Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sesame Street 40th Anniversary/Quotable Sunday
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I decided to do something a little different for this weeks Quotable Sunday.
On Nov 10th, Sesame Street will celebrate it's 40th anniversary. This program was a big part of my children's early years and still is to many children today!
When Sesame Street started the concept of educational television programming, it was nothing short of revolutionary. I remember watching many of the programs with my children and seeing their little faces light up as they would sing along with Big Bird, The Count, Bert and Ernie and Cookie.
(Elmo came later and we loved him too!)
If you intend to purchase any of the anniversary DVDs, a new disclaimer has been added. It's seems that the older shows are now only ... "intended for
grownups and may not suit the needs of today's preschooler"
The reasoning for this I quoted from CNN;
"For better or worse, today's preschooler is very different from the 1969 version.
And children's television programming simply has to reflect that."
Seems reasonable, just hard to think that my children and I were watching PG programing,when we were singing along with The Count.
The one thing that hasn't changed though on "Sesame Street"... are the genuine attitudes of its residents. For 40 years, they have taught us that sometimes we are going to get hurt,cry and be lonely and it's OK, because there will be just as many times when we will be happy,loved and downright jovial! It's all part of life !
Below are just a few of the quotes taken from these adults only episodes. Maybe some of you remember them too!
"Sesame Street has been brought to you today by the letters W, S and E, and by the numbers 2 and 3."
"Hello everybodeeeeeeeee! It is I, Grover."
"Hello boys and girls. Welcome to Sesame Street."
"Hi-ho, this is Kermit the Frog here, reporting for the Sesame Street News."
"C is for cookie."
(Big Bird looks sadly at his drawing of Mr.Hooper)
"Big Bird: I'm gonna miss you, Mr. Looper.
Maria: It's Hooper, Bird. Hooper!"
-Big Bird and Maria