Here’s the original version of the sketch where Ernie traces Bert’s head . I remember this skit and loved Bert’s reaction. Classic Sesame Street!
Jim Henson and Don Shalin demonstrate how some Muppets work. Great insight to the puppet construction, and how much the location of the eyes affect your character.
The idea for Muppets talking to kids was Carroll Spinney’s idea. I remember the most endearing moments on Sesame Street were when the Muppets talked with kids. Here is a segment were Kermit talks to kids about ears…hard to believe these kids are older than me. Sesame Street should do a reunion with all the kids who were part of these clips.