Come and play, everything’s A-Okay!

If the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin wall makes you feel like time is flying, how about the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street!

My kids loved that show, watched it every day. Are they better off? Of course they are. Because they learned songs like this

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and this one too (with the cast members I remember!)

I have to admit that I sometimes miss that show!

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7 responses to “Come and play, everything’s A-Okay!

  1. I love Sesame Street. I loved Mr. Rogers too.

  2. meezermeowmy

    Even as a mom of the era, not a child, I loved “the street” and Mr. Rogers, too.

  3. I love Sesame Street! I used to use just about any excuse to watch it.

  4. Jean E.

    Thanks, Sandy! I loved watching Sesame Street. I watched it with my kid brother back in the seventies, then again with my own kids in the eighties and nineties. One of my favorite songs was “Jelly Man Kelly.” James Taylor sang it with a group of kids. I think I’ll go see if there is a youtube of that one, too.

  5. I’ve loved seeing the characters every day on the Google home page. Even if my honey and I went away w/o child all those years ago I’d sneak a peek on the t.v. in the morning!

  6. Barbara M.

    wow! That brings back memories of sitting on the sofa, holding my own Gordon (who’s now 35!) on my lap while he talked about and to his friends “Bernie!” It took him a long time to be able to distinguish who was Bert, and who was Ernie, so he just combined the two names and used Bernie for both of them. Thanks for the good memories, Sandy. (But I may be cursing later…. I have a feeling “What’s the name of that song?” will be a hard one to shake!

    OOOH….. does anyone else remember “La-La-la- linoleum?” Another of the Sesame street all time classics I still find myself humming!

  7. As a child who grew up on Sesame Street I thank you for posting. I was really sad the day Jim Henson died. (la-de-da-de-dum, what’s the name of that song?) I loved Mr. Hooper and the original cast. Where else could you watch a tv show with that many nationalities w/o a derogatory remark or nationalistic pride. (la-de-da-de-dum, what’s the name of that song?!) it just made you feel good. and it also taught me to count in spanish.
    And I’ll be singing that song for the rest of the day!! LOL