Tuesday, September 26, 2006


If you grew up in the 70's then the above title may mean something to you. I was talking with some friends about an educational TV show we used to get to watch during elementary school - it was The Electric Company. One of the most memoriable segments from the show for me was a short cartoon with a plumber and a parrot. Well, it turns out that this video clip is available online here: www.sesameworkshop.org/tec. If you click on the videos button and then pick "more videos", you'll find the segment called "It's the plumber".

What I found odd about watching this video after not having seen it for about 30 years was how different it was in reality vs. my memory. In my memory, the scene was reversed from left to right, the lady of the house was much older and overweight, and the plumber was a lot taller and shouted a lot louder. And I didnt remember the plumber having a strong NYC accent. Yet again I learn I can't trust my memory at all.

Anyhow, if you are interested in some old childhood nastalgia from the 70's, the web site is worth checking out.