“He-e-e-e-e-ey, froggy baby!” – Grover, greeting Kermit the Frog, on SESAME STREET
Ah, vintage Sesame Street. The good ole days when Kermit was still a regular and Cookie Monster was a bottomless pit of unadulterated id. And as far as I’m concerned, next to John Cleese, no one does raw, unchecked comedic anger better than Jim Henson.
As the holiday season is upon us, let’s take a look at a classic Sesame Street bit where Grover and Kermit ask impossibly cute children how Father Christmas gets into your house to deliver the presents.
What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone National Park where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and other wildlife survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. Don’t miss the three-part series The Great Yellowstone Thaw – beginning Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-EX.
If you’ve been missing the drama, the actor who voices Kermit the Frog was fired and there’s been a war of the words in the press (for the record, no one at PBS has fired any Muppet!). See what Brian Henson (the late Jim Henson’s son) has to say on the matter. Continue reading
I was, for some reason, thinking of this bit from Sesame Street the other day – “Kermit and Joey Say the Alphabet.” I can’t say why it was on my mind but I think this might just be the quintessential Sesame Street clip. It’s got Kermit, an iconic Muppet; it teaches the alphabet yet remains rooted in humor; and it features a child so impossibly adorable without being saccharine.
In fact, I like it so much I think I will forevermore randomly insert Cookie Monster into any word I spell out loud.