Top Five Classic Sesame Street Videos
My daughter’s Elmo Embargo is over. (Not that it was ever particularly well enforced.) She’s now allowed to watch Elmo videos. During these Elmo video sessions (thankfully) we’ve stumbled upon the occasional classic non-Elmo Sesame Street video. Videos that I remember watching on Sesame Street, many years, if not decades ago. So here they are, five of the best classic non-Elmo Sesame Street videos. Or at least the ones that I remember from my childhood.
Rubber Duckie is the Casablanca of Sesame Street videos, a simple ode to everyone’s favourite bathtime friend, the rubber ducky. I challenege you to see a rubber duck and not hum a few bars.
Yip Yip Phones
If rubber ducky is Sesame Street’s Casablanca, then the Yip Yips are its cult classic. These martians who are slowly discovering Earth’s inventions are a riot. My daughter’s become hip to the Yip too. Now when we watch their videos, she mimics their familiar sound. Yip. Yip. Uh huh.
During my childhood, I was fascinated with all the bath toys that Ernie had in this video. During my adulthood, I’m more fascinated by the presence of a member of Bert’s extended unibrowed family.
Before even rewatching this video, I remembered Ernie’s classic fishing technique. Sadly, it never worked in real life angling situations.
C is for Cookie
What else would C be for! It’s a classic Cookie Monster video from back when cookies were more than just a sometimes snack. I may or may not have had this song on my iPod pre-baby.
Judging from the contents of the classic list, I grew up in the Bert and Ernie phase of Sesame Street. My daughter missed that phase, but thanks to YouTube I show tell her how much cooler these retro videos are than all those Elmos.