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'''Professor Television''' is a recurring ''[[Sesame Street]]'' segment, featuring [[Bill Irwin]] as the title character. The skits usually involved the professor demonstrating words, which always end in disaster.
 
'''Professor Television''' is a recurring ''[[Sesame Street]]'' segment, featuring [[Bill Irwin]] as the title character. The skits usually involved the professor demonstrating words, which always end in disaster.
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The skits were first used during [[Season 28 (1996-1997)|season 28]].
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Sesame Street Professor TV Open & Closed|
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| [[Image:BillIrwin-open.jpg‎|200px|center]]
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| [[Image:ProfTV.Nearfar.jpg‎|250px|center]]
| Open and Closed
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| align=center | Near and Far<hr/>[[Episode 3617]]
| align=center | [[Episode 3656]]
 
| Professor Television tries to demonstrate open and closed, but his efforts backfire when the door does the opposite of what the sign says. So, he just puts up a sign saying "Nevermind". {{Sketchrelease|Video: ''[[Bert & Ernie's Word Play]]'' (2002, introduction cut, announcer's dialogue muted)}} {{Sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|9ffef875-699d-4f93-852d-377bdbb6018e}}}}
 
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| [[Image:ProfTV.Nearfar.jpg‎|200px|center]]
 
| Near and Far
 
| align=center | [[Episode 3683]]
 
 
| Professor Television tries to demonstrate near and far, with help from [[Maria]]'s voice.
 
| Professor Television tries to demonstrate near and far, with help from [[Maria]]'s voice.
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| [[Image:ProfTV.DANGER.jpg‎|200px|center]]
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| Danger
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| align=center | Danger<hr/>[[Episode 3627]]
| align=center | [[Episode 3713]]
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| Professor Television tries to demonstrate "Danger" by putting a "Danger" sign above a deep drop. The sign falls, however, so he gets a large flashing "Danger" sign, which traps him.<br>''There are two variations of this skit, one featuring the announcer at the beginning and kid's voices saying "Danger", while another version has all dialogue muted.''
| Professor Television tries to demonstrate "Danger" by putting a "Danger" sign above a deep drop. The sign falls, however, so he gets a large flashing "Danger" sign, which traps him. {{Sketchrelease|Online: [[Sesamestreet.org]] {{SSvideo|2943e0bc-1564-11dd-a62f-919b98326687}}}}
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| [[Image:BillIrwin-open.jpg‎|250px|center]]
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| align=center | Open and Closed<hr/>[[Episode 3637]]
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| Professor Television tries to demonstrate open and closed, but his efforts backfire when the door does the opposite of what the sign says. So, he just puts up a sign saying "Nevermind". {{sketchrelease|video=''[[Bert & Ernie's Word Play]]''|online={{youtube|1FrcjpcaXG4}}}}
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[[Category:Sesame Street Live-Action Sketches]]
 
[[Category:Sesame Street Live-Action Sketches]]

Latest revision as of 12:37, July 11, 2019

Professor Television is a recurring Sesame Street segment, featuring Bill Irwin as the title character. The skits usually involved the professor demonstrating words, which always end in disaster.

The skits were first used during season 28.

Picture Theme / First Appearance Description
ProfTV.Nearfar
Near and Far
Episode 3617
Professor Television tries to demonstrate near and far, with help from Maria's voice.
ProfTV.DANGER
Danger
Episode 3627
Professor Television tries to demonstrate "Danger" by putting a "Danger" sign above a deep drop. The sign falls, however, so he gets a large flashing "Danger" sign, which traps him.
There are two variations of this skit, one featuring the announcer at the beginning and kid's voices saying "Danger", while another version has all dialogue muted.
BillIrwin-open
Open and Closed
Episode 3637
Professor Television tries to demonstrate open and closed, but his efforts backfire when the door does the opposite of what the sign says. So, he just puts up a sign saying "Nevermind".
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