research Sesame Workshop continually does research testing to see what works and what does't work with the show. This was reinforced by another independent study that revealed that children are watching T.V. at a younger age then ever before. (This study is teh reason why you have so many shows now aimed at that level - Teletubbies, Boobahhs Etc). SS made a conscience decsision to now focus on this audience as they thaught it would help them be more prepared for Preschool. Cheebo: (Sorry to keep picking on you) I actually meant the 25th ann. TV special. I keep meaning to buy the DVD, but because I heard it's a edited version of the special and keep putting it off. I have an old copy of the 20th Ann. show. I'm in the process of transferring all my Muppet tapes to DVD. Shoot me an e-mail and I will make a dup. when I'm done for you. - Yes it really is as good as everyone keeps harping about.