Yesterday kicked off the first episode of the 38th season. I was excited to see the new episodes with the kids and enjoy the new sketches and jokes. Sesame Street!? What happened? You totally changed the song in the beginning to a hip-hop number!? You took away Cookie Monster and the Letter of the Day! How are we supposed to KNOW what the letter is without C.M. inhaling the cookie and Prairie Dawn vainly attempting to stop him? Grover is now only appearing only as “Super Grover” and no longer letting us tag along for cultural adventures! How am I supposed to learn my French?
Also, if you are going to have a kids’ show, please oh please DON’T show a sketch featuring Brian Williams doing a spoof of ‘The Nightly News’! My kids think I changed the channel to “Watchanews!” You should have seen the looks I got – as if I had thrown my son’s prized binkie and my daughter’s cherished blankie down the garbage disposal! Betrayal and hurt. We thought maybe yesterday was a fluke, and that they just ran out of time with all the “special guests”: Tina Fey, Brian Williams, and R&B singer Chris Brown. But today, same thing! Matt Lauer and Fred Newman.
We’re still watching, but we are sure hoping that Cookie and Grover come home soon! Are they ill? Do they need directions on how to get to