Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Best Version On YouTube

There's a subtleness to the performance. You think the frog might be suffering from clinical depression. Then he appears to get better, maybe. The song ends in a black pool of doubt.

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Blogger LoDog said...

Those of us with young children may agree that this is the real Sesame Street. It's gritty, sometimes inappropriate, marginally racially offensive (Roosevelt Franklin) and sexist ("the postman is a person in your neighborhood..."), and yes, not always cheery, as is exemplified by this classic and ageless performance by Kermit. I much prefer to watch (and have my daughter watch) our DVDs of early '70s episodes (which, by the way, begin with a warning that the content may not be appropriate for "today's" children) than the middle-America-approved, politically corrected show that Sesame Street has become. It still may be the best children's programming on TV, but it's not what it used to be.

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