Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Sesame Street

I want to say Happy Birthday to Sesame Street today!!!! :-) Today marks the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street premiering on our television screens.


Photo credit: Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop


I, like many others who grew up in the 70s, have fond memories of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Ernie & Bert, Grover, The Count, and all of the other great characters who live on that wonderful street. I used to want to live there so much when I was in elementary school :-) But getting to visit them each day in TV land was great too. That show opened up a great deal of my imagination and taught me so much. I remember songs from that show to this day, and when I hear them and hum along, I get the same happiness that I had as a kid. What would I and so many others have done without Sesame Street? :)

The beauty of this show is that I enjoyed it when I was a kid and then my nieces and nephews enjoyed it and then it just goes on and on over the years. It has stood the test of time for my family and countless other families and I’m so glad that it’s still around. It is a part of the cultural DNA now :-)

So here’s to Sesame Street and what it has brought to all of us kids and kids-at-heart! May it go on and on :-)

13 comments:

Judy Harper said...

Yes, my daughter grew up with Sesame Street as well. I remember it being the first educational fun show. At the time, she wasn't a big TV fan, but I could always count on Sesame street to entertain her and give me a break to complete housework tasks!

Diane said...

Also a fellow Sesame Street lover. My kids watched it too. :O)

jacqueline said...

Ahhh yes...beautiful memories of years gone by. Thanks for paying tribute to them. :-)

Deana Wilmink-Martina said...

My two sons also grew up with Sesam Straat, as it is called here in Dutch. They are from 1988 and 1989.

How are your projects for school going Dori?
I hope all is going well.

Deana

Vixen said...

Hooray and Happy Birthday to Sesame Street!

Ivanhoe said...

We did not have Sesame Street in Czech when I was growing up, but I've seen a few episodes in last couple of years. I think it's a wonderful program for children.
So here's to another 40! :o)

Sugar Daddy Dating said...

Happy Birthday Sesame Street!!! :D

Jennifer said...

Sesame Street debuted about a month after I did -- and I remember watching it in college, trying to keep a little bit of the child alive. I hope it is around for a long, long time.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Loved growing up with Sesame Street. My son loves the show too. We don't watch everyday but he enjoys it when we do see it.

Agnes said...

"Cultural DNA" -- I love it :-)

The Fitness Diva said...

I grew up on it, too! Was always nice to sit there and sing all the songs! ;)

Mike Golch said...

I'm a kid at heart.I use to work nights and could not sleep,so I watched sessame st.

Dori said...

I just love that Sesame Street has touched so many lives :) What a legacy! Thanks everyone for sharing your memories and love of Sesame Street with me! I still love to watch it too...I guess we're all eternal kids at heart :)