Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Sesame Street: Paul Simon

I don't know much about current kid's programming.  Scout's still a bit young to pay attention to tv.  She will, on occasion, watch a short video on the iPad or computer, but it's rare.  I guess this will likely change, but for now she just doesn't pay any attention to the tv - no matter what's on.  Though she does like to dance to the Law & Order theme song, and this makes me happy.

But if I have to watch children's tv, I like Sesame Street.  I once saw the history of Sesame Street on the History Channel and it was really interesting.  In an attempt to keep Scout entertained for 2 minutes at a time, I like to search YouTube for classic Sesame Street songs or fun songs with contemporary musicians.  I'll start featuring them here.  The first is a classic.

It's Paul Simon singing Me & Julio.

I watched this video and the semi-awkward interaction between Mr. Simon and this little girl multiple times before I read the comments.  YouTube comments are often as bad as the comments on your local newspaper's website: ignorant, vapid, and inflammatory.  It's generally best to avoid reading both.

But this is a classic:

"The little kid totally got Garfunkeled out of the song."

I couldn't have said it better myself.  Also, this is not a song that caught Scout's attention.  At all.

2 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Knittripps said...

I have a lot to learn about children's books, television, toys, and all the rest!

Abby said...

Say what they will about Paul Simon, I'd let him Garfunkel - literal or otherwise - me anytime. He's Travis' biggest threat, regardless of his balding head and shrinking frame.

For me, 1970's era Sesame Street is like going home. And Mr. Rogers was my surrogate dad. I hate that my kids have outgrown both.

Wonder if that little girl is related to Navin Johnson. She got rhythm.

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