Hard to believe that Sesame Street is over 40 years old. Most children’s television shows don’t last more than two to three seasons. And you would think that a 40-year-old show would be outdated—especially since it has to compete with newer shows like Dora the Explorer (bleh!).
But Sesame Street proves that not only can an old dog learn new tricks, but it can keep performing the old tricks just as well. Sesame Street is timeless because its method of teaching children basic life skill through fun is timeless. Even after 40 years, Sesame Street is still able to teach children how to read, write, and count—something the public school system is failing to do.
Sesame Street was one of my favorite shows growing up; and it still holds a special place in my heart today. So to commemorate this special occasion, here are a few of my favorite Sesame Street moments: