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Good old "Sesame Street"
PlanecrazyIkarus from Wales, UK
4 September 2002
Ah! The good old times!
Sesame street conquered the world, only of course they have customized
editions in many countries with their own unique muppets. The German
features big loveable bears, a weird little pink bird and lots of German
actors and actresses over time.
I cannot comment much on the current edition, but I loved it as a kid (as
long as Liselotte Pulver was in it, when she left it lost appeal). Then,
they came and added a twin big brown bear, and changed the voices from
grumbly ones to higher whiny-squeaky ones, and it never was the same
To me, it appeared as if there now were two gay bears instead of one
one, and all the cuddliness and nicety of the original faded
Still, kids who do not know the good old times and the good old series of
the 80s will probably not think it strange and like Sesamstrasse just as I
did when I was younger. And let's be honest: In educational value and
suitability for even small children, Sesame Street is almost without
competition. The only other valuable German kids TV is "Sendung mit der
Maus", which is also brilliant, and teaches kids lots of interesting facts
about life. Sesame Street sticks firmly to numbers and letters in its
education, and I have this show to thank for being able to read as a four
year old. Together with "Sendung mit der Maus", these two shows make up
everything a small child could possibly ask for.
Forget all the other German kiddie-TV shows out there, they put their
emphasis solely on entertainment (eg Blaubär) or solely on education
(Löwenzahn). There are few shows that get the mixture as right as
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