My kids hate Sesame Street. It has become stupid, though I don't know when. There's no more counting, no more letters, no more grown-ups guiding the kids--the grown-ups are friends, not authority figures.
And my kids don't like it.
Odysseus found that Amazon Prime streams classic Sesame Street. Season 1, even. Gordon has a 'fro, and mutton chops attached to a mustache.
I pulled it up this morning, and the theme song came on--the song remains the same, even if nothing else does--and the imp whines "Can we please watch something else? This is stupid."
I got him to give it a chance, and he's now entranced. It's a lot better, a lot more advanced, than the Sesame Street he's used to. I'm hoping it helps him like it did me when I was little. Although, I will freely admit that this particular episode (season 1, episode 1) is way before my time. I watched in the early '80s.
One difference that I'm already seeing, that the kids like better, is that Gordon is leading a little girl around, teaching her. And he's acting as an authority figure, not as a friend. That grants a security to children that the newer episodes totally lack.
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