I watched Sesame Street as a child. You probably did, too. By the time I hit puberty, I was gone from the show, which is probably the way it is supposed to be.
Earlier this evening, I was getting caught up on the posts over at Mark Evanier's amazing blog. He was discussing the show, challenging his readers to get this famous song from the show out of their head.
Well, now, I'm challenging you guys to get this out of your head.
Go ahead. Try!
I thought about other aspects of the show. I remembered Mr. Hooper, the old man who ran the store on Sesame Street. An old man when I was a child, I remembered that the actor who portrayed him had died, and how the show had dealt with the character's death. For most of the kids watching the show that day, it would have been their first encounter with death. Of course, mine was when I was five, and my brother died, but that's been discussed here before, most notably post #500. Go back and read it you want to.
I had never seen the full segment discussing Mr. Hooper's death. Sure enough: It's on youtube. If you want to, watch it.
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