Posted By Kathleen David on January 28, 2009
Last night on Scrubs the lead character J.D., who has a very healthy fantasy life, added some of the Sesame Street characters to his inner monologue. We had Oscar, Grover and Elmo. I was so hoping for Big Bird at some point but it really wouldn’t have fit. Towards the end, J.D. commented on how much we learned/observed about interacting with others from watching Sesame Street and I have to agree with the writer of the episode about what they said. My favorite interaction was Grover probably because it was pure Muppet slapstick.
I have been reading the new book on the creation of Sesame Street and it is very interesting to see how the original concept was created. It is also interesting to see how that concept changed to what we know as Sesame Street today. I am about a third of the way through and enjoying it. It seems to be a case of the right people at the right time creating the perfect storm of children’s TV. Any element out of place, and this thing would not have been aired.
We did get some snow last night. It is suppose to change over to sleet and freezing rain before going to all rain. Personally, I would rather it stayed snow. I need to clean up my walk and then get Caroline ready for school this morning. I think I am going to drive her to school and pick up my puppet that I left in the Library the other day when I was helping out there.
Be safe and warm (or cool if it is the summer where you are) today. Hugs your loved ones and tell them that you love them.
I am grateful for the Muppets and the smiles they bring to my face and my daughter’s face.