During Wednesday’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney revealed that the Sesame Street characters will be out of work if he has anything to do with it. He plans on cutting non-essential items like PBS, which also employs the debate’s moderator Jim Lehrer.
“I’m sorry Jim. I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS,” said Romney. “I’m gonna stop other things. I like PBS, I like Big Bird, I actually like you too.”
To which Big Bird replied with a bowed head of yellow feathered sadness.
The debate between President Obama and presidential hopeful Romney got the attention of 8-year-old Cecelia Crawford, who wasn’t having any of this. She appeals to Romney not to end her favorite show.
“Dear Mitt Romney, I saw you on the debate last night and you said you would cut off PBS Kids with Sesame Street on it,” writes Cecila. “It is was my favorite show on earth. But now I’m 8 years old. When I grow up I’m going to get married and I want my kids to watch it so do not cut it off. You find something else to cut off! Don’t hurt little kids. They need Sesame Stree where they can learn from it. Save Big Bird and his friends. Sincerely, Ceclia Arlene Crawford from Pike Road Alabama.”
So, Big Bird and his Sesame Street pals might have to find other work. Most likely, puppeting on the streets for spare change. Oscar the Grouch won’t be the only puppet living in a trash can. Bert and Ernie won’t be sharing that one-bedroom apartment anymore. Big Bird will most likely be panhandling in the streets, or resort to joining the the circus for vertically abnormal canaries. It would be a sad sad day, indeed.