I mentioned in last week’s update how I prefer Sesame Street over Blue’s Clues because of the kind of subtle jokes they slip in for the sake of adults. I was reminded of this fact during one episode of Elmo’s World show this week. Every week the little red guy picks a topic for the show by announcing that “Elmo has been thinking about ______!” On this particular show, Elmo was thinking about balls.
“Hehe,” I thought. “Elmo’s thinking about balls.” And then I let it go, because I’m not twelve.
Then came the part of Elmo’s routine where he wanted to learn more about balls, so he decided to turn on the T.V. and watch The Ball Channel. This is all par for the course with a Muppet handicap. Then I kid you not, the narrator for The Ball Channel says:
“What would the world be like if balls didn’t bounce? People would be testy!”
Sesame Street is frickin’ awesome.
Here, let’s just start with pictures:
The first thing you may notice here is Sam wearing her Eskimo Joe’s tee shirt, which I bought her last time I was in Oklahoma. Eskimo Joe’s is some little eatery in Stillwater, Oklahoma that has become locally famous for some reason, to the point that the Oklahoma state constitution mandates that every 8th person wears one of their tee shirts. Ger and I own multiple Eskimo Joe’s shirts, and we thought it time Sam acknowledge her Oklahoma roots.
I also like the picture of Sam where she’s playing with her Mega Blocks. These things, by the way, have turned out to be one of the best Sam-related investments we’ve made since her polio inoculations. She loves building with these things, and will routinely build towers as tall as she is, as pictured here.