Thursday, December 10, 2009

Everything I've Ever Needed To Know, I Learned On Sesame Street

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a blog featuring a classic Sesame Street segment about crayons and I couldn't help but smile.

Her Chunky Monkey blog reminded me of one of the many, many things I once learned from public television. It makes me almost sad in a way that I never donated to their telethons. Remember those? They would give you a Channel Thirteen tote bag if you donated like $200. Once I find a full-time time gig again, I'm totally donating!

Farm Fun
Now, I don't want to discredit my grammar school mother, she was awesome and taught me the basics, but Sesame elaborated on things I was taught. It was like a detailed visual of what I sorta already knew. For example. Milk. I knew it came from a cow, but hmm, like how did it get to our breakfast table? No problem. Thanks to the wonderful writers, directors and producers at PBS, I'll always remember. Yes, before Food Networks' Unwrapped, there was this mini docu video that I'll never forget.

Cultured Kids
Always on the cusp of cutting edge. Sesame taught me my very first opera song with a beautiful long-lashed orange singing, "Habanera" from Carmen.

Mom, I Need A Dollhouse And A Cat, STAT!
Thanks to this vignette, I needed a doll house, pronto! Dad bought me one years later, but it wasn't as cool as the one on Sesame Street.

Dentist And Doctor Visits
I was never jazzed about going to the dentist or the doctor. These video helped calm my fears. I always loved the segment where the girl brings her llama to the dentist. I think my dentist had the exact same accent as this guy. I really do love that Sesame Street was always so New York :)

The Art of Sandwich Making
Luckily I've never attempted to make an Edith Ann sandwich.

Baby Bath
In 1976, my mom had my baby brother. I think that's why I enjoyed this video of Mommy bathing baby.

What did you learn from Sesame Street?


Veronica M. D. said...

Thanks for the shout out! ;)

I couldn't remember the milk segment when you mentioned it the other day, but as soon as he gave that pan of milk to the cats, it all came flooding back.

And I had totally forgotten Edith Ann!

Thanks for the memories!

Ally said...

Anytime Veronica! It's so funny watching these videos now. It's like you know that woman shopping for chicken soup ingredients is really like Sesame Street's art director or something.

Anonymous said...

Oh me too! I was devastated when British broadcasters decided to drop Sesame Street. To this day, if I'm in the house alone and eating biscuits, I can't help but to eat the odd one "Cookie Monster" stylie!! - Don't tell no-one thou…hehe.

Thanx for bringing back the memories.

chompermom said...

Man, Edith Ann. I couldn't remember her name, but I remember thinking she was SOOO funny. Somehow, she falls flat now. I dunno. :) Great memories, though, for the whole site. Thanks.

Sabrina Steyling said...

I remember all of those segments except two; the crayon one was always my favorite and the cats in the dollhouse, too.


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