“Dear Santie Claus. Me no care what kind cookies you bring me. You surprise Cookie Monster, okay?” – Cookie Monster (Frank Oz), typing a letter to Santa on the 1978 special Christmas Eve On Sesame Street
Say what you want about public broadcasting but one thing is indisputable – we got great swag! I am often amazed at the awesome gift baskets I see around the building that I assume will be given out as prizes at special events. Below are a couple of these baskets containing t-shirts, DVDs, plush toys and other chotchkes.
I don’t know if these were prizes or something just made up for decoration but I’m sure this would be a welcome gift for any UNC-TV viewer (or staffer).
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.
Keeping the bird theme going here for a Thanksgiving week with a sign I saw posted in our Community Engagement Suite. I think you’ll easily grasp the meaning.
“Stay right where you are – it’s Cyberchase for real!” – Digit LeBoid (Gilbert Gottfried), Cyberchase
What Sesame Street character was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress? Continue reading
It’s Thanksgiving week so I thought I’d ponder the birds of public broadcasting. There may be some pretty obvious ones from which to choose but I tend to gravitate towards the deeper cuts, so to speak. So here you go – MY TOP FIVE PUBLIC BROADCASTING BIRDS. Not the best or whatever superlative you fancy – simply MY personal Top Five.
5) X THE OWL – Voiced by Mister Rogers himself, X the Owl was one of the denizens of the Neighborhood of Make Believe. X lived in the old oak tree next to Henrietta Pussycat and was always eager and cheerful.
4) THE “IT’S THE PLUMBER” PARROT – One of my favorite animated bits from the original The Electric Company featured an earnest plumber and a precocious parrot. “Who is it?” “It’s the plumber. I’ve come to fix the sink.” Continue reading