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* The book "It's Not Fair!" has a particularly sad part near the end -- upon seeing Ernie get all the credit for their lemonade stand, Bert snaps and angrily starts ranting about how HE did all the work and nobody even thanks him for it... before running off in tears, making everyone feel guilty, especially Ernie. Happily, there's a HeartwarmingMoment when Ernie uses the money earned from the lemonade to buy Bert a present to cheer him up.

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* The book "It's Not Fair!" has a particularly sad part near the end -- upon seeing Ernie get all the credit for their lemonade stand, Bert snaps and angrily starts ranting about how HE did all the work and nobody even thanks him for it... before running off in tears, making everyone feel guilty, especially Ernie. Happily, there's a HeartwarmingMoment SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} when Ernie uses the money earned from the lemonade to buy Bert a present to cheer him up.



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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJe71AUcvFk Big Sad Wolf]] skit. Little Red Riding Hood does the "Granny, what big ears you have" lines to a wolf except she's got the wrong address and has accidentally visited a nice wolf named Lester with a fragile ego. When she calls him granny and says he has big extremities, he bursts into tears because he thinks she's being mean. The misunderstanding gets cleared up, but Lester cries again when Prairie Dawn mistakes him for the real Big Bad Wolf.


* WMG (Warner Music Group) is [[ScrewedByTheLawyers censoring]] many Sesame Street clips on Creator/{{YouTube}}. If effective many users to get their YouTube account terminated. It so bad that even the official Sesame Street YouTube channel got terminated as well.

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* WMG (Warner Music Group) is [[ScrewedByTheLawyers censoring]] many Sesame Street clips on Creator/{{YouTube}}.Website/{{YouTube}}. If effective many users to get their YouTube account terminated. It so bad that even the official Sesame Street YouTube channel got terminated as well.


* WMG (Warner Music Group) is [[ScrewedByTheLawyers censoring]] many Sesame Street clips on Creator/{{YouTube}}. If effective many users to get their YouRube account terminated. It so bad that even the official Sesame Street YouTube channel got terminated as well.

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* WMG (Warner Music Group) is [[ScrewedByTheLawyers censoring]] many Sesame Street clips on Creator/{{YouTube}}. If effective many users to get their YouRube YouTube account terminated. It so bad that even the official Sesame Street YouTube channel got terminated as well.


* WMG (Warner Music Group) is [[ScrewedByTheLawyers censoring]] many Sesame Street clips on Creator/{{Youtube}}. If effective many users to get their Youtube account terminated. It so bad that even the official Sesame Street Youtube channel got terminated as well.

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* WMG (Warner Music Group) is [[ScrewedByTheLawyers censoring]] many Sesame Street clips on Creator/{{Youtube}}. Creator/{{YouTube}}. If effective many users to get their Youtube YouRube account terminated. It so bad that even the official Sesame Street Youtube YouTube channel got terminated as well.

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* WMG (Warner Music Group) is [[ScrewedByTheLawyers censoring]] many Sesame Street clips on Creator/{{Youtube}}. If effective many users to get their Youtube account terminated. It so bad that even the official Sesame Street Youtube channel got terminated as well.


* Add to that Big Bird singing "It's Not Easy Being Green" to a recently deceased Creator/JimHenson during Henson's funeral service, and the Muppets win at bringing even the most hard-hearted hannahs to tears every time. You can hear Carol Spinney's voice cracking throughout the number. The big gut-wrencher is right after he finishes...

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* Add to that Big Bird singing "It's Not Easy Being Green" to a recently deceased Creator/JimHenson during Henson's funeral service, and the Muppets win at bringing even the most hard-hearted hannahs to tears every time. You can hear Carol Spinney's voice cracking and trying to keep composure throughout the number. The big gut-wrencher is right after he finishes...


* Add to that Big Bird singing "It's Not Easy Being Green" to a recently deceased Creator/JimHenson during Henson's funeral service, and the Muppets win at bringing even the most hard-hearted hannahs to tears every time. The big gut-wrencher is right after he finishes...

