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(Time)   Big Bird, what's a divorce? A divorce is when your daddy gets caught banging the secretary and has to go live in another city, and you have to live with your mommy who is going to be angry at you all the time and cry a lot   (healthland.time.com) divider line 150
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2012-12-11 08:12:49 AM
You forgot mom using you as a pawn, subbs.
 
2012-12-11 08:20:44 AM
Living with her mommy = Henson's London Creature Shop
Living with her daddy = Henson's New York City Creature Shop
 
2012-12-11 08:30:32 AM
We're about to witness the strength of street knowledge?

Then there was the crucial distinction of timing: Snuffy had experienced his divorce in the present; he was upset, angry, crying. His emotions were raw. But Abby would reveal her story as something that happened in the past - an important distinction, say researchers, to show kids that she's made it to the other side.

Good way to go with it. I'm honestly surprised it took two decades for them to broach the subject again.
 
2012-12-11 08:40:05 AM
But you'll get twice the Christmas presents, so that's something cool!
 
2012-12-11 08:42:00 AM
In a year or so, you will get a younger, prettier Mommy with bigger boobs. She will be like the older sister you never had!
 
2012-12-11 08:53:43 AM

basemetal: You forgot stepmom using you as a pawn, subbs.


Fixed for my own experience.

/I hate that coont
 
2012-12-11 09:00:35 AM
Wow.

Based on the headline and the existing comments, I confidently predict that the degree of projection that's going to come out in this thread will be enough to make Mitt Romney look entirely sane, rational, and well-adjusted.

/ parents divorced, it sucked, I got better
// interesting article. Sesame Street really does its homework
 
2012-12-11 09:00:59 AM
A divorce is when your mommy and daddy don't love each other any more, and its all your fault.
 
2012-12-11 09:09:04 AM

Generation_D: A divorce is when your mommy and daddy don't love each other any more, and its all your fault.


I think that, as long as you make sure the kid is aware of this, then you and your ex can move on with your lives knowing you gave it your best effort.
 
2012-12-11 09:11:53 AM
And yet when Sesame Street tested the segment on preschoolers, just weeks before it was scheduled to air, it was nothing short of a disaster. The children didn't know where Snuffy was going to live. They didn't think his parents loved him. Some worried their own parents might get a divorce. They cried.

Seems like the kids picked up pretty quickly that mommy and daddy's happiness was clearly more important than their own. This is a lesson that should be taught early.
 
2012-12-11 09:36:57 AM
Well it wasn't all Daddy's fault, HR sent her up:

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A man is only so strong...
 
2012-12-11 09:40:17 AM

Lsherm: Some worried their own parents might get a divorce.


"Some"... I wonder if this was "random", or, it was kids who should have had real concerns their parents were going to divorce anyway.
 
2012-12-11 09:46:26 AM
I thought snuffy was big bird's imaginary friend.
 
2012-12-11 09:49:37 AM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: I thought snuffy was big bird's imaginary friend.


Nah, they made him real because the grown-ups on Sesame Street not believing in Snuffy apparently were akin to grown-ups not believing their kids when they told Mommy and Daddy about being diddled by their teacher/priest/relative/whatnot.

/really
 
2012-12-11 09:54:15 AM

KellyKellyKelly: FlyingLizardOfDoom: I thought snuffy was big bird's imaginary friend.

Nah, they made him real because the grown-ups on Sesame Street not believing in Snuffy apparently were akin to grown-ups not believing their kids when they told Mommy and Daddy about being diddled by their teacher/priest/relative/whatnot.

/really


How many decades ago was this?
 
2012-12-11 09:54:46 AM

KellyKellyKelly: FlyingLizardOfDoom: I thought snuffy was big bird's imaginary friend.

Nah, they made him real because the grown-ups on Sesame Street not believing in Snuffy apparently were akin to grown-ups not believing their kids when they told Mommy and Daddy about being diddled by their teacher/priest/relative/whatnot.

/really


Interesting, didn't know that was the reason, makes sense. Still always semi-angry when I think about all the frustration I had watching and the adults would never believe Big Bird, and now today's kids get off scott free.
 
2012-12-11 09:56:48 AM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: KellyKellyKelly: FlyingLizardOfDoom: I thought snuffy was big bird's imaginary friend.

