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Just to lighten things up a bit,

Reprinted from tensionbreaker.com: How the Recession Affects Sesame Street

  • After its expenses come under increased government oversight, the number 4 pulls its sponsorship.
  • Cookie Monster being replaced by his cousin, Ramen Noodle Monster.
  • Elmo’s World downsized to Elmo’s Corner.
  • Bob finally forced into retirement.
  • Zoe replaced with an orange sock from the Dollar Store.
  • Grover teaches Abby Cadabby about last and first. Specifically, “Last In, First Out.”
  • Hoopers Store out-sources its operations to workers living on Galli Galli Sim Sim.
  • Thanks to a 50% off liquidation sale, all Double-U’s are now U’s.
  • As more residents move into garbage cans, Oscar complains about gentrification.
  • Count Von Count indicted on charges of counting some bats twice.
  • After being laid off, Baby Bear just sits around watching the Telly all day… which makes Telly even more nervous than usual.
  • In order to pay the bills, Grover forced to take on 8th job.

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About the Author: Christine Haskell

Christine is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft with several years experience in the .com industry. She recently started social venture labs, an idea incubator for those leading small mission-driven businesses or organizations looking to create relationships, share ideas and [...]

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