Oh Lord, I'm now ranting about Sesame Street!

What the fuck, you goddamn educational psychiatrists that fucked up Sesame Street and turned it into a fucking goddamn program for ADHD shithead kids!!!???

What happened to all the variety? The fucking coolness of the little skits and cartoons and films that made SS so great??
Now it’s all fucking Elmo and Search for Ernie and Monster Playhouse!
What a bunch of shit!

I wish I could obtain the first two decades on dvd to show my kids. This new format sucks! Fuck you, SS! You suck! Take Elmo and stick him up your ass!

Jim Henson must be turning over in his grave with this crap.

I aint no goddamn romantic, but to take a perfectly creative show and fuck it up to comply with the Soccer Mom/Bubble-Wrapped/Politically Correct nation is for the birds!

Kiss my ass, SS. Have I made that clear enough for ya?!! Or do I need to talk like Elmo and say it!!!

Wow. Sesame Street has changed!

Roosevelt Franklin’s take on the Vietnam war was kick ass.

So, uh… what’s the word from Elmo on the shit that’s goin’ down?

Yes, there have been other threads about this before. From the other side of the world, I have to agree.

1970s era SS was fuckin’ great. It didn’t condescend to the kids. Even the music alone was brilliant. Bluegrass, blues etc behind a lot of the film clips. They even taught a bit of Spanish. Now it’s all cutesy shit.
Even Oscar seems to have lost his edge. Also the Count! And they had to go and confirm Mr Snuffleupagus was real. Much better when it was a secret between Big Bird and us kids.

Arrr fuck.

Ha ha ha! Elmo feel whole fist!

I didn’t read the thread title and I was kinda shocked to find out that someone was just now figuring out the SS was a bunch of utter bastards.

Fuck and Sesame Street do NOT go in the same sentence…
Having said that I think the show started to go down hill when Elmo took his first hit off the crack pipe. Shortly after that he started pimping his little sister Elma out to Grover for twenty bucks a pop. Later when Elmo found his dead sister in the sewer with a needle stuck in her arm he was forced to start pimping HIMSELF out to the ambigously gay duo that is Bert and Earnie to support his crack habbit.

Mr. Snuffleuagus is STILL not reall. The people on SS only think he’s reall because back in the late 80’s the cast took a bad hit of acid and have yet to come down. This obviously contributed to the downfall of the show as well.

Let this be a lesson to ya kids…

A is NOT for acid &
B is NOT for beer &
C is NOT for crack.

Good night and sleep tight children…

You, sir, are unspeakably sick!

So why am I laughing? :smiley:

Tickle Me From The Inside Elmo

(Obligatory Onion link)

I hadn’t seen it for years until my daughter was born and is now two. I thought, “Hey, let’s turn her on to Sesame Street!”
I watched a couple shows with her and then turned it off for eternity.

It was so ‘calculated’ and sticky sweet and sterile and Soccer-mommed and uninteresting…

It pissed me off. (If you didn’t guess.)

Heh, you guys should see Avenue Q.

I admit I haven’t watched it in a very long time, but when Elmo came out and became popular, I started to fear for future generations (Grover is king, Elmo’s just a bad, bad photocopy of his shit).

This one I’ll disagree with. I know more than a few people who were sexually abused as children that the “Snufflephagus as a secret” storyline used to send them to high anxiety, because no one believed Big Bird. I’m not saying I’m an expert or anything, but I think it’s better that he was revealed.

Fuck you, lady, that’s what stairs are for…

Elmo, originally, was no big deal. Just another monster, albeit incredibly cute and saccharinely sweet.

The point at which CTW had Big Bird put on waterskis and grab the towline was when Elmo became a major focus of the show and the marketing thereof.

Can’t breathe…laughing too hard…


Like the Muppets in general, Sesame Street took a nosedive after Jim Henson died. I’ve got a nephew who’ll be in the target age group in a few years; does anyone know where to pick up OLD episodes, before they started “upgrading” old sketches with new, exciting, snazzy computer effects? :rolleyes:

And who can forget that ill-advised stint as a cop that Bert was forced to take to pay off his heroin debts. But it did lead to this classic exchange:

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.


Muppet Kumite.

Only the strong survive. :stuck_out_tongue:

For some of us, Sesame Street was always shit. It is frenetic, disruptive and it stifles creativity.

Captain Kangaroo, now that was a classy children’s show. Funny, silly, creative and supportive of the individual’s creativity, it was fast paced without being driven by an infintesimal attention span, never condescending (and SS is condescending), always engaging–Captain Kangaroo was interactive TV before the notion ever had a name. I read aloud with the books they read to us (simply panning over the illustrations, but somehow it kept my hyperactive little self interested), I made crafts and drew pictures (imagine what this would look like, now why don’t you make a picture?), I warned Moose that Rabbit was up to know good and shouted hello to Mr. Greenjeans. That’s the show that you should get on DVD for you kids. For Gods’ sakes, let them grow up without Sesame Street!

“If you were gay, that’d be okay…”