Sesame Street

Find Out What Kim Cattrall, Gloria Steinem, and President Taft Have in Common: Links You Need to See

You know how people who quote Family Guy all the time kind of… suck? And have become an actual genre of people who suck? Because Family Guy is only ever quoting other things? And people who quote it are thus only ever regurgitating regurgitation, creating such a bilious verbal mess as to make you wish Family Guy never existed, which perhaps Family Guy doesn’t deserve? Well, I’d hate to think such a thing could happen with so dear a show as Arrested Development, and yet here I am, posting this link with quotable Arrested Development moments, because secretly, I want to be loved. So love me, love these quotes, but just don’t abuse them. Otherwise, you know, “you can say goodbye to these.” … Read More

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Try Not to Get Too Excited: Jon Hamm Expresses Himself on ‘Sesame Street’

Jon Hamm made an appearance on Sesame Street to teach the meanings of few complex emotions, and even though it… Read More

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45 Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Muppets and Muppeteers

There will always be something a bit surreal about seeing images of actual humans with their hands stuffed inside familiar faces like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, and Gonzo — not to mention a man sporting Big Bird’s legs like casual trousers. As A.V. Club pointed out over the weekend, many behind-the-scenes photos taken from the early days of Sesame Street have been making the rounds online lately. Here are some more photos from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and even a couple of Muppet movies, courtesy of Muppet Wiki. And no, we didn’t forget about Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band… Read More

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10 Notorious Kids TV-Show Controversies

The proverb that a child’s mind is like a sponge can be as much a source of wonder as of vexation. Unlike primetime sitcoms and hour-long dramas on HBO, viewers tend to agree that children’s television must be driven by a higher purpose, and must deliver the right message. As a result, even when the programming seems lighthearted and beyond the reach of politics, the debate about kids TV can verge on bitter acrimony, whether it’s a show about neighborhood kids who love to share (“socialist propaganda”) or a hero who delivers the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants (“promotes colonialism”). Concerned parents and uninvolved critics have always had something to say about the culture kids are exposed to. After the jump, inspired by the news that a Russian kids’ show was pulled off the air after a joke about Putin’s divorce, are a few controversies that have arisen in recent memory. … Read More

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What’s On At Flavorwire: The Day’s Best Links

Happy National Teacher’s Day! Celebrate with us by learning a few new things, eh? We found out that Mr. T was a gym teacher and that quite a few celebrities started out as (presumably crush-worthy) teachers. We got a hilarious primer on every illogical moment in Star Trek. We’re thrilled that the… Read More

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