I never watched Sesame Street as a kid. I was all about Captain Kangaroo. I loved the Captain, Mr. Moose, Mr. Green Jeans, Dennis the Painter, Magic Drawing Board.
Plus, we didn’t have cable till I was in my teens.
But I have to admit — Sesame Street’s lineup of stars for its 43rd season is pretty impressive: biggies from movies, TV and sports — Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy, for example — and a Supreme Court judge.
They’re even doing a parody of Downton Abbey. I hope those bloody kids appreciate it.
I don’t remember Captain Kangaroo playing the celebrity card. When I Google the show, it lists the stars he had on the program from time from time. But that’s not what I remember.
I remember the cartoon “Tom Terrific.” Ping pong balls dropping from the sky. The Captain reading stories. Conversations with Grandfather Clock. Dancing Bear.
Man, I wasn’t nearly as shallow when I was young.