A Sesame Street anniversary and Big Bird’s birthday is today. The Sesame Street anniversary is a huge anniversary. Big Bird’s Birthday is also celebrated, as Google features Big Bird’s legs.
Big Bird is a favorite character of many. He’s a creation of Jim Henson, the mastermind behind Sesame Street and the Muppets. Over generations, no other children’s television programming has been able to surpass that of Sesame Street and the Muppets.
Big Bird’s birthday is very important. Michelle Obama is even a fan of Sesame Street, and considers one of the best things she’s done in the White House so far was to visit Sesame Street to talk about nutritious living.
Michelle Obama liked Sesame Street so much that according to the Christian Science Monitor, she said “I’m thrilled to be here, but I was just at Sesame Street, I’m sorry,” she said to laughter.
“And I never thought I’d be on Sesame Street with Elmo and Big Bird, and I was thrilled. I’m still thrilled. I’m on a high,”
Michelle Obama isn’t the only high-profile name celebrating Big Bird’s birthday. Google even featured Big Bird on their Google Doodle. Recent Google doodles that have made headlines include an Einstein Google Doodle commemorating the geniuses birthday, a barcode Google Doodle commemorating the invention of the barcode, crop circles Google Doodle, and a paranormal Google Doodle celebrating “War of the Worlds.”
Over the past 40 years, people have watched and loved characters of Sesame Street. Remember Tickle Me Elmo? That was a hot toy back in the day, and you were lucky if you could even get your hands on one. In fact, when I was a kid I got stuck with a “Tickle Me Cookie Monster” because my parents couldn’t find a Tickle Me Elmo.
It’s amazing to see television programming continue on a quality track for 40 years. This means that some parents, grandparents, and children all grew up on the same show – Sesame Street.
How can you celebrate Big Bird’s birthday? You can celebrate Big Bird’s birthday and Sesame Street’s anniversary by making your own Sesame Street themed cupcakes or sheet cake. You can also get on to Web sites such as Sprout.com and print free coloring pages. Have your child make Big Bird a birthday card!
Hopefully Big Bird’s 40th birthday isn’t the last of Big Bird’s milestones. Sesame Street is high-quality children’s programming that is both educational and entertaining.
Christian Science Monitor http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2009/05/06/michelle-obamas-favorite-thing-sesame-street/