June 7th, 2012, 06:34 PM
A trip down the original Sesame Street - pre-Elmo and pre-PC!!
Originally Posted by Luke
We, and our generation, are shaped by the good demented doctor - we are but Children of Suess. Between that and being raised by the original Sesame Street - you know where Big Bird imagined Mr Snuffleupagus, Bert and Ernie shared digs....and a bath, Mr Hooper was still kickin' about and we had tickle-me nobodies but relied on the gospel of the street delivered by Oscar - a stinky bum who hung out in a garbage can....oh man I'm starting to realise why my mind's where it's at most times
June 7th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Mark, it never dawned on me that you had Sesame Street over there as well. The one that kids get now is garbage.....and Oscar wouldn't approve of it. I think I actually heard that the Cookie Monster doesn't eat cookies anymore? Effing ridiculous if you ask me.
It's been a LONG time since I thought about Mr. Hooper....may he rest in peace.
Last edited by Luke; June 7th, 2012 at 07:12 PM.
June 7th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Originally Posted by Luke
It was my bread and butter. Still don't pronounce my Z's right Some say this was step one in global Americanisation....but hey, let's not spiral down into politics. Let's instead entertain child fantasies of helping Maria making right anything broken down at the fix-it-shop, finding what thing was not like the other, listening to the aliens from DubDubDub, and hanging with Grover and his mate...you know the guy who could only sound out nouns..."No, I didn't want a bang, bang, bang, but a whooho, whooho,..."
Oh heady days...
June 7th, 2012, 06:58 PM
come and share....
I sort went off topic, but now I'm keen to hear others' memories of the old PE (pre-Elmo) Sesame Street and maybe even share experiences of how it shaped your world....well what little remains that years of therapy hasn't wiped out!....
June 7th, 2012, 07:12 PM
I had an LP of Sesame Street and the tunes I remember with great joy are "I love Trash" (my fave), "C is for Cookie (that's good enough for me)" and the classic "Rubber Ducky".
June 7th, 2012, 07:18 PM
I didn't realise how much Bert's buddy must have resonated with me as a kid. Could only really do baths with my rubber ducky - actually I had a few back-ups - and I clearly remember an occasion where I got a little over-directive with my poor mother about how that new top was NOTHING LIKE ERNIE'S!!!
No LP though...that would have been gold!!! - though I assume it'd probably go for nicks in your store?
Unlike a mate of mine who recently spent way too much on an original 'Thunderbird No. 2' toy. I had one as a kid - loved it until I lost No. 4 down the drain of the bath. If I held onto it intact, with the box, I'd have me another M-lens today
June 7th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Now I am feeling REALLY old. No TV til I was 14 (and it was B&W), and certainly no Sesame Street.
June 7th, 2012, 07:28 PM
June 7th, 2012, 07:32 PM
Sue, this conversation shouldn't make you feel old.
Feeling old should make you feel old. (I think I'm gonna get slapped here)
But seriously, you're only as old as you think you are. I think I'm about 12 (with the aches and pains of man 6 times that age)
June 7th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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