Sunday, November 9, 2008

can you tell me how to get... to get to Sesame Street?

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're not really missing much, unless you enjoy enduring at least, at least, twenty minutes of Elmo a day.)