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A series of Sesame Street sketches depicted life in the Old West.

Picture Summary Earliest Known Appearance Description
The Great Cookie Thief
Episode 0276
Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.

This sketch was later adapted into a book, The Great Cookie Thief.
Surprise
Episode 0675
Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp to give her a big surprise. The terrified townspeople try to warn Marshal Earp -- but Bad Bart explains that a surprise is something that someone doesn't expect. He orders them not to say a word. It turns out the big surprise is a cake for Marshal Earp's birthday.
Forming a Posse
Episode 0681
Five good men are needed to form a posse and catch Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West. The sheriff counts five men in the saloon, and tries to organize them. But it turns out that there are only four good men -- one of them is Bad Bart!
Doc Holiday
Episode 0700
Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says that he needs the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. He locates the doctor, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it mosquito bite, should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holliday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

The Biggest Man
Episode 0704
Sinister Sam is looking for the biggest man in the saloon. The frightened customers point him towards Big Barney, who's cowering under the table. When Sam discovers that Barney is the biggest man there, he gives him a hat: "This ol' hat here don't fit me. I thought maybe you could use it, huh? I'll see you, fellers." Sinister Sam leaves the baffled customers behind. "Now, that's a nice gesture," one says. "He's a little weird, but he's okay after all, isn't he?"
Dentist
Episode 0734
A cowboy who needs a dentist comes to see Adam T. Glaser, who is such a jack-of-all-trades that he forgets what a dentist does.
Doc Meets Mean Manny Episode 1166 The town doctor ("Doc") comes to a saloon to meet Mean Manny and his gang, even though Manny is the toughest guy in town and plans to have a "shootin' party." Manny and his posse arrive on time and meet with Doc and his medicine...he gives them all measle shots.
Note: A picture of Miss Piggy can be seen on the wall in the background.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Forgetful Jones and Buster Brush Each Other's Teeth Episode 1446 At night, Forgetful Jones tries to remember to brush his teeth. This sketch features Michael Earl Davis as Forgetful Jones, Kevin Clash as Buster the Horse, and Brian Muehl as Clementine.
This sketch was later remade, with Richard Hunt as Forgetful Jones, Kevin Clash as Clementine, and Martin P. Robinson as Buster.
The Last Box of Crayons
Episode 1708
Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know "why." It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to draw the letter Y.


Video: Old School: Volume 2

Forgetful Jones calls his cousin
Episode 1927
Clementine reminds Forgetful Jones that it's his cousin's birthday, and that he has to wish her a happy birthday. But when he calls his cousin, who is just as forgetful as Forgetful Jones, she forgets that she has a cousin, and asks Forgetful Jones to describe how he looks.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Forgetful Jones and Buster brush each others teeth Episode 2164 A remake of an earlier sketch, with Forgetful Jones, Buster, and Clementine having their then-current performers.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Bad Bart Gives Somebody What He Deserves Episode 2358 Clementine breaks the bad news to everyone: Bad Bart is coming to town to "give someone what they deserve"! She says he will come when the cow moos four times. They listen for it, and first hear a train toot four times, then a dog bark four times, and finally the cow. Bad Bart steps into the saloon, looks for the bartender, and reminds him that last week, he ordered something that the bartender didn't have, so he went to another town to get it, and kept him waiting. Bad Bart forgot to pay the bartender for it, so he gives the bartendar what he deserves: some coins.
This sketch was semi-accurately transcribed in Sesame Street Unpaved.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

center‎ Forgetful Jones in the dark Episode 2482 It is dark, because Forgetful Jones has forgotten to turn the lights on. He tries to remember what to turn on, but turns on the fan and the faucet before remembering to turn the lights on.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

High 12 Episode 2614 In a parody of High Noon, Clementine doesn't want Forgetful Jones to meet Sinister Sam, the meanest man in the west, at the train tracks at noon, especially since it's their wedding day. But both Forgetful Jones and Buster (in song, referencing "Do Not Forsake Me" from High Noon) convince her that "a man's got to do what a man's got to do." Sinister Sam shows up and, in a threatening manner, informs Forgetful Jones that he's got something to say to him ... "I think it was mighty nice of you to remember to meet my train!" They all hit the saloon for lemonade, leaving Clementine dejected.
"I'm a Real Cowboy" Episode 2682 Clementine and a few cowboys sing a song to Forgetful Jones to remind him of what they are, but Forgetful Jones keeps guessing that they are other things (such as astronauts).
Remembering to get on a train Episode 3310 Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

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