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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Happy 40th birthday, Sesame Street!

My earliest years were formed by this show. No exaggeration. I could read before I started school because of Sesame Street (this show was actually an early form of pre-school). I can't imagine a childhood without Sesame Street. This, to me, was one of the most ground-breaking, innovative shows ever produced. No other children's television show has had the longevity that Sesame Street boasts. I'd forgotten about the old CTW logo at the top, which they used the first three years of the show. I'm sure there were other things about the earlier format of the show I've long since forgotten.
I hope this show never dies, and to all of its creators, contributors, writers, and actors, I would like to say thank you for making the world a better place.

22 comments:

Some Guy said...

My sentiments exactly, Joe. This show was a huge part of my early life.

joe said...

I could still watch re-runs. Please don't tell anyone..

jm_kaye said...

70's kids: Roosevelt Franklin.
Today's kids: Elmo.

'nuff said.

joe said...

Ah, Roosevelt Franklin. I forgot all about him.
Although, I can't imagine a "tickle me roosevelt" doll... it seems kind of obscene, in a way..

Marissa said...

Thanks for posting this, Joe. I've rented some of the early seasons from Netflix. But I swear, it was only to show my 12 year-old son what he missed from the 70's.

(I was delirious with joy watching it again.)

joe said...

So did he like it??? Fill me in..

grannyann said...

Can't believe it is only 40 years old, seems like it has been around forever.

joe said...

Somehow knowing I'm older than Sesame Street hasn't sunk in yet.. I know the numbers don't lie, but I still don't believe it. I can't. It's all I've got..

Marissa said...

My son was totally amused and entertained. I like to think of Sesame Street as being a "timeless classic" - you know, just like us!

joe said...

Remember "Everybody Sleeps" and "Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood"?

Marco said...

It was great and interesting education. Learned to speak a bit of spanish. I live in Canada and they eventually changed the spanish portion to french. Uno, dos... Schoolhouse rock was another great one. The creators were amazed that they beat out seasame street for the emmy's for a couple of years.

joe said...

I learned how to count to 20 in Spanish because of Sesame Street, although I only seem to remember 1 - 10. I've forgotten 11 - 20..

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I like Marissa's comment - "timeless classic"!

Hairball said...

I'm jealous that you all got to watch this regularly as kids!

We couldn't pick up the PBS station out where I lived, but we did get CBS, so I watched a lot of Captain Kangaroo. For years, I understood time exclusively as Captain Kangaroo "units". If we were on a road trip, my mother would tell me we were X number of Captain Kangaroos from our destination. *grins*

blueroc85 said...

I agree with your post Joe. I grew up watching Sesame street as well! My favorites were Cookie Monster, Ernie, Grover, and Oscar the Grouch. They were always making me laugh. I never cared for Elmo much (even before he got really popular). Bert was always a stick in the mud.

joe said...

Jim: Me too!

Hairball: SO sorry. I watched Captain Kangaroo also, and it was okay but it was NO sesame street..

Blueroc: Too bad the real Ernie and Bert weren't more in character with the Ernie and Bert on my sidebar.. I'd still watch it today, if that were the case..

joe said...

Btw, I can whistle "everybody sleeps". Yes, that really came in handy in life, knowing how to do that.

blueroc85 said...

Haha! I never noticed them in the sidebar. I would still watch it too if they behaved like that!

joe said...

Looks like things grow well in the hood..

joe said...

"G" is for "growing lamps".
"R" is for "rolling papers"..

glows said...

That would explain Sesame Street on the Google home page.

joe said...

"D" is for "dawning comprehension"...

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