Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sesame Street!

Sesame Street turned 40 today! Many happy returns of the day Sesame Street. It was fun to watch it this morning for the first time in many many years. Lin was guest starring in a very cute role, trying to sell Big Bird on moving to a new habitat. Miguel and I got to visit him on set when they filmed it... last spring? It was a while ago, but it was a total delight to be on set.
The show has changed since we watched it as little kids, but sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same. There were the Street Scenes, with the residents of Sesame Street, some shorter segments with the Muppets, a longer story with Bert & Ernie (in claymation!) a CGI story with Abby Cadabby in Fairy School (where I met my new favorite muppet Gonnegan, who turns invisible when he feels bad about himself - Where's Gonnegan? He's gone again! heeheehee.) and then the last third of the hour is Elmo's world.

Sesame Street has contributed so much to the world and helped several generations of children learn about so many things through songs, skits, cartoons and lots of amazing Muppets. I still have a tremendous amount of love for Super Grover, Cookie Monster, Ernie, The Count, Sherlock Hemlock and Guy Smiley. Congrats on a monumental birthday, Sesame Street. You don't look a day over 21.

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