Sesame Street 40th Anniversary

Jim Henson was lucky.

His strange puppet thing fell into place so sweetly when it joined forces with Sesame Street.

The fortieth anniversary of the show was the occasion for a really cool NPR’s Fresh Air today.

Jim Henson had mentioned, in correspondence with friends, that at his funeral he’d like certain songs played.

Caroll Spinney, enlivener of Big Bird, attended Henson’s  goodbye in costume and sang It’s Not Easy Being Green. Let yourself imagine that and there will be tears.

I learned today from Terry Gross’s Fresh Air was that one of the songs Henson mentioned was Lydia the Tattooed Lady.

If you do not know this song get thee to a showing of The Philadelphia Story. Rent it from Netflix. Go there now. They have a fabulous trailer that will sell you.

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