Ernie and the Pumpkin Seed Candy Salesman (found Sesame Street sketch; 1971)


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Ernie and the Pumpkin Seed Candy Salesman
Screenshot from Sesamstraße
Screenshot from Sesamstraße
Status Found
Date found 26 Aug 17
Found by PumpkinJFriend

Ernie and the Pumpkin Seed Candy Salesman (usually shortened to Ernie and the Candy Salesman) is a sketch that originally aired during Sesame Street episode 0264 (during Season 2) on May 13, 1971 (exactly a day after the Tales from Muppetland special "The Frog Prince" premiered).[1]

In this sketch, a candy salesman comes up to Ernie and sells him some pumpkin seed candy. Ernie tells the salesman that he doesn't really like pumpkin seed candy, perhaps because it is icky. He keeps selling him the sizes of pumpkin seed candy until he sells him the tiniest piece of pumpkin seed candy that he even can't see it as if it was invisible. It almost looks like Ernie is looking at the camera in a closeup shot of the tiniest piece of pumpkin seed candy.

Availability

The sketch was known to have aired in two episodes on "Sesame Street" (#264 and #301) during 1971. Other airings of the segment, especially in foreign countries, remain unidentified, other than Folge 2033 of Sesamstraße.[2]

The clip was once posted in German, likely circa 2009, and lasted on YouTube for awhile before being removed in 2014. An English version of the skit was commercially released for the first time in a Sesame Street compilation on Sesame Street's official YT channel in 2015, but that compilation had recently been taken down since May 2017.

Following its deletion from YouTube, the clip remained missing again throughout the summer until YouTube user PumpkinJFriend had finally reuploaded the video for the sketch, in English, on August 26, 2017. It might have been on Sesame Street's official YouTube page, judging by a sesamestreet.org watermark on the bottom right corner of the screen. The video is also uploaded on Google Drive.[3]

Found Video

Ernie and the Pumpkin Seed Candy Salesman

References

  1. muppet.wikia.com page on Sesame Street episode 0264. Retrieved 4 Mar '17.
  2. muppet.wikia.com page on Sesamstraße folge 2033. Retrieved 3 Jul '17.
  3. The Google Drive link to the sketch. Retrieved 26 Aug '17.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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Didn't Rohail Hashmi say he had this backed up?
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BigRedMonster86

2 months ago
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He did, but he hasn't reposted it back onto YouTube yet. We all need to ask him to upload the German dub of "Ernie and the Pumpkin Seed Candy Salesman" from his harddrive!
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Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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Oh, ok. I remember him saying he would probably upload it sometime this month.
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BigRedMonster86

2 months ago
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Yeah, I'm waiting for him to post it EXACTLY this month.
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Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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Let's just hope that happens. I'm still waiting for someone to post Sesame Street episode 2909.
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BigRedMonster86

2 months ago
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I'm led to believing that "Ernie and the Pumpkin Seed Candy Salesman" is lost in the public because everyone keeps absent-mindedly trashing their old tapes with the clip on it and losing backup copies of it from harddrive crashes. And it's ALL of YouTube's fault they could be taking down copies of this clip because of f$#king copyright. Now I'm in a rage over this clip because IT KEEPS GETTING DELETED ALL OVER THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous user #2

1 months ago
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Rohail Hashmi said he would upload it on July 17th, but he didn't. Now we thought he was gonna upload it today, but so far, that hasn't happened. Let's just face it, Rohail just saved it for internal use. But there's still a possibility that he will upload it soon.
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BigRedMonster86

1 months ago
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He said he hasn't fixed his harddrive yet, still. |=(
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Anonymous user #2

1 months ago
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Hopefully, he'll fix his harddrive soon.
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Anonymous user #2

1 months ago
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Actually scratch that. I highly doubt Rohail Hashmi saved it for internal use.
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Anonymous user #3

1 months ago
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What happened to most of the comments?
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Anonymous user #4

1 months ago
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Probably got deleted due to flamebaiting.
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BigRedMonster86

1 months ago
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Yup, good. No more ranting! ;D
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Anonymous user #1

