Flashing On Sesame Street
My sister posted this video on her Facebook page. It seems the network has pulled this segment and will not air it on the show. It will still be available on YouTube for viewing. OK, are you sitting down? I agree with them. Yes, the woman who wears corsets for money and says things like “penis” and “Holy Sparkly VaJayJay Batman” thinks this is going too far.
Is she naked? No. Is she near naked? No. Is Elmo naked? Yes which is a bit of a double standard but that’s another blog where we can also bag on Donald Duck for not wearing pants. Do her boobs show way too much for a kids show whose target market is 2-7 year olds? Yes.
I should say right now I have no idea who this chick is. I thought she was a cast member on the show just doing an ill-fated skit that had really bad double meanings if you weren’t watching the screen. Now I see on YouTube she has other videos (including one on how to put on eye shadow) so I guess she is a singer. The song is fine, the costumer on the show should be shot. Do you see more on the beach? Sure but a PBS show for little kids isn’t the beach. Here is my benchmark. Would you go to the office or would you teach Kindergarten dressed like that? Would you want your kids Kindergarten teacher dressed like that? I’m thinking no. I also would not want a male Kindergarten teacher wearing spray on pants that accentuates his huge, bulging Jimmy that is straining to break out of its cage and go on a rampage.
My sister is pretty conservative. She has two kids (high school and junior high) and does not wear corsets for a living. She thinks I have a potty mouth (which I do) and wouldn’t sing half the songs I do on a bet. She thinks the dress is fine and most Moms would agree with her. I find this Freaky Friday style flip in opinion fascinating. So, do you think it’s too much for a pre-school show? Extra points if you actually have kids. Negative points if you are a guy who solely wants to drool on Katy’s boobs and doesn’t really care about the issue.