Thursday, December 10, 2009
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 start working again, I'm totally donating! I swear it!
Now, I don't want to discredit my grammar school mother, she was awesome and taught me the basics, but Sesame elaborated on things we were taught. It was like a detailed visual of what you sorta already knew. For example. Milk. You knew it came from a cow, but like how did it get to your breakfast table exactly? No problem. Thanks to the wonderful writers, directors and producers at PBS, I will always remember. Yes, before Food Networks' Unwrapped, we had this video and it will always stay in my mind:
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 & A Cat!
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 & Doctor Visits
I was never jazzed about going to the dentist or the doctor and these video helped calm my fears though I 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 never attempted to make an Edith Ann sandwich.
In 1976, my mom had my baby brother. I think that's why I liked this video of the mommy bathing baby.