Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Recession Hits Sesame Street

Sad news from Sesame Street...It's pretty freaking bad when even Big Bird doesn't have job security. The Sesame Street Workshop is laying off 20% of it's workforce.

I've always truly loved Sesame Street. My siblings and I grew up loving it (Snuffy was always my favorite). I'm so glad that Darling enjoys it too, but I have to say that I would like to punch Baby Bear in his stupid, lisping face. If they're laying off Muppets, he should be the first to go. His little sister speaks more clearly than he does. And maybe Alan. I've never adjusted to Mr. Hooper's replacement. And Zoe. Zoe just irritates me. And that Abby Kadaby fairy? WTF?

Nevertheless, it's still a fabulous kid's show. I feel bad for Elmo & Co. At least Oscar and Slimey the Worm downsized early and aren't afraid of dumpster diving.

The truly tragic thing is what will the laid off Muppets do? Tear Sesame Street up with a gang turf war?
Maybe use the economy to teach kids some other hard truths about life? (Click on pic to read)
I don't even want to think about the very special episode where Snuffy tries coke and Super Grover tries some LSD laced flying...

Damn, it's a cruel, cruel world.

One bright bit of news for PBS is their new/old show. Did you know there is an all new Electric Company? Darling and I caught the first episode and while it's not the vintage childhood show I loved, pretty darn good. (Like Dollhouse, I'll watch a few more episodes and see where it goes.) When I was watching the shows, it was all re-runs and 3-2-1 Contact was taking over as the "science show".
Maybe The Bloodhound Gang could solve the mystery of what the hell happened to the economy and then explain it to us in simple terms.


Green-Eyed Momster said...

That's sad news about Sesame Street. I love, love, love the Count. He Rocks!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are feeling better!


Brigindo said...

Snuffy was always my favorite too!

Ross said...

I'm waiting for the episode about world war two where a bunch of monsters with Nazi helmets march onto sesame street and take anybody who doesn't meat their standards away and kill them. Then a bunch of red (soviet union) and Red white and Blue (america) monsters come and kill all the Nazi monsters. Therefore explaining how bad racism is to kids by scaring them for life when there favorite monster friend is splattered on the wall for not being a Pure monster.