Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street!

Educational television would never be the same after the first broadcast of Sesame Street on November 10th, 1969 (sponsored by the letters W, S, & E  and the numbers 2 & 3).  40 years later, Sesame Street is still going strong and is reinventing itself with a new opening and format on today’s show.

Sesame Street has always managed to stay current with the times by inviting popular artists and celebrities to appear on the show.  This year will be no different.

“The new season will be star-studded,” Carol-Lynn Parente says. “We have Cameron Diaz in our premiere episode, and Adam Sandler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kobe Bryant, Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate, Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, and more — we have over 30 celebrities this season. And we also have First Lady Michelle Obama!” (source).

Favorite Sesame Street Moments

There are so many great moments from Sesame Street, it is hard to choose, but here are a few of my picks for you to enjoy!

Ernie and Cookie Monster, Happy/Sad Cookie

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg1UxpUezLE[/youtube]

Grover, Near and Far

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf-HBMq9ggg[/youtube]

Oscar, I Love Trash

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9fwjox49Wk[/youtube]

Kermit, It’s Not Easy Being Green

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51BQfPeSK8k[/youtube]

Ernie, Do De Duck

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6_d22aMqZs[/youtube]

Ladybug’s Picnic

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSYyGsKEz1k[/youtube]

The Count Counting

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xunXQPEcoHM[/youtube]

Andrea Bocelli sings Elmo to sleep

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv38j4lPzd0[/youtube]

Feist, I Love Counting

Feist can count! “1, 2, 3, 4 counting to the number 4”.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fciD_II7NI[/youtube]

Patti Labelle, swings the ABCs

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0hYxuDav0g[/youtube]
.
.

Sesame Street Sing a Song

The Sesame Street website offers you a great place to catch up on your favorite songs so, to celebrate Sesame Street‘s birthday, why not sing along with your favorite Sesame Street character?


2 Comments

Posted by Jenny 21. September 2010 at 4:45 pm :

Did you see the video of Katy Perry singing with Elmo? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXiFsB4SYlc&feature=player_embedded it’s fun but a bit weird in an uncomfortable way…

Posted by Teresa 21. September 2010 at 4:51 pm :

Hi Jenny – thanks for posting that link to the Katy Perry Sesame Street video – we agree – it is a bit odd – but still fun!

Add a comment

WordPress Appliance - Powered by TurnKey Linux