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{{performer|Frank Oz}}
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'''Pinocchio''' is a wooden puppet whose major claim to fame is that his nose grows longer when he tells a lie; people come from miles around to see it.
 
'''Pinocchio''' is a wooden puppet whose major claim to fame is that his nose grows longer when he tells a lie; people come from miles around to see it.
   
In a "[[Sesame Street News Flash]]" sketch, [[Kermit the Frog]] asks Pinocchio for a demonstration. The puppet says that he's [[Abraham Lincoln]], and he's 50 feet tall; the lies make his nose grow longer. When he sees that Kermit is impressed, he claims that he's a thousand million years old and that he can lick [[Superman]]. Then he tells the truth again, and his nose grows shorter.
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In a "[[Sesame Street News Flash]]" sketch, [[Kermit the Frog]] asks Pinocchio for a demonstration. The puppet says that "My name is [[Abraham Lincoln]], and I'm 500 feet tall!" The lies make his nose grow longer. When he sees that Kermit is impressed, he claims that "I am a thousand million years old and I can lick [[Superman]]!" Then he tells the truth a pair of times, and his nose grows shorter.
   
But he can't resist showing off once more: "My name is [[Cinderella]]," he cries, "and for breakfast I ate two dragons! And then I ate [[Earth|the whole world]], and then I sat on [[the Moon]], and then I became [[the President of the United States]]!"
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But he can't resist showing off once more: "My name is [[Cinderella]] and for breakfast I ate two [[dragons]]! And then I ate [[Earth|the whole world]], and then I sat on [[The Moon|the Moon]], and I became [[the President of the United States]]!"
   
 
Kermit tries to calm Pinocchio down, but he can't help himself: "And then I drank a million trillion glasses of milk, and then I ate airplanes, and I put [[the Sun]] in my pocket!" His nose grows so far that it pushes Kermit through the wall.
 
Kermit tries to calm Pinocchio down, but he can't help himself: "And then I drank a million trillion glasses of milk, and then I ate airplanes, and I put [[the Sun]] in my pocket!" His nose grows so far that it pushes Kermit through the wall.
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After his nose takes the wall out, he continues as his voice gets higher: "And, I swallowed a whale . . ." "And, I turned orange, and yellow, and green . . ." Before Pinocchio is able to tell another falsehood, Kermit hollers, "Stop you nose, I wanna get off!" Pinocchio asks, "What?" Kermit tells him, "Will you please tell the truth, and make this thing shorter, so I can get off of this thing!" Pinocchio responds, "OK, my name is Pinocchiooooooooooooo!" The nose gets a whole lot shorter, and as a supposedly relieved Kermit is returning viewers to Sesame Street he loses his footing!
   
 
==Family life==
 
==Family life==
 
At the beginning of the sketch, Pinocchio says hello to his mother, the Oak, and the saplings, Myrtle and Magnolia.
 
At the beginning of the sketch, Pinocchio says hello to his mother, the Oak, and the saplings, Myrtle and Magnolia.
   
==Behind the scenes==
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==Behind the Scenes==
The effect of Pinocchio's nose growing longer was done by sticking the puppet to the wall, putting a hole through the center of the puppet's head, and pushing a lavender-colored broom handle through the hole.
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*The effect of Pinocchio's nose growing longer was done by sticking the puppet to the wall, putting a hole through the center of the back of the puppet's head, and pushing a lavender-colored broom handle through the hole.
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*Pinocchio's design later influenced the design of the [[Elmo Variants|Elmo version of Pinocchio]], clothing and all, seen in [[Elmo's World: Noses]].
   
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[[Category: Sesame Street Characters]]
 
[[Category: Sesame Street Characters]]
 
[[Category: Muppet Characters]]
 
[[Category: Muppet Characters]]

Latest revision as of 22:29, September 22, 2018

Pinocchioworkshop
PERFORMER Frank Oz
DEBUT 1976
PATTERN Lavender

Pinocchio is a wooden puppet whose major claim to fame is that his nose grows longer when he tells a lie; people come from miles around to see it.

In a "Sesame Street News Flash" sketch, Kermit the Frog asks Pinocchio for a demonstration. The puppet says that "My name is Abraham Lincoln, and I'm 500 feet tall!" The lies make his nose grow longer. When he sees that Kermit is impressed, he claims that "I am a thousand million years old and I can lick Superman!" Then he tells the truth a pair of times, and his nose grows shorter.

But he can't resist showing off once more: "My name is Cinderella and for breakfast I ate two dragons! And then I ate the whole world, and then I sat on the Moon, and I became the President of the United States!"

Kermit tries to calm Pinocchio down, but he can't help himself: "And then I drank a million trillion glasses of milk, and then I ate airplanes, and I put the Sun in my pocket!" His nose grows so far that it pushes Kermit through the wall.

After his nose takes the wall out, he continues as his voice gets higher: "And, I swallowed a whale . . ." "And, I turned orange, and yellow, and green . . ." Before Pinocchio is able to tell another falsehood, Kermit hollers, "Stop you nose, I wanna get off!" Pinocchio asks, "What?" Kermit tells him, "Will you please tell the truth, and make this thing shorter, so I can get off of this thing!" Pinocchio responds, "OK, my name is Pinocchiooooooooooooo!" The nose gets a whole lot shorter, and as a supposedly relieved Kermit is returning viewers to Sesame Street he loses his footing!

Family lifeEdit

At the beginning of the sketch, Pinocchio says hello to his mother, the Oak, and the saplings, Myrtle and Magnolia.

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • The effect of Pinocchio's nose growing longer was done by sticking the puppet to the wall, putting a hole through the center of the back of the puppet's head, and pushing a lavender-colored broom handle through the hole.
  • Pinocchio's design later influenced the design of the Elmo version of Pinocchio, clothing and all, seen in Elmo's World: Noses.
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