Et Tu, Big Bird?

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Yes; it’s moved, and it’s now 2 streets down from wanky liberal street.

In case you weren’t aware, some time in the past few years Sesame Street became, essentially, a left-wing propaganda vehicle.

Letter to PBS:


I take exception to the recent politicization of Sesame Street.

Apparently due to concerns over childhood obesity, the cookie monster doesn’t just eat cookies anymore. He eats veggies, and says cookies are a “sometimes” food. I think children will find this extremely confusing. It will even subtly indoctrinate them into the hypocrisy of our times – call something by a more attractive name, to shove something unpalatable down people’s throats. It’s a bit like politics, really. Shouldn’t he really be called the “Veggie Monster,” or even “Vegan Monster”? Perhaps not the latter – he looks too healthy to be a vegan.

Cookie Monster

C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me!

Did it not occur to your writers that childhood obesity would be better combatted by parents switching off the TV and sending their children outside to play? Oh, I’m sorry, that wouldn’t be good for ratings, would it?

Further, I am reliably informed that the release of Seasons 1 and 2 of Sesame Street on DVD were accompanied by a parental warning(!):

“These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.”

I was led to believe that Sesame Street was a Children’s educational program. Therefore, I must strongly object to PBS trafficking in adults-only programming. Being a public station, certain moral standards are required, as I’m sure you will agree.

However, PBS, surely your work is not yet done?

For example, Bert and Ernie should be out protesting to have their “domestic partnership” recognized by the federal government (isn’t it time for them to come out of the closet? Does PBS hate gay people?)

Since Mr Snuffleupagus is such an endangered species, shouldn’t he be captured by the Department of the Environment and his DNA saved for posterity, while scientists perform unpleasant experiments on him (think E.T.)?

I’m quite surprised that Oscar the Grouch doesn’t already have a prescription for Prozax, Xanax, or some other lethal combination of psychotropic drugs. Otherwise, won’t he turn into a mass murderer and shoot everyone on Sesame Street? Isn’t that what we’ve been led to believe by legions of school therapists and drug companies, as well as the media? Furthermore, his name is decidedly discriminatory – shouldn’t he be called “Oscar the Emotionally Challlenged”?

If you really intend to impart educational lessons to today’s children through this program, we are in for a dire future. We’re going to end up with a race full of community organizers. But perhaps that’s what you want. And while the legions of college “graduates” in 10 years are let loose upon this world, and contribute absolutely nothing to society, where will we be? Who will actually produce something worthwhile? The rest of us, I suppose, who weren’t indoctrinated into this PC nonsense as children.

Thanks a lot, PBS.


An Outraged Taxpayer



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