I recently Tivo’ed a couple of episodes for you after my friend, Colleen told me that her four month old loves Elmo. After just a few minutes, you too seemed to be hooked on all the furry creatures and friendly neighbors and I, in turn was pleasantly surprised that the show hasn’t changed all that much since I was a kid.
In a world that now has Baby Einstein, Dora the Explorer, Sponge Bob, Caillo and Bob the Builder, I love that Sesame Street is still on the air, still going strong and more importantly, has withstood the test of time.
I can’t imagine how anybody could have grown up to be a well-adjusted person without having watched this show. I learned my numbers, letters (in both English and Spanish, with a little sign language on the side), the importance of sharing, friendship, generosity, equality, rubber duckies and the occasional cookie (sugar) binge.
I watched the show religiously and there are skits, songs and scenarios that will forever be burned into my brain. I hope you get as much joy out of the show as I did. Here’s to 40 more years of excellent children’s programming.
The best is yet to be.