Movie Review: I Am Big Bird (2014)


Title: I Am Big Bird Release Date: 2014 Director: Dave LaMattina & Chad N. Walker Summary/Review: This sweet documentary tells the story of the life, career, and artistry of Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.  The film includes a wealth of archival footage and home movies balanced with interviews with Spinney, his wife Debbie,…

The Real Sesame Street


I have a brilliant idea for a new reality show. Find some of the people who made appearances as kids on Sesame Street back in the 60’s & 70’s. Have them move into a set of real row houses on a real street in New York.  They can bring along any family members or companions…

Sesame Street A-to-Z


For my final post in my series of tributes to Sesame Street on its 40th anniversary, I challenged myself to find a Sesame Street song for every letter of the alphabet. Soul A The Letter B C is for Cookie Dee, Dee, Dee E-Imagination Four Furry Friends Oh G (I Love That Letter) H Game…

Sesame Street: COOKIE!


I may identify with Oscar the Grouch, but Cookie Monster is my favorite Sesame Street Muppet of them all.  If you ever meet my mother, ask her to tell you the story of the time I got Cookie Monster dirty.  I’m pleased that love of Cookie is genetic as my son is a big Cookie…

Sesame Street: Serenading a Grouch


This is the third of my series of tribute posts in honor of  Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary. While looking for clips to watch with my son, I noticed a trend of celebrity musicians coming to the Street and singing to Oscar the Grouch.  I have the twin characteristics of identifying with Oscar perhaps more than…

Sesame Street @ Your Library


This is part two of my tribute to Sesame Street on its 40th Anniversary. Sesame Street is an educational program for preschoolers with one goal to help children begin to learn to read.  As a result they’ve been a boon to my profession with sketches that make the library look like a fun place. Of…