Monday, December 24, 2012
This week (this article was updated December 13, 2012), Sesame Street debuted a video online in which Muppet Abby Cadabby talks about her parents’ divorce. The video marks the first time the show has tackled the subject of divorce. However, the show has no plans to air the video on television, at least not in the near future. The show airs segments on TV that are applicable to all children. Their previous attempt of spotlighting it had a horrible outcome. In 1992, the show created a segment depicting Snuffleupagus’ parents breaking up and Snuffy being unsure of whose cave he would live in. It never made it past the preschool-aged focus group; it made the children confused and in tears.
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