can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

i didn't grow up on Sesame Street or on any TV program for that matter. boohoo, i wasn't allowed to watch TV for most part of my childhood...

hell, i didn't know that Elmo is supposed to be the show's most popular/favorite character (is he?), and that he has a sweet, cutesy voice!

and i didn't know, till last week while watching the Oprah Winfrey Show, that a big, African-American 40-something year old guy named Kevin Clash, is the Muppeteer behind red, furry, cuddly Elmo.

but i bet you also didn't know that, huh?

or did you?

darn.

posted by vina @ 10:30 AM           

24 Comments:

At 12:00 PM, July 03, 2006, Anonymous niceheart said...

I've also seen that Oprah Show. And I've known the man behind Elmo even before that. I just can't remember now which show. We have the Tickle Me Elmo doll and my two youngest son used to like it. :)

 
At 12:07 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger dreaming-neko said...

i used to live on sesame street, but i moved cause oscar was a grouch and there was big-bird poop everywhere~ :P

elmo was waaaaaay after my time.

 
At 2:23 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger vina said...

Ms. NICEHEART, so you DO know about it.

double darn.

NEKO, so you mean elmo wasn't part of the original bunch?

dang, i just feel so left out.

 
At 2:42 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger Shionge said...

Oh how I love Elmo...thanks for this info

 
At 5:40 PM, July 03, 2006, Anonymous snglguy said...

I was already 10 or 11 I think, when they started showing Sesame Street in the local channels, but that didn't stop me from watching the show, hehe.

The original cast then were Ernie and Bert (There were even rumors that they were gay), Big Bird, Oscar the grouch, Mr. Snufflelufugus (not sure if I got the spelling right), and of course, Kermit D. Frog.

BTW, did you know that Hollywood star Morgan Freeman started his career in the Sesame street spin-off, The Electric Company? :-)

 
At 5:56 PM, July 03, 2006, Anonymous melai said...

KUlit Bulilit lang ako e :) tapos nakikipanood lang ako sa kapitbahay pagkatapos ... pag nakitang me nanonood sasarado pa ang bintanda saka pinto ...di ko rin tuloy nakabisado mga pangalan ng artista sa kulit bulilit :(

 
At 6:30 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger vina said...

SHIONGE> you're welcome Ms. Shionge!

SNGLGUY> hehe, yes, i heard about the gay rumors...the spinoff, how did it do?

i have always liked Morgan Freeman's voice! thanks for the info!

 
At 6:31 PM, July 03, 2006, Anonymous K said...

When I was very little I'd dreamt of watching this show. I always said, I wanna be a BIG BIRD - its entertaining for the kids I guess but now that I have grown, I didn't find BIG BIRD really a BIRD, I thought BB is a DUCK.

Well thanks for the infos. How cool. Sesame Street is always going to be for kids, no matter what/who behind its muppet.

I wish I was an ELMO. He talks too much, isn't he?

 
At 6:31 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger dezphaire said...

did you know that Mr. Snuffalufagus was an anteater??? there was an episode (daw) where they were doing the alphabet and another character said "A for Anteater" and he was like... "like me!".

that totally debunked my childhood. all along i was decieved into thinking he was a mammoth.

 
At 6:34 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger vina said...

MELAI> mabuhay!!! ehehe, kahit kulit bulilit di rin ako masyadong nakapanood! pero nakakatuwa dahil nakikinood lang din ako dati sa kapitbahay...eh walang bakuran pero may aakyatan lang ng konti. yung pinapanood ko, Knight Rider! tandang tanda ko pa, tuwing Miyerkules yun! naka ilang weeks din ako sa panonood. eventually, sinarahan nila ako ng bintana...

 
At 6:38 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger vina said...

K> haha, i nearly fell off my seat...so you wanted to be Big Bird, huh? yes, he actually looks like a duck, though they belong in the same family anyway.

haha, i don't know if Elmo IS talkative. are you?

 
At 6:43 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger vina said...

DEZ> hi dezzy! no, i did not know that, inasmuch as i did not know much about the show...

haha, i'm sure that must have been really a blow, knowing the truth about Ms. Snuffalufagus...

 
At 6:44 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger Duke said...

hi vina!

yep I knew that one :)
Elmo was not such a big star before until the 90's when the tickle me elmo became sush a hit!

such nice voice he has! cutie!

 
At 7:11 PM, July 03, 2006, Blogger cruise said...

fav din ng pamangkin ko si elmo, talaga siya yun? galing.

 
At 12:05 AM, July 04, 2006, Anonymous snglguy said...

While Sesame street was for beginners, the Electric Company was for its part, an advanced version for older kids, it was also produced by Jim Henson.

And Morgan Freeman wasn't just a voice, he was one of the human characters in the show, that's why I can still remember him when he went on to the big screen. :-)

 
At 3:39 AM, July 04, 2006, Anonymous charles ravndal said...

I really don't know that. I used to watch Sesame Street before but when I was a bit older I thought it was a stupid show.

 
At 6:58 AM, July 04, 2006, Blogger jase said...

i love the muppet show ... i think ms piggy was really fab!

 
At 9:51 AM, July 04, 2006, Blogger vina said...

DUKE> aaargh, so you know about this one...darn, darn, darn.

CRUISE> yep, that's him, alright. medyo mahirap lang i-reconcile the man with the voice.

 
At 9:53 AM, July 04, 2006, Blogger vina said...

SNGLGUY> thanks for that great info, snuggle guy, hehe ;)

CHAS> haha, you just outgrew it probably, that's all...

JASE> yes, ms piggy is just adorable, isn't she?

 
At 10:10 AM, July 04, 2006, Anonymous niceheart said...

I also remember the Electric Company. Oh the song, T-I-O-N, tion tion tion tion. Morgan Freeman was Vincent, the Magnificent Vampire. This brings me back. :)

 
At 10:24 AM, July 04, 2006, Blogger yuri said...

sunny day... sweepin the clouds away.. neverl liked elmo. think he was still not part of the cast during my term. hhahaha para kasi syang baklush. hahahaha

 
At 1:36 PM, July 04, 2006, Blogger tin-tin said...

i didn't know all that. i think elmo just arrived in the 90's na ata. i thought ernie and bert or big bird were the most popular characters :)

 
At 1:40 PM, July 04, 2006, Blogger vina said...

NICEHEART> thank you for that additional info Ms. Niceheart! Snglguy would be pleased with that, as well!

YURI> hahaha, sama sama sila ni bert and ernie bale!

 
At 9:14 PM, July 04, 2006, Blogger Richard said...

I was in school when Sesame Street was on. It played at 11:00 in the morning. However, whenever there was a holiday or I was sick, I might watch it. It never really appealed to me - there wasn’t a whole lot of learning going on (I preferred The Electric Company). Although, at 10:30, they used to play Mr. Dressup (which I liked) and at 10:15, The Friendly Giant (another good show). At noon, when I would be home for lunch, I would watch Spiderman.

 

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