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dr hoo said:
http://www.crookedtimber.org/archives/001382.html

Read, and discuss if ya feel like it!

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Sesame Street and Joyce? Who woulda thunk it? Is Sesame Street really a big deal anymore? I mean in my day that was about all there was to watch for us kiddos (except for Saturday morning when they showed the cartoons). Nowdays there are 4-5 networks that provide childrens programming of various ilks.
 

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Still a big deal? I think it a constant.

Certainly it was big during the Elmo craze a few years ago. Sesame street really is a constant in american sociey, bridging class and race boundaries almost completely.
 

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dr hoo said:
Certainly it was big during the Elmo craze a few years ago. Sesame street really is a constant in american sociey, bridging class and race boundaries almost completely.
Yeah but now Sesame street is just one amongst several. My kid really likes Dora the Explorer and Blue's Clues. There's some weird stuff out there too, Gullah Gullah Island which is a "black" oriented kid's show, I guess. The other day instead of Goldie Locks and the 3 Little Bears, they told the story of Brownie Locks and the 3 Little Bear. No joke!
 

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Amsterdam and Columbus on 109th is where President Obama lived.
 

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Holy crap, can't we freakin' let kids be kids? Damn, I was a little guy in the early 70's and I really enjoyed watching Sesame Street. I didn't give a flying crap about politics....I like watching Bert and Ernie argue, I liked watching Oscar the Grouch do his thing, I liked watching the Cookie Monster sing about cookies, I felt frustrated by Big Bird talking about the Snuffa thing that I can't spell when nobody else believed him, and I loved watching the chef fall down the stairs when he would declare "9 chocolate eclairs!" or whatever it was he was trying to bring down the stairs that day. My point is, why politicize everything? Why can't kids just watch a wholesome show that lets them think about things and not have to worry about modern politics and adult society? If you freaking want kids to understand the sociopolitical significance of freaking Sesame Street then freaking get them away from the TV and let them watch the Obama/Romney debates....I bet they will really, really benefit from that. And the truth is, while you think they will benefit from it they will be wishing they had "normal" parents who let them be kids when they are 5 years old. Word.

And oh yeah, "C" is for cookie, mofos!

 

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My children couldn't stand PBS, and I have also grown tired of it as well. Do away with it and don't look back. Good job. Well done.
 

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Holy crap, can't we freakin' let kids be kids? Damn, I was a little guy in the early 70's and I really enjoyed watching Sesame Street. I didn't give a flying crap about politics...
If you want to complain, complain about the people who saw Sesame Street and thought it was political. Because the OP link ain't about politics. It's about Sesame Street, and James Joyce.

In general, I hate it when people dredge up politics from the old days (Lounge used to be NCD, and included political discussions). If people want politics, go to PO. That's what it is for. Don't dredge it up here, don't post it here. Respect the wishes of those who want to avoid politics. How hard is that?
 

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The documentary "Being Elmo" is streaming on Netflix and it was a great story about the puppeteer. I'm not even into Sesame Street but I thought it was great.

BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY

If you haven't seen it then it's definitely worth a watch.
Yeah, +1

Dude could have gone nowhere without some real breaks from people ranging from his parents to the really famous.
 
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