When, and more importantly why did they decide to hip hop the Sesame Street theme? Anyone? Anyone?
Indy hasn’t watched SS in several years. Not since he discovered Thomas the Tank Engine and PBS Kids Sprout (I miss you channel!). When he watched it, it had the same happy theme song I heard when I was little. You know the one:
Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street
Come and play
Friendly neighbors there
That's where we meet
Ah, familiar, sweet, catchy. Not so anymore. It still has the same lyrics, but the tune is different. Very different. Hip hop different. I usually don’t have SS on in the mornings, but Arf needed to go potty AGAIN so I didn’t have a chance to turn it from yesterday’s World News Tonight (with Charles Gibson) before SS came on. We walked in the door just as the theme song to SS came on. I stopped and turned towards the TV in disbelief. What was I hearing? What was this weird song? WHY was I hearing it? Do toddlers not get enough hip hop? Do they really need hip hop? Honestly. Is this next?
You’ve gone too far PBS. Too far!