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Through the years of Sesame Street, Kermit has done many lectures of various things. Most of his lectures had him sitting on top of a brick wall or standing behind one. Often, his lectures went havoc from bad assistance of other characters in the skits.

Picture Summary / EKA Description
W Lecture -1
Kermit's W Lecture (2-Part Skit)
Episode 0001
Part 1: Kermit talks about the letter W, but Cookie Monster keeps eating pieces off it, changing it to other letters.

Part 2: The W starts to walk as Kermit talks about it. The W starts a war, which it wins.
Video: Old School: Volume 1 (2006)

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More and Less
Episode 0004
Cookie Monster drinks both of Kermit's glasses of milk, which he was going to use to explain "more" and "less". When Kermit insults Cookie Monster, several of Cookie Monster's monster pals gang up on Kermit, prompting him to point out that now there are more monsters and less frogs. Some of the monsters besides Cookie were Beautiful Day Monster, Snerk, and an unnamed Splurge-like monster.


Special: This Way to Sesame Street (1969)

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Kermit's letter B lecture
Episode 0006
Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)
Hulu (Hulu)
SesameStreet's YouTube Channel (YouTube)

  • The segment was filmed on October 3, 1969 and directed by Neil Smith.
  • Most online releases of this sketch cut off the ending. An unedited cut can be seen here. (YouTube)
Kermit and Snerfs

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Tall and Short / Big and Little
Episode 0015
Part 1: Two Snerfs help Kermit teach the difference between tall and short, until they keep changing sizes.

Part 2: Kermit then changes the lecture to one about little and big with different-sized monsters: Frank and Harold... but he also meets Splurge.


Online: Sesamestreet.org part 1: (SSvideo) --ending cut off, part 2: (SSvideo)
SesameStreet's YouTube Channel part 2: (YouTube)

Kermitlecturerectangle
Kermit's Rectangle Lecture
Episode 0017
Kermit talks about rectangles. Cookie Monster destroys Kermit's rectangle, explaining: "It's a wreck, and it's a tangle!"


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Rectangles
Same and Different
Episode 0018
Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)
Hulu (Hulu)
SesameStreet's YouTube Channel (YouTube)

KermitSomeMoreMostMarbles
Some, More, and Most
Episode 0022
Kermit teaches some, more and most with jellybeans and marbles in jars. Cookie Monster eats the most marbles in the jar and hurt his mouth.
BDM Lecture
Kermit on Hair
Episode 0028
Kermit talks about hair. According to Kermit, "Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." He points out that some people have hair on their heads, while others have it on their faces. But if you have hair all over your body (like Beautiful Day Monster, who emerges brushing himself and singing "A pretty girl is like a melody ...") then you're a monster!
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Walls
Episode 0031
Kermit talks about walls and gets trapped by four walls that surround him.
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F
Episode 0033
Kermit talks about the letter F.
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Soft and Loud
Episode 0039
Kermit uses a radio to demonstrate "soft". Grover shows up and wants to talk about loud, turning the radio up. After the two demonstrate soft and loud a few times, Big V appears and eats the radio.
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K lecture
Episode 0044
Kermit and Cookie Monster talk about K in a 3-part sketch.
Kermit'sBearExc
Kermit's Bear Exercises
Episode 0044
Kermit watches some live bears do exercises. (This was done on a chroma-key background).


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

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In the Box
Episode 0056
Kermit talks about the word "in," and a monster (an early Grover) wants to help him teach. Kermit has a big box that he wants Grover to get inside, but Grover can't seem to grasp the concept of IN ... he gets beside the box, on the box, and under the box. Finally, he reveals why he can't get in the box because Fred is already inside it.


Book: The Sesame Street Book of Puzzlers

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Different Feelings
Episode 0066
Kermit and Cookie Monster demonstrate what it is to be happy, angry and sad. Kermit gets angry when Cookie Monster eats the happy face that Kermit provided, Cookie Monster feels sad when Kermit threatens to tell Cookie's mommy what he did, and that makes Kermit happy because he was able to do his demonstration without the tasty styrofoam faces.


