1-2-3-4-5, 6-7-8-9-10, 11, 12… Things I hope you didn’t know about Sesame Street!

12 Things You Didn't Know about Sesame Street

My blog post today is bought to you by the letter L. L is for love and down here at TruffleShuffle we love Sesame Street almost as much as we love t-shirts!

Incase rocking your latest Sesame Street related vintage t-shirt wasn’t enough to show your appreciation for the Street, we thought we’d arm you with 12 killer facts you probably didn’t know to impress your mates with down the pub….

1 – The show was almost called 123 Avenue B, but it was changed due to the fact that it was a real New York City address.

2 – The Count’s birthday is October 9, 1,830,653 B.C.

3 – Ernie wears horizontal stripes on his sweater to make him appear more relaxed; while Bert wears vertical stripes on his sweater to make him appear more uptight.

4 – Oscar the Grouch was originally orange. He changed to his trademark green color in the second season.

5 – In 1990, after Jim Henson’s untimely death, Kermit the Frog disappeared from the show. He reappeared in new segments in 1998. Jim never considered Kermit a regular, he always referred to him as “Sesame Street’s #1 guest star.”

6 – Big Bird is 8’2″ tall.

7 – Cookie Monster a.k.a “The Wheel Stealer”, predates the show by 3 years. Jim Henson originally designed an early version of the character [with teeth!] in 1966, to appear in an ad for General Mills Canada’s Wheels, Crowns and Flutes snacks. The pilot ad never aired.

8 – “America’s favorite game show host” Guy Smiley’s real name is Bernie Liederkrantz. Guy was Jim Henson’s least favorite character to perform.

9 – Ernie’s signature song “Rubber Duckie” was a tribute to his very own beloved Rubber Duckie. The song first aired during episode 78 going on to eventually reach number 16 on Billboard’s “Hot 100 Singles” chart in 1970.

10 – The character of Oscar the Grouch was inspired by two people. His attitude comes from a nasty waiter that served Jim Henson and former director Jon Stone at a restaurant called Oscar’s Tavern in Manhattan. The voice was inspired by a cab-driver that used to drive Caroll Spinney to the set every day during the first season.

11 – In 1979, C-3PO and R2-D2 visited Sesame Street.

12 – It is believed that Snuffuluffagus is Big Bird’s imaginary friend. Big bird is the ONLY character who sees him. Originally the adults on the show refused to believe he existed, but this was changed in 1985 when producers felt that this may would discourage children from sharing important things with their parents.

Men's Black Elmo Made In The 80'S T-Shirt Ladies Sesame Street Muppetspotting T-Shirt
Men’s Black Elmo Made
In The 80’s T-Shirt – £9.99
Ladies Sesame Street
Muppetspotting T-Shirt – £19.99
Men's Sesame Street World Tour T-Shirt Ladies Sesame Street Cookie Monster Movie Poster T-Shirt
Men’s Sesame Street World
Tour T-Shirt – £19.99
Ladies Sesame Street Cookie Monster Movie Poster T-Shirt – £19.99
Boxed Sesame Street Bert And Ernie Mug Ladies Sesame Street Cookie Monster Movie Poster T-Shirt
Boxed Sesame Street
Bert And Ernie Mug – £6.99
Furry Sesame Street Oscar The Grouch Laplander Hat – £24.99

via imdb, buzzfeed, thefullwiki, muppetwiki and laughingsquid

New Lines added to the TruffleShuffle Sale!

We sure are the website that just keeps on giving! Not only do we bring you awesome retro t-shirts, quick delivery and great customer service – but we also make sure we have a sale full of exciting products at all times!

After recently adding some retro treats, we just HAD to share some of our favourite items in the TruffleShuffle sale.

Our top men’s t-shirts and retro accessories are summed up below – but to see the full range, just visit the TruffleShuffle sale section of the website!

Men’s Black Transformers Fall of Cyberton Optimus Prime T-shirt now only £14.99!

Men’s Green DC Comics Green Lantern Fist t-shirt – now only £14.99!

Men’s Blue Marl Don’t Cross the streams Ghostbusters Sweater – now only £24.99!

Men’s AC/DC 74 Jailbreak Charcoal sweater from Amplified – now only £39.99!

Black and White Redford Shoulder bag – now only £14.99!

Retro cream and blue Cassette I-Phone 4 case – now only £15.99!

Now for the ladies section! If, like me – you love a bargain then these little treats will be right up your street. With Christmas fast approaching (scary huh?), hopefully you’ll find some presents while you’re shopping for yourself! With our extended returns policy – Christmas gifts shopping couldn’t be easier for the well prepared among us!

