Lion of the Blogosphere

It’s not easy being green

Readers in their 40s [and possibly late 30s, 50s are too old] will enjoy this YouTube video. Classic Sesame Street.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 26, 2014 at 9:29 PM

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  1. I’m in my mid-late thirties and this (and the Muppets in general) was a big part of my childhood television experience.


    November 26, 2014 at 9:35 PM

  2. I ran across that a few months ago. It’s probably the best things Sesame Street ever did.


    November 26, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    • What about “Rainbow Connection?” It was so good that Judy Collins did a version of it.


      November 26, 2014 at 11:17 PM

      • Rainbow Connection appeals to a liberal psychology.


        November 27, 2014 at 1:45 AM

  3. That no. Didn’t watch it. This yes.


    November 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    • Hercules: I have NEVER seen that until I clicked on your link.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 26, 2014 at 11:17 PM

      • It was shown at breakfast time where we lived in the mid-late sixties (Prince George’s Co. MD back when it was white) and each episode of about 30 minutes contained several 5 minute mini-episodes so you could follow short episodes while eating breakfast or waiting to leave for school. I loved it. Watched it most every morning. I liked the Greek characters especially the cheer leading boy-centaur Newton.

        Like MaryK, I was around 8 when Sesame Street came out. I remember it being a big deal, but it was a children’s show and I was a little too old.


        November 26, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    • Hercules would be politically incorrect today. Too sausage-y and too Icy.



      November 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

  4. Sesame Street comments on the Ferguson fiasco.

    Oswald Spengler

    November 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

  5. Hearing about the Muppets reminds me of Jim Henson’s strange death. In literally just a few days he went from being in perfect health to being, well, dead, the result of a type of strep infection that’s usually completely treatable. His death was so abrupt that many people thought he must have had AIDS, but he didn’t. It was basically a one in a million case of bad luck.



    November 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

  6. It’s not easy being an LOTB reader, either! . We can’t state our views openly in public for fear of being called bigots. We can’t really do much to affect political change because there are too few of us. We have to address each other in pseudonyms, which can be embarrassing (E. Rekshun. douchenozzle…sometimes it feels like the 6th grade in here). And the host of this site is referred to as “Lion.” (at least Kermit gets to use his real name.) It’s not easy being us……..

    As to “Sesame Street” the Lion is not old enough to remember that when it came on it caused an unbelievable stir. It was truly the Harry Potter of 1969. I was 8 1/2 and remember it being sold to kids as something that was going to sort of combine school and television and have an amazing effect on our lives. My thought at the time was “no, it isn’t.” School is serious, and TV is entertainment. I had been looking forward to it, though, and was very disappointed that it turned out to be a show for pre-schoolers. At 8 1/2 I was really too old for it. Lion, however, was the perfect age to enjoy it. And -surprise, surprise -, the research ended up showing that “Sesame Street” had its greatest educational effect on kids who were from homes where the parents were well-educated.

    Sesame Street actually had a lot in common with another heralded-as-revolutionary event of 1969 – Woodstock. The way Sesame Street turned out to be just a TV show, Woodstock turned out to be nothing more than a 3 day rock concert that got a lot of attention.


    November 26, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    • Douchenozzlé, Douchenozzlé!

      Viscount Douchenozzlé

      November 27, 2014 at 12:27 AM

  7. “Woodstock turned out to be nothing more than a 3 day rock concert” ————————- Yeah, but without it we never would have gotten this great song from Joni Mitchell with the timeless lyric (IMO):

    “Well maybe it is just the time of year
    Or maybe it’s the time of man
    I don’t know who l am
    But you know life is for learning
    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden”

    Sometimes I think Steve Sailer’s whole oeuvre is nostalgia for the Garden that was the US before the Great Post-Modern deluge.


    November 26, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    • The fact that the ‘got to get back to the garden’ line can be used as a metaphor in so many different ways is what makes this a great song and piece of art in my opinion. From the Reformation to the Renaissance to the Nazis, the green movement and everything inbetween, doesn’t this really describe all European history?
      Thanks for posting.

      Prolier Than Thou

      November 27, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      • I agree.with all your points.


        November 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM

  8. I’m in my late thirties and this is vaguely familiar. What year was it? I don’t think they posted it on the video.


    November 27, 2014 at 2:01 PM

  9. why i took 100s of hits of acid in the 80s

    thanks sesame street


    November 28, 2014 at 10:22 AM

  10. I never watched this show either (I’m almost the same age as MaryK)

    The Abbot of Lufford

    December 3, 2014 at 9:07 PM

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