Wow — forty years. My earliest memories of television are of watching Sesame Street in our family room. Aside from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, it was really the only other show I think I watched when I was a wee one (before I discovered the likes of the Mickey Mouse Club and Kids Incorporated… but that’s a post for another day).
In addition to daily visits to Sesame Street, I also grew up listening to the Beatles, thanks to my mom’s undying love for Paul McCartney since the age of 13 (her infatuation still continues today), so I’m sure it comes as no surprise that one of my absolute favorite Sesame Street sketches is of the Beetles performing “Letter B.” In honor of the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, I thought I’d share the video with you. It really doesn’t get any cuter than this.
Another favorite is the cartoon where the little kid is walking to the corner store to pick up “a quart of milk, a loaf of bread, and a stick of buttah” for his mother. I can’t find a video anywhere… but I’m sure some of you may know exactly what I’m talking about :-)
What is your favorite Sesame Street memory? Head over to their website to vote on your favorite Sesame video of the 80s!