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Starting in January 2016, the Sesamstraat mini-series 10 voor began showing their own, locally-produced Ernie and Bert Sketches. With the voices of Wim T. Schippers as Ernie and Paul Haenen as Bert, the sketches are direct remakes of classic, American sketches.

Picture Air Date Description
January 14, 2016 Talk Slower

Ernie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's toast is burning, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.

January 20, 2016 Imaginary Glass of Water

At night, Ernie is thirsty, so he imagines drinking a glass of water. This bothers Bert, who tells Ernie to go get a real glass of water - which he does.

January 28, 2016 Do You Like Me?

Ernie sings "Do You Like Me?" to Bert.

February 3, 2016 Slice of Life

Ernie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?

February 9, 2016 Quiet and Loud

Bert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.

February 15, 2016 Bert Almost Shops for Dinner

Bert tells Ernie not to open the locked door until he gets back from his shopping trip. After he leaves the apartment, however, he realizes he forgot his money, but no matter what he does, Ernie won't let him in the apartment because he thinks this is practice.

February 24, 2016 Sharing Licorice

Ernie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides the licorice in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, shaving off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.

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