Sesame Street Going on 40: Five Lessons We've Learned
The Days of the Week:
Roosevelt Franklin hasn't been around since the early '70s, but when he was, you would most likely catch him dishing out lessons due to an absentee teacher or bursting into lyrical rhymes that border on spoken word. Although these tendencies weren't exactly PC, they were damn effective for helping us get our days straight.
The Ponzi Scheme:
Understanding the happenings of the stock market can be overly complicated for adults, let alone 5-year-old children. In this clip, Ernie and Cookie Monster help break the mechanics of a Ponzi Scheme down to beautiful simplicity.
Nothing encourages kids to keep an open mind like allowing someone live in your garbage cans. In a time before his signature green fur, Oscar the Grouch literally shows how one man's trash can be another man's treasure.
Ernie teaches Bert and 40 million children across the US that if you don't get something by asking for it, ask for it louder.
Cookie Monster gives an unintentional crash course in talking trash behind someone's back on National Public Radio.