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What did you learn from "sesame street" or "electric company?"?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7807points) August 10th, 2008

seems PBS telecasting in the 70s was pivotal for creative learning. i picked up a lot of educational gems back in the day from these two shows. is public broadcasting for the arts dead?

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ebenezer's avatar

people and muppets can coexist fairly peacefully.

jasongarrett's avatar

I’m sorry, I can’t hear you. I have a banana in my ear.

augustlan's avatar

On a related note, I just read today that PBS is cancelling Mr. Rogers :(

MacBean's avatar

The most important thing Sesame Street taught me was that my mother is homophobic. I was probably about five when I said something about Bert and Ernie being boyfriends and my mother’s horrified reaction, complete with a lecture about how boys liking boys is Bad and Wrong and Unnatural, kind of scarred me for life.

On a more positive note, it taught me how to count in Spanish, that rubber duckies are awesome, and that “c” is for cookie and that’s good enough for me.

jcs007's avatar

According to the Cookie Monster on Sesame Street, C is for cookie, which is good enough for me.

Now look at him. C is for cookie, which is good enough to land me in rehab.

cak's avatar

Sesame Street taught me I have a fear of large, yellow birds; however, I like grouchy muppets, in trash cans.

I developed an appreciation for Mel Brooks…early on, from his character on The Electric Company. I still have one of the albums – yes! A large vinyl record! :)

poofandmook's avatar

Sesame Street taught me how to speak… really. I said my first words during the show, and if I’m not mistaken… it was during the thing with the guy in the cup… I don’t remember much except he was painted on the cup and I remember the cup coming out of the counter or something… but I pointed to the screen and said “cup!” So yeah. That’s it.

tinyfaery's avatar

That “it’s not easy being green…”

And that “one of these things is not like the others…”

MacBean's avatar

@poofandmook—That’s freakin’ adorable!

Bri_L's avatar

I am a twin and my brother’s name is Ernie, so everyone called me Bert. I spent my younger days trying to idolize and defend Bert. I still have an affection for him. I also learned you’ve got to, got to, got to count it higher coung it higher
The biggest thing I learned is how cool it is that everyone is different. That truly sunk in.

Seesul's avatar

That abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is the most remarkable word I’ve ever seen.

Knotmyday's avatar

That without “W” a waffle would be just affle.

mee_ouch's avatar

It pays to live in a garbage can…
It’s O.K. to let a scary monster play with your child.
Elmo is not as cuddly when he’s throwing ‘grand-mal’ seizures for hours on end.
Ernie and Bert…..well, we all know their story. nudge, nudge..wink, wink
Animal does inhale.

The hired guests have to sign a disclaimer that states:
“The production company is not responsible for “wandering hands that may or may not find their way up your skirt/down your pants…. Guest stars are to appear at their own risk”

sdeutsch's avatar

@poofandmook: Teeny Little Super Guy! He was my very favorite part of Sesame Street – I still find myself humming his theme song occasionally… ;)

poofandmook's avatar

OH MY GOD!! that warranted the caps sdeutsch… thank you so much!

sdeutsch's avatar

@poofandmook: No problem – I’m happy to meet a fellow TLSG lover!

Youtube has a whole bunch of his best episodes (I’m a big fan of the eggbeater one too). I’ve actually been scouring the web for a TLSG t-shirt – I saw someone wearing one years ago, but I haven’t been able to find a place to buy one yet… If I find it, I’ll pass it on! ;)

gooch's avatar

A few Spanish words

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