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Sesame Street HubNuggets: A Tale of Two Grovers

Updated on April 26, 2018
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Elle Fredine (RedElf), photographer, published author, Elle loves seeking out new writers, and catching up with old friends


"Sunny day,

Sweepin’ those clouds away;

On my way

To where the air is sweet;

Can you tell me how to get,

How to get

To Sesame Street?"

Children's happy voices, singing along to their favorite TV show's catchy theme, wafted up to where Simone Smith lay sunbathing on her secluded balcony. She stretched luxuriously and rolled over to check her tan, smoothing lotion on her nicely-browning torso. She'd spent the week sight-seeing, sampling the local night life, lazing on warm, sandy beaches, and relaxing in the shade of her private cabana, sipping tall, iced, fresh fruit juice concoctions. "What a wonderful holiday," she mused as she dozed off again. "Too bad it's ending. I met a dreamy actor last night - what's his name? Karan Singh Grover? Mmmm... Grover..."

Image by RedElf; Grover from triggercritic.blogspot.com, cocktail from tootoo.com
Image by RedElf; Grover from triggercritic.blogspot.com, cocktail from tootoo.com

Ooooh, Karan...

Karan Singh Grover from india-forums.com
Karan Singh Grover from india-forums.com

A Tale of Two Grovers

"Miss... Miss? Here is your cocktail, Miss." The scratchy voice was somehow familiar. "It is I, Grover, here to fulfill your every desire..."

Simone peered through one slitted eye. The figure looming over her, silhouetted against the sun, seemed to waver in the heat. "Karan?" Simone asked hopefully, her mind still on the sexy heart-throb of last evening.

The figure leaned closer, resolving into a fuzzy, blue face, watermelon-slice grin, and a huge, bright red nose. "It is I, Grover!" the Muppet said, proffering a brilliantly blue cocktail.

A Little Theme Music...

Classic Sesame Street sketch - The Banana

Simone in Sesame Street Wonderland

Hey, Gal, there's a HubNuggets list in your ear...

Simone sipped her cocktail as the little Muppet rushed to plump her pillows and fetch her sandals. "The cherry on my cocktail's fruit-pick is almost the same color as Grover's nose," she thought, bemused.

Feeling a bit disoriented, Simone's attention was drawn by raised voices on the terrace below, where KoffeeKlatch Gals and RedElf were engrossed in heated discussion. ...at least, it sounded like them, but they certainly looked different....

"You have the HubNuggets list in your ear, Gal," said RedElf. To Simone, RedElf sounded almost uptight.

"What did you say, Elfie?" asked Gal, grinning.

"Well, at least Gal sounds cheerful, even if she can't hear anything with that list in her ear," thought Simone.

"Gal, you have the HubNuggets list in your ear, Gal! " RedElf shouted. "Why do you have the HubNuggets list in your ear? We need to read and vote."

"I can't hear you, Elfie," said Gal. "I have a HubNuggets list in my ear!" Removing the list and holding it out, Gal continued, "Here, Elfie, we need to read and vote."

Which one of this week's Family and Parenting nominees is your favorite?

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37 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Classic Sesame Street sketch - The Count

Counting, anyone?

No sooner had they read and voted, than Enelle Lamb came swooping in. "Swooping? Why's Enelle swooping about, and wearing that cloak?" Simone wondered.

Moments later, Patty Inglish, MS wandered by carrying a plate of HubNuggets, "...and looking very googlie-eyed, blue and fuzzy," thought Simone.

"Patty, let me count your 'Nuggets!" Enelle laughed menacingly. "Muuu-ah-ah-ah!"

Simone ducked as a peal of thunder shook the terrace and the effulgent glare of lightning dazzled her eyes.

"No, me want read and vote," said Patty, covering her HubNuggets protectively with one large, furry, blue paw.

"Count the HubNuggets!" Enelle insisted.

"Read and vote!"

"Why don't you co-operate!" Simone shouted over the peals of thunder. "Enelle can count the HubNuggets, then Patty can read and vote."

"Good idea!" Patty was pleased with the compromise.

"Let's all count the HubNuggets," said Enelle. "Then we can read and vote together!"

