Common Ground

In general, I sometimes fret that Sesame Street suffers from a surfeit of pop-culture savvy. It's not Choo-Choo Soul, but the hip-hop syncopation of the "updated" theme makes me pine for the innocence and simplicity of the old-school version. I'm not completely deluded--I fully expect to hear "Your music sucks, old man!" echoing across the generation gap at some point. I just didn't think it would happen before the man-cub had mastered the alphabet.

Fortunately, here's one instance where I think the furry hands at the Children's Televsion Workshop got it right. And even better, the man-cub is down with it, too.