Ladies Blue Smurf Live for Weekends Boyfriend t-shirt – now only £22.99

Ladies Green Kermit face Muppets t-thirt – now only £22.99!

Ladies Lilac Jungle Book t-shirt – now only £19.99!

Ladies Oversized cropped Minnie Mouse Floral t-shirt – now only £17.99!

Orange Patent Betty Boop Clutch Bag with charms – now only £19.99!

Multicoloured Sonic The Hedgehog Hinge Wallet – now only £14.99!

Have you bought something from our awesome sale yet? Don’t forget to review your products for a chance to win a massive £50 to spend on the site! xoxo

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Wow! New in: Punky Pins, The Beatles, Labyrinth and Retro Sunglasses

This month we have been very, very busy bees! Have a look at what’s new…

Punky Pins Jewellery
Punky Pins invaded the independent fashion scene with a range of kitsch accessories in 2005. Produced and handmade in-house in their fast paced design studios, Punky Pins offers fresh, fun, cutting edge designs that can’t be found on the high street. Our new collection consists of 11 individual and quirky pieces which have a nostalgic, retro feel. Click HERE to see the full range.

The Beatles
The Fab Four are always a popular choice, and these four new styles are bound to hit the spot with any super-fans! The men’s styles also make a particularly cool fathers day present idea! To see all Beatles product click HERE.

Labyrinth
We couldn’t believe the incredible response to this movie! We always thought it was pretty cool but as it’s such a quirky one, we thought we may be alone in our worship. So, after the resounding success of our current collection we have added these beauties to feed your insatiable appetites for all things Labyrinth! To view the full collection, click HERE.

Sunglasses
And, in eager anticipation of a bit of sunshine, we have added to our sunglasses range. To see them all click HERE.

We also have a load of new products and brands due to launch over the coming weeks. You can looking forward to the Disney Couture Icon and Winnie The Pooh Collections, Glo-Worn, Furby and Guess who tees, Jubilee gifts and clothing, House Of The Gods premium clothing, Harry Potter, Only Fools An Horses and more….
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So, what’s new…

We like to keep you all on your toes, launching exciting new brands and products every week and so I am blogging today about some of the fabulous NEW additions to our site so you can stay in the loop.

CHASER LA

Fans of The Hills will appreciate this fabulous celeb spot of Whitney Port in our gorgeous Journey Hits boxy tee from premium US brand Chaser LA. This is a great shape for any dedicated followers of fashion with it’s over-sized, shorter fit and vintage distressed print. It is also a fab find for any appreciators of 80’s rock and the cult anthem ‘Don’t Stop Believing’.

Ladies Charcoal Boxy Journey T-Shirt from Chaser LA £53.00

MUPPETS FROM JUNK FOOD

Another great range to shout about is the brand new Junk Food Muppets tees! These US made tees come in luxurious jersey blends, with aged prints and washes to give them an authentic vintage look and feel. Here are a few of our favourites but you can check out all Muppets tees here.

Ladies Dark Grey Triblend Muppets Logo T-Shirt from Junk Food £27.99

Ladies Miss Piggy Smile Scoop Neck T-Shirt from Junk Food £27.99

Men's Dr Teeth Electric Mayhem T-Shirt from Junk Food £29.99

Ladies Cropped Animal Face T-Shirt from Junk Food £27.99

Men's Animal Muppets Tee from Junk Food £29.99

RETRO MUGS

Make coffee times more fun and be the talk of the canteen/office /neighbourhood with one of these amazing new retro mugs. Featuring the 80’s teen movie, Ferris Bueller, cult 60’s super-stylish movie starring Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, quirky 90’s comedy starring Leslie Nielsen, Airplane and our favourite childhood TV show, Rainbow. What an unbelievably cool choice to select from and we have even more here!

Don't Call Me Shirley Airplane! Mug £4.99

Breakfast At Tiffanys Mug £4.99

Ferris Bueller Mug £4.99

I Love Rainbow Mug

BITS AND BOWS DELIGHTFUL RETRO JEWELLERY

Bits And Bows have been busily adding to their fantastically retro collection with some truly amazing new pieces, definitely worth a little look, here’s just a few…

Blue Perspex Retro Cassette Necklace from Bits and Bows £12.99

Flumptastic Statement Necklace from Bits And Bows £16.99

Pink Build Me Up Lego Ring from Bits And Bows £5.99

Party Ring Statement Necklace from Bits And Bows £16.99

Pink Mega Retro Charm Bracelet from Bits and Bows £16.99

This is only a teeny selection of new products, there is much, much more are now waiting for your perusal! Also, keep your eyes peeled for a load of new hipster shades being launched later this week! xoxo