Which one of this week's Education and Science nominees is your favorite?

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29 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Classic Sesame Sketch - Grover Serves Soup

Waiter, I can't read my HubNugget...

Her ears still ringing, Simone turned from the happy pair on the terrace below. "What now, Grover?"

The little blue Muppet bustled from table to table, white napkin over his arm. "Grover will be right with you, Miss. One moment, please."

"When did my balcony become a dining room full of hungry Muppets?" Though baffled by the transformation, Simone decided she might as well grab a bite. Sitting at a nearby table, she tried to catch Grover's attention.

"One moment, Miss. Grover will be right with you," said the Muppet as he hurried towards a table where Maddie Ruud, ripplemaker and ladyjane1 waited.

As Grover deposited a stack of papers on their table and started to rush away, ripplemaker stopped him with a polite smile. "I'm sorry, waiter," she said. "I can't read these HubNuggets."

"Of course, Madam - the font is too small. Let me get you some hubs with a larger type-face." Grover whisked the pages from the table and hurried off. Moments later, he returned. "Here you are, Madam. Larger fonts all around."

"Waiter, we can't read these HubNuggets," said ladyjane1, stopping Grover before he could rush away.

"Certainly, Madam." Grover glanced at the pages. "The type face is too large now. It is a bit blurry. Grover will fix that!" The harried Muppet snatched the pages and bustled off.

Returning moments later, he plunked down a new batch of HubNuggets, and was about to leave when Maddie stopped him. "Waiter, we can't read these Hubnuggets."

Before Grover could snatch away the HubNuggets again, Maddie added, "The pages are all mixed up - would you please help us sort them out?"

Grover laughed in relief. "Of, course, Madam. Grover understands the problem now. We will co-operate, and sort the pages together. Then we can all read and vote!"

Which one of this week's Food and Cooking nominees is your favorite?

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34 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

The insistent ringing of a telephone coaxed Simone awake. Groggily, she pressed the receiver to her ear. "Front Desk calling, Miss Smith - your luncheon engagement is here... a Mr. Grover."

"Oh, no!" Simone groaned silently. Aloud she asked, "Short, blue, and furry?"

"Ah, no..." The voice sounded confused. "Mr. Karan Singh Grover, the actor."

"OMG! Tall, dark, and dreamy, with six-pack abs!" Simone was wide awake now.

"...and you have an overseas call waiting - Mr. Jason Menayan," the voice continued.

"Please tell Mr. Grover I'll be down in ten minutes, and let Jason know I'll return his call directly after lunch, " said Simone as she flew into action. Replacing the receiver in its cradle, she grabbed her new sarong and headed for the shower, singing happily as she contemplated spending the afternoon with a very different Grover from the blue one of her dream. "I do hope he's as much fun, though..."

Another Favorite Sesame Street Sketch

This hub was brought to you by 'co-operation' and the number '9'


The HubNuggets Nine (Team)

SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb
SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb

What were the HubNuggets?

HubNuggets Program - The HubNuggets project was a Special Program of HubPages to help promote new writers, explained at the HubPages Learning Center by Simone Smith, our Online Marketing Community Manager. Hub Pages continues to welcome and promote new writers.

Zsuzsy Bee created this fun, Project Dictionary: HubNugget Lingo

More hot tips on how to get traffic: Drive Traffic to Your Hub With Hub Pages Participation

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    • RedElf profile image
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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Hi, Nikkij - I think Karan Grover is pretty cool, too. Glad you enjoyed the hub!

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      this was cute too that, that Karan is one sexy guy lol but not as sexy as Grover..the muppet hehe.

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      My son and I always watched it and a couple of other favorites together. His favorite for a long time was The Count.

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      Margaflores 6 years ago from Barcelona

      I loved Sesame street when I was a child! I'm happy someone wrote a hub about it. The Cookie Monster was one of my favorites!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much for stopping by to support our new writers! Always a pleasure when you stop by and comment, friend Hh.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Again a well written and put together hub. You are a marvel.

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      drkathleenfuller, thanks so much! We have a lot of fun with the HubNuggets round-up hubs.

