Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I may be going soft.

But, for some reason, I haven't been able to stop watching this over the past few days. I don't rightly recall what led me down the path that ended here, either, but I'm amazed and delighted by it to such a degree that I watch it, smile/laugh/giggle in unison with Joey (the impossibly cute little girl) ... then watch it again. I DO know that it comes off as a brilliant piece of children's programming, however; it feels wholly and completely spontaneous. We get to learn about the alphabet AND hear about Cookie Monster, all at once ... brilliant marketing, that. And that laugh ... oh, that laugh ... it's a good thing I am no father, for that giggle ... if it came out of a daughter o' mine, that is ... it'd have the power to melt my knees into goo every time I heard it. She'd laugh and I'd give her anything she wanted. I'd lasso the moon if she asked for it. Oh, and watch for when she nearly gives Kermit the bunny ears, then retracts. Favorite moment of the whole minute-long interaction, though? It happens at the 53 second mark, then continues right to the end.

Like I said, I may be going soft. That ... or I'm a man with far too many nieces.



13 comments:

SJ said...

Ahhh...

And I actually remember this one.

tim & brandi said...

My daughter enjoyed that. Thanks.

~b

Marie said...

SS used to do a lot of these spontaneous kid-and-Muppet interactions, and they are adorable. One of my other favorites was Grover and the kid called John-John. Frank Oz & Jim Henson were geniuses at comic improv, and they chose funny kids, too.

When I'm old and senile I hope they'll set me in my rocking chair and turn on the old-timey Sesame Street. Let me go out the way I came in. Counting down from 10...to 0.

Laura said...

Aaaaaw, D. Bless your little heart. That was the sweetest thing I've ever seen and the absolutely sweetest thing I've seen posted on a Manly Man's blog!

The McGuffin said...

Nah, you're not goin' soft. That was adorable. She has a natural comedic timing and an infectious laugh. Classic!

amberlynn said...

Valerie LOVED it. She wouldn't let me put her down and kept pointed to the computer screen and babbling. We watched all the other clips listed too. Little Val was glued to the screen.

Dainon. said...

I'm glad I'm making all you young mommies happy. Maybe I should change the entire direction of this here blog? Nothing but Sesame Street, all blog long ...

Dainon. said...

... or not. You never know, though.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a mommy and I'm still a fan. Cookie Monster Rules!

Sherpa said...

All Sesame Street all day long? Alright!

I actually remember that one too.

Sherpa said...

Also-I miss Jim Henson's voice.

Midge said...

Ok I read your post thinking yeah yeah yeah, seasame street we've all seen it. I totally started to tear up. Ah that's what I get for becoming a mom. And I hate to break it to you but I think you are becoming a little baby hungry yourself. Get one, There Great.
Except when they are still up at a quarter to 11 and your are exhausted.

sam said...

That is so sweet.