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Oscar the friendly recycle monster ?

Posted by officialericcrooks - May 24th, 2022

Could you imagine a fluffy version of Oscar the Grouch singing Taylor Swift's " Shake it Off " but it's about recycling ? Is " I Love Trash " problematic, taboo, controversial & cancel culture now ? :(

Oscar the friendly recycle monster ? I don't think so.

Someone could easily look at the current version / new video and be like " Oh how cute ! Oscar & Grover are dancing together, that means they are FRIENDS ! AWWW ! "

That's not what it was like in the original !

THIS IS Oscar & Grover in the original ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXBkJC-Zscg

So is this ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_QVPdWstIk

Oscar was beyond a GROUCH ! It's no wonder he was thrown down the stairs ! https://youtu.be/USUjEXfTqf4?t=603 

Even before " One of these things is not like the other " , Oscar's brother says " F**kin' SICK ! " https://youtu.be/xGYil8o88H4?t=569

Oscar even insulted advertisers in front of a nervous Dick Cavett.


Everything is LITERALLY reboot , changed , commodified , cancel culture , controversial & problematic.

Perhaps Oscar's trash can insults the scientific / objective minded.

It's a paranormal supernatural phenomenon vortex of some sort !


Sesame Street has changed since the 1990s ( Tickle Me Elmo era ) due to competition to keep the show on the air after 20 something episodes ( it's mentioned in the book Street Gang ).

Whenever people see puppets, people IMMEDIATELY think " little kids stuff ". More so regarding people's general perception of Sesame Street. That's right it's still called Sesame Street, not ELMO'S WORLD ! 

The art of Puppetry has a tradition in satire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBCvG1AXU8

And the original Sesame Street ( & The Muppets in general ) were VERY FUNNY & ENTERTAINING !

Anyway the whole idea of Oscar the Grouch becoming Oscar the friendly recycle monster reminds me of how Cookie Monster could be seen as " Veggie Monster ".


The current version just confirms everyone's stereotypical view on this show for " little kids ".

Classic Sesame Street / Old School Sesame Street was TOTALLY DIFFERENT !

There's lots of stuff that's entertaining for adults. It's comedy, rock & pop music, etc. The Muppets were known for general audiences because that's how the entertainment industry used to be.



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