Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sesame Street is my new favorite show (oh, and Tommy's, too)

Um, Tommy is totally into ELMO right now, and so I've seen a lot of Sesame Street lately, mostly in fast forward, so's we can get to the goldfish, Dorothy, right quick. But I slowed down just in time to see this, people:



"It must be those angles, put a smile on your face. Not to mention the hypotenuse." 

Is hilarious, people. SAHM hilarious, anyway. Which, of course, might not be hilarious at all, because I've been cut off from the outside world and forced to watch things like Barney, Yo Gabba Gabba, and something I don't know the name of, but is obviously trying to gravy train The Wiggles. And I know it is unbelievable, but those people are MORE ANNOYING THAN THE WIGGLES. I'm getting a bit misty-eyed, wishing for something catchy like "fruit salad."

So I guess what I'm trying to say is: thanks, Sesame Street. Thanks for throwing me a bone.

Cause again today, they had a song called "Plain White T" to the tune of "Hey there, Delilah." I can't find it on the internets yet, but let me quote a bit from verse 3 for you:

Hey there that's Tina
She's a T wearing a tube top
and a terrific tam-o-shanter
yes, she's T number three
and I decree
her, Tim and me,
we are all T's
the letter T.

OOH, I'm the letter T...
and she, she's the letter T.
And he, he's the letter T
We make the 'tuh' sound guaranteed

Tuh, tuh, tuh, tuh, tuh, tuh...

If you've got it on your TIVO, you should check it out. Because it is pretty awesome.

19 comments:

stacey @ tree, root, and twig said...

I find it SOOOO charming when popular artists make their way to Sesame Street. I remember seeing this particular episode and thought it was just adorable. Good on them!

This is me said...

The Imagination Movers.

(The guys ripping off The Wiggles.)

I hate them.

Cool celebs on Sesame Street rock.

Literally.

Valerie said...

seriously... i saw this seasame street like a year or so ago and i am not ashamed to admit that i rewound it like three times!

seasame rocks. it is how i know how to count to 10 in spanish.

Melissa Bastow said...

Well, that was just a magical Sesame Street moment. I almost cried...
Ok, not really. But I haven't seen that one, so I'm feeling completely bummed that I could have also missed the tube top T song as well. I usually blog during Sesame Street....I've learned a valuable lesson today.

CASSIE said...

Drew and I saw that one to!...totally the highlight of the day!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Thanks for sharing--my kids are all beyond Sesame Street and I can see that I am so missing out!

chlojo said...

I've also seen many great names on the Street lately. Love that they are keeping us SAHM's in mind when they do their programming.

rachel said...

My 18 month old and I just got done watching Andrea Bocelli (sp?) singing Elmo to sleep with "Time to Say Goodnight" like 57 times. She is enthralled and I get dinner made. It's a win win situation. And I love the James Blunt one too :)

CassiB said...

We are going sans tivo right now, so it is pbs or qubo and really I don't miss nick or disney. Sesame street is an everyday thing in my house as I have a 2 and almost 3 yr old that I watch during the day. How sad I would be without them because my youngest is in kindergarten. Sugarland was on today or maybe it was yesterday you know sahm brain. I love the T song and the triangle song the have been in my head all day.
I totally agree about the imagination movers.

sue q said...

Hey, I'm lucky to finally have my digital converter box, let alone tivo. I'm lucky to have a cell phone, even. But I love the celeb spots on Sesame Street, and this one is a classic. So many other PBS shows are simply an insult to my children's intelligence. A large, styrofoam dinosaur? Shapeless alien creatures? Little people with televisions implanted in their bellies? Sorry. Not in my house.

Kellie Buckner said...

That was so cute. I really want to find the Plain White Tees one. If you find it, let us know!

Jolene said...

Not too long ago, someone sent me a Sesame Street video of Norah Jones singing "Don't know why Y didn't come" and then the letter Y comes at the end. Whenever I hear that song now, I think of the Sesame Street version - and I think I like it better.

LisAway said...

Oh this was excellent. Perfect way to start my day. Man I miss Sesame Street. Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

wonder woman said...

Love sesame street and their special guests. Alicia Keys and Elmo singing "Fallin'" is probably my favorite. (Can't remember what the spoof is.) My kids fortunately don't like the shows with "real" people in them - only the cartoons.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

OMG, I'm loving this! I love when they throw us mommies a bone. Oh, and Imagination Movers...horrible!

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Renae said...

I loved the one with R.E.M. singing "Shining Happy Monsters". "Put Down the Duckie" is pretty great too.
And Yo Gabba Gabba is torture.

Lorie said...

Nice! I am going to have to start watching Sesame Street!

Pam said...

My favorites have always been the celeb singers making over their songs for the sake of learning.
One of my favorites is the one with Aaron Neville and Ernie singing the one about the moon (oh I can't think of the name of it right now, darn) not that I really love Aaron Neville normally but there is just something about him singing that song with Ernie that I just can't not love. Go Sesame Street - you rock!

Anonymous said...

BTW, after also not finding the Letter T song on the internets, I pulled it from my DVR and posted it on YouTube. Enjoy.

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