History Headscratchers / SesameStreet

14th Jan '17 11:05:12 AM SMARTALIENQT
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* [[folder: Zoe's fashion sense]]

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14th Jan '17 11:03:00 AM SMARTALIENQT
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14th Jan '17 11:02:17 AM SMARTALIENQT
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5th Jan '17 12:46:42 PM Unicorndance
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** As for exactly how old they are, it has been confirmed that Elmo and Abby are three, Big Bird is six, Prairie Dawn is seven, and Betty Lou is four. Grover, Sonny Friendly, and Guy Smiley are adults because they have jobs, they may act like kids but they're just goofballs. We know that Mama, Papa, and Grandmama Bear, Louie, Jill, Granny Bird, Ingrid and Humphrey are all adults, because they have kids, although their exact ages are unspecified. Frazzle, Telly and Baby Bear are in daycare, so they are about four/five. Oscar and Grundetta are adults because they live on their own and are about to get married. Natasha is a baby and she can crawl and copy sounds (sort of), so I'd put her at about nine months old.
5th Jan '17 12:35:43 PM Unicorndance
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[[/folder:]]** Maybe Abby or Mumford did it.
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19th Dec '16 10:59:20 AM Unicorndance
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** No. No, there is not.

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** [[RuleOfFunny No. No, there is not.]]


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** Maybe they did it as a joke or they thought he would like it?


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[[folder: Woolly Logic]]
* In the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCVMF4Kdang Bert's Blanket]], the sheep come in and tell Bert how the blanket is made but they only go up to the part where the farmer shears them because they don't know how it turns into a blanket so Bert explains how the wool gets woven into thread, then dyed grey, then woven and bought. But the thing is if the sheep don't know how the blanket is actually made, how do they know it's made of wool at all??! Much less ''their own wool, specifically''.
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8th Dec '16 8:27:11 PM Unicorndance
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8th Dec '16 8:25:49 PM Unicorndance
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* What is it with the beginning message on the "Old School" [=DVDs=] that say the old episodes "Are for adults and may not suit the needs of today's children."? '''WHAT. THE.''' '''''FUCK?''''' Are they afraid of today's kids developing a clever sense of humor or something?

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* What is it with the beginning message on the "Old School" [=DVDs=] that say the old episodes "Are for adults and may not suit the needs of today's children."? '''WHAT. THE.''' '''''FUCK?''''' '''''WTF?''''' Are they afraid of today's kids developing a clever sense of humor or something?



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** NotAllowedToGrowUp
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* Demons are both real and malevolent in the Sesame Street world. No, really, see the special "don't eat the pictures". And that Just Bugs Me.
** Not only demons, but a (somewhat cleaned-up) version of the ancient Egyptian afterlife to boot. But apparently, Osiris is James Mason, so it's okay.

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* Demons are both real and malevolent in the Sesame Street world. No, really, see the special "don't eat the pictures". And that Just Bugs Me.
** Not only demons, but a (somewhat cleaned-up) version of the ancient Egyptian afterlife to boot. But apparently, Osiris is James Mason, so it's okay.
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\n\n\n** They just didn't feel like it.
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** They're not dating, just best friends.
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** Elmo is supposed to be around 3.5 years old, and kids that age do sometimes refer to themselves in third person. If you go on the theory that Muppets are adults/older, but just not used to the human world and its conventions, maybe the third-person thing is a leftover quirk of Elmo's that doesn't transfer into our world that well. As for Baby Bear, maybe the producers thought (think) that having him attend speech therapy would teach that there is something "wrong" with speech impediments/disabilities (and you don't normally see that kind of sensitivity toward disabilities, so if that's true, thank heavens). And the reason Cookie Monster took flak about his cookie habit is because the MoralGuardians need to get a life. Never, not once, have I heard of a child watching Cookie Monster and growing up to be an obese, type 2 diabetic cookie addict.

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** Elmo is supposed to be around 3.5 years old, and kids that age do sometimes refer to themselves in third person. If you go on the theory that Muppets are adults/older, but just not used to the human world and its conventions, maybe the third-person thing is a leftover quirk of Elmo's that doesn't transfer into our world that well. As for Baby Bear, maybe the producers thought (think) that having him attend speech therapy would teach that there is something "wrong" with speech impediments/disabilities (and you don't normally see that kind of sensitivity toward disabilities, so if that's true, thank heavens). And the reason Cookie Monster took flak about his cookie habit is because the MoralGuardians need to get a life. Never, not once, have I heard of a child watching Cookie Monster and growing up to be an obese, type 2 diabetic cookie addict.addict




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** Monsters are different than people and he doesn't have to eat less cookies, that's an UrbanLegend.
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*** No, I mean the one they were identifying ''within'' the song, with the lyric: ''la de da de dum, la de da de dum, something-something birds''.
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7th Dec '16 4:18:14 PM Unicorndance
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*** Or, dope yourself up with several amphetamines, hallucinogens, and antidepressants and hope you don't accidentally step off the Yellow Submarine onto Avenue Q.

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*** Or, dope yourself up with several amphetamines, hallucinogens, and antidepressants and hope you don't accidentally step off the Yellow Submarine onto Avenue Q.Theatre/AvenueQ.
24th Oct '16 2:05:55 PM Unicorndance
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** WordOfGod is because they wanted to show how sometimes kids get attached to a certain article of clothing that they like, and wear it constantly... like when I was a kid, for example, for a year, I wore like the exact same blue polo shirt and navy shorts almost every single day, because I went through this phase that I wanted to wear the same outfit all the time like a cartoon character. But as far as Zoe goes, it's almost kind of like how Bear from ''WesternAnimation/Franklin'' started wearing that vest ''all the time''.

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** WordOfGod is because they wanted to show how sometimes kids get attached to a certain article of clothing that they like, and wear it constantly... like when I was a kid, for example, for a year, I wore like the exact same blue polo shirt and navy shorts almost every single day, because I went through this phase that I wanted to wear the same outfit all the time like a cartoon character. But as far as Zoe goes, it's almost kind of like how Bear from ''WesternAnimation/Franklin'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}}'' started wearing that vest ''all the time''.


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*** Actually, they do...
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