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Sesame Street on Daytime Emmy Awards

The cast of Sesame Street made an appearance on the Daytime Emmy Awards over the weekend. Can you believe that Sesame Street has been around for 40 years? (Daytime Emmy actually has only been around for 36 years.) There was a video montage and of course, the Sesame Street cast singing a song. The puppet characters that made an appearance on stage are Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Oscar, Telly and Big Bird. (The human characters like Maria and Gordan are there too, but somehow I do a better job naming the puppets. :-P)

(If you can’t see the embedded video, view it at

This year, Daytime Emmy gave the Life Time Achievement Award to Sesame Street. And I was a little disappointed at first, because they handed the trophy to the producer. Of course, that’s the way they should do it, but I can’t help but wonder how much fun it would be if they handed it to a puppet. I think Elmo would be so excited and going “Yay! Yay!” and Cookie Monster would probably eat it.

Yeah! They should do that! Someone should hand the trophy to Cookie Monster so he can eat it! That’s what I would love to see! Oh well, but it’s probably the right decision to let the producer take the trophy instead of Cookie Monster.

But let me just say that I was still pleased with the ending, which I’ll let you watch for yourself.

PS. At the end of the song, the puppeteers come out from wherever they were hiding and stand together with the rest of the cast. They stood with the puppets still in their arms, while the producer gave a brief speech. At this point, although the song’s already over, the puppet characters did not just hang there looking dead. They still look attentive, and curious as ever to their surroundings. The puppeteers weren’t paying full attention to the puppets, but it has become instinctive to these puppeteers (or their arms) to continue to make the puppets look full of life. I think that’s a wonderful thing to watch.

(via Puppeteers Unite)


  1. September 4th, 2009 | 4:44 am

    Wow, it’s older than me. I guess I knew that, though. I can’t believe its THAT old.

    Stacie’s last blog post..Experience has taught me that now is a bad time to say: “It can’t get any worse.”

  2. September 5th, 2009 | 2:31 am

    And it’s still going on, unlike Reading Rainbow.

  3. September 5th, 2009 | 3:51 am

    I miss reading rainbow…

    RYC: Once upon a time, I worked with a super-douchey guy who had, like, a million Chinese / Japanese characters tattoo’ed on him, and he would always brag about how they meant things like “powerful” and “handsome” etc. A few months went by, and we hired a Korean man everyone called Sammi. Douchey would always ask Sammi if he was Japanese because it annoyed him. One day, at lunch, Sammi got sick of Douchey and said “All your tattoo say things like “mean man” and “jerk” and “little girl”. How you like that?” and Douchey was all defensive and snippy for a few days, and then finally came back to lunch and was like “but you’re Korean, you don’t know Japanese!” and Sammi smiled and said “I guess that means you’re gonna stop calling me Jap now, huh?”

    Stacie’s last blog post..To Tattoo or Not To Tattoo, That Is The Question

  4. September 6th, 2009 | 1:09 am

    Haha, I like that story. :-) Messing with douchebag’s mind is always fun.

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