Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 7, 2005
POP CULTURE: The Preachy Monster

Another sign that we'll never again see children's entertainment that actually places entertaining children first: Cookie Monster is shilling for moderation in eating cookies. Wile E. Coyote wouldn't even get on the air today. "Sesame Street" has always been both educational and moralistic, and that's a good thing. But Jim Henson understood that a little plain old childish mischief is what made the show work well enough to keep kids coming back for more letters and numbers.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:07 PM | Pop Culture | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

In a related story, Snuffleupagus is getting gastric staples and will star in his own reality show for former imaginary friends.

Posted by: Joe in Philly at April 11, 2005 12:01 PM
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