Monday, January 19, 2009

Mr. Hooper is Dead

A few weeks ago, I heard an interview on The Diane Rehm Show with Michael Davis, author of "Street Gang," a book about the history of Sesame Street. On the show, Davis read a scene from the show that explains to Big Bird that Mr. Hooper is dead. It made tears well up in my eyes when I heard it then, and again when I watched the actual scene on You Tube. Someone I work with at church recently lost her father, and it made me think of this clip. Take a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZTvDZHRFrU

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