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How do you get to Sesame Street?


The Sesame Street GangOne of my fondest memories while growing was spending my afternoon watching Sesame Street. Jim Henson’s puppets were the cutest things I’ve ever seen. As a child, I wanted to go to the Street and meet up with Big Bird, Snuffy, Maria, Gordon, Oscar, Bert & Ernie and most of all, I wanted to meet Kermit.

I loved Watching Kermit’s segments where he was a reporter covering the various events, from interviewing farmers to numbers. I thought he was hilarious, especially when the reports always turn out disastrous for him. I loved Bert & Ernie’s segment, the one where there were sheep in the room when Ernie sang the Sheep song I think. What can I say about The Count other than he’s the MAN! I think I discovered my love for storm from his thunder and lightning. I was sad when they decided to do away with the lightning and thunder because apparently, it scared some of the kids.

Even was I grew older, Sesame Street was one of my favourite shows because it brought back a sense of nostalgia. So it wasn’t a surprise when I was walking at the mall earlier today and saw that Bossini was having a Sesame Street special. They had Bert & Ernie, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo on different colour t-shirts. How can I resist that? I got myself a Big Bird t-shirt, a Cookie Monster t-shirt and a t-shirt with all the different characters on the front and the back. I even got the cute, colourful tote bag to go with my t-shirts.

I learned a lot of things watching Sesame Street; catchy songs, my letter and numbers and a little sign language. I hope that when I have kids of my own, they’ll make Sesame Street like they used to while I was growing, not the stuff that they have now. I can’t believe that they gave Elmo a slot that goes on for almost 20 minutes. He’s cute and all but damn is he irritating. The only thing I do like is Journey To Ernie since they have Big Bird looking for Ernie through all the different CGI places. I think that was somewhat cool.

Even so, I think that if Jim Henson’s still alive, he would like what they’re doing on Sesame Street. It’s still fun but not as fun for a 24 year old adult like me anymore but then, it’s a kids show. As long as the kids love the show, that’s all that matters.


3 thoughts on “How do you get to Sesame Street?

  1. elmo is exactly the reason The Tadpole does not watch sesame street. he is so annoying and as you mentioned over 50% of the show anymore, I’d rather have my brain cells lulled into sweet oblivion by the Wiggles then listen to that red little hair ball talk.

  2. I tried watching the Wiggles but everytime I do, it makes me want to rub my face in the bellies. They look like they have towel material for fur and that’s just one of my favourite things on toys.

  3. i’m back with a vengeance (my site is up again). at least for now. hehsesame street works like a charm for me. although they’ve taken out some parts which I really miss, sesame street still remains a must-watch on my list.i wonder if people remember about the series in sesame street where there were utensils and the main character involved this detective who was in the form of a pepper/salt shaker.