Monday, January 28, 2008

Code Snuffleupagus

Sesame Place is a Sesame Street theme park located about 30 minutes from where I live. I have never been there nor do I know any one who has ever worked there.

This morning a guy I work with was telling me story about a friend of his who worked at Sesame Place.

To prevent alerting or alarming their patrons and guests to various situations at the park, the staff used code words over their Walkie-Talkies or over the intercom. Hence the whole "code" part of code words.

But these were the codes.

Code Elmo= Someone was bleeding and needed first aid.

Code Oscar= Someone vomitted and it need to be cleaned up.

Code Big Bird= Someone peed and it needed to be cleaned up.

These codes all make sense to me. I can visualize the use of the codes. The color of the character cooresponds to the type of situations.

Elmo/Blood.

Oscar/Puke.

Big Bird/Urine

Makes sense.

The guy at work told me that on the last day his friend worked at Sesame Place, they had a CODE SNUFFLEUPAGUS in the kiddy pool.

My guess is that it was like the Baby Ruth scene in Caddy Shack.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am glad it was not a guy in a trench coat!

nicki said...

I had to google that because I had NO idea what you were talking about. But now I am informed.

Ewwwww!

cat said...

BWAH ha ha!

Okay, I needed that laugh today, William. Thanks!

Of course, my cube mates probably did not need (nor appreciate) that startling burst of near-muffled laughter, but whatev.

Circus Kelli said...

Ewwwww....

sari said...

Ack!!

Undercover Mutha said...

You know it. A big hairy, brown turd.

MnRooMom said...

Oh yes, code Snuffie... have had a few of those in the kiddie bathtub here at our place. It's never good. Thanks for the laugh and the new vocabulary.

hillsmithfamily said...

My little sister worked for Disney and verifies a few things.

The code for puke was a "protein spill." The signs warning of bacteria problems on the beach, so they weren't allowing swimming right now - it meant they were having an alligator issue at the moment. And, you are always called a "guest" in the park. If you are ever referred to as a "customer" from one Disney member to another, they suspect you of shoplifting or other issues.

Anonymous said...

Was he "snuffled" up or was his nose running?

mrtl said...

Too funny!

We took the girls there last summer and had a blast!

Maddy said...

Now that's a code that could work around here too!
Cheers

Ariel L said...

That is too funny!! I'm so glad you shared!

TBG said...

I have been to Sesame Place but never ever knew anyone that worked there! Damn I am going to have to pay attention next time I go with the kids.

Aunt Jo said...

Remind me not to go there.

pb&j in a bowl said...

Bwah ha ha ha! Oh man, that's funny stuff. Thanks for making my day

Redhead Mommy said...

I will never see Muppets the same again.

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Doodie!!!

Oh, The Joys said...

Oh, the NASTY!

eclectic said...

Code Snuffie!! Niiiiiiice. But what worries me is the notion that for it to have a code name, it likely happens with some frequency... Snuffies being launched all over the place. Gah.

Stacie said...

I've never seen Caddy Shack, but I'm guessing Code Snuffalupagus is not something I'd want to clean up! EWWWW!
Stacie

Jamie said...

We had one of those last week in our bathtub. Baby pooh sort of dissinegrates in large bodies of water, thus making cleanup near impossible.

kalki said...

That is awesome. Now I'm going to spend all of tomorrow trying to think of good Sesame Street character codes. Like Code Bert = creepy guy in the park.

This.Is.Me.Maria said...

LMAO!

Josh said...

As a friend you know who is obsessed with all things Muppet, I feel the need to comment.

Since it is baby poo, and sometimes it isn't always 'Snuffie', do they sometimes have to refer to it as code Kermit?