Sesame Street (1969– )
Caroll Spinney: Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Oscar, Bruno the Trashman, Granny Bird, Bennett Snerf, Adrienne, Annoucer, Anything Muppets, Big Bird & Oscar...
Big Bird : At last! Now you see him and you got to believe me. He's not imaginary after all. I told you all along there was a Snuffleupagus, my best pal. I told you, but you never believed me.
Gordon Robinson : Wait a minute, Big Bird. Maria, Linda and I believed you.
Big Bird : Yeah, but no one else did.
David Robinson : That's right, Big Bird. We didn't, but...
Big Bird : But what?
Snuffleupagus : Yeah, but what?
Susan Robinson : Big Bird, you have a right to be angry.
Big Bird : I do?
Susan Robinson : Sure, I mean after all this time, and we never believed you. That must have been very hard on you.
Big Bird : Well, yeah.
Bob Johnson : I'll tell you what, Big Bird. From now on, we'll believe you whenever you tell us something.
Big Bird : You promise?
Bob Johnson : We promise.
Snuffleupagus : We might want to get that in writing.
Big Bird : Never refer to me as an item. I'm a bird.
[Oscar the Grouch's famous last line]
Oscar the Grouch : Now leave me alone and get lost!
[Another of Oscar the Grouch's famous lines/catchphrases]
Oscar the Grouch : Scram!
Slimy : Read! Read! Read!
Oscar the Grouch : Okay, Slimy, although I do enjoy your pestering.
Oscar the Grouch : [Referring to Slimy's book The Adventures of Trash Gordon] He loves reading Trash.
Slimey the Worm : [after reading Trash Gordon] More! More! More!
Oscar the Grouch : No, no more, Slimey. That was alot of excitement for a little worm. You get some rest and we'll read some more tomorrow.
[to the camera]
Oscar the Grouch : You're still here? Hey, why don't you go read a book or something?
Oscar the Grouch : [Oscar has just broken his arm in an accident during a mud road race in his can. He comes up cradling his arm, and one of the humans there suggested taking him to the hospital] Hospital? You want to take me to the hospital? With all those clean white sheets, and those nice clean nurses and doctors?
[Pounds his hurt arm on the side of the can in frustration, yelling]
Oscar the Grouch : I don't want to go... Ow! Ow! Ow!
[Stops and cradles the arm again. Quietly, beat]
Oscar the Grouch : Take me to the hospital.
Big Bird : [singing] ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. It's the most remarkable word I've ever seen. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. I wish I knew exactly what I mean. It starts out like an A word, as anyone can see. But somewhere in the middle, it gets awful "QR" to me. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. If I ever find out just what this word can mean, I'll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen.
Oscar the Grouch : Ding-dong! You're wrong!
Oscar the Grouch : [as the gang is visiting Puerto Rico, Oscar is walking around asking various different natives one specific question, and appears not to be getting anywhere with it. He comes across Maria with a group of kids and adults, and asks her] Maria, could you tell me how to say 'no' in Spanish?
Maria Figueroa Rodriguez : No.
Oscar the Grouch : [Yelling in desperation] Can't anybody tell me how to say 'no' in Spanish?
Everybody : [Loud enough to scare him into hiding] NO!
Maria Figueroa Rodriguez : [Calmly as he reappears] Oscar, the way you say 'no' in Spanish is 'no'.