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Monday, March 4, 2013

Flashback Monday: When Sesame Street Came to Reston

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When we think back fondly on Sesame Street, we picture an urban brownstoney sort of setting, a New York City that never really was, except on a soundstage inhabited by a bunch of shaggy puppets. But apparently we were wrong! On the excellent fancy Facebook group Reston, Remember When, we learned something that shocked us: a segment of the beloved children's show was actually filmed in Reston! Apparently they:
filmed a segment for Sesame Street in our house on Inlet Court in the late '70s..."Malcolm Makes Change"? about a little boy who had to figure out how to buy a gift for his mom with the amount of money he had....I remember the film crew coming in and taking over our kitchen!! Tried to google it but couldn't find anything!
Neither could we, curse the YouTubes. Though this was fun in a 2007 indie cred sort of way.

But! Sesame Street has always changed with the times, and we have it on good authority that it is coming back to Reston to help teach children about an important 21st-century skill: the need to follow HOA regulations to the letter. We've learned that on a Very Special Episode, this guy will be cited for putting his trash can out on the curb a full hour before sunset:



  1. Maybe Cookie Monster will drop by one of our many cupcake merchants and angrily demand cookies until he is escorted out by Animal Control.

  2. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonMarch 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Forget Sesame Street; how about the remake of that other PBS kids' classic, the soon-to-be cancelled "Mr. Milton's Neighborhood"

    All together now:

    "It's a beautiful day in the Shadowwood..."

  3. This episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the letter D (DRB) and the number 4 (covenant violations found on your house).


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