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Big Bird Caught in Crossfire at Presidential Debate

How does Big Bird feel about the controversy?

I’m putting this out there just so you know that we are a PBS and Sesame Street family. We love Elmo. We love Abby’s Flying Fairy School. We love Cookie Monster (especially the recent episode where he was eating veggies).

And of course, we love Big Bird.

I missed the debate last night, I have it recorded and will likely watch it one night when I can’t sleep. But, I got the highlights from the morning news shows. What I found out is Big Bird is endangered.

Mitt Romney pledged to cancel funding for PBS. He said he loves Big Bird but would cut subsidies for PBS. Such a move would directly affect a show like Sesame Street. I’m wondering how other shows like Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Super Why and Caillou would be affected. Actually, canceling Caillou may be good. He’s such a whiner.

I may have to invite Mr. Romney to my home if he is elected to have him explain to Sofie and Alejandro what happened to their favorite shows.

According to The Daily Beast, the debate will go down as “the Big Bird debate.”

Big Bird also became a topic of Twitter with some really good one-liners about the debate.

My favorite is from journalist Rich Klein:  “per Sesame Street, Big Bird has no comment b/c he is 6 and does not understand why he's in the news. I'm actually not making this up.”

So, what are your thoughts? Should funding to PBS be cut? Does Sesame Street even need a subsidy given how much merchandising is done?  What would life be like without Big Bird?

Brandt Hardin October 04, 2012 at 11:42 PM
The dynamic duo of Romney and Ryan would drive the entire economy into a nose dive as long as it benefits the richest Americans. They'll even destroy our beloved Big Bird and anything government-funded which stands in the way of making the rich richer. Income inequality is endangering the Middle Class and making paupers of us all who don’t have those millions upon millions of dollars. Read more about the role of Romney’s riches in this election and the power of his sacred undergarments at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html The working class of our country can’t AFFORD to allow this election to be bought and sold!
John Fernandes October 06, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Big Turd wants to fund his tax cut on the back of Big Bird. Mitt and Ann refuse to show their tax returns for 2005-2009, since their accountants said they paid about 14%, the only reason to hide those returns is the IRS amnesty for rich tax cheats with secret Swiss accounts. After the UBS whistle blower case the IRS let rich tax cheats "pay the fine" instead of trial for the felony they committed. Maybe they should be in the big house rather than the White House.

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