Happy Birthday, Sesame Street!!!

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I love birthdays. I love eating cake and ice cream at birthday parties, I love to celebrate the birthdays of my family members, and eating ring bologna and cheese at birthday parties, with meatball sandwiches added to the meals. That’s what I love about birthdays. However, it’s neither my birthday nor any of my family members’ birthdays, today. Today it’s Sesame Street’s birthday. I’m a big fan of this show. It’s been my favorite since I was a little kid, and it’s still my favorite today.

I love singing along to the songs with the Sesame Street Muppets. I also love singing along to the theme song as well. I love going out to the book sale every summer with Mr Kiffer to get some Sesame Street books and DVDs. I love going to Walmart with my mom to get some Sesame Street DVDs. I can’t wait until I get my first Sesame Street book at Walmart. I can’t wait until the Thanksgiving episode of Sesame Street, too.

I love the songs of Sesame Street. My favorite songs from there are “Sing,” “Let’s Go Driving,” “Sing After Me,” “Rubber Duckie,” “I Love Trash,” “Spanish Me, English Me,” “Monster In the Mirror,” “Two Heads are Better Than One,” “Elmo’s Song,” “Imagination,” “Moonshine,” “The Sound That’s In the Air,” “Kids With Wings,” “Makin’ Believe,” “On My Pond,” “I Think That It Is Wonderful,” “Three,” “Love the Ocean,” “Everyone Makes Mistakes,” “I Love My Room,” and “One Fine Face.” These songs are wonderful. Most of the Sesame Street songs have the banjo joining in the orchestra that plays in the Sesame Street show.

When my grandmother was still alive she and I used to go to my cousin Dana’s house, and his son Benny was such a big fan of Sesame Street. I’m not sure if he is now, but when he was a little boy, he watched Sesame Street a lot. He watched the Elmo’s World: Wild Wild West DVD over and over again, amongst other DVDs. He used to own some Sesame Street coloring books. He especially loved the segment where Bert and Ernie went fishing, and Ernie said, “Heeeeeeeere fishy fishy fishy!” He even had a goldfish just like Elmo, and named it after Elmo’s goldfish named Dorothy.

My favorite Sesame Street Muppet performers are Peter Linz, Matt Vogel, Tyler Bunch, Frankie Cordero, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Paul McGinnis, Ryan Dillon, David Rudman, Eric Jacobson, Carroll Spinney, John Tartaglia and Carnen Osbahr. I also love Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt and Louise Gold. I also like Frank Oz too. But who could ever forget Jim Henson? Jim Henson was my favorite Ernie when I was a little girl. And now that Peter Linz performs him, I love Ernie even more now.

I remember when I was a little girl and I had a Sesame Street balloon that said “Get Well Soon” on it. It was with all of the Sesame Street Muppets on, and I had my eyes operated on from that menengitis that I had when I was a baby. I loved it so much. It had Big Bird, Snuffy and all the other Sesame Street Muppets on it.

I love Ernie’s kind heart and wonderful presence. I love that he’s so funny and his power of imagination. I love his songs “Imagine That” and “Rubber Duckie.” I love when he annoys Bert and his silliness and messiness. And I love Big Bird, because he’s tender-hearted and funny and awesome. Big Bird is my favorite Sesame Street Muppet. Abby Cadabby is another favorite Sesame Street Muppet too. She’s cute, funny, warm, wonderful, kind-hearted and sparkly. I like sparkly stuff, so Abby had become one of my favorites as soon as I saw her.

In the near future, I will have a lot of the Sesame Street DVDs, books and plushes. I want to get all of the Sesame plushes, DVDs and books. I can’t wait to get some more Sesame DVDs and books for Christmas this year. I also can’t wait until Muppet Wiki announces some more DVD releases on their website, which I go on every day. I get a new Sesame Street DVD a week or two after it’s released, but sometimes I get it on the day it’s released. As an autistic adult, I’m happy to say that I’m still a big fan of Sesame Street. And I’m glad that I am a fan. The Sesame Street Muppet performers are my friends because they have such kind hearts and loving spirits. I love all of my favorite Sesame Street performers so much and they mean so much to me.

I hope that someday Joan Gantz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisette read this, and I hope that one day I’ll get to meet the Sesame Street Muppet performers and the production team, and the writers and cartoonists and screenwriters. I am so thankful for Sesame Street, because it helps me go to sleep at night, it helps me learn different languages thanks to the international versions of Sesame Street, and it touches me in so many ways. I know I have said what I’m about to say before, but when I’m tired, scared, sad, upset, overstimulated or sick, I can always watch Sesame Street to see my Sesame Street friends. They always comfort me when I’m sad and crying or sick and they always cheer me up when I’m sad and crying. And they also cheer me up when I’m sick too. They either talk or sing to me through my TV or New Nintendo 3DS screens, and when they say “Hi!” I say hi back and when they say “Welcome to Sesame Street!” I say thank you to them.

Again I just want to say that I’m thankful for Sesame Street. I’m thankful that it’s brought so much joy, comfort and laughter to my life. I’m thankful that I got to watch the show when I was a kid, and as an adult, I still enjoy watching it now. Thank you so much Sesame Street for all the comfort and laughter and joy you’ve brought to my life. Happy 48th birthday!

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