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Global Grover visit the Inuit

Eskimos (also known as Inuit) are the indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the northern circumpolar region from eastern Siberia, across Alaska, Canada, and Greenland.

  • In episode 304 of The Muppet Show, Kermit introduces "Lullaby of Broadway" (performed by a chorus of Eskimo pigs, joined by a few penguins, fish, and others) as a "the folk music of the North American Eskimo" and states that the song is "a traditional lullaby from beyond the Antarctic Circle... or somewhere."
  • A feud breaks out in episode 317 of The Muppet Show, after Scooter puts a group of Eskimos in the same dressing room as a group of Arabs -- the Arabs wanted it hotter and the Eskimos wanted the air conditioning. The Eskimos turned on the air conditioner, and the Arabs set it on fire.
  • An igloo-dwelling Muppet sings about living in the Arctic in the Sesame Street song "Home to Me."
  • The "Ookyook Song" on Sesame Street is about dressing up for the ukiuq (the Inupiaq word for "winter"). The Sesame Street segment features an Alaskan girl bundling up for the cold weather before she goes off to school.
  • The "Song of the Inuit Child" is an animated Sesame Street song performed by a little girl. Over illustrated stills, the girl sings about her life up in the North arctic.
  • Grover visited the Inuit of Alaska in installment of "Global Grover." Grover has returned from Alaska on a dog sled. He explains that winter in Alaska is very cold and is called “ukiuq.” Grover announces that he is ready to go and rest, but his dog tells him that he wants to go back to Alaska immediately, and he pulls Grover back towards Alaska.

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