SESAME STREET: ONCE UPON A MONSTER
Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters ‘A’, ‘C’
and ‘E’, and the number 8.5.
A is for avoiding, like branches rocks and logs. In forests
and in rivers, where maybe there are frogs?
B is for bin, where Oscar lives and grumps. 'Bespoke' too for
monsters new, some maybe with humps.
C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me. Oh cookie,
cookie, cookie starts with C!
D is for dressups; make monsters all funky. It also starts
off ‘ducky’, a rubber one for me.
E is for Ernie, who’s nowhere here to see. Maybe he and Berty
are sitting in a tree? It’s also first in Elmo’s name, there’s lots
of play with he; hopefully you’ll understand that voice that’s so
F is for flapping, so that you can fly. Up into the treetops,
so very, very loft... erm, high.
G is for Grover, the king before Elmo. Now he’s kinda treated
like a bluish-coloured schmo.
H is for helping, when monsters need a hand. Like cleaning up
big messes, or jamming with their band.
I is for interaction, a word of syllables four. This gets
children up and active, what mum could ask for more?
J is for jumping, you’ll do this quite a lot. After half an
hour, you’ll be sweating ’cos you’re hot.
K is for Kinect, the thing that makes this work. If you just
can’t dig it, then man you are a jerk.
L is for likeability, this game sure has a bounty. Just like
missing characters, say Snuffleupagus and Count(y).
M is for moving, you’ll also do this heaps. Running, ducking,
weaving, throwing – plus many kicks and leaps.
N is for nothing, that comes to mind right now. If we think
of something, we’ll be sure to write it down. Like maybe om nom nom
nom nom, om nom nom nom nom nom? Om nom nom nom nom nom nom nom, om
nom nom nom nom nom!
O is for outfits, to help make dress-ups fun. Pick a hat and
jacket, and then your monster’s done.
P is for party, and also for percussion. The first has hats,
the second sticks, there’s no room for discussion.
Q is for quality, a Double Fine guarantee. That hairy man Tim
Schafer he has really earned his fee.
R is for repetitive strain injury, which we think we have
developed. Our shoulders, wrists and army bits, in pain they are
S is for stars, of which you’ll collect oodles. It also
starts off ‘storybook’, with monsters and fun doodles.
T is for talking, tossing, tykes and telling tales. Three
(plus one) more things to maybe aid in this game’s sales.
U is for ‘Ultimate Grover Party Dance’ – which stuffs up our
whole rhyming thing, but had to be mentioned ’cos seeing him get
down in his white John Travolta tux made our night.
V is for vitality, of which most kids have tonnes. Play this
for an hour though and they’ll be shagged-out on their buns.
W is for waving, at monsters and your telly. Do it much too
vigorously and you will end up smelly.
X is for Xanthippe, Oscar’s perfect match? We reckon the
fuzzy green grouch is really quite a catch.
Y is for young ’uns, who this is really for. But older types
can still have fun, although they’ll end up sore.
Z is for ZZZzzz, which we pronounce as ‘zed’. As perfect cue
as any for us to head to bed...