Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy birthday Sesame Street.

It's everyone's favorite children's TV show's anniversary today. Sesame Street celebrates the big 4-0. And it doesn't look a day over 7 if you ask me.

40 years ago, Sesame Street was revolutionary--combining entertaining programming with educational material was radical. Now, there are networks and DVDs and troupes of performers dedicated to this very cause.

But Big Bird and Cookie Monster and gay lovers Bert and Ernie were the first to do it.

And for that, I say [on behalf of my former child self] thank you and Happy Birthday!

(Even Google acknowledged Sesame Street's big day today. And you know you've made it big time when Google redesigns its home page for you.)

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