Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can you tell me how to get, How to get to Sesame Street

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Thanks to creativity on the part of Google, many folks are aware of Sesame Street's 40th birthday today. In fact, Google has been helping us remember for the past week.

I had a very pleasant childhood for many reasons. One very important reason is the fact that I spent many many hours watching Sesame Street with my mom and my sister. And during reruns on Saturday, Dad too.

I learned a lot from the program and its cast, though this list is in no way comprehensive:
  • The difference between near and far, over, under, around and through (Grover)
  • Monsters are not scary
  • C is for Cookie which is good enough for me!
  • Lots of elementary Spanish, such as counting (Maria), Cerrado means 'closed' (Miami Mice and Ernie), and Peligro means 'danger' (Placido Flamingo)
  • It's OK to rewrite song lyrics (Don Music & Kermit the Frog)
  • If you can't sleep, don't count loud items (Bert & Ernie)
  • When in the jungle, you must talk quietly (Guy Smiley)
And, most importantly, the fact that deep down, We Are All Earthlings

3 comments:

Hannah said...

Ok, did you see my post before you did this? Because if not... weeeeird.

Jules said...

I had a pretty crappy rough draft thinking I'd link to fun videos... your google mention helped me solidify the post. And I came up with the 'what I have learned' bit at the very end of my creative process :)

Redqueen said...

I'd "tip my hat" to Ernie and the song "Imagine That" :-) And let us not forget "The Ladybugs' Picnic"!