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question of the day: What’s your favorite childhood memory of ‘Sesame Street’ (or ‘Wallace and Gromit’)?

They’re not quite analogous, but a confluence of anniversaries this week resulted in dueling Google doodles on either side of the Atlantic, for the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street:

and the 20th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit:

Today, both Google.com and Google.co.uk share this doodle:

What’s your favorite childhood memory of Sesame Street (or Wallace and Gromit, or both)?

I loved Sesame Street as a kid — the show and I are the same age; it debuted just a few months after I was born — and to this day, I can’t see a police dog or a farm dog without singing in my head, “Dog, dog, I’m a workin’ dog, I’m a hard-workin’ dog.”

I was a grownup before Wallace and Gromit came along, but it still tickles me endlessly. (I have been known to say, in all earnestness, “Oo, I do like a nice bit of cheese.”) Somewhere around here I’ve got the new W&G DVD, A Matter of Loaf and Death, that I must get around to watching…

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