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2012-10-10 -Election 2012
Confirmed: Big Bird ad a flop across the entire political spectrum
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Posted by DarthVader 2012-10-10 12:16|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6486 views ]  Top

#1 Don't listen to them Barry, convince them you are right, all in, keep f@n that chicken.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-10-10 12:48||   2012-10-10 12:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Haven't watched Sesame Street since my kids were little. I thought it was OK back then. But if it really is popular it doesn't need a subsidy. Some other network or cable channel will pick it up.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-10-10 13:43||   2012-10-10 13:43|| Front Page Top

#3 EU6305, screened it for my daughter few years back. Bad grammer, weird situations mostly because of the over acting, Cookie Monster is a bad guy now - entire cast did an intervention for that episode to convince him to be the Apple Lover or some such, school of fairies offshoot is a bunch of hoping emos, tickle my elmo offshoot looks like what I would imagine a mushroom trip, guest appearance people look more like a community service sentence or braggard rights than contributing to an education, the show(s) are horrible and my daughter had attention problems post show so its 86'd.

Now the merchandising, in my best Yogurt voice, is everywhere. Diapers, toothbrush, toothpaste, snacks, toys, cups and plates, school items, at school items, clothing, bedding. If a person were to sit and think about it purely, the brand is as equally recognizable as the Disney and WB product lines. SS > GI Joe + Barbie.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-10-10 14:29||   2012-10-10 14:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Yup, toddlers can't vote, so the whole thing's a waste, Keep it up Obama, toddlers are more your speed.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-10-10 14:53||   2012-10-10 14:53|| Front Page Top

#5 Deader than a Dodo Bird.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-10 14:55||   2012-10-10 14:55|| Front Page Top

#6 Shows obamas unwillingness to cut anything.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-10-10 15:22||   2012-10-10 15:22|| Front Page Top

#7 Toddler can ask why mummy and da da want to kill big bird. School book club selection is neohippy crap, poor little scarecrow has no friends type of stuff, clifford is the animated show's turned down storyboards, little engine that could is not about perserverance but about getting free stuff to people, its everywhere around the kids and to pressure the adults as well.

Don't get me started on the rest of PBS programming. They have a show about a dog which ate alphabet soup and now talks, one episode was hired to cheer up Bo, because President Obama was soooo busy with world problem Bo was sad he didn't get to go on walks anymores, so talking dog was brought in to shrink Bo, ends up with a cabinet position to scour the USA and make sure all the animals were happy. Only cats and Republicans gave unhappy responses. I shit you not.

SS could be a success story, off on its own blah blah blah. Instead, rightfully stated, Big Bird is an Albatross, demonstrating that even a wildly successful brand will not leave the government teat, and will in fact fight to stay on for that greasy, fatty, government cheese.

mmmm mmmm mmmm
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-10-10 16:24||   2012-10-10 16:24|| Front Page Top

#8 (deep breath)

And let me continue. I will drive home the point this is not children's education television, but dumb down babysitting. If they gave a damn about education and or children, they would never have invited Katey Perry on that show. Were her tatas hanging out too much for kids, yeah, but her songs about how young California girls give the best Billy Jeffs lollypop licking is totally out of line, nevermind some of the other drug addled guests they have on. See, appropriate guests do not even cross their mind, surprised that people might object to a half dressed PG rated prawn star who just the previous week was singing grown up songs on SNL and had cream shooting out her tits on MTV. Gee, might be a bit inappropriate for three year olds.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-10-10 16:40||   2012-10-10 16:40|| Front Page Top

#9 Someone just sent me a add that read..."Where would you rather see your tax dollars cut"?

Photo of Big Bird on the left, photo of a soldier in battle rattle on the right.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-10 16:47||   2012-10-10 16:47|| Front Page Top

#10 Big Bird (or at least the actor) makes Big Bucks.
Posted by Pappy 2012-10-10 17:17||   2012-10-10 17:17|| Front Page Top

#11 swksvolFF will have a heart attack when he sees this...

Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-10 17:41||   2012-10-10 17:41|| Front Page Top

#12 Artic is in line wid both CNN + FOX, whom repor that Moms across America = Amerika are concerned or alarmed about the political attacks agz Big Bird.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-10 19:33||   2012-10-10 19:33|| Front Page Top

#13 I'm rather fond of the Children's Television Workshop, actually. Emily Perl Kingsley - one of its founding writers - was a visionary, and is still a hero to those of us who have children with Down syndrome. However, with that said, that particular group of IPs - Sesame Street, Jim Henson Productions, The Muppets, Elmo, Etc - should *totally* be able to stand on their own two feet financially. If not, call me Ms. Kingsley - I can help!
Posted by Secret Master 2012-10-10 19:52||   2012-10-10 19:52|| Front Page Top

#14 There is this slant from the far left:

Posted by Water Modem 2012-10-10 19:55||   2012-10-10 19:55|| Front Page Top

#15 Or Dave Chappelle on Sesame Street:
Posted by Water Modem 2012-10-10 19:57||   2012-10-10 19:57|| Front Page Top

#16 BP, thats gotta be a comedy show. I just cannot tell anymore.

There is a kids show, named after a smart person. This quartet of kids have a red rocket which goes faster, the faster the kids pat their lap. So I don't know anymore.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-10-10 22:03||   2012-10-10 22:03|| Front Page Top

#17 Forget Big Bird, has anyone ever worked out the Bert-Bin Laden connection?
Posted by tipper 2012-10-10 22:16||   2012-10-10 22:16|| Front Page Top

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