If you're a mom, you probably know all about Elmo, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and Abby and know this information already. Or if you have no idea who Elmo is but use your computer at all, odds are you noticed the giant Big Bird legs in the Google logo yesterday and the Cookie Monster face on the logo today.
That's right, Happy Anniversary Sesame Street! 40 years.
I remember watching the show a little as a child and not really being impressed. My mom said when I was even younger than I remember, I hated it. She was disappointed because she always liked it herself. haha. Sorry Mom! What's really funny is reading about the early shows and how shocking they would be for children to watch today - apparently, Cookie Monster smoked a pipe back in the day, kids rode bikes without helmets, etc.
But now the show is more kid friendly, of course, I watch it almost daily with my Little Miss, who has a crush on Elmo, and well, I'm a fan. I have to admit. It's fun, educational, funny. There's even a little satire for adulds to appreciate without crossing any of the adult/child humor lines that sadly, far too many "cartoons" cross these days.
So Happy Anniversary, all you furry guys at the brownstone on 123 Sesame Street. May your lives prosper and be filled with cookies, numbers of the day, and of course, sweet Mr. Noodle's crazy antics.
We'll see ya at 9:00 a.m. weekdays.