Sesame Street Turns 40 Today, & “L” Is Still Swell

Comments   1   Date Arrow  November 10, 2023 at 4:16pm   User  by Mark Willis

The flaneur knows that an interesting street can be an art gallery, a library, a classroom. Even the representation of a street on television has possibilities for children whose overprotective parents won’t let them walk down the real thing. So here’s a tip of the hat to Sesame Street on its 40th birthday!

When I heard a snippet of this Sesame Street alphabet lesson last spring (in an NPR interview with bass Samuel Ramey) , I couldn’t get it out of my head. Nothing else I heard that day was as dramatic, funny or  profound. Guess I work in the cube farm equivalent of the FAA’s sterile cockpit. Maybe I should get a cape.

Tagged   Playing by Ear


  • #1.   david 11.18.2009

    i didn’t watch this program ever but there are some program like this that i used to watch when i was a child and i really influenced by those and i appreciate you.(i suddenly find your site and i read your posts and i love the paintings.)

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