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The Listening Game
Written by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl
Date 1972

"The Listening Game" is a Sesame Street skit in which Ernie blindfolds Bert, and has him guess what certain sounds are. First Bert guesses a ticking alarm clock, and the sound it makes when Ernie winds it. Then Bert guesses a vacuum cleaner, and a ping-pong ball. When Bert guesses that Ernie is opening the cookie jar and eating a cookie, Cookie Monster comes into the apartment (from somewhere outside), eats everything that Bert had just named, runs out the door, rides away on his motorcycle, and crashes into a truckload of chickens. Ernie can't believe that Bert was able to guess all of that, until Bert admits that Cookie Monster ate his blindfold too.

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