Sesame Street: The Sound Man Buys a Trumpet

Sesame Street: The Sound Man Buys a Trumpet


[RINGING] MARVIN: Ah, good afternoon, sir. Welcome to Marvin’s Music City. My name is Marvin. May I help you? THE SOUND MAN: Yes. I’d like to buy a nice
shiny [TRUMPET MUSIC].. MARVIN: Uh, would you
mind repeating that, sir? THE SOUND MAN: No indeed. What I said was I’d like to buy
a nice shiny [TRUMPET MUSIC].. MARVIN: Yes. Of course, sir. Certainly. You’re one of those. Right. I’ll be right back. THE SOUND MAN: What? Oh, well. Boy, I can’t wait to play my
nice shiny [TRUMPET MUSIC].. MARVIN: OK. Here you are, sir, a
beautiful new violin. Hm? THE SOUND MAN: No, no, no. I don’t want a
[VIOLIN MUSIC],, you see? Because what I asked for was
a nice shiny [TRUMPET MUSIC].. MARVIN: Oh. Yes, of course. I’m sorry. I’ll take the violin away. I’ll be right back, huh? THE SOUND MAN: Gee, imagine
bringing me a [VIOLIN MUSIC] when what I asked for in the
first place was a nice shiny [TRUMPET MUSIC]. MARVIN: OK. There you are, sir. I’m sure you like this
nice little piano. THE SOUND MAN: No, no, no. You see, that’s not
a [TRUMPET MUSIC].. It’s obvious that that
is a [PIANO MUSIC].. MARVIN: Oh, yes. So it is. So sorry. I’ll be right back. All right? THE SOUND MAN: Gee. You think a salesman in a music
store would know the difference between a [PIANO MUSIC] and what
I asked for, which is a nice brand new, shiny
[TRUMPET MUSIC].. MARVIN: Now, then,
here you are, sir. How do you like this? Is that a beauty
or is it not, sir? THE SOUND MAN: No, no, no. That is a [DRUM MUSIC]. MARVIN: Oh. THE SOUND MAN: Yeah. That’s not what I asked for. I want a [TRUMPET MUSIC]. MARVIN: Oh. Oh, of course, sir. Now, I know what you want. THE SOUND MAN: Finally. MARVIN: Just a moment, sir. I’ll be right back. THE SOUND MAN: Good. Hurry, please. Oh, boy. First, he brings me
a [VIOLIN MUSIC],, which is totally ridiculous. And then, he brings
a [PIANO MUSIC].. And now, he brings
me a [DRUM MUSIC],, when all I wanted was a
nice shiny [TRUMPET MUSIC].. MARVIN: Here you are, sir. Here you are, sir. It’s a nice shiny new trumpet. And a trumpet is what you asked
for all long, isn’t it sir? THE SOUND MAN: Indeed it is. MARVIN: Yes. I thought so. THE SOUND MAN: That looks like
a nice shiny [TRUMPET MUSIC].. MARVIN: Yes. Wonderful. Wonderful, sir. THE SOUND MAN: Here’s the money. MARVIN: Thank you. Thank you. All right. THE SOUND MAN: Bye bye. MARVIN: It’s a pleasure
doing business with you, sir. I thought he was pretty good. I should have asked
him if he would like to play in our [JAZZ MUSIC].

44 thoughts to “Sesame Street: The Sound Man Buys a Trumpet”

  1. You like The Sound Man buying a trumpet.? You might want to check out The Sound Man buying a saw! The video is fun to watch too.

  2. HE DONโ€™T WANTS A VIOLIN HE DONโ€™T WANTS A DRUM HE DONโ€™T WANTS A TRUMPET, THE THING HE WANTS IS ONLY A PAPPAPARARAPAPAPPAPARAPARA PAAAPAPARAPPAA

  3. At the end of the sketch, the song being played is a jazz version of "Brotherhood of Man" from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

  4. Notice they didn't identify the snare drum. I always loved the way the tape would kick in at a slower speed and gradually make it up to pitch. I used the trumpet lick in a remix I did of "Trash" by Robin Gibb for Sesame Street Fever.

  5. I just noticed something. When Marvin started to play "Brotherhood of Man", they totally skipped over the first line and jumped straight to the second. Wonder what the reason for that was.

    Do you guys take requests, by the way?

  6. …For the first time … or maybe really the first time Mr. Johnson is not being annoyed by Grover.

  7. RATATARATATATA RATATARATTATATA RAAATARATA!

    HOONI HOONI HI HI HI HOONI HO!

    DOOLOOLOOLOOLOOLOOLOOLOODRRRRRRRRLI LA DA DO!

    PRRA TA TA TA TA!

  8. Marvin: what would you like to buy?
    the sound man: a nice shiny xhbghfdbgrfvxfjdvbgfcbgfv
    Marvin: wot?
    the sound man: a nice shiny fhfhffhcsdfhhdwefgbnjtdjgfikvijhg
    Marvin: oh you might be speaking gibberish, here is a dictionary.

  9. This is actually one of the most creative and clever skits: a man can inexplicably emit music from his mouth, and a music-store salesman can't identify it correctly.

  10. Sir, if you would only speak to me like a human being, this transaction would be over a lot quicker. But then again, weโ€™re made of felt and I donโ€™t know what a trumpet sounds like when I work in a music store.

  11. Am I crazy for wanting the sheet music for what Sound Man is "playing" to ask for a trumpet? It's a cool riff.

  12. 2 trumpets on the back shelf and he still went to the back ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

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