'Sesame Street' Pulls Katy Perry video from show.
Sesame Workshop, which produces the long-running PBS children’s show “Sesame Street,” said on Thursday morning that it would not show a music video planned for the coming 41st season of the series that features the pop singer Katy Perry, citing in its decision the outcry of viewers who had seen the suggestive video online. The video features Ms. Perry singing a parody of her song “Hot ‘N Cold” accompanied by the “Sesame Street” character Elmo. Via NYTimes.com
posted by Fizz
on Sep 23, 2010 -
The Year of Roosevelt Franklin.
High on the list of forgotten Sesame Street
characters is one Roosevelt Franklin
, a reddish purple muppet with pointed black hair and a distinctly hep style of speech (provided by the late Matt Robinson
, the show's original Gordon). Despite Roosevelt's funky musical sensibilities (demonstrated in an album called My Name is Roosevelt Franklin
, later released
as The Year of Roosevelt Franklin
), the character's classroom behavior
was, well, quite frankly, poison
. His constant misbehavior in school might have been fun to watch, but was seen as representing a negative stereotype and a bad example, and so it was adieu Franklin
posted by Astro Zombie
on Jan 30, 2007 -