Sesame Street: Rapunzel’s Rescue | Kermit News


ANNOUNCER: We take you now to
Kermit the Frog with another
fast-breaking news story.
KERMIT: Is this microphone on?
Oh, hi, all.
This is Kermit the Frog of
Sesame Street News, and today,
I am standing at the base of the
tower where the Princess
Rapunzel is being held prisoner
by the wicked witch.
RAPUNZEL: Get me out of here!
KERMIT: Now that, as you
can probably tell, is
the Princess Rapunzel.
Now, you can tell that’s
Rapunzel because she has such
fantastically long hair.
Now, the Princess Rapunzel
has the longest hair
in the entire kingdom.
And today, we’re awaiting the
arrival of Prince Charming,
who’s due to rescue her
at any instant.
[HORSE CLIP CLOPPING]
KERMIT: Matter of fact,
I think I hear a horse
approaching now.
PRINCE CHARMING: Easy,
big fellow.
Easy, big fellow.
Whoa!
KERMIT: That sort
of looks like it
might be Prince Charming.
Sounds like his horse.
Well, um–
PRINCE CHARMING: Sit, boy.
Good boy.
KERMIT: –see if this is him.
[TRUMPET FANFARE]
KERMIT: Yes, that really looks
like Prince Charming.
Um, pardon me, sir, can you tell
me, are you really indeed
Prince Charming?
PRINCE CHARMING: Of course.
KERMIT: Yes, and you’re
here to rescue
the Princess Rapunzel.
Is that right?
PRINCE CHARMING: Yes.
Um, where is she?
KERMIT: She’s right up
in the tower there.
RAPUNZEL: Yoo hoo!
PRINCE CHARMING: [GASPS]
My love.

KERMIT: Isn’t that beautiful.
Um, pardon me, Prince.
Can you tell me, do you
have a plan to rescue
this Princess Rapunzel?
PRINCE CHARMING: Yes.
KERMIT: Uh-huh.
Would you mind telling
us what your plan is?
PRINCE CHARMING: Yes.
KERMIT: You do mind.
You won’t tell us.
PRINCE CHARMING: Yes.
Go away.
KERMIT: Well, OK.
I see he does not want to
divulge the plan, but we’ll
just find out by–
PRINCE CHARMING: Please.
KERMIT: Of course, Prince,
certainly.
Carry on.
Go right ahead.
[WHISPERING]
We’ll just talk very quietly.
PRINCE CHARMING: [SHOUTING]
Please!
KERMIT: Right, right, OK.

PRINCE CHARMING: Rapunzel,
Rapunzel, let down your hair.
KERMIT: Aha.
Aha.
See, that’s what the plan is.
He’s asking the princess
to lower her hair.
She’s probably going to let her
hair down, and then the
prince will climb up
the hair and effect
the rest of the rescue.
PRINCE CHARMING: Frog?
KERMIT: Right, sorry.
Carry on.
Don’t mean to interrupt.
PRINCE CHARMING:
[CLEARS THROAT]
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let
down your hair.
RAPUNZEL: What?
What did you say?
I can’t hear you.
Can you talk louder?
PRINCE CHARMING: [SHOUTING]
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let
down your hair.
RAPUNZEL: My what?
Let down my what?
I still can’t hear you.
Could you talk louder?
PRINCE CHARMING:
[SHOUTING LOUDER]
Rapunzel!
Rapunzel!
Let down your hair!
RAPUNZEL: My hair?
PRINCE CHARMING: [SHOUTING]
Your hair, yes.
RAPUNZEL: You want me
to let down my hair?
PRINCE CHARMING: You got it.
Down here.
RAPUNZEL: Oh, OK.
PRINCE CHARMING: Your hair.
RAPUNZEL: Yeah, sure.
PRINCE CHARMING: Now!

