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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:03 PM

'Goodness and humor' celebrated as 'Sesame Street' turns 50

Source: Associated Press

‘Goodness and humor’ celebrated as ‘Sesame Street’ turns 50

By MARK KENNEDY
November 5, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets.

Blink and you might miss it, but Burnett followed a cartoon about a witch called Wanda, which was loaded with words beginning with the letter w.

“Wow, Wanda the Witch is weird,” Burnett commented. And then — poof — she was gone.

That show was “Sesame Street” and Burnett, like a lot of kids, was instantly hooked. She would return to the show multiple times, including visits to demonstrate to pre-school viewers where her nose was and to smooch a rubber duckie.

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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:09 PM

1. I watched that first show with my oldest son who was not quite 3 years old.

We were hooked. It's hard to believe it's been that long ago.

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