Friday 6 November 2009

Brought to you today by the number 40

...and the letter S...

sesame street

Happy 40th birthday to Sesame Street - which is, IMHO, one of the greatest children's TV programmes around. IN 1973, when it was still in its infancy in the USA, one of my Univ Profs spent a term in the States. He came back raving about this 'brilliant, educational, but fun, show for kids' - I agreed with him then, and I still do.

sesame street count

I love The Count [in fact he is the only Vampire for whom I have ever had any sort of fondness]

Jim Henson was such a gifted man, and he leaves a tremendous legacy.

I have such happy memories of watching the show with my children

Sunny day
Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get
How to get to Sesame Street...


  1. I grew up with this! My sister could speak Spanish because of it! I assume you've seen the lovely Google headers recently...

    Thanks for the memories.

  2. My, 40 years... I of course grew up with this too. My affections were torn between Cookie Monster and Oscar (is that the name of the one in the rubbish bin??)

    The programme seems to have had a bit of a pop-culture revival recently, I recall seeing quite a few teenagers and young women with Sesame street t-shirts and badges.... and why not :) Cheerful, colourful and inoffensive. How all things should be!


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