I realized in horror yesterday that the Cookie Monster on Sesame Street is no more. Well, he still exists but he’s no cookie maniac anymore. (At least not in the US.) It already died a few years ago but I simply didn’t know.

Apparently, some sick bureaucrats without any childhood thought that a monster who constantly eats cookies is not the kind of role model that modern kids should grow up with. A similar fate seems to have struck Oscar the Grouch, a maniacally depressed monster who lives in a trashcan. Again, not exactly the usual role model in time of political correctness.

I don’t know the current status on German TV. Can anybody tell me?