I grew up on The Flinstones, The Jetsons, Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street, the PBS generation.
The first episodes of Sesame Street are being released to DVD. But wait, don’t run out to buy them for your kids, because they are recommended for adults only!
Supposedly, Oscar the Grouch is too grumpy, Snuffleupagus was not “real” he was Big Bird’s imaginary friend and Cookie Monster eats too many cookies and no vegetables.
Are they Kidding? or just too uptight?
It’s the recent generations that have serious attitude problems and are overweight and I doubt that Sesame Street is to blame.
I’m not grumpy, well, sometimes but believe me, that has nothing to do with our “green” friend. I don’t eat too many cookies now, nor did I when I was a child, simply because my parents didn’t give them to me. And my sister was the one with the imaginary friend and I am pretty sure she grew out of that.
We watched Sesame Street because we could relate. Not just to Oscar: everyone is grumpy sometimes, or the Cookie Monster: we all know you can’t eat all those cookies (as my son would say, “silly cookie monster”) or Big Bird: Snuffleupagus was fake and we knew it but he was cool.
We could relate to the message, and the beautiful and colorful array of characters that touched their screens and showed us it was okay to be different.