Ernie Has A Banana In His Ear
Two-part classic 1971 skit
with Ernie (Jim Henson) and Bert (Frank Oz)
Pic courtesy of Silvery Shoe
(Ernie is standing in his and Bertís room of the apartment humming to himself.
Heís holding a banana in his ear. Bert enters.)
Bert: Hey, Ernie? Hey, uh, Ern?
Ernie: (notices that Bert is here) Oh! Hi, Bert!
Bert: Uh, yeah. Hey, Ernie, uh, you know that you have a banana in your ear?
Ernie: (Loudly) What was that, Bert?
Bert: I said, you have a banana in your ear, Ernie.
Bananas are food, they are to eat, but not to put in your ear, Ernie.
Ernie: (Very loud) Whaddya say, Bert?
Bert: (Yelling) WILL YOU JUST TAKE THAT BANANA OUTTA YOUR EAR!
Ernie: (Yelling back) IíM SORRY, BERT, BUT YOUíLL HAVE TO SPEAK A LITTLE LOUDER!
I CANíT HEAR YOU! I HAVE A BANANA IN MY EAR!
(Bert rumples in anger.)
(Ernie is still standing in his and Bertís room of the apartment.
Heís still holding a banana in his ear. Bert enters again.)
Bert: Ernie Ö
Ernie: (loudly and notices that Bert is here again) Hi, Bert!
Bert: You still have that banana in your ear?
Ernie: (loudly) What was that?
Bert: I said you still have that banana in your ear!
Ernie: (loudly) Yeah, I know!
Bert: You know? But why did you put it in your ear?
Ernie: Listen, Bert, (loudly) I use this banana to keep alligators away!
Bert: Alligators??? Ernie, there are no alligators on Sesame Street!
Ernie: Right! Works pretty good, doesnít it, Bert? Keeheeheeheee!
(trademark laugh as Bert rumples in anger again)
Words and actions of part one from the ďSesame Street UnpavedĒ re-written and memorized words and actions of part two by Mikealan802@aol.com