Open season on “Sesame”

It’s not often that we agree with non-profits. First of all, we love profits. Who wouldn’t want some?

Second, they tend to be a bit nutty.

For instance, today’s hue and cry over the new “Sesame Street” kiddie videos aimed at kids as young as 6 months.

Said the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood:

“Sesame Beginnings’ will encourage babies’ devotion to TV characters that have been licensed to promote hundreds of other products.”

Um, …and? CHARACTERS.jpg

Keep in mind, we’re talking about Big Bird and Elmo here, not Marlboro Muppets stuffed with Virginia tabacky. One man’s opinion? If you really want a commercial free childhood, buy the kids a TiVo already.

(Incidentally, have you taken a good look at the Muppets’ Swedish Chef lately? Clearly, he’s mid-toke on some sticky bud. Now what kind of message does that send the kids, we ask you?)