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Sesame Street Does Mad Men

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Yesterday we examined how Sesame Street, gearing up for its 40th anniversary, is preparing to conscript your children into Michelle Obama’s Khmer-Rouge-like farming collectives. Today, the show attempts to introduce children to Cheeveresque drama of white-collar angst, through its version of Mad Men:

This was brought to you by the letter P, for Pop Culture Parodies Your Kids Will Not Get. But I have to admire how in the skit, just like in Mad Men itself, Don Draper’s ad pitching is a direct reflection of his current emotional state: “The honey is all gone. The bear has nothing to eat. It makes me… sad.”

Just wait until he sees the little British Muppet get his foot run over by the little Muppet lawn tractor. Styrofoam bits flying everywhere!