Spend a minute and a half contemplating the existence of the letter B with Shakespearean actor and starship captain Sir Patrick Stewart. He studies the letter intensely in this classic Sesame Street video.
Titled B or not a B, the 1996 short is a parody of the opening phrase of English playwright William Shakespeare‘s To Be or Not To Be soliloquy in the play Hamlet, circa 1599-1601.
Is this shape the second letter of the alphabet? Observe its straight Back and two Bumps. Is this the letter B?
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• James Earl Jones recites the alphabet on Sesame Street
• William Wegman’s ABC
• Silent E, an Electric Company song by Tom Lehrer
• O-U (The Hound Song) by Tom Lehrer
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