Book: The Sesame Street Book of People and Things

KermitlectureBsound
Kermit's B Sound Lecture
Episode 0068
Kermit talks about making the B sound, with much detail. When Beautiful Day Monster walks by, Kermit goes over the lesson again. The monster does the noise perfectly, but his "BAH!" scares Kermit away, and fogs up the screen.
KermitBDMBetween
Kermit's Between Lecture
Episode 0070
Kermit demonstrates between by using a ping-pong ball, a donut, and a Beatles record sitting on a table, with the donut between the record and the ball. Beautiful Day Monster comes along and proceeds to eat everything. Kermit fears he will also get eaten, but the monster thanks him with a kiss.
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Nine Blocks
Episode 0080
Kermit and Grover count nine blocks.
Round Objects
Round Objects
Episode 0107
Kermit tries to demonstrate what round is, with the help of a wisecracking ball. He introduces Kermit to his "daddy," a basketball.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Kermitlecture--Horns
Horns
Episode 0112
Kermit talks about horns as a film of animals with horns plays behind him.
Clues
Clues
Episode 0118
Kermit talks about clues. He shows that a boy has grown some carrots because he has a hoe, a watering can, and a bunch of carrots. Next, he confirms that a man has built a birdhouse because of his wood, paint, and carpenter's tools. When he notices Beautiful Day Monster with a suitcase and an umbrella, Kermit assumes that the monster is going on a trip. The monster corrects him; he's planning to eat his umbrella, and uses the suitcase to carry the ketchup he'll use to eat it with.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

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Between
Episode 0268
Kermit attempts to demonstrate between with two poles, which are actually mops held by Grover and Herry.
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Long and Short Ladders
Episode 0276
Kermit asks Grover to use ladders to demonstrate the difference between short and long. Kermit's amazed that Grover can carry the long ladder by himself, but then sees that Grover is on both ends.


Video: Old School: Volume 1 (2006)

BFL
Kermit and the Bullfrog
Episode 0277
Bob holds an American bullfrog and asks Kermit to talk about frogs. However, due to living a somewhat different life than normal frogs, what Kermit says about frogs is somewhat incorrect; for example, Kermit believes that frogs eat fried chicken and pizza, and live in apartment houses.


Book: Sesame Street Unpaved

KermTwiddBugParty
Counting Six Twiddlebugs
Episode 0280
Kermit counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.


Online:Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)
SesameStreet's YouTube Channel (YouTube)

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Here and There
Episode 0292
Kermit and Grover demonstrate "here" and "there".


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

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No
Episode 0297
Kermit teaches Grover to read his sign with "NO" written on it.
Kermit4eggs
Counting 4 Eggs
Episode 0300
Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chicks.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

KermCookSMM
Some, More and Most
Episode 0306
Kermit and Cookie Monster demonstrate the idea of "some, more and most" using three piles of cookies, each one bigger than the one before. Cookie Monster gets his choice of the piles, but he doesn't want "some", "more", or even "most". He wants them all!
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WALK and DON'T WALK
Episode 0319
Kermit teaches how to read crosswalk signals in order to cross the street. If the sign says "WALK" it's okay to walk across the street. If it says "DON'T WALK" then it's not okay to cross the street.
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Yes
Episode 0322
Kermit teaches Grover the word YES.
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Through
Episode 0334
Cookie Monster helps Kermit to demonstrate through.
2Hands
The Hand
Episode 0342
Kermit talks about hands, with some assistance by a live human hand.


Video: I'm Glad I'm Me

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5 Blocks
Episode 0476
Grover helps Kermit show the number 5 using blocks, but Grover doesn't know how many to get (he can't count to 5). Kermit has him go back and forth bringing one until there is five.
Shortlong
Long and Short
Episode 0560
Grover does things for a long time while Kermit does things for a short time. Grover gets worn out and asks to switch places, and then they demonstrate by tickling each other. An edited version of this segment, focusing on just the tickling portion, appears in the "Ticklish" episode of The Sesame Street Podcast.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

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Horse and cart
Episode 0666
Kermit, Farmer Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse show how a horse-and-cart works.


Video: Old School: Volume 2 (2007)

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Weather Calendar
Episode 0689
Kermit trains Cookie Monster as a weather person. Kermit had a map of the United States and weather symbols and explained what each symbol meant to Cookie Monster. Kermit tells Cookie Monster to place them on the right spot on the weather map. After completing the weather map, Cookie decides to produce sounds of the weather. He pours the contents of a watering can for rain, for wind, blew a few blows of air for wind. Kermit asks what sound sunshine makes, Cookie Monster devours the sun symbol.
Kerm-grover-updown
Up and Down
Episode 0693
Kermit has Grover help him demonstrate up and down by having Grover climb UP a sky-high flight of stairs -- while Kermit takes the elevator to the top. Exhausted, Grover faints and rolls DOWN the staircase.
Kermtelephonelecture
Telephone
Episode 0733
Kermit comes across the word "Telephone", spells it, and then teaches the word to the viewer. When an Anything Muppet boy who stands too far away says that he can't hear Kermit, Kermit dials the T, and the boy answers with the last E.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

