Whoopi’s Skin & Elmo’s Fur

I’m sure a lot of you watched ‘Sesame Street‘ as kids, just like I did – I grew up with it! What’s interesting is if you go back and watch those old (and classic) clips from ‘Sesame Street’ (which you can conveniently do on the official Sesame Street YouTube channel) – you might be surprised just how subtle some of their great messages about race, gender, culture, and life were (and still are).

Watch this totally cute, and totally awesome, clip of Elmo and Whoopi Goldberg comparing (and praising) eachother’s skin, hair, and in elmo’s case, fur. This made me smile – and I’m pretty sure I remember watching this when it originally aired back in November, 1990.

Last year I posted a ‘Sesame Street’ clip called “What Is Marriage?” that subtly touched on same-sex marriage issues when a child doesn’t discriminate that marriage or love is solely between a man and a woman. Watch that now here.

One Response to “Whoopi’s Skin & Elmo’s Fur”
  1. Denise says:

    what a throwback! great message and done in a really cute way.

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