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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sesame Street Advisory



Have you heard the news? According to a warning on Volumes 1 and 2, Sesame Street: Old School is for adults only. "These early Sesame Street episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today's preschool child."

Say what? At a recent all-ages home screening, a hush fell over the room.
“What did they do to us?” asked one Gen-X mother of two, finally. The show
rolled, and the sweet trauma came flooding back. What they did to us was
hard-core. Man, was that scene rough. The masonry on the dingy brownstone at
123 Sesame Street, where the closeted Ernie and Bert shared a dismal
basement apartment, was deteriorating. Cookie Monster was on a fast track to
diabetes. Oscar’s depression was untreated. Prozacky Elmo didn’t exist.

When I was growing up, I never watched Sesame Street. I guess I'm safe from all the trauma. lol

What do you think about this?

1 comment:

talk to your kids about propaganda cartoons said...

Some people live in gray stone buildings with facades that are in bad shape. that's real. Sesame Street is supposed to be a kid friendly show that educates how to function in society. If the poverty line is such a threatening issue, maybe you should move your kids outside of television broadcasting range. Take their internet away for good measure.