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Ernie and Bert sketches against a plain backdrop or some other nondescript location.

1969-1990

Picture Summary / EKA Description
Ernieballoon1
Balls into Boxes
Episode 0008
Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
E&BMilkCeiling
Ernie drinks milk on the ceiling
Episode 0016
Ernie is upside down on a ceiling and decides to pour himself a glass of milk on the ceiling. Bert doesn't think that's possible, but Ernie manages.


Book: The Sesame Street Book of Puzzlers

Letter for Ernie
Ernie & the Delivery Man
Episode 0038
Ernie tries to help a mailman deliver a letter to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
Erniecookiemonsterapple
Ernie Presents the Letter "A"
Episode 0047
Ernie demonstrates the word "apple"; Cookie Monster eats Ernie's apple.


Audio: Ernie's Hits (re-recording)

Erniebarber
Ernie's Barber Shop
Episode 0068
Part 1: Ernie is a barber, and gives Bert a haircut. Bert goes bald.

Part 2: Ernie tries to disguise Bert until his hair grows back, but a monster (later known as Grover) mistakes Bert for his father.

Part 3: Bert has grown his hair back, but now he talks like Cookie Monster.

Note: During the 1980s, this sketch was often shown without the second and third parts being shown.
Broken Ukulele
Broken Ukulele
Episode 0080
Part 1: Ernie encounters a sobbing Beautiful Day Monster, who is crying because his ukulele is broken. Ernie shows him a few things one can do with a broken ukulele, but that doesn't stop the monster from crying. Ernie then offers to fix the ukulele.

Part 2: Ernie brings back the ukulele, all fixed. And what does the monster do? He eats it!


Online: Sesamestreet.org (Part 1)

Boxsalesman
Empty box
Episode 0081
Lefty wants to sell Ernie an empty box, explaining that he can fill the box with things like a pet mouse (if Ernie had one) and jellybeans (if they rained from the sky). Ernie wants an empty box, but doesn't have any money. However, Bert brings a box of cookies, and Ernie throws the cookies out so he can catch jellybeans from the sky.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Air
Air
Episode 0118
Lefty successfully sells Ernie some air, but when Ernie wants to show it to Bert, Bert accidentally causes Ernie to drop it. According to Bert (who didn't know what Ernie had), "It's not like it dropped into thin air". But Ernie insists that it did.


Online: Web Video Player

Sherlocksandwich
Missing Chicken Salad Sandwich
Episode 0131
Ernie opens his lunchbox and finds that half of his chicken salad sandwich is missing. Sherlock Hemlock, the world's greatest detective, investigates this fiendish crime. It turns out that Sherlock himself ate half of Ernie's sandwich.


Video: Old School: Volume 1

Erniecountsballoons
Seven Balloons
Episode 0133
Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
AppleMystery
Apple Mystery
Episode 0137
Ernie finds an apple on a brick wall, and wants to know who it belongs to. Sherlock Hemlock helps solve the mystery, and realises that Ernie has a brown paper bag with a hole at the bottom, and that Ernie had an apple in the bag, therefore the apple belongs to Ernie.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Ernie - What Happens Next?
What Happens Next?
Episode 0148
Ernie talks about what happens next when he throws a rubber ball, a glass and a watermelon over the wall.
Herry's Ball
Ernie and the Yellow Ball
Episode 0263
Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
Ernie&Salesman
Pumpkin Seed Candy Salesman
Episode 0264
A salesman tries to sell Ernie a piece of pumpkin seed candy for a nickel. Ernie doesn't like pumpkin seed candy, so the salesman offers him a deal--a smaller piece of pumpkin seed candy is better because it will not disgust Ernie as much, and he can have that one for a nickel, too. This continues, until he succeeds in selling Ernie a piece of pumpkin seed candy so small that Ernie can't even see it.
ErnDressesBalls
Everybody's Different
Episode 0269
Ernie wonders what it would be like if everyone was exaclty the same, and sees four balls who can't discern each other. Ernie decides to help the balls recognize each other by dressing each of them.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Fourelephants
Four Elephants picture
Episode 0278
Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.


Video: Play-Along Games and Songs

Ernie and an R
Ernie and the R
Episode 0315
Ernie and the R.
Countblocks
Block Pyramid
Episode 0406
Ernie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count (in his debut appearance) walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.


Video: Old School: Volume 1

EB.NOsign
Herry's NO Sign
Episode 0676
Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it, and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign, to which Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!" When Ernie gets the joke, he tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires on him when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
Ernie'sMagicChain
The Magic Chain
Episode 0680
Ernie has a so-called "magic" chain which can form into any shape he wants. Bert is dismissive of the chain's magic properties. And yet, when Bert asks for the chain to provide a sandwich, it does.
Noimage
Bert's Imagination
Episode 0720
Bert sits outside on the street, pretending to fly a helicopter. Maria sits down with him, and the segment becomes animated as they fly through the air before returning to the Street.
Noimage
Dance music
Episode 0798
Bert and Ernie ask the Kids which music is better -- march or dance music. The kids end up marching off with Bert, while Ernie dances alone.
Ernie.nose
Touch Your Face
Episode 0869
Ernie plays a game of "Touch Your Face" with the viewer.
ErnieGadget
Ernie's Gadget
Episode 1201
Grover watches as Ernie loads various things into a machine that start with M and N. The machine then displays the letter it begins with. Since Grover is a monster, he decides to go in the machine, causing a mess.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Counting Fruit
Ernie counts Fruit
Episode 2487
Bert wants to sort his paperclips, but he can't concentrate because Ernie is counting fruit. Bert decides to wait until Ernie is done. This proves to be a bad idea: after counting all the fruits in the bowl, Ernie continues to count all the fruits he has zero of.
Bae17
Guess What I'm Thinking of
Episode 2504
Ernie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.


