One 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.