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November 20, 2007

Don’t let the kids watch Sesame Street

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 3:10 pm

The NY Times has a great article about why the early seasons of Sesame Street are not appropriate for today’s toddlers.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/magazine/18wwln-medium-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

 I was a deprived child who was not allowed to watch Sesame Street or The Electric Company. Instead I was forced to watch Captain Kangaroo and Romper Room and Mr. Rogers (who was a creepy old man who talked to puppets!)

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4 Comments »

  1. I watched Sesame Street. I can’t imagine what I’d be without Bert and Ernie and Oscar the Grouch. And Big Bird! I wanted a coat like Big Bird’s.

    Maybe I’m screwed up mentally and don’t know it. 😐 Please don’t answer that.

    Comment by Kate Perry — November 20, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

  2. Didn’t Big Bird wear a tutu? Tha would explain a lot!
    😉

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — November 21, 2007 @ 9:48 am

  3. I won’t comment on what Kate said about being screwed up mentally. Ahem.

    Anyway. I didn’t read the article, and maybe I should. But it probably says something alluding to bert and ernie being gay? And other things like that.

    Can I just say that I watched sesame street growing up, and most of the people I know did also, and we were somewhat good kids. We turned out okay. It’s the kids these days who aren’t watching sesame street because people say they shouldn’t who are turning out wrong!

    Okay. maybe I’m being melodramatic (I wonder who I get that from?), but kids should be allowed to watch sesame street. I don’t care what people say. It’s a learning show. And it’s highly entertaining. What would my life be like if I never knew Snuffluffagus?

    I shudder to think.

    Comment by Parisa — November 21, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

  4. The article is actually very tongue-in-cheek so you might enjoy it. I did.

    Kid’s can watch today’s Sesame Street, just not the old ones. I wonder what they think of The Muppets.

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — November 21, 2007 @ 5:35 pm


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