Sesame Street Introduces New Broke-Ass, Hungry, Poverty-Stricken Muppet
Call it a sign of the times. Sesame Street is set to introduce a new poverty-stricken muppet for whom hunger issues will be a primary storyline. And we’re not talking about no J.Lo “appetite for loving is now her hunger pain” type of belly rumblings. No. This girl is just brrrrroke.
“Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,” said the Paisleys in a statement. “We are honored that Sesame Street, with its long history of tackling difficult issues with sensitivity, caring and warmth asked us to be a part of this important project.”
The special will include vignettes featuring real life families struggling with hunger and financial security in these uncertain economic times. For the record, 1 in 4 children in America are without access to affordable and nutritious food.
And no, Bert and Ernie are still not getting married. Thanks for asking though (AGAIN).
Is Lily a welcome addition to a diverse cast of characters with hands up their butts or the biggest early morning buzzkill in the history of television?