Another hard-hitting chat in the newsroom took place Monday morning. Weâ€™re a serious-minded group (I actually typed that with a straight face) and in these days of economic insecurity, war and strife, the Sesame Street/Katy Perry scandal was thoroughly discussed.
Watching George Stephanopoulos interview Elmo and Grover on â€œGood Morning Americaâ€ saddened me. Political advisor, world news correspondent â€¦ interviewing a puppet.
Say it ain’t so, George!
That is just as nonsensical as having the Palin chick on â€œDancing with the Stars.â€ Star? In what world?
During the Sesame Street conversation, I admitted to my coworkers I donâ€™t like Elmo. The little red muppet has the most annoying voice ever and constantly talks baby-talk, which makes me crazy. I canâ€™t stand it when kids or their parents use baby-talk, so why would a supposedly educational character use it? E gads! Why not just have a muppet speak Ebonics, too?
Kari Lucin admitted she thinks SpongeBob is down there with Lucifer. This makes me laugh, because I actually get a kick out of SpongeBob as long as it isnâ€™t one of those all-day marathon things. Patrick the star fish makes me laugh, even though Iâ€™m generally not a big fan of TV and movies that celebrate idiocy.
We all agreed we have a mutual dislike for Barney the Dinosaur, which seems to have run its course, thank goodness. Barney was definitely a cross to bear when my children were young because they loved him.
Iâ€™m not sure why I disliked Barney so much. I mean, here you have a perfectly polite dinosaur who loved music and taught children to play nice together and use manners.
And I just wanted to punch him on his big, purple nose.
Iâ€™m pretty sure a couple of the kids who starred on the show needed bodyguards to keep from being pummeled by others, and possibly each other. And Baby Bop needed a serious drop-kick.
Now that I am supposedly a grownup and I donâ€™t have little kids, Iâ€™m behind on my kid TV programming. The last thing I really remember watching, and that was more with the neighbor girl than my own kids, was Dora and Blueâ€™s Clues. Dora I could take or leave, but I did like Blue, up until her master Steve got busted for cocaine use and got booted off the show, or as they say in TV land, â€œLeft to go to college.â€