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Do you feel bad for liking Sesame Street?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by ssetta, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Exactly. I mean, seriously, who gives a rats? Whoever does, they have too much time on their hands. I mean, there are more things important, y'know? They should... find a hobby or something. XP But seriously, if you like something, don't be afraid to admit and if someone "does not approve" (...pfft)- blow them! Tell them to get a life! I wish people could respect eachother's opinions more, y'know?
  2. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I agree. I mean not all girls can be that way, and guys can be that way. It's just that from what I gather is that guys can be mean just to be mean and not really have a reason, while some girls can be mean over little things that don't matter all that much in the long run.

    I don't know? I mean somtimes the girl/guy dynamic differ from the girl/girl or guy/guy one. There's that old saying that girls can be so stubborn that when there mind is made up, that's it, or that that can keep up too much drama and not let things go so easily, not let you live things down. I don't mean to sound like I'm putting down women or anything, but some generalizations can be based of some truths, you know? But guys can certainly be just like that too. And you are right that it all depends on the person.

    There's just the sigma that with guys, it's more physical. and with girls it's more emotional and that is what is driving something like a grunge. It's like that emotional is more important them that physical. It's like guys can argue over something, but a guy will be more upset about being hit in the eye that what they were auguring over, where with girls, it's more the reason behind being hit rather than the actually hit itself. A guy will fight over the eye while a girl will keep up an argument over the reason behind the eye. :p
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't bother me, since it's basically that way now. :D

    I wouldn't see why this should still be a problem. I thought this was the era of the geeky nostalgia boom coming back... people wearing Transformer T-Shirts, begging people to put 80's cartoons on DVD... and yes, I've seen a LOT of interest in the muppets lately. Heck, the comic book sold out near me in most of the comic shops I went to.

    I don't feel bad about anything I watch, nor should I. Anyone that dismisses Sesame Street's 40 years of service (being the longest running kid's show still on TV), and millions of fans across the world probably watches garbage like The Biggest Loser, making snarky comments about the fat contestants (as per the show's REAL premise... but that's another story for another day)... or worse... watching vicious stuff like something with Steve-O or online internet Bum fights and teenage Girl fights. Only thing that I didn't like about SS when I was in high school was the Tickle Me Elmo craze.

    Sure, often times a skit will come on that gets me saying "I'm too old for this (Stuff! I said Stuff)." But that's rare, and it never has a Muppet in it. But other than that, I watch it to appreciate the puppeteers acting while pulling off their suspension of disbelief. I watch the animations and admire the hard working animators and voice actors bust their wrists and vocal chords to bring something even more lifeless (drawings) to life. I admire the craftmanship of the writing, and see where the writers actually want the adults to pay attention.

    Remember, Kid's shows are often written by literary majors, and have a higher rate of esoteric humor than even the best adult shows. Need I mention Bullwinkle and the Ruby Yacht of Omar Kayam again?
  4. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    I've watched SS since around 3 years old. I just turned 39, and I still turn on SS from time to time. I have never felt bad or ashamed for liking something that has given me enjoyment all of my life.:halo:
  5. Crazy31088

    Crazy31088 Member

    I don't buy the whole "you have to leave behind everything from your childhood as you grow up" mindset. Some things, yeah, you don't need to keep with you forever, but that isn't everything. If you still enjoy something, or get positive feelings out of a show from your childhood, I say there is absolutely no reason why you should give up watching it. I do, however, believe that you should add new stuff to your life as you grow up. But that isn't replacing the old stuff, that is merely broadening your horizons.

    Though I do think some things are better left unsaid to certain people, such as liking a kids show excessively. Close friends, family, sure, tell them, but with acquaintences, it can look weird and throw them off. People close to you see it as just one aspect of you, but people who don't know you well could be quite put off. It's none of their business, anyway, as far as I'm concerned, especially if they wouldn't understand.
  6. zns

    zns Active Member

    My parents will tell you that I am obsessed with everything Henson realted, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I guess the reason why all of us here love Jim and his creations is because there is just some sort of quality about it all that makes it feel special. It's not like where people that are Star Trek or D.C. Comic fanatics get so hyped about those things (I hope that dosn't sound offensive to any of you guys and if it does, sorry :o), but we all have our own interests. To me, what makes the Muppets different than anything else is the fact that those characters are so unique in their own individual way, that they're almost like real people whom we can relate to easily in one way or another. I think that's mainly the reason why we love them so much. Of course, I as well as many of you reading this, stay as open minded as possible to other things in life. Me personaly, God comes first.
  7. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    When I was around 10 and a teenager, I kept liking Sesame Street a secret from my schoolmates. But when I became an adult, I've had a couple of co-workers who liked Sesame Street too. Mainly because they enjoy it with their kids.

