Thursday, January 31, 2008
Sesame Street For The "Kids"
Is it me or does Sesame Street seem a little 'adult' these days? Not in the sex blog kind of way, or anything like that.
Some of the sketches strike me as a little-to-way- beyond a kid's understanding, using references to adult shows such as Law and Order, The Apprentice, and others. Was it always this way?
Then it occurs to me-holy crap-they're marketing to those kids who grew up with the damn show in the 70's and 80's, and now have kids of their own.
**Ack! That would be me!**
What happened? While there are still segments of the show that are truly kid-friendly, etc., the magic is gone, inspiration is gone, simplicity is gone.
Is it time for Sesame Street to just bow out? Possibly. Gracefully or not.
Just a thought....
And, yes, I've vented about the sad situation of Sesame Street before.....
Posted by Kris Underwood at 11:31:00 PM