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Feet
Episode 0895
A pair of human legs stand on a wall while Kermit talks about feet.
Kirmit
Heavy and Light
Episode 0900
Kermit and Grover demonstrate the difference between heavy and light. Grover carries heavy objects, and Kermit carries light objects. Grover gets tired, and asks Kermit if he can carry something light for a change. Kermit obliges. He carries a giant sandwich... while Grover picks up a helium balloon, which carries him away!
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The alphabet
Episode 0974
Kermit tells Bob that the alphabet is the secret of life.
Listening
Kermit and Two-Headed Monster on Listening
Episode 1933
Kermit explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
KermSubLecture
Kermit's Subtraction Lecture
Episode 2058
Kermit tries to talk about subtraction with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, but they keep disappearing one by one, which makes it hard for him ... or does it?
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Taxi
Episode 2293
Kermit talks about the word "Taxi"
Cookbook
Beginning, Middle and End with a Cookbook
Episode 2362
Kermit describes the beginning, middle and end using a cookbook with assistance from Cookie Monster.


Video: Old School: Volume 3

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Kermit and Gladys Switch Places
Episode 2362
Kermit talks about his favorite subject frogs. Gladys the Cow assists by being a cow frog wearing goggles, air tank, and froggy foot paddles. Gladys asks Kermit how it would feel to be a cow and he replies feeling glad to be a frog. Gladys puts a cow's horns, ears, and a bell on Kermit.
Necks
Necks
Episode 2367
Kermit demonstrates to the viewer how your neck moves to different positions without moving your body, and how you'd have to move your body at different positions without your neck. In the process, he falls off his mushroom. "All in all, it's a good thing we have our necks," he says.
Forgetful telephone
Telephone
Episode 2423
Kermit attempts to demonstrate how to use a telephone with the help of Forgetful Jones.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Happy and Sad
Happy and Sad
Episode 2481
Kermit tries to explain the difference between happy and sad, two emotions which Elmo displays while trying to get Kermit to play with him.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

KermitLecture.NZ
Kermit's Z Lecture
Episode 2603
Kermit talks about the letter Z, but it turns up and becomes an N.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Khome.teeth
Health Minute
Episode 2682
Kermit and Grover talk about teeth. Grover notices that Kermit does not have any teeth at all, so he puts a pair of teeth in Kermit's mouth.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

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In and Out
Episode 2727
Kermit describes the times it is appropriate to use the In and Out doors. To his dismay, a group of monsters keeps going out the In door.
KermLecTel
Kermit and Cookie Monster Describe a Telephone
Episode 3040
Kermit describes a black rotary dial telephone that is skinny in the middle, has a round base, and a big circle with a lot of little circles, and has cords at the back. Meanwhile Cookie Monster describes the same telephone and adds that it is delicious.
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Quiet and Loud
Episode 3483
Elmo loudly interrupts Kermit's demonstration of "quiet" and "loud". Elmo loudly insists on helping Kermit demonstrate the difference, and Kermit manages to get Elmo to whisper as they talk about being quiet.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

SamDiffBalls
Difference
Episode 3714
Kermit tries to explain the difference between two balls, but they keep changing to make themselves the same. The balls are large and yellow with colorful stripes and the ability to talk!
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Light and Dark
Episode 3784
Kermit (Steve Whitmire) intends to talk about light and dark, so he turns his living room lamp off. Grover enters, leaving the door open so that the room doesn't stay dark. He tries to help by eliminating all light in the room so neither of them can see.


Video: Playtime with Grover, Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

KermitMonsterTest--5
Kermit Demonstrates the Number 5 Kermit tests two blindfolded monsters and aks them which number they're feeling. Herry Monster minus his blindfold describes how he knew the number was a five and in the process breaks the five into pieces. Cookie Monster attempts to feel the number and Kermit tells him that he can't since its broken. Cookie Monster devours the pieces and tells Kermit it tastes like a five.
KermitCountsMonkeys
Kermit counts monkeys Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.


Video: Sesame English: Rock On (2000, on-screen numbers added)
Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

KermTellySameDifferent
Same and Different Kermit and Telly are going to show same and different, but Telly worries they have nothing in common.
Noimage
Surprised Kermit talks about surprised if a monster scares you and if someone throws you a custard pie on your face. Then a little girl shows up and surprises Kermit by giving him flowers.

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