    And Sesame Street Old School is a DVD series made for adults to enjoy their childhood memories. :)
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    And to show their kids there was life before Elmo's World. Hehe ;)
  9. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I don't care what anyone thinks or says. It won't ever make me feel bad or stupid. I'm going to keep watching it till the day i die. So you can stuff that in your pipe and smoke it!
  10. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Member

    sesame street has plenty of messages everyone can relate to. if you watch the archive of american television interview of roscoe orman on youtube, he talks about getting letters from adults who were going through tough times and flipped on the tv and happened to find sesame street and it STILL made them feel better. many of the messages, like everyone makes mistakes, or that it's okay to feel blah sometimes, are ones everyone needs to hear, just they seldom hear them in adult-oriented material.

    the more i watch sesame street, the more i see the lessons aimed at adults, too. for instance, the humans always model how to treat kids as the intelligent and creative people they are rather than talking down to them. plus, the adults viewers can relate to the cast, too. the Love in the Fix-It Shop episode is brilliant--where Maria and Luis are in love so both Big Bird and Bob get all excited about the prospect of them getting married, and Maria & Luis keep trying (unsuccessfully) to say they haven't decided to do anything of the sort! my marital status is about like maria in that episode, and i wish all my relatives would watch that and realize that while everyone means well, adults are just as bad as kids when it comes to pestering young couples... of course, bob is on the other end of it in the episode where gabi is born, when telly is worried they'll be too much excitement because it's only a matter of time before bob & linda have a baby, and gina is like what? you're going to have a baby? and bob & linda are like, woah, time out--no. no we're not.
  11. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Active Member

    Its kind of mixed with me. I like Sesame Street, and I don't feel bad, and I've told quite a few people. But on the other hand, I don't roll into school and yell it for everyone to hear. Crazy31088 sid it right, its really no ones buissness if you like a certin thing. Asking "Why do you watch kiddie shows?" is like asking "Why do you watch reality shows?". Both answeres are mostlikely the same, "Because I like them."
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah I mean you don't have to feel obligated to let everyone know. It's your own thing in the end. I think people are just saying you shouldn't be ashamed either. :)
  13. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Active Member

    Exactly. I'm not ashamed one bit. Heck, if I was, I wouldn't have even joined this fourm, let alone make "Colbynfriends" my usernames for the other websites I'm a part of.
  14. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    That's good, then. :) I go to a... all-girls school. You get used to it quite quickly, though. Because of this, I don't talk to the opposite sex as much, but when I talk to my brother's friends they think it's really cool that I like clasic rock and stuff- which is lovely and a change from the reaction I'm used to getting from a lot of girls. I agree, it does depend on the individual, though. That's terrible that the guys gave you a hard time fer liking The Beatles, gah- they'll nitpick anything, won't they? :mad:

    I totally know where you're coming from there. Even with my age-group geeky nostelgia is back. On casual clothes days and stuff you see a lot of girls where Hanna-Barbera/SSt/80s t-shirts. Being a retro-nerd myself, I can't help but go up to them and comment. But what I've picked up on is that they're not even aware of the character that they're wearing. Like, a person was wearing a Penalope Pitstop top and told me they didn't even know who she was (!). The same thing has happened with SSt, The Banana Splits, Rainbow Brite, Gumby... the list goes on. Gets a bit annoying after a while, though.
  15. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah sometimes guys really appreciate girls who like quirky things, hehe. Whereas some girls just want the world to be bland, hehe. ;)
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE that, man... it's been going on since the early 90's Bugs Bunny shirts. That's why they had to make Tweety wear girl's clothes dispite the fact (and this has been verified, even in the Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries series) Tweety is a Boy. Man, that stuff never sat well with me, though I did enjoy all the LT shirts they used to have.
  17. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Amen! Yeah, I never got that, either. Tweety's a male and yet he's only on girls' clothes thesedays, sometimes dressed in girls' clothes, too! I also hate it how most band/game tops are fer guys and not gals. Seriously! Where I live (reknowned fer it's fashion) it's hard to find a top of The Doors or Pink Floyd in a girls size. Secondly, I'm jealous of my brother because all the Marvel/DC/old-school games tops are in his size! it's like, "girls arn't into that sort of thing". I mean... even most Muppet tops are fer guys!
  18. Soul H

    Soul H New Member

    Not at all. I kept it to myself at school. But my brothers on the other hand, used to put me down for watching it. :( But when they learned about my Aspergers' Syndrome they understood completely.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have a sister who loves that stuff (the old School games and comics anyway) and I'm constantly putting an eye out for that stuff. I've seen some Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, and Wolverine ones. I also have seen (just yesterday, in fact) a Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends shirt that I've only seen available for girls. Hey, I like Bloo and Eduardo too. Of course, I only really have seen that sort of stuff at Hot Topic and Kohl's (since I don't actually have to go to that section, since there's always displays outside that aisle). As for Tweety, dude... give the Bird back the mallet and dynamite sticks. We need to stop playing his cuteness, and start playing how vicious that little guy is.
  20. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Yesterday, my sepical-ed teacher and sepical-ed classmate said that they like Sesame Street. They said it can be funny at times. I'm glad that they like it!


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