Sesame Street

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

Ok it’s been a while since my last Flashback Friday, but I was inspired again looking at Sesame Street oldies with my toddler…

B is for Bubble
What child doesn’t love “rounds” type songs

Sing
This isn’t the original version, but it’s still a great feel-good song for all ages

Muppets – Bohemian Rhapsody
I love the Muppets! Same Henson, same irreverance, no curriculum

Happy Friday everybody!

Flashback Friday – Heartthrobs :-)

Flashback Friday – Heartthrobs :-)

And now folks, it’s time for another Friday Flashback to the way things were.

Starting things off as always, an ode to the way Sesame Street USED to be!
This one really takes me back (and my daughter loves it!)

Letter B (The Beetles)

I miss Grover… he definitely brought the giggles…
but Kermit… now HIM I looooved. :-)
Grover the salesman

And switching gears totally… from one of my fave movies of all time…
The One That I Want (Grease)

Hope you enjoyed! See you next week for more flashbacks. :-)

Flashback Friday – More Joe Raposo

Flashback Friday – More Joe Raposo

As with every Friday, I’m bringing back memories from the 70s and 80s…
Each week, there’ll be at least one Sesame Street clip and one other memory-evoking clip of the time.

This week we’re starting off with some Joe Raposo classics from Sesame St, and ending with a classic TV show theme with one of my favourite actors (I’ll let you guess which one!). Enjoy!

Trying and trying again

Learning to walk

Welcome back, Kotter

Hope you enjoyed the little trip down memory lane. See you next week!

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

Ok so in last week’s Writer’s Workshop I talked about Sesame Street, and how the new Sesame Street just doesn’t match up to the old. A few of you responded and expressed that you felt the same way. So to you fellow original Sesame Street fans (I hear “Vintage” is what they’re calling it – to which I respond “Do I look Vintage to YOU?!”) I thought I’d share some of my favourite “Street” songs with you.

Capital I and Lowercase N

Everybody Sleeps (Classic Joe Raposo)

Now a more recent one, but before they gave the show to Elmo. Gotta love Kermit. Gotta love Joe Raposo.

Alphabet

Now this list can go on and on, so I think I’ll make this a running Friday theme from now on. Check back every Friday and I’ll post some memories for ya. :-)

Let me leave you with a quote from Joe Raposo himself, which I think expresses the vision that made Sesame Street the icon it became for my generation.
“Some educators have complained that the music on Sesame Street is too sophisticated for little ears, that we should curb the spontaneity of blues and rock and instead teach the children “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” But what most educators don’t realize is that the lamb left the nursery the day they brought the TV set in. Children are now exposed to and learn to love every conceivable style of music… And the beauty of our music is maybe that the child in the Grosse Pointe home is hearing gospel and blues for the first time and the black child in the urban ghetto is hearing the harpsichord and the flute for the first time. Someday, when they grow up, they’ll have one more thing in common.” – Joe Raposo

Happy Friday everyone.

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