Who Else Remembers This? (Vol. 2)

Since my previous post on the video of how orange crayons are made got such a hearty response, I’m recommending another Sesame Street treasure: "Me and My Llama," in which a young, quasi-mulleted girl (you’re sure it’s a full-on mullet, but then the coat comes off!) takes her llama to the dentist. Her llama to the dentist. Thanks to PopWatchers Little Lamb and Rebekah for bringing back to mind one of the strangest segments ever:

I still have a lot of the same reactions I did as a kid: Where are her parents? They should fix her teeth instead! Does anyone at Sesame Street care that "me and my llama" is grammatically incorrect? [EMBARRASSING DISCLOSURE AHEAD] I’m pretty sure that at no point did I wonder "Why does she have a llama?" How is that a question I overlooked? Did I assume that if I lived in a big city like her, I too would have a llama? ANNIE!!! GOD. I distinctly remember being at the dentist myself, and peering over my shoulder whenever I was alone in the room to see if there was maybe a llama in the hallway. That’s messed up. And I wonder why I’m weird.

I love the dentist’s voiceover at the end — turn it way up, and you can hear one man saying "It’s a pretty good llama!" and then another saying "Yeah!" Like yeah, no big deal, we’re just two grown men agreeing that the llama whose teeth we just massacred was of fine quality. God I love Sesame Street.

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  • Heather

    Watching this now I can vividly remember seeing it as a kid. It now seems completely insane but when I was a kid I found nothing strange about this segment. It seemed perfectly reasonable that the nice city llama would need to go to the dentist. What kind of world was I living in that that seemed like an ordinary thing!

  • HH

    OMG! I totally remember that song, and thinking that was the coolest song ever! Now I can’t get it out of my head. Me and my llama, me and my llama,…

  • Alli

    OMG!! This just made my night. I just announced to my husband that need to start watching Sesame Street again (I am 28). This is simply the most riduculous/best/insane thing EVER.

  • jenn

    love this one but does anyone remember this little tidbit http://www.foldedspace.org/weblog/2006/04/sesame_street_video_clips.html with Bert and Ernie???

  • jenn

    Okay, the clip I was talking about was “Artwork by Ernie” (hilarious — the one I remember 2nd to the crayon one)
    I forgot that was a link to a whole throng of Sesame Street clips (for all you lovers out there…) Enjoy!

  • Stacy

    Anyone remember this clip? It creeped me out as a kid, and from what I hear, I wasn’t the only one. Enjoy!

  • Jennifer

    3 things: 1) It actually looks like this llama is hers. She looks at it quite lovingly. 2) Don’t llamas, like, spit disgusting things out of their mouths? 3) They usually knock dogs out to clean their teeth; seems like it would be rather stressful for an animal, with all those noises and whatnot.

  • Lene

    I didn’t grow up in North America, so can’t traipse down the Sesame Street memory lane. However, this post did remind me of my favourite internet link of all time: The Llama Song. http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama.php. Llama, Llama, duck! Getting that one out of your head is impossible. Makes me laugh every time.

  • maxpurr9

    you could make posting ‘vintage sesame street clips’ a regular thing–excellent!

  • petey

    Please make this a regular feature. Can’t wait to see what else you find!!!

  • Jael

    I’d forgotten about her until you mentioned her, but now I can recall every strange detail without even watching the video. I also wondered why she had a llama in the city, but not why she had a llama.

  • Lucy

    I remember this!!! I also don’t recall thinking it was weird that some girl living in the city would have a dentist.
    As for classic Sesame Street (before Elmo took over the joint), on YouTube I found a clip of “the Beetles” singing “Letter B” and Bob and some hippie muppets singing “Goodmorning Starshine” Ahh the memories.

  • Leslie

    Thanks to whoever posted the one with the orange singing Carmen. I had forgotten that one too. The eyelashes used to give me the willies. Is it just me or was Sesame Street way cooler back then?

  • lilly

    Does anyone remember the crazy-hippie like muppett singing about some …none..all!
    “and all the brothers and all the sisters and all the people and some…none …all…”
    I bust out wiht this occaisonallya nd my husband thinks I need medication but I know it really happened.
    I think the same muppet did a Near…far thing too

  • Piranha

    Holy Mary, sweet mother of God!!!! I have been telling people about this clip for about 30 years – always singing the song in case that refreshed their memories – and no one, I mean NO ONE has ever known what I was talking about… a llama at the dentist??? Thank you EW for making me a believer again!!!!

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