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Old 11-06-09, 09:37 AM   #1
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Happy 40th Birthday, Sesame Street

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Old 11-06-09, 09:40 AM   #2
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Snuffleufagus always sorted creeped me out. I was big into Bert and Ernie. Those guys rocked.
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Old 11-06-09, 09:56 AM   #3
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Snuffleufagus always sorted creeped me out. I was big into Bert and Ernie. Those guys rocked.
understandable.

funny thing is, just after graduating from college, i worked with (albeit not directly) the guy who did snuffleufagus ' voice.

i couldn't figure out why his voice was so oddly familiar, until a coworker let me in on the secret.
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Old 11-06-09, 10:00 AM   #4
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that's awesome.

strangely i did not watch this show much although I was at the perfect age. I think my family was too lowbrow for PBS...among other things.
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Is it true that Bert and Ernie are gay?
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Old 11-06-09, 10:03 AM   #6
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Is it true that Bert and Ernie are gay?
Ernie seemed pretty happy. Bert was always such a sourpuss, though.
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My daughter loved this show. Wasn't this the first appearance of the Muppets?

Now I have that "Sunny Day" theme song stuck in my head.
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hear that one at the local bathhouse?
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I sometimes watched the show with my kids. My eldest has a large faint birthmark on his back that looks like Snuffalupagus (sp).

I remember at the time thinking that the Bay Area Rapid Transit should have had Arnold Palmer (or someone) endorse their system and develop an advertising campaign... BART and Arnie! With the current governor, or any other Arnie it would work just as well.
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My daughter loved this show. Wasn't this the first appearance of the Muppets?

Now I have that "Sunny Day" theme song stuck in my head.
"Sam and Friends" aired in 1955 and was the first time the world saw a Muppet and Kermit relates this experience in his book, Before You Leap.

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understandable.

funny thing is, just after graduating from college, i worked with (albeit not directly) the guy who did snuffleufagus ' voice.

i couldn't figure out why his voice was so oddly familiar, until a coworker let me in on the secret.
Did he creep you out in RL?
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Kermit was a hipster...

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I have always loved Sesame Street... it really set the standard.

The folks behind this need to be commended as do the folks who stand up front... Bob, Susan, and Big Bird have been with the show since it's inception.

And I still remember how much I loved Mr Looper... one of the most beloved of Sesame Street's characters...


Will Lee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Lee
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Old 11-06-09, 10:57 AM   #14
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The first episode is on youtube...

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I had an undergrad intern one time and she said something about sesame street '... wait, did they have that when you were a kid?' and I said of course but then I looked it up and it turns out I was 2 when it started; so I guess I am the target audience.
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i love sesame street. i love muppet show too.

maybe i just love puppet shows.
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my favourite character. kind of reminds me of me.
All together now! C is for cookie.....louder!

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The show attracted some seriously talented people... Mr Hooper (Will Lee) taught acting and appeared in many features as a character actor prior to SS, Susan (Loretta Long) has a PhD in education and Bob McGrath was famous as an actor and more notably, as a singer.

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All together now! C is for cookie.....louder!
A classic hit.

By the way, the birthday isn't until November 10.

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I have always loved Sesame Street... it really set the standard.

The folks behind this need to be commended as do the folks who stand up front... Bob, Susan, and Big Bird have been with the show since it's inception.


And I still remember how much I loved Mr Looper... one of the most beloved of Sesame Street's characters...

YouTube- Classic Sesame Street: I'm Sure Gonna Miss You, Mr. Hooper!

Will Lee: [url]http:/ /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Lee[/url
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Big Bird called Mr Hooper by many variations from Looper to Pooper.
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The aliens scared the crap out of me as a kid. Yip yip, uh-huh uh-huh. They would float through walls etc. Creepy as hell.
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A classic hit.

By the way, the birthday isn't until November 10.

Premature celebration.
The Google banner has been celebrating for a few days already.
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I miss Kukla, Fran and Ollie....not necessarily in that order.

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