Can you believe that Sesame Street has been around for 50 YEARS?! I have fond childhood memories of Sesame Street, and just this morning my two younger girls were sitting in front of the television enjoying Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and the whole gang, just like I used to do.
Free Sesame Street Printables
To help celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th birthday, we’ve got some FREE Sesame Street Printables for you to print out and enjoy with your kiddos!
Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting
You can also celebrate this milestone with Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting, coming to DVD and digital download October 1st! This collection offers five-and-a-half hours of songs, celebrity appearances, new and classic segments with the Sesame Street Muppets, and never-before-seen outtakes, all spanning the beloved show’s 50-year history.
The first disc in this very special 2-disc set features some of the greatest Sesame Street moments from yesterday and today: fan-favorite animations like “Ladybug Picnic” and “Pinball Number Count”; new and classic songs from Kermit the Frog’s soulful “It’s Not Easy Being Green” to will.i.am’s empowering anthem, “What I Am”; and timeless interactions between children and the Sesame Street Muppets. 50 Years and Counting will also let fans revisit Sesame Street’s many unforgettable celebrity appearances: Patti LaBelle putting a glamorous spin on the alphabet song; Amy Poehler teaching the gang new vocabulary words; R.E.M.’s joyful rendition of “Furry Happy Monsters”; Ricky Gervais trying — and failing — to sing Elmo to sleep; and other guest appearances made pop culture headlines while embodying Sesame Street’s inclusive lessons and values.
The second disc is an exclusive collection of the most iconic “Street Story” segments from Sesame Street’s 50-year history. With help from kids’ favorite characters, the early childhood experts behind Sesame Street helped generations of families tackle big conversations through little moments like these: the neighborhood’s poignant farewell to Mr. Hooper; the dramatic reveal of Big Bird’s not-so-imaginary friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus; and the debut of Julia, the first Sesame Street Muppet with autism.
50 Years and Counting also lets fans revisit the lighter side of the Street: Super Grover’s many crash-landings, Bert and Ernie’s classic comedy-duo antics, moments with human friends like Bob, Maria, Luis, Susan, and Gordon, and much more. There are even a few never-before-seen outtakes with Jim Henson and other original performers! With over five-and-a-half hours of content from all five decades of the beloved show, 50 Years and Counting offers something for everyone – from the very young to the young at heart.
Reader Giveaway: Three lucky Jinxy Kids readers will win a copy of Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting on DVD. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 10/14/19. Good luck!