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    Default Conservatives panties in a bunch over Sesame Street episode

    Sunny Days Not! Conservatives Get Grouchy About Sesame Street
    Today 7:41 AM PST

    Who knew Sesame Street would one day join the ranks of Real Time With Bill Maher, South Park and The Daily Show?

    You'd expect jabs at Fox News from the politically minded comedic shows, but not the kid's program celebrating its 40th anniversary tomorrow.

    The show recently reaired an episode from two years ago in which Oscar the Grouch launches his own television channel called "GNN," for Grouchy News Network. Grundgetta, a female Muppet viewer, calls into Oscar's show and threatens to turn the dial. "From now on, I'm watching Pox News. Now there's a trashy news show," she exclaims.

    Now, conservative bloggers are getting their panties in a bunch over this.

    "The message is clear: I can't even sit my kids in front of Sesame Street without having to worry about the Left attempting to undermine my authority," writes Big Hollywood's anonymous Stage Right.

    While Sesame Workshop spokeswoman Ellen Lewis insists the segment was merely meant as a harmless parody, the PBS ombudsman says the joke should have been off-limits.

    "I don't know what was in the head of the producers, but my guess is that this was one of those parodies that was too good to resist. But it should have been resisted," writes Michael Getler. "Broadcasters can tell parents whatever they think of Fox or any other network, but you shouldn't do it through the kids."

    Conservatives may not want to pick that wedgie just yet—Michelle Obama is set to appear on tomorrow's big birthday episode.

    by Breanne L. Heldman

    Sunny Days Not! Conservatives Get Grouchy About Sesame Street - E! Online

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    Ha! Serves 'em right. You know you're universally scorned when even Oscar the Grouch doesn't like you.

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    Sesame Street? Seriously? Don't they have bigger things to be pissed about?

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    "The message is clear: I can't even sit my kids in front of Sesame Street without having to worry about the Left attempting to undermine my authority," writes Big Hollywood's anonymous Stage Right.
    I had no idea Sesame Street had the power to undermind a parent's authority over their toddler. That just bad parenting, regardless of political party.
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    Uh I don't think toddlers give two shits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancydrew View Post
    Uh I don't think toddlers give two shits.
    They have enough trouble grasping the letter "c".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancydrew View Post
    Uh I don't think toddlers give two shits.
    They might give two shits, but not on purpose
    Santa is an elitist mother fucker -- giving expensive shit to rich kids and nothing to poor kids.

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    Oh, please, Bush's favorite TV show was 'Sesame Street'.

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    The GOP is trying to take over Sesame Street.

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    Has Rush or Beck given the official Republican status on this global matter yet?

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    The show recently reaired an episode from two years ago in which Oscar the Grouch launches his own television channel called "GNN," for Grouchy News Network. Grundgetta, a female Muppet viewer, calls into Oscar's show and threatens to turn the dial. "From now on, I'm watching Pox News. Now there's a trashy news show," she exclaims.
    A lil slow there eh?

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