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Old 11-20-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Old-School Sesame Street "Dangerous" to Kids Today

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/ma...=2&oref=slogin

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What they did to us was hard-core. Man, was that scene rough. The masonry on the dingy brownstone at 123 Sesame Street, where the closeted Ernie and Bert shared a dismal basement apartment, was deteriorating. Cookie Monster was on a fast track to diabetes. Oscar’s depression was untreated. Prozacky Elmo didn’t exist.

It really shows how much times have changed. But is it really good to overprotect kids? I mean, millions of kids watched Sesame from the late 60s until its recent changes, and no one is totally screwed up from watching it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:03 PM   #2
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And the oppression of Oscar. Dave Chappelle nailed that one.
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I read that article this week, that is completely ridiculous.

I bet Cookie Monster eats soy and tofu now.
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I bet Cookie Monster eats soy and tofu now.
It would have to be something soft since I'm guessing his teeth would have rotted away years ago...
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I don't see many cookie addicted, pipe smoking obese people out there in the world.
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Holy (common grass, not grain improved with hormones fed) cow.

Yep, all of us who grew up watching the non-sanitized version are damaged adults now. Mmm-hmm.
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I bet Cookie Monster eats soy and tofu now.
Well he certainly wouldn't be eating cookies with all their evil trans-fats

I'm surprised no one has tried marketing plastic bubbles for parents to keep their kids in They would sell like hot cakes!
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not grain improved with hormones fed
Did Yoda somehow access your account, April?
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I saw that earlier today. We get freaked out over the weirdest things nowadays, I swear to god... Seriously, how on earth did previous generations survive?

It's a TV show, mmkay? Turn it off if it bothers you. Pretty simple solution.

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Last I heard about Cookie...

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I bet Cookie Monster eats soy and tofu now.
Cookies are a sometimes food!!
Vegetables?! Mmm!! yumm yum yum...*munch crunch gobble*




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I saw that earlier today. We get freaked out over the weirdest things nowadays, I swear to god... Seriously, how on earth did previous generations survive?

It's a TV show, mmkay? Turn it off if it bothers you. Pretty simple solution.

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Wow. Old school sesame street would kick new school sesame streets arse.

What a load of bollocks!
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Who can watch the Smurfs anymore? Or the Little Mermaid? It's all pretty sick when your mind is so far down in the gutter that it can barely see clearly through the sewage.

Besides, I watched Sesame Street for years, and look how I turned out!
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You guys wanna talk old school, who remembers The Electric Company???

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Yes!!

How about ZOOM?

They taught kids all kinds of "bad" things, like trying to whistle with a mouth full of crackers

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