      Hey there, Mrs. Menagerie! I still love the Muppets, too! Thanks for stopping by to read and vote!

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Great story RedElf...I have very fond memories of Grover, Cookie Monster, Oscar, etc. I love those big silly muppets! Reading and voting...

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      drkathleenfuller 6 years ago

      I love your hub - wow- what fun!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      butterflystar you are most welcome! Glad you liked the hub! Sesame Street is a fun place to meet :D

      Alladream, welcome! You are most welcome.

      ripplemaker, so nice you made it back to "the Street" Glad you have fun reading and voting.

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Finally, I have traveled far and wide and have finished reading and voting and found my way back to Sesame Street Hubnuggets!!! :)

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      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Surely a trip down memory lane.Thanks

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      butterflystar 6 years ago from A Place of Success :)

      Wow Thank you so much for Nominating Me on my French Bread!

      What a wonderful page, I love Sesame Street!!

      Thank you for the beautiful comment you left too.

      ButterflyStar :))

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      So cute! I'm a little late getting to Sesame Street! But no doubt it was worth it! :D Off to read and vote!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, orangecountyjill - my son and I were big fans of "the Street" and its denizens.

      FBR, I think my favorite sketches, aside from the whole "Grover waiter" series, were "Gone With the Wind" and the Monsterpiece Theater bits.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      Oh, this brings back memories of my childhood. The Count was always my favourite. And watching The 39 Stairs now after becoming a fan of Hitchcock adds a wonderful sense of irony 0

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      orangecountyjill 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Very clever article! Sesame Street is timeless!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much for reading and voting, Pam. Always a pleasure to see you!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Great new Hubnugget nominees. Voted and enjoyed this hub.

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, Wesman. I had lots of fun with the design, and creating the line element. Lots of good HubNuggets hubs to read here :D

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Oh my! There is a lot of interesting things in this hub. Creative writing, hubstaff, pop culture, music; the design is even interesting.

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, Hyphenbird! That's a great idea - we'll put out a call for scripts right away!

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Fun with Simone and Grover, I can see a new TLC reality show in the making. This really is a great Hub.

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      I am looking forward to your hub, cardelean!

      Oh, Simone, save some for Gal!

      Holy Peals-O-Thunder, Enelle - love the lightning, though, it makes nice fireworks for the nominees :D

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine...nine hubnuggets HA HA HA HA...(peal of thunder...)

      I like to 'Count'...HA HA HA...

      Great hub, great nominees, great job! Congratulations to the nominees...HA HA HA....

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, it was very, VERY nice!

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      cardelean 6 years ago from Michigan

      Yes there is. It between Philadelphia and Trenton. It is similar to Disney but on a much smaller scale and geared for younger kids. It will be a first for us. Hub will follow our visit, stay tuned!! :)

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Guess so, Patty - who knew?

      Play nice, Simone :D Glad you enjoyed your vacation - nice lunch date?

      Congrats to all the nominees!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      HE'S MINE, GALS!!! AAAAALLL MINEEEE!!!

      I've got to say... Best. Vacation. Ever. Oh, the nominees are nice, too ;)

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      There's a Sesame Street Theme Park?

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      WOW - I am so wishing we could join you - we are building our new deck - demolition starts on Saturday! have fun with Cookie Monster! Thanks for stopping by to read and vote!

      Hey, Gal - I'm afraid we all have to wait in line behind Simone on that one! :D

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      RedElf, And the word of the day is Cooperation. Can you tell me how to get, how to get to the actor Grover?

      Congratualtions to all the nominees.

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      cardelean 6 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub! I have actually been singing the Sesame Street theme song all day in celebration of my last day of work for the summer. We are taking a family trip to Sesame Place Theme Park next month so this is a very timely hub for me! I loved it! Now I'm off to read and vote!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Happy Friday, livelonger - glad you loved the hub!

      Right you are, Patty - eighteen HubNuggets! Oh no! There goes Enelle, counting again! (echoing laughter..."Muuuuahahah!")

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      18 Great HubNugget Wananbes, 18...18...18 -- That's two times nine!!!

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      How can you not love this Hub? Happy Friday!

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