Weird Memories: ‘Sesame Street’ Bread and Butter, Pinball, and Helen Reddy
The internet is a great thing. You can connect with people worldwide and find answers to any question. But, there are also black holes that can swallow your whole afternoon. Especially if you grew up in the 1980s.
Yesterday, a thought floated into my brain: "Hey remember that Sesame Street cartoon about a loaf of bread and a stick of butter? Didn't the kid in that cartoon get lost and see a weird disco house?"
I did remember it! And I wanted to see it again.
YouTube to the rescue! It didn't take long. I typed 'Sesame Street loaf of" and autocomplete finished the rest. It seems I am not the only person who watched PBS in the late 70s and early 80s.
Here it is:
Aww yea, that's the stuff! It's such a unique nomination style. I can't take my eyes off it. And when that 70s jazz soundtrack kicks in I went full Ego in Ratatouille, transported to 1981, eating gram crackers and watching a small tube TV.
But there was no weird, disco house. Was I making that part up? Thanks to YouTube I was able to solve that mind mystery. It comes from a different Sesame Street animated short. Also with an awesome soundtrack.
My Goodness! What were they doing in the 70s? Was the idea of children's TV to transcribe people's nightmare freakouts and animate them?
Anyways, since we're here, you know what else was cool? That pinball counting cartoon! Get crazy on the kettle drums!
You will have that song in your head all day.
Oh, man! Remember that time they made tortillas? I love it!
Here's another 'I knew I wasn't making this memory up' moment. That time R2D2 and CP3O stopped by the Street.
Oh no, I remember this one.
That song haunted my brain for years! Seriously what was going on then? The disco house was less disturbing than this.
But it did lead me to this touching freakout:
That's a good place to end this odd trip. Thank you internet for finding all those things and bringing back so many memories of the weird world I grew up in.
Now off to the store. I need a loaf of whole grain, gluten-free bread; a carton of organic oat milk, and a stick of locally sourced, unsalted butter.
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