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Sesame Street: Not Safe for Kids?

If you haven't heard, classic episodes of Sesame Street now come with an "only for grown-ups" disclaimer. The fuss? Past shows were filled with messages deemed indecent by today's standards. That is, Cookie Monster was way too gluttonous, Oscar needed a serious attitude adjustment, and the show shouldn't have showcased "delusional relationships." We all grew up watching Sesame Street and we only turned out semi-effed up, so what's your take?

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mikec mikec 9 years
I know i am commenting on this way after the fact(this is the first i have heard of this)but this is bullshit!!!Everyone today is soooo pc, and overprotective....OS sesame street was about diversity and accepting people for their mattere how much they ate or if they were a bitch!There is much more to be concerned with in todays world then putting disclaimers on shows like ss.I just turned 35...i grew up watching the original stuff and i am just fine thank-you...actually...i was on one of the live action "commercials".It was about different hair types and cannot find it anywhere...if anyone can point me in the right direction i would appreciate it!
LoraEOraL LoraEOraL 9 years
First of all, if you are a decent parent you shouldn't need to make sesame street any different from what it was before. it shouldn't matter what cookie-monster is eating, it shouldn't matter if the show has gay couples, it shouldn't matter if OSCAR THE GROUCH is a GROUCH, if you teach your children right (the way you think is right with your beliefs) then what they see on television shouldn't matter. i am 17 years old, i grew up watching sesame street. i am a stable, young adult who watches what she eats and has integrity. *parents nowadays seem to want the tv to do the parenting and that is not right*...
rredhawk rredhawk 9 years
I was 7 when Sesame Street first aired. My favorite skit then was "Buddy and Jim", which featured two inept white guys trying but largely failing to accomplish a simple task. Their silly incompetence is what made their skits so funny, but today's overprotective culture may want to censor this part of the show for fear that their young ones might learn to be as just as foolish as Buddy and Jim were. Oh Nooooo!!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
pixelsugar, amen. People get overly concerned about how the media or teachers are raising their children and yet don't bother to raise their children at all. I'm wondering exactly what they're referring to??
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
So messed this. The pisses me off what in the hell is wrong with the old school SS?
pixelsugar pixelsugar 9 years
This makes me so angry. We all grew up watching Sesame Street and we're fine. If anything, it teaches us to be more accepting of people with different personality types! It seems to me that parents these days are more concerned with crap like this than they are about teaching their kids manners. I can't go into a restaurant anymore without being slammed into by a kid on heelies or running around while the parents drink buckets of wine at their table totally oblivious to what their devil spawns are up to!
ChestyLaRue ChestyLaRue 9 years
This disclaimer of course directed to the modern whiny helicopter parents of today. Ugh! How's living in that bubble workin out for ya?
KiDoE KiDoE 9 years
WHATEVER! I watched Sesame Street all the time! It's fine! lol
leahtron leahtron 9 years
oscar the grouch needs an attitude adjustment?! no way! i loved oscar the grouch. plus, how are kids going to learn any lessons if they don't show the negative side?
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