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* Add to that Big Bird singing "It's Not Easy Being Green" to a recently deceased Creator/JimHenson during Henson's funeral service, and the Muppets win at bringing even the most hard-hearted hannahs to tears every time. You can hear Carol Spinney's voice cracking throughout the number. The big gut-wrencher is right after he finishes...



----> '''Gonzo''': But we were just getting to know him!

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----> '''Gonzo''': '''Fozzie:''' ''*reading letter*'' "I feel very sorry to hear that your best friend Jim [[WhamLine died-]] ''*silence hits*'' ...Wha-...died?
----> '''Gonzo''': ...Jim ''died''?
But we were just getting starting to get to know him!


———> '''Clifford''': Dear Kermit, I hope you feel better. I will miss Jim Henson too. I hope this letter makes you feel better. I love you. Bridget Kerwin, Peabody, Massachusetts.

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———> ----> '''Clifford''': Dear Kermit, I hope you feel better. I will miss Jim Henson too. I hope this letter makes you feel better. I love you. Bridget Kerwin, Peabody, Massachusetts.



———-> '''Miss Piggy''': Mr. Henson was a very good and talented teacher. He will never be dead in my heart.

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———-> ----> '''Miss Piggy''': Mr. Henson was a very good and talented teacher. He will never be dead in my heart.

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** One episode has Elmo sad when the adults are too busy to tell him a story, but thankfully it only lasts a few moments. There's also his story ending on the Royal Elmo being tired and too busy to play, but that's just something he made up.

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--> *Scence morphs back to Cookie Monster's home*
--> '''Cookie Monster''': (As he wakes up) What a dream! Oh, (Voice breaks down) very sad! (As he was going to eat cookie, He puts it down with anger) OH NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! ME NEVER EAT COOKIES EVER AGAIN! NO! From now on, ME EAT Carrots! Yeah (Eats carrots), And fish (eats fish), and Whole Wheat bread! (Eats bread), And NO! NO! COOKIES! SORRY, COOKIE! ME NEVER GONNA EAT YOU EVER.....Say you talking, cookie? .......You crying, cookie? (Hmmm) (Eats a cookie anyways) Well maybe sometime a cookie!


Sure, it does teach you the basics like letters and numbers, but it's never afraid to be touchy, even if it kills hem.

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Sure, it does teach you the basics like letters and numbers, but it's never afraid to be touchy, even if it kills hem.them.

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Sure, it does teach you the basics like letters and numbers, but it's never afraid to be touchy, even if it kills hem.
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** And unlike some movies and TV shows, there is no BackFromTheDead moment. Once Mr. Hooper died, he stayed deceased ... a nod to real life and a way of helping children understand that when someone dies, for instance a beloved grandparent or older neighbor, they don't come back.



** 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, Abby Cadabby or Julia 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, Abby Cadabby or Julia and none of them ever got to know him.him ... again, a nod to real life.

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*** When Clifford reads the next one, it makes you realize that he was supposed to become part of the main cast. But ''Muppets Tonight'' was a failure, and with Kevin Clash resigned...
———> '''Clifford''': Dear Kermit, I hope you feel better. I will miss Jim Henson too. I hope this letter makes you feel better. I love you. Bridget Kerwin, Peabody, Massachusetts.
*** When Miss Piggy reads the next one, it makes you remember that Frank Oz semi-retired after his best friend died.
———-> '''Miss Piggy''': Mr. Henson was a very good and talented teacher. He will never be dead in my heart.


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** The song, “Elmo Didn’t Mean To” from Episode 4302 when Elmo feels guilty for how badly he treated Abby and Telly during a game. This is sadder, since this was one of Kevin’s last performances as Elmo prior to his resignation.


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* The Julia episodes can hit a little close to home for anyone who is on the spectrum and was ever given a hard time because of it.

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