1 months ago
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Any MORE news?
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Anonymous user #5

1 months ago
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I'd love some news.
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BigRedMonster86

1 months ago
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I think the Candy Salesman clip in German may resurface sometime this weekend but who knows when it'll happen.
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Anonymous user #5

1 months ago
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I swear if it doesn't...........
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BigRedMonster86

1 months ago
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Then what are you gonna do? Are you gonna throw a tantrum?
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Ryanskii

1 months ago
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Isn't that your job?
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Anonymous user #5

1 months ago
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OH SHUT UP MYNAMEISMEH!!!
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Anonymous user #5

1 months ago
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Woah there! Calm down!
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Anonymous user #5

1 months ago
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Sorry. That was weird.
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Anonymous user #1

1 months ago
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.........I'm so confused.
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BigRedMonster86

1 months ago
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Yeah, ya better not yell at Mynameismeh, 'cause if a site admin sees this, you're gonna get blocked... or maybe you won't because you're an anonymous and haven't made an account.
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BigRedMonster86

1 months ago
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(sigh) Who has "Ernie and the Pumpkin Seed Salesman".
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BigRedMonster86

27 days ago
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I just got the clip and posted it, and it's in English. =D

https://www....=86gmMR_xg20
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SADLAD84

27 days ago
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Great! Now would you please stop acting like a complete ass hat?
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BigRedMonster86

26 days ago
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Yes. I will now that I finally got the clip. Now I can relax. :)
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Anonymous user #4

26 days ago
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Yay! The clip is found. Now BigRedMonster could finally stop whining.
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SADLAD84

26 days ago
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It's the little things in life that makes it all worth it, isn't it?
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BigRedMonster86

26 days ago
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Yep. I will stop whining for good.
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Paul McCartney

26 days ago
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I never really cared for this short, But after watching it, Its nice to hear it was found.
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Anonymous user #1

26 days ago
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Now all we need to wait for is "Grover and Little Bird at the Zoo" and "Surprise" full version.
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Anonymous user #1

26 days ago
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And also the English versions of "Handful of Crumbs" and "Windy".
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Anonymous user #1

26 days ago
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ALSO, (This is the last time I'll reply) I saved every copy on YouTube onto Google Drive in case it gets taken down.
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SADLAD84

26 days ago
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It was already on Google drive.
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Anonymous user #1

26 days ago
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I meant MY Google Drive.
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Anonymous user #1

26 days ago
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I'm pretty sure that Greek version with the extended ending is made up.
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SADLAD84

26 days ago
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Let's hope.
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Anonymous user #1

26 days ago
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Lemme guess. You don't wanna see any more of BigRedMonster86's complaining? I'm perfectly fine with it.
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BigRedMonster86

26 days ago
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Actually there's no such thing as the Greek dub and/or an extended ending. What SesameStreetFinder told me is that in the American version, there was actually a slight trim in between 2:52-2:53 that cut the piece where the salesman facepalms and sighs. I encountered a similar experience with that Ernie and Bert skit where Bert is outside the apartment and a surprise party is being held for him. 2:18-2:19 had a slight trim.

Also, the Greek dub of Sesame Street remains unconfirmed for existence. The only Greek Sesame Street clip I even found is this: https://www....=kczAh7TjENg

So that claim that there was Greek dub of the Candy Salesman clip is confirmed to be fake.
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Anonymous user #1

25 days ago
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I knew it was fake! Also, I can't tell if the facepalming was cut in the YouTube video or not.
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Anonymous user #1

24 days ago
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Just compare YouTube to this page:

[On YouTube] YAAY!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINDING THIS!!!!

[On Lost Media Wiki] YAAY!!! NOW BIGREDMONSTER86 WILL STOP WHINING LIKE A LITTLE BABY!!!!!!

Well, everybody has different opinions.
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BigRedMonster86

23 days ago
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That statement you put about me just made me laugh. The phrase "WHINE LIKE A LITTLE BABY" does nothing but make something crazy funny to make us laugh.
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Anonymous user #1

13 days ago
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So did that ex-SW employee send you the entire compilation it was on, or just this clip?
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