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.)