I grew up with Sesame Street so it's not a surprise to me that this year the venerable children's show celebrated its 40th birthday. It made its debut in November of 1969 and I was born the following year. Newsweek called Sesame Street “…arguably, the most important children’s program in the history of television” and I tend to agree. Decades later, I can still sing most of the songs and recite the skits. And we didn't even have VCRs in my day, sonny!
Now oldies like me can relive their childhoods with the Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days DVD set. This two-disc collection includes over five hours of Sesame Street songs and sketches culled from four decades of programming. It also includes a limited-edition hard covered commemorative book and plenty of previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage. If you order Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days online from the Sesame Street store, proceeds go back to the non-profit Sesame Workshop and their educational projects around the world. Plus you will also receive this snazzy Google Doodle t-shirt featuring your favorite Sesame Street characters:
The shirt is available in sizes ranging from toddler through unisex XXL, making the Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days DVD set the perfect gift for Sesame Street fans of all ages.
Disclosure: I did not receive a copy of the DVD to review but I've heard it's good, albeit a little heavy on the Elmo.