Nah, they made him real because the grown-ups on Sesame Street not believing in Snuffy apparently were akin to grown-ups not believing their kids when they told Mommy and Daddy about being diddled by their teacher/priest/relative/whatnot.

/really

How many decades ago was this?


According to the Muppet Wiki, 1985.... http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Snuffleupagus
 
2012-12-11 09:58:03 AM
And looking at this picture of the original Snuffy, not sure how it ever made it past that episode... that would give me nightmares NOW....

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2012-12-11 10:10:04 AM
See honey.. there's a place called heaven and a place called hell
A place called prison and a place called jail
And da-da's probably on his way to all of em except one
Cause mama's got a new husband and a stepson
And you don't want a brother do ya? (Nah)
Maybe when you're old enough to understand a little better
I'll explain it to ya
But for now we'll just say mama was real real bad
She was bein mean to dad and made him real real mad
But I still feel sad that I put her on time-out
 
2012-12-11 10:11:54 AM
Meanwhile, Mr. Hooper is still dead.
 
2012-12-11 10:18:18 AM

Mentat: Meanwhile, Mr. Hooper is still dead.


Odds are good he'll stay that way.
 
2012-12-11 11:59:03 AM
Next Up: Elmo does a segment on fisting.
 
2012-12-11 11:59:20 AM
Big Bird, what's a divorce? A divorce is when your daddy gets caught banging the secretary and has gets to go live in another city, and you have to live with your mommy who is going to be angry at you all the time and cry a lot
 
2012-12-11 12:01:37 PM
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2012-12-11 12:02:29 PM

KellyKellyKelly: FlyingLizardOfDoom: I thought snuffy was big bird's imaginary friend.

Nah, they made him real because the grown-ups on Sesame Street not believing in Snuffy apparently were akin to grown-ups not believing their kids when they told Mommy and Daddy about being diddled by their teacher/priest/relative/whatnot.

/really


wait, so... Snuffy put his trunk on the Big Bird's junk?
 
2012-12-11 12:04:29 PM
Yeah, only in my case it was mommy who ran off to California leaving my dad with 5 kids and a crop in the field.

/still had to go live with the biatch in a city I didn't like
//left home 3 days after graduating hs and never went back
///see her at funerals and such, but still don't speak to her outside that
 
2012-12-11 12:05:14 PM

quatchi: We're about to witness the strength of street knowledge?

Then there was the crucial distinction of timing: Snuffy had experienced his divorce in the present; he was upset, angry, crying. His emotions were raw. But Abby would reveal her story as something that happened in the past - an important distinction, say researchers, to show kids that she's made it to the other side.

Good way to go with it. I'm honestly surprised it took two decades for them to broach the subject again.


Don't ask, don't tell.

/where's Elmo's fist?
 
2012-12-11 12:05:30 PM
(Clicks on " Funniest " ...hmmm.....nothing to see here. ) 
{:-D
 
2012-12-11 12:06:06 PM
bookmark
 
2012-12-11 12:06:11 PM

Valiente: quatchi: We're about to witness the strength of street knowledge?

Then there was the crucial distinction of timing: Snuffy had experienced his divorce in the present; he was upset, angry, crying. His emotions were raw. But Abby would reveal her story as something that happened in the past - an important distinction, say researchers, to show kids that she's made it to the other side.

Good way to go with it. I'm honestly surprised it took two decades for them to broach the subject again.

Don't ask, don't tell.

/where's Elmo's fist?


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-11 12:06:36 PM

ChipNASA: (Clicks on " Funniest " ...hmmm.....nothing to see here. ) 
{:-D


Just like presidents, if you don't vote, don't complain.
 
2012-12-11 12:06:56 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well it wasn't all Daddy's fault, HR sent her up:

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A man is only so strong...


Just out of frame: the in box.
 
2012-12-11 12:07:02 PM
Eventually they'll get around to Elmo explaining Kevin Clash's troubles.

T is for Twink.
 
2012-12-11 12:07:35 PM
Big Bird, what's a divorce? A divorce is when your daddy Mommy gets caught banging the secretary a student and has to go live in another city to jail, and you have to live with your mommy daddy who is going to be angry at you all the time and cry a lot because he wasn't getting any of it.
 
