Thursday, November 03, 2005

I just might be able to get into this whole Sesame Street thing

I'm not sure, but I think the Boo is the only baby in America that cannot be bothered with Baby Einstein videos. You know, those dumb ass videos involving overpriced toys being played with by hand puppets, all to the classics. I guess he won't be getting those extra 30 IQ points that supposedly come along with watching the videos.

Don't get me wrong. The kid will watch TV. Senate Confirmation Hearings, yes. Food for Oil scandal stories on CNN, yes. Mansfield Park, yes. Little puppets dancing to Bach, no dice.

But desperate times call for desperate measures. I mean, how steady will the confirmation hearings be? Long enough for me to vacuum while Ted Kennedy's colossal head captivates my infant and maintains his rapt attention? What about the dusting? Forget about the dusting. What about next month when I have to vacuum again?

So I started to TiVo Sesame Street. It has lots to offer. I learned my first Beatles song thanks to Sesame Street.

"Letter B, letter B, letter B, letter B. She whispers "Buh-buh-buh means Letter B."

When I turned it on the other day (after my approximate 28 year sabbatical), I got the 2003 rerun with the Goo Goo Dolls singing "Pride," to the tune of one of my all-time favorites, "Slide."

(Sung by Johnny) Elmo, whisper in my ear,
I really wanna hear,
The things you did today
That satisfied you...

(Sung by Elmo) Elmo reached the highest shelf,
He got dressed by himself,
And Elmo wants to say
He's filled with pride, yeah!

(Sung by Johnny) When you've done the best you could,
You feel really, really good!
You're feelin' that pride!
Yeah, gonna feel that pride...
You helped your mother bake a pie,
You fell and didn't cry,
You made your bed and said

Your ABC's

(Sung by Elmo)Elmo learned to tie his shoe,
He added two and two,
Elmo drank up all his milk
And ate his peas!

(Sung by Johnny) When you've done the best you could,
You feel really, really good!
You're feelin' that pride!
Ooh, pride...
And you can be the monster that you
Dreamed you'd always be.

(Sung by Elmo) Elmo's feelin' that nothing can stop him!

(Sung by Johnny) Elmo nothing is beyond you,
Let those good thoughts fill your head,
You are furry, proud and red!

(Sung by Elmo) one can top him!

(Sung by Johnny) And he's so proud!

(Sung by John) Be the best that you can be...

(Sung by Elmo) Elmo is so proud of ME!

Nothing like Johnny Rzeznik to take a song about a knocked up girl and remake it into a song that uses the line "You're furry, proud and red."

D came in as I was playing it for the millionth time. In fact, the last time I watched a scene this many times was the volleyball scene in Top Gun (thank you, Rick Rossovich, aka "Slider"). I felt like I just been caught pulling my underwear out of my butt at church.

Thank you, Johnny, for reminding me that I can be the monster I always dreamed that I could be.


Amy said...

I tivo'd that one as well and kept it...I thought it was "da bomb" :)

Yes, I'm that lame!!

Cath said...

I am laughing out loud at work right now.

Nothing like a dose of Johnny R. and Elmo to keep a girl's spirits up. A man and a muppet...together...signing.

Who cares what E thought about it -I think its hot!

amy said...

Wow ... I didn't know that the Goo had risen this far ... I hate to think I have missed such a stellar performance!!

Marel Lecone said...

You're really evolving, aren't you? Let me go ahead and burn the three disc compilation of Sesame Street's best!! I'm sure you'll love it. And, yes, Johnny is on there. And, so is Billy Joel and loads of others. Really, really, you'll love it!! heehee :)

missbhavens said...

I love me some Sesame Street. I was a big fan of the Spin Doctor's appearance and the "Two Princes" song transformed into a song about cooperation.

When I was a little chubby baby-thing apparantly the only show that would entertain me were the Watergate hearings. Let Boo have his CNN. Who knows what will come of it!

Random Vixen said...

Alas C1 is too old for the street, but I remeber many a day watching all my favorite pop people singing. She didn't like baby enstien either but would stare intently at the new adventures of winnie the pooh. Its all about PBS.

btw drop me an email about the blog idea. email's on my page under the pic.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

oh yes, seen that many times.."your feeling that pride"

all sorts of cool people are on there now...just wait..

I love Telly...I watch just for Telly..

and my baby loves to watch soaps..uggg..LOL

Laura said...

I love Sesame, however I find it alarming to see how much the actual people on that show have aged since my childhood..Yikes.

And I'm so laughing about the Ted Kennedy remark. That man probably cannot wear a crew neck tee shirt...