Wow, Big Bird looks good for his age. Sesame Street is celebrating 40 years today and we want to wish them a very happy birthday. You’ve probably noticed Google’s homage over the last week (like this, this, or this).
The show first premiered on November 10, 1969 (airing on only 67.6% of American televisions). Today it is watched in more than 120 countries, and beloved by millions.
As part of the celebration you can watch and vote on clips from the 1980’s here and download some special 40th Anniversary wallpaper too. In honor of the occasion the show is also putting out an anniversary two-disc DVD set today.
You can find a few of our favorite moments after the break. (Make sure you get out your hankies for the Mr. Hooper clip)