Not that this is new news or anything but if you are/were a Sesame Street fan, in the 70’s, you’ll remember Snuffy, Big Birds imaginary friend? You remember, the big brown hairy guy (no, not my ex) who used to always disappear right before BB could get Maria or Mr Hooper to confirm his existence. Anyway, he’s out now. Everyone can see him, even Oscar. Even Grover. sigh
Cutting edge news, straight from the source. There is no cite for this, as on the SS website, there is no reference to Snuffy at all. Maybe they are in denial?
I didn’t watch Sesame Street, so I have this second-hand (maybe it’s in the new Sesame Street book).
They started getting concerbned about “invisible friends” and kids’ reactions, and even more so about Big Bird’s honesty – everyone knows Big Bird only tells the truth. So they had a special episode in which everyone learns about Snuffleupagus. This happened ages ago. You must’ve been on a SS hiatus.
Yeah. I remember my Child Psych teacher telling us that they “outed” Snuffleupagus because of similarities to, like, kids who were being molested (in the sense of kids not being believed or osmething). I don’t remember exactly how she explained it, it was just very scary and such at the time.
But I remember Snuffleupagus being a real live creature, so to speak, when I was a kid watching Sesame Street, and I was a 3 and 4-year-old in '85.
Yeah, I remember that…I was 7 at the time, and my younger siblings were still watching it regularly (although I’d always pause to watch the spiffy-trippy pinball segments…onetwothree-four-five-sixseveneight-nine-ten, eleven-twelve!, but I digress…) and was shocked to see the grown-ups discover Snuffy!
'course, I thought of some other OUTing when I saw the thread title…
Did anyone else read the gay sesame street character story in the Onion?