BERT: [MOANS] ERNIE: Hey, Bert? What’s the matter, Bert? BERT: Oh, Ernie, [MUMBLES]. ERNIE: What? BERT: I can’t sleep, I said. ERNIE: Oh. Well, you know what I do, Bert,
when I can’t sleep? BERT: What? ERNIE: Well, I think of
something that’s fun, something that I’d really
like to be doing. And it makes me relax
all over, Bert. BERT: Oh, yeah? Well, does it really work? ERNIE: Well, just
try it, Bert. What would you like to be doing
right now, for instance? BERT: Well, besides sleeping? ERNIE: Mmm-hmm. BERT: Oh– ice skating. ERNIE: Ice skating. BERT: Yeah, I love
to ice skate. ERNIE: Oh, well then just
imagine it, Bert. BERT: Yeah? ERNIE: Think of yourself gliding
over the ice, swooping and swirling, without a
worry in the world. BERT: Hmm. Swooping, swirling. [SIGH] Hmm. [MUSIC PLAYING] [SNORES] [MUSIC PLAYING]

Sesame Street: Bert Ice Skates
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48 thoughts on “Sesame Street: Bert Ice Skates

  • September 25, 2008 at 7:50 am
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    This clip is wonderful. There's a purity to it. The music is nice, and the little touches like Bert's muffling into his pillow and kicking his feet under the covers add so much to these scenes.

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  • November 29, 2008 at 8:19 am
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    I remember this one.

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  • December 2, 2008 at 12:16 am
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    I wonder what Live performance they got that footage from. Apparently someone took a picture of it at some point.

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  • December 13, 2008 at 10:35 pm
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    Jim Henson had a creative imagination.

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  • February 16, 2009 at 12:35 am
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    Sometimes when I am asleep, I dream about ice skating.

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  • April 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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    I really love the Raposo music in this.

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  • May 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm
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    Address To 123

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  • July 12, 2009 at 4:01 am
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    I remember this!!! I'm 3 yearsold!!!! Ohhhhhhh precious memories!!!

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  • August 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm
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    when I wanna sleep I'm thinking of either swimming or ice-skating to help me sleep .Sometimes I think of flying

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  • October 20, 2009 at 7:57 pm
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    He can't sleep cause he doesn't have any eyelids.

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  • January 29, 2010 at 4:11 am
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    When I Need My Rest , I'm Thinking Of Either Working With Young Children Or Figure Skating , Sometime I Think Of Flying Through The Air To Help People ,

    Love Scott Orvik

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  • April 2, 2010 at 8:27 pm
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    1.) Does anyone know who portrayed Bert ice skating?

    2.) Does anyone remember the episode where Oscar was walking (WITH his trash can, LOL!) and settling down, then blowing a VERY loud whistle? Then many puppets gathered around, (I THINK one of them was Prarie Dawn, "Ooh! It's so loud!") Then they find Oscar & start beating on the can!

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  • July 9, 2010 at 6:19 am
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    Games on Skates Presents Roller Disco, each and Every Friday 8pm-2am 47 st thomas street London Bridge, SE1 3QX

    The last Friday of each month there will be cash prizes to be won., #100 for the winner of TAG. If I was you I would get down there each and every Friday to Practice, who will win the #100 and a trophy for that month???

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  • August 25, 2010 at 2:53 am
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    "Try it anyway" from Super Mario 64

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  • September 25, 2010 at 6:39 am
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    @vaultboy123 LMAO!!!

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  • September 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm
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    at 0:01 imagine there is a girl under bert 😉

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  • February 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm
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    Ooooh, I remember this! Been a few decades but no matter….I wondered why we could suddenly see Muppet Feet at long last…

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  • April 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm
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    As we have seen, much of what else Ernie does to fall asleep usually annoys Bert: Such as dancing himself to sleep, and counting fire trucks that make loud noises.

    By the way, Bert was once seen with eyelids. He had them when he was asleep on the chair and Ernie tried to wake him up.

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  • May 2, 2011 at 6:35 am
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    There sgould be a WHOLE set of clips of ice skating Sesame Street characters! I remember Oscar blowing a whistle, & Prarie Dawn saying, "It's so loud!"

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  • June 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm
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    this awesome!

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  • September 5, 2011 at 3:53 am
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    Oh I can ice skat and I'm bit rusty.

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  • January 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm
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    I think this music was composed by Joe Raposo

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  • June 12, 2012 at 6:30 am
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    Oh wow! I remember watching that when I was little and that was a long time ago.

