Thank you to my old friend and new reader Emily, who has reminded me that today is Sesame Street’s Birthday! It is shockingly 40 years old today, which is weird because I thought it was like 25 years old, but apparently not.
I’m quite confident in saying that I learned an innumerable amount of things on the Street. The most obvious being that Cookie starts with C, but so much more. I learned that Grouches like trash, Big Birds hang out with Snuffleupaguses, Monsters aren’t scary but usually nice and more scared than you are (like Telly!), Rubber Duckies make bath time so much fun, and SO MUCH MORE.
I loved the Sesame Street specials like Follow that Bird (the one where Big Bird tries to find his family, turns blue, then realizes his family is really Sesame Street), Big Bird goes to China (with Barkley of course, because you can’t leave your dog at home when you go to China), Big Bird goes to Japan (this was the one with Bamboo princess who really is taken back to the moon after she helps Big Bird and Barkley find their way back to the group-very sad). And my FAVORITE- Don’t Eat the Pictures- where Big Bird helps a mysterious Egyptian boy answer a riddle so that he can become a star like his parents.
….does anyone remember any of those- or have I just revealed that I am a total dork?
Either way, I DON’T CARE! Sesame Street was awesome and I hope it’s around long enough for my kids to watch. Not that I plan on having kids, but the cute children I steal from the park might like to enjoy watching some Big Bird.
So, am I the only one that grew up on the ‘Street? If you’d like, comment back who your favorite character was, and what your favorite memory was too! For me, I’d have to say Cookie Monster, Grouch, Ernie, and Smiley.
My two favorite memories both involve the muppets losing it. The first is when Kermie is trying to direct Oklahoma, but Jones keeps messing it up.
LOL, the second one is when Bert and Ernie are fishing and Ernie teaches Bert that he has to call the fish. When I was younger and went fishing my mom would do this all the time. Just watch!
Heehee, alright I’m going to go watch some more Sesame Street videos on youtube while you tell me your favorite character and memory!
(Note, I was going to put have a Sunny Day at the end of this post, but that was waaaayyy too cheesy and unlike me, so just scram!)