1. My toddler days were the late 60's and very early 70's.
2. We only had 3 channels back then and didn't get a public television station.
3. We currently don't have television and therefore don't watch Sesame Street.
That being said I was a bit thrown for a loop New Years morning when Lukas brought me an Elmo book and asked me to read it to him.
"Oh, Big Bird" he said as he looked at the page below. "Yes, and there is Cookie Monster" I replied as I pointed to the blue thing eating a cookie. I felt informed.
"Who is that?" he then asked as he pointed to the character jumping rope.
"Uh, I'm not sure buddy. I think it is Elmo's girlfriend." It seemed like a logical guess to me.
"Who are those guys?' was his next question, as we flipped the page.
"Well, that's Bert and Ernie" happy to get an easy one. "But, I'm not sure which one is which".
"Uh, I think it's Count Chocula" was my best guess.
"And that guy?" as we moved on to the next image.
"Err...I think that must be the Dump Monster"
"Honestly buddy....I have NO idea who that is."
"Looks a bit like a mash-up between Grover and the Cookie Monster"
"Oh, ok Daddy"