I grew up watching Sesame Street. I remember when nobody else could see Snuffy, seeing Bob in concert, crying when Mr. Hooper passed away, and dancing and singing with fun songs. My boys are also Sesame Street fans. We have taken NHL to Sesame Place (not a major fan), gone to see Sesame Street Live 3 years in a row (love it) and own multiple Sesame Street DVDs.
Last Friday we met my brother and niece at a museum on the way to their house for the long weekend. At the museum they had an extended Sesame Street area. All three of the kids loved seeing the friendly Sesame Street faces. It got me thinking, who is my favorite Sesame Street character? As a child of the late 1970’s and early 80’s, I grew up before Elmo, Rosita, Abby and Zoe. Big Bird was a big star in my eyes since I had pet birds. Of course, there was a special place in my heart for the wild and crazy Super Grover. I will also admit that Baby Bear makes my skin crawl. It just bothers me that he talks like a baby. As an educator to promote something like this on a show seems so wrong.
So in honor of children all over the world that have grown up with these amazing Jim Henson creations my question this week is:
Who is your favorite Sesame Street character and why? Is there one that you dislike for any reason?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.
That probably says a lot about my personality but – Oscar was always my favorite (he tickled me in the garbage can being carried around). And Big Bird was my least favorite because he seemed so whiny.
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I’ve always been partial to Grover myself.
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We haven’t watched Sesame Street in a long time. J-Man never ever liked it.
Growing up I liked Grover and I remember I had a Grover puppet.
My sister was afraid of the Count.
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I’d have to say Oscar. He’s just so funny.
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I’ve always been partial to Snuffy. Maybe because it was a rare surprise that he was on the show, so there was always an air of excitement. I love Big Bird and their friendship together, too.
I’m TOTALLY with you on the Baby Bear thing. That drives me nuts. WHY??! Who thougt that would be a good idea, to have him speaking like that?! Also, I can’t stand Elmo, and there is way too much of him on the show these days. Ugh.
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I loved Bert and Ernie and the little bugs in their window box (what were they called) when I was a kid. I absolutely loath Elmo, that stupid fakey little kids voice grates on my nerves.
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As an adult I like Abby Cadabby. As a child I like Grover.
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My kids never really watched Sesame Street and neither did I–so I don’t know all the characters–except Elmo.
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Believe it or not, I would have to say Oscar the Grouch is my fav. Maybe it’s because my aunt used to always tell me that it was really my uncle (her husband) and he was my favorite uncle.
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Definitely Snuffy! No one but Big Bird believed he was real.
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it’s been a long time since i’ve watched sesame street. the kids and i used to watch it occasionally and my favorites at that time were bert and ernie. they made me laugh. i guess they would still be my favorite.
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I love cookie monster!
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I love Grover because I can talk like him!
It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if Bert and Ernie changed clothes now and then though.
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Cookie Monster just because he is big, blue and furry.
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I can’t stand Miss Piggy, she reminds me of sammi brady on days of our lives! LOL!
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I’m gonna say Miss Piggy and Kermit. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Aloha
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Big Bird was always my favorite. When I was little I loved it when he would sit in his nest with his teddy bear.
I never really liked Miss Piggy. She always seemed so rude.
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i love ernie and bert. i think they’re so funny :)
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I have always loved Elmo! There are none I dislike.
I think growing up that Grover was probably my favorite but these days I’d have to say Elmo. :)
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I like Cookie Monster. I’m also fond of Ernie and Elmo.
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I always like Ernie and Burt.. and I wish I knew why lol Watching Sesame Street..always left me with a warm safe feeling.. of course now it slightly irritates me lol