Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street!

I grew up on Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. I love Sesame Street and still do! I also loved watching Shalom Sesame, the Jewish American version. I enjoyed all of the characters--Ernie was always my favorite--and it's become a staple of children's television worldwide. My personal favorite Sesame Street of all time is actually a movie called "Don't Eat the Pictures" which was made in the early 80's.

Today I watched a clip from the show that I had never seen before. Well, that might not be true...the clip aired on Thanksgiving Day in 1983, when I was about 3 1/2 months old. So it is possible that I watched it with my sister, but I definitely don't remember. In either case, this episode is called "Farewell, Mr. Hooper," and during this episode Mr. Hooper's death is explained to Big Bird. I watched a clip from this episode for the first time today thanks to one of my bloggy friends. It is done so brilliantly and so emotionally, and I have to share it with you. Make sure to keep some tissues nearby, because I was in tears and my hubby needed to bring me a few to mop up my face and blow my nose. Seriously, I'm still tearing up just thinking about it. Enjoy!

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