Man, but there were some groovy urban muppets livin' on The 'Street back in the day.
If I ever saw this segment as a kid where Roosevelt Franklin leads the class in a lesson on African pride, it was clearly whited out from my memory. Is that Maria doing the voice of the saucy know-it-all?
I do miss me some Roosevelt Franklin, though. Those were good times. One might even say they were Dy-No-MIIITE.
Clearly, as the Sesame Street concept gelled, Franklin, a preliterate kid who delivered his killer rap with a voice as deep as Barry White, was doomed to change or be increasingly out of step. But he is missed. And I'm sure I'm missing some of the greatest Franklin Roosevelt moments, too. Anyone? [via south willard]