Thursday, October 26, 2006
I Love to Count!
Children's programming. Having a kid gets you quite an education in what's out there for kids entertainment. (And no, I'm not even going to veer into "no TV under 2 years old" territory. I don't need the guilt.) Personally, I grew up with TV and I like sticking with tried and true favorites like Sesame Street.
Recently I had to wonder how much of children's programming is a nod and a wink to the parents... I caught the last half of a totally new (to me) Sesame Street sketch. Count von Count was settling into bed to watch his favorite program... 24 (Seconds). He proceeded to count down 24 seconds, utilizing the split screen technique favored by the actual show 24... and the last thing you see is a rather blond, spiky-haired muppet striding off the screen a la Jack Bauer. I cracked up!
Did I mention that my mousepad has the Conjunction Junction (Schoolhouse Rock) engineer?