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« on: November 20, 2007, 03:18:26 PM »

Lord please save us from these PC times we live in.

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 01:44:54 AM »

"The character who has posed the most problems, however, is Oscar the Grouch. His crime? He is too miserable for today's toddlers..."

Have these people even met the average two-year-old??  They can out-miserable any muppet, any time, anywhere!

The various Sesame Street characters were created as representations of aspects of the personalities/behaviour of children.  Intended to be identified with.  Along the lines of the Seven Dwarfs.  (OOPS I guess they would be "adult entertainment" too - ugly, jealous old hags giving out poison apples...waaay too nasty for delicate young psyches.   Buggedout )

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 02:16:01 AM »

 Smile Hi Trek.

This has got to be the craziest article I have ever read. I grew up with Sesame Street and South African kids today have their own version of it, called "Takalani Sesame" in which they even have a Muppet called Kami who is HIV positive and shows the positive side of living with HIV. I have never met anyone who was not positively influenced by this program and those people have passed this on to their children.

This is way too PC for my blood and the actions of these people are nuts.

What does make me laugh though are the other news stories on that page:

"Thieves push Pepsi bottle up man's bum"  Buggedout
"Girl to have arm removed from her back"
"Man charged with shooting goat over beer"  TeddyR Buggedout

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 10:18:00 AM »

If there was one Muppet I could relate to even as a kid it was Oscar.  Now they're saying he's too miserable.  WTF man, has our mood pill popping society we live in made people think that being grouchy doesn't exist in our world any more? The PC bullsh*t needs to end here.

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 07:34:11 PM »

Do we really want our children to know what Bert and Ernie are doing, when they are not on camera?
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007, 11:29:19 PM »

Supposedly the target audience for Sesame Street is much younger these days than the one it started. But this is just stupid, Cookie Monster eating a pipe is exactly the kind of silly, surreal stuff little kids love.

They've softened Oscar over the years, IMO, but his grouchiness was always tempered by the other characters, especially the human adults. If he's unsuitable for kids, then in later season DVD releases they should put a parental warning on Telly's perpetual whining and insecurity. Wouldn't want to reinforce fear, anxiety, low-esteem or personal doubt in the little tykes, now would we?

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