Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Little Red Ball



This early 70s era Sesame Street clip aired when I was little.
I thought the ball was very cute, especially when he rode in his little roller coaster car.
Alas, he came to a shocking end!
I remember being very upset about his demise. How could they do that to him?

5 comments:

Sally said...

the ending is way too harsh for the tone of the piece I think. It's really charming.

Namowal said...

Hi Sally,
I'm glad you agree that the little ball didn't deserve to get whacked.
I found an alternate version on You-Tube which is identical until the end-
When the crank is turned, three candies drop out instead of the ground-up ball.
Some YouTubers speculate that the ending was changed because kids were upset over the original.

stray said...

It reminds me of that mousetrap game.

Namowal said...

Yes, it does.
Someone went through a lot of trouble to put that together.
Also, it recently occurred to me that it's likely that the actual ball was unharmed, and that was "stunt powder" coming out of the chute.

walterworld said...

Thanks for the memories!

Always loved that clip as a kid...