Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Getting to Sesame Street

Today is Sesame Street's 40th birthday. I don't know about you, but I absolutely loved Sesame Street as a kid. It sits right next to Reading Rainbow and 3,2,1 Contact in my book of pre-kindergarten favorites. The funny thing looking back is how hilariously creative they actually were. Maybe they knew they had to appeal to kids and Moms.

Sesame Street's birthday has brought to light a serious subject in the Perot household: Joey did not watch or like Sesame Street growing up. I know, I was shocked too. And yes, you're wondering how it's possible that our relationship has survived despite this serious gap in our interests. I've sat back and contemplated this myself. I mean, where was this crucial subject in premarital counseling? Fortunately, God transends the knowledge of the Sesame Street Theme Song. He did say he sort of remembers the "guy in the trash can" being kind of funny so I guess we have something to build on.

I have had fun picking a few clips that come to my mind about Sesame Street. Some of them may be more obscure to you as they are odd bits and pieces that I have kept from childhood. I hope a few take you back as well.

Grover has always been my favorite character.

"O'White or O'Rye, sir?" Classic.

The Pinball Song...

I don't know why I remember this one, but catchy song!

A loaf of bread, container of milk, and a stick of butter. Still remember the list.

And last but not least...

This memory has been brought to you by the letter J. :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVE Sesame Street. I count out papers like The Count in my class, and my students think I'm off my rocker. I was also a fan of the Pinball Song. That's where I was first introduced to the Pointer Sisters (who sang the song). Super Grover (and regular Grover) were also a couple of faves, along with Oscar and Snuffy and COOKIE MONSTER! Wow. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!