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The Cookie Monster Alphabet

In case you or someone you know needs a little levity or pick-me-up today, might I suggest what might be the cutest thing that’s ever aired on television: a little girl named Joey and Kermit the Frog saying the alphabet.

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Drew McManus Edited

Amazing how many of these bits are stored deep inside my brain. I recall seeing this on Sesame Street many times when I was very small. I do not think I have seen it since, yet I still could anticipate each time she was going to say “Cookie Monster!”. Sesame Street started when I was about two years old, and my parents used to joke that I had it memorized (I guess that turns out not to be a joke!).

Side note: I also had a subscription to Sesame Street magazine from issue #1 until I’m-not-sure-when. For many years those issues were all stored in a closet at my parents’ house. I have no idea what happened to them—long gone now.

Chris Pultz

I'd love a follow-up on the young lady in this clip - or many other clips like this. Like Drew said above, these yound people are wedged in my brain from my own youth, and I am curious what became of them as they grew up?

Caroline G.

Your comment reminded me of this video of John John counting with Herry where they show him as a kid and then as a young adult.

Matthew Battles

I was struck by this watching the Henson documentary on Disney: there is this sense among Gen-Xers that our parents left us to our own devices. But these shows—Sesame Street, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, Electric Company, and a few others—took kids seriously as human beings. Between the patronizing and infantilization of archaic children's television and its algorithmic commodification, there was a brief humanistic era. That's a very coarse reading, for sure.

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Dirk Bergstrom

That's the most wholesome thing I've seen in weeks. Thank you.

Tim Gerdes Edited

One of the things that always struck me about the Muppets is that they're kind of like Santa Claus for adults. It's not particularly surprising that small children interact with the characters, not the performers. It's a testament to the characters Jim Henson and his merry band of misfits created that adults so easily forget the performer and interact with the characters. Muppets have hosted talk shows, gone to the White House, and performed in concert and people just accept and interact with them as if they're real. That is a rare and beautiful thing.

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