Entertainment Sesame Street to introduce first retarded muppet

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Joeyjoejoe, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Joeyjoejoe

    Joeyjoejoe Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    75,406
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    9,967
    Likes Received:
    47,353
    "
    The gang from "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new member to the neighborhood — Julia, a girl who has bright orange hair and big green eyes.

    She also has autism.

    [​IMG] Marybeth Nelson / Sesame Workshop
    Julia is the latest creation from the Sesame Workshop, and she offers children a relatable character they can understand, whether they're living with autism or know someone who is.

    On Wednesday, "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children" was launched online, and Julia is just part of that educational and awareness initiative.


    "Children with autism are five times more likely to get bullied," Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior vice president of community and family engagement at Sesame Workshop, told People magazine. "And with one in 68 children having autism, that's a lot of bullying. Our goal is to bring forth what all children share in common, not their differences. Children with autism share in the joy of playing and loving and being friends and being part of a group."

    [​IMG] Sesame Workshop
    Kids can already get to know Julia through a new online storybook called "We're Amazing, 1, 2, 3!"

    In the story, fan favorite Muppet Elmo goes on a playdate with his pal Julia and helps another friend, Abby, understand Julia.

    [​IMG] Marybeth Nelson / Sesame Workshop
    "Elmo's daddy told Elmo that Julia has autism," he says. "So she does things a little differently. Sometimes Elmo talks to Julia using fewer words and says the same thing a few times. ... Oh, and sometimes Elmo waits a long time for Julia to answer."

    Knowing that, Abby finds it easy to make friends with Julia, too.

    But Julia's storybook isn't the only story available:


    "Sesame Workshop is uniquely positioned to play a meaningful role in increasing peoples' understanding about autism," Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of global impact and philanthropy at Sesame Workshop, said in a statement. "This project is an extension of the belief we've always promoted: 'We are all different, but all the same.' I am passionate about this initiative, and am so proud of the partnerships with the autism community that have led to this."

    See all the resources for parents, caregivers, teacher and kids at www.SesameStreet.org/Autism."
     
  2. TheHighHat

    TheHighHat Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11,839
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,766
    Likes Received:
    9,711
    You had me at "retarded muppet".

    Not leaving without the retarded muppet.
     
  3. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

    Reputations:
    58
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    79,568
    Likes Received:
    41,556
    I friggin' hate that Abby more than I hate that friggin' Mr. Noodle.
     
    TeeDonkey likes this.
  4. broccoli rob

    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

    Reputations:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    8,371
    Likes Received:
    13,135
    Your boyfriend Jim Florentine invented the retarded muppet, Robin....

    [​IMG]

    "I GOT MAIL... YAY!"
     
  5. broccoli rob

    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

    Reputations:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    8,371
    Likes Received:
    13,135
    Is it Julia the conquerer or Julia the slow adult?
     
  6. AcquiringSignal

    AcquiringSignal Girthy VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    65,511
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,933
    Likes Received:
    28,531
    Wonderful. Now all kids are going to want to have autism.
     
  7. slab0meat

    slab0meat negative creep

    Reputations:
    1,924
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    4,041
    Likes Received:
    4,870
    That Noodle looks like he shouldn't be around kids
     
  8. Tanks4Nutthin

    Tanks4Nutthin Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    392
    Wiggy, Slow, DiamondGoddess and 2 others like this.
  9. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon ♥♥♥♥ Gold

    Reputations:
    318,393
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    101,142
    Likes Received:
    94,127
    I thought Abby Kadabby was pretty retarded.
     
  10. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

    Reputations:
    82,464
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    34,893
    Likes Received:
    44,007
    The forehead needs to be bigger.
     
  11. YinzerMasshole

    YinzerMasshole Thread Vandal

    Reputations:
    246,158
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    11,371
    Likes Received:
    26,593
    .... that, and she sounds like a goddamn chainsmoker.
     
    DiamondGoddess and hidden dragon like this.
  12. YinzerMasshole

    YinzerMasshole Thread Vandal

    Reputations:
    246,158
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    11,371
    Likes Received:
    26,593
    Elmo and everything that came after him was a retarded muppet. They're not breaking new ground here.
     
  13. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon ♥♥♥♥ Gold

    Reputations:
    318,393
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    101,142
    Likes Received:
    94,127
    :giggle: yes she does!!!
     
  14. Divorce Chicken

    Divorce Chicken I've got angst in my pants VIP

    Reputations:
    57,327
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    19,598
    Likes Received:
    44,976
  15. AllAboutHim Ed

    AllAboutHim Ed #mypurpose VIP

    Reputations:
    17,286
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    7,773
    Likes Received:
    11,993
    The episode when she lights Grover on fire should be good. :munch:
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Do you like my car?

    Reputations:
    6,102
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    5,304
    Geez, looking like a young Ron Perlman.
     
    Beths Arab, DinnerSocks and Jayla like this.
  17. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales Missouri Boat Ride

    Reputations:
    650
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    1,033
    Florentine hit that one out of the park...all time hall of fame.
     
    00steven, PTRacing and AmishGirl like this.
  18. Pig

    Pig Pigs need luv to Gold

    Reputations:
    514,939
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    41,895
    Likes Received:
    42,199
    No silly. Autism and retardation are exactly the oppsite.
     
  19. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales Missouri Boat Ride

    Reputations:
    650
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    1,033
    Correction. A retarded kid touching muppet. :grad:
     
  20. Jayla

    Jayla It's not my circus, not my monkeys Gold

    Reputations:
    871,840
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    35,551
    Likes Received:
    79,414
    I can't make a joke here. I think that is nice.