The Four Seasonsa skit performed by
Grover, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Herry Monster and Prairie Dawn
Grover: "Yoo-hoo! It is I, your little stage manager! Tell me when to drop the snow!"
Prairie: "Get back, Grover! Everyone can see you!"
Grover: (aside) "Sorry."
Prairie, in singsong voice:
"Oh, welcome. Oh, welcome
To our little play.
We're ever so glad
You could join us today
To praise the four seasons
That make up our year.
But, hearken! Cold winter,
The first one, is here!"
Bert: (aside): "Am I first? I'm so nervous.
Oh, winter's the season
For cold and for snow...
Uh, for snow..."
Prairie: "The snow, Grover, the snow!"
Grover: "Oops! Sorry."
Bert: "The ground is all icy,
So flowers can't grow."
Prairie: "You missed him, Grover! It's supposed to snow ON Bert!"
Bert: "Though winter is chilly,
It's also quite nice.
You can sled on the snow.
You can skate on the ice.
(to snowman prop) C'mon Horace. Let's get out of here."
Grover (to himself): "Oh, my goodness. Who is next?"
Prairie: "Spring! Spring comes after winter, silly."
Ernie (pushing Herry): "Hey Herry! Get out there!"
Herry: "Uh...Then after winter
Comes heavenly spring,
When the snow starts to melt,
And the birdies all sing."
Grover: "Cue the birdies of springtime!
Tweet, tweet! Oh, tweety-tweet!
Oh, a thousand tweets!"
Prairie: "Enough, Grover, enough!"
Herry: "First the sun starts to shine.
Then the rain starts to shower.
And up from the ground
Grows a beautiful...
(with a flourish)
Ernie (aside): "I'm next.
Three cheers for summer,
When it's sunny and hot.
The beaches are open;
The schoolrooms are not."
Grover (aside): "Oh, where did I put the sunshine?"
Ernie: "There's tennis and baseball
And fishing and swimming
For boys and for girls
And for men and for wimming!"
Prairie (aside): "Wimming?"
Ernie: "Hey, Grover, it doesn't snow in summer!"
Grover: "Sorry! I could not find the sunshine!"
Cookie (aside): "Me next.
Me apple tree...with real apples! See?
In autumn we harvest
Many good things to eat
Like corn, squash, and pumpkins
And apples so sweet...
Apples so sweet...
Me love to..."
Grover: "Hey, watch it!"
Cookie: "...EAT THEM!
Mmmm! Apples not bad AT ALL!"
Prairie: "Cookie, stop eating your costume."
Cookie: "In autumn the leaves
Turn red, yellow, and brown;
And when the wind blows them,
Leaves fall to the ground."
Grover: "OH, MOMMY! I am going to fall!
Here come the LEEEEEEEEEAVES!"
Cookie: "Leaves not bad either!"
Ernie, Bert, Cookie, and Herry: "We've told you the four
Seasons, and the fun
That they bring.
Cookie: "And AUTUMN!"
Bert: "And WINTER!"
Herry: "Oh, and SPRING!"
Ernie, Bert, Cookie and Herry: "They're just like four letters
We're holding right here.
You put them together
And they make a...
Grover: "There is no business like show business!"
Transcribed by Wanda M. Kowanetz