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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 12:09pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Half a Century on the Street
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Tim O Neill
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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 3:52pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I saw the Jim Henson exhibit last year, and it was a joy to
see the Ernie and Count Von Count Muppets up close. Sesame
Street had a huge impact on me - I was born just as it was
getting started, so it really defined TV for my young self.

NPR's Weekend Edition did a piece on the show, and they
played Cookie Monster's "C is for Cookie," and the lyrics
struck me as genuinely funny after all these years:

"Now what starts with the letter C?
Cookie starts with C
Let's think of other things
That starts with C
Oh, who cares about the other things?

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me..."

The formula still works - come for the Muppets, stay for
the lesson!

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Michael Penn
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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 7:08pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Sesame Street is justly remembered for Jim Henson & Co.'s incredible contributions. But so much else in the show was spectacular too. For me, in particular, the animated shorts were (and remain!) amazing.
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Christopher Frost
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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 9:39pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

My mother claims that I learned to read by watching Sesame Street. How much truth that contains, I can't really say but it does remind one about the educational value that show has.
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