Tuesday, November 10, 2009

40 Years of Sunny Days - A Review - Great Holiday Gift Idea

I am thrilled to be a part of the Sesame Street, 40 Years of Sunny Days, DVD Collection campaign.

If there was a person raised on Sesame Street, it was me. I was 3 years old when Sesame Street first aired on TV. I don't recall much before the age of 3 but I do recall Sesame Street.

Every day my mother put it on our Montgomery Ward, black and white 13 inch TV and we watched and sang along. After I grew out of Sesame Street I would revisited it while babysitting my cousins. Then again, when I was in my late teens, while getting ready for work, I would occasionally put it on. We didn't have cable and there was nothing on beside the news. So, I would go back to something that was comforting and comfortable. With 13 channels you didn't have much of a choice back then. However, when my son was born and I had all the choices in the world, 180 something channels and all the VHS and DVD tapes a child could ever want, I still put Sesame Street on for him.

Why? Well, easy, it was something I respected. Something I knew he would love and something I could deal with. I have always felt that too much TV is not the problem for children. It is what they watch, and Sesame Street for me has good morals, is educational and entertaining.We still watch it everyday at 7:00 a.m.

When we received the DVD set in the mail I was so excited to show the kids. We watched it in two days.

In A Nutshell: I loved sharing songs I remember with my kids. They were surprised at all the songs I knew. What I also liked and appreciated was how fast Sesame Street moves along. Back in the 60's the colors weren't as vivid the effects not as eye catching but this DVD is fast paced. Basic Sesame Street logic, keep things moving and colorful and kids will watch.

The set also comes with a book full of colorful photos and journaling about the inception of Sesame Street and behind the scenes which were really fun to see.

The two-disc set, SESAME STREET: 40 YEARS OF SUNNY DAYS, features a wide selection of iconic segments of past and present from Ernie’s bath-time song “Rubber Duckie” (Season One), which topped the Top-40 charts for seven weeks; to Kevin Clash’s first episode as Elmo (Season 17); to Maria and Luis’ wedding (Season 19); to Abby Cadabby’s arrival on Sesame Street (Season 37), and much more. Fans can also watch some of their favorite celebrity segments including James Taylor, Pattie Labelle, Smokey Robinson and Feist!

A limited edition, hard cover commemorative book compliments the set. An amazing anniversary celebration for fans young and old, the commemorative two-disc DVD set SESAME STREET: 40 YEARS OF SUNNY DAYS will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.93.


  1. My kids grew up on Sesame Street & really enjoyed it! Now my grandkids enjoy the Sesame Street characters - Elmo & Cookie Monster are favorites!

  2. For family emergency, it is usually relatively fast in the military. Since he is coming from a warzone, i would assume there is some form of debriefing he must go through, but, like I said earlier, I would think he should make it back by Saturday.

  3. I can't believe Sesame street has been out 40 years!

  4. I remember the 1st time I saw the Feist clip...I had it stuck in my head forever!

  5. I was 3, just like you, when Sesame Street first began, and I remember that it was the only show we were allowed to watch when we were little. We couldn't watch cartoons on Saturdays or after school, but we could watch Burt and Ernie, Cookie Monster - my personal favorite - Big Bird, Oscar, and everyone else.
    I, too let my kids watch it when they were little and they were amazed that I could sing the songs. I even had a Sesame Street LP and could sing all the songs.
    OH, memories......

  6. What memories for me too! I was just starting Kindergarten when Sesame Street started and I'd watch it before I'd go to school. My favorite is Grover.


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