I have a question: how many of the "child experts", who sit around all day finding stuff like this to nit-pick about, actually have children?
Monday, November 19, 2007
Vintage SESAME STREET is now adults-only
The very first episodes of Sesame Street are out on DVD. But they carry a warning label: "These early 'Sesame Street' episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today's preschool child." And this is not intended to be a joke either, according to this New York Times article. Seems that a lot of things have changed since Sesame Street's first broadcast 38 years ago this month. Among the items listed as unacceptable for today's children: Cookie Monster smoking a pipe during "Monsterpiece Theater", Oscar the Grouch is now seen as having untreated depression, and how there are too many "rural — agrarian, even — sequences" in the early episodes.