2012-12-11 12:08:47 PM

Sticky Hands: KellyKellyKelly: FlyingLizardOfDoom: I thought snuffy was big bird's imaginary friend.

Nah, they made him real because the grown-ups on Sesame Street not believing in Snuffy apparently were akin to grown-ups not believing their kids when they told Mommy and Daddy about being diddled by their teacher/priest/relative/whatnot.

/really

wait, so... Snuffy put his trunk on the Big Bird's junk?


Surely, cloaca is the right term.
 
2012-12-11 12:09:15 PM

dletter: Still always semi-angry when I think about all the frustration I had watching and the adults would never believe Big Bird, and now today's kids get off scott free.


They still have bits from time to time about the adults not believing someone who is telling the truth. The one that comes to mind involved Cookie Monster, where he would be left alone near some cookies and he would actual resist eating them, but someone else (Cookie Hood) came along and stole them; so of course he got blamed for eating them, as he explained to them "Me am glutton, not liar!"
 
2012-12-11 12:09:33 PM
Mommy, what's a gagortion?
 
2012-12-11 12:09:49 PM
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/you can thank me later
 
2012-12-11 12:09:55 PM
A divorce is when your mom who turned to fundie religion and used it as her justification to fark every swinging dick in sight but your dad's. It works out in the end though, dad will get remarried to a kindky broad with big boobs and you'll get a stepbrother and stepsister. We'll stay in the same house, mommy has to go live with her parents and never have a future because she's an screaming fundie who weighs around 450lbs now.
 
2012-12-11 12:10:38 PM
As long as they handle as well as they did Mr Hooper's death, I am okay with this.

(Mr Hooper owned the store and died when I was 5 or 6 in 1983-ish)
 
2012-12-11 12:10:45 PM

ChipNASA: Valiente: quatchi: We're about to witness the strength of street knowledge?

Then there was the crucial distinction of timing: Snuffy had experienced his divorce in the present; he was upset, angry, crying. His emotions were raw. But Abby would reveal her story as something that happened in the past - an important distinction, say researchers, to show kids that she's made it to the other side.

Good way to go with it. I'm honestly surprised it took two decades for them to broach the subject again.

Don't ask, don't tell.

/where's Elmo's fist?

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Amphisexual? Kermit parking? Going whole frog? Tadpoling? Toad in the hole?

/I'll be here all week.
 
2012-12-11 12:10:59 PM
But God says you should stay married forever.

/til DEATH
 
2012-12-11 12:11:11 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: But you'll get twice the Christmas presents, so that's something cool!


That, and the old "I want to go live with Dad!" leverage when you're mad at Mom.

/occasionally guilty
 
2012-12-11 12:11:17 PM
They should be discussing more important topics such as "why that guy really has his hand up Elmo's butt".
 
2012-12-11 12:11:42 PM

whistleridge: // interesting article. Sesame Street really does its homework


Indeed.

While I'm not sure it belongs in the regular rotation of the TV show, it isn't going there. I do find it fascinating about how they test things and do their darndest to make sure they do it RIGHT. They do recognize their place in things and take it seriously.
 
2012-12-11 12:12:22 PM
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2012-12-11 12:14:33 PM

New Mommy a Lot Prettier

The Onion
 
2012-12-11 12:14:56 PM

Mentat


2012-12-11 10:11:54 AM


Meanwhile, Mr. Hooper is still dead.


And Sam the Robot remains dismantled. 

Maybe Oscar can go to the garbage dump and make another.
 
2012-12-11 12:15:17 PM

Stone Meadow: Yeah, only in my case it was mommy who ran off to California leaving my dad with 5 kids and a crop in the field.


She picked a fine time to do that.
 
2012-12-11 12:20:12 PM

Smeggy Smurf: mom who turned to fundie religion and used it as her justification to fark every swinging dick in sight


Once upon a time I was caught up in the Fundie Evangelical Christian thing. I devoted myself dutifully to it for nearly a decade. It was not some kook fringe movement operating out of some guy's shed, but a big, mainstream, contempo-worship with the band and the singing and the Holy Spirit, and a little speaking in tongues here and there but no snake handling or gom jabbars or really exotic stuff. At no point in my journey with these people was there ever any "farking every swinging dick in sight". Had there been, I might have stayed, being an able-bodied swinging dick myself.
 
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