Skip to comments.Elmo And Friends To Help Military Families (Elmo's dad goes off to war)
Posted on 07/14/2006 6:36:08 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
WASHINGTON -- You know the deal: Your kid asks a question on a touchy subject. You squirm and dodge the issue.
With a little help from Elmo, Sesame Street is urging parents to level with their little ones _ especially those in military families trying to deal with Mom or Dad's lengthy deployment overseas.
"Our goal is to really get military families with young children ... to talk about the different stages of deployment with their children, not only talk about it but prepare them for it," said Jeanette Betancourt, vice president of content design at Sesame Workshop, which produces Sesame Street.
Sesame Workshop has produced a DVD, in both English and Spanish, that will be distributed free to military families next month. CEO Gary Knell was to announce details Friday in Houston, joined by officials of Wal-Mart, which has committed $1.5 million to the project.
(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...
Bert and Ernie, of course, fall under "don't ask, don't tell."
The clock is ticking on Elmo's dad. He's a dead man.
This is the most retarded thing I have ever heard. Elmo should be sent off to war instead.
Coming from Sesame Street I don't doubt there is a leftist slant somewhere.
AP - Insurgents have captured a USO convoy en route to Tikrit in Iraq. Witnesses say an IED blew the first vehicle in the convoy, and insurgents on foot quickly swarmed the other military vehicles.
The convoy was carrying, among other entertainers, famed Sesame Street star Elmo.
Al-Jazeera has released this image which it says was anonymously slipped into their mailbox.
Terrorists say, quote "Give us what we want, or we will tickle him to death."
No word of military response yet, and no reaction from the Pentagon.
REUTERS - In a surprising move, America's favorite red monster has been released from the hold of insurgents in Iraq. Elmo was kidnapped two days ago in Iraq while en route to Tikrit to perform for the troops. Insurgents had threatened to torture or kill him, but he was found unharmed yesterday by a division of troops on patrol.
I'm glad I reloaded the page before I posted my comment. I was going to say "How will Elmo's Dad explain to Elmo when he puts a few rounds into one of Osama's leading lieutenants?"
"Elmo loves his M-16, his grenades too.."
When he comes back home he will have to smoke pot to deal with the PTSD!
Forget Elmo - who's the hottie in green with the First Lady?
He's got a dad, but that's about as far as I'm going to take that. I know there are anatomical difficulties with most muppets, including Kermit, but I refuse to speculate.
I don't know about Elmo's political affiliation, but I know Elmo believes in his creator, because his creator usually has his hand inside his entire body.
What a bunch of crudgemudges this morning! :)
Sesame Street is a daily occurrence in our home. I'm actually surprised at the lack of slant in the last year and half. I seem to recall that it had definitely tilted from when I was a kid (I'm first generation SS). Now, that doesn't mean that I appreciate Kofi, Rosie, or a lot of the guests. But I was quite surprised to see Israel as a place Grover visited (He travels the globe). Previously it had been several places in the middle east but not Israel. The few occassions it has gotten too one worldish, we just turn it off,
I could do without Elmo, but my daughter loves him.....
Never seen that! That's hilarious!!
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