Sesame Street Brainwashed A Generation Into Psychedelia!

(via iridium) by Grand Poobah

Warning: If you were born between 1962-1978, there’s a good chance your soul was psychedelicized early on in your childhood years.

Evidence points to this 1969 Sesame Street clip that helped children learn to count to 10. Seems pretty innocent, but there is something much more sinister here in order to brainwash a generation of kids into being “groovy”. After being fed bowls of Honeycombs and plopped in front of the television on a massive sugar high, kids across America were bouncing off the walls in their footie-pajamas to this segment called “Jazzy-Spies”, which included free jazz, Yellow Submarine-style surrealistic animation, and vocals by Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane! And then your family wondered why you went on tour with the Grateful Dead… (yes, you do want to click on that link!)

“Slick got involved through her first husband, Jerry Slick, who produced the segments for San Francisco-based animation studio Imagination, Inc. Headed by animator Jeff Hale, the company also produced the Pinball segments, as well as the famous anamorphic Typewriter Guy, The Ringmaster, and the Detective Man. (Hale, by the way, has a cameo as Augie “Ben” Doggie in the well-loved Lucas parody Hardware Wars.)

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