Sesame Street Gets Down with the Homies in Word on the Street


What's awesome about puppets is that they never age. We think that's probably why Sesame Street continues to survive.

There's also the underlying mythology. Why was Oscar the Grouch so grouchy? How did the cookies become crumbles in Cookie Monster's toothless, wide-open mouth? Why did Bert and Ernie live together?

Answer these questions and more with any jaded adult who, having never worked it all out in childhood, was forced to use deductive logic to fill in the blanks. (Oscar does drugs; Bert and Ernie are quite obviously gay; and while the cookies-to-crumbles mystery remains thus, Cookie Monster now diets for today's impressionable youth).

But we digress. Season 38 of the show will open with a segment called "The Word on the Street," put together by agency mono (gotta love those agencies that do the mod "we don't need capital letters" thing - go literacy!).

In each segment a zealous orange puppet named Murray wanders the streets looking for news on "the word."

Watch the segment on "disappear," or see Murray get all "frustrated."

by Angela Natividad    Aug-17-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Television   

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Wow, you're an idiot. Oscar is grouchy because he's a Grouch, Bert and Ernie are not gay and Cookie Monster has been touting the importance of eating healthy alongside his cookie obsession since the 1970s. Grow up.

Posted by: John on August 17, 2007 9:52 AM

These are cynical and general surmises that people joke about at parties, not my heartbroken attempt to rationalize the puppet show.

Don't namecall unless you're absolutely sure you're reading right.

Posted by: Angela on August 17, 2007 3:13 PM