|BiggerJ - 2015-02-02 |
'Sesame Street loves parodying popular culture that children don't understand' - has this still been happening in more recent years? Have they toned it down or otherwise tweaked the practice at all?
A couple years ago they did a True Blood parody called "True Mud."
True Blood is a very much not-for-kids show on HBO.
They also had a bit with Gob from Arrested Development (and got Will Arnett to play the role).
I wouldn't be surprised if they've done a Breaking Bad thing, too.
oh and don't forget their Twin Peaks pastiche, "Twin Beaks." That one was downright creepy (and hilarious).
"Twin Beaks" also gets double parody points because it was presented as a segment of "Monsterpiece Theatre" which in turn is a parody of Masterpiece Theatre. So yeah, they've always done this and they will continue to do this.
Fluffy, the 'True Mud' sketch makes my 3yo daughter giggle like a maniac.
BJ, Right now the Cookie Monster segments are all produced as fake movie trailers, and they are fucking brilliant.
Cookie's Production company: Crumby Pictures.
From its very beginning, the folks who create Sesame Street wanted to have a show that was:
B) Entertaining to kids
C) Entertaining to the kids' parents.
The idea behind C was that they wanted parents to watch the show with their kids in order to foster quality time together & help them bond. So Sesame Street has always had stuff in it that are designed to keep the parents entertained; that stuff was never meant for the kids.
> It's how you're introduced to references, by BEING INTRODUCED TO REFERENCES.
Right, so Sesame Street is to blame for postmodernism and hipsters.
That's not a good thing.
More like this, EH:
And "references" doesn't mean quipping quotes as one-liners. It means recognizing allusions to other people, works, and culture.
If you get any more cynically obtuse, you're going to need a knitted scarf, Clark Kent glasses and a trilby.
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