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Does it bother you when Sesame Street spoofs adult shows?

Anonymous
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Do Sesame Street's spoofs of adult programming like True Blood or other popular adult programs or movies bother you? Is it necessary for kids to see these things?

Here's one recent example, parodying "The Hunger Games"...

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 19, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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No, because I think that's not targeted for the kids so much as it is for the adults who are watching alongside them. It's a way to keep the parents as entertained as the kids while they watch this every day.

LunieLoopen
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Hmm.. Hunger Games isn't an adult movie/book/... and is even taught to children in schools. Sesame Street aged chldren? I'm not sure, but there is a strong likelihood that they have been exposed to it in some way. So, SS is trying to address that in a funny way.

Have they spoofed Breaking Bad or something? Because then I'd start to ask your question.

Kitty_Myrick
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM

  It for the poor parents who are stuck there on the couch watching it with them.  It goes over their heads and by the time they get it it's all good.

pumpkin pie

storkradio193
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 1:18 PM

No, it doesn't bother me.  My girls would have no idea what it is about.  They are for the adults watching.  Many kids' movies in the theater have jokes that are designed for the adults watching.

heathers5500
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Have you seen the Sesame Street episode of True Mud (True Blood)  I don't find a problem with these at all, and they are quite funny.

Sorry its not clicky, you'll have to copy and paste...for some reason my computer is not letting me copy and paste anything on the internet, so I had to type it out...ugh

www.youtube.com?watch?v=6nUS1wCA2oA


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

 YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED!!!

I say this as a half-joke.

But seriously... it has ALWAYS been in the theme of SS to relate to the Adults.

Check it out...

Me And Julio Down By The School Yard

The MaMa pajama rolled outa bed and she ran to the police station
When the PaPa found out he began to shout and he started the investigation
Well it's against the law
It was against the law
What the mama saw
It was against the law

The mama looked down and she spit on the ground
Every time the name gets mentioned
The papa said "oy if I get that boy I'm gonna stick him in the house of
Detention

Well, I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
But I'm on my way
I'm takin my time but I don't know where
Good-bye to Rosie the Queen of Corona
See you me and julio down by the school yard
See you me and julio down by the school yard

In a couple of days they come to take me away
But the press let the story leak
And when the radical priest come to get me relased
Well we was all on the cover of newsweek

Well, I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
But I'm on my way
I'm takin my time but I don't know where
Good-bye to Rosie the Queen of Corona
See you me and julio down by the school yard
See you me and julio down by the school yard

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:50 PM

 This was filmed AFTER all of Johnny Cash's drug & legal issues.

cupcake_mom
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM
This.

Its funny, this one was on this morning on pbs lol


Quoting Anonymous:

No, because I think that's not targeted for the kids so much as it is for the adults who are watching alongside them. It's a way to keep the parents as entertained as the kids while they watch this every day.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:54 PM

 Did you know....

This was sung by "The Pointer Sisters"???

Now you now.

:)

Pinball

JayeC2
by Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

My kids are way beyond Sesame age, but when they were, I enjoyed those spoofs and felt they were more for me than for my kids.  Same with some of the singers/actors they have on - my kids didn't know who those people were, but I did. :)

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