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Sesame Street: "I Want a Monster to Be My Friend"

Sesame Street: Silly or Scandalous?

Old-school episodes of Sesame Street now come with an "only for grown-ups" disclaimer. We asked all of you to weigh in on the matter and an overwhelming majority deemed the warning unnecessary. A questionable song just surfaced that might warrant a change of mind. The song, titled "I Want a Monster to Be My Friend," was actually banned from Sesame Street in 1984 when a mother complained about a few of its lyrics:

If I make friends with a friendly monster,
I'll let him bounce me on his knee.
I'll let him do whatever he wants to,
Especially if he's bigger than me.

Is the message shocking? Or, when considered in context, do you find it harmless? Listen to the full song below and let me know whether you think the ditty is just plain silly or scandalous.

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