One of the added bonuses of having Liam around is getting to re-explore the landscape of children’s television. I’ve written before about my appreciation of Jack’s Big Music Show (which, again, is brilliant, though I wish they’d make more episodes already), but the show I may be having the most fun with is
Like the best Warner Brothers cartoons, there was always a lot of humor that zoomed right over the kids’ heads and aimed straight for the parents. That’s still there, thankfully, but it’s a little different now. Now,
There’ve been a lot of changes over the years around the block containing the brownstone at 123 Sesame Street – the Fix It Shop is now the Mail It Shop, Luis & Maria and Gordon & Susan’s kids are teenagers now, Gina is a veterinarian, Grover is a seasoned world traveler, and Elmo appears to rule the roost with an iron, furry fist – but there’s enough familiarity still there to make it seem as if very little time has passed since you were still firmly within the target demographic.
But if only they’d bring back the Noo Nee Noo Nee Noo typewriter. And maybe Billy Joe Jive, Super Crime Fighting Ace.