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The Idea Man is a three minute short film by Jim Henson which was used for a live performance with Limbo on The Mike Douglas Show on July 20, 1966. The film has featured in various screenings of vintage Henson material without the Limbo performance superimposed over the images.

During a segment in which Limbo runs through a list of ideas that have already been thought of, brief cameos are made by Yorick, Kermit, E=mc², Kukla, John F. Kennedy, and Alfred E. Neuman of Mad magazine.

In 1970, everyone’s favorite orange roommate sang a song to his bathtime buddy. “Oh, rubber duckie, you’re the one. You make bathtime lots of fun,” cooed Ernie to his squeaky yellow friend. While the rubber duckie had been around for at least a century prior to Ernie and his mellow melody, this Sesame Street tune shoved the bathtime toy into the popular culture lexicon where it has remained ever since. From a chew toy to a piece of art to Ernie’s best friend (sorry, Bert), here’s the story of how the world got into the bath with the rubber duckie.

Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy helps Grover from favorite Sesame Street character understand how we elect the president of the United States. It doesn’t explain Trump, though. That would have been more interesting.