RAPUNZEL: Hey, Prince,
now what, huh?
What do I do now?
PRINCE CHARMING: I don’t know.
RAPUNZEL: Hey, where
you going?
What about my hair?
PRINCE CHARMING: [SHOUTING]
I’ll leave it with the frog!
KERMIT: But wait a second.
PRINCE CHARMING: He’s
right there.
KERMIT: I don’t think
this is the way the
story is supposed to–
Listen, this is Kermit the Frog
of Sesame Street News
returning you now to your
regularly scheduled program.
PRINCE CHARMING: I
lost my horse.
KERMIT: He was over there
a second ago.
[INAUDIBLE].
PRINCE CHARMING: Horsey!
Oh, hey, boy.
I’ve lost my horsey.
KERMIT: Can you, um, just head
on back to [INAUDIBLE].
PRINCE CHARMING: I’ve
lost my horsey.

100 thoughts on “Sesame Street: Rapunzel’s Rescue | Kermit News

  1. Rapunzel: "hey prince, I let my hair down what do I do now?"
    Me: next time go to Honda and get a firkin ASIMO or i'd let a big Hummer come smashing towards the tower and boom! your free to go.

  2. She reminded me singin' in the rain's silent film actress who takes diction lessons 😀 (the dumb blond girl with an annoying voice)

  3. This works on so many levels. The princess is some floozy New Yawk broad. Prince Charming is a flash haired big jawed dimwit and Kermit is in the middle of it all trying to do his reporting.
    They don't make children's entertainment like this anymore. RIP Jim Henson.

  4. Poor Rapunzel All Of Her Long Blonde Hair Fell Of Her Head I Feel Really Bad And Sorry 4 Her & I Remember Seeing This When I Was Still Little

  5. “Sesame Street. Early '70’s. We're rehearsing a “Rapunzel” sketch. Jon Stone directing. We're screwing around. Tears in our eyes from laughing. I shout to Jon, “What are we teaching?” Jon shouts back,”Who cares!” And he was right. Sometimes just having fun has value all it’s own.” ~ Frank Oz

  6. The brilliant thing about Sesame St back in the day was it sounded so great… the music, the voices, the accents, the dialog in these skits, I mean that is gold. I remember the prince yelling Oh Shut Up! back at the princess too but that's been edited out!! Even the News Flash intro music had some wit to it. Just a joy.

  7. Cuteness! If Terrahawks had re-enacted this scene, Cy-Star could have been Rapunzel, because her long blonde hair was also a wig.

  8. If I made this sketch:

    Kermit: Um, pardon me, sir, can you tell me, are you really indeed Prince Charming?
    Prince Charming: "No, I'm the world famous music writer and singer, Don Music. Of course I'm Prince Charming! Why do you think I came here?!

    About a minute later: Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down you…let down your…Oh I'll never get it! NEVER!!
    Kermit: How about "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, come down the stairs".
    Prince Charming: I like it! I like it! Rapunzel, Rapunzel, come down the stairs!

    I don't know what would happen after that.

    I was actually expecting a different ending. Either Prince Charming wouldn't show up, Or Rapunzel would let down her hair, but, for some reason, Prince Charming would make Kermit climb up her hair. Either way, Kermit would grab Rapunzel's hair, and pull her down, causing her to fall onto of him.

  9. Now how long has Rapunzel been in that tower without the facilities to wash all that hair? You'd think the evil queen would be nice enough to get about 30 bottles of Suave! With extra kickass dandruff fighters! That hair is Crystal Gayle long!!! Taking care of it would take Prince Charming (snicker!) weeks to shampoo!!!

  10. This was my favorite skit as a child, and still to this day. Thank you so much for posting.

    "I'LL LEAVE IT WITH THE FROG!" 😂

  11. complete classic hilarity.. love it love it love it!  such a great childhood memory that will never fade.  also love humpty dumpty:  'I feel like a brand new person' god bless you for posting this.

  12. You missed the part at the end where the Rapunzel says are you still going to save me? And the prince yells Oh shut up!

  13. You'll never beat this type of humour. Its totally nuts but it educates kids by forcing them to be the one correcting the errors. I think this stuff created a generation of people like no other.

  14. I think if you ever developed a sense of humour in your life, you would have to credit Sesame Street in some way for that.

  15. This brings back so much of memories glad to be a 90's kid nowadys children will not understand these shows

  16. I'd like to see 1970's Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Children's Television Workshop etc. take on the TV show COPS. It probably wouldn't be too far off from this. Poor Jim was taken from us too soon. – R.I.P. Jim Henson. We miss you.  : (

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