This may take Count von Count a while, but it's A-OK—Sesame Street marks its 40th anniversary today.
The PBS stalwart debuted on Nov. 10, 1969, and, after more than 21 million minutes aired, 122 Emmys and a Lifetime Achievement award, has managed to stay relevant—and sometimes controversial (remember that Bert-Bin Laden hookup?).
Cookie Monster, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and friends will be celebrating in style with Michelle Obama and the letter H.
The first lady's appearance presumably won't be ticking off right-wingers—unless they're offended by vegetable gardens and Big Bird's measuring stick.
"Are you part bird?" the fine-feathered one asks her. "You and I are both really tall."
Cameron Diaz also stops by to help Grover explain the importance of trees.