Category Archives: Sesame Street

Riddle Me This

When I first came across the term “riddles,” it was most likely referring to what you find in kids’ joke books, specifically puns or other simple jokes presented in question-and-answer format. You know, the “When is a door not a … Continue reading

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I’m Like a Bird

I Am Big Bird – A documentary about Caroll Spinney, the guy who’s been performing as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the beginning of Sesame Street back in 1969. While it’s really cool that he’s still doing this, … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Santa

Merry Christmas! Since the day is almost over, I might as well share my thoughts on a few Christmas movies and specials I watched this year. I Am Santa Claus (2014) – A documentary examining the lives of several people … Continue reading

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One True Parody

In a recent NPR interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic, he responds to a question about Cookie Monster‘s parody of “Call Me Maybe” with “Yeah, Cookie Monster is my No. 1 competition right now.” Apparently he’s forgetting that Cookie Monster did … Continue reading

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Head of the Dog That Bit You

The cynocephalus is a rather fancy name (or at least it sounds that way in English) for a rather simple concept, which is a person with the head of a dog. This is a theme that shows up quite frequently … Continue reading

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Sentimental Ernie

Apparently people have been citing shows like Will & Grace and Glee as reasons why the national attitude on homosexuality has changed, although whether that’s a good or a bad thing depends on who’s doing the citing. I’m surprised none … Continue reading

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Snuffle Off to Buffalo

It’s weird what you can turn up when you do just a brief Internet search for a commonly known topic. In this case, it’s that Mr. Snuffleupagus’ parents were going to get a divorce, but the episode didn’t test well … Continue reading

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