Announcing Sesame Street (Mar, 1970)

I have so much love for this show. I was even in an episode! When I was in third grade they came to my school and filmed my class doing a spelling bee. I came in second because I was unable to spell “screeching”. I put an ‘a’ in there somewhere.

There has never been a television series that actually helped preschool children get ready for school.

Now there is.

On SESAME STREET, he’ll learn the alphabet, for instance. How to count—and how many is 2 or 3 or 4. What words like up & down, over & around mean. How to begin to reason. And how he is different from a lizard or bear or the child next door—and how like them too.

SESAME STREET is designed to give your youngster confidence and a surer success in school. More than a hundred leading educators, psychologists, communications professionals and entertainment celebrities have helped in developing the lessons—and its fun and excitement. Produced by the Children’s Television Workshop, SESAME STREET is funded by grants from Carnegie Corporation, The Ford Foundation, The U.S. Office of Education and other Federal Agencies.

  1. Hirudinea says: August 15, 20119:28 am

    And now he’ll see Bert and Ernie get married! (Well they’ve been living in sin for years! 🙂 )

  2. Stephen Edwards says: August 16, 20117:35 am

    Wow! Love the strung-out-looking early Bert & Ernie puppets.

    I, too, loved the show. Having children has given me an excuse to revisit it — there are lots of clips on YouTube. I’m amazed by how many of them I remember.

    I could see “screaching” being a plausible way to spell that word, by the way.

  3. Tom says: August 16, 20118:35 am

    Something that was actually worthwhile for kids and still entertaining, too bad it was the exception and not the rule. The same hold true for adult viewing 95% junk, unfunny sitcoms, biased new reports, feeble dramas; about 5% quality. That’s why after 2 yrs without a set is no hardship. I get my junk stuff off the computer! TB P.S. Since puppets lack sex organs Bert and Ernie merely have a close friendship.

  4. Hirudinea says: August 16, 20111:33 pm

    @ Tom – Who says puppets lack sex organs? Have you checked all the puppets in the world, I bet you’ed be supprised. 🙂

  5. qyooqy says: August 17, 20119:02 pm

    You might be surprised at how exciting counting can be!… Ah ah ah

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