Friday, November 21, 2008

Can you tell me how to get

How to get to Sesame Street? I was watching a bit of Sesame Street with Leah yesterday morning and the show just cracks me up. You really need to watch it as an adult and appreciate some of the humor and parodies they do. Yes, my child may be learning her numbers and letters and how to speak Spanish and learning a few sign language signs, but this stuff can be hilarious.

I was only half-way watching yesterday morning when I heard this dialogue. Telly (big, red furry monster who is a little scatter-brained) was reading a book with some others and you could hear a motorcycle revving sound. One of the other characters asked, "What's that?" Telly says excitedly, "It's a herd of lactose intolerant antelope and they've just eaten cottage cheese!" No three-to-five year old is going to understand the gastric ramifications of this statement, but to me it was quite funny at the moment.

The parodies they do are also witty. Yesterday there was a segment called "A's Anatomy". There is also "RSI: Rhyme Scene Investigation", "Law and Order: Special Letters Unit", "Meal or No Meal", "Dr. Feel"---you get the idea. Once again, I don't think that the kids know the shows they are referencing, but it is entertaining for the parents.

There are still the classic pieces on Sesame Street as well, and our library just got in DVD sets of "Old School" Sesame Street which the girls love to watch. If you have nothing else to do today (and I know you don't--ha!) take a few minutes to watch a classic that still is around for a reason.


Bad Mommy said...

You know, I never watched SS as a kid. I preferred Jem and the Holograms.

Kylie's Mom said...

Oh, I love Meal or No Meal. Sesame Street Rules :) .