Matthijs dwdd

Matthijs van Nieuwkerk as usuall prenouncing whats new on the show that day

Dominee gremdaat

Paul Haenen as his character Dominee Gremdaat


Pino and Henny Vrienten at the programm


Bert and Ernie appearing as guest on De Wereld Draait Door

De Wereld Draait Door is a live talk show done at studio Zuiveringshal Oost on the Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is produced by Ewart van der Horst for the Vara on NPO1 and debuted on October 10, 2005. Hosted by Matthijs van Nieuwkerk (and rotating co-hosts), the program blends guest interviews, news, and music.

Several actors or crew from Sesamstraat have been interviewed, including the Muppets themselves.

Voice actor Paul Haenen, who plays regular character pastor Dominee Gremdaat, has also mentioned his vocal resemblance to Bert (and briefly done his laugh). Other frequent guests have included Wim T. Schippers (Dutch voice of Ernie and others), actor Aart Staartjes, and writer Hans Dorrestijn. In 2009, Sesamstraat/Sesame Street harmonica player Toots Thielemans was interviewed about his Jazz Master Award. [1]

Muppet Related Appearances

Friday November 7, 2008: Wim T. Schippers announced that there will be new Bert and Ernie CDs available soon with new songs, introductions and sketches. Another CD that's in progress will be filled with duets sung by Ernie and several famous Dutch singers.

Monday April 6, 2009: Aart Staartjes complains about the Dutch government changing the broadcast time of Sesamstraat to 17h. [2]

Tuesday April 21, 2009: Again Aart Staartjes with director of television program schedules Gerard Timmer are invited to tell about their national action and getting the autographs for trying to change the government's decision [3]

Wednesday September 2, 2009: Wim T. Schippers and Paul Haenen are interviewed about the new clay animated segment Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures. [4]

Tuesday December 13, 2011: Pino and composer Henny Vrienten appear on the show to talk about the works and perform the song "Vliegen Als een Vogel." [5]

Friday January 15, 2016: Bert and Ernie are interviewed for the first time on Dutch television about the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Sesamstraat. Bert was puppeteerd by Renée Menschaar and Lindai Boogerman, while Ernie was puppeteerd by Bert Plagman and Judith Broersen. [6]

Muppet Mentions

  • Comedian Peter Pannekoek has joked about Sesamstraat and its characters at various times.
  • A segment, "Lucky TV," uses edited and redubbed film footage, including Pino, Tommie and Ieniemienie speaking with animal sounds instead [7]

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