February 1, 2013

Upside Downton Abbey

Sesame Street Geekgasm
About a month ago the Mrs. and I decided to watch an old (I mean really old) episode of Sesame Street on Netflix.  It was pretty cool in a flashback kind of way, but trippy since there was such an innocence back then that seemed so shocking by today's standards.

There were shots of the project high-rises in the background (set dressing), adults were creepily chatting up young girls, and there was no Elmo or Mr. Snuffleupagus.  Contrast all this with the super catchy learning shorts that transitioned the segments.  Deep down in my mind I had remembered all of those shorts but forgotten about the rest of the show. One, two, three, four-five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, el-le-eh-eh-ven twelve!

Ok, that last sentence is much more lyrical in my head.


A couple weeks after the night of Sesame Street on Netflix we attended my niece's 1st Birthday party.  Evidently my brother-in-law watches Sesame Street regularly with Anna.  We talked a bit about the "Elmo" controversy and he mentioned some of the new characters I have never seen.

Fast forward to today when I learn that Downton Abbey is never going to have any more episodes on Netflix because Amazon snapped it up.  That cheeses me off, but what am I going to do?

I tell you what I'm going to do.....I'm going to watch Upside Downton Abbey:


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