posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:44 PM
Sesame Street unveils first Muppet with parent in jail
I did a search so I apologize if posted already. Sesame Street has launched a new character for its children's show. I am sure most of us have either
grown up with the show in our lives or the lives of our children. So we are all familiar.
And while I can see the argument to include certain things about real life into children's programming, I am a little concerned in this case.
I remember Captain Planet in the 80s as much of many of you might. It was based around evil polluters and the venerable Captain Planet, a super being
dedicated to stop toxic pollution with his rag tag group of "planeteers".
While it seems a valiant effort to try and instil some qualities like appreciation of the environment, Captain Planet was a week attempt to make a
boring issue seem cool. Also, to seem to try and make the cause of our environmental pollution the act of some evil doer with the lust to destroy the
In actuality, a show could have been made just as easily about normal consumption.
In any case, do you feel Sesame Street has crossed the line? Are they catering to confused children who have lost a parent to the state, or are they
simply conditioning children to be more accepting when their parents are picked up on acts of disobedience?? I suppose that's the important question
When Alex opens his orange mouth to speak, his voice comes out in a half-gasp.
“My dad is…” he says, before pausing to collect himself. “My dad’s in jail,” he says, his eyes locked on the ground.
Meet Alex, the first Muppet to have a parent in prison.
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