Friday, November 13, 2009

This post is brought to you by the letter S and by the number 40

Sunny Day sweeping the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet... Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.

I love Sesame Street. I loved Sesame Street as a kid and I love it as a Mom. When we learned that I was expecting our first child the part that made my husband the most excited about being a Dad was that he could watch Sesame Street!

This week Sesame Street celebrated it's 40th birthday. I've been thinking about it all week and today Emily took me to a place where you can take a test to see which muppet you are most like. I am like Big Bird. Hmmmm.

I want to share some of my favorites with you. Hopefully they will bring you some fond memories as they did me!

The original opening song. The picture isn't very good, but it sure brought back memories.

Who could ever forget Grover being unable to comprehend the word in when being a waiter and the man who kept returning to this restaurant. Would he ever learn to stop patronizing that place?

We still call for things this way at our house. Would you believe it really works? That Ernie, he knows what he's talking about! (okay maybe not.)

I love Bert and his oatmeal and pigeons, Grover and his sweet self (and super Grover), Maria, and Mr. Hooper ~I heard when he died they were honest about it and it was difficult for Big Bird, what a wonderful way to teach children about death. I would love to see that episode. Telly monster cracks me up and our kids can hardly believe that at one time Big Bird was the only one who could see Snufalupagus. Remember when everybody thought he was Big Birds imaginary friend?

It's been a great 40 years! Here's to 40 more!!!


Mike J said...

I love that show. The Count is my favorite but Mike also likes Elmo. Mike especially likes the way he refers to himself in third person.

everydayMOM said...

Mike... You just made me realize something... maybe ELMO secretly started Facebook??!? I mean, who else could get millions of adults to talk about themselves in the third person!!! That's IT!

bandanamomtoo said...

I almost wrote a blog about Sesame Street this week too! I love(d) that show. I'm almost sad there are no little people at my house to watch it anymore.

It might sound weird but I actually think that show helped me to not be racially prejudiced. Growing up in Idaho in the 70s, there were only white people and a lot of the people in my family were very prejudiced - but everyday I watched this show where there were all these different colors and cultures and everyone seemed really nice. It truly did plant a little seed in my head that helped me later.

Happy 40th Sesame Street!

Tipper said...

A great post Jenny! I love Sesame Street too : )

Twisted Fencepost said...

Oh, yes! I loved Sesame Street. And still do!
It always stops me in my tracks when I hear it on tv.
And who can forget the theme song.
"can you tell me how to to Sesame Street"
I'll be singing that the rest of the day. tee hee