For the past couple of months we have been watching a fair amount of Sesame Street. We DVR it every day and can turn it on whenever, usually in 10-15 minute increments. Ali LOVES it! Elmo is her favorite, but that seems pretty par for the course nowadays. She also enjoys Cookie Monster and Telly. I watched alot of Sesame Street growing up. For the most part we only watched PBS (OPB for you Oregonians). I remember stopping right when Zoe was introduced as a character. Anyway, after re-entering the arena Tony and I have a few questions and observations:
- Is Prairie Dawn a "little person?"
- How did Elmo get so big? Did kids like him and they gave ‘Elmo’s World’ or did they feature him more and then he got more popular?
- Does anyone else notice how eighties most of the show is? Grover, Bert, and Ernie all LOOK eighties…and most of the segments are the same ones I watched in the 80’s!
- Is it just me or does the Elmo in the ‘Elmo’s World’ themesong look a little haggard and dirty?
- When did Baby Bear become a main character? And why does he sometimes have a lisp and sometimes not?
- I don’t remember The Count having a wife. Is that new?
- Sesame Street is sponsored by Mcdonalds?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
- Do you think the actors (like Gordan, Marie, Bab, and Gina) set out to do this until they were seventy (because that’s how old some of them are looking)?
- Um, Gina’s baby is like two. Why is she still rocking him all the time like he’s an infant?
- Dr. Phil does not belong!
- Does anyone know the airing schedule? As far as a "season" or whatever. Thus far I think we’ve just been watching reruns and I wondered if the show is effected by the writer’s strike. A lot of the reruns are from ’07 and ’05 so some of what I’m seeing may be outdated.
- There is a very big push toward spanish right now…what about other languages?
That’s all I got for now but some may be added later.