'' fan, old-school or new-school, I don't know what is.

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** Clash was not just Elmo's performer, he also created other characters (such as Hoots the Owl, Baby Natasha and a whole host of additional Muppets). In addition, he was the show's Muppet Captain, a co-writer (being the head writer and director of ''Series/ElmosWorld'' and its SpiritualSuccessor ''Elmo: The Musical''), a co-producer, co-ordinator of international outreach programs and being responsible for training new Muppeteers. With all those roles gone, a big gaping hole is left in ''Sesame Street'' as the show has lost someone greatly responsible for its overall tone and direction - and morale is apparently so low on set that Sesame Workshop has resumed filming Season 44 with a therapist hired to look after the cast and crew. Elmo may have been a [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] divisive character, but if that's not a TearJerker to a ''Sesame'' fan, old-school or new-school, I don't know what is.



* The 2007 season was the final one to include any segments with Jim Henson. The last one to air? The Aaron Neville duet of "I Don't Want to Live On the Moon." [[LoveItOrHateIt Tear-jerking whether you like this version (it's a sweet song and a bittersweet way to send off Henson's clips, whether intentionally or not) or not (his last featured segment was filmed after his death and has Aaron Neville hotdogging all over it -- a little bit disrespectful).]][[note]]At least the Shawn Colvin version on ''Elmopalooza'' went through the trouble of rerecording the entire song, with Steve Whitmire now playing Ernie[[/note]]

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* The 2007 season was the final one to include any segments with Jim Henson. The last one to air? The Aaron Neville duet of "I Don't Want to Live On the Moon." [[LoveItOrHateIt Tear-jerking whether you like this version (it's a sweet song and a bittersweet way to send off Henson's clips, whether intentionally or not) or not (his last featured segment was filmed after his death and has Aaron Neville hotdogging all over it -- a little bit disrespectful).]][[note]]At [[note]]At least the Shawn Colvin version on ''Elmopalooza'' went through the trouble of rerecording the entire song, with Steve Whitmire now playing Ernie[[/note]]
1st Nov '17 11:42:59 PM Pamina
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** The fact that the show has been running so long since Mr. Hooper's death and seen so many changes over the years makes his passing even more tearjerking in hindsight. Mr. Hooper never got to see Maria and Luis get married, never got to see Miles's adoption or Gabi's birth, never got to learn that Snuffy was real, never got to be a grandfather figure to Elmo, Zoe, Baby Bear, Rosita or Abby Cadabby, and none of them ever got to know him.
19th Oct '17 7:49:35 AM Pamina
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* The 1982 passing of Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper.

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* The 1982 passing of Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper. A large part of what makes Mr. Hooper's death so heartbreaking is that it was a case of {{The Character Died With Him}}. As mentioned above, the characters' tears in the scene that discusses his death were unscripted: the actors were actually crying over the loss of their longtime castmate.
18th Oct '17 7:12:43 PM MarioandSmurfs
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* When Elmo is pretending to be sad in a game he calls the "Crying Game". This is actually funny, but it turns sad when Elmo actually does become sad.
* The whole episode "Elmo Feels Sad" is this, especially when he doesn't respond to tickling. [[spoiler: Even worse is the reason he's sad is because his fish (not Dorothy, another one called Bubbles) died.]]

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* When Elmo rarely cries, but when he does, it's almost heartbreaking [[TheWoobie and you can't help but feel sorry for him]].
** In episode #3430, when
Elmo is pretending to be sad in a game he calls the "Crying Game". This is actually funny, but it turns sad when Elmo actually does become sad.
* ** The whole entirety of episode "Elmo Feels Sad" #3587 is this, with Elmo being sad for the majority of the episode, especially when he doesn't respond to tickling. [[spoiler: Even worse is that the reason he's sad is because his fish (not Dorothy, another one called Bubbles) died.]]
18th Oct '17 7:06:37 PM MarioandSmurfs
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--> '''Big Bird''': ''(shocked)'' Oh, Gordon! My home! My nest! My--my everything!

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--> '''Big Bird''': ''(shocked)'' Oh, Gordon! Gordon!
--> '''Gordon''': Oh no...
--> '''Big Bird''': ''(panicking)''
My home! My nest! My--my everything!



--> '''Big Bird''': No, It is not!

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--> '''Big Bird''': No, It is it's not!



--> '''Gordon''': Well, the wind was too strong it blew it all apart.

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--> '''Gordon''': Well, the wind was too strong strong, it just blew it all apart. apart.
--> '''Big Bird''': Ohh... ''(cries)''
18th Oct '17 7:04:52 PM MarioandSmurfs
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--> '''Big Bird''': (Mourning) Oh, Gordon! My Home! My Nest!

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--> '''Big Bird''': (Mourning) ''(shocked)'' Oh, Gordon! My Home! home! My Nest!nest! My--my everything!



--> '''Big Bird''': But what happened to my nest?!?
--> '''Gordon''': Well, the wind was too strong it blew it all apart. (As he comforts Big Bird) I'm with you.

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--> '''Big Bird''': But what But... but my nest! What happened to my nest?!?
nest?!
--> '''Gordon''': Well, the wind was too strong it blew it all apart. (As he comforts
--> '''Gordon''': ''(comforting
Big Bird) Bird)'' It's all right, Big Bird, I'm here with you.



* [[EverybodyCries 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.
-->'''The Narrator (Celina):''' And so, Everybody take turns and shared the stick. And nobody in the kingdom were sad anymore. And they lived happily ever after. The end.
-->*The cast takes a bow*
-->'''Announcer:''' And that's the end of ''The Princesses and the Stick'', The story of ''The Princesses and the Stick'' was sponsored by the letter L, and by number 6. Sesame Street is a production of The Children's Television Workshop!

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* [[EverybodyCries Much everybody sobbing]] over losing the stick on Though somewhat played for laughs, episode 3626. In the soap opera story #3626 (consisting of ''The a play called "The Princesses and the Stick'' Until the fish (Bob) asked them, Why don't you take take turns. Which made them happy again. And Stick") has two princesses (played by Gaby and Rosita), two baseball players (Lexie and Louis), a guy who juggles hats (Carlos), and a fisherman (Telly) [[EverybodyCries all cry (eventually all together)]] because they lived happily ever after.
-->'''The Narrator (Celina):'''
can't find the single stick that was used to solve their problem before.
**
And so, Everybody take turns and shared if that wasn't enough, the stick. And nobody in narrator (Celina) starts to get emotional when she goes further into the kingdom were sad anymore. And they lived happily ever after. The end.
-->*The cast takes a bow*
-->'''Announcer:''' And that's
parts of the end of ''The Princesses and the Stick'', The story of ''The Princesses and the Stick'' was sponsored by the letter L, and by number 6. Sesame Street is a production of The Children's Television Workshop! story.
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