Reason number 812 why I love TiVO: You can set it up so that you can get a season pass for a show and it will never record a rerun. This is really handy for shows like Jeopardy!, or The West Wing. or Sesame Street.
I don’t know how many people have noticed this, but when PBS releases new episodes of Sesame Street, they only release about five at a time. If you watch Sesame Street every day for a month, you will lose your mind.
Anyway, today, for the first time in months, a new Street was on the TiVO. I had completely forgotten that the song for Journey to Ernie is so terrible. For non-parents, Journey to Ernie is a segment where Big Bird tries to find out where Ernie is hiding. Sesame Street has a lot of very clever songs – this is not one of them. Here are the lyrics:
(Big Bird) It’s Ernie
(Ernie) It’s me!
(Big Bird) I’d know you anywhere
the cheeee (laughing noise) in your laugh
that Ernie shirt and hair
the squeaking of your duckie tells us your the one
we found him, we found him
la la la la la
our journey, to Ernie, is done!
It’s no Ladybug Picnic. I hope PBS doesn’t sue me for that. But it is seriously the worst song since Jackyl did the song with the Chainsaw solo. I apologize if reading this has made you stupider, but the great thing about blogging is that it allows me to vent without driving my husband crazy.