On November 10, 1969 a children’s production with a mix of adults, kids, muppets, live animation and music premiered on PBS. It was a little educational program geared toward inner city children that turned into the longest running children’s program on television. There’s not a child or adult that does not recognize the theme song when they hear, “Can you tell me how to get…how to get to Sesame Street”!
The muppet characters on Sesame Street are just as popular today as they were 40 years ago.
- Bert and Ernie
- Big Bird
- Cookie Monster
- Count Von Count
Sesame Street costumes are always popular at Halloween for both children and adults. Just last year, our friends next door went to the annual neighborhood party as Bert and Ernie. The kids loved it because the characters were recognizable to them. The adults loved it because the costumes were hysterical!
Who doesn’t love Big Bird and Elmo; the grouch Oscar with his garbage can or the adorable blue Cookie Monster? Sesame Street is filled with wonderful characters that children love to watch and learn from. There’s not many shows on television today that both children and parents love to watch.
Here’s to another 40 years of Sesame Street!