Katy Perry’s Cleavage, Forever on Sesame Street

Katy, please cover up. I’m not sure who thought it would be a good idea for Katy Perry to wear such a skimpy dress on Sesame Street, but they must not have preschoolers. This summer, my two-year-old discovered Elmo, and all she wanted to do during our rainy August afternoons on Cape Cod was watch … Continue reading

Bert and Ernie: Just Friends

Sometimes a friend really is just a friend. The cover of the latest New Yorker begs to differ, presenting Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie as a closeted gay couple. This raises an important question: why must some adults project sexuality onto every relationship, including those between puppets for the preschool set? The conventional wisdom is … Continue reading