Open Sesame

This is exciting: The Sesame Street video archive is now functional.

The site, which (thankfully) seems to work in Canada, includes many clips from the long history of the series; they’re sorted by character, but there’s also a search engine. There are a lot of clips that aren’t there yet, especially ones involving the live-action characters; I can’t find Mr. Hooper’s death in there anywhere. But it’s an opportunity to show your kids lots of great moments that, thank the Lord, don’t involve Elmo.

And here, from YouTube, is the classic Mr. Hooper death episode, preceded by some very timely election-year talk (it’s from 1984).


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