- God, those faces are so familiar. I had Fisher Price Little People action figures of them. If you can call a small plastic person with no arms and no legs an “action figure.”
- Damn, they’re young. I thought they were my parents’ age. Oh, wait, I guess my parents were young then too.
- Sesame Street practically invented diversity on TV. Thanks to Sesame Street, I understood multicultural harmony on some gut level long before I actually experienced it (which, since I grew up in Manhattan Beach, was when I went away to college).
- I guess Mr. Hooper was Jewish?
- Do you think Bob was gay?
- I was talking to a girl at a party a few nights ago who said that her parents never let her watch any TV besides Sesame Street when she was a kid. When she was old enough to stay home alone, she would binge on TV and then ice down the set, which her parents would touch when they got home to see if it was hot from use. She said, “My sole mission in life was to defy my mother.” When my parents told me to do something, I always listened. I think this is why said girl is much more successful professionally than I am now. Whenever I see one of those bumper stickers that says, “Well-behaved women rarely make history,” I sigh sadly.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
warning: this will get stuck in your head
Thoughts upon seeing this old school Sesame Street video (thanks, Max, for posting it on Facebook!):