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post #1 of 26
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Several news programs have announced that the Cookie Monster will now be advocating eating healthier and that Sesame Street will include health tips.

That's nice. But I thought ol' Cookie and his obsession were toned down some years ago. And don't forget, he has also eaten other items - balls, backdrops, prop letters...

Anyway, I did love the reaction of a local weatherman who asked - "What's next? Oscar the Grouch is always nice and polite and moves to a recycling bin?"
post #2 of 26
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I watched Sesame Street as an adult. Some of the bits were just too funny.
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by gemlady
Anyway, I did love the reaction of a local weatherman who asked - "What's next? Oscar the Grouch is always nice and polite and moves to a recycling bin?"
Hey that IS a good idea. The part of Oscar the Grouch moving to a recycling bin and shouting at people who do not separate their thrash.
post #4 of 26
I thought part of the point of cookie monster was he was out of control and kind of gross when he ate so many at once!
I didn't find him to be a role model or anything
post #5 of 26
All they're doing it taking the fun part out of childhood. See, back when I was a kid (not too long ago) there was this thing called "control" where if you didn't want your kid to sit and eat a whole box of cookies, then you controlled how many cookies the kid got.

Nowadays, kids are in control, parents are wimps, and that's why there is childhood obesity. They said Cookie Monster got his "makeover" because of rising childhood obesity.

Cookie Monster used to be funny. Now he's going to be depressed and have to get on Zoloft cuz someone took his fun away. And yeah I'm sure Oscar will wind up in a recycling bin.
post #6 of 26
Wouldn't it make more of a difference for him to keep eating cookies and maybe have some obesity issues? Then they could make a whole big show about getting Cookie Monster out and playing, running around....he could see how much fun it is to stay fit! AND he could still eat cookies to teach the kids about MODERATION. If he goes to an all carrot diet or something, he's gonna lose his appeal to the under 5 set....
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by Leli
Wouldn't it make more of a difference for him to keep eating cookies and maybe have some obesity issues? Then they could make a whole big show about getting Cookie Monster out and playing, running around....he could see how much fun it is to stay fit! AND he could still eat cookies to teach the kids about MODERATION. If he goes to an all carrot diet or something, he's gonna lose his appeal to the under 5 set....
Sorry, that would make way too much sense! Better we should show unrealistic expectations such as a cookie monster not eating cookies.
post #8 of 26
Cookie Monster and Oscar were my favorite characters. WHY does everything have to be good for you or have a social message? What ever happened to just having some harmless fun, now and again?

MY mother rationed the cookies, as did I.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by gemlady
Anyway, I did love the reaction of a local weatherman who asked - "What's next? Oscar the Grouch is always nice and polite and moves to a recycling bin?"
Who said that, Jan? Sounds kind-a like Jeff Lyons or was it that 3-degree guarantee guy (can't think of his name). I know it wasn't Wayne Hart.
post #10 of 26
How about I thought he actually ate the cookies when I was little
post #11 of 26
Everything I needed to know I learned from Sesame Street....

If you eat too much too fast you are blue.
If you are cranky and smell you are green.
If you are big and friendly you are yellow.
If you like being tickled you are red.
If you look like the low rent Abbot & Costello you are Ernie and Bert.
If you are invisible to almost everyone you are purple.
Letters and numbers can have "attitude" ba na ma na. Do Do Do Do Do.

The more PC we become, the less like real people we are.
Does anyone else miss the unedited Road Runner cartoons on Saturday morning? If I see another "Power Rangers" spin off, I think I will hurl.

Ah nostaglia. Reminding us "older folks" that the wonders of modern technology are quickly rotting our brain... Anyone for a good game of Clue? How about CandyLand?

Woosshhh. That was the sound of sanity leaving for the evening. Anyone seen the remote?
post #12 of 26
Let us remember that Sesame street is supposed to be a form of "edu-tainment" rather than just you normal entertainment show for kids such as power rangers.

In the past perhaps teaching people about A, B, C and a 1, 2, 3 was perhaps sufficient education value on the TV. But times have change and education demands have increased. There is nothing wrong with teaching children a little bit about social awareness. For example, the South African Sesame Street have a HIV positive muppet.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by gemlady
Several news programs have announced that the Cookie Monster will now be advocating eating healthier and that Sesame Street will include health tips.

That's nice. But I thought ol' Cookie and his obsession were toned down some years ago. And don't forget, he has also eaten other items - balls, backdrops, prop letters...

Anyway, I did love the reaction of a local weatherman who asked - "What's next? Oscar the Grouch is always nice and polite and moves to a recycling bin?"
Actually Oscar may not be much for recycling but I remember he used to get mad if people threw paper away without writing on both sides first so in his own way he was for the environment.

