Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall, I Mean, Sesame Street

Like lots of Americans, I've been watching the growing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the country. They're lashing out against the growing income inequity in this country, and the perception that the playing field isn't level any more, that the big wigs are calling all the shots, at the expense of the rest of us.
Bert runs afoul of police during Occupy Wall Street
or Sesame Street protests

It was inevitable these protests would spread to Sesame Street, as can be seen in this photo blog. Muppets unite!   Great photoshopping, anyway.

Where will the protests spread to next? Maybe the Brady Bunch will get involved. But probably not. It would just devolve into Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.

I suppose the Teletubbies could get involved, but I don't think they can chant much. They just make those weird noises, so they might be ineffective. I also don't think Tinky Winky would make a great protest spokescreature.

I think the Looney Tunes characters from the Bugs Bunny Road Runner Hour would be great at this.  The coyote could give the ill-fated Acme products to the Wall Street bigwigs, and the Road Runner would then chase the big wigs to hilarious, explosive results.

Bugs Bunny can go onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, say "Nyah, What's up doc?" then throw a carrot into the works, setting off a chain of events that throws every hedge fund in the world into total disarray.

I don't trust Elmer Fudd with his gun. He'd probably yell about the Second Amendment, and team up with the hedge fund managers and chant "Kill the wabbit!"

It could get violent.

Then Pepe LePew could come onto the floor of the NYSE and save the day. I don't think the super rich tolerate skunks that well.

There could also be some infighting. I think Tweetie Bird and Sylvester the Cat would be too busy fighting each other to fight for justice.  But these kinds of protests always have their share of internal discord, so they'll work it out.

The best part of the Looney Tunes protest would come from the Tazmanian Devil. Just unleash him in the opulent penthouses in the Upper East Side and watch him single handedly bring down the rich and powerful.

I don't know if any of this is plausible, but hell, you've got to make social change fun somehow, right?

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