First of all, it appears that, after numerous site issues, we’re back up for the time being.
While we were down, a new Sesame Street character was announced:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of “Sesame Street”, the show said in a statement on Tuesday.
Pink-faced Muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called “Growing Hope Against Hunger,” to air Oct 9.
The new Muppet will bring awareness to the ongoing hunger struggles that families face in the United States, the show said.
“Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,” the Paisleys said in a statement.
Producers are keeping mum about what happens during the scene where the “food insecure” muppet meets the Cookie Monster. I’ll bet it gets pretty ugly.
I’m confused. Most of what I read on the topic of nutrition consists of study after study of how obese kids are these days. Now they’re starving? (I mean “food insecure”?)
Actually, sources tell me that the poverty-stricken muppet Lily will help the White House peddle “Let’s Move” and promote taxpayer funding to eliminate so-called food deserts. It’s just the show’s way of apologizing for how the characters treated the First Lady the last time she was on:
Related: If you get a chance, read Thomas Sowell’s The Hunger Hoax to see why Sesame Street first needs a muppet that is a welfare-state promoting sham artist.