I’m so glad that my Sesame Street watching days came when the show’s creators still realized that cartoons could be educational and fun at the same time.
According to this story, the show’s new season will feature a new health craze that goes so far that Cookie Monster can’t even be Cookie Monster anymore because kids apparently don’t understand that a cartoon character eating cookies like a maniac isn’t real which would in turn send the message to them that they should be doing the same thing. And in related news, I just put a down payment on a new trash can so I can be just like Oscar the Grouch, because if he can live in one then dammit, why can’t I?
Seriously, where does this sort of stupidity end? Are they going to take Oscar out of his garbage can because it might send the message that homeless people who happen to live in one are pissed off all the time? Come to think of it, they probably are, but that’s beside the point. The point is that Sesame Street shouldn’t have to or even want to do this. I mean if you aren’t spending even the minimal time required with your own children to teach them the difference between real and pretend, then maybe you shouldn’t have any to begin with. It’s not Sesame Street’s job to raise your kids, it’s yours. and to me, if you don’t have time to do a little better than a half assed job of it, you don’t respect your children enough to miss them when somebody with more sense takes them away from you, so what do you care?
It sounds harsh I know, but I’m sick and tired of negligent parents blaming everything and everyone but themselves for how their kids turned out. I understand that there’s such a thing as outside influences, but Jesus Christ, do your parental duty and try your best to keep them in check and balanced out. You owe them at least that much.