Holy cow, they have tons of Rechov SumSum (the Israeli Sesame Street) up on YouTube.
Go here to see Moshe Oofnik (the Israeli Oscar the Grouch-type) get drunk at
Shabbos dinner a Passover seder and here for one of the classic shticks from the show. (The last one is really only funny if you know Hebrew.) Most of them link to other skits, so enjoy.
Re: Moishe getting drunk . . . it’s actually a Passover seder, not a Shabbos dinner. But my main comment is: Did they really play this on a children’s television show? A joke about a puppet drinking a whole bottle of wine and getting drunk and everyone laughing? That is so . . . not cool! Funny for the grownups, but NOT COOL for a children’s show.
Maybe it’s like, an outtake? Something the actors did between themselves, not for broadcast to the kids? I’m grasping at straws.
Oh, duh, thanks for pointing that out. I was so taken by the drunk puppet that I didn’t notice the matzoh and seder plates scattered about (let alone the fact that he actually refers to the Pesach seder).
And yeah, no clue about the inebriated puppet thing. Except that, you know, Jewish kids grow up with the lots-of-wine-at-seder thing and somebody getting drunk is probably often part of the deal. Not that this would explain the educational value of the skit, tho–no clue about that.
Yeah, I remember watching this in Israel every Passover (re-runs ruled on Israeli TV during holidays)
The whole wine thing was never a big deal. In the states it’s such a big deal that you can’t have alcohol before the age of 21 and alcoholism seems to be an issue on every sitcom. But in Israel it’s not a problem really. Plus in the movie they tell him it’s not good to drink that much, when you drink wine you only drink it a little 🙂
I think that it’s a problem in the States because everywhere you go you only hear about alcohol prohibition. In Israel since it’s not so off-limits, it’s not so appealing either. Even as kids we get a taste of it at kiddush every Friday… and it tastes so gross to an 8-year-old that we very quickly go back to our bottle of kiddie-grape-juice.
Gotta love Moishe Oofnik though 🙂 That’s why I named my blog after him 😀