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    'Sesame Street' Creates a New Muppet with a Parent in Jail

    Step aside Elmo and Abby Cadabby, there's a new Muppet on "Sesame Street." Alex, the first Muppet to have a dad in jail, was created by Sesame Workshop to help children ages 3-8 to cope when a parent is incarcerated.

    The new "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration" campaign was launched due to the increasing need for resources and support for children dealing with a parent's incarceration. According to a special report from the "Bureau of Justice Statistics," the number of children with an incarcerated parent has increased nearly 80 percent in the past 20 years. Nearly 2.7 million children have a parent in state or federal prison.

    Through an online tool kit on sesameworkshop.com, adults will find support, tips and age-appropriate language to help communicate with children about incarceration. There's also a "Sesame Street" DVD featuring a Muppet story, live-action films showcasing real children and families, guidebooks, children's storybooks, downloadable apps, printable fact sheets and more.

    http://long-island.newsday.com/kids/...jail-1.5503635

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    If they insist on "keeping it real", it should also be a dad that was never around before the incarceration and contributed nothing financially to the childs upbringing while the state paid the mother welfare.....with our taxes.

    But I'm quite sure he will be some noble, societally wronged victim of the man, looming large in the childs life through the exchange of countless thoughtful letters and photos we will watch the muppet read with wistful fake plastic eyes.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.




    I stopped exposing my kids to that socialist, hand-wringing puke when I saw the FUgees sing "R" is for riot on one episode.

    R stands for something else, if I can help it, dammit.

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    I'm waiting on the serial killer Muppet that kills them all and then off's himself so we can finally be done with this bull s--t

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    Jim Henson rolling in his grave.

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    Not to mention those homos Bert and Ernie!

    Hey, we got a few ex-cons in the Hampur. They seem OK.

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    Skelmo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Not to mention those homos Bert and Ernie!

    Hey, we got a few ex-cons in the Hampur. They seem OK.
    Cool it with the homo talk. The Jets are giving Bert a tryout at Safety next week. Although his only skill seems to be intercepting Ernie's penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    If they insist on "keeping it real", it should also be a dad that was never around before the incarceration and contributed nothing financially to the childs upbringing while the state paid the mother welfare.....with our taxes.

    But I'm quite sure he will be some noble, societally wronged victim of the man, looming large in the childs life through the exchange of countless thoughtful letters and photos we will watch the muppet read with wistful fake plastic eyes.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.




    I stopped exposing my kids to that socialist, hand-wringing puke when I saw the FUgees sing "R" is for riot on one episode.

    R stands for something else, if I can help it, dammit.

    SHakescane;
    Rectum?

    And lolz at this thread being started by someone named "Ernie"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    LOLWTF?!!

    WTF is going on here?! I couldn't even continue watching with that HORRIBLE song! DAMN MY EARS!

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    Last edited by WestCoastOffensive; 06-19-2013 at 04:52 PM. Reason: bad form

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    Should be easy for a Muppet to relate to a father in prison. That whole having someone else involuntarily up your azz thing anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    This is ridiculous. They don't address other family issues. Why this one?

    My father was a pirate. Do you know how hard it was to tell people he was sailing the seven seas and dancing with mermaids while mom was home making empanadas and taking me to little league games. It just wasn't fair.

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    "He broke rules for grownups" LMAO

    Yeah, THAT'S the message you want to be telling to some little shlt rugrats with no parents.

    It's ok to stab that lady in the leg on the Subway... You're not a grown-up yet! You wont go to prison!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    If they insist on "keeping it real", it should also be a dad that was never around before the incarceration and contributed nothing financially to the childs upbringing while the state paid the mother welfare.....with our taxes.

    But I'm quite sure he will be some noble, societally wronged victim of the man, looming large in the childs life through the exchange of countless thoughtful letters and photos we will watch the muppet read with wistful fake plastic eyes.

    SHakescane;
    Well said, and my Cane is thus shaken at this news alongside your own.

    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Should be easy for a Muppet to relate to a father in prison. That whole having someone else involuntarily up your azz thing anyway.
    Underappreciated level of witty lols in this post, thus it needs quoting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman Harris View Post
    Rectum?

    And lolz at this thread being started by someone named "Ernie"
    No relation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Should be easy for a Muppet to relate to a father in prison. That whole having someone else involuntarily up your azz thing anyway.
    lol, nice

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    Next will be Ernie has a penis and Bert likes it.........

    this country is in serious trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Careful! That muppett might be holding a shiv.

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    It was actually kinda cute until the Mexican girl started her warbling. IN the 70s, Linda Ronstadt would have been the babysitter and the song would have been quite listenable, indeed.

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    I wonder with Muppet Ragu would have been in jail.

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