I used to watch the news or Morning Joe or Sportscenter in the morning, but those days are gone. Now I watch Sesame Street with my daughter, and I must say, it totally rocks…literally.
Helena loves Elmo, and knows Snuffy, Oscar, Zoe and the gang. For some reason she says Big Bird, with a Long Island accent “boid” even though her mother is from Detroit and I’m from Boston. Sesame Street has helped Helena learn her letters and numbers, and every so often there is something for grownups….and the children.
Celebrities make appearances every so often on “sessy” as Helena calls it. We just caught the Goo Goo Dolls singing with Elmo. The episode is actually 11 years old, but who is counting. The group sang a song called “Pride” written just for Elmo. Check it out on sesamestreet.org or youtube. It’s kind of catchy!
One of my favorite actors the perpetually goofy Ben Stiller also made a cameo and sang “who are the people in your neighborhood.” Both John Rzeznik and Stiller looked like they really enjoyed themselves.
The Mighty Might Bosstones also appeared years back, featuring a native of my hometown of Norwood, Massachusetts, Dickie Barrett.