For Sunday: “I’m a Hard-workin’ Dog,” from Sesame Street


This video is from Sesame Street’s very earliest days.  I used to watch the show (though I was much too old for it) because I was fascinated by the creativity of the puppetry and animation and videos, and I was (at least dimly) aware that there was often a more mature humorous subtext.



This video is without subtext: it is what it is.  I’ve never forgotten it, or the song in it.  I can still sing it in my sleep, and I probably do.



“All I know how to do is teach a hundred cows some manners.”








About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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