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Name That Sound

skit starring Guy Smiley (Jim Henson) and Grover (Frank Oz)
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parody of Name That Tune


Announcer: And now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for everybody’s favorite TV game show, “Name That Sound.”

[Game show music plays]

Announcer: And here’s the host of “Name That Sound,” Guy Smiley!

[Guy Smiley enters to the sound of thunderous applause.]

Guy: Thank you! Thank you! And welcome to everybody’s favorite TV game show, “Name That Sound”!

[Forgotten lines?]

And now let’s meet our first contestant: Mr. Grover Monster from Sesame Street!

[Contestant intro cue plays as Grover enters from behind the curtain.]
[Forgotten lines as Grover and Guy greet each other.]

Guy: We’re going to play three sounds. And if you can name all three of them, you will win our grand prize: an autographed picture of me!

Grover: I was expecting a new sofa or maybe some lawn furniture or something like that.

Guy: No chance, but are you ready, Mr. Grover Monster?

Grover: Oh, yes, sir, Mr. Smiley!

Guy: All right. May we have complete silence, please?

Grover: Thank you!

Guy: Here comes Sound #1!

[A loud whistle is heard, followed by a chug-chug-puff-puff.]

Grover: Yes ... yes ... I can tell you that it is the [time?] from [place?] to [place?], and [person?] is at the wheel.

Guy: Could you be a little bit more specific?

Grover: It is a choo-choo train.

[Grover looks up, startled, as a triumphant fanfare plays.]

Guy: It is a train! That’s right! That’s one sound, Mr. Grover Monster! You have to name two more sounds now. Are you ready?

Grover: Oh, yes, sir, Mr. Smiley!

Guy: All right. May we have complete silence, please?

Grover: Thank you!

Guy: Here comes Sound #2!

[A loud barking is heard.]

Grover: Yes ... yes ... I can tell you that his name is Rover ... [Grover possibly names the breed here], and he loves carpet slippers.

Guy: I beg your pardon?

Grover: It is a doggie.

[The triumphant fanfare plays.]

Guy: It is a doggie! That’s right! That’s two sounds, Mr. Grover Monster! If you can name one more, you win! Are you ready?

Grover: Oh, yes, sir, Mr. Smiley!

Guy: All right. May we have complete silence, please?

Grover: Thank you!

Guy: Here comes Sound #3!

[A steady drip-drip-drip is heard. Grover makes some wrong guesses. As he does, a line of water appears at the bottom of the stage and starts rising!]

Grover: How about ... how about eggs frying in a nonstick skillet?

Guy: Your time is almost up, Grover ...!

Grover: Wait, wait! Something tells me it is water dripping.

[The fanfare plays again.]

Guy: Water dripping! That’s right! You’ve won, Grover!

[Forgotten lines as water keeps rising.]

Join us again for “Name That Sound”!

Transcribed by SilveryShoe@aol.com