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'Sesame Street' unveils muppet to teach kids about hunger -- PHOTO
Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/04/2011 | James Hibberd

Posted on 10/05/2011 7:25:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sesame Street has a new muppet who is hungry for more than just cookies.

The iconic kids show is set to unveil a new impoverished puppet named Lily, whose family faces an ongoing struggle with hunger issues. Lily will be revealed in a one-hour Sesame Street primetime special, Growing Hope Against Hunger, which is being sponsored by Walmart. The special will star country singer Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley, as well as the Sesame Street Muppets.

“Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,” said the Paisleys in a statement. “We are honored that Sesame Street, with its long history of tackling difficult issues with sensitivity, caring and warmth asked us to be a part of this important project.” The special will share the stories of real-life families to raise awareness of hunger issues in the United States, as well as strategies that have helped these families find food. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that 17 million American children — nearly 1 in 4 — have limited or uncertain access to affordable and nutritious food. Walmart is sponsoring the show as part of a $1.5 million grant toward the initiative and holding screenings in select communities.

The special is set to air nationwide on Oct. 9.


TOPICS: Education; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hunger; hungermuppet; sesamestreet
LILY, THE HUNGRY MUPPET

1 posted on 10/05/2011 7:25:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Food Insecurity”. *rolls eyes*

Proggies love semantics, don’t they? Ugh!


2 posted on 10/05/2011 7:28:26 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: SeekAndFind

Funny, the segement of our society that has the largest percentage of ‘Morbid Obesity’ are the ‘poor’.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 7:28:58 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Funny, the segment of our society that has the largest percentage of ‘Morbid Obesity’ are the ‘poor’.


4 posted on 10/05/2011 7:29:14 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Food insecurity? Hmm, I take that as meaning someone who overeats “comfort food” because he/she is insecure. Ah, the loveliness of political correctness.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

All eyes will be on Cookie Monster to share his cookies and Kermit to give up his legs so this poor muppet can eat.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 7:30:24 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SeekAndFind

Shut up and sing, Brad!


7 posted on 10/05/2011 7:30:31 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wouldn’t let my kids watch Sesame Street today. Pure indoctrination. I noticed Walmart is involved again. And another thing, Kimberly ruined Brad Paisley.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 7:30:49 AM PDT by Montanabound
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To: SeekAndFind

Is Sesame Street also going to introduce a bureaucratic regulator muppet, who aims to make sure that there are 27,000 words regulating the sale of cabbage, stipulating the fuel usage of harvesters, taxing carbon emissions of farm equipment, banning GMOs, and otherwise “ensuring food security?”


9 posted on 10/05/2011 7:30:56 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: SeekAndFind; SpinnerWebb

This character would be closer to the truth.

10 posted on 10/05/2011 7:31:28 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Hodar

It’s going to be some serious must-see TV when Lily the Hungry Muppet hunts down Big Bird, guts him, and roasts him on a spit.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 7:31:49 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: JoanneSD

This is racist!!!! showing a red headed girl.. a nappy black haired chick would not be allowed I understand,, but please lay off the red heads.. we are an endangered species..


12 posted on 10/05/2011 7:31:49 AM PDT by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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Teach the kiddies how to use their food stamps and get free meals at school.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 7:33:05 AM PDT by Rio
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To: Jonty30
"Kermit to give up his legs so this poor muppet can eat"

"1 leg, 2 legs.... ah ah ah ah..."

They can also just roast up ol'e Miss Piggy.

14 posted on 10/05/2011 7:33:55 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: coloradan

RE: Is Sesame Street also going to introduce a bureaucratic regulator muppet

I don’t see why not. They already had Ralph Nader as Consumer Advocate who was part of the song : “Who are the people in your neighborhood?”

See here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d82WKtGjJBA


15 posted on 10/05/2011 7:34:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: montyspython

They can go ‘Dumpster Dining’ in Oscar’s garbage can.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 7:36:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Hungry? She looks stuffed to me!


17 posted on 10/05/2011 7:36:39 AM PDT by whatexit
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To: SeekAndFind

They should have made the puppet obese. It is rather comical to me that our poorest are the most obese, yet they claim to have “food insecurity.”


18 posted on 10/05/2011 7:39:03 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Problem is.... She’s not fat enough.

As we know; there are no hungry children in America. There are children with idiot parents who malnourish them with junk food and sugared-up sodas - but no truly hungry children.

And the kids who do have “food insecurities”? They are obese like their idiot parents.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 7:39:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: whatexit
Hungry? She looks stuffed to me!

Oh my...that's pretty good.
20 posted on 10/05/2011 7:41:40 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: JoanneSD

Harumph! Harumph!


