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Sesame Street with a parental warning label?

By asoglin
Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 at 1:15 pm in Babies & Tots, Just Bizarre.

oscar the grouchSeems the Sesame Street Workshop folks are shipping out DVDs of the classic TV show’s first season with a parental warning label: “These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.”

So naturally, the New York Times did a screening. “The masonry on the dingy brownstone at 123 Sesame Street, where the closeted Ernie and Bert shared a dismal basement apartment, was deteriorating,” writes Virginia Heffernan. “Cookie Monster was on a fast track to diabetes. Oscar’s depression was untreated…”

We’re betting the playground in the opening sequence didn’t meet federal safety codes either. And is that full-fat milk they’re drinking?
- Jackie Burrell

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