Backyard With Bert

Jarrod Fairclough – Over the past couple of years it seems like Sesame Street have really be leaning in to sketches that have no educational value – they’re just funny.  Look at that 80’s song spoof just a few months back; unless educating kids on Footloose is part of STEM, that thing was made just for…

El Patito

Jarrod Fairclough – Sesame Street have today released a fantastic new music video starring Ernie, parodying the song ‘Despacito’ by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee.  He sings to his old pal Rubber Duckie, reminiscent of the old classic song he sang back in 1969.  Not only is the clip extremely well made, it’s also a great…

I Was A Three Year Old Muppet Snob

Jason Mondine – My earliest childhood memory isn’t of my mother’s cooking or my dad tossing me into the air. It’s Muppets. On my third birthday, I unwrapped my presents to find toy puppet versions of Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie and Bert. I was ecstatic. Here were the very same fantastic characters I was…

‘Ernie and…’ Looking At Ernie & His Friends

Jarrod Fairclough – If I said ‘Ernie and’, 100% of those surveyed would say ‘Bert’.  Of course they would, Ernie and Bert are one of the most successful duos in the history of television.  But over the years, Ernie has been paired with a number of characters on the series, playing both the straight man and…

The Top 10 Songs of: Bert

Kieran Moore – As I sit here by my window looking out onto a gray, drizzly day where nothing much is going on it would be easy to assume that there is no better time to write about Bert – Sesame Street’s self-professed square. Despite his sunny yellow color Bert is often seen as being a…

Top Songs of… Eric Jacobson

Kieran Moore – In my mind there are 3 generations of Muppeteers; “The Oldschoolers” which includes anyone who was around before The Muppet Show, “The Inbetweeners” who are performers like Steve Whitmire and Kevin Clash that straddled both the pre and post Jim Henson eras, and then “The New Kids” who are the current crop of Muppeteers.…