Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Missing Sesame Street

I am guilty of raising kids who don't know Sesame Street. It seems impossible, especially because I absolutely love Sesame Street and have since I was a child. But the other night, I mentioned Oscar the Grouch to my 5-year-old daughter Lauren and she stared back blankly at me. "Who's that?" she asked.

And I realized that my kids have never really watched Sesame Street. In fact, I don't even know when Sesame Street is on or what channel it's on. And so my children have been deprived of one of the most entertaining TV shows the world has ever known. I can't imagine a child's world without the bickering between Bert and Ernie, the gluttonous Cookie Monster, the energy and earnestness of Grover, the obsessive-compulsive Count, the child-like Big Bird.... the list goes on. Oh, I am a bad mommy.

A few of my favourite Sesame Street skits:
- Grover demonstrating "near" and "far"
- Bert doing the pigeon dance
- Grover and a Sesame Street kid singing "G, Grover; G, George"
- the baker balancing strawberry shortcakes on his arms walking down the stairs
- Big Bird trying to learn how to whistle
- Bob singing "You've Got a Friend"

Do your kids watch Sesame Street? Did you watch Sesame Street? What are your favourite skits?


Carla said...

Love the baker balance. Don't forget Bert singing Rubber Ducky, You're the One!...

My kids don't really know SS either. They knew Dora and Bob the Builder. I did make them watch some Sesame Street, so they know the characters a bit, but not like I did. Oh, and I pushed Fraggle Rock DVDs on them, so at least they knew that one.

Emma said...

Carla: Oh yes, the rubber ducky song! Priceless!

Anonymous said...

My kids are now middle-aged so Sesame Street was quite new then and soooooo good! They definitely did watch it. I'll bet Rubber Ducky is the MOST remembered song from it.

Carolyn Margaret said...

I love the one when Grover is the waiter. My kids have seen it on Youtube...good fun!

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