Happy 49th Birthday, Sesame Street!!!

Today is Sesame Street’s birthday. I have been watching Sesame Street all day today to celebrate. I am glad that I did that this year, and last year I didn’t do that. Anyway I’m glad to celebrate the 49th year that Sesame Street is on the air. As an autistic adult, I have enjoyed this TV show for many years. I am a late bloomer when it comes to Sesame Street, though. I was born in 1987, which is a few years before Jim Henson passed away.

I want to be a collector of Sesame Street books, DVDs and paraphernalia. I’m glad that I own a couple of Sesame Street DVDs. I watch them daily nowadays so that I don’t have any meltdowns and feel overstimulated. As an autistic adult, I enjoy watching the DVDs, and watching Sesame Street and its DVDs bring me so much comfort. I love watching them because they give me a sense of comfort that nobody else can. I love Sesame Street so much because it also gives me so much comfort.

I am thankful that the late Jim Henson gave us Sesame Street. I’m thankful for Sesame Street because it gives me a sense of comfort that nobody else can. I buy Sesame Street products with my SSI money. I get the DVDs and women’s apparel. I also get their stuffies. And I do some amazing artwork that’s Sesame Street related. I am looking forward to the rest of this year and the year 2019, because I will be getting more Sesame products for Christmas, and I will be getting Sesame products in 2019 as well. I’m especially excited about getting the Sesame Street pajama pants that I have asked for for Christmas this year.

I love all of the Sesame Street Muppets, but I especially love both Big Bird and Ernie. Big Bird was once played by Carroll Spinney, and Matt Vogel is his new performer. Matt Vogel also performs the Count and Mr. Johnson. Ernie was originally played by Jim Henson, then Steve Whitmire and Billy Barkhurst performed Ernie after that. Peter Linz performs Ernie now, and I really love Peter as Ernie. He does a great job with the part and I am so glad that this year I finally get to watch him perform Ernie on my iPod Touch.

I love Ernie because he’s so funny, kind and believes in the power of imagination. I love when he does things to tick Bert off, and it makes me laugh because he’s the funniest Sesame Street Muppet there is. I love Bert and Ernie both because they make me laugh. They bring me so much comfort through my autism journey, and I really love that and I love that they give me so much comic relief from the sad stories of autistic/disabled people being killed by caregivers. I love that they bring me both comfort through the meltdowns that I have and the comic relief from all the ableism and the prejudice against us autistic/disabled people.

When I’m upset, agitated, tired or close to having a meltdown, I watch Sesame Street to give me comfort. I love all of the Sesame Street Muppets because they are my friends. I sing along with them, laugh with them, cry with them, and have fun with them. I love responding back to them when they talk to me through my TV and iPod Touch screens. I am also looking forward to watching the new documentary called “Street Gang”

Thank you, Sesame Street, for being such a comfort to me in my autism journey. I am glad to be a fan of Sesame Street. Here’s to 49 more years of laughter, love and all-around awesomeness.

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