So if you haven’t heard the news by now, the puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo (yes, that’s the guy…still can’t quite wrap my head around that one) resigned last week after a lawsuit was filed accusing him of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy.
This means that Sesame Street will have to find a new guy to do the voice – and although my two-year-old daughter can’t speak in coherent sentences and still craps her pants, she’s going to know something is up when “Elmo replacement guy” starts working those furry red arms. But I wonder: Sesame Street did just recently air an episode about how the characters deal with a hurricane that destroys Big Bird’s nest. Could this Elmo situation be turned into another “teachable moment”? Hmm. Probably not.
Regardless, as Elmo goes on his “sabbatical”, the rest of the Sesame Street cast will still be hard at work teaching the ABCs and 123’s. Here are some very creative Sesame Street themed t-shirts. See the entire collection from Threadless here.
“We’re Going to Need a Bigger Cookie” @ Threadless
“Oscar’s Hideout” @ Threadless
Brought to you by the letter “C” – Cookie Monster t-shirt @Threadless
(Hey, this would be a good gift for a kid whose name starts with the letter “C’)