Sesame Street Turns 40, and Google Celebrates

googlebirdThis image caught my eye this morning.

I love it.

And I love that it’s not over-explained.

The cropping and the subtly just draw you right in.

I did a little Googling (I’m sure that was their intention) and here’s the scoop.

It’s in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Sesame Street Workshop which produces Sesame Street.

You can check out these classic videos on the Huffington Post.

I love the Big Bird legs. They are so iconic.

But I have to say Snuffy is my favorite character.

That’s my point of view. What’s your twist?

Who would you have picked from Sesame Street for the Google Banner?

One thought on “Sesame Street Turns 40, and Google Celebrates

  1. I just saw this myself on and immediately clicked on the banner to see what the Sesame Street reference was. I never do that. Very effective, and Big Bird is such a heartwarming character with huge recognition. Iconic, as you say. Snuffleupagus was always my favorite character, too, but he’s just not as instantly recognizable. Plus, 4 legs would have been way too many to fit into the Google logo! They might have considered other characters, but could you have Ernie … without Bert? Oscar? Fun, but too negative. Elmo has the recognition factor, maybe, but he wasn’t around 40 years ago. Big Bird’s legs … it’s a perfect image. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy with nostalgia for being 3-4 years old and watching when the show first aired.

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