By Caryn James | James on Screens October 9, 2012 at 10:53AM
Who would have thought that the possible firing of Big Bird would become a topic of national debate? (Yes, it sometimes takes threatening a puppet to create a political uproar.) After Mitt Romney’s threat to cut funding for PBS, Jon Stewart took a closer look at how Sesame Street is “indoctrinating our children,” as some right-wing-nuts have claimed. Teaching kids to share? That’s just a recipe for social dependency.
Here’s how Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver’s Muppet selves addressed the issue on that unmissable show, This Week With George Snuffleupagus.