October 15th, 2010
03:55 PM ET
If we’d had the ability to tweet, Facebook “like” and otherwise share stuff we think is awesome online back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, no doubt classic "Sesame Street" clips like the “Pinball Number Count” would have gone viral like some of the “Street’s” latest segments.
Aside from the Katy Perry cleavage debacle (a video that made its Web rounds despite the fact that it won’t actually air on the children’s program), there have been a string of other videos passed around like lightning online, like Grover’s take on the now iconic Old Spice commercial “Smell like a Monster” and this week’s ode to rocking what you’ve got, “I Love My Hair.”
The Old Spice parody falls in the vein of some of “Sesame Street’s” other spoofs on more adult themes, like when HBO’s “True Blood” turned into “True Mud,” or when they did a riff on the AMC hit “Mad Men.”
In the video, Grover dons a towel in a replica of the now-familiar bathroom, and tells his viewers to look at themselves and then back to Grover. Sadly, his viewers aren’t monsters, but that doesn’t mean they can’t know what the word “on” means! “Anything is possible when you smell like a monster and know the word ‘on,’” he explains at the end.
But “Sesame Street” doesn’t limit its educational bits to just vocabulary, letters and counting – they also take on topics that affect self-esteem, like appreciating one’s natural hair color and texture.
In a video featuring the catchy tune “I Love my Hair,” a brown girl puppet tells viewers, "Don't need a trip to the beauty shop, 'cause I love what I got on top," and goes on to describe all the things her hair can do and how much she loves it just as it is.
What’s your favorite “Sesame Street” video, be it old or new?
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