Sesame Street turns 40!

I was born in July of 19 70-something.  Some of my earliest childhood memories are of watching Sesame Street (which was then in it’s earliest of Seasons) on our television with my younger brother.  My favorite character was Big Bird and my Mom even claims that I tried to talk to him through the speaker of the TV.  Sesame Street has certainly stood the test of time as it is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary!

Now, my children watch Sesame Street and I will admit that I love watching with them.  There is just something so familiar and comforting as I think back on my own childhood experiences and watch my daughters create their own fond memories of Big Bird and Elmo (Aubrie’s favorite).  While the premise is still the same, the skits and some cast members have changed through the years.  To celebrate the special anniversary, the gang at Sesame Street has compiled their favorites from the past 40 years of Sunny Days!  From the press release:

sesamestreet “For 40 years, sunny days have swept the clouds away and inspired preschoolers to learn, grow and achieve their highest potential.  Relive the best-of-the-best when SESAME STREET: 40 YEARS OF SUNNY DAYS debuts as a two-disc DVD set November 10 from Vivendi Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street. Premiering on November 10, 1969, Sesame Street is the longest running children’s series and “…arguably, the most important children’s program in the history of television” ( Featuring nearly six hours of everyone’s favorite Sesame Street stories, songs, Muppets™ and celebrity segments, the SESAME STREET: 40 YEARS OF SUNNY DAYS collectible set spans the renowned show’s four decades, includes never-before-seen archival footage and a limited-edition hard covered commemorative book.”

Do you miss your old favorites?  Remember singing along to Ernie’s “Rubber Ducky” or Bert’s “Doing the Pigeon?”  See them all again and share the classics with your kids!  The DVD is available on Amazon for less than $30!

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