21 posted on 10/05/2011 7:41:43 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,”
This entire BS article makes me want to barf: Where's Sam Kinison when you need him?

22 posted on 10/05/2011 7:43:11 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Evil, Rich Cookie Monster keeping po Dreadlock Lilly down and hungry.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 7:43:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: SeekAndFind

24 posted on 10/05/2011 7:43:59 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: dfwgator
The New and Improved socialist Sesame Street.


25 posted on 10/05/2011 7:48:16 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lily has an X-Box, iPod, smart-phone, and $200 sneakers. The female that gave birth to her has 4 more babies from different daddies.

When not disrupting class 2-3 times per week, they can be found hanging on Sesame street looking to “Hook-up” and follow in mom’s footsteps.

They all live rent-free and pay nothing for there 3,000 calorie/day diets of fats and carbs. The only “food insecurity” they may have is low self-esteem, obesity, and diabetes.

That’s why she is portrayed as a redhead of Scandanavian descent.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 7:53:56 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: SeekAndFind

A few Saturdays ago, my wife babysat the 4 year old daughter of a friend of ours. I was out back taking down an old rotted cherry tree in the back yard, and our little guest was very upset with me, and told me “You shouldn’t cut down trees because they are habitat!”. She was upset enough that I took a break from my chainsaw until after she had gone home.

It was clear to me that I could not win, the little one was not going to listen to any explanation I had to offer about why it was sometimes necessary to cut down trees, or the useful things we do with them, or how this one was not going to waste because I was going to burn the good parts in the woodstove.

At four years of age she was already very well programmed to believe that cutting down any tree was bad, and that’s all she knew. I have no idea where she got that, but I can probably guess...


27 posted on 10/05/2011 8:02:05 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

An image popped into my head of a prostrate Lily with Michelle Obama’s black boot on her neck.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 8:14:16 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Bean Counter

RE: “You shouldn’t cut down trees because they are habitat!”.

Does the little 4 year old understand what the word — HABITAT means?

She’s got quite a vocabulary at that age.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 8:23:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Bean Counter
BC you were too soft on her. It is your house and your tree. Had it been me I would have cut the thing down no matter how much she cried. Would have done her some good in the long run. She will get over it and more than likely will help her get over this enviromential wacko crap. You should have told your wife to take her in the house while you made firewood. Enough is enough. Don't cater to the morons. I don't.
30 posted on 10/05/2011 8:26:50 AM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hungry kids are not much of a problem in this country. We didn't see too much obesity in young children that we do now.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 8:30:30 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The new muppet looks exactly HOW Michelle Obama says we should all look.

Maybe they are promoting food insecurity.

Of course they could have used this puppet and covered both food insecurity and terrorism:


32 posted on 10/05/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard that they renamed “Cookie Monster” to “Trash Monster” or “Green Monster” or something, because they thought “Cookie Monster” might encourage kids to eat cookies ( < gasp! > the HORROR!!!). Anyone know if this is true?


33 posted on 10/05/2011 8:38:54 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Spruce

The new American leisure class do not suffer from low self-esteem. They suffer from envy induced by excessive vanity. The unemployable need a huge dose of humility and lower self-esteem, and to learn how to say thank you to the American taxpayer. Happiness at any wealth level is a choice, a conscious choice to stop wallowing in envy.


34 posted on 10/05/2011 8:56:04 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: SeekAndFind
"Hi, I'm Lily the hungry puppet. Hey kids, let's go to a Walmart Anywhere U.S.A. My my, look at all the people walking around with pillows on their stomachs. What, those are actually their real stomachs? What a lot of fat hogs!!! Where are the poor, starving wretches? They must be lining the streets by the millions asking for crusts of bread from passersby. Although we didn't see any on our way here. But I did see some bedraggled guy with a Will Work For Food Sign at an intersection. In the background was a fast food place looking for help. Does that make any sense?"

I've actually seen a guy with the "will work for food" sign standing at an intersection with a fast food restaurant in the background asking for help.

35 posted on 10/05/2011 9:06:17 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SeekAndFind
“Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,”

I guess the Swedish Chef won't be chopping wildly and sending morsels of food flying into the air any more. < rolls eyes >

36 posted on 10/05/2011 9:09:16 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does any kid still watch PBS with all the kids channels on TV?


37 posted on 10/05/2011 1:54:56 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SeekAndFind

(s) That is sexist because it is encouraging girls not to eat so they can meet the fashion model stereotypes. Perhaps they should have a bulimia muppet too?(/s)


38 posted on 10/06/2011 12:58:55 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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