Friday, August 07, 2009

Muppet Show - Children's Music Song & Dance

One of the most successful shows that is still being watched by millions on television around the world today is The Muppet Show. Also called, Sesame Street it uses a mixture of animation, puppets, and live actors to stimulate the young minds that watch the show.
In Singapore it is no different as the show became a hit with both children and adults. It is well known for its Muppet characters created by Jim Henson. It premiered on November 10, 1969 in the US, and is the longest running children's program.
Up until the late 60s, the use of television as an educational tool in the US was not confirmed so in 1966, a research was done to show how TV could be used to help children, especially those from the low-income groups. The point was, "if you can hold the attention of children, you can educate them." The show was a hit because of its "strong visual style, fast-moving action, humour, and music."
Sesame Street made a great impact in Singapore in the 70s with the TV audiences all over the island watching it because music is one of its attractions.
One song, that is utmost in everyone's mind and which created a stir when people heard it for the first time is, The Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog.
Information, edited: Wikipedia.
Image: Muppet Show

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