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Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:16 pm

I found a video from Fox News today. It was talking about how Sesame Street DVD's from early seasons are "unsutable for children" and are "for adults only"... In it, some of the points made were:

(Keep in mind these are the views from the article, NOT MINE.)

Cookie monster eats too many cookies, so that will lead kids to diabetes.
Bert and Ernie live in a dilapidated basement apartment, and seem to possibly share the same bed. This will leave kids thinking that it's ok to be Gay and living shambles is the norm.
Oscar the Grouch is suffering from repressed depression causing him to be such a grouch.


I went looking and found this on NY times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/ma...html?_r=1&ref=magazine&oref=slogin

Can you believe this? To quote what the count may say... "One paranoid idiot ha ha ha.. Two paranoid idiot ha ha ha.."

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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:25 pm



Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
Cookie monster eats too many cookies, so that will lead kids to diabetes.

Oh boy. See what happens when lawyers start to run the country?
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:00 pm



Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
Cookie monster eats too many cookies, so that will lead kids to diabetes.

Cookie Monster is also conspicuously absent from almost all recent episodes of Sesame Street. On the rare occasions he is shown, cookies aren't mentioned.

Perhaps Cookie Monster has entered a twelve step program for cookie addicts and the rest of Sesame Street is being supportive?

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
Bert and Ernie live in a dilapidated basement apartment, and seem to possibly share the same bed. This will leave kids thinking that it's ok to be Gay and living shambles is the norm.

I watched Sesame Street almost from it's debut, and as far as I recall Bert and Ernie have always had separate beds, Bert's with a "B" on the headboard and Ernie's with an "E" on the headboard if I recall correctly.

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
Oscar the Grouch is suffering from repressed depression causing him to be such a grouch.

This accusation bothers me the most. At what point did it become okay to assume that anyone who isn't smiling and cheerful all the time has a problem or needs to be medicated? Oscar is clearly not a naturally social character, and there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, Oscar's presence on Sesame Street helped to show kids that not everyone in this world acts like Little Mary Sunshine 24/7 and that some people simply prefer to be by themselves.

Depression? Hardly! Give Oscar a bag of trash then leave him alone and he's as happy as a pig in sh*t! He even used to sing a song about it:

I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Oh I love trash!
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:02 pm

In one of my abnormal psych classes in college we were diagnosing many of the characters from the show-really funny to do...
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:06 pm

Sesame Street is the pinnacle of children's programming. This show has educated millions of kids all over the world and is an absolute institution. To be so short-sighted, as the current producers seem to be is ridiculous. I think people should start a petition to get her fired.

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
and seem to possibly share the same bed.

Bert and Ernie have always had separate beds

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):

Oh boy. See what happens when lawyers start to run the country?

This has nothing to do with lawyers. Leave your petty and short-sighted opinions out of this.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:19 pm

It's PC-ness run amuck and one more notch in the pussification belt of today's kids.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:29 pm

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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:11 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):

Oh boy. See what happens when lawyers start to run the country?

This has nothing to do with lawyers. Leave your petty and short-sighted opinions out of this.

Of course it does. They are afraid some kid will get fat after imitating cookie monster and having his parents sue the company. To protect themselves, they get rid of the cookies. I know you are a lawyer, but don't let your feelings get in the way of facts.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:15 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):

Bert and Ernie have always had separate beds

REally?

Peter Griffin: I've been watching television so much the shows are starting to run together.
Announcer: [for Homicide: Life on Sesame Street] This show contains adult content, and is brought to you by the letter H.
Bert: [answering phone] Hello? Son of a bitch. I'm on my way.
[gets out of bed and gets dressed]
Bert: Some poor bastard got his head blown off down at a place called Hooper's.
Ernie: Bert, I wish you wouldn't drink so much, Bert.
Bert: Well, Ernie, I wish you wouldn't eat cookies in the *damn* bed.
Ernie: Bert, you're shouting again, Bert.

http://www.fugly.com/videos/1497/homicide.html
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:23 pm



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 7):
Of course it does. They are afraid some kid will get fat after imitating cookie monster and having his parents sue the company. To protect themselves, they get rid of the cookies. I know you are a lawyer, but don't let your feelings get in the way of facts.

This has nothing to do with feelings. Name me a time where Sesame Street, CTW, Jim Henson Studios or anyone else related to the show has ever been sued over something like that? More than 20 years ago Sesame Street had Cookie Monster extolling the virtues of eating healthy food, and that had absolutely nothing to do with law suits.

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 8):

REally?

I know, funny, but not the actual show.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:24 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):

Oh boy. See what happens when lawyers start to run the country?

