Sam playing it again... and again... and again.

Piggy spoofing Casablanca in a pull out poster from her 1980 calendar.

Casablanca is the 1942 Oscar winning film based in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, it has been widely considered one of the greatest Hollywood movies ever made.


  • In The Muppets Go to the Movies, Kermit and Piggy once again take on the lovers of Casablanca. This time, the two try to reenact one of the last scenes in the movie, and Kermit delivers Bogart's famous farewell. Miss Piggy is blown away, and Kermit yells after her, "Here's looking for you, kid!"
  • A Sesame Street segment, "Great Movie Classics," showcases a different version of the film: in this version, Rick keeps telling the pianist to keep saying the alphabet ("Say it again, Sam").


Earl: "You know the troubles of two little dinosaurs don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. ... Oh! Almost forgot the beans. Half a dozen cans should do it. Maybe six. ... Well, farewell, Fran."
Fran: "Oh, Earl, don't go!"
Earl: "Frannie, I've got to go. If I don't, I'll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not for the rest of the week. But probably by the end of the month. Do you have a calendar?"
  • Kermit paraphrases one of the film's most famous lines in his book Before You Leap, and makes note to save it for his next movie: "I'd regret it - maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of my life."
  • Following the appearance of a rainbow at the end of the Snuffleupagus trash heap led by Snuffy in Sesame Street Episode 2058, Oscar tells him, "this could be the start of a beautiful friendship!"
  • In a Sesame Street insert, Vincent Van Grouch (Danny DeVito) chooses Oscar in his trash can to be in the Metropolitan Museum of Trash. The scene concludes with Oscar saying, "Vinnie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
  • As Elmo and T.J. greet each other in Sesame Street Episode 2288, Bob remarks "I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
  • Just before Kermit starts singing "My Polliwog Ways", he says "play that piano, Sam!" Then, the first shot we see of the imaginary nightclub is a Fat Blue frog pianist meant to represent the famous saloon player from the movie.
  • In Episode 2548 of Sesame Street, Oscar witnesses his pet seagull, Stinky, retrieve a shoe thrown by him, and intentionally drops it onto Luis and Uncle Wally's chess board. Oscar says, "This is definitely the beginning of a wonderful grouch friendship!"
  • In Episode 2696 of Sesame Street, when Telly asks Gina to notify him whenever she plans to throw any reusable objects away after having a luncheon by Oscar's can, Oscar overhears this and states, "This could be the ending of a beautiful friendship...".
  • Oscar admits that Super Nanny isn't "so bad for a neatnik" in Sesame Street Episode 3122. Penny Pipkins returns the compliment and tickles Oscar, who asks her to keep it up. Oscar admits that "This could be the start of a beautiful mismatch!"
  • When certain hair pieces are placed onto a face in the Face Treehouse location of Elmo's Preschool, Elmo will quip, "Hair's looking at you, kid!"
  • Baby Bear starts to warm up to having his newborn sister around in Sesame Street Episode 4056. He says to Curly, "I think this is the beginning of... something".
  • Ernie utters "Here's lookin' at you, kid" in a 2017 Vanity Fair video specialaizing in movie quotes.
  • In Episode 4929 of Sesame Street, as Oscar starts a conversation with a sanitation worker (Allison Williams), Abby observes, "It looks like the beginning of a beautiful Grouchship".

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