There she is, Loretta Long from Paw Paw, Michigan, and from Western Michigan University. Long alongside (left to right:) Matt Robinson (Gordon), Will Lee (Mr. Hooper) and Bob McGrath (Bob) and, of course, Big Bird, were among the original hosts of Sesame Street in 1969.

Born Loretta Mae Moore in Paw Paw, she went to WMU in the 1950s and briefly taught in Detroit in the early1960's before moving to New York where she taught while auditioning for jobs. and according to, she auditioned for Sesame Street by singing "I'm a little teapot". Moore married and became Loretta Long, and later earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts.

Get our free mobile app

Long started in 1968 hosting a public television show "Soul", then joined Sesame Street the following year playing Susan Robinson for almost half a century, and virtually all the items on the iMDB resume are Sesame Street related.

I'm A Little Teapot

Here's Long talking about getting cast on Sesame Street and telling the "I'm a little teapot" story.

(FoundationLegends via YouTube)

A feature in mentions that in the mid-1990s, a survey said 95% percent of all children has seen Sesame Street by the time they were three years old and three years ago the estimates were that some 86 million children have grown up watching Long and the rest of her castmates over the years on the show. The first one debuted November 10, 1969, fifty-two years ago this week.

See How School Cafeteria Meals Have Changed Over the Past 100 Years

Using government and news reports, Stacker has traced the history of cafeteria meals from their inception to the present day, with data from news and government reports. Read on to see how various legal acts, food trends, and budget cuts have changed what kids are getting on their trays.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

LOOK: Oldest Disneyland Rides From 1955 to Today

Stacker, set out to compile a definitive list of every Disneyland attraction you can enjoy today and ranked them by their age. Using real-time data from Touring Plans, Disney archives, and historical news releases and reviews, our list starts with exciting recent park additions and stretches back to the oldest opening-day classics. This list focuses on the original Disneyland Park, so you will not see any rides from its neighboring California Adventure located just across the promenade. Read on to discover the oldest Disneyland rides you can still ride today.

More From WBCKFM