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Sesame Street Turns 40

Sesame Street

Sesame Street comes of age…

This week, on November 10th, Sesame Street turned the big FOUR OH.

My, oh, my, does time fly…

So if you didn’t know Sesame Street as a child, then your brothers or sisters, nephews or nieces, or even your own kids did (or are doing so).

But did you know that there is a Thai version of Sesame Street? Well, there is.

And the best way to get copies is to contact Rikker at Thai 101.

พูด เล่น! (pôot lên! :-D

Several times a year, Bangkok holds fairs where you can snag a copy or two of Sesame Street dubbed in Thai. As I don’t have little ones, a friend grabbed a few from a childrens’ fair held at Queen Sirikit Centre. And at 89 Baht each, they are not too shabby.

Nicely done, they should certainly a consideration if you are learning Thai. Or even if your little ones are learning Thai.

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10 Comments

  1. Jim Henson was an incredible man who’s legacy lives on in such a great institution that is Sesame Street. I grew up with Sesame Street and will never forget the hours of fun filled education it provided. It was the cool to Mr. Rogers traditional and all the kids loved it.

    It would be cool to see how it is dubbed in Thai so I’m headed out to check it out.

  2. Jim Henson, what a talented man. Do you remember Fraggle Rock? What fun that was.

  3. I never saw fraggle rock but Henson had another great Muppet thing going when Saturday Night Live started. The first season an adult Muppet sketch was featured every show…I thought it was great but it didn’t catch on so they ended it.

  4. Saturday Night Live and the Muppets… Talen, you are taking me waaaaaaaaaay back in time!

  5. Yeah…we’re old…just means we saw all the good stuff.

  6. Saw and heard. I mean, is there any music these days, like the music we had back then?

  7. Catherine I grew up in the age of Sesame Street but you’re not going to like this but I hardly ever watched it. Don’t ask me why because I really don’t know.

    An interesting pointer to your post. The 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall has just passed and the only special Google logo for it is at Google Germany. At Google’s main home Google.com Count von Count of Sesame Street can be found but the wall is nowhere to be found.

  8. Martyn, Odd that Google.com isn’t paying special attention to the wall, because the TV sure is! Maybe it’s a graphic thing? That Count von Count is easier to illustrate than the wall?

    One of my friends, a diplomat, was in Germany when the wall went down (doing dip things for the time). He brought a piece back and we oooooohed! and aawwwwwed! at that broken piece of wall all through the evening. That raw chunk of masonry was a huge event for all of us.

  9. that makes me one year older than the show so i did really grow up with it along with so many more great others
    its funny but yestaday my son asked to watch tom and jerry and it really made me think of my childhood
    the kids today stil love the old stuff
    inside every adult there is still a child fighting to get out

  10. The old stuff still holds sway, that’s for sure. I used to sit down to Sesame Street with my son. Only, it was more my favourite than his. He’d wander off, leaving me enthralled with the puppets (his thing was Scooby Do). Scooby Do is still around too, I imagine.

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