Normally I will not stand for any kind of besmirching of the Muppet or Sesame Street legacy. They’ve done far too much good and earned too much respect to be the target of an easy joke (I feel the same way about Billy Joel, incidentally another big influence during my youth). However, with the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street upon us, they had some fun with our (apparently left-wing) furry friends on The Colbert Report. Of course, their in-depth knowledge of the show and its characters shows true admiration and reverence, and clearly only devoted fans would be able to develop an argument for Grover as a proponent of same-sex marriage (however, I think the jury is still out on Bert & Ernie. Just because they lived together, sleeping in the same room all these years doesn’t mean they’re gay. I mean, do you know how much it costs to rent on Sesame Street? It’s pure economics. Also, Kip and Henry shared a room and no one said they were gay. And they were cross-dressers to boot).Vodpod videos no longer available.
And while we’re talking about Sesame Street, check out our friend Kieran Walsh’s thoughts on 40 years of Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the gang.