Of 2 princes and kings of 8: Counting to 12 with 12 Sesame Street counting songs

Music is inherently numerical: A song’s time signature represents a brief, repeating exercise in algebra; chords are arranged in intervals of thirds and sevenths (and ninths and elevenths if you want to get really tricky with it). Nothing on TV has harnessed this truth quite like Sesame Street, whose mission to…

“T is for ‘Twin Beaks’”: A Sesame Street pop-culture alphabet

The Fonz appeared on Sesame Street several times. No, not Henry Winkler—The Fonz, with his leather jacket, slick hair, and hipper-than-thou attitude. In his most iconic appearance, Fonzie introduces his favorite letter of the alphabet: A, which is brilliant in its obviousness. He seems to be invoking the same magic he…