Puppet Shows. Literally.



The shows I watched in childhood were mainly made up of puppets – which, of course, my parents approved. I watched A LOT of Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and Muppets in my day! You can imagine the kicks I used to get out of seeing Cookie Monster coming on screen and eating all the cookies – and more. And, of course, the wacky Count’s counting accent. Then, there was Kermit who was questioningly depressed because he was green. I was never sure, although, his melody was pretty sad – even for a young child. Sometimes, when Daler is screaming, I bust out into: “It’s not easy being green!” and I think he appreciates it. You know, the thought? On Fraggle Rock, I, unfortunately, do not really remember the characters or their names, but I do know my Dad bought me a record of their songs to play on our record player (how totally retro!!) and a cassette for our tape player (retro! :)) That’s what I get for being born in the early 80’s. I love it. 🙂 But, it’s funny how now the shows for children are “3D” or claymation. I gotta say I envy the choices children have these days! I mean, most of my time spent was in puppet shows and cartoons – the safe ones – such as, Scooby Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman and Robin, He-Man – do you see a trend here? They were a lot of boyish cartoons! Anyhow, I also loved Woody Woodpecker, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, and all sorts of other cartoons that I cannot think of now. But, it’s fun waking up at Saturday mornings with a cup of tea and French Toast and watching cartoons. Childhood is always within! 🙂

Enjoy this video of Cookie Monster! 🙂

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