17 November 2006

Highs and Lows

First I came across this, via Wonkette:

and totally freaked out. With joy. All I could think of was the delicious shot of all the different colors of crayons clinking in their little compartments, and sure enough, there it was at 1:34, as satisfying as I remembered. (Only, when I was five, explaining my enjoyment of it didn't sound quite so pornographic.) Naturally, I set out on a YouTube quest to find other beloved Sesame Street shorts. While I did find this:

there are still glaring omissions, or at least things I couldn't find in a cursory, two-minute YouTube search:

  • New Way To Walk, where the girl-group cows walk on the ceiling and teach you how to use the walk/don't walk sign.
  • The "Are You a Wasteroo" cartoon about (not) wasting water.
  • The short about how peanut butter is made.

If you've seen these, or other beloved late-70s - mid 80s Sesame Street shorts, please, let us know. (And yeah, I'm totally using my down-time at home after Thanksgiving to watch old episodes of Square One.)


John said...

It's the reason
It's the moment
When everything happens
It takes contact
3-2-1 Contact!

The tires are the things on your car that make contact with road...

Jeremy said...

The music on that crayon short -- which I totally remember as well, like it were yesterday -- totally rocks my world!

Moxie said...

Is the wasteroo one the same one with the boy who leaves the tap running while he brushes his teeth, and the tap comes directly from a pool outside, where a cute little fish is trying to survive in a quickly depleting water supply? That thing was VERY upsetting to me as a child.

Jaime said...

Moxie - I think so. It was with little singing/dancing water droplets. There was definitely a bit about turning the water off while you brush your teeth. Sounds like it could be the same one.

Kathryn said...

holy crap that made me happy. crayons are awesome.