The year was 1992. The first President Bush was still in office. Roger Clemens, still the Red Sox' ace, had not yet "misremembered" anything. The Big Dig had broken ground one year earlier - perhaps it had already made out-of-state visitors a bit weary of Boston's infrastructure.
It was in that year that the Boston Herald photographed Bert and Ernie, in town for "Sesame Street Live" at the Boston Garden. With their car pulled over, the duo were seen apparently asking Boston Police Officer Keith Dalrymple for directions.
Fast-forward 23 years. Boston Police shared that piece of history Saturday, noting that Dalrymple, now a lieutenant, remains with the department.
"This report was brought to you by Kermit the Frog (formerly of Sesame Street News, now free-lancing for BPDNews.com), the letter C, and the number 5," Boston Police stated.