Sesame Street Sham! My Childhood Memories are Shattered!

What is this critter with Big Bird called?

Sound it out slowly. How would you spell it?

My whole life he’s been the Snuffaluffagus. ALL Fs, mo fo. ALL Fs!!!! Well, wasn’t I horrified when I found out he’s the Snuffleupagus. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT??? It’s a travesty, that’s what it is. There ain’t no Ps in his name. That’s just wrong.

He will forever in my heart be the Snuffaluffagus. Period.

Okay, that was a weird post. πŸ™‚ It was just one of those things where I’m like…wha??? Wha??? P? Really? Yeah, I’m going to shut up now.

HUGS from a fruitcake!


65 comments on “Sesame Street Sham! My Childhood Memories are Shattered!

  1. I once had a similar mind shattering moment when I learned that the words to Winter Wonderland are actually, “In the meadow we can build a snowman…and pretend that he is Parson Brown.” I always thought it was, “In the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he is possum brown.” I know, why would anyone pretend a snowman is possum brown? No matter. That day rocked my world. πŸ˜‰


    • I like a possum brown!!!! I vote that your words should be the right ones. πŸ™‚ Who even knows who Parson Brown is anyway? And opossums are adorable. πŸ™‚ Not that I want anyone else to have childhood memories shattered, but I’m glad you understand the world rocking something like that can be! πŸ˜‰


  2. You just managed to break my heart–like you, I thought Mr. S was spelled with a bunch of Fs…next I suppose you’re going to tell me that Bert and Ernie are more than just best friends, best friends who have sleep-overs and tickle each other and wrestle and spend all of their time together! I don’t want to know! Let me keep my head buried in the sand a while longer, please. Thank you very much from a woman who still sings ‘Walking in our winter underwear’ in the possum brown song!


    • I’m horrible! I should have kept my dark knowledge to myself! πŸ˜‰ Bert and Ernie…tee hee hee…they do seem rather chummy. But I still believe that men (puppets) can cuddle and not be, well…you know. πŸ˜‰ I so love that Winter Wonderland has both brown possums and winter underwear. I’m quite certain those are the correct lyrics, dammit!! πŸ˜‰ That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! πŸ™‚


  3. I knew it was Snuffleupagus!! I CAN, however, hear my own versions of almost any song whenever I feel like it πŸ™‚ Ask me some time what I think the lyrics are to “Hair of the Dog” by Nazarath ( I tried that 8 times and still am not sure that’s spelled right!)


  4. I have great sympathy with you. It’s hard to have illusions shattered. My hearing would probably have let me down too as a child but I don’t remember that far back. I know that Israelites by Desmond Decker allowed me to intersperse whatever I thought from moment to moment because I couldn’t understand what he sang. It was great fun to see a version later with prompt cards showing ‘Me ears are alight’ which is what I’d always sung.
    By the By, Bert n’ Ernie tell me they’re not that way inclined but have no problems with anyone who is.


  5. OMG! You are going to think this is funny, but my friends used to call my hubby the Snuffleupagus because he’s not big on coming to parties and things. And I thought it was Snuffaluffagus too! I had no idea there was a “p” in his name. My friends set me straight (I didn’t believe them), but my mom got me a Snuffleupagus puppet (yes, I am a giant kid), and, sure enough. It has a “P!” Crap! I still can’t bring myself to say it that way though. I’ll stick with “Snuffy” now. Only “f’s”.


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