This has nothing to do with lawyers. Leave your petty and short-sighted opinions out of this.

yeah it does. have you seen the things people sue over these days? its a lawsuit waiting to happen. so sad what the world has come to
 
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Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:27 pm

The irony of this, of course, is that some of the individuals who think today's children need to be shielded from this material are the very same people who watched these episodes themselves when they were growing up. If they were consistent with what they say, they would then be forced into the situation in which they would have to admit that they themselves were adversely harmed when they watched these episodes of Sesame Street as children. And, in a perverse way, one almost has to admire the ones who are consistent, because then at least they have to own up to the fact that one of the reasons that as adults they make insane decisions like this is because they were screwed up in the head as children. At least they would admit that they have some sort of mental disorder that leads them to conclude that harmless little Sesame Street should not be viewed by children. The ones to fear are the inconsistent ones who claim that there was nothing wrong about watching Sesame Street when they were children but somehow today's youth have to be protected from this vicious, vile program of their youth (their characterization, not mine).
 
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Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:29 pm

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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:33 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Reply 10):

yeah it does. have you seen the things people sue over these days?

Don't let your misguided opinions on lawyers cloud your opinions here. The main reason for this is our overprotective culture that is a result of "zero tolerance" legislation and over analysis by so-called child rearing experts. We no longer allow our children to explore and understand the world through subtle expansion of their horizons. That has nothing to do with lawyers and everything to do with poor parenting.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:36 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
legislation and over analysis by so-called child rearing experts.

You mean people like Florida Republican House member Mark Foley?

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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:37 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
he main reason for this is our overprotective culture that is a result of "zero tolerance" legislation and over analysis by so-called child rearing experts

i agree with you. but the point is, still someone will sue over it its just your culture.
 
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:39 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Reply 15):

i agree with you. but the point is, still someone will sue over it its just your culture.

Again, name a time where someone sued any entity related to Sesame Street over Cookie Monster.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:46 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):

Again, name a time where someone sued any entity related to Sesame Street over Cookie Monster.

i can't point to a single case of that yet, but when i come across one i post it
 
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:04 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):
Again, name a time where someone sued any entity related to Sesame Street over Cookie Monster.

Stupid cases happen all the time. Just because this one doesn't exist, doesn't mean it won't later. Lawyers see what people sue over and react, fearing it could happen to other companies.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:18 am



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 12):

Bout damn time those insurgents did SOMETHING right.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:51 am

So the next version of Sesame St will be "no-one does anything just in case someone is misguided, offended, stereotyped or injured"

Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
We no longer allow our children to explore and understand the world through subtle expansion of their horizons.

and people were worried about this 5 years ago....

http://www.post-gazette.com/lifestyle/20021001childsplay1001fnp3.asp

Development experts say children suffer due to lack of unstructured fun

More "experts" I know, but....
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults

Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:19 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
This show has educated millions of kids all over the world

Including me. And I don't have diabetes, am not gay or grouchy, and I don't live in a basement.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
The main reason for this is our overprotective culture that is a result of "zero tolerance" legislation and over analysis by so-called child rearing experts. We no longer allow our children to explore and understand the world through subtle expansion of their horizons. That has nothing to do with lawyers and everything to do with poor parenting.

You may be right, but I still think lawyers shoud be locked away in a reservation in Wyoming where they could bullshit one another till the end of time without harming normal people.

[Edited 2007-11-22 03:50:37]
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:47 pm



Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 19):
Bout damn time those insurgents did SOMETHING right.

Latest word is that he'll be released, unharmed, when Sesame Street stops corrupting our youth.  Silly
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:52 pm



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 22):

Latest word is that he'll be released, unharmed, when Sesame Street stops corrupting our youth.

Hehhe.. According to who?

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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults

Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:55 pm

What do you expect with scenes like this?







For real though, I'm getting really into Sesame Street these days from watching it with my 3-year-old son. It cracks me up that the DVDs came with an introduction that the show isn't appropriate for kids.

PS: He loves cookie monster, and Oscar. Actually, cookie monster is my idol too now.

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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:08 pm



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 18):

Stupid cases happen all the time. Just because this one doesn't exist, doesn't mean it won't later.

 sarcastic  Learn before you speak.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:19 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 25):
Learn before you speak.

So instead of actually refuting what I said, you just post nonsense to make yourself feel better and reinforce your feelings of superiority? Good thing they don't actually exist.
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RE: Takes The Cake: Sesame Street DVDs For Adults Only

Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:27 am



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 26):

So instead of actually refuting what I said

The actual record of things does that for me, or are you going to make things up about the McDonald's coffee case too?
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