I thought I'd start a thread on segments that hardly have any educational value. It seems like most segments about baths, especially songs, don't really teach much. They seem to just encourage taking a bath. I didn't notice any educational content in Ernie and Bert's first skit from the first epsiode. Though in part 2, Ernie sings Everybody Wash, which is sort of a play-along song. And the word "Wash" appears on screen. And I have recently noticed that the "W" is in a different font than the rest of the word, and it actualy wiggles. I wonder if this song was subliminally advertising the letter W (which seemed to be the highest-paying sponsor for the first episode ) I can't really tell what Rubber Duckie is supposed to teach. And is Do De Rubber Duck supposed to teach kids that they should dance in the bath tub, and have as many of their friends dancing in the tub with them at the same time? It seems like most dancing segments don't really teach much. Perhaps they teach creativity, since many dance numbers feature dances created especially for the songs. Are the sketches where Ernie talks to Bert about his day at the zoo,a dn the sketch where Ernie has a weird phone conversation that ends up being the wrong number, supposed to teach anything (I haven't seen those sketches)? And I can't realy think of any educational value that appears in Sesame Street News: Rupunzel. It seems like some of the early song covers just barely have educational value. In the middle of Octopuses Garden, the singer takes the time to point out that an octopus has eight legs, and counts them. I don't know whether As I Was Going to St. Yves was a cover or not, but in that one, the boy holds up a number seven throughout the song, though it doesn't really teach the number seven (he mentions several things that there were sevedn of in his song). And what the $^& is Mahna Mahna supposed to teach? It also seems like Lulu's Back in Town doesn't realy teach anything. I guess it could teach kids about fear, though the singer doens't fear Lulu at all, and the people who are frightened by Lulu don't ever get over their fear. And is Windy educational (I know that there's a non-US version on You Tube, but an english-language version is a bit hard to come by)?