Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Happy 40th Birthday, Sesame Street.

This epic television series is now shown in 120 countries with a vast assortment of characters to cater to socio-economic and geographic-specific issues. My challenge to find another show with world-wide reach and appeal as this has come up empty.

Today the 4,186th episode aired and I sat down to watch and sadly, the only thing I took away was, "This show got strange."

And now the phrase I never thought I would utter: When I was a kid, there was a certain daring, brilliance to Sesame Street. It was for children and although it is still for children, I observed adult interference; an unnecessary safety net.

Or maybe my rose-colored glasses have changed focus.

Whatever my feelings, there is no denying Sesame Street's place in history and can only hope any children of my own will find the same joy that I did.

So many favorites, I won't force you to watch them all.

What are yours?


  1. Thanks for the reminder! Wow! hard to believe we grew up with Sesame Street and it's still going!

  2. Happy 40th Birthday, Sesame Street. Wow, I grew up with them and now my children are still watching it. It's amazing! Thanks for the reminder and these wonderful videos, Jessica. I don't think that I can pick a favorite character. All of them are adorable in their own way :)

  3. I love Sesame Street since i was 10 years old. And they already 40 years. Wow i can believe it.