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to demand the return of Sesame Street?

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roundtable · 17/04/2013 15:57

I'm in the USA at the moment and whilst switching channels noticed Sesame Street was on so settled down for a watch with my ds1.

I'd forgotten how brilliant it is, why did they take off the tv?

Anyone else used to love watching Sesame Street or am I the only sad bastard on here?

Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away... Grin

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valiumredhead · 17/04/2013 15:58

YY it's fab!


MadCap · 17/04/2013 15:59

I loved it as a child!


MrsBungle · 17/04/2013 16:00

I loved it as a child. I learnt my alphabet from sesame street although for years I said Zeeee instead of Z!


drjohnsonscat · 17/04/2013 16:01

Agree. I got the DCs a box set of Sesame St DVDs and we they love it. It's the only children's DVD I can bear to watch.

Of course, I did have to go out and buy a multi-region dvd player as a result because the DVD is not available for our region so I may have gone a bit over the top.

Put down the duckie is a fave, as is anything Cookie Monster ever does. Oh and the one with that crazy jazz muppet jamming.


roundtable · 17/04/2013 16:03

So who took it from us? Is a Mumsnet Campaign needed? Grin

Still can't work out if Bert and Ernie are just good friends are not. They need to lose the twin beds and accept they love each other.

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mam29 · 17/04/2013 16:04

I love it. when eldest was little shes 7 now playhouse disney as it was know then had play with me sesame uk version.

might have to go find the dvds.


drjohnsonscat · 17/04/2013 16:16

This is our favourite one.

Unacceptable · 17/04/2013 16:16


CandiceMariePratt · 17/04/2013 16:31

YABU. Big bird scares the shit out of me.


MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel · 17/04/2013 16:35

I loved the ABC song 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is the most remarkable word I've ever seeeeeeeeen' and the pinball 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 {deep voice} 11,12.

That weird vampire count guy was ace, as were Bert and Ernie, and, of course the Cookie Monster,


Lilymaid · 17/04/2013 16:37

Saved my life when DSs were little. Back from Playgroup, quick lunch then Sesame Street (at 1pm) and some quiet time. One of the few children's programmes I enjoyed watching (when not nodding off) and no adverts!


MrsTerryPratchett · 17/04/2013 16:37

Bert is evil. Poor Ernie.

The only problem for me is that now Cookie Monster loves broccoli and eats vegetables. WTF?


tiredteddy · 17/04/2013 16:38

Yanbu we love sesame street in this house. Ds2 has big bird, grover, the count, Oscar the grouch and snuffleupugus (sp) living at the end of his bed!


cheesesarnie · 17/04/2013 16:39

yanbu. i swear i learnt how to count because of the pinball song.


PaulInHolland · 17/04/2013 16:42

It is unusual that their was never a UK version of Sesame Street. The Dutch version (Sesaamstraat) is one of the most popular children's programmes over here.When the TV station wanted to change it's timeslot,there was a big public campaign against it.

BTW Big Bird over here is blue and is called "Pino"


DingbatsFur · 17/04/2013 16:46

There is a NI version called Sesame Tree but it is not nearly as good. My sons too love the Street, bring it back!!


dontmeanto · 17/04/2013 16:56

Amazon sells the original in region 2 format for £21! Will be buying for myself my DD.


DontSHOUTTTTTT · 17/04/2013 16:59

My kids were born in the US. We loved Sesame Street. unlike Barney the creepy Dinosaur
My favourite song is COUNT VON COUNTS Batty Bat song. It's great. Grin


Needingthework · 17/04/2013 17:10

Loved it. Me and my siblings used to get really excited about it coming on Saturday mornings. One of the few, if not only, children's programmes 1970s/80s that showed children from all different backgrounds and colours


MissPricklePants · 17/04/2013 17:13

Love it! I find episodes online for my dd to watch!


peeriebear · 17/04/2013 17:13

I LOVED it, both as a kid and when Dd1 was small. I miss it!
I loved the elephant elevator operator song.


steppemum · 17/04/2013 17:19

I don't think it is brilliant, I think it is crap.

It was set up to improve ed standards.
It shows all letters in capitals, whereas (in UK) we teach lower case and encourage parents NOT to use capitals, so essentially pretty unhelpful

It teaches many letters as the letter name not sound, so actually not helping with reading at all then

There was a study done about how it encouraged reading and after analysing all the episodes, they came to the conclusion that it discouraged reading more often than encouraged it, eg one character reading a book, and the other says come and play, no I'm reading, leave the book and come and play etc.

rubbish program, hated it.


RunsWithScissors · 17/04/2013 17:22

Go on to Sesame Street web site. Fantastic games etc. you can also watch clips. I also got a bunch of shorts free on iTunes (search podcasts) a while ago. Worth having a look...

Love the street.


TeWiSavesTheDay · 17/04/2013 17:23

I used to love it. It's the number bits I remember, especially the Count. DD (4) is the perfect age and would adore it.

Oh well.


roundtable · 17/04/2013 17:24

So do you think there's a realistic chance of getting back on our screens? It used to be on Channel 4 didn't it?

Wonder if Justine has any links with the world of children's tv and the power of Mumsnet might prevail? Grin

Oh and Candice yavvvu. Big Bird is a friend to all. even though he's a little odd

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