Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:52 AM
trailmonkee (2,610 posts)
'Sesame Street' knockoffs Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster protest Mitt Romney in swing state (Video)
Source: Desmoines Register
Protesters dressed as Sesame Street characters awaited GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's arrival in Van Meter today.
Romney said in a presidential debate last week that despite his love for characters such as Sesame Street's Big Bird, federally-funded PBS would face budget cuts under his administration, if elected.
Read more: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121009/NEWS09/121009005/0/NEWS09/?odyssey=nav%7Chead
I am starting to feel like I am at a Flaming Lips concert
video link (shows Obama supporters being interrupted by Romney clowns with pre-made signs): http://www.desmoinesregister.com/videonetwork/1888769058001/CCI-protest-disrupted-by-Romney-supporters
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'Sesame Street' knockoffs Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster protest Mitt Romney in swing state (Video) (Original post)
Response to immoderate (Reply #2)
Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:03 PM
iamthebandfanman (7,949 posts)
all the characters on sesame street are muppets
there is no difference between them , just the name of the show
hence why they used to cross over all the time.. kermit was on sesame street ALOT back in the day (dunno if thats still the case)
Response to immoderate (Reply #2)
Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:25 PM
OnyxCollie (9,958 posts)
5. Sesame Street came on in 1969.
The Muppet Show was on from 1976-81.
Hence, The Muppet Show was a knock-off of Sesame Street.
On edit: You are correct that The Muppets (as a group of characters created by Jim Henson) predated Sesame Street. However, I believe it is incorrect to label Big Bird as a Sesame Street "knock-off."
Fozzy Bear would correctly be a Sesame Street knock-off.
Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #5)
Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:34 PM
immoderate (20,885 posts)
6. The Muppets first appeared on a show called "Sam and Friends" in 1955-61 in DC
The characters morphed a bit in that time. They appeared as "guests" on other variety shows. Kermit was there, originally as a lizard.
Response to trailmonkee (Original post)
Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:59 AM
cyberswede (25,986 posts)
3. The DSM Register changed the article title...
in case you want to update your thread title.
"'Sesame Street' knockoffs Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster protest Mitt Romney in swing state Iowa"
Good for the protester, BTW.
Response to FreedomForAll2012 (Reply #7)
Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:12 PM
ohiosmith (24,262 posts)
8. This post was alerted on. The jury voted 3/3 to let it stand.
At Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:01 PM an alert was sent on the following post:
Big Bird Makes More Money than Romney Deserves to be Cut Off.
REASON FOR ALERT:
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You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:10 PM, and the Jury voted 3-3 to LEAVE IT.
Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I realize a 2 post poster with a link to Breitbart is probably on his to a quick exit; but I have to rule on the post per se.
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT and said: Here's one troll we can cut off instead.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: 2 posts and linking to Breitbart? Troll.
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: If the alerter can't be bothered to comment, I can't be bothered to vote to hide the post.
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: It's a link to a Breitbart post, but so what? I went to the link and noted with some amusement that the poster refers to the president as "Obama the bald-faced liar." And that's worse than Romney the bald-faced liar?