Video Sunday – Children’s Programming
I figure it this way. Children watch enough educational children’s programming and they can learn their letters and numbers, which in turn leads to reading and children’s literature. That said, I’m beginning with a show that could be called "educational" by stretching the definition as far as it will go.
This week I shall begin with what I can only call the greatest bit of voiceover work of this or any other age. Those of you who have watched Spongebob Squarepants will understand what I mean. For those of you who haven’t, this will strike you as only mildly amusing.
Thanks to BoingBoing for the link. Better watch it before the copyright hounds discover its existence.
This next one is from NPR. It’s Cookie Monster (when did Frank Oz stop doing his voice?) answering the Proust questionnaire. I couldn’t embed the link so you’ll have to watch it here. Thanks to Wilson Swain for the link.
Speaking of Sesame Street, here’s a French Burger King commercial that taps into a whole new genre: Sesame Street shorts from the 70s. Tell me that this isn’t a direct reference.
Thanks to Drawn for the link.
Oh! I love this one! It feels like an animated version of that Nick Park television show Creature Comforts.
Thanks to Shaken and Stirred for the link.
I can’t imagine that MTV anticipated that their videos would end up on lit blogs, but what’s wrong with that? Finally, thanks to Educating Alice, is the song Oxford Comma.
Till next week!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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