Wednesday, November 4, 2009

original 1969 pitch for sesame street

now this is required viewing for diehard sesame street fans like me: the original video presentation used by the children's television workshop to pitch the then-fledgling show to tv stations.



it's easy to forget how radical and groundbreaking sesame street was in its time, and people who know it only as the grand old dame of kids' tv might be surprised to hear it referred to as "an experiment".



jim henson is a hero of mine, and i love how his muppets display their particular brand of mischief from the get-go. no cutesy, smarmy patronizing here. elmo is still decades off.



6 comments:

leroy said...

kaya pala Sesame-inspired yung theme ng Google search engine.

k, whatevs. haha walang relevance sa blog entry. haha

macoy said...

*types URL into browser*

waaah oo nga!

Anonymous said...

yep! si big (half) bird ang andun!

hehe.

- lucy

leroy said...

pero srsly, ano meron at bakit nandun yung Bird? haha. at napansin ko na ang bago nyong profile pic. haha nakiki-halloween. :P

mcoy said...

yeh, at me iba pang dahilan ;)

leroy said...

si Cookie Monster (na ata) yung nasa search engine! :D

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