My favorite character ever, the very cute and adorable Grover.
Tomorrow is the 39th birthday of Sesame Street. Wow.
I have to say, that I didn't watch a lot of it when I was growing up. I must have watched it sometimes, because I remember it, but I wasn't one of those kids who watched it daily or anything (although I kind of wanted to be). I don't know where I was. Maybe it just aired during my naptime or something. I'm pretty certain we had a tv when I was a toddler and preschooler, although I can't remember watching tv until I was in elementary school. Then, as I've mentioned, I was busy watching Reading Rainbow, Mr Rogers' Neighborhood, Murder, She Wrote, MacGuyver and horror and science fiction movies.
Now that I have my very own kidlet, though, I've been watching a lot more Sesame Street. I can't remember when Pic started watching it...2006, I guess, maybe last year. All I know is that I remember enjoying Sesame Street a lot more when I was younger. The show didn't seem so formulaic (and, I don't think it was). By the time Pic started watching it, I could map out the whole episode, in general terms, before we started watching it. I'd really like to be able to buy "Sesame Street: The Complete Season 1-39" or something. I want to watch the older episodes.
I wonder if, when we were all younger, my parents felt about Sesame Street the way I feel about it now. Maybe they didn't enjoy it. Maybe that's why I didn't watch it so much. I just keep telling myself that it was definitely better in years gone by.
What do you guys think? Do you remember Sesame Street being better than it is? (Um, yes, I realize that most of you probably don't watch the show...you're not really missing much, unless you enjoy enduring at least, at least, twenty minutes of Elmo a day.)