Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sesame Street 40th Anniversary Halloween Videos
That's right, on November 10, 1969 Sesame Street debuted and has been teaching kids for 40 years what NEAR and FAR is... how to count by a counting vampire called "The Count"... and that monsters sometimes like to be tickled.
In celebration of the anniversary there's an official star-studded Sesame Street YouTube page and below are the links and embeds to the Halloween-themed segments and sketches from the site.
I will say that I'm impressed that Sesame Street really has embraced the Halloween holiday much more than the Muppets. Sure the Muppets had scary guests like Vincent Price, Alice Cooper and Marty Feldman but Sesame Street actually used the WORD Halloween in their sketches.
Kermit News and Santa Claus:
HERE, in one of my favorite segments, is a News Flash with Kermit the Frog who attempts to interview Santa Claus. As you can see from the 1st post pic, he gets impostors including an Easter Bunny sporting a black cat, jack o' lantern and mask and a Witch who hops in giving eggs as presents.
Surprises in the Pumpkin Patch:
Crowd pleasers Elmo and Zoe are left to fend for themselves in a pumpkin patch where they are set upon by some "Surprise Monsters."
I really tried to make THIS short sound imposing, but that's as best as I can do.
Two generic teens head into an old house and explain away the noises they hear in THIS quickie.
Bones Inside of You:
And what would a Sesame Street Halloween countdown be without an appearance by The Count?
Boring, that's what.
HERE our favorite, non-cereal, non-blood sucking counting vampire sings about those breakable things inside of each and every one of us. Except cephalopods.
If you're looking for some Halloween fun to keep on your shelf, there are a couple of Sesame Street Halloween specials out there, none of which I've yet seen, but c'mon it's SESAME STREET!
Check out the Amazon links below to purchase Sesame Street: A Magical Halloween Adventure and Sesame Street: Elmo Says Boo. Or you can save yourself a few bucks by getting the Sesame Street: Halloween Bonus Pack which includes both discs at a savings.
Lastly, but not leastly, and because I can't find anyplace else to put it HERE is a link to some printable Sesame Street Halloween coloring book pages thanks to i-love-cartoons.com. Sure they're for kids, but see if you can resist the urge to grab your orange Crayola and attack that pic of Oscar the Grouch with a grumpy jack o' lantern next to his trash can...