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When you outgrew Sesame Street...

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Philo and Gunge, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover New Member

    Come to think of it,I've recently taped episodes of Mr.Rogers'Nieghborhood.Not to mention,I've got all kinds of kiddie shows in my VHS library.I can see where eveyone is coming from on this thread.Whether you're too old for stuff like Sesame Street or not is really up to you. ;)
  2. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    So Philo and Gunge,Does your Mom still say you're too old for Sesame Street???? :p
  3. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Does She Philo and Gunge?? Loke at Post#44.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm more conserned that SS is becoming too YOUNG for me (Darn season 33... :p )

    A lot of stuff I feel I appreciate more as an adult... especially 80's things like GArbage Pail Kids... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... Kinnikuman/M.U.S.C.L.E.S... That sort of thing. I mean, my favorite CD in my collection is Sesame Road...

    Personally, I love watching the old specials and such... especially "Put Down the Duckie." The part at the end with McNeil (of the newshour) interviewing Cookie Monster... Cookie calling him "Mr. McLeher," and saying "Me not eat one cookie... NOT O-O-O-ONE that me tummy didn't order me to eat."

    Heck... I feel Sesame Street is WASTED on kids! The psycological complexity of Ernie and Bert sketches... the well thought out pop culture satires... the intercret workings of certain puppets... I feel it's more facinating as an adult than it ever was as a kid!
  5. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    i think you might understand more things on SS when your past the target age.
  6. Nope, once when I was exiercizing she put on SS. I was shocked, she must have given up on here whole Sesame opinion with me still watching it.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Heh heh heeh that'll show her! You won the war, good chum.....

    (for best results read post in Adam West voice!) :p :(
  8. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Member

    That is a pain I know only too well!
    Well, I have something like that. I wouldn't call it autism, but I do remember having to go to a special school which was a really terrible place. And I think that the cruel way they treated me there really hurt my self-esteem. And it didn't help that Dad was an unsympethetic jerk who used to go crook at me for everything. So when people told me Sesame Street was a baby show and I should stop watching it, I took that very personally. Not only did my father do it but my brothers and cousins (All on my father's side) picked on me too. But now thanks largely to the internet where I discovered other adults that liked Sesame Street, I don't care what anyone thinks what they think anymore. I mean, we are talking about people who only speak the name of Jesus when they swear, and as a Christian, I object to that.
  9. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member


    Man oh man. I've said it before, probably, but I don't see any reason why people have to stop liking what they've always liked for the sake of "growing up." People deny themselves so much because they care what other people think. Isn't part of maturity knowing who you are and being comfortable with it no matter what? I have so much respect for everyone here, and anyone else in the world who can truly be himself/herself. Go you!!
  10. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    it's too bad. i can understand why some people might think it's strange for people who are older to wach a kids show. i've often thought that myself even though i've done it a lot myself. even with SS and can relate to people who think it's strange. but people shouldn't put you down for it.
  11. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Member

    Thanks guys. You really put my father and brothers to shame!
  12. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    What's Out Of This Program and Nanco Cookie Monster Plush About :confused:
  13. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    Well, I was just talking with this girl from this other forum that I'm a member of. And she does respect my interest in SS, but she says that I shouldn't go overboard with it. That is, she thinks that I should try to limit my SS, so that I don't have to watch it every day. But I told her that I don't feel that way, because I love the show too much to do that. Have people told you this? Or have any of you seen psychologists?
  14. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    I don't think people should have to limit their enjoyment of something that brings them joy and doesn't hurt anyone. I say, if you wanna watch Sesame Street everyday, go ahead and watch it everyday! People would never say that to someone who watched everyday with a three-year-old, even if the parent was getting just as much enjoyment out of it. That's one of the things that makes Sesame Street so great!
  15. jrod

    jrod New Member

    I don't get teased for liking "Sesame Street". I wear my Elmo face shirt a lot(wore it onstage last week n got compliments) and my Bert n Ernie "Math is Fun" shirt. I have 2 SS dvds and a hidden Elmo's World dvd lol. I also have an Elmo plush(aww heh) and I got a birthday card with Elmo on the front.
  16. jrod

    jrod New Member

    I also watch SS because of nostalgia reasons. I anxiously wait for classic sketches and songs to appear! BTW, the first season on ninja turtles (87-88) will be released april 20 on dvd!!!!!
  17. DancingLauren

    DancingLauren New Member

    Yeah, for me, Sesame Street is one of my normal quirks, so my mom doesnt care. Actually, she loves Ernie and Bert, so it doesnt phase her. I think secretly she LIKES my SS dvds ;) I also like Fisher Price Little People and Barbie too, (IM A COLLECTOR!) so...yeah :)
  18. kermiejam

    kermiejam New Member

    i outgrew ss when i was mmmmmmmm 9 or 10 cuz my grandmother used 2 babysit kids younger than i but thats when i guess the kids started watching nick jr and quit watching ss but sometime in the mid 90s it just got boring i have a cookie monster and an ernie doll i used 2 have ss books when i was younger
  19. sesamelover

    sesamelover New Member

    You're never too old!!!

    Sesame Street is a great show for everyone!
    I'm going on 33, and I still love it as much as I did when I was 2!

    A lot of the jokes are geared to adults...no toddler or pre-schooler is going to understand "8 balls of fur" (great balls of fire) or "Polly Darton" (Dolly Parton)
    They don't recognize Whoopi Goldberg, or The Spin Doctors when the make an appearance!
    It's adult intertainment geared towards children!!!
    My mother is 56, she has a Cookie Monster cookie jar, and a stuffed Kermit on her couch in the family room!
    You are never too old for a great program like that! No matter what your mother says! :p :(
  20. biojen

    biojen New Member

    The great thing about being a parent

    The wonderful thing about being the parent of a preschooler now is that I get to see Sesame Street and have an excuse for doing it! Plus- I get to fill my daughters room with all of the toys I didn't have as a child. I only wish she could see some of the old episodes that I saw as a child in the early/mid seventies. How does one go about "trading" for episodes when just starting out?


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