Food on Sesame Street

Just the thing for a busy work day: half-remembered Sesame Street shorts about food. First, two aliens who seem strangely ill-adapted to life on their home planet are encouraged by a shared desire for nectarines to work together:

And milk gets a kind of creepy zip in our second film, which leaves all who see it with a vague feeling of unease. Could it be the female vocalist’s delivery of the song’s ululating cry for “Milk, miiiiii-iiiilk?” Or is it the intercut scenes of a child crying alone in her crib?

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