Thursday, November 5, 2009

Totally Off Topic, Sesame Street Turns 40

Totally off topic, but I bet you this will strike a chord for at least 80% of our readership. Maybe 100%.

November 10 is Sesame Street's 40th birthday. Go to Google's home page and you'll see that Cookie Monster's eyes are today's OOs in Google. (edited to add, if you're reading this on a day other than November 5, 2o09, you'll see something different in Google's logo). If you click Cookie, you're linked to a really touching story about the people behind the scenes who make Sesame Street, including a 71 year man who's inside the Big Bird costume and has 'been' Big Bird since it's debut in 1969.

If you can honestly tell me you're not hearing the Sesame Street theme in your head right now, well, then you're not my friend.

Who's your favorite Sesame Street character? Use comments to reply! Here's some suggestions:

  • Bert, Ernie, Bert & Ernie together

  • Big Bird

  • Oscar the Grouch

  • Elmo

  • The Count

  • The Amazing Mumford

  • Cookie Monster

  • Grover

  • Kermit the Frog