Wednesday, November 11, 2009
One of my favorite lines in the original Muppet Movie is Big Bird's response when Kermit and Fozzie offer him a ride to Hollywood. "No, thanks. I'm on my way to New York to break into Public Television." Anyone watching the movie knows Big Bird and knows where he's going. Can you tell him how to get to Sesame Street?
When we were in Seattle last July, Chuck and I visited a traveling exhibit of Jim Henson's Muppets. Sesame Street, the Muppet Show, early commercials - you name it, it was covered. I couldn't take pictures inside the exhibit, so we took pictures (of course) of the advertising on the way in and on the way out. How to get to Sesame Street, in my book, leads straight to Jim Henson, with a good helping of Joe Raposo's tunes on the side.
And if muppet memories aren't enough, go visit Mir at Wantnot. She's doing her best to give away a DVD called Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days. Her contest expires tonight, so go on!