13 November 2009

Happy Birthday, Snuffy & Friends!

This week marks the 40th birthday of Sesame Street. It is hard to imagine something that so enhanced my own childhood is still going strong, introducing kids to letters, numbers, the concept of seeing everyone as equals, and how to tolerate the grouch down the street.

We even had "people" toys (anyone remember those) of the Sesame Street cast. I remember one that was Louis, and perhaps Mr. Hooper. I loved those "people" toys! I learned Spanish from Maria while on Sesame Street, and from Snuffaluffagus I learned that imaginary friends can truly be real.

And, most importantly, I learned this:

Happy Birthday, and Thank You, Sesame Street. Here's to another forty. (perhaps without so much Elmo)

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