Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned on Sesame Street

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  1. North says:

    There are so many songs from Sesame Street that are ingrained in my brain. Let me count them in honor of this mountain of a television show:
    1- C is for Cookie. That was good enough for everyone.
    2- The 1,2,3,4,5 show and its funky crazy disco animation. Holy buckets that was an ear-worm and what substance were those animators on???
    3-It’s in a book. All I remember was a very simple song with books book-ended by a cat and dog statuette that would come to life and say “in a book!” vague but the tune is echoing in my head.
    4-Holy Hannah! Captain Vegetable with his carrot and his celery!
    5-One of these things belong together song. A perennial song and a perennial game.

    There are not enough honors in the world to shower on this show. It makes my heart glad to know it’s still chugging away.Report

    • Merrie Soltis in reply to North says:

      Rubber Ducky, you’re the one! You make bath time lots of fun!
      I was taking a walk. Walking with my (woofwoofwoofwoofwoofwoof).
      One. Two. Two little beds. One. Two. Two sleepy heads.
      I LOOOOOOVE trash!Report

    • fillyjonk in reply to North says:


      Ladybugs came, to the ladybug picnic!”

      Another one I remember well from my childhood, and which I sometimes even feel a bit as an adult is the “Somebody come and play, somebody come and play today, somebody come and smile the smiles…” (That song really summed up what I felt as a child – I was often lonely, I lived on a street with few other children my own age, and even at that, i didn’t have a lot of schoolfriends)Report

  2. One thing I remember, among many, from the show was a song about how “everybody gets mad,” with the implication that it’s okay to get angry sometimes. That’s a hard lesson to learn, and I’m still learning it. But it’s a good lesson, too, and I’m glad the show at least tried to impart it.Report

  3. Great piece!! I was born in 1970 and watched Sesame Street pretty much since minute one.Report