Friday, October 29, 2010

'Sesame Street' TV Parodies: Old Spice, True Mud and More

Sesame Street exists on the premise that kids watch TV -- a lot of TV. The show merely takes advantage of couch potato-tendencies in order to educate and inform. It makes sense then that Sesame Street would parody just about everything already appearing on television for the education of the children.
The latest travesty to hit the internet? "Smell like a demon," a 49-second viral sensation last summer tribute to Old Spice.

Although oriented toward young children, Sesame Street has always excelled when it is entertaining as well as for parents of toddlers comes. We love Barney or teen parents to gouge out your eyes likely to cause are not talking about the program. No, Sesame Street has long understood that parents watch TV with their children. And street children has always tried as much as entertain the parents.

Sesame Street parodies the latest release of the Smell Like a Monster "last Thursday. Muppet version hunky Isaiah Mustafa replaced with Grover. Horse is a cow now. And clam up nose Grover tries to eat. However, the true difference is intent, Sesame Street is teaching children the word "but" rather attractive women for their husbands to buy body wash.

The result? An incredibly funny farce and a new viral video. Sesame Street videos on YouTube before the weekend, more than 1.4 million hits have been faux commercial.

Sesame Street parodies are not limited to just advertising. Children for decades has been to show more adult TV copy, and parodies have increased during the past few years. In most cases, parodied shows them as part of their viewing audience is not likely to count on young children.

Desperate Housewives? Mad Men? True Blood? Do not you think that such shows might lend itself to children's television. But perhaps it is time for education on the front a Sesame Street.

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