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  • June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm
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    There's dora and barney and teletubbies, but this show is the only one that's funny for adults…

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  • September 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm
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    Takes skills to ice skate while wearing a Bert suit

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  • August 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm
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    Yeah, kids can learn, but adults think Sesame Street is hilarious

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  • December 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm
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    does anyone know where can l find that tune?

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  • January 27, 2014 at 5:32 am
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    0:18–0:26 uhh

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  • February 26, 2014 at 12:27 am
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    This music brings me to tears. (sniff, sniff…)

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  • April 22, 2014 at 4:50 am
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      Very soothing tune – brings back the good old days, as well as (you guessed it) a few tears!  Joe Raposo does it again!

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  • January 27, 2015 at 4:26 am
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    The very first time that I watched this skit, I actually thought that there was a real ice skating with another Bert behind Bert's bed. I'm like is Ernie living with Two Bert's instead of just one? Well anyway, before I saw this skit, I watched three over Bert and Ernie bedtime skits. Ernie's Basketball, Ernie thinks of shapes and Ernie is thirsty. Each one ended with the camera showing the whole bedroom and the camera heading towards Bert's bed and ending it with a close up at his face.

    Plenty of times I always wondered what's behind Bert's bed? How come the camera never ever goes further past nor even behind Bert's bed? Maybe I just wanted to see what the rest of their bedroom looks like? Maybe I just want to get to know more of their bedroom. The day when Ernie told Bert to imagine ice skating the camera was slowly heading towards Bert's bed like always that I thought that the skit was gonna end again.

    Out of the blue, there's more to it and I get to see an ice skating rink with another Bert behind Bert's bed that I'm like I didn't know that Bert and Ernie had a theatrical ice skating rink in their own small apartment. After I saw that, the three bedtime skits that I watched I always made believe that we were gonna see Bert ice skate once the camera went towards his bed again.

    In Ernie get thirsty and when Ernie makes believes that he's eating and the camera goes towards Bert's bed with Bert being frustrated I took a line from One of these things and changed the ending to my own version called Let's go ice skating now. That's what I've been making believe that that was happening every time I saw that skit.

    In Ernie thinks of shapes, when the camera slowly goes towards Bert's bed, I make believe that the ice skating Bert comes along and is behind Bert's bed, they both see each other and The Muppet Bert says Circles to The Costume Bert having the both of them wonder if circles actually has any sizes at all.

    I without a doubt had the most vivid imaginations that any other kid would ever have. I'll always treasure these make believe fantasies forever even as a full grown adult. Ah memories.

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  • June 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm
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    The music is so touching. Ahhh Nostalgic. 
    Now im 10 again.

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  • February 28, 2016 at 5:05 pm
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    I request you those following segments: Clowns Honking up to 10 and a logo-free version of 8 (the logo free version is that with the sesame street logo) A logo-free version of Soul O Airplane Carving A/a and T/t Fun Factory D/d H/h L/l and R/rCGI Planets Q/q and a better quality version of G/g Limericks B, R and 2 a better quality of S is for shadow soccer balls Sand and slide Stores On Street B, C and P OP Words (Drop/Stop/Hop/Top/Pop) Op Words (Pop/Bop/Stop)

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  • July 5, 2016 at 7:02 am
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    This is exactly the same Joe Raposo music that was used for the man making the toy airplane video. The only difference here is that the music is heard in waltz time. 3/4 time.

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  • October 23, 2016 at 2:51 am
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    wo, full-body bert costume

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  • October 23, 2016 at 2:52 am
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    wo, I'm surprised ernie didn't awaken bert afterwards to ask how it was, then go to sleep himself, leaving bert still unable to sleep

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  • February 13, 2017 at 12:56 am
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    I Love This! It reminds me of watching it on TV right after school.

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  • February 19, 2017 at 8:46 am
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    Second greatest Bert and Ernie bedroom skit ever. (The best one was the original imagination skit)

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  • February 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm
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    season 2 of yuri on ice looks good

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  • August 8, 2017 at 8:10 am
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    Sad that Sesame Street will never be this way ever again…. 😢

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  • September 10, 2017 at 8:33 am
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    Nostalgic! Beautiful.It's right up there with The Peanuts Gang ice skating… Oh and Snoopy ice skating as well lol

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  • May 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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    Something always bugged me about seeing Ernie, Bert & co with legs when they usually shown from waste up. With the exception of Big Bird since he always had them !!

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  • October 17, 2018 at 9:46 pm
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    Like those blue lights in the background on each side of the rink, looks really cool 🙂

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  • March 18, 2019 at 7:13 am
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    What Thug whay

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  • March 20, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    1978

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  • June 7, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    I wonder where this was made? At an ice skating rink in New York?

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  • June 7, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    I wonder if the rink is still there, as well as the lights as well

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