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Put Down the Duckie! is a Sesame Street album released on cassette in Side One Put Down the Duckie - Ernie and Hoots, Elmo's Song - Elmo, Big Bird. You got to put down the 'duckie' if you want to play the saxophone! the most awe dropping thing is what happens after the music ends, when. Deutch and Hughes met with Beals, but she turned it down. Originally, Pretty In Pink ended with Andie and Duckie ending up together. THE ORIGINAL “ DUCKIE DANCE” WAS SET TO MICK JAGGER, NOT OTIS REDDING. audience to invest enough in an Andie and Duckie relationship in such a way.
If we tell them that it was just a fluke note, they will laugh at us and try to ignore us when we list the millions of times the 'duckie' has ruined performances. They will say we are taking those performances out of context and deliberately choosing only bad examples to make our case. They will add that in any case, we are not skilled enough to understand what is good 'duck and sax' music because we can't play it.
We can't judge what we don't understand. Unsinkable Rubber Ducks James Randi- Speaks of Unsinkable Rubber Ducks Yes, if only it was as easy as in this video to convince the Christians and other religious people to put down their 'duckies.
James Randi the famous skeptic and debunker of supernatural claims has often noted this in his talks. He refers to many of the frauds and scammers especially in the evangelical churches as 'unsinkable rubber ducks. You can have evidence to catch them red handed in some act, they always find a way to come back. Most notable among these 'ducks' is Peter Popov who Randi showed was using an earpiece that picked up his wife's voice reading out the names of the people he was 'healing' during services.
Popov was clearly pretending that some divine voice was revealing names and addresses to people in his audience. It is hard to imagine how a person could be more 'caught in the act. Yes, you just can't keep these guys down. Ducking experts The phenomenon doesn't end with people like Popov either. I know many Christians personally and online who are true duck experts. Yes, no one can duck the difficult questions like these believers.
Here are some examples of questions I haven't got a straight answer to yet.
Does everything happen according to God's will If God told you to murder your daughter would you do it? Why has God not exterminated the devil yet? Why does God need to have a blood sacrifice in order to forgive us? Do you consider it moral for a God to send someone to hell just for not believing You won't believe the amount of ducks I have heard in response to questions like these.
When they can, Christians make use of their elasticity too.
In their world, whatever the brain can conceive, faith can achieve. You have to try to catch them out with logical contradictions.
But even that can't keep them down, because they will argue that God himself can transcend logic. It takes ages to try to convince them that if God and us operate by different rules of logic, we can't communicate with him or begin to understand anything about him. By the time you do that, you are sure to have forgotten what the logical contradiction you were trying to call them out on was in the first place. In the cases where both their ducking and elasticity fails them and they end up in hot water, they will fish desperately for a response and eventually distract us by throwing out a red herring.
Those Christian rubber ducks, you just can't ever win. How can we overcome the ducks? Well, at least so it seems. We have to take heart from this video. We have to take this Sesame Street lesson. The first thing is repetition. We have to keep telling them to 'put down the duckie' even when it seems the message isn't getting through. We even need different languages, as Celia Cruz says " Suelta el Patito.
We also need different ways of packaging the message, just like the different styles and genres of music we see in the video. It doesn't always have to be loud and strident. Sometimes soft dulcet tones whispered in a friendly way can be just as effective. We see that here. Arguably the best part of this video is 'Put Down the Duckie' rendered softly by the group 'Ladysmith Black Mambazo The other key to learn from here is that as strongly as we bring our message, we must never coerce.
We have to understand when they tell us like Ernie, that they can't bear to be parted from their 'duckie'. It is important to note that Hoots never tried to yank the 'rubber duckie' out of Ernie's hands.
Ernie tossed the thing away himself in his own time, when he reached the point that HE was convinced. Yes, we must not be afraid to tell people that their 'duckie' is an imaginary friend. Sure they can talk to him but they are not going to get an answer back.
All jokes aside though, the last thing we can do to help our cause, is to take things beyond this Sesame Street clip. We have to let believers know that when we implore them to put down the 'duckie' we are not putting THEM down. We have to hold up high others among us who have successfully, 'put down the duckie' and produced great music.
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Andre Woodvine- Barbadian jazz saxophonist. Put down the 'duckie' and is one of the Caribbean's finest One such person in Barbados is leading jazz saxophonist and composer Andre Woodvine, who has made a name for himself throughout the region. He my friends, has emphatically put down the 'duckie'! Andre contacted me through this blog last year as he was becoming public about his atheism. I was touched by the positive things he said about my writings.
Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: While the show has always provided lessons on school topics to preschoolers, there's another, subtler message that every episode broadcast: From the very first episode, Sesame Street itself was full of people of all races, ages, religious orientations, sexes, and physical abilities. Better yet, they were all friends who valued each other's differences and opinions, never ignored one another, and got along just fine without fighting or arguing.
A deaf woman Linda is an active part of the community, and everyone around her knows enough sign language to communicate; black and white children play with each other and share everything; Christmas and Hanukkah are celebrated on the street, and people of both creeds happily wish each other specific holiday greetings.
To a child in a metropolitan area like New York, this is relatively common—but Sesame Street was nationally broadcast, including in places where children had never seen a person of color. By plainly showing children that people who look, act, or believe different things than you are human beings worthy of respect and love, Sesame Street has been quietly advancing a message of tolerance, acceptance, and love for nearly fifty years.
One episode dealt directly with racism, and, in true Sesame Street fashion, the showrunners dealt with the issue bluntly and directly, rather than sugarcoating the idea. In the episode, Gina who is white and Savion who is black go to see a movie together, then, on the walk back to Hooper's Store, clown around and generally act like best friends.
When they arrive, an anonymous person calls up the store and says some very nasty things about the idea of black and white people being friendly with each other we don't hear exactly what, but Gina and Savion's reactions say it all.
Telly, who's confused, asks what happened, and Gina and Savion explain that there are "some really stupid people in the world who can't stand to see it when people of different races are friends. Telly sums it all up—"What does color have to do with being friends?
They resolve to stay best friends anyway, which promotes a message about doing what's right, but it's also powerful to acknowledge that racism isn't going to go away after forty-five minutes.
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Check out the relevant scenes. When she doesn't talk to him right away, he thinks she doesn't like him, but Alan explains that she has autism, so she interacts differently than most people. Throughout the episode, Elmo, Abby, and Alan help him understand that although she doesn't say much, stims constantly, and has sensitivities that need to be acknowledged she doesn't like the way paint feels on her skin and hates loud noises, demonstrated when she has a meltdown when a fire engine siren goes off she is a happy person and a great friend.
The episode ends with the kids playing "Boing Tag", a game Julia invented earlier in the episode. The showrunners also got bonus points for partnering with the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network instead of the much-maligned Autism Speaks when they did the research. When watching the Hawaii episodes, your eyes are guaranteed to burn when seeing a very hairy Mr.
Hooper without his shirt. Basically everything that Oscar the Grouch eats. By its very nature, Sesame Street has to be constantly changing and evolving. It started out as a non-profit show intended to be educational for preschoolers, but now a bigger problem is an audience that's constantly turning over.
The trouble comes when a viewer grows up and tunes in often with their own kids and finds out that the show isn't a carbon copy of what they grew up on and loved: Old-time fans are not fond of the newer intro. In Season 30Elmo received his own minute segment, Elmo's World, considerably slowing the breakneck pace and kitchen-sink randomness of the show's structure.
The "Around the Corner" era and "Blocks" era are often seen as this by old-school Sesame Street fans see Dork Age above. Season 40 was the first season to not have any clips featuring any characters performed by Jim Henson. This essentially obliterates the presence of the late Jim Henson from the show. Season 46 is the biggest game-changer in the show's history.
A move to HBO, reduction to a half-hour format, and the mission statement "fewer puppets, fewer parodies", which has made adult fans upset in particular. This is a reaction to changing demographics fewer stay-at-home parents means less than 30 percent of children now watch Sesame Street with their parents, making Parental Bonus far less important to the show. This coming on the heels of several high-ranking performers leaving the show with varying degrees of grace hasn't helped. They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: There was no 40th anniversary special just a special two-DVD release of various inserts from the shows year historybut shortly afterwards came The Best of Elmo 2, in which Elmo helps a robot that feeds on memories.
This would have made a better plot for an anniversary special.Sesame Street: Do De Duckie With Ernie
Elmo tends to be shipped with either Zoe or Abby. In fact, in his Youtube interviewone of the unused questions shown for a split second is someone asking if he has a crush on any of them. With prominent green eyes and an ovular face, Julia looks like she got beamed down from a spaceship.
In fact, she looks like a Dinger. The early episodes include the likes of an adult Muppet approaching a bunch of kids and pulling letters out of his trenchcoat. We're Still Relevant, Dammit! Pretty much inevitable given the show's age, although not nearly as bad as it could be.