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Sesame Street Turns 40, But It Doesn't Look a Day Over 25

Posted by Kristen on November 9, 2009 at 6:46 AM in Sesame Street's 40
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Tomorrow we will be wishing a big ol' Happy 40th to our friends at Sesame Street. In the last 40 years, Sesame Street taught us to celebrate our differences, to bask in our own individuality and has continuously redefined "normal" to fit us all. Sesame Street taught us to read, to write, and yes, to count. It opened our eyes to cultures beyond our cul-de-sac and taught us global thinking. Sesame Street made us believe that we could be anything and that anything was possible. Sesame Street taught us to love music and laughter and learning.

Thanks, Sesame. We love you lots. We hope you have the best birthday ever.

I leave you my all time favorite as an adult...

Why don't you tell us what your favorite Sesame Street memory is?

12 Comments

Jeannine writes...

Love the Goo Goo Dolls / Elm o performance. Other favorite - would have to be Stevie Wonder with Grover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5sks4wK4Lc&feature=fvsr

Eleanor writes...

Definitely Put Down the Duckie and James Taylor singing Jellyman Kelly. My daughter loved those!

Scott writes...

I just realized that I'm a week older than Sesame Street. That seems very similar to "older than dirt". LOL!

marie writes...

You crossed the line with the pox news channel bit on sesame street. I will not support your channel again, until there has been an equally, unfunny, jab at cnn, or msnbc... Until then, happy fundraising!

marie writes...

You have completely dissapointed a thirty year fan of Sesame Street with your unecessary and unfunny jab at Fox News. I will discontinue my support of PBS, and encourage my friends to do the same, until you air an equally unfunny jab at MSNBC, or CNN. Until then, Happy Fundraising!

Molly writes...

All I can remember, from when I was very little, was Kermit sittig on a wall and Grover comes in yelling "Heeeeyyyy Kermie Baby!" and slaps on his back. yes, I too did that to my friends and family...hehehe.

Jessica writes...

My 2 kids and I watch sesame street every morning. And to be honest we love the old street better. The new episodes doesn't hold my kids attention anymore. A 15min seg. about animated Abby? I like the episodes where they are quick 2 min skits. It holds their attention better and they learned more from it. As for Marie. People like you obviously havn't learned anything from S.St. Your kids don't understand what POX news is. and the only way the would find out is by you opening you mouth. They are KIDS. You didn't think when you were a kid that scooby doo was a stoner, or that tom and jerry were really hurting each other. So you and you sensitivity shouold be watching FOX news all day. Continue to believe the lies and take it out on your kids. Bright idea

Jessica writes...

My 2 kids and I watch sesame street every morning. And to be honest we love the old street better. The new episodes doesn't hold my kids attention anymore. A 15min seg. about animated Abby? I like the episodes where they are quick 2 min skits. It holds their attention better and they learned more from it. As for Marie. People like you obviously havn't learned anything from S.St. Your kids don't understand what POX news is. and the only way the would find out is by you opening you mouth. They are KIDS. You didn't think when you were a kid that scooby doo was a stoner, or that tom and jerry were really hurting each other. So you and you sensitivity shouold be watching FOX news all day. Continue to believe the lies and take it out on your kids. Bright idea

Charlie writes...

I've been a long time fan for just over 35 yrs. when both my kids were born I use to sit along side with them to watch Sesame Street every day. it was then and still is educational. As the kids got older I use to take them at least once or twice a yrs to Sesame Place in Pennsylvania. Now I have a beautiful 16 mths grand daughter and now I sit by her side to watch it. So thank you for being around for forty yrs. you guys have been a blessing. my favorite episode is when you had almost all your characters perform Yellow Submarine. favorite characters are the count, bert and ernie and now ofcource elmo. let me know how can I obtain a copy of that episode them singing the Yellow Submarine. Congradulations. may you guys go on forever. so that my grand daughter pass it on to her kids and so on.

Evangeline Douros writes...

i have loved sesame street since i was a little girl my favorite character is cookie monster. I also loved watching Mr rogers neighborhood. congrats sesame street for 40 years =)

Leslie writes...

I dislike the newer format of the shows. It's too bad that with over 40 years of the show, some of the bits can't be recycled into the newer shows for the kids to watch. And why does PBS seem to show the same half dozen or so shows OVER and OVER?

Lindsey writes...

I agree with Leslie. Why Do they keep showing the same 5 episodes over and over? If they are hurting for money, why not air some of the old episodes once in a while?

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