Video: Let's Play Games

Ernie.3honkers
Ernie Counts Three Honkers
Episode 2596
Ernie counts 3 Honkers as they arrange themselves in different ways.
BertBettyLouIceSkate
Bert and Betty Lou Ice Skate
Episode 2847
Full-body versions of Bert and Betty Lou ice skate together.
Ernie12poem
Ernie's 12/21 Poem
Episode 3108
Ernie tries to recite a poem about the number 12, but it keeps changing to a 21, forcing him to change his poem.
Magic Trick
Ernie Turns a P into a R With the help of his magic wand, Ernie shows Bert how to turn the letter P into the letter R.
Ebmonster4
Attracting birds Ernie and Bert notice Mona pretending to be a tree in order to attract birds. However, when Bert tries it, a giant green bird lands on his head.
ErnieJoseCarreras
Opera Ernie and Jose Carreras perform an opera about a sad boy (played by Ernie) who's lost something he loves.
WhereIsErnie?
Where's Ernie? Bert tells the viewer to watch and listen for Ernie, unaware that Ernie's sneaking behind him.
Ice Skating Whistle
Ice-Skating Whistle In a scene from Ice Follies, Oscar blows a whistle, which makes Bert, Betty Lou, the Count, Grover, Big Bird and Cookie Monster come out and wonder where the sound is coming from.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Post-1990

Picture Summary / EKA Description
Gladyourehere
Glad You're Here
Episode 3848
A six second segment in which Ernie tells the viewer that he's glad they're there. Rubber Duckie is glad, too.
IceCreamSaga
Ice Cream Part 1: Bert missed the ice cream truck. Ernie offers to share his ice cream and runs home to get a bowl, while Bert holds his ice cream.
Part 2: Ernie hasn't returned yet, and the ice cream is starting to melt...
Part 3: Bert is still waiting for Ernie, and eats the ice cream before it melts all over his arm.
Part 4: When Ernie returns, Bert has finished his ice cream and feels very sorry. But Ernie doesn't mind: the ice cream truck passed by the bus stop, so he bought a new cone for himself.


Online: Web Video Player

BabyBearErnie
Goldie-Duckie Baby Bear plans on eating his bowl of porridge and sees Goldilocks is not around. Ernie wanders by and assures Baby Bear we won't eat his porridge. Baby Bear calms down, until he sees who Ernie has brought with him - Goldie-Duckie.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Noimage
Hand On Your Face Bert and Ernie play "Hand on your Face" and demonstrate what eyes, noses, ears and mouths are for. (Bert even demonstrates his ability to wiggle his ears.)
Folge2299-2
Copycat Ernie repeats everything Bert says and does. Bert gets annoyed and suggests to play the game the other way around, to which Ernie starts talking very fast while patting his head and rubbing his tummy.
E&Bpretendanimals-2
Pretend to be animals
Play with Me Sesame
Ernie gets an idea, that he and Bert should imagine that they are animals. They imagine to be cats, cows and pigeons. Bert is particularly happy about the last one.
E&Bloudquiet
Loud and Quiet (remake) Ernie wants to demonstrate loud and quiet. Ernie starts out yelling. Bert then says something quietly. However, Ernie is having trouble hearing what he says and asks Bert a few times to repeat it. Bert ends up yelling "This is quiet", where Ernie tells him that was not quiet when he yelled.
HappyErnie
What Makes Me Happy?
Ernie, Telly, Rosita, The Count and Cookie Monster show the things that make them happy.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

E&BNoseDrawing
Bert's Portrait Ernie draws a picture of Bert, but with two noses. Ernie becomes sad, as he thinks Bert doesn't like his picture. Bert overlooks the noses and claims he likes Ernie's picture very much, so Ernie gives Bert his Picasso-esque picture of Bert with seven uni brows.
E&BOatmeal
Trying Oatmeal Bert is about to eat his oatmeal when Ernie comes by and dismisses the food, claiming to not like it. Bert points out that Ernie's never tried oatmeal and can't say he doesn't like it until he tries it. Ernie tastes the oatmeal, and enjoys it so much that he finishes the whole bowl, leaving nothing for Bert.
E&BExperiment
Ice Cream Experiment Just as the duo is about to dig into their Ice cream, Ernie announces today they will be performing an experiment (which is news to Bert). Ernie test to see what will happen if Bert eats slowly and Ernie eats fast. He makes Bert eats so slowly that before Bert can even try his first bite, Ernie eats his serving before it melts.
E&BMusicBook
Music and Reading As Bert tries to read his book, Ernie walks near him with a radio and plays a song loudly. Bert can't read with the music going, so Ernie puts in headphones, but his singing along is just as loud. Ernie suggest they both do something together - dance to the music!
ErnieNewspaper
Bert's Newspaper Ernie takes Bert's newspaper and turns it into a paper hat and pom-poms.
E&B-Car
Car Ride Ernie and Bert are going on a pretend car ride, but Ernie keeps making them stop to cater to Rubber Duckie's various needs.
E&B-Sad
Sad Bert finds Ernie and Rubber Duckie in a sad state. Bert tries various things to cheer him up, but nothing works. It turns out Ernie was just practicing his "sad" face and he points out how well Bert makes a "mad" face.
E&B-Guessing
Guessing Game Ernie plays a game with Bert where Bert must guess what Ernie does (bouncing a basketball). Bert gives it a try, pretending to be a statue. Ernie doesn't get it, until a pigeon lands on his head.
E&B-BookExercise
Reading and Games Bert reads his book, while Ernie tries to get him to play some games with him. By the time Bert's finished, Ernie's too exhausted to play with him.

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