Monday, November 19, 2007
More from the 70s...
If you, like me, were born in the 1970s, you watched Sesame Street.
Scratch that, you LOVED Sesame Street.
Especially the muppets.*
Except that one big, whiny, yellow one that just annoyed the ABSOLUTE FUCK out of you.
Sorry, Carrol Spinney, I loved you as Oscar the Grouch. And I loved all of the other monsters. I have, on many occasions, imitated Cookie Monster (both the voice and the vice.) Unlike many others of my generation, I remember Harry Monster and Telly Monster. I also adored Grover, even though he was wishy-washy and sounded suspiciously like Yoda from Star Wars ... and I knew Elmo way before he was ticklish.
But just like that shirt that came out when I was in high school with Burt doing Ernie, there are some things that you just can't help laughing at...
*Disclaimer: I am a vegetarian. I've also never eaten a muppet.