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Sesame Street – A Nerd Girl’s Guide to the Universe

Welcome one and all to the Last Door on the Left – a travel agency for the adventurous soul. Have you always wanted to see the world beyond the wardrobe?  Longed to wait for the train at 9 ¾? Pined for tickets to hear Plava Laguna sing at Phloston Paradise? Look no further.

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Hello, my fellow wanderers! And welcome back to the Last Door on the Left; the inter-dimensional travel agency not for the faint of heart.  


Today’s trip through the Last Door on the Left is brought to you by the letters C and D, and the number 5. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. This week’s adventure is off to explore the family friendly – if muppet infested – Sesame Street.

sesame steet logo

Oh the nostalgia to be enjoyed whilst visiting New York’s (arguably) most educational avenue; where humans and muppets of varying shapes and sizes can be found fraternizing, demonstrating any number of admirable traits such as literacy, numeracy, and tolerance.

What could possibly be more scholastic than bringing your children to an inner city neighbourhood to learn life lessons from an 8 foot tall, shockingly yellow bird, who resides in a nest built behind a trash heap in an abandoned lot?

sesame steet big bird

He is very patient and understanding with his famous malcontent of a neighbour who, oddly enough, actually lives IN the trash heap…

sesame steet oscar

Not everyone on Sesame Street actually lives on the street, though. Basement dwellers Bert and Ernie are always good for a laugh. Who else could convince generations of children that rubber duckies would make bath time so much fun?  They make 123 Sesame Street a must-see stop on any walking tour!

sesame street bert and ernie

When you’re feeling a bit peckish, be sure to drop in on the Letter of the Day segment. You may have to fight off Cookie Monster for the letter cookies, but they’re worth it. (Word to the wise: he’s quicker than he looks. Proper footwear IS recommended.)

sesame street Cookie-Monster

And no visit to the boulevard would be complete without some enumeration with Count Von Count! It’s always best to come prepared with something for him to count, though. He is much happier when counting and even muppet vampires are better kept happy.  (ONE HAPPY MUPPET VAMPIRE COUNT. HA HA HA HA!!!)

sesame street count von count
We are happy to report that, for the discerning traveler, we here at the Last Door on the Left have finally been able to answer that burning question that has surely been plaguing you all of these years.  We CAN tell you how to get to Sesame Street.

I science all day, and unwind with a solid dose of comic books, video games, superhero movies/TV, and anything with a decent whodunit bent. Been reading the Great Detective since I was wee, and watching Doctor Who since I was in utero. Make of that what…

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