Next week marks the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street. As NPT’s Erin McInnis points out, that’s two generations, at least! There’s no understating the educational and cultural impact of the show over the years, and to prove the latter point, I guarantee that you saw at least one Sesame Street costume this past Halloween, and not necessarily on children. A quick gander around Flickr illustrates that Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie and the gang are alive and kicking — in Times Square; on the streets of New York; at house parties and more.
Here are a few we liked on Flickr. Enjoy! Happy Birthday Sesame Street!