[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Sesame Street & Monica

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 01:48:09 -0800 (PST)

Wow. You're probably right. I guess a warning is like
chicken soup for colds--it doesn't hurt, especially in
this day and age.

G. Cindy
--- Evan Reese <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I didn't hear on the news story that they were
> pressured into putting in the 
> disclaimer, although they may have been covering
> themselves to prevent such 
> objections from arising. Rather, I got the
> impression that the people who 
> are responsible for the show believe that if some of
> the situations and 
> actions that were in the show at its beginnings were
> in it now, there would 
> be strong protests; hence, the warning. Things that
> were considered harmless 
> or at least acceptable in one generation change over
> time. Just look at the 
> whole issue of the portrayal of smoking in movies
> and cartoons over the past 
> few decades. Hannah Barbera said some time ago that
> it will cut smoking 
> scenes out of its old cartoons. With Sesame Street,
> apparently, one problem 
> the people doing the show now have with those early
> shows is that the view 
> is that kids imitate what they see, so you can't
> have Cookie Monster setting 
> a bad example for youngsters of how to eat.
> 
> Evan
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 12:24 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Sesame Street &
> Monica
> 
> 
> > Those must be the same people who want to ban
> certain
> > books.
> >
> > G. Cindy
> >
> > --- Evan Reese <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> I don't remember everything, but part of it has
> to
> >> do with a closet gay
> >> couple living in a dingy basement apartment, and
> >> another objection is the
> >> Cookie Monster gorging on all that unhealthy
> >> fattening food. I'm really not
> >> kidding about either of those!
> >>
> >> Evan
> >>
> >>   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >>   From: Monica Willyard
> >>   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>   Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8:31 PM
> >>   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Sesame Street
> &
> >> Monica
> >>
> >>
> >>   Oh no! You have got to be kidding. What
> happened?
> >> Did Big Bird swear when
> >> Oscar flipped his trash can lid? Unbelievable!
> >>
> >>   Monica Willyard
> >>
> >>   Evan Reese wrote:
> >>     I heard a news item yesterday about a DVD
> >> release of some of the
> >> earliest episodes in which there is a disclaimer
> >> that some material may not
> >> be suitable for children! Really, I'm not
> kidding.
> >>
> >>     Evan
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > 
> >
>
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