As far as cookie monster eating healthier it is depressing that they've had to take something that was so fun and innocent and make a change like that.
post #14 of 26
It can still be funny. I read the following exchange between cookie monster and someone:
Someone: Cookie is only a "sometimes" food
Cookie: I see... Is "sometimes" now?
I thought it was funny.
post #15 of 26
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mark Kumpf
The more PC we become, the less like real people we are.
That is the wisest statement I have heard in a very long time.
post #17 of 26
they are taking away the cookie monster's cookies
that is such an outrage. what is he going to be called now carrot monster how can the cookie monster not eat cookies. darkeyedgirl says it all. its come to the fact that instead of having little kids play and run society is sitting them down in fornt of a tv or putting a video controller in there hands.

and mark kumpf i will puke if i have to see another power ranger spin off. true i watched the orginal power rangers as a child but oh my.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Deb25
That is the wisest statement I have heard in a very long time.
Shhhhh! I told you sanity had left the room. There you go acting like it came back in. I occassionally spout something worth repeating. Albeit, most of the time its in response to some point that Fester seems to hang his hat on...

Thank you for the compliment. I can operate for almost 1000 hours on one compliment. 999.8 and counting!
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by bumpy
Let us remember that Sesame street is supposed to be a form of "edu-tainment" rather than just you normal entertainment show for kids such as power rangers.

In the past perhaps teaching people about A, B, C and a 1, 2, 3 was perhaps sufficient education value on the TV. But times have change and education demands have increased. There is nothing wrong with teaching children a little bit about social awareness. For example, the South African Sesame Street have a HIV positive muppet.
Agreed! Sesame Street, has always had a moral edge...race relations, etc. Just like Aesop's Fables, it is possible to learn and have fun too. Childhood diabetes rates are alarming.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Emma's Friend
Who said that, Jan? Sounds kind-a like Jeff Lyons or was it that 3-degree guarantee guy (can't think of his name). I know it wasn't Wayne Hart.
Yes, it was Jeff Lyons. He was shaking his head over the change.
post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Kumpf
The more PC we become, the less like real people we are.
Does anyone else miss the unedited Road Runner cartoons on Saturday morning? If I see another "Power Rangers" spin off, I think I will hurl.

Ah nostaglia. Reminding us "older folks" that the wonders of modern technology are quickly rotting our brain... Anyone for a good game of Clue? How about CandyLand?

Woosshhh. That was the sound of sanity leaving for the evening. Anyone seen the remote?
I soooo miss Bugs Bunny and The Roadrunner on Saturday mornings. Just the other night a group of us were playing cards and started singing "Kill the Wabbit..."

You ask to play games today and the kids look for the video game controls. "What? We have to move the pieces with our hands?!?"
post #22 of 26
AAAUUgh, don't even get me started on the cartoons! I miss Looney Tunes, the original SuperFriends, ScoobyDoo, and all those too! Heck, I even miss Fat Albert! And I just hate all these materialistic, spoiled brat, etc, etc, Saturday morning shows that are on now, ugh! Mark, you are wiser than you think!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by gemlady

You ask to play games today and the kids look for the video game controls. "What? We have to move the pieces with our hands?!?"
Do not put down the video game for it can offer the child a possible window into future opportunity. And I am not even talking about those few who make more than $100,000 a year playing games since that is a small minority.

What I am referring to is that the child's interest in the game may lay the foundation for familiarity and usage of the computer which is very useful and it could develop into computer programing.

PS: I never really liked board games so my opinion could be a bit biased.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
AAAUUgh, don't even get me started on the cartoons! I miss Looney Tunes, the original SuperFriends, ScoobyDoo, and all those too! Heck, I even miss Fat Albert! And I just hate all these materialistic, spoiled brat, etc, etc, Saturday morning shows that are on now, ugh! Mark, you are wiser than you think!
Ok - nobody hit me or anything, but I have to confess - I don't like muppets. Now, cartoons - thats a different story. I just bought a Felix the Cat video in Spanish. I don't even speak Spanish!
post #25 of 26
They can change cookie monster all they want (though I think it's incredibly STUPID) - The bottom line is that if parents don't back up this message at home by turning OFF the TV and making their kids go out and play (exercise) and by enforcing that they only eat 2 cookies instead of the whole darn box while they watch nickelodeon all afternoon (with all their junk-food commercials and the occassional diet pill ad), what good does it do? NONE!

The whole think just IRKS me.
post #26 of 26
How about I got to watch the new sometimes cookie monster. He still eats cookies, so all is not lost. It's a good message to kids IMO.
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