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I did like Sesame Street as a kid. I especially loved The Count and Placido Flamingo (yes, I've had a thing about horror and opera ever since I was very small) And this one was my probably my favourite Sesame Street song ever. The little dancing bats did me in every time...

Date: 2007-11-26 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathbytamarind.livejournal.com
I loved Placido Flamingo! I cracked up at the idea of a silly looking bird singing opera when I was four years old.

I love the Barber of Seville, in no small part due to this segment from Sesame Street and The Rabbit of Seville. Once I grew up and realized these were based on a real opera I tracked down the music and fell in love with it. I have the recording from a 1993 production with Kathleen Battle and Placido Domingo. :p

And I sang the Batty Bat song endlessly and danced around the living room, too.

Do you remember Monsterpiece Theatre? Those were always great. I wonder if this stuff is on DVD...

Date: 2007-11-26 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tempested-bird.livejournal.com
Mmm.... Placido Domingo... (and that's a fantastic recording, one of my favourites.)

I loved the Barber of Seville, too. I loved it when Looney Tunes did those classical based episodes. My favourite, favourite Looney Tunes ep. of all time is "What's Opera Doc?" Ride of the Valkyries, baby!

Oh, man! Monsterpiece Theatre! That takes me back...

Date: 2007-11-26 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tempested-bird.livejournal.com
With my spear and magic helmet!

Date: 2007-11-26 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autobeast.livejournal.com
Oh classic 70's and 80's sesame street. Quality programming. Compared to some of what I see for kids know, this is positively genius stuff.

Date: 2007-11-26 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tempested-bird.livejournal.com
Indeed. Indeed. I miss the days when children's television was actually worth a damn. I loved that children's programming in our era actually had some friggin' culture (by culture here, I'm meaning "the arts") attached to it.

Date: 2007-11-26 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autobeast.livejournal.com
I know--since Hensons have largely moved out of it--the intellectual content and the relationship to adult pop culture has totally gone away--and most of what has replaced Lambchop and classic Sesame Street is vapid.


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