A. I wanted to be the first to say "Talk to the hand."
B. The most entertaining part is that the freakout appears to be over the proper form a joke should take, not that it was made.
Last week, in a re-broadcast of an episode that Oscar starts his own news network, GNN (Grouchy News Network). An irate viewer calls in to berate him that the news is not grouchy enough:"HA! Here is the smear!" you say, outraged that Sesame Street would make a joke no four-year-old will give a shit about. But wait!
“I am changing the channel. From now on I am watching ‘Pox’ News. Now there is a trashy news show.”
Later in the episode, Anderson Cooper from 4th place CNN, guest stars as a reporter for GNN. He interacts with “Walter Cranky” and “Dan Rather-Not” — Muppets representing real-life liberal news personalities — and they talk about “Meredith Beware-a” and “Diane Spoiler.” But no affectionate nicknames for Fox News personalities; no Spill O’Reilly or Brittle Hume — nope, and the only disparaging characterization of real-world news is reserved for Fox: Fox is a POX. It is trashy. They didn’t even attempt to try “MessyNBC.”Now Sesame Street is in trouble for not making the appropriate kind of fun of figures on Fox, also a move doomed to be missed by even the most attentive tot.
At some point a photoshop is warranted I guess. Imagine one of these with limbless or headless bleeding muppets according to your preference.