Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thankful I Turned Out OK...maybe

"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..."

Yes, apparently I watched the mean streets verison of Sesame Street.

According to an earnest warning on Volumes 1 and 2, “Sesame Street: Old School” is adults-only: “These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.”

Check out the full NYTimes story here.


Rinda Elliott said...

Well. That's dumb.

Blog Moderator (aka an adult) said...

I am a Sesame Street Survivor too!

Thanks for linking the Boys Blogging Books site!
The boys are beside themselves with the support they are getting and the fact that people are interested in what they think.
They are going to have a review and interview with Kathy Erskine and her book Quaking, and John Green with Looking for Alaska in the very near future! Hope you'll stop by.

TJBrown said...

Very interesting actually. How PC we have gotten... and how cultural thought has changed.

I loved the old sesame street. I don't like the new stuff so much. It's... so ... happy, it's annoying.