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Happy 40th Birthday to Sesame Street

On the way home from work today, I was tuned in to Fresh Air and caught a GREAT story on fresh air about Sesame Street. You can listen it on the NPR website.

It was so amazing reliving some of the happy memories, the great songs, and remembering the characters we all knew so well. Who knew that when the “puppets” were first created, the creators didn’t plan on having them talk? One of the lead writers, Jeff Moss, proposed the idea to the puppeteers when he was writing a scene with the blue creature that would later be known Cookie Monster.

One of my more recent favorite events on Sesame Street was Feist’s appearance where she taught us all to count to four. Here it is 🙂

A funny personal story – Growing up my sister’s favorite character was Grover. I later worked for a man named Grover, who’s uncle had worked on the original Sesame Street. It turns out that my former boss is who the monster Grover was named after! Totally strange, right?

It’s delightful that this show has been entertaining and teaching kids for forty years. A very happy birthday to Sesame Street!

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  • Gabrielle Krake
    November 7, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Wow, thats crazy I am getting old. :)Hello from SITS!

  • sexgrinch
    November 7, 2009 at 9:49 am

    My 2 year old daughter has brought Sesame Street back into our home. She absolutely loves Elmo!

    Happy Birthday Sesame Street! Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping in from SITS to say, HI!

  • Christi
    November 7, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Who didn’t grow up with Sesame Street. Grover, Big Bird, Snuffy and now Feist?!?

  • Fruitful Vine2
    November 7, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Stopped by to say “Enjoy your weekend.”

  • Liz
    November 10, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I loved Sesame Street!

  • Carrie
    November 12, 2009 at 5:45 am

    So glad you let me know you posted about Sesame Street, too! I hadn’t seen this clip before, but of course love it. And now that song is stuck in my head. 😉